Lives in United States D.C. Metro, VA, United States
Works as a Rock & roll photog, computer geek
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 2, 2013
About me:

Goal: develop the proper shooting techniques and technical skills that allow for the most unusual and hard to obtain shots. This necessarily involves using equipment "incorrectly" and modifying or ignoring many accepted shooting styles.

A good deal of my current effort is directed at musicians on dimly lit stages:

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  • "...under iOS 10 and older operating systems data has to be transferred to cloud servers."

    Sounds good to me, what could go wrong?

  • Replied in Ehh?
    As I understand it, one of the versions of LR will work mostly(?) in "the cloud". If my understanding is incorrect then Adobe needs to work on their marketing. The current standalone version of LR ...
  • Replied in Me too!
    I am wondering the same. The cloud syncing is of no interest to me, my workflow is to take pictures then sit in front of my computer to processes them. I don't want or need to do that "in the ...
  • My 50 and 35 are both f/1.4. The Tamron 45/1.8 is tempting, as you suggest it's in a sweet spot between the two.
  • When shooting concerts, I often use a single prime lens for the entire event. This is even when I have other primes with me (thus a waste of effort to have brought them with me!). I usually start ...
  • Replied in Sort of?
    I have two each of 35/1.4 and 50/1.4 lenses. Each pair are from different manufacturers and separated by decades of technology. I have an 85/1.4 and 85/1.8, also from different manufacturers and ...
  • Replied in Chrome
    Chrome (MacOS): Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) I block cookies from the following: [*.] [*.] [*.] [*.] [*.] [*.]do ...
  • Created question thread ADVERTISING overlay issue?
    I am getting the ad overlay with each and every page. It's not a pop-up, it is an ad laid out over the particular page I am viewing (including this one). The URL does not change, just the content ...
  • Replied in Actually...
    If a device on your network (or your coffee shop's network, or hotel's network, etc) has been compromised, it may have had software surreptitiously installed to do the scanning automatically. It ...
  • Many people (not including you, of course) use the same user name and password for quite a few different online accounts. Grabbing one successful login session often yields  access to a lot of ...
  • Replied in Whippet?
    Whippet? Or Italian greyhound?
  • Replied in It matters
    Does your favorite restaurant use a point-of-sale system that runs on a wireless network?
  • Replied in OK...
    Perhaps I am the one guilty of not being clear enough?
  • Replied in Form letters
    I have, in my possession and framed, a form letter from the 1970s that my uncle gave to me. It is a letter from an NFL team thanking him for coming to open tryouts, but informing him that "we ...
  • I might make such a request just to get a reply that I could frame for display.
  • Replied in Software
    Very true! I have gone back and edited raw files from some years ago and taken advantage of new features like radial filters and better HDR apps. I'm glad I kept the raw files!
  • Replied in Curious...
    I'm curious, roughly how many photos do you take per outing and how many outings per year?
  • Replied in Yes
    Absolutely the best path forward.
  • Replied in Please re-post
    I'm not sure what cut-n-paste gymnastics led to the (un)formatting of your post, but could you please repost it and pay attention to the line breaks and other formatting incidentals? As it is ...
  • Replied in My solution
    I do not propose my solution is ideal for anyone but me, and possibly even for me :) I work almost exclusively in Lightroom. I use a USB3 card reader to import/add onto the SSD on my workstation (a ...
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