Cerumen

Cerumen

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Has a website at www.delmar.photos
Joined on Mar 10, 2005

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  • The lenses, at wider apertures, render the scene differently. At f8, you're likely not to notice the difference, especially on smaller prints.
  • The starfish shot below is with the 20mm 3.5 and K1.I doubt I was at min focus distance, but whenever you put any extension tube on, the focus ring has less control. The mushroom shot is with the ...
  • When talking about "radiation," the first distinction should address ionizing radiation versus non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is able to bring atomic changes (liberating electrons), ...
  • I post online, primarily FB and my own site, for one reason: to get better. I won't post if I don't have images that I like--that show my best work. If I haven't posted for a week or so, I pull ...
  • Thanks, Tom. No, this is just a single frame, shot fairly open (for macro) at 5.6. I was intentionally wide to draw attention to the tattered wing, worn by pollen season.
  • I've been happy with the 60mm af-s since the day I bought it, and use it instead of any of the typical 50s. It's flexible and fast enough, good bokeh, silent AF, fairly light weight, nano, and ...
  • One of the advantages of some Sigma lenses (any in the "Global Vision" series) is the USB dock that can update the lens's firmware without having to send the lens away. The USB dock is primarily ...
  • My favorite light pack: Nikon 20mm f1.8 Sigma 35 f1.4 Art Nikon 180mm f2.8 AF
  • Just got back from using this lens in Arizona. Very happy with it at all apertures. Light and sharp, and with its close focus, very flexible. A keeper.
  • They're fireflies, or "lightning bugs."
  • Thanks, Uzman. New Jersey on a warm night, a few days a year. -- Eric www.delmar.photos
  • Thanks, George. It is a "great thing to do," but not only in the "nice-to-volunteer" sense; photo-volunteering sharpens your chops in this nutty hobby. Lots of thinking about light sources. I've ...
  • OP here. Thank you everyone for providing your own volunteer stories, as well as your nice words for the portfolios I shared. I'll continue this project. No deadline, and there are always new ...
  • Thanks, soufiej, those bug pictures are the result of several summers in the yard. They're all live subjects. The trick is to move slowly, carry some big, soft light , and use extension tubes.
  • Thanks, Mark. I've read your posts here for years. BTW, I had read a David Hobby (Strobist) piece years ago about doing volunteer work, and it had always stuck with me as a bucket list item, and ...
  • Thanks, CrashPC and MJW1. Regarding the toothy shots: those are personal keepers, not part of the shelter photo distribution. Hang out with these animals often enough and you catch their candid ...
  • Created discussions Volunteer work?
    Wondering if others here have ever donated volunteer photo work at a local animal shelter. For the last six months, every few weeks I've been shooting portraits of cats and dogs at my local place, ...
  • I agree with Abrak, above, that Squarespace is very easy to set up and maintain. Squarespace was the app I used to build my site: www.delmar.photos Re: the OP's question of securing a domain name, ...
  • I've been selling stock images since 2007, and read the stock blogs regularly. I can tell you that there are very few satisfied stock photographers anymore. The market got oversaturated. There is ...
  • Almost certainly, the smaller sensor produces a noisier image than the larger sensor (for equivalent MP). You won't always be shooting in quality light. Another thing to consider is working with ...
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