Steve Bingham

Steve Bingham

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

Second web site:
www.ghost-town-photography.com

I have been actively involved in all aspects of digital photography for the past 23 years. Used Photostyler before Adobe bought them out and came out with Photoshop 2.5 for the PC (now use PS CC 2017). 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. Velbon Carmagne carbon tripod coupled with a Kirk head. 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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Well, I see a few errors. The Grand Canyon has moved to the center of Arizona as well as the Pacific Coast moving 500 miles east. Then there are the obvious hot spots. Worthless.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (159 comments in total)

I had this camera - and loved it. Still selling prints that were made with it. It had only one fault. It was slooooow. Very slow in everything it did. Great camera. I only wish Olympus had continued along this line. Sure, they made the E20 - and then quit. Jumped onto the Nikon ship.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 14th comment
On photo NIK_6977 in Nikon17's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

You are kidding, right? It looks like you added too much clarity in your conversion. How do you know these are not stars?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 17:50 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Kodak Pony 35 - film camera of the 50s. Now I use a Nikon 810. What a difference!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 147th comment
On photo Early morning rower in bathgate's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Man, that's a LOT of pelicans! And yes, the larger version looks much better.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo No spaghetti... in Leonostro's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

You are welcome . . . and it's true.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 16:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo No spaghetti... in Leonostro's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Some of the best dog photos I have ever seen!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Wish I was a birder! 600mm at 4.3 pounds. Awesome. $1,399 US.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

My cousin and his wife were visiting Rio. Just outside of town he was hit over the head with a 2x4 about 5' long. Down he went while the second thief grabbed his wife's handbag, knocked her to the ground, and ran into an alley. This was in broad daylight. Funny thing is, he had lived in Rio for over 5 years while they built the damn - many, many years ago. Rio has seriously changed! My cousin is in great physical condition. 6'2" and 190 pounds of quickness.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 137th comment

OK. Just for grins I downloaded Dorothia Lange's most famous picture. I made a 2' x 3' print. So, Getty, sue me! Please.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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falconeyes: I wonder if US citizens are aware of how ridiculous their legal system now looks to other parts of the world?

In my mother tongue, the idea of a "state of justice" is so important that the corresponding term "Rechtsstaat" became a part of other languages too (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rechtsstaat ).

It is a corner stone of democracy and it is quite obviously (to people living abroad at least) broken in the US.

Especially in our times of competing civilizations (West vs. Arabic vs. East), the broken legal system of the US causes tremenduous damage to all of us.

So true.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On photo BeachChairsSM in gordonpritchard's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Butt, butt, butt . . . where are they? Nice photo!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 1st comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1989 comments in total)

A really great review! Thank you. No camera is perfect. Nice to see the real pros and cons.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Black or nothing!!!!! You are wasting your time. Why not test lenses - like you were set up to do?

True, Simon. And I have greatly appreciated your efforts. However, I understand that you have/had an agreement with DXOmark to test lenses? Do you see a decrease in the use of this website?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Black or nothing!!!!! You are wasting your time. Why not test lenses - like you were set up to do?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies

I got money says the color doesn't stay neutral.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

Sierravin, I have way more sense than to screw up a perfectly good Rubicon on Jaws. Mistakes are way too expensive. :) Watching is more fun! By the way, I certainly would not put the Toyota 4runner in the same class as a Rubicon - especially one properly equipped. 4 wheel lockers are everything in the serious rocks.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Bingham: Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

:>) Yep! I have 2 jeeps now but finally grew too old for my Jeep Rubicon. It took me places I had no business going to (4 wheel lockers and aggressive tires).

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)

Been there - but never in the early AM. Awesome photo - and the best out of dozens I have seen. The road you traveled on is, at times, a narrow (one car) shelf road with death a certainty if you fall off the shelf. It has been called the most dangerous road in Colorado due to the almost dozen deaths. I can't imagine traveling this road at night!!!!!!! I don't imagine Sierravin ever had an SUV up this road!!!!! :)

However, I do see some perspective distortion. PS CC or earlier can easily handle this. Puzzled how it got 5 poor votes - and the very reason I no longer submit!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies

A-series IQ3 100MP system is available now, and is priced at $56,000 with the 35mm lens. Man, that's a lot of bread! I'll pass. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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