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// (http//
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.

Steve Bingham's recent activity

  • Lens still for sale. I pay shipping to California. Price still the same. Like new lens, never been used. All accessories and paperwork included. Again, I pay for shipping, you pay PayPal . . . they ...
  • . . . bought them both used for under $600. Best camera I have ever owned (over 20 over the years - and most were pro cameras). Pretty amazing camera. Wonderful ergonomics. They will take a long ...
  • Replied in Horrible Bokeh
    Lan makes a good point.
  • Replied in Horrible Bokeh
    Agreed. Weird. Was the slide accidentally moved when scanning? Seems like the raw and jpg are different? Not sure why that would be . . . unless your scanner is off somehow.
  • Replied in Horrible Bokeh
    . . . the wind was blowing the leaves in the forground. I will bet it is on the original slide and showed up when scanning and enlarged. I don't think it is "horrible bokeh".
  • Replied in HELP!
    Thanks. I guess the dark lines came from Snap Art plugin >stylize >abstract. As I used more than one technique this would explain a lot! I had version 2 as a trial. Here is version 4 without any ...
  • Replied in HELP!
    Wow. Thanks. Where did the dark lines come from?
  • Replied in Solution:
    Thanks, Me too. Solution.This is an 8 bit file. The folder called "Artistic" is normally grayed out - as are all their selections one of which is called "cutout". Go to Image - Mode - 8 bit and ...
  • Replied in Solved.
    Solution. This is an 8 bit file. The folder called "Artistic" is normally grayed out - as are all their selections one of which is called "cutout". Go to Image - Mode - 8 bit and apply. Apply the ...
  • Tried it for 1 hr on some really sharp files. I have it , but prefer PS CC 2021. If you are expert on PS than this might be a useless accessory. CC 2021 does an excellent job but requires some ...
  • Replied in HELP!
    Thanks Toermalijn . No help but you tried!
  • Well, sometimes the magic works. . . Sometimes, it doesn't. :)
  • Replied in HELP!
    Where the really smart ones when you need them? :)
  • Replied in HELP!
    Actually Dynamic Painter works fine in my PS (CC 2021). Thanks for posting! Picasa does not work well - pretty primitive.
  • Created discussion thread HELP!
    No luck with the other forum, so I will cross-post to this one. I did this photo while messing around in CS3 many years ago and forgot how I did it. The bold lines remind me of Picasso - but no ...
  • Created discussion thread HELP!
    I did this a few years back while fooling around. Can ANYONE suggest how I might have done this??????  HELP! Getting too old too fast. Steve Bingham
  • Use the fine print in a newspaper and measure to see if you are parallel - don't guess - use a tripod . The fine print should be the same font type and size .Chances are you should be fine. This is ...
  • Nice moon shot . Looking at your data, you did everything right. Looks like the moon has had a rough life. :)
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