Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • 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).
  • (online with dozens of good links) http://photography.alltop.com/
  • 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 ...
  • Replied in My choice
    On my monitor, the 4th and 5th pictures would be my choice.  Just enought glow in the night sky so that the treeline is evident, and a  natural color to the sky.  In fact, I can't see much reason ...
  • Post processing with any number of image editors can "improve" the photo. It all depends on what you think the photo should look like -- how much do you want to preserve the overcast, etc. Starting ...
  • Ha! Your post reminded me of years ago when I had my first good camera (Pentax H1a SLR) and felt compelled to test the lens.  I shot my share of brick walls, and newspapers, and newspapers hung on ...
  • I look at a number of photo websites and I have to admit that some fine art landscapes are very arresting -- stunning. When I have tried landscape photography, I think I looked at it somewhat like ...
  • Forget the contests. I have noticed that there are more and more landscape photos that are over-saturated, adulterated, and otherwise modified for effect -- and I'm not referring to skillful image ...
  • Almost everyone has admitted that there are many "over-processed" photos on various websites and some are pretty obvious. On the other hand, some are touched up with a skillful hand that doesn't ...
  • Replied in Stupid me
    I thought this picture said it all.
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