Cerumen

Cerumen

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

Cerumen's recent activity

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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