Carlos Taylhardat

Carlos Taylhardat

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Headshots Photographer
Has a website at https://artofheadshots.com
Joined on Feb 28, 2012
About me:

Thank you for viewing my DPReview profile, I am a portrait photographer, specializing in corporate headshots. My background is in counselling and photography, I started my first studio at the age of 17 and left it due to allergy of chemicals and worked with youth and their families in different capacities to help them bridge a solution following apprehension due to sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect. I consider my work as a corporate headshot photographer and extension of both disciplines, psychology and photography.

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On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)

I bought a Fujifilm XT2 and was very excited but have the following issues with the camera and Fujifilm - Hope Fujifilm developers read them.

​Here are my complaints;

1 - Slot 1 and Slot 2

Slot 1 and slot 2 produce identical file names for different images and confusing IMac into believing its duplicate data.​ This is a hassle for a professional photographer as we want to minimize any chances for error, I suggest to have the number identifying individual slots or better - have sequential file naming.

2 - Fujifilm Remote

WIFI is great for shooting images but horrible for picking them. It does not produce a gallery where one can rate the images or pick them for review in photoshop. Canon remote has a great system for picking images after long shoots or for clients.

3 - RAW Files

Raw files can't be seen on Imac or the fujifilm remote system.

4 - Terrible online customer service

I asked questions with customer service and they seem apathetic and late to respond.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 8th comment

Steve Jobs would be the first to say "Crap" towards the iPhone 7, not all is bad, some improvements with the camera - but I lost all confidence in the phone due to the new wireless earbuds that are worth an additional $150.00. It's junk and if one component is junk than we lose faith towards the entire production.

iPhone ended the ear jack and came out with some ludicrous replacement like the ability to have ear jack if one were to purchase an additional item or we can purchase a wifi system that sounds crappy or buy the ear buds that look the same but without wiring. It looks like a real stupid idea it kind of reminds me of a science fiction b-movie invention.

Steve Jobs would have had a hear attach.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 371st comment | 6 replies
On photo jumb to the sky copy in the Seawall Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you all for your submissions.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 1st comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1914 comments in total)

It says it has wireless, does anybody know if it has wifi? I love the wifi feature in the canon 6d and would like to continue if I do decide to upgrade and I may due to the focusing system although I hate the extra megapixels.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:22 UTC as 170th comment | 4 replies
On challenge Seawall Portraits (6 comments in total)

Maybe I should have called it " Seawall Life ", but its too late to change it now. My apologies for not being clearer.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Image Microadjust seems like a must for portrait photographers like me.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Seawall Portraits (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: You seem to have described at least three elements to this challenge: 1) a picture of a seawall, or 2) a picture of a lake walkway, and 3) if a picture of a lake walkway, it must have people in the picture. There is also the implication that the lake walkway must be in a city (rather than, e.g., the country). Please clarify.

Hi Buzz,

Thank you for letting me know that its not clear. I am adding another sample image to help people realize what I am requesting in this challenge. I want images of a scenery or people by the individual cities seawall. Not all cities have a seawall but most do.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On challenge Seawall Portraits (6 comments in total)

Looking forward to seeing your work

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 23:33 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge People Expressing Emotion (4 comments in total)

Congratulations to everyone who joined this Challenge. Looking forward to the final result, today.

Cheers,
Carlos

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo #Expression2 in the People Expressing Emotion challenge (1 comment in total)

Outstanding

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge People Expressing Emotion (4 comments in total)

Thank you for clarifying it, yes. Anyone in the public.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Headshots with Painted Backgroung (7 comments in total)

Some people believe that a headshot is a picture of people's head. It make sense by the name, but that isn't true. Please do not ask me to disqualify images because its not a picture of someone's head.

"A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person's appearance for branding or casting. Many head shots are promotional pictures of actors, models, authors. Headshots could be a portrait of a face or full body with a background that clearly illustrate the personality inside the person photographed."

I like to call a headshot a "modern portrait", while its still a slang word that was passed from the movie industry for actor's needing a portrait ( 8X10 ), for auditions. It will soon become a word in most dictionaries.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Sasha in his studio in the Headshots with Painted Backgroung challenge (1 comment in total)

"Sasha in Studio" is a headshot with paintings in the background. Completely acceptable entry.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Headshots with Painted Backgroung (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carlos Taylhardat: After a long thought about it... I have decided to keep the pet headshots, not to upset all the contestants that submitted and allow the general public to decide. Our next challenge will be " Pet Headshots ".

Cheers,
Carlos

Hi Maiti,

We had 5 pet headshots submitted and I contemplated disqualifying them. Next time I will specify not to post pet headshots, but will accept their submission this time around and see what the voters say?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On challenge Headshots with Painted Backgroung (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

MarioSS: Sorry Carlos, I do not understand... is it only the background that has to be "painted" or is it the complete picture? (like your samples).
Thank you and have a nice day.
Mario

Hi Mario,

We are accepting either. The only image's I am not accepting are images of group's or an image where the subject matter isn't clearly seen. It has to be a portrait of a person... Or an animal ( will accept it this time around ).

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
On challenge Headshots with Painted Backgroung (7 comments in total)

After a long thought about it... I have decided to keep the pet headshots, not to upset all the contestants that submitted and allow the general public to decide. Our next challenge will be " Pet Headshots ".

Cheers,
Carlos

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carlos Taylhardat: Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

Hi ArtAlt,

I am so glad you wrote "deficiencies... tend to get underplayed...". I had that experience when I bought my first DSLR, it was actually called a ZDSLR in those day's. I bought the Olympus 20 D, where the reviews were outstanding and everyone failed to stress how horrible the wait after 3 frames would be ( a minute and a half ), a lifetime when I was photographing Weddings.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carlos Taylhardat: Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

LOL, great answer Tyler... (re hip )Yes, I was thinking the same thing... those carl zeiss lenses are quite appealing too.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1125 comments in total)

Will Sony be looking at Canon and Nikon throw a rear view mirror, in the future? I am considering switching all my gear from Canon to Sony, like I did in 2002 from Nikon to Canon due to Nikon's delay in understanding the Digital Revolution at that time.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (227 comments in total)
In reply to:

IvanM: Does it have the new Sony 'stacked' sensor?

WOW, so many Sony fans. My earlier question was genuine, it look like Sony is becoming the 2007 iphone of prosumer equipment in 2015

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
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