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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  • I was right with you up until that last sentence, where you wrote "professional" equipment. Had you said something like "best equipment for the job" I'd still be with you. Who decides what is ...
  • At my current weight and prices, it's about 10 bucks a pound per hour. Which is damned cheap. Gato
  • When I was teaching photography, about 20 years ago, I saw a great many visually talented students who were frustrated by the technical requirements. Today I'm seeing people like those students ...
  • I just received the new version of the 14-42 kit lens and have been really surprised at the image quality. It's a very decent starter lens with a useful zoom range. Honestly, I would never have ...
  • I think the race is slowing, with 24 to 36 MP meeting most people's needs. However, I'd like to see more. I am convinced my current printer could use at least 40MP in a 13x19 print, and I'd like ...
  • Replied in Why?
    It becomes a problem when trolls give bad advice to inexperienced people, then shout down those who disagree. In some cases they can do real harm, both by misleading people and by driving away ...
  • Of course there are a lot of different kinds of selfies, but most of what I see are just people sharing moments from their day with their friends. A few people are pretty self-centered and a few ...
  • some variation on the Manfrotto Super Clamp is a standard for this kind of thing: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=325437&gclid=CPTTiJHvtL8CFZRj7AodyzQAfw&is=REG&Q=&A=details ...
  • Replied in Amen
    Shooting smart is not about quantity. A person can be working smart, thinking about every frame, and still pile up hundreds of frames - especially in an unpredictable situation, or one where they ...
  • I can't comment on the overall quantity, not knowing how many jobs you work, but for the setups you describe you sound OK, maybe even a bit conservative. A large quantity doesn't always mean "spray ...
  • Leaving aside composition and content, the technical quality that most concerns me is how the lens, sensor and image processing treat human skin. Are the colors and tones pleasing? Is there good ...
  • I think most of us are struggling here. Right now I post my own images at relatively small size, but wonder if I am suffering by comparison with photographers whose images show larger on a ...
  • In addition to Richard's advice you might put a "save and hold harmless" clause in the agreement. If properly written this would have them agreeing to pay your legal expenses and any judgement ...
  • Replied in BAK Hiatus
    Have a good summer. Hope to see you back after a while. Gato
  • Advil (usually generic), allergy pills, and in the summer insect repellent. I have a little kit with a small screw driver set, pliers and a wrench to fit nuts on my lightstands. Business cards, ...
  • I spent close to 15 years as a professional photographer, then used that as an entry to related work in journalism and publishing. I never had formal training in any of it, though I do have a ...
  • I'd bet the time lapse was done indoors with controlled lighting, in a studio or greenhouse. The very steady position of the flowers plus the consistent lighting are the tip off for me. A portable ...
  • Yep. Like Albert I am a former professional photographer. I spent my early years as a working photographer, then the remainder of my career in journalism and publishing with photography as a my ...
  • There is something to be said for this approach. Just be honest with your customers and don't promise what you can't deliver. As for the web, I'd emphasize posting on Facebook and maintaining a ...
  • If you are doing portraits a natural expansion would be to engagement photos - which could lead to weddings. Keep in mind that most wedding clients have expectations based on traditional wedding ...
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