Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Hi -- you have quite a few questions (and you will probably get quite a few answers). I have done a lot of product photography with a number of cameras and different types of lights.  Your camera ...
  • ...several times to look again and read the replies. On my monitor (calibrated NEC) the original is definitely a more interesting portrait. The shadow is not too deep and, most important, the ...
  • Cameras for years have included image settings for: Portrait, silky skin, backlit, relaxing tone, sweet child's face, scenery, bright blue sky, romantic glow, sunset glow, night sky, night ...
  • I'm not paid by Westcott, but I bought two of the 35W Westcott daylight LED lamps which I use in a 2-light Edison base socket on a light stand with an umbrella. I estimate the light is equivalent ...
  • You may be able to get that bokeh thing with your 6D without paying Apple a cent!  (If I'm not mistaken, Apple invented bokeh). Be sure to let us see some pictures soon.
  • Replied in My answer
    That's where the WA converter lens helps -- you only need to aim approximately.  Don't know what you can do about the awful clatter of the DSLR mirror and shutter.
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    After reading your question carefully and thoughtfully, it became clear you're after a degree of perfection that many people haven't yet recognized. Here's what I suggest:  you can set your 6D to ...
  • You might try Kodak's Austin Development Center. I bought software from them many years ago and it appears it's still available. http://www.asf.com/support/plugins/PluginSupport/Support/
  • You've "caught the moment" in each one.  The unusual lighting did not detract.
  • I consider it to be useful, but there have been a few instances where there appears to be an autofocus (or manual focus) error because the studio shots don't support the conclusions about image ...
  • You have to look at what the photojournalists are using. :-D
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    IMHO this is too good for a real estate agent headshot. ;-) The ones that catch my attention are most often like mug shots, probably taken with a phone cam on a windy day.
  • You might want to know that GoDaddy sites are known to be problems for some browsers -- in fact the two browsers I use most often reject GoDaddy links for bad certificates.  You and others may not ...
  • My experience is that autofocus or manual focus errors have been a more common cause of sharpness problems than lack of stabilization. Choosing a proper shutter speed (or using a tripod) has ...
  • Created discussion thread Bookstack
    The weather has me doing some lighting experiments indoors. Trying out a new 41-inch deep umbrella with a Westcott daylight LED lamp for some table-top photography. Yes, I know table-top photos ...
  • Limited experience here too.  I had no problem getting a small table set up outside the kitchen and the waiters set each plate at my table for a quick picture before serving. I had two foamcore ...
  • Over and over we hear/see people say that companies are in business to make money. In my one economics course I was taught that companies are in business to make a product or offer a service, in ...
  • (I note that John Clinch also provided some explanation -- I hope we're consistent). It's been years since I was involved in adaptive systems, but I'll try to describe the problem. I believe the ...
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  • There is some interesting detail in the foreground which can be recovered from the posted JPEG.  Naturally it's important to avoid losing the qualities of the original image, so the editing should ...
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