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 25 years. Used Photostyler before Adobe bought them out and came out with Photoshop 2.5 for the PC (now use PS CC 2018). 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 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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  • Replied in Really Reilly?
    The weight loss alone will be really special. Will I use it? Probably not, but many will! The price might well be below $3,000 USA. A screaming deal. And time marches on . . . . Great post, Reilly.
  • 20 SIMPLE lessons. I wrote these many years ago for PS 3-4-5. They still apply. See my bio.
  • Nope. Using CC 2018 4-8 GB will work great for almost all your needs. If you are a serious user, and you obviously are not, than more ram is better. Nope. Mine is only using 905K as I type this. Ho ...
  • Call out the lighting when naming your preset - like "2 hrs before sunset". You can have many, many presets. You can even name the camera and lens.
  • I developed these years ago when I was teaching Photoshop at the college. Most still work well and are EASY to follow. http://dustylens.com/photoshop_tips.htm
  • Replied in Paste images
    Copy first. Then go to the second image and paste. You then can move the second image around as long as that layer is highlighted. This works with any version of Photoshop, even old versions like ...
  • This could be done with ColorChecker Passport and calling out the name of the preset lighting and then using it again.
  • Do a search using the name of the file. Any containing (1), (2) after the file name, etc are copies - if on THAT drive. Be sure to look at the drive they are in. If they are on different drives ...
  • However, there are many alternatives . Many prefer Lightroom (I don't) and many prefer the latest Photoshop Elements (I don't. Not powerful enough for my needs). My recommendations? I need more ...
  • Listen to Iliah. He really knows his stuff.
  • PC: Get at LEAST a CPU of i7 at 3.2GHZ. Use a 500 GB SSD as a separate scratch disk. A minimum of 16 GB of ram. Use at least two separate SSD drives. Do a ton of research. This should hold you for ...
  • Sony RX-100 MIII, IV, or V All will easily fit in any shirt pocket. All have a 20 MP sensor and will easily make 16 x 20 . . . or even 16 x 24 with a little resampling. Quality? You bet! Made for ...
  • I still don't see many changes in CC 2018. It does appear to slow down a bit as it rebuilds some cache? I suspect it will be back up to speed as I use it?
  • The directions state that Adobe DNG Profile Editor is to be used. Here is the download for the Passport. Be sure to follow the directions exactly. I find it very informative. Puzzled by your ...
  • I would recommend the #4 choice. You can either save with all layers intact, or flatten. Your choice. Be aware that some publishers might only publish one layer! Yikes. As I often change my photos, ...
  • Created discussion thread CC 2018 now has a new update.
    CC 2018 is now up to 19.1.3. New update for ACR is also out - 10.3.0.933. Not sure exactly what 19.1.3 (windows) does - yet! Looks like some corrections made for CC 2018. ACR includes latest camera ...
  • In CC 2018 simply reduce the saturation to -50. This will pretty much tone down the green in his skin and the overall red saturation. Takes just a few seconds. Image, Adjust, Hue and saturation, ...
  • Heck of an article, Oldpanda. However, I do see this: "My process did not include any dust processing - I did not even feel the need to brush the film." In any case, it is an arduous task . . . and ...
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