hotdog321

hotdog321

Lives in United States Houston, United States
Works as a Photojournalist
Has a website at http://hartleyphotos.com
Joined on Feb 9, 2009
About me:

Craig Hartley is an editorial photographer based in Houston, Texas.

I am a three-time Pulitzer nominee and serious photojournalist. I was a staff photographer for the Houston Post until it was nuked by the Hearst Corporation in 1995. Bitter? Nah!

These days I offer cutting-edge digital photography and transmitting services for editorial, public relations, corporate and graphic arts clients.

AWARDS: Bachelors, Masters degrees in Photojournalism. First place National Headliners, two first place from Associated Press, first place from United Press International, participant Missouri Workshop & Poynter Institute.

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  • Replied in I own both.
    Nice kitty! I like the photos. I own both the 100 f/2.8L (non-IS) macro and the 85mm f/1.8. I really don't know why you would want the 85mm if you already own the 100mm macro, though. Yeah, it's a ...
  • There are some, like Edward Weston, others, who might arguably be as famous. But AA produced, showed and published magnificent large format images from Yosemite and other areas when they were ...
  • I don't shoot much video, so I'm a poor source for video longevity information. That said, I've been entirely satisfied with the RAVPower batteries in my 5D IV bodies for still photography. In ...
  • Yeah, I was going to say something about the Duracells. I've had these suckers leak just sitting unused on the shelf. I've completely eliminated ALL alkaline batteries for any use and switched to ...
  • Replied in 16mm O.K.
    Depending on your wide angle and the quality of the filter, you can use a CPL on a 16mm full frame lens. It's tricky and you really need to watch for unevenness, especially on sky scenes, but a ...
  • I don't think so. I don't use Metz units, but the dozens of Vivitars and Canons I've used though the decades don't. That said, you should pull the batteries if you aren't going to use it for a few ...
  • If you are keeping the 5D III, I would suggest buying a second 5D III--which is a damn fine mid-range pro camera and you should find one used dirt cheap. I'm a big believer in matched cameras for ...
  • +1. The 24-70 f/1.4L IS does not exist; this is the 24-70 f/4L IS. If it did, you would need a wheelbarrow to haul it around and it would cost like a used car.
  • Thanks! Glad someone finally read my post! ;)
  • Heck, how much actual shooting are you doing during your seven day trip? As a photojournalist I'm a huge believer in keeping things simple. Just buy 2-3 extra RAVPower batteries for your 5D IV and ...
  • I'm so glad I retired a year or two ago. I was freelancing for 20 years after my newspaper got sold off and for a long time I lived hand to mouth. This damn pandemic is devastating to so many gig ...
  • Snort! Yeah, us old farts have a lot of opinions. Anyway, it sounds like you are good to go unless you have an overriding need for that extra stop.
  • I've been shooting Canon gear for 40 years and this is the first time I've heard this. I wouldn't worry about it. In any case, if you can, get a 16-35 f/4L IS or a 16-35 f/2.8L III. These are much ...
  • As an editorial photographer I've shot tens of thousands of assignments on location. Almost NOTHING can be reshot, time is limited and every situation is radically different. My checklist begins ...
  • These are pretty routine shots that could be shot by almost anyone. Perhaps a large softbox was used for the primary light, but there is no fill or background light and the background, especially ...
  • If you are satisfied with your present setup, then no. Prime lenses usually are faster and lighter than zooms and may (or may not) be optically better because they are simpler designs, but many ...
  • That's not too bad unless the film was left in a hot environment. There may be some minor loss in speed and fogging, but it should be fine.
  • I've used contact cement on applications like this (rubber over steel/aluminum) and it works great. Years later that sucker is still on there.
  • For wide angle portraits you normally want to center your subject in the frame and not get too close, though I use these effects to add interest to my editorial work. Use a lens hood. Pay attention ...
  • Pay attention to highlights and shadows. Watch for interesting clouds/light. Use a lens hood. Get a good CPL filter--it can get pretty magical with the right light. And, yeah, sunrise/sunset and ...
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