Gato Amarillo

Gato Amarillo

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Retired journalist / photographer
Has a website at http://www.silvermirage.com
Joined on Apr 11, 2008

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  • Living in Texas, my guess is that cameras shipped to the McAllen service center are actually repaired across the river in Mexico. Technicians there are far cheaper than on the US side of the river. ...
  • It is only a rough guide, but it is based on 35mm focal length. As others have said, our standards for sharp are higher now than back in the film days so the old "rules" may not apply. It depends ...
  • Replied in potentially, yes
    More information is more information. There is some evidence around that a higher resolution sensor can even make an "only ok" lens look better. And you have more color and tonal information as well. ...
  • At least one. This one. I tried a NEX 6 and really liked the image quality, but eventually went back to Panasonic when the 6000 came out without a touchscreen. Admittedly there were other aspects ...
  • Replied in Yep
    This is why I went back to Panasonic - for the ease of placing the focus point. I tried a NEX 6 a while back and would have stuck with Sony had the 6000 had a touch screen. While I loved the Sony ...
  • Replied in Good link
    I enjoyed that. I spent several years working for a suburban newspaper. When we used a wire service photo on our front page (generally only for major world or national stories) we were always ...
  • In your example the hair is a quick giveaway to anyone who knows the subject. As someone else said, I've seen enough examples of people who got caught to avoid doing it myself. Having worked in ...
  • Replied in Waiting
    Not sure I've ever gone quite that far - never had the camera set up long enough to read a book - but there are places I have revisited for years hoping someday all the pieces will come together. ...
  • Given this I'd set a deadline - spelled out in advance, of course - and take the proofs down after maybe 2 weeks or 30 days. Just an idea, but I might leave the gallery up, set to show a notice ...
  • Simply duping and merging won't do anything, though if you stack layers it will increase the file size. As Ellis suggested you can process the image differently - once for highlights, once for ...
  • Honestly, with all the sites out there it is hard to think of anything really missing. And note that most of the photo blogs I follow admit they are losing readers - the market appears saturated ...
  • What's the problem? Somebody wants to go into the business and is asking how to get started. None of us was born a photographer. We all needed help and advice, and someone was kind enough to give it. ...
  • Find some people and begin building your portfolio. Maybe you can start with friends and family. Once you have a few photos to show on your facebook photo page you can offer free sessions to build ...
  • I have used Panasonic mirrorless since the G1 came out in 2008. I switched from DSLRs primarily for the viewing -- the flexible and accurate focus plus the ability to move seamlessly between the ...
  • Sounds to me as if you need to diagnose and possibly repair the problem before you update Win. This could be some sort of file corruption, malware, adware or mechanical failure. My repair guy ...
  • I just keep going. Inspiration comes and goes but I keep plugging along. In my newspaper days I had no choice -- the presses were going to roll at 12:15 a.m. and there was going to be some kind of ...
  • The picture has to be pretty important to me before I impose on someone, but I have asked at times and can't recall anyone ever turned me down. Asking someone to move a parked car, unless they are ...
  • I don't think anybody beats Olympus for JPEG quality, and m4/3 offers by far the widest array of lens choices, including a number of excellent primes many of which are very affordable. Just for the ...
  • Looks good to me. Nice clean, bright site. I like the feel. For my taste (as a retired editor) it might be a bit wordy - but then again I am not an expert in selling weddings. And it always seems a ...
  • Yep. I do it with layers and masking - in Photoshop make a duplicate layer, blur it and paint in a mask to let the natural show through. More often I use the technique to sharpen only the main ...
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