Doug J

Doug J

Lives in United States living in Asia for the past 12 years, home is in, FL, United States
Has a website at
Joined on Dec 9, 2002
About me:

Various film bodies beginning in the 60's, later a Minolta SRT 201; some misc. digital P&S cameras and eventually moved to Canon 10D; now shoot with a 30D & 1DMkIII, I recently replaced an S45 with a S100 for travel & casual shooting.

Lenses are a key part of photography gear, what I currently shoot with:

EF 20mm f/2.8
EF 24mm f/1.4L
EF 17-40mm f/4.0L
EF 50mm f/1.4
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Tripods, monopods, heads, a 4th Dimension Mongoose M3.6 gimbal, flashes, flash extender, plus the routine assortment of parts & pieces. I'm still looking for skill....

In spite of my limitations, many of my photos have been published. Even a blind squirrel gets lucky sometimes and finds a nut...

Doug J's recent activity

  • An extreme corner case and an example of a straw man argument. The only issue the police had was using a smartphone, with a camera, while driving. Somehow this translated into sick ghouls, and then ...
  • Interesting. 2 questions based on the scenario you described - would you take the shot(s), and have any moral or other misgivings afterward? Cheers, Doug
  • A person with a camera or smartphone shouldn't take a photo of an accident because it's indecent, inhumane or immoral? I don't see the issue, but I'd like to understand it from your perspective, ...
  • Clearly there are different opinions on folks taking photos at accident & possibly other trauma scenes, based on whatever a person believes in. I respect other person's opinions and the right to ...
  • No disagreement Erik, all too often unit shipments and implied market share are predominant metrics stated as the manufacturers rarely disclose any other meaningful information - product ...
  • In light of the decline of DSLR shipments, flat unit shipments of mirrorless would indicate a market share gain, would it not? Cheers, Doug
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    Thank you, and well said Olga. In spite of the routine argumentative posts that appear in forums - all part of a vibrant and evolving online community, I respect the contribution members, mods and ...
  • You do realize it was a vehicle fire, and that your opinion is just that, only your opinion. In your view, only your opinion is acceptable, and it's moral and decent to attack another person. Your ...
  • It's called a difference of opinion, no need for a personal attack. Cheers, Doug
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    You're welcome, I hope you found the information helpful. Cheers, Doug
  • Pro photogs know they're pros and don't care about a "Pro' label, they focus on a sustainable photography business model for their livelihood. The rest are not pros. Serious enthusiasts don't spend ...
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    Why is it a concern if a photog releases his work for broad usage? Is this not the right of a photog to decide how his work will be used? Cheers, Doug
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    I did basically the same. Some detail - a person creating a new thread has several options: Should the thread originator (OP) select to Ask a Question , it becomes a thread waiting for an answer. ...
  • They're cracking down on drivers using their smartphones while driving. Sick ghouls & photography doesn't enter into this. Nothing wrong with taking photos of an accident, but not while driving. Ch ...
  • The elderly seem to prefer squatting vs. sitting. Driving around China, Vietnam, Laos, etc. it's pretty common to see grandpas & grandmas squatting by a shop or roadside stand in seeming comfort. ...
  • Very common in Asia, they frequently have a water spigot and a small container for water to wash your bum (hand washing of course :-)). We replaced the "squatters" with Western-style toilets on ...
  • An enthusiast and competent photographer. Cheers, Doug
  • Well said. A key part of a pro's business is the business management aspect - meeting the objectives and sustainability of the business. Cheers, Doug
  • This has been discussed on DPR and elsewhere, it's a simple matter of selecting the appropriate rights for photos uploaded. The OP's subject title & content make this out to be a virtual crisis in ...
  • All speculation and guesswork in an attempt to support using a filter. You don't know how much much damage shards of filter glass impacting the front element would cause. You also don't know how ...
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