Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Replied in Almost Never
    It's good to stay on topic. Otherwise these threads too often turn into just trash talk. This thread was referring to professional photographers and the ones I know work with professional ...
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    Glad to hear you have a panel light to augment the window light and can work with snapseed. But I think you're getting more and more off the point. In my earlier comments, I pointed out that ...
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    C'mon -- a pro photographer will use multiple strobes, reflectors, scrims, softboxes, umbrellas, etc. as the project requires. The client often wants an effect that requires highly specialized ...
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    ;-) I was talking about the use of unique, creative, well-conceived lighting which implies hands-on use of various types of lighting equipment and modifiers. Some pros can do this consistently and ...
  • Replied in Don't agree
    We're obviously getting into personal opinions and preferences but I have always followed the pros that understand (or experiment with) lighting. To me they are always creative and their results ...
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  • I  have the Dracast LED-160 which seems to meet your requirements -- good color fidelity and could be mounted in a hot shoe or on a flexible arm.  It uses a rechargeable Sony battery. However, I ...
  • Don't forget that post-processing can help. My sample may not suit you but you can try your own techniques (check my "original size" image for another version).
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  • I'll assume the OP didn't really mean P&S, since almost any bridge or professional camera (even medium format cameras) can be used in a P&S mode. Those who need long zooms or exceptional ...
  • Replied in Thanks for this
    One of the most thoughtful and useful reviews of LED lighting I've seen -- both technical and subjective. I own several LED lights (at the lower end of the price range), and it's been clear to me ...
  • It may not be desirable to buy one light rated at 1000W -- you will likely want to use 2 or 3 lights. Some manufacturers of LED lights will state a light output in "equivalent" watts though that ...
  • I should emphasize first that I am not usually doing portraits with my LED setup -- mostly product photography. However I did the photo of my beautiful wife below as an experiment using 3 LED lights. ...
  • ....I have a flashlight with 100 LEDs.  How about some talk about flashlights.....
  • The lighting in these shots is generally soft which implies a large source -- could even be window light in one or two cases.  I think the lighting is beautiful. I would assume the effect you like ...
  • Right now, IMO, the 1" sensor cameras from a number of manufacturers represent the cameras with the maximum feature set and the highest quality results from "small" sensors. Most of these cameras ...
  • You misspelled Luddite.
  • I think the majority of posts in this and other threads disagree with the merits you see in cameraphone pictures and your comments here indicate you must have little experience with the quality of ...
  • Replied in Agreed
    I think the high end compact segment may be experiencing a bit of a revival.  That technology is improving right along with "smart phone tech" and cameras with 1" sensors are being advocated by ...
  • I'm suspicious when you say "aiming at the same object" that you may be using the meter wrong. I believe the L858 is an incident meter while your camera would normally be reading reflected light. T ...
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