Darrell Spreen

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • You've already heard that there are many factors involved, but I'll stick my neck out. I have recently switched to LED lighting for product photography and I use what supposedly is "equivalent" to ...
  • Replied in Sharpening
    From what you have described, I think you are simply seeing the effects of sharpening (or oversharpening). When I have seen the Apple 4K monitors in the Apple store, I have not been impressed ...
  • I don't think we're learning anything new from you. We don't expect to find pure white in most photos, except in areas that are completely blown out. There are a great many shades of "white" and ...
  • On my monitor (NEC calibrated) the image is very good -- not dark at all. Also, when I used the Mac DCM to compare image white areas to the background white on DPR, I found nothing I'd call a WB ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Library at Fontainebleau
    Formerly called the Gallery of Diana
    Placed 6th in the challenge. Formerly called the Gallery of Diana
  • These are really nice. I especially like the second one for the orderly array of flowers contrasted with the curve of the branch. Background blur is great and I also like that you kept the colors ...
  • Thanks Dov.  You have posted so many wonderful photos in the past that I think you would enjoy entering the challenges (again?). I don't take them seriously.  If I see a topic that reminds me of a ...
  • Thanks -- your "nuts" photo was definitely the most unusual!  You certainly deserve extra credit for that. :-)
  • It seems to me that a simple optical slave trigger on the flashgun would be triggered by the studio lights (in a studio environment). Outdoors, the optical trigger may not be as effective.
  • Oops -- it just didn't occur to me.
  • Thank you Erik. I took several photos in the museum, and wasn't sure how they would look at the high ISO. This was one of those lucky shots that you discover at the end of the day when you are ...
  • Commented on photo art appreciation in the Candid shots challenge

    Not sure what you mean. I was some distance away with my wife and a tour group and was looking around the room. The woman and child were not in this position when I took my camera out and I...

  • I'm not going to say how many entries I've tried that didn't come close to winning. :-( Thanks!
  • I'm surprised and pleased -- I did not have much luck when I first tried the challenges a while back and I lost interest for years (I'm an old-timer here). Some entries I've seen are obvious ...
  • Thanks for your comments Trafford.  You are always kind with your remarks. I noticed your recent macro photo taken with a Ricoh CX-3 (excellent, even though I've never been a fan of bug photos ;-) ...
  • Created discussion thread I know I'm bragging
    Sorry about that. But I've had 3 1st place finishes in the DPR challenges in the past 3 months! Today's was taken with a Panasonic TS-3 at ISO 3200. Candid shots The previous one was earlier this ...
  • Replied in Hey
    How hard can it be? You take your phone out of your pocket, hold it out at arms length and, when you see your face on the screen, you push the button. Done! Perfect picture every time! ;-)
  • Replied in Not for me
    I frequently send photos as email attachments to friends and I have some galleries online. However, I have just spent (enjoyable) hours printing photos for a "coffee table" book (one of about 10 ...
  • Replied in Foodography
    A great combination of interests and some nice samples in your collection! I was trying food photography a while back and came across a website which claimed to show the "best" food photography of ...
  • Have you considered a multi-bulb fixture?  I have used one like that below with LED bulbs and umbrellas.  I think you'll be more likely to find high CRI bulbs in the 20-26W range. You may have seen ...
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