hotdog321

hotdog321

Lives in United States Houston, United States
Works as a Photojournalist
Has a website at http://hartleyphotos.com
Joined on Feb 9, 2009
About me:

Craig Hartley is an editorial photographer based in Houston, Texas.

I am a three-time Pulitzer nominee and serious photojournalist. I was a staff photographer for the Houston Post until it was nuked by the Hearst Corporation in 1995. Bitter? Nah!

These days I offer cutting-edge digital photography and transmitting services for editorial, public relations, corporate and graphic arts clients.

AWARDS: Bachelors, Masters degrees in Photojournalism. First place National Headliners, two first place from Associated Press, first place from United Press International, participant Missouri Workshop & Poynter Institute.

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On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Nice price drop on the 300 f/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 20th comment
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (36 comments in total)

So very coooool!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 9th comment
On LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS article (62 comments in total)

I've been quite impressed with the vast improvement in corner sharpness of the new 16-35 f/4L IS, but this lens tear-down takes it to a new level. Canon really stepped up with this new lens design.

My old 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 has gone into a drawer as a backup lens. The new f/4 version is head-and-shoulders better. Appreciate that my expensive 77mm CP and UV filter (for weather sealing) fits on this new design and that the lens hood is a bit more compact.

Big kudos to Canon for a superior upgrade at a reasonable price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 10th comment

I'm hoping DPP will improve its clunky interface enough that I can eventually stop using my standalone CS6 before it becomes too outdated. I won't use Adobe Cloud.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
On Flickering fireflies in time-lapse article (34 comments in total)

Magnificent! You did things with video I didn't even know was possible.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 17:05 UTC as 11th comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

Some have wondered why the new 16-35 is f/4 instead of f/2.8, even if they did include IS. I think that losing that extra stop may have been the tradeoff to create a truly sharp wide angle zoom in this range. I am eagerly waiting to compare this new version with version 1 and version 2 on DxO Mark.

Also, I wonder if putting IS on the 16-35 might point to putting IS on that marvelous 24-70 f/2.8L II in the near future?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 22:13 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

Unexpected, but I'm dying to see the DxO Lab results on the new 16-35 f/4. If it is truly sharp, I'll be relegating my 16-35 f/2.8 version 1 to backup service. I'm a photojournalist and usually stop down a bit anyway when using the 16-35 and, combined with the IS and the low light capabilities of the 5DIII, this new lens might be a winner. We'll see.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)

Gary was my first photo teacher at the University of Texas at Austin back in the late 70's, maybe 1980. He was a great teacher, introducing students to a vast spectrum of photographic styles and photographers from Diane Arbus to Ansel Adams to Andre Kertesz to Edward Weston and much, much more.

He actually let students into the darkroom when he was souping film and printing so we would get a first-hand view on "how it was done." Great guy who gave me one of my favorites quotes and words to live by, "I don't do nothing for nothing."

I've been a photojournalist for 30 years and still love my job. Gary's lessons were some of the best! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 11th comment
On Keweenaw Sunset Breakers in the Sunset in the beach VII challenge (11 comments in total)

Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

I've been using Photoshop for 15 years and still use standalone CS6. While I despise Adobe these days, I think this might be a good chance for newcomers to check out these programs for a month or two. They are incredibly powerful and useful.

And yeah, I hate the whole concept of CC, renting software, hacked email information and Adobe's blatant money grab. But this is pretty cheap and as long as people back up their images locally, I think it should be safe. Maybe?

Just a thought.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:36 UTC as 206th comment | 3 replies

Beautiful! And creative.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 17:32 UTC as 45th comment
On Tribute in Light, 2013 in the My best picture this week challenge (22 comments in total)

Wow! This just knocks my eyes out. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 18:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 article (70 comments in total)

I finally got my standalone CS6 to update to the new ACR 8.2. I had to download and run the CC Adobe Application Manager, which took quite a while, hit update, and it is all good.

I haven't been able to get my laptop's CS6 to update properly for ages. I think it must be a bottleneck with CC vs. my "old" standalone CS6.

Hope this helps anyone with the same headache.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 02:03 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 article (70 comments in total)

Could someone please post a direct link to download ACR 8.2 for Windows CS6? It updated fine on my desktop but I can't get my laptop CS6 to update. I tried the Adobe site but I can't find a usable link.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 15th comment

Someone, screen name Zorro, I think, had an excellent idea: pay for the subscription for a couple of years and you would own the standalone software at the point you stopped paying. Adobe gets its money and users wouldn't have to worry about opening legacy files.

I've used Photoshop for 15 years, on CS6 now, but no way am I getting involved in a perpetual pay program. Furthermore, I suspect Lightroom is next. Paraphrasing Douglas Adams, I don't trust Adobe any further than I can comfortably spit a rat.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:08 UTC as 127th comment

If the new CC is so great, why not give users a dual option: periodic standalone Photoshop upgrades like normal and/or the CC? A company the size of Adobe can easily do both.

The piracy issue is a non-issue. I personally know several people who got their hands on unlicensed copies, used it for awhile, then purchased Photoshop because they liked it. Others eventually erased it off their computers because the learning curve was too steep or they just didn't need it.

I can only infer that this is an arrogant money grab. I'll continue using my licensed CS6, but I won't be doing the CC thing.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 11:21 UTC as 521st comment

I am annoyed by several items on the list above.

Plus I can't even get my licensed copy of CS6 to update properly (Adobe Application Manager), or fix the problem because tech support is difficult to find or nonexistent. Questions just dump you in the vast echoing desert of Adobe's web site.

And we're supposed to trust this new "cloud" model? Riiiiiggght. You must think I bolt my head on.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 795th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Interview filled with weasel words and arrogance. I had to read some "answers" 5-6 times to understand what this guy is saying--and I've got a masters in photojournalism and 30 years media experience. Basically he is saying "drop dead" we're going to do this and you dummies should just accept it. Sounds like he works for Microsoft. Sorry, but I'm pretty annoyed.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 02:07 UTC as 753rd comment
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hotdog321: I'm a CS6 user and long been troubled by Adobe's pricing, licensing and reduced customer support. Looks like I'll be switching to Lightroom or DPP. Thanks for making my mind up for me, Adobe!

While it would be nice to stick it to Adobe, that isn't the point. I need stand alone RAW image editing software for home and in the field. Thus, Lightroom or DPP. Or Gimp. No way am I getting roped into yet another monthly service fee, especially for software that relies on the cloud.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 22:05 UTC

I'm a CS6 user and long been troubled by Adobe's pricing, licensing and reduced customer support. Looks like I'll be switching to Lightroom or DPP. Thanks for making my mind up for me, Adobe!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 656th comment | 3 replies
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