John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Parents continue to be ignorant.  My son's coach last year (10 year olds) was also in charge of the league.  He's all about his son and other pitchers learning breaking balls.  These parents are ...
  • Replied in Pentax-Lenses
    Wow - I didn't know that.  Are all the pentax mount lenses screw mount instead of HSM?
  • Replied in Pentax-Lenses
    It's a catch 22.  As you say, Sigma must reverse engineer Canon and Nikon protocols for AF.  That may or may not be the case with Pentax.  Pentax MAY share their protocols, I don't know.  But, ...
  • How many industries haven't changed in 40 years?  Why would you think photography industry is different than anything else?  Let's talk about the airlines that dominated in the 70s - where are ...
  • Lots of aspects play a part.  Compelling sports images tell a story.  For example, the subjects in those photos fill way too small a portion in the frame.  Action should fill the frame.  So, ...
  • Barry - I'm not sure I understand what you're saying.  The OP made the assertion that some people offering critique say any photo less than professional quality isn't good enough.  I never assume ...
  • Mike, As someone who tries to offer constructive criticism, I'll offer my observation. I have found there are some people who post photos who only want to be congratulated on what a great ...
  • Replied in perspective
    Like swimming, bicycle racing is a very predictable sport and lends itself to potential manual focus.  But not all sports behave this way. And for other sports where movement isn't as predictable - ...
  • Replied in Very misleading
    It really depends on what the photographer needs to achieve.  Absolutely there were brilliant action photos made prior to AF.  But there's a reason why most professional sports photographers rely ...
  • I think this second image is much more compelling than the first you posted.  The subject is more interesting here than in the first image.  Neither the water, nor the human offer much of a ...
  • I believe your post states you were using manual focus.  From a technical standpoint, your subject is in focus.  However, from a sports photography standpoint, the image isn't as good as it could ...
  • Replied in a novel idea
    Why not actually have a verbal conversation with the prospective client.  Email communication isn't always the best.  Having an actual conversation on the phone will enable you to understand what ...
  • Having separate buttons for shutter and focus can be useful in some very specific instances.  It will make no difference in the other instances.  It isn't magic - it doesn't improve focus ...
  • you say you don't have any extreme sports background - what is your background for other sports photography?  What sports do you have experience shooting? What types of photography have you done ...
  • absolutely.  My point is simply that spending a lot of money on something rarely used isn't a photography phenomenon.
  • no.  It isn't really a collector's item.  Just like the Harley example (which you conveniently ignored).  The point is - people buy expensive toys they think they'll use and don't.  Just ask 10s ...
  • This is no different than any other hobby.  I have a friend that owns a vintage Shelby but he drives it about 3 or 4 times a year only. I know multiple people that own Harley motorcycles that ...
  • Replied in Figure Skating
    Fantastic series Glenn. Exposures and WB are spot on. For people new to sports photography - notice how every image shows the face (and expression) of the athlete.  That is critical to making the ...
  • It really comes down to the type of post and discussion thread. If the thread is about critique and feedback of images, I naturally provide more weight to the opinions of those who demonstrate a ...
  • Like every other feature a subset of consumers might like, manufacturers do a cost-benefit analysis.  Internally memory chips would be part of the board (like they are on phones).  This means more ...
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