Carlos Taylhardat

Carlos Taylhardat

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Headshots Photographer
Has a website at artofheadshots.com
Joined on Feb 28, 2012
About me:

Thank you for viewing my DPReview profile, I am a portrait photographer, specializing in corporate headshots. My background is in counselling and photography, I started my first studio at the age of 17 and left it due to allergy of chemicals and worked with youth and their families in different capacities to help them bridge a solution following apprehension due to sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. I consider my work as a corporate headshot photographer and extension of both disciplines, psychology and photography.

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On Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (8 comments in total)

Some people believe that a headshot is a picture of people's head. It make sense by the name, but that isn't true. Please do not ask me to disqualify images because its not a picture of someone's head.

"A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person's appearance for branding or casting. Many head shots are promotional pictures of actors, models, authors. Headshots could be a portrait of a face or full body with a background that clearly illustrate the personality inside the person photographed."

I like to call a headshot a "modern portrait", while its still a slang word that was passed from the movie industry for actor's needing a portrait ( 8X10 ), for auditions. It will soon become a word in most dictionaries.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sasha in his studio in the Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (1 comment in total)

"Sasha in Studio" is a headshot with paintings in the background. Completely acceptable entry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carlos Taylhardat: After a long thought about it... I have decided to keep the pet headshots, not to upset all the contestants that submitted and allow the general public to decide. Our next challenge will be " Pet Headshots ".

Cheers,
Carlos

Hi Maiti,

We had 5 pet headshots submitted and I contemplated disqualifying them. Next time I will specify not to post pet headshots, but will accept their submission this time around and see what the voters say?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

MarioSS: Sorry Carlos, I do not understand... is it only the background that has to be "painted" or is it the complete picture? (like your samples).
Thank you and have a nice day.
Mario

Hi Mario,

We are accepting either. The only image's I am not accepting are images of group's or an image where the subject matter isn't clearly seen. It has to be a portrait of a person... Or an animal ( will accept it this time around ).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
On Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (8 comments in total)

After a long thought about it... I have decided to keep the pet headshots, not to upset all the contestants that submitted and allow the general public to decide. Our next challenge will be " Pet Headshots ".

Cheers,
Carlos

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1040 comments in total)
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Carlos Taylhardat: Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

Hi ArtAlt,

I am so glad you wrote "deficiencies... tend to get underplayed...". I had that experience when I bought my first DSLR, it was actually called a ZDSLR in those day's. I bought the Olympus 20 D, where the reviews were outstanding and everyone failed to stress how horrible the wait after 3 frames would be ( a minute and a half ), a lifetime when I was photographing Weddings.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1040 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carlos Taylhardat: Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

LOL, great answer Tyler... (re hip )Yes, I was thinking the same thing... those carl zeiss lenses are quite appealing too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1040 comments in total)

Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

IvanM: Does it have the new Sony 'stacked' sensor?

WOW, so many Sony fans. My earlier question was genuine, it look like Sony is becoming the 2007 iphone of prosumer equipment in 2015

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

IvanM: Does it have the new Sony 'stacked' sensor?

What does Sony have that is better for a $1000.00's?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)

It sounds like an exciting lens, anyone know what the MSRP will be?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1461 comments in total)

I wonder when we will have a full frame medium format camera or 8X10 sensor's with hundred of thousands of megapixel's?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 192nd comment | 10 replies
On Linkedin Headshots challenge (3 comments in total)
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ConanFujiX: Some of these people looked like they didn't know that their 'headshot is being taken for a linkedin profile'. Looks more like some random stranger on a park bench some 10m away.

I was really curious to see and learn from these submission's.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On From Olympic Village at Night in the Low Light - Low ISO #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

If interested, have a look at this image in full size to truly appreciate it, otherwise it just won't make sense. This image prints a poster sized 33"x115".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 1st comment
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (66 comments in total)

I have read a few cynical reviews about ACDSee software from angry cynics who have never even tested the software. I am not interested in reading angry venting, but to learn from a professional or someone experience and informed review.

Certainly, we consumers will benefit with a new software company that can match Adobe, its healthy. I would hate it if we only had one camera available, which seem like it has become with photo editing software. Photoshop and a distant capture 1, ACDSee and Corel.

For that reason I am really excited towards testing ACDSee's full potential.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 3rd comment

I don't understand how these cameras can be compared, Sony 7s is a full frame camera and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a four thirds sensor almost 4 times smaller. They are not in the same league, although they are mirror-less cameras. Look at the critic section"image quality" , aim the square at a shadow area and increase the iso to 6400 and match them and compare, than keep increasing the Sony iso. Sony's iso at 102,400 is better than the Panasonic at 12,800.

Some may argue that the Panasonic has more megapixel 16 MB vs 12 MB, but it has 0 visual benefits. The only winners in having greater megapixels are the hard drives manufacturers.

Recently I upgraded my camera and I was comparing Canon 6D with the Sony 7s, I remained loyal to Canon due to lack of lenses in Sony's 7s, but would love to have one, specially for street photography. No offence to Panasonic Lumix - not in the same league. Its like comparing a Tesla with a Chev Volt, because both are electric cars.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 21:25 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in a soldier's uniform in the Uniform challenge (1 comment in total)

He looks like what I would expect Napoleon to look like.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 20:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

Great camera, can't wait to test it.

Cheers,

Carlos Taylhardat
www.artofheadshots.com

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 21:16 UTC as 26th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

Love the 11 point focusing system - I just don't know how somebody could use the 61 points system properly? or understand the advantage of having 61 points when it covers the same area?

Carlos Taylhardat
www.artofheadshots.com

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 21:12 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D800 preview (1106 comments in total)

Am considering making the switch back to Nikon from Canon. 5D to D800

Image quality and features will not make much of a difference for my style of photography. However, Nikon's ergonometric design and accessibility with in the camera -will.

My pet-peeve about Canon is forging the user to get away from the viewfinder to find important features. Nikon make is easier.

Reading this review, I am a little disappointed with two items - the increase of Megapixel size, and not increasing the ISO abilities. I rather have less pixels and greater ISO, than more pixels, as it slows down the workflow. Its not the size, but how you use it.

I was expecting the 800 D to reach 111, 000 ISO as an expansion feature. However, I prefer a camera that can shoot up to 25, 000 ISO well rather than a poor showing of higher limits.

Nonetheless I am very excited about the new 800 D. I also welcome a sponsorship from NIKON, http://www.artofheadshots.com

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:18 UTC as 133rd comment
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