James A Rinner

James A Rinner

Lives in United States Racine, United States
Works as a Inventor
Has a website at www.loukasmedical.com
Joined on Dec 13, 2003
About me:

James A. Rinner was born in 1955 and has been active in photography since 1960. A former professional photographer, he has shot over 1200 weddings (mostly free-lanced) and won five international awards in wedding photography. Because of travel for work he stopped shooting weddings in 1993, but has never stopped shooting. He is on his 9th (14th if you count the 5 E-10s I used to teach photography to the Boys Scouts) digital camera (Olympus OM-D EM-5) and loves it!

Olympus OM-D, E-PL1, 5 E-10s, E-20N, 7-14 Panny, 25mm 1.4, 50mm macro, 12-50mm, 14-42, M14-150, 75-300mm, 4/3 adapted 85mm 1.7 MD Rokkor-X, Nikkor 50 f2 M39, Nikkor 35mm F2.8 M39, FL-36, FL-50, Sunpack Ring Flash, Olympus C-7070, Olympus XZ-1, Bogen 3025 and 3001, both with ball heads and Manfrotto Carbon fiber CX190 Pro.

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On photo Moonlike scenery in the Moonscape challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice shot. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moonrise Glen Aulin 1400 P7310590 in the Moonscape challenge (7 comments in total)
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Stevequad: Nice looking image

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On photo Moonrise Glen Aulin 1400 P7310590 in the Moonscape challenge (7 comments in total)
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antoxa: wonderfull!!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On photo Moonrise Glen Aulin 1400 P7310590 in the Moonscape challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

SamTrekker: Can we have a version with E.T. on carriage bicycle flying over it ;)
Great Shot!

That would definitely make it a composite!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On photo Winter IMG_1533 in James A Rinner's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Hi Don,

This is actually the first method I tried. Here is what I am currently doing.

I am using an Olympus OM-D E-M5. I have a 85mm f1.7 Minolta MD mounted to the camera body and a reverse mounted Olympus 50mm 1.4 on the front of the Minolta. Focus distance is 30mm from the front element. I machined a clear acrylic tube (to set the focus distance) and mounted it on a rear lens cap for the Olympus lens. I catch snowflakes on a piece of glass and set my camera and lens setup directly on the glass and do the final manual focus.

The full frame lenses give me almost 100% coverage on my 4/3 sensor. I would say I am probably getting at least 4:1 magnification across the sensor size.

Oh yes, that is what the spoon is for but I would rather catch them on the glass while it is snowing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 23:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes (36 comments in total)
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James A Rinner: My wife is getting me this book for my birthday! I just started photographing snowflakes last year and I am looking forward to reading about his process.

I just uploaded a few shots from last year into my gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On article Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes (36 comments in total)

My wife is getting me this book for my birthday! I just started photographing snowflakes last year and I am looking forward to reading about his process.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On photo L1000003-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

I look at these photos and they remind me of amateur snapshots. Here we have an $8000.00 camera body in the hands of point and shooters with no thought of composition or exposure. The power of the black and white image is lost here.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, if he were alive, would do wonders with this camera. He would start with composition and exposure and then post process it to perfection. Wasn't it Ansel Adams who said something along the line of "the negative is the composer's score while the image is the performance"?

"The ‘machine-gun’ approach to photography – by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good – is fatal to serious results."
- Ansel Adams

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (11 comments in total)

I look at these photos and they remind me of amateur snapshots. Here we have an $8000.00 camera body in the hands of point and shooters with no thought of composition or exposure. The power of the black and white image is lost here.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, if he were alive, would do wonders with this camera. He would start with composition and exposure and then post process it to perfection. Wasn't it Ansel Adams who said something along the line of "the negative is the composer's score while the image is the performance"?

"The ‘machine-gun’ approach to photography – by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good – is fatal to serious results."
- Ansel Adams

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

I look at these photos and they remind me of amateur snapshots. Here we have an $8000.00 camera body in the hands of point and shooters with no thought of composition or exposure. The power of the black and white image is lost here.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, if he were alive, would do wonders with this camera. He would start with composition and exposure and then post process it to perfection. Wasn't it Ansel Adams who said something along the line of "the negative is the composer's score while the image is the performance"?

"The ‘machine-gun’ approach to photography – by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good – is fatal to serious results."
- Ansel Adams

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo L1000495-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I look at these photos and they remind me of amateur snapshots. Here we have an $8000.00 camera body in the hands of point and shooters with no thought of composition or exposure. The power of the black and white image is lost here.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, if he were alive, would do wonders with this camera. He would start with composition and exposure and then post process it to perfection. Wasn't it Ansel Adams who said something along the line of "the negative is the composer's score while the image is the performance"?

"The ‘machine-gun’ approach to photography – by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good – is fatal to serious results."
- Ansel Adams

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (194 comments in total)

I find it amusing that the author states "the E-M1 just edged out its two closest competitors, garnering 32.8% of the vote" when it actually got 37.2% more votes than the K-3 and 39.3% more votes than the X100S. Basically for every 2 votes the K-3 or the X100S got, the E-M1 got 3.

I would call it more of a landslide!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 18th comment

EM I want one!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 70th comment
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Lunar's little sister just arrived ;)

In the old days Hasselblad and Leica brought us cameras that were head and shoulders above the competition. The Lunar and this X-Vario is boring and behind the times.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:44 UTC

I have been a long time PS user but have always used Corel's Paint Shop Pro on the side for quick editing when I don't have one of registered PS computers with me. I have decided not to upgrade to Paintshop Pro X5 vut looks like I may go ahead and do that.

Bad move Adobe...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:22 UTC as 543rd comment

Your photo was one of my favorites! Thanks for entering!

the Host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 17:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo MatterhornDPR in the Lake Reflections (Color Only) Make sure you read ALL the rules challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice! Thanks for entering!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Reflections. in the Lake Reflections (Color Only) Make sure you read ALL the rules challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot! Thanks for entering!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 1st comment

Very nice! Thanks for entering!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pikes1600 in the Lake Reflections (Color Only) Make sure you read ALL the rules challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice picture! Thanks for entering!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 17:48 UTC as 1st comment
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