Wm Leddon Studios

Joined on Sep 1, 2011

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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I don't notice any difference in ease of reading with a white background. The white background now makes the website look like every other website out there and doesn't stand out from the crowd. Lastly, the images pop more when they are on a black background as opposed to white or any other color. There is just a lack of impact when on white, even high key images. I also agree with the previous post in that colored text on black backgrounds is extremely hard to read. Maybe you could incorporate a preference setting to be able to select white if you would rather have that.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

I photograph Architectural Interiors & Exteriors, Fine Art Landscapes, and Environmental Portraits. I own a Canon 5D11 that does only an acceptable job for what I do. I passed on the 5D111 and will be passing on the new 5DS & 5DS R they do not address my needs.

There was an article posted by Nic Granleese's Blog headlined with the question is the Canon DDS R architectural photographers have been waiting for? Well not for me. I always find myself in precarious positions in order to get the prospective I want. One never photographs landscape or portrait compositions from a full standing position. Almost on every shoot I'm on, the camera is in a position where I can't see the LCD screen. The defiance to incorporate a fully articulating rear LCD screen on any professional camera is irresponsible.

Would love to see this camera mirrorless, converters made available for prime major brand lenses, a no AA filter option, w. Sony-Like dynamic range & low light performance AT MINIMUM.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 81st comment | 6 replies
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Wm Leddon Studios: I am a professional photographer of 35 years. I have been struggling over the last several years competing in this cut throat industry with shoot and burn, and unskilled amateur photographers. Therefore I don't have the volume of work I usually enjoy. When I am working on a photographic assignment, I need to have the necessary software to do the best job. When I'm not working, I don't want to have to continue to pay for software when I'm not generating income to support the ongoing monthly cost from Adobe. Also when I'm not working on an assignment, I am constantly researching and experimenting new techniques to improve image quality and test inkjet papers.

With this current Adobe pricing structure, it takes the choice away from me to upgrade to newer versions or not, and afford to continue to use a product even when business is slow or non existent.

It's not really a win for me at all if this move by Adobe weeds out the amateurs. The endless hours I spend refining my product means nothing to the modern consumer. All of my efforts go unappreciated by my commercial and portrait clients alike.

Mediocrity is the new standard for quote, "professional photography". All you need is a soccer mom with a camera. I recently watched an infomercial promoting canvas printing of your digital point and shoot camera and saying you don't need a professional photographer anymore.

The amount of time I spend refining images to produce a beautiful 40 x 60 canvas is only to satisfy my own standards and self satisfaction.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 00:20 UTC

I am a professional photographer of 35 years. I have been struggling over the last several years competing in this cut throat industry with shoot and burn, and unskilled amateur photographers. Therefore I don't have the volume of work I usually enjoy. When I am working on a photographic assignment, I need to have the necessary software to do the best job. When I'm not working, I don't want to have to continue to pay for software when I'm not generating income to support the ongoing monthly cost from Adobe. Also when I'm not working on an assignment, I am constantly researching and experimenting new techniques to improve image quality and test inkjet papers.

With this current Adobe pricing structure, it takes the choice away from me to upgrade to newer versions or not, and afford to continue to use a product even when business is slow or non existent.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:03 UTC as 444th comment | 3 replies
On photo MCX_4867s in the O is for Open challenge (2 comments in total)

My wife and I purchased some of the most beautiful Navajo necklaces here from a young Navajo woman who had her young daughter with her at the time. All the jewelry was displayed on a hand made rug on the floor. I've stopped here many times while on some of my photographic trips out west. It's cool to spot this photo here on DP. Thanks for posting, brings back memories. Saw my first scorpion here. On my prior trips, this was unoccupied. I always loved the way the shelter was built into the boulder. I have told the story of this place many times to friends and family. I have a few images of it on negative from back in the day. I'll have to try and dig them out sometime and scan them.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 20:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article The Art of HDR photography, part 4 (14 comments in total)

People missed the point of shooting RAW at first too. We could have just shot with film and sent our images to fotomat. But no, serious photographers custom printed their own work.
I remember dedicated photographers like Ansel Adams who tried to squeeze every little bit of detail out of a negative. He was trying to tame Dynamic Range just like serious photographers do now using Raw files and the use of HDR processing. The point is to overcome the shortcomings of the technical aspects of the camera, just as we have since photography was invented...!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 03:09 UTC as 4th comment
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