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 http://pbase.com/dougj
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

  • It appears that you don't really have a marketable business - clients, name, branding, ongoing revenue, etc. The only thing you have of questionable commercial value is possibly the website name. A ...
  • Replied in A new learning
    All long I thought folks simply used selfie sticks to take photos of themselves. Is there a chart for selfie stick length/DOF/MPs/nose size? Cheers, Doug
  • Been there, done that. If you don't believe you can come to an agreement with the violator, and you don't want to/expect to business with them in future, with some risk of badmouthing you, then ...
  • I'm not a pro, but I've licensed a fair number of photos, mostly for specific and limited usage. I have no problem at all when someone asks me to transfer ownership and rights. This is rare in my ...
  • Do a Google search for "retail return fraud", it's surprising how creative crooks are, even with a valid receipt. Cheers, Doug
  • DPR knows the rates of page views and click throughs, this is where the revenue comes from. No surprise that they adjust the content and the business model accordingly for the best return. Cheers, Doug
  • Replied in Boring?
    You miss the point, which is what customers want in terms of their end product. There has been a shift to smartphones, why, because this is what people want - simple, compact, easy to upload to ...
  • Right, one hopes we don't see repeats of Polaroid, Kodak, Minolta... Cheers, Doug
  • The physical appearance, ergonomics, control & display layout are important parts of product design & engineering. And are important to customer appeal, acceptance and useability. Right, no ...
  • Replied in Boring?
    "BORING" is not preventing folks from using smartphones, P&S, DSLRs and MILCs from taking photos today. I know of no one that has said I won't use my [fill in the device] to take a photo because ...
  • I use 1/2 stop for stills, do any minor adjusting in post if needed. Cheers, Doug
  • I use Dropbox - a folder named "Share" with a generic Notepad text file that I paste into and save. Dropbox syncs the file when the date/time attributes change. I have shortcuts on the PC desktops ...
  • I found this one via Google http://kurtmunger.com/minolta_af_lenses_1980s_and_1990s_retailid303.html Another http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/41194296 Technical info, no prices http://www.dyxum. ...
  • Gets him links & hits = $$$, at least in the short term. Needs a follow up act... Cheers, Doug
  • I don't expect Canon or Nikon to become another Kodak or Polaroid. That blog has lots of arm waving, good to draw hits and revenue. Cheers, Doug
  • All very good points, it's no longer as simple as upload & post. Cheers, Doug
  • I don't know when MS added this PDF capability, seems to work OK. It wasn't in the earlier versions of Word. Similar to your experiences with PDF995, I adopted CutePDF Writer years ago, when it was ...
  • Posting a link to an outside site works, but we miss the visualization of the image in the post. The challenge is for the viewer to recognize that the image in the post has been downsized and is ...
  • There's a long thread in the Site Feedback & Help forum from a month ago on this, with comments from two of the admins, including Simon. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55478371 Cheers, Doug
  • Word 2010 will convert Word documents to PDF files. It's in the "File", "Save As" pull down menu. Someone also mentioned CutePDF Writer, which I use for programs that do not have the option to save ...
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