Barry Stewart

Barry Stewart

Lives in Canada Chilliwack, B.C. (near Vancouver), Canada
Works as a retired teacher, current freelance writer/photog
Joined on Mar 2, 2002
About me:

Equipment: Oly E-1, SHLD-2, Oly Flash 50r, Oly 4o-15o (1st ed.)
l4-54 (1st ed.), ZD-50, Oly 50-200 swd, Oly E-PL5 and two kit zooms. Also the Bower 7.5 Fisheye and Sigma 60.
Oly E-M1 and m12-40.
MacPro Tower 2x2.66 Ghz dual-core Intel. 2014 Mac Mini.

Barry Stewart's recent activity

  • It's curious to me, how hard it is for many Americans to find Olympus gear in camera shops or other retail stores. My city's population is about 100,000 and there are two stores where I can handle ...
  • This is good news — and I hope it means Oly has found a way to prevent wipe-outs in the future firmware upgrades. If so, it would seem to be an answer to users' feedback/rants.
  • Created discussion thread Great article on Bokeh
    It was posted by B&H in their e-mail today. My favourite part is the "live" demos that show the change in bokeh as you adjust the F/stop. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-so ...
  • Replied in 934 shots?
    Ouch! That makes for painful sorting later. How many shots in a burst? I usually go for as many as a casual push of the shutter can get… about 3-5 before I get my finger off the trigger. That comes ...
  • Keep it wide-open, to allow you to have the fastest possible shutter speed. PhotoPete had a thread on basketball shooting recently. He favoured 1/1000th shutter speeds. If it's in a typical school ...
  • You must have very good indoor lighting, then, to shoot at 1/1000th and ISO 1000. I see you have a F/1.4 lens, though. I'm at ISO 2000, 1/400th and F/2.8 in my local school gym. ISO 1250, 1/400th ...
  • I like to work around 1/1000th for outdoor sports — when the light is good. When the light is compromised, I back off a bit, to avoid going too deep into the ISO. I know there's going to be more ...
  • Replied in P mode, Ray
    I've been doing RAW+JPEG for a few years now. Sometimes JPEG nails it better on tough colours/lighting.
  • Replied in P mode, Ray
    I resolve to try P for 7 days and see how I feel about it. Thanks for the challenge, Ray!
  • Replied in It depends
    If I've set up for a series of portrait shots, such as at an awards night, I'll set my flash on a radio slave in an umbrella, perhaps at 1/8 or 1/16 power. I put the E-M1 in manual (fixed ISO) and ...
  • Replied in P mode, Ray
    Joke aside, seriously: P mode? If it works for you, we might be wasting our time with other settings. Please explain.
  • I use my Olympus µ4/3 gear weekly for my sports column and other photography in a small town weekly newspaper.I also shoot weddings and other special events. I get the shots. People are happy. Case ...
  • If it's action in a dimly-lit situation, I put my flash on a radio slave on a light stand and usually run it at 1/16th or 1/32nd power and shoot at 10 fps in 3-5 shot bursts. It's amazing how it ...
  • It would be interesting to see if the problem still exists at the fastest fps setting. Shooting a 5 or 6 shot burst would take shutter-finger-induced motion out of the equation, after the first shot.
  • Would the "backbutton focus" option work for you? Or AE lock? There are lots of choices, even on the shutter button actions, such as AF lock on half-press and exposure on full press.
  • Funny… if I zoom in and only have the bartender with glasses, FD and Eye-detect will NOT recognize him as a human. As soon as the camera sees the moustache — BAM! It goes for him right away. Maybe ...
  • I know from taking pics of people in a dim room in front of a lit Christmas tree that the bright lights are VERY attractive to my E-M1. I really had to fight it to get it to focus on the people — ...
  • It's amazing how well many old photos have retained their detail. Meanwhile, some colour photos from the 1970s — kept in photo albums — have faded to nothing. I suspect bad chemistry in some ...
  • Replied in Dust and hairs
    It's way easier to get the worst of this off the photo before shooting. I'd suggest a soft house-paint brush.
  • You had to REALLY want to get a laugh out of the Auto-INcorrect "lactate" typo, LOL! I pretty well never take off my lens hoods, or invert them. They just go in the bag as-is. If I were having ...
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