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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  • 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 ...
  • Osvaldo, I performed a crude test with my 60. Pointing the camera upward, I put a 52/58 thread converter on top of my (filterered) 60. Shot the ceiling wide open, f6 and f9, and never saw ...
  • All good points, especially the point about G lenses. Momentary lack of reason. :-)
  • No, not without huge vignetting, and likely without the ability to get anything in focus, since the focus plane would be somewhere in front of the image sensor. Extension tubes (even a short 12mm ...
  • M-series Leicas--at least the film versions--had a focal plane shutter, just like SLRs and DSLRs. The Leica difference is that there's no mirror slap, and that's a big part of the ...
  • Visited Thomas Edison's laboratory in W. Orange, NJ last weekend. It's a national historic site and full of retro goodness. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, ...
  • I worked photo retail for long time, and part of that business was trading up customers' UV filter purchases. We'd have a coated and non-coated filter next to a lightbox. Hold each filter in front ...
  • I've had corrective coatings on my opthalmic lenses for many years, and found the chief benefit to be when working in front of a computer (glare suppression). Other places where the AR coatings ...
  • This post belongs in the lighting forum. You'll get an answer if you post there. Not sure if an admin can move it for you.
  • There were several good years in the stock photo business for me, centered around 2007 through 2012. Business has fallen off as the market got saturated. It's very difficult to get one's work ...
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