Chrisinhouston

Chrisinhouston

Lives in United States Kingwood, United States
Works as a commercial photographer
Joined on Feb 25, 2004
About me:

Starting shooting with my dad's Argus C-3 and went on to run my own commercial studio for 25 years.

Chrisinhouston's recent activity

  • The kids invited me to go along to the Texas Renaissance Festival just NE of Houston. I haven't been in 20+ years so it was fun to go and I figured I would mostly be photographing my kids and ...
  • Yes, I am also now considering that Tamron lens. It's a 2.8 which I would prefer to an f4 zoom and I have had very good results with the Tamron 24-70mm and the new 150-600mm G2. And it is a little ...
  • I got the G2 a few weeks ago and have really liked it. I found the focus spot on and super sharp. I have been thinking of the 1.4TC as I don't mind sacrificing the aperture a bit but to be honest ...
  • Created discussion thread Love that new camera smell and feel!
    Just got the Canon 5DS this past week and there is something nice about that new camera smell and feel! You un-box it and insert a battery and you get that first screen that asks you to enter the ...
  • I come from a background of commercial photography where I had a studio for 25 years with everything from 35mm to 8x10 at one time or another so I see different cameras as tools for different ...
  • Created discussion thread Wide Angle Sigma Lens Decisions
    Trying to make up my mind on the next lens I plan to get. Recently I went on a bout of selling some older gear and upgrading. I own the Canon 7D MKII which I primarily use for action shots like ...
  • So far I am not planning on adding this body or upgrading. I use my cameras just like the tools in my workshop, different ones for different projects or jobs. My light and easy travel kit is fine ...
  • I attended Brooks Institute from 1976 to 1979 when I graduated. That was when it was still owned by the Brooks family. I don't remember the costs involved to attend but it was pretty reasonable for...

  • I own it and use it from time to time. That being said I tend to find myself not shooting as many long shots with my M system as with my Canon DSLRs because when I use a long tele-zoom I am ...
  • Created discussion thread My thoughts on my new 28mm Macro lens
    Overall I like it. It seems pretty sharp both as a distance and macro lens. I like the little LED lights. I haven't used them a lot yet but I can see where they might help kick a bit of light in ...
  • Created discussion thread Fun in my kitchen
    I do most of the cooking for me and the Mrs. since she has the 9-5 job. This week I used up some things from my refrigerator and turned out a mock Beef Wellington. The piece of beef tenderloin was ...
  • Created discussion thread The Ice Plant in St. Augustine
    Good food and probably the best bar and cocktails in town.  It gets great sunlight in the late afternoon. The bar and dining area Old tools of the trade
  • I was having a PM conversation with another forum member about the recent food shots I posted and I figured I would point out that when I shoot detail shots like those shot under adverse lighting ...
  • Created discussion thread Just ordered the 28mm macro for $75!
    I was ordering something for my wife at Amazon.com and I noticed I had $224 in AMEX points so I put them to good use.  I had the choice of ordering from Canon or Adorama and with the latter there ...
  • Replied in Let's Eat!
    Actually all my dining shots are available light. At our table their was a small lamp, you can see it behind the wine glass in the first shot. There was a window just behind my right shoulder and ...
  • Created discussion thread Let's Eat!
    Last night was my wife's birthday and we ended up at one of our favorites, a local French restaurant and had a lovely dinner.  I asked to be seated near a big window so I could take advantage of ...
  • Created discussion thread Dinner out on our last night in Seattle
    Last night in Seattle we went to a place we like very much for dinner near the airport. They sat us outside on the patio and the early evening light was great as was the food and wine! I take the M ...
  • Created discussion thread Grid lines only with M-3?
    I was shooting this morning at sunrise where it would have been nice to have the grid lines in the viewfinder on my M3 for aligning my shot but couldn't get just grid lines, had to have the ...
  • Created discussion thread first horseback riding lesson for my GD
    I took the M3 along for my granddaughter's first horseback riding lesson. Mainly because it was light and easy and I had another bag with drinks and snacks so didn't want to add more weight with a ...
  • Thanks, that was done in Lightroom later on. I tweeked the Clarity slider to the left to reduce it slightly. I find that sometimes can act like an old fashioned diffusion or soft focus filter.  I ...
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