Lives in United States Houston, United States
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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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  • Thanks!
  • I'm guessing you had someone shoving sand into the canyon--either that or there was one heck of a wind storm up there! ;) How does that work? Does the tour guide do it or do you work with a buddy? ...
  • Thought I'd include the link for ya: Nice write up.
  • Replied in Lens Color
    Most pros agree that Canon and Nikon have variations in color rendition, even going back to the film era. Nikon generally runs a bit cooler/neutral and the Canon warmer/juicier. Neither is better ...
  • I'd just download the win 7-8.1 version. I've got it loaded on my Win 10 machine. As usual, I don't think they upgrade it anymore. ...
  • I own the 16-35 f/4L IS and the 11-24 f/4L. Each is spectacular at performing a specific task, but you really got to NEED an ultra wide to invest in an 11-24 f/4L. For architecture, tight spaces ...
  • Replied in 5d mk2 or 6d?
    I would opt for the 6D. It is more sensitive for low light photography and the autofocus works better. I shot with two 5D II for several years and the image quality is just beautiful, but the ...
  • It appears to be a 3D rig. If the lenses were different, I would just say he was trying to get similar photos with two focal lengths. Or, heck, trying to shoot B&W and slide film at the same time. ...
  • A little bit of dust in lenses is quite common and has little or no effect on the photos.
  • I was transmitting several off-color jpegs shot in mixed sun and shade. And perhaps I'm not as skilled as you.
  • I'm having the same problem with Firefox 49.0.1. Until this update I was able to upload images directly from my computer despite not having the Flash plugin installed.
  • Replied in A keeper
    That's a great lens, but I kinda lean towards the flexibility of the new 100-400 II.
  • "Soft" light is created by the relative size of the light source from the point of view of the subject . For instance, direct flash produces harsh, contrasty light, but when we use the flash to ...
  • DPreview or LensRentals (sorry, I forget) did an analysis on this lens a few years ago. It might be worth a look. I do remember them commenting on the vignetting. This is a marvelous lens, equal to ...
  • Clearly you've never shot a baseball or football or soccer game with a 300 f/2.8, 400 f/2.8 or 600 f/4. ;)
  • I use a monopod primarily as a key support mechanism with long/heavy lenses on sports and news situations. I can also see it being quite useful for wildlife/bird photography. Aside from these ...
  • Oh, yeah. This lens vignettes quite a bit until you hit about f/4.5 or f/5.6. No biggie considering the benefits of this lens, plus it cleans right out with a single click in PP. Some folks like a ...
  • I just sent a PM message to Wild Turkey73. Good luck!
  • Great example! Yeah, that's exactly what I did, only it was part of a newspaper assignment. I was messing around with those jpegs for hours and they still looked pretty lame.
  • Thanx! Wish I could return. Truly a beautiful area with lots of nice hikes. About my favorite hike ever was hitting the easy Watchman trail in Zion at sunrise. Absolutely nobody on the trail for ...
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