Steve Bingham

Steve Bingham

Lives in United States Payson, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired Photo Instructor. Now does Fine Art Photo
Joined on May 25, 2001
About me:

I have been actively involved in all aspects of digital photography for the past 25 years. Used Photostyler before Adobe bought them out and came out with Photoshop 2.5 for the PC (now use PS CC 2019). I currently use the Nikon D810 and D7200 (wife's) with the Nikon 14-24mmf2.8, Nikon f2.8 24-70, Nikon 12-24 f4, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4, Nikon 70-200mm VR f2.8, Nikon 300mm f4, Nikon 105mm VR, as well as a Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro and Tamro 2.8 28-75. . . and others. I change lenses often. Induro 3 section carbon tripod (and a Velbon carbon fiber tripod) coupled with Kirk ball heads. Epson 3880 and 2880 (wife's), and a wide format Epson 7900. Flash is Nikon SB800 and Sigma EF500 with 5' umbrellas in the field, etc. Studio units are Elinchrome 1200 ws with 3' x 4' soft boxes.

I am an over-the-hill, retired photography instructor (MS in Photography from Brooks Institute). I no longer do corporate reports, weddings, portraits, stock photos, catalogues, or submit to magazines. I just shoot for FUN! (http//www.dustylens.com) (http//www.ghost-town-photography.com)
For this reason the nature of my work has changed. It no longer appeals to the average person. Some hate it. Some love it. It matters not. Even as I review my own work I can see some photos are very weak - and some are excellent. Funny thing is, few people agree with me on which is which!!! And that`s good.

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. . . before CV-19. Pretty ladies.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 15:53 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Lightning Strike at Sanibel Island in the My Best Picture of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

Nice. Very nice. I like your no trigger idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 15:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo 2020-07-12 14.44.23_DSCF6416 in Artur Darulewski's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Jerry,
I am curious. I have a 100-400m (thanks to you) but it lists mag at .19. That's roughly 1/5 natural size. How did you get butterflies full frame. Crop? What a neat way to photograph butterflies - as they do tend to fly away.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 16:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo IMG_7542-dpr in Lightowl's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very nice. Maybe a little wooden? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 16:29 UTC as 1st comment

The X-H2 is coming . . . with a larger sensor. Will it have all of the video improvements mentioned? In my opinion, no.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 16:14 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (365 comments in total)

No!!!! Film needs processing. Always! Film and processing costs money. SDs are incredibly cheap. I made a damn good living shooting film for 30 years. I would never go back. And besides, I can instantly see if I got the shot!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 16:07 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On photo DPR T4+EOS 200 F2.8 in MedicineMan999's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I am not a birder, but this is very nice!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Nice article. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:14 UTC as 26th comment

When I started in photography I focused manually, set the f stops manually, selected the film I needed (ISO), and set the shutter speed manually. Heck, I even cleaned and loaded 4x5 manually. Made a damn good living. IBIS? Just a dream. Now smartphones take all the thinking away - just point and shoot, even if there isn't enough light.
Great article. GAS is constant!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 20:20 UTC as 42nd comment

. . . and swings and tilts??????????? Why?????????????? ha ha ha. Not the same, partner, not the same.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 22:10 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T4 (123 comments in total)

IBIS and huge battery! Love it.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 21:43 UTC as 7th comment
On photo 9DCF87FB-C951-41B2-9C57-4B11123201EA in Charles Baxter's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wow. So what is it? And it that you?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 21:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Wrong Way Rudolph in the santas and reindeer on the move challenge (4 comments in total)

. . . nor is it an Elk. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 17:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Wrong Way Rudolph in the santas and reindeer on the move challenge (4 comments in total)

RIGHT way elk. Last I checked Denali was in the USA. Maybe I misunderstood?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 17:25 UTC as 3rd comment

Nice concept! Now what is the price? How about different sizes?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 20:44 UTC as 25th comment
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)

The Fuji X-3, X-H1 (IBIS), and X-3 AND Sony, are all kicking Nikon's butt.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 18:15 UTC as 281st comment | 4 replies
On a photo in the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Stopped down to f5.6 and ISO 400 brings out a little noise.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 22:21 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Shootin most of these at f1.2 is tough!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice lens! I like it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 22:16 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This time the left eye is sharp!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2019 at 22:12 UTC as 3rd comment
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