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.

hotdog321's recent activity

  • I didn't own the other camera bodies so have no basis for comparison, but I used two 5D III bodies for several years as a photojournalist. I loved the heck out of these cameras and the autofocus ...
  • I find critiques invaluable, especially if it conducted by someone who knows what they are talking about. But in any case it can be very interesting to see what others see in your photograph(s). ...
  • I assume you are planning on being a reporter or blogger, not a photojournalist. Nothing is going to serve every purpose, but I suggest a good mid-range used camera body with a kit lens. Something ...
  • Replied in Zooms
    Thanx! I've always loved this stuff.
  • Might try a bit of wax or even soap on the threads and see if that works. Personally, I've completely given up on using filter rings and just buy correctly-sized filters for one or two lenses.
  • I soooo want to stick a surfer in this shot! ;)
  • Replied in Zooms
    Yeah, I didn't stress it enough, but the flexibility and quality of modern zooms make them key tools for working photographers. I used to carry a whole bag of primes back in the film era--but I ...
  • You should put a little ramp or platform on the side of the pool so animals can climb back out since most of this activity probably takes place in the middle of the night and you won't be able to ...
  • Replied in What to buy?
    Almost certainly not. I used two 5D II bodies professionally for years and, except for very poor autofocus for action, they are wonderful cameras producing rich, juicy color. While I never owned ...
  • I really doubt there are any working pros that don't check their shots; I've never run across one, anyway. What would be the benefit? ALL of us have had equipment screwups, gotten in a hurry and ...
  • Replied in Zooms
    I carry two full frame cameras (Canon 5D IV these days). The 24-70 f/2.8II is absolutely key for events, IMO. My second body has a 70-200 f/2.8L II on it, which allows me to isolate scenes and ...
  • I'm a "real" photographer and I've always checked out results on the screen, as have all my professional associates. That's one (of many) valuable perks of digital as opposed to film.
  • That's terrible--especially since you are taking such extreme measures to keep gear dry. Maybe it is something to do with the Tamron brand. I work as a photojournalist in Houston which is also ...
  • I tend to reach for isopropyl alcohol when I need to clean off surface grime from a camera and lens. I sure hope salt didn't get into the electronics of your camera--salt and salt water can ...
  • Ansel Adams, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 or Edward Weston, Pepper, 1930.
  • You can take an incident light reading which generally gives  you an accurate reading. You still need to pay attention to shadows and highlights, of course. From a practical standpoint, I find that ...
  • A lot of different issues here. First, post processing images is, for most, simply a mechanical matter of getting the most out of any given image: correcting exposure, color, saturation, lens ...
  • I've never used a Tamron, but I used the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS version 1 for many years as a photojournalist. It's a great lens and, assuming you get one that isn't beat to pieces, will serve you ...
  • If you are just upgrading your present laptop, more ram will certainly help, but a SSD will be a huge improvement if you don't have one now. In my experience a desktop offers far more bang for the ...
  • In the studio or indoors, it is a useful way to roughly visualize how the light falls on the subject and spot any bad reflections (like windows in the background, off chrome, etc). Outdoors (during ...
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