Daniel Tubbs

Daniel Tubbs

Lives in United States Ferndale, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.dantubbsphotography.com
Joined on Sep 5, 2016
About me:

Retired from the printing industry, I am enjoying a second career as a photographer.


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caver101: I rather like the Olympus shown; seems nice to look at that the current crop of 'faux pentaprism' designs ...

I still have my E300 and it made some pretty good photos for an 8MP sideways mirror camera. I always thought that the Porro mirror design was pretty inventive. However, it did not look like a typical DSLR so people were not willing to give it a try.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 04:04 UTC

One of the great things about landscape and wildlife photography is that it is mostly a solitary experience. Here on the north coast of California among the Redwoods, I am enjoying the beauty of nature far from the madding crowd.
Keep up the good work and stay safe and healthy!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 23:39 UTC as 25th comment

As an old film shooter, I appreciate the beautiful soft dynamic range of film. I love the fact that she was able to capture the light so well. Natural light is great for portrait work. Kudos to her sister for being such a great model.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2019 at 04:48 UTC as 12th comment

I really love the updates from Olympus! I shot a painting for an artist client using the high resolution feature and he was amazed at the quality of the image. Now he wants to buy an Olympus camera. I’m happy for him, but I may lose his business! Thanks Olympus for making such a great camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2019 at 23:40 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I have been using Luminar since last fall and the AI feature does a good job enhancing my images. The change is subtle, but that's okay. I just like the way it makes the image pop. I've also been using Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. Goodbye monthly subscription fees. The software resides on my computer and I have already had free updates.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 16:19 UTC as 3rd comment
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GodSpeaks: This is a sad day. Shutterbug is (was) the only print magazine I currently read. I am a long time reader, since the '80s. I thought something was up as availability of the magazine this year suddenly became scarce.

RIP Shutterbug. You will be missed.

PS: What am I supposed to do for throne time now?

Outdoor Photographer has always been a great magazine. It has lots of interesting articles and great photographs.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 02:36 UTC

At one time I subscribed to four photography magazines. Shutterbug and Outdoor Photographer are the only ones I get now. Goodbye Shutterbug. I hope that Outdoor Photographer will continue to have a print copy or I won't have any to read. I just like to hold the magazine in my hands when I read it.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 02:32 UTC as 16th comment

I am really liking the upgrade in Luminar 2018. I switched from Photoshop and Lightroom last year because I do not like being forced to pay a monthly fee for my software. I now use Luminar and Affinity Photo. They're on my computer and can use them even if the internet goes down.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 22:34 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

I have been using Affinity Photo on my Windows 7, Pro 64 bit for a few months now and have not had any problems. It is a little slower at opening my Olympus ORF raw files than Lightroom 6, but not that much. I like the new update. I am starting to use Affinity as much as I use Photoshop and Lightroom. It seems to do everything I need to do with my files. I am looking forward to trying their publishing program when I is released.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 00:00 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (504 comments in total)
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springsnow: There are plenty of alternatives for Photoshop out there, but can somebody suggest an alternative to Lightroom?

I have been using Afinity Photo for a few months and find it works great.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1607 comments in total)

I bought LR when it was first introduced and am currently using LR6 along with PS5. I don’t use the software enough to pay a monthly rental fee. I’m done with Adobe. I recently discovered a powerful stand alone program called Afinity Photo that works well for me. It does everything I need. It comes from England, but I don’t mind the fact that they spell color with a “u.” Oh yeah, I bought it on sale for $40. Did Adobe think no one would come along with an alternative?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 27th comment

My first true DSLR camera was an Olympus EVOLT 300. The great little camera with the sideways mirror. I researched many different cameras on DP Review before buying Olympus. I was impressed with their innovative engineering. I moved up to my E3 a couple of years after it was introduced and still love the quality images I can make. I now have five Zuiko lenses, although I mostly use my 12-60mm f/2.8. I still like the OVF and am having a hard time changing over to m4/3 with its EVF. At 75 years old, I don't know how many more cameras I will need. Lol! I will need to decide what to do about buying a new camera this year.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (127 comments in total)

My Olympus C5050Z was my first serious digital camera. The 5 MP sensor was pretty impressive. My wife did not like the skin tones it produced and after some discussion and a lot of research, I purchased an Olympus E-300. I appreciated the innovation that Olympus put into their cameras and after a couple of years moved up to my E3. The old C5050Z had great macro ability and a very sharp lens. My wife used it for a while, but her iPhone is now her camera of choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 16th comment
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