tvstaff

tvstaff

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a President TV & Media Co.
Has a website at http://www.KissMyKite.com
Joined on Jul 8, 2011
About me:

TV, Print and Online Media - Sports Portraits and Fashion

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On photo Annabel Van Westerop Kitesurfing in Aruba in tvstaff's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Annabel van Westerop looks amazing in this black and white sports portrait of her taken in Aruba during Aruba Hi-Winds

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:36 UTC as 1st comment

Photograph of Ethan Westera windsurfing and competing at Aruba Hi-Winds in the windsurfing freestyle competition. Ethan Westera is a respected windsurfer

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

BobCanon: Beautiful photo!
Not quite sure she is homeless though. That's a designer scarf and hat from Nordic or close. 100% wool
Plus a hot latte!

Thank you. Unfortunately she is homeless. What strikes me most are her missing teeth and her hands and fingers with the cigarette burning down to her skin yet it was so cold. When I take a picture like this, I always give the person money. I did a series on the plight of the homeless in NYC. Most refuse services and do not feel safe in the shelters. Some protest this form of journalism... However, only by showing their plight can we get them more support. The grapes of wrath was a great movie. Was it wrong to show their dispair during the depression? People walk by and take their hats, gloves, and jackets off for these people. There is much compassion....

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (426 comments in total)

Canon claims the 1DX MKII is weather sealed for extreme conditions. I find this to be false and misleading. Through my own experience and by conversations I've had with Canon. As a professional water sports photographer i can tell you this camera is not sealed for " extreme weather" as Canon claims in their ads.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (426 comments in total)

I'll reserve my thoughts, after using the camera shooting professional sports for the last 2-3 months with the 1DX MKII. And having used the 1DX for 3+years shooting pro-sports before and still. I prefer NOT to tell people why I'm waiting, to be fair to everyone as I'm sure others would do the same for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:35 UTC as 95th comment
On photo BF3I4467-1-2 in tvstaff's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I find the noise at 320 ISO on the 1DXMKII with proper lighting to be unacceptable in shadows at times. My big glass 2.8 300 & 400 and even my 70-200 are all having same issue. 24-70 is very good with and without flash but the BIG glass won't place nice.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 09:14 UTC as 1st comment

Beautiful work and an amazing adventure :)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 12th comment

I'm not buying this. My Canon 1DX MKII bricks using the Lexar 128gb CF 1066x. Not CFast... CF!!!

To those who bought their cameras with the 64's deemed as defective.... Then a replacement should be sent to each owner. However, the fact I had issues with a Lexar
CF leads me to believe the "issue" is with firmware vs. the cards. But why should I believe what I experienced first hand ;) Honor? What ever happened to honor?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 15th comment
On challenge Sports Illustrated (1 comment in total)

Wouls love to be able to submit two shots. One male and one female athlete. It would add a great dimension and interest to the challenge. All the best :) TV

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Annabel van Westerop by Tony Filson Photography in tvstaff's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Taken with a broken or soft focus 1DXMKII. After extensive post this is the best I could get. I posted to show the lack of definition.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Phillip Kervel Lieuwe Board Rider by Tony Filson of KissMyKite in tvstaff's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Nothing is sharp with the 1DXMKII. Real disappointment.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 2nd comment

I wish Adobe would update rendering to work properly with my Canon 1DX MKII and my Canon lenses. How about fixing the basics before you move on to FLUFF!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 8th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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webmartians: Machs nix on preferences, although the black theme does seem to make colors "pop."

While you're at it, please watch the levels of JavaScript inclusions (pagefair, facebook, twitter, pintrest...) and their inclusions ...and their inclusions. Each level adds another layer of slowness for loading pages- a real problem with mobile devices and their slower connections.

Best!

I agree. The advertising, pop ups, Java code, flash, cookies, rolling video.... too much. This site is about photography. Adversities should keep their ads within continuity of DPR by using that medium to advertise their products. For video provide a link so DPR pages don't slow down. I REALLY like DPR and want the pages to remain code, cookie and pop-up free as much as possible while letting DPR make as much money as possible from their ads.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On challenge Gothic (2 comments in total)

no watermarks... why? Why cant a subtle watermark protect someone's work?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 02:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Light It Up! (1 comment in total)

I cant say I agree with the no watermark rule. Some of us would Ike to submit our work and feel we or our clients...m have a right to our IP . Thank you. Pros should have rights to.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 1st comment

Look beyond the words... look at the photograph... pretend for a moment you're a photographer !

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 2nd comment

Are they backwards compatible? Can I now fire my 580 EX using one of their receivers and a ST-E3-RT ? If so we can now group our 600 EXRt's with our 580 EX's?????

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
In reply to:

tvstaff: I must say, after reading this review I'm confused and it's disappointing.
1.) I hear negatives on focusing; I never shoot action sports with my f/2.8 300's or 400's or f/4 200-400 with ITR. I've always known it degraded things the way I shoot sports. As a sports shooter ITR is not something I use
2.) Video is of no use to me at all. I don't shoot video and I can't believe how a PRO would use this to shoot video, This is not something I will use.
3.) Shooting in manual mode I need to go into a menu to adjust exposure? If this is true... this is INSANE

The modalities of ITR vs. Dual Pixel vs. Martian Banana Eyeballs... All I know is when I turn off iTR on my 1DX using my best Canon lenses; my fast moving action shots come out much better. If my pictures came out better with iTR, I would use it.... However noting that Case 5 and Case 2 tend to work best for my style of shooting, it seems contrary to iTR all together...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)

4:) Having a CFAST and CF card was stupid. Now we get back to video... I don't want it and having two different types of cards for a sports shooter to have to work with in the field is CRAZY, Gone are the days I could take two of the same cards... one to me one to the client. Gone are the days I could put a bunch of cards in a pocket, pop out the two that are full and blindly pop two in. Gone are the days of not worrying about destroying pins, readers and hand the wrong card to someone. This just makes no sense to not offer the same dual card as Nikon did.

5.) I'm wondering if I made a mistake pre-ordering this camera????

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 4th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)

I must say, after reading this review I'm confused and it's disappointing.
1.) I hear negatives on focusing; I never shoot action sports with my f/2.8 300's or 400's or f/4 200-400 with ITR. I've always known it degraded things the way I shoot sports. As a sports shooter ITR is not something I use
2.) Video is of no use to me at all. I don't shoot video and I can't believe how a PRO would use this to shoot video, This is not something I will use.
3.) Shooting in manual mode I need to go into a menu to adjust exposure? If this is true... this is INSANE

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 06:22 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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