Welcome to my Info page
If you are interested in any of my photos just contact me via E-mail.
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I give a list of site updates, and a place for comments
My Lens Collection
I show photos and links with my lens collection
5D vs. 40D
I posted photos taken with a 5D (full frame) and 40D (1.6) with 100% crops at ISO 1600 with wide open aperture for comparison
Limitations of Fluorescent Lighting
by Curtis Newport
A Great article about dealing with Fluorescent lighting
Shows the different magnification levels with different macro lenses, extension tubes, bellows and with 2x teleconverter.
What is Infrared?
How to Take Infrared Photos
Shows basic info and examples of how to take infrared photos with a DSLR.
Canon Digital Photography Forum
A Great Canon Photography forum
Over 200 reviews and 800 photos of camera bags for canon & nikon digital slr cameras
Even got photos of my backpack there
A Jpeg vs. Raw opinion
The Real Truth About JPEG images
by Michael Furtman
I agree with this
JPG vs Raw:
Get it Right the First Time
Another Jpeg vs. Raw opinion
I agree with this
Julian’s Lens calculator
Helps figure exacts
Helps figure DOF
Stock Photo Price Calculator
Helps figure Prices
photozone Lens Reports & Reviews
Great Reports & Reviews
Nice Macro lens comparison site
Canon EF 50mm F1.4 vs F1.8 MK II
Nice EF 50mm lens comparison
“I Love Photography”
Photography: the art or process of producing images on a sensitized surface (as a film by the action of radiant energy and especially light).
I try to capture reality (frozen time). The reality I concentrate on the most is Nature (while we still have it). Almost all of the time I shoot in Manual mode, I find camera light meters can’t always get it right to my eyes. I also like knowing that I took the photo not the cameras computer chip.
I post information on all my photos with Technical Details: ex. f/stop, iso, lens, shutter speed, etc… This was much harder in the film days. I had to write it all down but with digital it’s easy. I post the detail so that someone who likes my photos can learn, or at least have an idea on how it was done.
I don’t manipulate my photos, why? Because anyone can manipulate anything, and if something is manipulated how can you trust it? Do you trust manipulated news?
What is a manipulated photograph, you may ask? A photograph that does not accurately display what the photographers see with their own eyes. I find it is important for a photograph to be true and as accurate as possible. Obviously there are some photos that don’t display this ex. an infrared photo or a special effects photo, etc… However instead of using software I try to lean on using the camera and photo techniques to obtain my photos.
I compress photos to a size of usually less than 100KB. The reason why I do this is so no matter how slow or fast you connect to internet you will be able to see the photos quickly. The negative to this is compression can cause artifacts to be in the photo. I do try to keep it acceptable for viewing but if you look hard you might be able to see it. This isn’t as viewable in prints because little or no compression is used ex. a photo posted here is about 50-100k with compression, the same without compression is 340k, before resizing it can be up to a 22meg file. As you can see the compression is needed for internet display but not for prints.
Before my step into Canon DSLR’s, I used a Canon EOS Elan II and Elan IIe 35mm film cameras (I thought the Elan IIe eye control focus was garbage, it just didn’t like my eye). I had two cameras so I could have two different film speeds on demand. One was always iso 100 or lower the other was usually iso 800 or 400. I also use to have two Minolta X-700′s 35mm film cameras.
One of my old X-700′s
Before that I went through Point and Shoot trial, trying a number of 35mm Point & Shoot cameras. I even drove around the entire country taking snap shots with a Point and Shoot Kodak camera (wish I had a DSLR then). I have also had video cameras to video tape weddings for a living but it didn’t satisfy this photographer. Prior to video I use the Pentax line and had a Pentax ESII, back then it seemed so modern with its screw in lenses. Prior to that I had a number of different cameras, my very first camera (that comes to mind) was a Rolliflex Twin Lens Reflex. I remember how I thought it was wild how you had to look down into it.
I now have a Canon 60D to replace my Canon 40D and a Panasonic DMC-ZS20 for those times I didn’t want to lug the big camera. Back when I first got my 40D I did a high ISO wide open Aperture test between my 5D and 40D — click to see and was very happy with my 40D. For its price it was equal if not better (in some areas) then my 5D. All the photos I have posted here are taken by me, with a digital camera. This made sharing photos so much easier because it took the developing, scanning and corrections work out of it. So I don’t miss film any more!
My Panasonic DMC-ZS20
My Canon 40D
My Canon 5D DSLR
Cameras – Panasonic ZS20 – Canon EOS 60D, 5D & 40D.
Lenses - EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5, EF 50mm f/1.4, MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6, EF 100mm f/2.8 macro, EF 100-400 IS f/4.5-5.6L, Extender 2X TC & a Kenko 1.4 TC, Celestron – CR-150 HD 1200mm f/8 telescope, Industar M42 50-2 f/3.5.
Accessories – 580EX SpeedLight, Kenko – 12, 20, 36mm extension tubes, M42 bellows, Bogen / Manfrotto 3021BPRO Tripod with 3030 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release, Off Shoe Flash cord, RS 80N3 Remote, Hoya R72 IR filters, B+W UV Haze MRC F-Pro filters & Circular Polarizers, Hickspodisc, etc….
Here is a photo taken with an old P&S Canon A300 of my equipment.
Here is another photo taken of my equipment in my photo backpack the Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic.
Click to see my review on this bag at www.cambags.com
If you are interested in any of my photos either for purchase or just a question don’t hesitate to ask by clicking here
Click to see some of my Macro Equipment Setups