Steve Bingham

Steve Bingham

Lives in United States Payson, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired Photo Instructor. Now does Fine Art Photo
Has a website at www.dustylens.com
Joined on May 25, 2001
About me:

Second web site:
www.ghost-town-photography.com

I have been actively involved in all aspects of digital photography for the past 23 years. Used Photostyler before Adobe bought them out and came out with Photoshop 2.5 for the PC (now use PS CC). I currently use the Nikon D7200 and D7200 (wife's) with the Nikon 14-24mmf2.8, Nikon f2.8 24-70, Nikon 12-24 f4, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4, Nikon 70-200mm VR f2.8, Nikon 300mm f4, Nikon 105mm VR, as well as a Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro and Tamro 2.8 28-75. . . and others. I change lenses often. Velbon Carmagne carbon tripod coupled with a Kirk head. Epson 3880 and 2880 (wife's), and a wide format Epson 7900. Flash is Nikon SB800 and Sigma EF500 with 5' umbrellas in the field, etc. Studio units are Elinchrome 1200 ws with 3' x 4' soft boxes.

I am an over-the-hill, retired photography instructor (MS in Photography from Brooks Institute). I no longer do corporate reports, weddings, portraits, stock photos, catalogues, or submit to magazines. I just shoot for FUN! (http//www.dustylens.com) (http//www.ghost-town-photography.com)
For this reason the nature of my work has changed. It no longer appeals to the average person. Some hate it. Some love it. It matters not. Even as I review my own work I can see some photos are very weak - and some are excellent. Funny thing is, few people agree with me on which is which!!! And that`s good.

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On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)

A really great review! Thank you. No camera is perfect. Nice to see the real pros and cons.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Black or nothing!!!!! You are wasting your time. Why not test lenses - like you were set up to do?

True, Simon. And I have greatly appreciated your efforts. However, I understand that you have/had an agreement with DXOmark to test lenses? Do you see a decrease in the use of this website?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Black or nothing!!!!! You are wasting your time. Why not test lenses - like you were set up to do?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies

I got money says the color doesn't stay neutral.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

Sierravin, I have way more sense than to screw up a perfectly good Rubicon on Jaws. Mistakes are way too expensive. :) Watching is more fun! By the way, I certainly would not put the Toyota 4runner in the same class as a Rubicon - especially one properly equipped. 4 wheel lockers are everything in the serious rocks.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Bingham: Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

:>) Yep! I have 2 jeeps now but finally grew too old for my Jeep Rubicon. It took me places I had no business going to (4 wheel lockers and aggressive tires).

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)

Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies

A-series IQ3 100MP system is available now, and is priced at $56,000 with the 35mm lens. Man, that's a lot of bread! I'll pass. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On photo Forking Good in DigitalTed's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Thanks, Ted. I kind of figured that. I guess some are using their laptops and placing plastic onto the white screen. In any case, I sure like it! Nice job. And thanks again. I love your creative spirit!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 1st comment

Quick, fire the videographer!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 20th comment
On photo Forking Good in DigitalTed's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

How was this taken? steve@krim-fm.com
Thanks

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo _DSC3119-Edit-Edit xx in qunamax's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Looks like you have an excellent copy. Most aren't so lucky!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: THis is a little long for DPreview so will have to split into two threads, one in reply

So many badly informed opinions it gives me a headache.

1- Super 8 cartrigdes can still be bought from different brands although limited and at £25-£30 a pop

2- Film Schools still teach the format

3- It still has a depth of colour that digital still struggles to get

4- There were Super 8 SOUND cartridges! But you could use a separate recorder as is the case in my Cosina Magic Sound (and many others)

5-You can develop Super 8 at home. Tanks still exist and can be bought on eBay, many new. Use a reversal process or if you feel experimental, you can cross develop with many available developing kits that you would use for stills photography (it's film for God's sake!) and scan at home (there are 3rd party adapters to use flatbeds, although it's a long process). Many Super 8 emulsions were e6 process and some still are.

Take two aspirins and call me in the morning. This should help your headache.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Kodak discovers a new/old way to go bankrupt AGAIN.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 85th comment
On photo Cali in the Artistic Pregnancy challenge (7 comments in total)

I like it. Nice pose and lighting. Hair lighting needs a little help - not much.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Woodland Path in the A fresh take challenge (23 comments in total)
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Shifter: Sums up what is so wrong about photography these days. It's not about capturing a moment in time - it's about manipulating it.

You might want to read up on the history of photography. Photographers have been seriously manipulating their images for generations. They used a darkroom and other methods.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On photo DSC_0237 in kasiaj's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

It looks like your flash is dominating when it goes off. What flash unit and what setting? I would guess that the flash is set incorrectly. I see decent exposure when it doesn't go off, and blown exposure when it fires. This would tell me it either didn't have enough time to charge (no flash) and too much flash when it goes off. Looks like a flash issue as opposed to a camera issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 21:08 UTC as 1st comment

Nice article - and long overdue. With references like Iliah Borg, you certainly did your homework.

As for Ednaz mentioning Jay Maisel not shooting raw. Nonsense. Jay has been shooting digital since AT LEAST 1999. In fact, in Popular Photography's December 1999 issue there is a fine article, "Digital Comes of Age", where my digital work is shown side-by-side with Jay's work. What an honor! Jay is truly one of America's great photographers. I am not!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 116th comment
On ChallengeEntry:929953 (8 comments in total)

Love it!

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)

So . . . because of some other Windows 10 problems I reinstalled Windows 7. Nope, no luck here either. Half way through the install it hangs. Simply a bad product . . . and pushed by dpreview for $$ advertising. Shame.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 05:14 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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