AlecThigpen

AlecThigpen

Lives in United States Mobile, AL, United States
Works as a Commercial Photographer
Has a website at www.thigpenphoto.com
Joined on Aug 22, 2007

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  • I fully embrace the new technology, but I don't see where the majority of work produced today rivals the work of masters from 30 to 70 years ago, even with all that technology, smart cameras, ...
  • That's trolling?  Are you the arbitor of forum rules and etiquette? Ok, how about if I just agree with everything you say, every time.  Is that responsible forum activity? Maybe it was a comment to ...
  • Oh how did we survive throughout the ages with 25 ISO up to 3200 ISO, creating great works in all environments? ;-)  Oh, the hardships!:-D  We didn't even know until a day or two later exactly ...
  • I do not wish to argue.  Only offering insights based on 41 years in the industry.  You may think what you like. Cheap and inexpensive are not interchangeable.
  • Have what you like. A cheap lens on a 200 mpxl sensor won't give you a dime's difference, cropped or otherwise. One day this will make sense to you. Ultimately it is the resolving power and other ...
  • Even the Zeiss prime lenses start showing their weaknesses at 21 Megapixels, and they are far better than the Canon Mk II lenses.  For me, that shows up in the aerial images that I take with a ...
  • Everyone misses shots, regardless of the brand of camera, types of lenses, number shots taken, even with assistants helping. It does seem that the high number of shots taken, by todays younger ...
  • If you crop a lot, you are likely using the wrong lens to start with, or your framing or composition leaves a lot to be desired.  The more you crop, with very high resolution sensors, the more you ...
  • Thank you! And just for another bit of interest, we still have almost all of our images since day one, catalogued, indexed, some scanned, databased, and backed up several ways.
  • Do I detect a bit of annoyance at my amusement? :-)  I haven't shot a wedding in many years. ;-) My business was started by my father in 1947.  Prior to that, he had 4 years of photography training ...
  • Absolutely!  And I am in total agreement on that.  Sorry for reading that incorrectly.
  • Flying an airplane is risky and stupid??  Wow!  I wish I had known that "fact" 41 years ago!  I might still be alive today. ;-)  Oh, right.  I still am.  My company has been shooting from ...
  • A Cessna 172 rents for about $140 per hour plus $50 per hour for the pilot.  You can do two to three assignments in the hour, typically.  A Robinson R22 rents for $350 an hour with pilot here. ...
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    Very good observation, Red!  Before the video/still camera aspect, people used to fly them at small RC airfields and do aerial demonstrations for others to enjoy.  It was about building flying ...
  • While your argument is correct, that the client right now wants the Drone for its novelty, it is our job as a professional to let them know that the ultra wide views may not be as pleasing to the ...
  • There is very little property photography that must be done with a remote controlled helicopter that can't be done with a photographer in a real airplane or helicopter.  Go rent one and have a ...
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    And so, as I predicted, it happens!  A Quadcopter flying around a forest fire causes the aircraft working the fire to have to take evasive action to avoid hitting it.  The "pilot" just wanted a ...
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    Sorry Joe, not just going after your comment, but all the people I know who are flying them in places they should not be.  We have half a dozen active around here, some posting photos in places ...
  • No one has a problem with them until some jerk wants to get a photo of an airplane on departure or approach, or decides they need to be above 400' and enters general aviation airspace without see ...
  • Minolta Flashmeter IV, Spotmeter, and Autometer IV all use an AA battery.  They were the best on the market when they came out.  I still have mine.
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