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 [photography only one aspect], MFA. 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; Exhibits specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Former supermoderator of the late Lightcrafts' LightZone forums. Co-founder and webmaster of The LightZone Project, www.lightzoneproject.org

tex's recent activity

  • Shoe Acquisition Syndrome or Clothes Acquisition Syndrom. Proud father of 2 women, husband of another, son and stepson, aunts, grandmothers, sisters. Only my dear(no sarcasm, she was a saint) ...
  • Replied in Enough /nt
  • during the limited time frames of interviews, and considering who is asking the questions. I'm pretty sure you will find that most excellent artists, photographic or otherwise, are keenly aware of ...
  • I'm going to dare to say that for most avian shots that are mainly trying to capture the bird, there's vanishingly slim room for art. For the art side, I'd be looking at Audubon, Heade, and others ...
  • Replied in Exactly so
    You're a bit older than me, and I'm in a similar boat, but am maybe in for one more big upgrade.  For now, I'm more limited with my computing and storage (soon to be resolved), and printing---that ...
  • "sufficient" For the vast, really vast majority of users that's already been reached w/o computational photography, hasn't it? For the small minority left, there will be a subset where they, too ...
  • file malleability.  I have way more margin for error with a larger sensor, and I need every bit of that, since I can be a real dolt at times.
  • Replied in So, a question.
    If advances in computational photography come to smaller sensors, is there something prohibiting them from coming to larger ones?
  • Replied in Yes, Zenfolio
    I used it for my website, the building tools are very easy (and probably even better today than they were when I started some years ago....
  • I'd pay more for an excellent screen for that purpose, and also chimping for that reason.  I'm often doing work that requires critical focus and deep DOF.  I'd like to better see if I need to ...
  • Replied in Do you mean....
    great photographer, or Great Photographer?  You have a shot at the former, just by being a little diligent, thoughtful, by learning and practicing.  You also need a little affinity for it (which ...
  • Respectfully, that's not the main issue for most of us.  I don't want "your kind of review". I want neutrality, sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander:  Cons for one camera are cons for the ...
  • Replied in Well, 2 things
    OK, but I think underlining it wouldn't hurt at all for clarity's sake.  This is the clearest and simplest statement I've seen from the DPR staff on this matter.  It's fine to weight it heavily, ...
  • I have many faves, too many to list here, but here are several that go under most people's radar: Paul Outerbridge, Eliot Porter, Charles Sheeler (mostly a painter, but good to see the ...
  • Replied in I agree, SBS
    For some the enhancements are either no big deal or even anathema. I don't do weddings, but I am called upon at work to do some event work and quite a bit of on-the-fly museum installation ...
  • Thank you for your careful, patient, and neutral response to this particular issue. I also very much agree, however, with SBS's comments.  Yes, the AF performance lags behind others, but AF is not ...
  • Based on what I've seen and what I use the camera for, I will send mine in July, right after my next business trip shooting it. The best test shots show good improvement, although it's quirky.
  • I was in 4/3 from 2005/6 to 2010---the last camera an E-3 that I loved and remains one of my favorite cameras to use. In those days there were weekly flame wars about equivalence and at that time ...
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