jess shudup

jess shudup

Lives in United States The Southwest Desert, United States
Works as a retired (once a work-a-day pro)
Joined on Apr 18, 2010

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  • Here is another version- A test image (v. small file) The same background can provide many different looks. :)
  • Yup.  Like this time I walked into the dining room and saw the bottle and a glass of beer on the table.  I thought "mmm- a beer sounds good." But no, I forced myself to take photos first - Shoot ...
  • Created discussion thread Small sensor background workaround-
    Vase, flower, etc. The background was only about 3' from the vase- so I made it move up. down, right, left, etc. :) lotsa variations, never the same! Still life rules!
  • I could/should have called it- "Stuff on a table in front of a nifty background". I am trying work-arounds to get a soft, out-of-focus background; this is one of the first to kind of work. The ...
  • Created discussion thread More practice with still life
    Simple composition with flower Weird things going on with uploads to dpreview... "pixel dust" being added!? :)
  • Replied in that 70's shot
    Okay, taken with a Nikon camera in the last year- pushed Ektachrome up close :)
  • No, everyone does not know that. The only solution is... (wait for it)... more light. You understand wrong.  f:1.8 is "faster" than f:2.8 . Nothing more, nothing less. You really need to learn ...
  • Created discussion thread Got spicy?
    Stuff on a tabletop- green chiles...vine-ripened tomatoes. HOT Green Chile Salsa. :)
  • Replied in RGB
    Thanks, Andre. The darkness has been a result of not printing the image right away.  I adjust for the print so if I don't make a print, I am up against the uncertainties of my monitor, which needs ...
  • Replied in RGB
    Yup, I think I will have to explore focus stacking. I encountered a myriad of obstacles with this shot, foremost was not knowing what I was after when setting up. And the light, the background, the ...
  • Created discussion thread RGB
    Still playing with the still life thing- Strawberries and jalapeno RGB (and black!) (No, DOF was not enuf for pepper to strawberry sharpness, oh well- that is what play is for.) Next time, I'm ...
  • Replied in Whatever- NT
  • if you want to shoot at 50mm equiv. all the time. Just what are you asking, and what are you shooting? And what are you hoping to do? Some examples would illuminate... :-| What if you need or want ...
  • Created discussion thread Playing with my food
    I know I shouldn't ... Getting back in the still life mode, I  made "compositions" with these fruits and things over breakfast a couple times before getting out the ol' window light- It's a start A ...
  • Created discussion thread Well I guess we've started a new one-
    Year's done, another year begins. Make photos. Have fun. Learn. (I wish!) Some cups "Art does not reproduce the visible, rather it makes visible". * Not sayin' anything except- I'm keeping my eyes ...
  • "What a buncha carp", said the dyslectic fisherman, as he pulled in the net. :)
  • Absotively. And, seeing that it is late night on a New Year's weekend, I have decided that only two options are available: 1) Demand full refund. 2) Hunger strike! I need to lose a few anyway ... :)
  • Created discussion thread Long, long ago-
    I hadn't a clue but I went out and about.  I wandered, I looked, and I shot. Stairs at ASU-West :)
  • Replied in Two Reds
    I don't understand. To what end? Black, white, and red Contrast for the sake of contrast is artifice. I could easily shoot it to look like this. Different shots, different results. I wanted the ...
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