Lives in United States Sonoma County, CA, United States
Works as a Data Analyst
Has a website at viewbug.com/dcassat
Joined on Jun 11, 2011

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  • What is right is based on your intention.   If the photos represent your expression of what you saw and you like them, you're done. If you mean to represent how the scene actually appeared I'm ...
  • I love the visual feedback idea!   I might actually use mine if it were modified this way. Thanks for the great idea!
  • Replied in Deactivated!
    I love the idea of the clutch but it has flipped several times by accident and I shot OOF without realizing it in a couple of instances. It meant that I missed a unique shot. So, yeah, I disabled mine.
  • I rarely change the mode dial.  I use two settings -  both presets.  One for Landscape photography and one for people that may include indoor shots. I always lock it to prevent the camera from ...
  • Replied in Rarely an issue
    I wear glasses always but very rarely have issues that you suggest.  If I’m shooting in a lot of light, which I try to avoid, I will remove my glasses to see the composition clearly.
  • Since I don't use .JPGs for this type of work I can approach this as though I would with a RAW file when seeing it for the first time. The shadows are too deep here and appear to have no gradation ...
  • You're right about the amount of time to change lenses.  I would say you need a telephoto too for outdoor but the 12-40 or 12-35 Panasonic is important for indoor shooting.   You really need at ...
  • Don't forget IBM also. They were the king in the computer industry but they didn't adapt to customer demand. A huge company brought to its knees in the late 80s when the customer showed them who...

  • Replied in No
    I don't use the noise filter although I get the two names of the noise reduction confused.  I use the one for night photography that does the dark subtraction but the other that supposedly removes ...
  • Replied in My approach
    I have two custom settings to cover these circumstances. One handles daylight photography and will auto ISO from 200-400 and starts with f5.6. Two for the low light indoor stuff with auto ISO from ...
  • Thanks for taking these.  As I live in Cloverdale and work in Healdsburg I found myself wondering in and out of the preliminary evacuation zone(s).   Incredibly disheartening to lose so much so ...
  • Replied in My take
    I think you've worked it out correctly.  Diffraction should be taken into account beginning at f8-f11 depending on the lens but it should not keep you from shooting smaller apertures where you ...
  • The problem with DXO marks is that there is very little connection to those things that make great photos great. I've been shooting with Olympus cameras for the last 7 years, thought about leaving ...
  • Lightroom really has the highest level of user interface refinement and does wonderfully on my photos BUT it is in need of a performance update as it has grown gradually slower as file sizes have ...
  • <The engine of On1 is very accurate! One of the few RAW editors out there who "know" what is highlights and what is shadows in an image. >

    My experience is the opposite. I currently cannot get...

  • Replied in Wow!
    I love these! Thanks for sharing them.
  • Replied in Great mood.
    The space, B&W are excellent and the leading line adds to the depth between the singer and everyone else.  Wonderful compelling image.
  • Replied in Leading
    The first one.  Best lines, color and composition.  I haven't read the other's comments so have not been jaded by them!
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