Gato Amarillo

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Retired journalist / photographer
Has a website at http://www.silvermirage.com
Joined on Apr 11, 2008

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  • As someone else said, learn to say "No." Or at least set limits. Sounds like you've already gotten yourself in trouble by doing too much. I don't know what kind of family event would warrant 100 ...
  • Especially in personal photos, being "of the time" can be a plus. I can imagine people 10 or 20 years ago looking back and laughing: "remember those silly filters we had back then, and look at how ...
  • Similar to some of the others -- I bought a heavy steel L brace at the hardware store, did a little cutting and drilling, and added two Manfrotto quick mounts to make an L bracket. As I recall it ...
  • Yep. A solid, flexible general purpose zoom with pro image quality. I grew up on primes and have come to love the flexibility of zooms -- fewer lens changes, fewer missed photos, less chance of ...
  • Several couples I know own his and hers Harleys -- maybe $30,000 to $60,000 for a pair of bikes they ride 8 or 10 times a year. Then you could think about jet skis, camper trailers, and all the rest. ...
  • I have several Genesis monolights and have been pleased with them. If you're talking about a pair for $175 sounds good to me. I don't know if there is anyplace that will service or repair them, but ...
  • The price is in line with the top Canon and Nikon DSLRs. So if the A9 has the quality and features to compete for the top pro market it may do well enough for a first try. Of course this is a tiny ...
  • The 24-105 would be a reasonable choice, especially if your camera does well at high ISO. And if you're able to get close to the action. Check prices from reputable retailers before you buy at ...
  • Replied in Soft focus
    There are dozens. I use 3 or 4. A simple one: Make a duplicate layer, apply a little too much Gaussian or surface blur. Use a layer mask to hide the layer, then paint out the mask to reveal the ...
  • Like the poster above, I find a tripod handy -- but you have to be careful the people are not looking at you but at the camera. I use a wired remote because that's what I'm comfortable with. I ...
  • As the first poster noted, none of us can really answer for you. Your contrast and color problems can likely be addressed in post processing, if you want to. On the other hand, f6.3 to 2.8 is a ...
  • Other than a good makeup artist I don't know of anything reliable. If the subject has oily skin and is not wearing makeup using blotting tissue or baby wipes will help with the oil sheen. The spot ...
  • Possibly because that is what the client wants or expects. But it is a good question and I hope the OP has discussed it with the client. You offer some very good tips. Nice work. Very nice.
  • That's fine if you're willing to wait 2 or 3 years to make pictures. Most of us would like to be working now. If you are a photographer working today -- pro or hobby -- it all matters. Gato
  • This was going to be my suggestion, although the last time I went to buy replacements the material in stock locally was less reflective AND less durable than what I had used in the past. With tap ...
  • Yep. My biggest problem is finding good local locations that have not been worked to death by the other photographers. Or at least making them look different from what the other folks have done. I ...
  • You do like to give us a challenge. First, this looks like classic window light, which is often imitated with a softbox of appropriate size. Google Rembrandt and you'll see a lot of light similar ...
  • How good is your lawyer, and how much can you afford to spend on a legal defense? In US law there is no clear line, but I'm thinking Google could make your life pretty miserable if they want to. ...
  • Replied in Agree ...
    If at all possible I would want identical bodies. Especially if you plan to use primes you need similar if not identical bodies. You cannot count on having time to change lenses, and you don't ...
  • I skim a few just to keep up on what's going on, but rarely go into great detail. Partly I'm just curious, partly a lot of younger photographers come to me for advice and I try to keep at least a ...
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