Combat By Design

Combat By Design

Lives in United States Lowell, MA, United States
Works as a Photographer/Graphic Artist
Has a website at
Joined on May 15, 2013
About me:

My name is Kevin Byers. I'm a freelance photographer out of the Merrimack Valley. I gained an appreciation for art at a very early age with a passion for drawing and coloring and my family helped foster that appreciation into a love. It started with drawing and coloring with a little bit of snapshooting on the Kodak Kids Camera that my father bought on a trip to Disney World when I was about the age of four. Through my early and teen years I focused on illustration, then design and music. After highschool I joined and toured with a band and got my degree in graphic design with a study in traditional black and white photograhy. I bought my first DSLR in 2012 so I, as a snowboarder, could start making a documentary about the ski mountains of New England, but have had to place that project on hold due to lack of interest. Since I had the camera I started carrying it with me and shooting what I could find, and that leads me to where we are today!
When I'm not out shooting you can typically find me playing with my band, out snowboarding, or hiking and exploring and there's a pretty good chance I'll have my cameras with me while doing any of those things.

Combat By Design's recent activity

  • I had looked earlier but, for some reason, was having issues finding it. Got it! THANKS!
  • Hey all, I don't know how I did and I can't figure it out in the manual but it appears that I've somehow turned off the focus indicator (red flash) in the view-finder on my 7D MkII. It seems to be ...
  • Created discussion thread Canon Vs Tamron
    Hey all, I want some real opinions from fellow photographers. I'm torn between two different lenses, and will check both out, but as I said... want some opinons. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM and ...
  • Not only was it inaccurate and exceptionally Mac-user-esqu, but didn't even cover what I asked... which is why I ended my last reply with "I'm specifically concerned with CC's compatibility." I ...
  • I kind of figured as much. This is my first SERIOUS upgrade to any machine I've owned, and even  reinstalling the drivers and having my machine boot in 7 seconds flat has me smiling like the ...
  • Quite the setup. Out of curiosity, when you say "reasonably fast" are we talking fast, but not fast enough to make me say "WTF MATE!?"
  • Any new OS is going to have it's bugs and is going to use more resources than the previous, but right now I'm running 6GB (yes. Odd number, I know, but assure you it's 6) of RAM on a 500GB HDD and ...
  • Sorry forgot to add: No matter what the reality is, my load times will be exponentially shorter than they are now. -- Kevin M. Byers Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @combatbydesign
  • Interesting bit of info. I am however switching over from HDD to SSD and upping to 16GB of RAM to my I might take it on. How do you like it so far?? -- Kevin M. Byers
  • Created discussion thread Adobe &Windows 10
    Hey all, Feel free to direct me to an existing thread, as the mobile search on this site is abysmal, but anyone have any compatibility issues with Windows 10 and Adobe CC? My SSD and RAM came in, ...
  • The 2min time was plugged into the blue USB 3.0 port (of which there are 2) on my machine. I should hope the cable isn't damaged, because I literally just took it out of the box
  • Oh definitely. In an earlier post I had asked if I was just making things up in my head, haha.
  • No, I wasn't sure of this, now I know it's 2.0, but I guess I assumed it was anyway... I'm honestly not familiar with removable memory or any sort of Serial Port. I know my fair share, but I guess ...
  • here are my times: BlacX Single unit: eSATA port to eSATA port 4.15GB@60sec BlacX Duet Unit: eSATA(PC) to USB 3.0 4.15GB@4min BlacX Duet Unit: USB3.0 to USB 3.0 4.15GB@2min EVERYTHING I've read has ...
  • It's a combination...they exist.
  • Right... I understand all of that, and I know that my drive speed is ultimately the limiting factor, but the issue I'm having is that I'm getting drastically (we're talking half time here) varied ...
  • Lonely eSATA port.... eSATA port with USB 3.0... And it
  • Just copying over using explorer. It's going to a 2.5 Seagate Momentus Thin. They're not the fastest drives on the market, but they're cost effective. Absolutely due to the drive. 100GB/sec seems ...
  • Commented on photo Bear in the Bear(s) challenge


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Last post 5 months ago
Total reviews 1
Last review May 17, 2013
Entries 4
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Last entry Nov 6, 2014
Photos uploaded 12
Last upload Nov 6, 2014