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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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. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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!

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

Quick, fire the videographer!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 19th comment
On photo Forking Good in DigitalTed's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

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

Direct 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!

Direct 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)
In reply to:

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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 116th comment
On ChallengeEntry:929953 (9 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 05:14 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)

If you speak Indian you might get further?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)

Filed a complaint with PayPal after no help from Corel.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)

After 60 minutes and 3 phone calls I still can't install ParticleShop! Windows 10. I have PS CS6. Now I have to deal with PayPal. Yuck! It downloads the exe file but about half way threw the install it hangs. Restarted the computer, deleted the old exe file, and tried to install version 2. Same after deleting version 2 and version 3.

What a piece of junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On photo Surfing dolphins in the Mammals up close and personal challenge (9 comments in total)

Wow. I love this shot! I used to do these flip turns when body surfing what we called "shore breakers". Hopefully you land on your feet.

Makes me want to travel to Aussie land!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 4th comment
On ChallengeEntry:924250 (11 comments in total)

Very, very nice!

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 01:38 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Looking for TRI-X effect in the VSCO FILM 01 challenge (6 comments in total)

Tri-X had a very long toe. This image goes to black way too fast. Made a living shooting this film for sports.
Nice image, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 4th comment

I actually tested my copy of this lens at 10' using a 2' x 3' ISO 12233 chart and found it excellent at 80mm - where I will probably be using it the most. The CA can be instantly mitigated without losing resolution using ACR, but it is there to some extent. All-in-all, as good a DX lens as I have tested (probably 15 or so). And yes, this would include my Sigma 17-50 which I gave to my wife. Excellent lens, but not quite as good as the Nikon 16-80.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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