Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • A search in this forum may turn up many threads with advice and samples. Product photography can be done inexpensively, especially if you are handy and willing to experiment. I recently switched ...
  • Replied in Very important
    I've probably owned a few too many cameras over the years, but it's become clear to me that some cameras were impediments to my photography and some have been almost "enabling". I no longer look ...
  • Whether vivid color is appealing or not, it is easy to degrade images because of color-channel clipping. Reviewers have noted that most "snapshot cameras" tend to deliver slightly over-saturated ...
  • I can't be sure what message you were sending but the photographs you posted look beautiful on my monitor. B&W contrast is high, one color image is very natural and another seems a bit too ...
  • One of my early jobs was photographing a number of menu items at a restaurant location for some display posters.  I know it's not easy to work under unknown conditions. They would bring each dish ...
  • Easy to see the line on my monitor -- in all 3 shots.  The IQ holds up very well with iZoom. I have been using it with my LX7 with no regrets.
  • I do quite a bit of "table-top" photography and occasionally food photography -- this is an excellent shot IMO. I especially like the (burlap?) texture of the background as a contrast to the main ...
  • Thank you. There is a good review of the camera on DPR which allows you to look at images in detail. When I post images, I web-size them so the full image displays at once in my browser window with ...
  • Created discussion thread Reconsidering the TS3
    Remember the TS3? I took it as my only camera on an big vacation because it is so compact with its internal zoom lens, etc. It has not been a favorite for general-purpose shooting in the past. I ...
  • If you do work in a studio enviroment, it goes without saying that creative lighting is a fundamental part of the process. Of course there are many other types of photography that depend on good ...
  • I think you're onto something. Every time I'm doing studio work with an important subject and have softboxes, umbrellas, scrims and strobes set up, I think to myself "how stupid can I be"! "I ...
  • Replied in Old explanation
    I say "old" because I copied the following information from several sources years ago. I don't know if it is still relevant and you should take it for what it's worth. I'm sorry I didn't also make ...
  • Commented on photo Too late for reading in the Classic book and eye glasses shot. challenge

    Thank you for looking, and for your comments. I have experimented with low-key lighting a number of times and this is one of my favorites. Just fortunate that the challenge was a good topic for me.

  • This would be fine if it were true.  It seems some of the "standards" are not so standard. The "average observer" spec for the angle subtended by the eye is usually 3.4 minutes of arc, while ...
  • There are measurement/calibration techniques that come from the field of imaging radiography. They are necessarily very exacting and do not depend on perceptual factors such as viewing distance, ...
  • Replied in Not again
    It seems LJ has just resurrected some old discussions (Mid November 2014 for example) using the same photo example that was used before. I can only guess his reasons. It boils down to where you ...
  • How about a "blur" of photographers.
  • Replied in Nope
    I'm waiting for a robot I can send out with a camera so I can be a photographer while sitting on my couch.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Too late for reading
    Placed 1st in the challenge.
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