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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 EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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ThrillaMozilla: The Web site blows the picture up to about 60" wide on my monitor. Why is this a surprise that you can see noise? If you enlarge it instead to 16"x24" size, you have to look fairly carefully to see any noise at all.

Now, I suggest that you all get ahold of that Nikon image and blow it up to 60" wide, and see if you can find any image defects.

Not looking to start a flame war, but examining 100% at a relatively modest 300 pixel/inch 16.4"X24.5" jpeg and the noise in the shadows and even mid-tones is pretty bad. This is at ISO 100.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Zigadiboom: Due to the limited dynamic range available, the raw workflow runs like an absolute dream on my Commodore 64.

Kaypro IV forever!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Love the "Tulip Sunrise" shot--just a gorgeous image!

But when I downloaded the high rez jpeg, I was pretty shocked at the noisy shadows. The 5D S/R doesn't appear to be nearly as good as I expected.

Not a troll--I've been shooting Canon professionally for 35 years. I'm honestly looking forward to the hypothetical 5D IV or 1DXX, but they better do a better job on these cameras than they did on the 5D S/R.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 17:14 UTC as 209th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Love the "Tulip Sunrise" shot!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 213th comment

Ewwww! I assume this is a gag item. Come on haters, lighten up!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 142nd comment | 1 reply
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

I hear the Hubble is due for retirement one day. But shipping is kinda pricey.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 89th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

F8?! Don't they know we need a f/2.8 lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:18 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies

I'm still using standalone CS6 and appreciate that Adobe sill supplies raw profile updates. Just sayin' . . .

Still avoiding CC like the plague.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me; marginal at best. Many of these great price drops barely cover shipping.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (376 comments in total)

Poll buttons don't work for Firefox 35. I wonder how useful a poll is that does not support major browsers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (60 comments in total)

Beautiful work well seen!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 2nd comment

Astonishing photos and videos! Been following Pettits work for a long time and am in awe. But erasing the raw files? Ouch!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (207 comments in total)

Another jpeg killer? Good luck with that.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 62nd comment

Much appreciated that this latest update works on my standalone CS6. Much as I dislike the CC approach, I like that Adobe has not totally dropped standalone CS6 support.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 14:08 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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quatpat: Why don't we see any photos of the extended lens? Too ugly to show?

I think the new design did away with the trombone-style zoom. Good riddance! This new one uses the standard twist-style zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Does Manfrotto have any experience as an optical company?

Zeiss is Zeiss, Leica is Leica and B&W is owned by Schneider.

Yes, I realize there are others.

If I'm going to purchase a Japanese made filter, I'd go with a known brand like Hoya.

My thoughts exactly. The market is already saturated with lines of filters ranging to excellent to horrible. What does Manfrotto bring to the mix that is new? They make good tripods and clamps and stuff, but . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

The 7D II looks pretty sweet, especially with that new autofocus and 10 fps.

BUT! But I was pixel peeping comparing the 7D II to the 5D III. The 7D II jpegs looked really noisy, even at 400. Proceeding into the "sports shooter" range of 1600-6400, I wonder if I wouldn't be better off continuing using my 5D III bodies and cropping 1.6X.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 95th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)

Thanks--at last, a review by a fellow pro! I'm a editorial photographer and am considering picking up a 7D II to supplement my 5D III bodies. The bit about voice recording during plays is well taken--that is one of the biggest drawbacks, IMO, making me miss my old 1D and 1D II bodies. It's murder keeping track of plays during sporting events.

How did you feel about the ISO at 3200 or 6400 compared to the 5D III body? Is it still pretty solid and cropable--if that's a word. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 42nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

+1 for getting our attention, Canon. About -1000 for one of the worst ad campaigns I've seen in years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 369th comment

Despite extremely negative feelings about Adobe's CC, I appreciate that they are still supplying RAW updates that work on my CS6 standalone. Adobe supports new Canon lenses (16-35 f/4L IS, for instance) months before Canon updates their DPP software!

Thanks for the link, DPReview!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 7th comment | 18 replies
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