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What is your policy on using your images. I would like to use a portion of your image CRW_1009.jpg for a background for the banner on a blog webpage. Do you give permission that? I can't afford to pay for it, but I would give credit and a link to your gallery (beautiful work by the way - stunning).
If not I certainly understand, but if you don't ask.....
Dear Richard or Dickie:Thanks for the web site information. Truly, truly beautiful pictures. You seem to capture the heart and soul of your subjects and take one into a deeper level than just "skin deep". Wonderful. Anytime I feel sad or melancholy and feel the world is ugly I can go to your website and feel the positive. Thanks again for web address
Hello Richard, thanks for passing by buddy ! BTW, I've add quite a lot of macro shot lately. How's the family, I guess it keeps you busy ? You're still on top of my list of favorite photographer here on pbase, keep it up !
Richard - YOU ROCK WITH A CAMERA!
I was reading a review of the Sigma 105mm and there was a link to your Pbase site. WOW. I'm sold on the lens as well as being incredibly impressed by your eye and composition. Your macro shots honor nature's creations. Truly impressive. Bugs never looked so beautiful. Your work is very inspiring! Thank you!!!!
Richard, I have been posting on the PAD almost everyday for a little over a year and for some reason never stumbled across your gallery until today. I took some time going through your past PAD postings. You have some amazing shots, your control of lighting and your sharpness are very nice.
Richard: Can't remember how I came across your gallery, but my wife is from Chatham and haven't been in a couple of years... but I do remember hanging out in a bar near the train station that had "dancing girls"....?
Is that JR's tavern that you have great shots of burning down... I can't believe a Chatham institution is gone!
Brian Cook pbase/qdogs
im impressed by your amazing work. i put you on my list of favorites
Many, many nice shots. Great macro series and wonderful drops. Beatiful shots of small children...especially the child near the sink. A wonderful browse. Thanks.
Thanks Richard for your comment on my cactus photo. Your macro shots are outstanding. I have marked your gallery in my favorites, so will be stopping back by.
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First time i have veiwed your galleries BUT i will be back great work keep it up!.
WoW,wooooooow wonderful. great galleries. Beautiful photos! Beautiful fancy! I very nice to see your gallery. I am set back by your colors in all your galleries. Really great work. you are very talented........... and ect/
You have so many excellent things in your galleries. Congratulations!
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
I've been roaming Pbase for several months now and I have to tell you that you are one of my 5 favorite pbase photographers. I've finally decided to buy a Rebel XT and now I notice that you have also made this dicision, but then ended up using a 20d. Could you please tell me how you arrived at this decision? Did you find the 20D to be far supperior to the Rebel XT?
hello...it seems im in 4th place in viewing your galleries..lol
The tamron was a decent lens though I found it to be somewhat inconsistent especially if the lighting was not great. Focusing was slow and if used at the 300mm mark shots could be quite soft if the lens was not stopped down. Personally if I were you and had to do it all over again I would get the Sigma APO version of this lens as it has a much better reputation.
Are you using a Sigma EX 105 Macro?
For your hover fly pic(aug 18) did you use extension tubes and a macro lens?
I came across your photographs today while browsing through the PaD gallery....your work is amazing! I am going to add you to my favorites as I would like to monitor your progress. I see your sister has a studio, do you? Where in Canada are you from? I really think that so many of your images are breathtaking, thanks for sharing them with us.
I must say after stumbling across your pictures I was in awww.... I must say some excellent work =)
nice work, richard!!
I just went through your galleries and have to say: AMAZING PICTURES! I love the children portraits a lot as well as nature captures. Keep taken great shots! Hurray Canada!!!!
Your macro work is excellent. I am thinking of going for a Macro lens... either the canon 100mm or the Sigma 105mm. I am guessing that you are happy with the Sigma..?
Supurb bunches of images Richard. New to digital? That doesn't seem to matter. You prove it's the photog not the equiptment that creates images. Keep up the good work.
Great,awesome, beautifull picture !
I am new in digital photography and, I have powershot A75 now. Can you suggest me which teleconverter and macro lenses I must buy, so I can take a shot like you ?
I know it is lot of questions, but I will be grateful for all your answers.
Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! What talent! Keep up the good work
I have only looked at a few of your photos and am in awe..
I am looking into the Canon Digital Rebel..Did a Google search and your photos appeared..
Your children are beautiful!And you have captured the essence of childhood so perfectly!..
I was wondering if you are a professional photographer and if this camera requires special skills..I am a Nikon user and love the macro capabilities of it.Were your macros taken with an additional lens ..or as is right out of the purchase package?
Richard, Just wanted to tell you that your photo's are awesome!!!!! Your children are beautiful!!! Each photo is special in a differet way!!! You do great work!!! Keep it up!
Elaine Stinson (Westover)
thanks Rich for leaving a comment at my site,I visit yours..I love your work and many pics that have inspired to reach a lttle futher..try a little harder...Thanks J
Gary sent me a link for the your centennial pictures, they are great. Your whole site is fabulous!!! I can see your gils will have a terrific set of albums to look back on.
Thanks for sharing your talent and passion for photography. I'll be checking in on your website in the future...
Excellent galleries. I enjoyed your portrait and macro works the most. The portraits of children are really nice and soft.
Your Picture is so Great!!! I am considering to buy a 300D, seems the outcome is so good.
Eric from Hong Kong
Your fly macros are out of this world. Very nice shots! Keep amaizing us!
Your fly macros are out of this world. Very nice shots! Keep amaizing us!
Awesome galleries! I enjoyed them very much. I have to learn a lot to take photos that good. Thanks.
Oustanding Canon 300D macros....
Will add you to my favorites and look forward to seeing more.
F García Robles
Tienes fotos muy interesantes
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Could you give me more details on what macro,close-up and tele lens you used for yout photos? How you used them together (e.g. maco+telephoto). Are they professional r chaep ones one can find on ebay?
I want very much to begin taking macro photos...
Also, you know that the A70 camera like the most of the digital cameras have a very large DOF. Does the use of a telezoom lens help in obtainig a smaller DOF, for portraits by example.
You do a great job with your photos!!!
Wow! I have to bookmark your gallery without your permission! You have AWESOME photos here! Your photos inspire me greatly. I'll come here every day to learn from you, and will never miss any single photo of yours!
Your macros are stunning. I can't believe you took them with the kit lens and the specific photo gear(Can you tell me what it is and where i can order it?) I love details!
It'd be great if you post a photo of that special gear somewhere in your gallery, so i'll come and check up.
Thanks in advance! Keep up the wonderful job!
A70 with a Titanium Macro lens, +3 diopter lens and the 2.4x teleconversor. All at the same time? HoW?... I can't figure how this works. I Have A70 and I'm planning to buy EOS10D in near future. What I'm trying to say is what close up accessories should i invest in you know the ones I could use with my 10D later on. I know you must be tired of answering all these questions again and again, but please..... my email is email@example.com thank you very much brother and keep up the good work.
Your pictures are amazing!
I think you should submit to EXPOSED: C-K Photo Competition
Chatham-Kent has much to be proud of, and this competition is designed to highlight the many unique aspects of Chatham-Kent.
The Mayor's Youth Council invites you to submit photos showcasing the people, places, and things that make Chatham-Kent unique.
Deadline for submissions has been extended! Get your photos in by April 23, 2004!
I have never seen photos like yours. Every one of them is beautiful, many are exceptional. I'm pretty sure beginners like me (but not only them!) will learn more about the art of photography by looking at your photos than by taking a course.
With sincere appreciation,
PS: I would also suggest beginners to take a tour of Ken Rockwell's site (www.kenrockwell.com) which contains some true photography wisdom.
I am new in digital photography and before I used for meny years SLR cameras.
I have powershot A80 now.
On one of yours shots "Dragonfly Perch" you indicated that you used "A70 with titanum macro lens + 3 close-up lens with 2.4x teleconvertor."
This is the way you attached them to camera ? Did you use adapter?
Is your 2.4x teleconvertor Canon made ? What close-up lenses are you using?
What name is titanum macro lens ?
I know it is lot of questions, but I will be grateful for all your answers.
great pictures with the canon A70 !
I'm planning to buy an A70 , but now the released the A80 would that be a better choice?
Richard, great pictures and classy style you got here.
I did a couple of renditions from a picture of Victoria.
Please take a look ->
Hope you like them.
the macros are excellent. i also have an a70 but have not been able to achieve pictures nearly as good. what setup do you use to achieve maximum resolution with the a70?
thanks, and keep taking great pictures!
I am greatfully enjoyed and appreciated the show, tips and answers to questions.
Thankyou, because I learn some valuable things about photography from your work.
Fantastic photos in your galleries! I like them alot! You have a great taste when it comes to composition! /mattias
Great shots! Can the TC-DC52 2.4X teleconverter fit directly to the A70? Also, how do the titanium macro lense and +3 close-up lense connected with the teleconverter?
Look forward to seeing more of your pictures. Thanks.
Glenn R. Henry
Again Richard your joy of photography is an inspiration to many. You have the ability to see light that we take for granted. Can you please share a few of your many techniques of focusing (auto?), metering (matrix?) and white balance (auto?) in ambient light? Thanks again....Glenn
Thanks for your kind comments. As for post-production, most shots have underwent some form of post-processing. With some undergoing more than others. The amount usually depends on what I am trying to acheive with the photo. For basic shots I will usually just play with levels, curves and USM. WIth others I will do the same but will also include Burn, Dodge, Clone, saturation, desaturation etc.... For compositions I almost always crop my photos as the all cameras I have used or use do not give me 100% field of view when composing the shot. So I have to overcompensate to ensure I get everything in the frame that I want.
Thanks and I hope this answers some of your questions.
Thanks Richard for sharing your art. Your understanding of composition allows the "story telling" to happen in a single image. Question: How much post-production work i.e. color correction, cropping, stitching etc. (PhotoShop) is done to your photos?
Richard, I was blown away by the quality of this image - "image 19564309" in your creatures and critters album. which macro lens did you use. Can you send me a picture of your macro lens and the lens set up.
I have had good luck using the macro lens with my A40, but never get an image thats nearly equal to yours. I guess its all in the hands.
Thank you for sharing us your beautiful photos. I have a G-2 for 2 years and love the camera but I never get a good close up pictures as you do. Keep up the good work and thanks again.
I am also a Canon user and I currently own a powershot A40. Before looking at your pictures, I always complaint that A40 is not powerful enough to take good pictures. However, it is so surprise to see that you take pictures with A40 and A70 and they are so sharp, so nice and so professional. I really understood that taking good picture doesn't depend on the quality of the camera but the mind of the person who takes the picture.
I had been living in Toronto for a long time. I've never felt that the city is that beautiful until seeing her in your shots.
I am new member of Canon Powershot Users group and posted some pictures.
I am a photo hobbyist for the past 3 decades starting from black and white to the current digital photography. I recently bought Powershot A60 because it has got all features which I wanted to use.
It is hardly a month old with me and your pictures give me lot of encouragement and enthusiam that I can make wonderful use of it (althought A60 has only 2 Mega pixels).
My daughter is living in Toronto with her husband and 2 daughters. They are inviting me to visit after my retirment which is to happen in next couple of months' time. When I saw your picture 'sisterly love' I was planning to take similar picture of my granddaughters who are about the age of those girs in the picture.
I have some kits for taking closeups with my old SLR camera. I am wondering if I can use them with A60.
I am eager to see more of your pictures and will ask you how you took them.
I was surprised with your modestly - you say you are learning to use digital camera. But the quality of pictures are almost of a professional.
MY NAME LANA,(28YRS).IT IS AMAZING!!!
I WAS SPEECHLESS WHILE LOOKING AT YOUR GALLERIES.IT IS NOT ONLY PROFESIONALLY TAKEN PICTURES,BUT ALSO THE WAY YOU SEE LIFE THROUGH THE CAMERA AND THE SIDES OF LIFE YOU WANT TO BE SEEN BY THE OTHERS!!! AM A NEW TO DIGITAL CAMERA USERS,AND FOUND YOUR GALLERY OCASIONALLY,WHILE LOOKING FOR CAMERA REVIEW,THAT I WOULD LIKE TO BUY (CANON A 70),BUT FOR ME ALL THOSE PARAMETERS ABOUT IT'S FEATURES-"AS A BALLET SHOW FOR BEARS"!I AM COMPLETELY UNFAMILIAR WITH TERMINOLOGY,ETC.AND ANYWAY IT DOES NOT MAKE SENCE FOR ME BEFORE ICOULD SEE THE PUICTURES,TAKEN WITH THIS CAMERA.THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR PHOTOS!GOOD LUCK AND LOTS OF INSPIRATION WITH A NEW PHOTOS!!!
wow- looks like I had an issue with spelling in my last post. I must have been up late.
I've sent you an email, however, I'm not sure if it went through. Just curious if you have had a chance to look at the "Richard Armstrong Website" as of yet. As I mentioned before it's not complete. Only categories are viewable, not each picture. Let me know if you're interested-If not, I'll pass it along. It's viewable at:
You may be making another A70 disappear from the shelves here.
I was torn between A70 and G2 (G3 is over budget). I like A70 for portability and manual controls (including add-on filters). But in the galleries I browsed, I saw great pictures with G2; and so-so with A70, they just didn't have that 'great picture' look. I was thinking maybe A70 is a nice toy but just not up there with the serious cameras. Or was it more a result of the correlation between the skill level of the photographers and the cameras they use?
Your gallery makes me think the second is true. And looks like, in a skilled hand, A70 can produce those unique pictures you see from higher level prosumer cameras.
As the others have asked, really, what is your secret for that clarity and vivid colors? Any filters, software tricks?
PS: I would really value your overall view and comments on A70, including quality issues and the infamous 'soft focus' issue. Is the relatively slower lens a real show-stopper? I am an enthusiastic beginner.
Thanks Dave for you nice comments. I do not have a personal website on the net for showcasing my photos other than PBase. I am still learning this art and I feel I have a long way to go before I dedicate a website to it.
Phenomenal shots. I sell digital cameras for a living and I regularily show customers the pictures you have taken using the Canan A70in order to show off it's ability.
Do you have a personal website?
Thansks in advance,
Wandering through the forums at dpreview I came across your link.
I had decided to go for an A60 very soon but seeing a few other galleries made me wonder.
Now I know great photos can be taken with the camera, so thanks for that and keep up the good work !
I am brand new to the digital world and just bought a Canon S50. Your gallery is absolutely beautiful and I was particularly impressed with the dog portraits and especially the husky. Are you using Canon software or something else? My efforts sofar leave a lot to be desired but can appreciate there is a learning curve. Would appreciate your response.
I'm most impressed with your work. Keep it up!
These pictures are great! I just got an A70 as well. However, I don't seem to get the same quality pics at ISO50/Superfine/Large Size. There is usually quite a bit of noise... I noticed most of your pics are 800x600. Did you take the pics at a small size to avoid noise? I'd like to know your camera setting. Please reply to my email ctny at yahoo (spelled out to avoid spam). Thanks.
Wonderful stuff Richard - just purchased the A70 myself and this gives me great hope!!
One other thing - I would like to contact you personally to ask you a question about your work and my music!! Could you contact me on the email address I have supplied?
Richard...I just posted my album using my new A70. I can't help to noitce your pics are so much better. I like the clarity and color saturation. I have tried both the contrast and the vivid color options on the camera...macro and regular focal lenghts.
Could you please, pretty please tell me how you take your pictures..what settings you use. Please take a look at my album (it is the last one, says Canon Test shots) to see what I am talking about.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Great awesome composition and editing. Have you only used these digitals? You must have background in photography, these shots shows alot of experience. If you are not shooting at least semi seriously, you should consider it.
I came across your page because my friend was looking for a nice beginner digital camera and chose the A70, which he picked up. BUT now that I have seen your pictures, he picked up more than a beginners camera. I think I will get one myself as a backup for my 10D. Having the mode dial and full manual is a good backup.
Very very nice photos. Looks like the A70 is treating you well.
I've just browsed through your pages with all your wonderful pictures. I have recently updated myself with an Powershot A60 and before that I used the A40. I'm not sure about this, but I get the feeling that the A60 takes
images thats not so sharp as the A40. Well, the A40 wasn't very wellknow for taking crisp pictures, but the A60 is even worse. I'm not sure if there is a problem with the camera or if I'm a bad photographer though. I would also be intrested, as some other viewer mentioned, to know which filesize and quality you are using. It would be fun to hear which thoughts you have camera over all. One thing I miss in the info on the pictures is which ISO setting has been used. Maybe you can't add this? Feel free to contact me on this email adress, Richard.
Fredrik J, Sweden
Hi Richard, I'm so glad you took those fabulous photos by Canon A70. I'm a new DC user, and still making a stuggling decision between Canon A70 and Samsung digimax V4 (have you ever heard that??). I think u just show me a way to A70. haha.
I think your pictures are fantastic - really good quality. Which of the below settings did you use to get the quality/size of the pictures? The reason I ask is that I want to use my Canon A70 for my wedding and then take them to a photo shop and get them printed out either on the 7 x 5 or 10 x 8 size photographs. What settings would you recommend for this please? Or do you have to resize the pictures afterwards using photo software? Sorry I'm a novice to this.
Large (2048 x 1536) - Superfine 1602 KB Fine 893 KB Normal 445 KB
Medium 1 - (1600 x 1200) Superfine 1002 KB Fine 558 KB Normal 278 KB
Medium 2 - (1024 x 768) Superfine 570 KB Fine 320 KB Normal 170 KB
Small - (640 x 480) Superfine 249 KB Fine 150 KB Normal 84 KB
Any chance of e-mailing the answer to me at email@example.com as I probably won't be able to find this message again!
Hello Richard, I was EXTREMELY empressed on your photos with a Canon A70 but the web site says u have a A40, BOTH?????or recently upgraded. Anyways can you give me some tips on this camera any examples????or should I say samples.I look forward to hearing from u soon.
Dave from Canada
Thanks for the comments on my pictures.
Yours are definitely something to be proud of, the macro`s are brillant I just wish I could get mine as good.
All the best
Like your gallery; but don't understand where the difference between Original and Neat Image comes from? Especially at the C 730 test Gallery (Sunsets at he lake).
Maybe you like to tell me?
Thank you for your messages, You photo galleries are excellent!!! I like very much too! ! !
As I stated on the A40 Users Message Board, your pictures are amazing. Keep up the great work!
Good, High Quality Photos
Very Nice and sharp