SUE O''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''BRIEN

SUE O''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''BRIEN

Lives in United States Jasper, TX, United States
Works as a Freelance photographer for a news website.
Has a website at
Joined on Sep 9, 2003
About me:

Graduated from the New York Institute of Photography in 2006.
-Retired Registered Nurse.
-I'm currently freelancing for a news website.



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On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (126 comments in total)

WOW, what beauty and intricacy you captured! Absolutely superb images, kudos!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 22:48 UTC as 26th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
In reply to:

Albert Stumpf: The LCD on the RX-100 is no problem in bright light. There is a menu setting for the LCD in bright sunlight. With this setting, the image on the screen is bright enough to allow for accurate focusing and framing. I used this camera in Utah's National Parks on very bright, sunny days with great result.

@albert, the mini-review above states that it is difficult to see in bright light.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 00:51 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
In reply to:

Anoldgeezer: Kudos to DPR for its reviews and wealth of information for amateurs like myself.

There is one issue that I believe should be discussed a lot more, and that is the "death" of the optical viewfinder. The manufacturers should seriously consider keeping viewfinders with all their cameras. The LCD's are a farce, way over rated.
I purchased a Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX9V a while back to go on a 3 week trip the next day. A great camera with one exception...NO VIEW FINDER. I was under the impression that the LCD was able to overcome bright light situations, but how wrong I was. I should have been smart enough to return the camera, but I didn't.

How do you overcome not being able to compose your picture and to see your subject clearly? When the sun is behind you it is impossible to know what you are shooting.

My advice to amateurs like myself who has used a viewfinder for years (I'm 73) is to not buy any camera without a viewfinder or else you will be very frustrated and disappointed .

I totally agree with you and after using a couple of cameras w/o viewfinders, never again!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 00:42 UTC
On Rush Hour in the Make Your Photo Look Like It's Under Water challenge (7 comments in total)

Very creative & clever, I love it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 00:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

I don't see where the exposure compensation button is?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 01:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On Book Review: Linda McCartney, a Life in Photographs article (24 comments in total)
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prospero: It's a pity that the reviewer starts the review with a very cheap shot about Paul McCartney which was completely unnecessary and not remotely relevant to the book itself. Apart from that, I found it an interesting read.

I totally agree with you! I don't see where trashing PM has anything to do with a review of Linda's photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2011 at 19:00 UTC
On DSC00609 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Is this handheld? Beautiful night scene.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2011 at 20:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On Blizzard in the Full Frame, Full Weather challenge (3 comments in total)

Everything works perfectly here to create a winner, congrats!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2011 at 06:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On IMG_6615 in the Bugs challenge (5 comments in total)

Absolutely fantastic!! Superb detail, exposure, & composition. A well deserved 1st place!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2011 at 00:08 UTC as 5th comment
On Take a look in the Eyes....(human) challenge (3 comments in total)

WOW!! Superb and unique!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2009 at 01:16 UTC as 2nd comment
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