tex

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Artist, visual arts professional
Joined on Nov 22, 2003
About me:

Working artist [different media], MFA. Proprietor Andrews Fine Arts LLC, performing art handling, photography, and consulting for museums and private clients, including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Glenstone Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and others. Began photography 1978 (1967 as a kid), 35mm, MF and LF photography, darkroom. Independent curator, art wrangler, fine arts repro photographer, appraiser; former collegiate gallery director, former program director for an alternative space, 10 yrs undergraduate teaching, 2 yrs chair of the department. Co-founder and webmaster of The LightZone Project, www.lightzoneproject.org

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  • The A850 was my first FF camera, I came from Oly E-3. Loved my A850, the files were great. Purchased at the end of its "new" cycle, as I had with the E-3. It was my former purchasing pattern. After ...
  • PentaxForums dot com.  Seems they are referring to and older quote from the CFO of Ricoh---and Ricoh is a bit sprawling.
  • She has said the same thing about a lot of mom and pop stores, even several small chains. She thinks it's not just the big boys or web sales that have done many of these places in, but that ...
  • For your 2023 predictions, I hope you look at the state of medium format systems.

  • I think for the most part this is a site for enthusiasts and a few pros who are habituated to checking here.  It is a bit of a one-stop shop for news and certain kinds of info. But the pro forum ...
  • First off, there are a lot of things that would describe why so many pros use the D850, and a bunch of them have less to do with the capabilities of the 2 bodies being compared and more to do with ...
  • Mind you, since you do have a D500, the D850 is also a fine pick.  But if you buy right now, I think the Pentax is a lot less money, which could mean money for/towards a lens. OTOH, the 850 is much ...
  • Based on painters, I'd say it doesn't have to.  Arguably Titian was better once he was older---certainly one of his greatest masterpieces was done near the end of his life. Then there's the sad ...
  • Replied in Indeed!!!!
    Forgot about the avalanche kit. So, look into photo "cube" inserts.  There's a number of them, some dedicated to certain systems that could be adapted, and some generic. I've used them (not for ...
  • Although for me the K1 series is about as small as I want my digital camera, because I want those buttons----don't want to be menu diving while shooting. And what I'd like is a new FF 645....
  • I have a discontinued one that is larger (and I bought another which I socked away for the future).  This one looks good.  I've always liked Lowe as well because they have backpacking DNA from way ...
  • It's very helpful about gear related issues.  It can also be very helpful for enthusiast related technical problems---macro and tele photography, some lighting, & etc.  It's much less good than it ...
  • ...everyone needs to remember that the cultural value of an object of art in whatever medium does not necessarily align with the market value. Market values most simply reflect what someone is ...
  • I've been working on a project since about 2006, and winter and spring have been easy.  Fall has been a little tougher, but that's more work related (fall is incredibly busy, as in wear you out busy).
  • Start with the farmers!
  • to the camera companies, that is. In the aughts and into the teens there were lots of budget models. But as phones got better the market for even these ILC cameras, and of course all the digicams ...
  • Started as a kid, and made my first decent image then.  Got more serious after college when I needed to document my artwork, which led to stepping up formats to 4x5.  Photography as a medium ...
  • Replied in Bah Humbug
    This OWG remembers the days of good old fashioned opprobrium.  People used to have to check their behavior in public and watch their speech as well.  Not so much anymore---such that those who ...
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