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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  • Replied in Everyone?
    Wrong. I don't. I save the raw file + xmp file.
  • Replied in 860?
    How did you get your hands on a D860?
  • I'd pick the a99ii and pair it with the Zeiss 50/1.4. That combo is what I use almost half the time right now, so it makes sense. For me.
  • Replied in Watch videos
    Sometimes I forget to increase the Youtube clicks for a DPReview first time poster. It happens, I'll live.
  • Replied in Metering
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    In my camera, I have a number of metering modes: (1) Average (2) Multi-segment (3) Center weighted (4) Highlight (5) Spot The latter has two options, ...
  • Sometimes a scene benefits from the subject being off center. Sometimes, way off center. Both a shallow DoF and a far off center subject combine to render focus-recompose mostly useless. I like ...
  • Replied in Batches?
    I'm still mulling the cost benefit analysis of registering copyrights for my photos. If I do, and register in batches, I will have 50-100 in a batch with the same title (maybe with #1, #2, etc ...
  • Replied in No.
    That is my feeling as well, particularly if you use the card in the same camera.
  • The computer science definition of "format" is to create the basic file structure so that files can be written to the device. There are many formats that computers use, Mac hard drives use "Mac OS ...
  • Replied in Never?
    How so? What technical reason can you offer? Crying here would, of course, be the first thing I would do. What would comprise "bitten"? I think these "rules" came about due to one person's ...
  • Replied in Never?
    Why not? I format the cards as either FAT-32 or xFAT on my Mac as the first thing I do when I get one, then delete in-camera whatever is on the card before I start shooting. I rotate 4 SD cards. ...
  • Replied in Neither
    You need at least FF and 24Mp to get best quality. This was expounded upon in a few recent threads: (1) (2) htt ...
  • Replied in Important!
    My particular needs (scene selection, post processing, final output) encompass all manners of photography. Therefore any paradigm decision I have made (including capture format) is the One True ...
  • No Leica, Hasselblad, or Phase 1 either. No fast prime lenses. I will never again buy a camera or lens that I do not see used at the Olympics.

  • Replied in No.
    No. If you share a card among different cameras of different brands, you might need to re-format when you put the card in a different camera. Usually in that case, the format is also creating a ...
  • Can you post a sample or a link to a photo with the look your are referring to? I use a 15mm fisheye on my FF camera, I get great barrel distortion :)
  • How many for you? A few hundred?
  • Replied in But...
    LensBaby can do it for even less:
  • If you have a boxfull of negatives, how do you know which ones you want to scan?
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