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Someone who needs to take better photos.
Great pix, terrific eye
Thank you for your educated response to my uestion on Dpreview. Had to drop by your site - loved the selection of pics I saw.
Your photos are amazing. Please tell me who the inspired artist is of the Viet Nam Nurses Memorial is. I have an inkling she/he is from Northfield, Mn. - my home.
Wow, that is great. I'm at a loss of words.
Your photos ignite a lot of inspiration.
Very nice work. Very creative in many subtle ways.
Big gallery.And great pictures. Very nice;) I saw that you visited my homepage;) And i'm still waiting at your guestbook comment;)
I found your gallery from Nikonians. Your statement "my gallery of so-so photos" is total bull! I think your pictures are actually very good! Keep up the great work!
Hi Kerry. I was looking for Sigma 100-300mm and this brings me to your gallery of animals. Absolutely wonderfull shots! Excellent work! Unfortunatelly we don't have a Zoo in Bergen (Norway). Only in Kristiansand but that one is not good as on your pictures. Anyway I think I could not make a pictures near your quality. Thank you for pleasure!
Best regards - Mikhail
Wow, the zoo pics are really nice. These might be the straw that broke the camel's back in my D70 vs. 20D decision ...
nice site. gave me some good ideas.
Excellent work, Kerry. Makes me think of the possibilities. Appreciate your help on the D70 forum too.
I generally shoot JPG. The custom curve is not the only change to the camera. I also changed the other defaults to my tastes. If you look up the d70 point&shoot threads, you'll see what I and other folks are using for default settings.
Yes thats great :) its excellent you get such great shots without much change in the settings, ;) ill have ago with that custom curve and see how it goes. thanks alot, ps do you shoot raw or jpeg?
Thanks for the kind compliments. :-)
I generally use the in-camera presets for white balance. Having said that, my most accurate way of setting white balance is by using the Expodisk to make a custom preset of the scene.
I haven't used custom curves, per se, until very recently. I've loaded Fotogenetic's EV3 curve to play with now. It seems to work fine, but I haven't really had a chance to wring it out real well. Before, I was just using the medium-high Tone Comp setting, which worked okay for me, but I don't worry about blowing highlights as much as other folks seem to do....
As for post processing, I don't usually do very much. I have the camera defaults set where they give me pretty much what I want. I'll tweak the WB and colors, perhaps contrast a little and then sharpen with USM. Most of the time, I'll only spend a couple of minutes on post, unless I have to do a lot of cloning to remove dust bunnies or an unwanted item in the frame.
Hope that helps. :-)
also forgot to ask, what post processing do you usually do with your images?
I have looked at alot of your images on dpreview and i always like your shots! I just have a quick couple of questions for you:
which do you think is the best way of setting white balance manuall? (if so how) or by using a photo as reference. (i shoot in raw so adjust after, so just wondering what you do).
Also do you use custom curves? do you feel these make a big difference, its an area i have untouched and would appreciate any tips :D
thanks alot and a pleasure to look at your photos
Thanks, Vinka! I hope things work out for your gift. :-)
Hi Kerry -
Wow, great stuff here. Thanks for your advice on DP Review...=)
Wow! That is quite a compliment! I don't know what to say, other than thank you very much for your very kind words. :-)
Just came across your gallery for the first time and I'm adding it to my "favorites" list.
I really like your work!! I'm relatively new to Digital photography--got my D70 last spring. I agree with you that one of the advantages of digital is how the instant feedback accelerates the learning curve.
Keep up the great work. You are now one of my role models!!
My favorite zoom is the 80-400vr. Next favorite would be the 70-200 f/2.8 Sigma. Another good zoom is the 100-300 f/4 Sigma. If you're wanting something less expensive, the Sigma 70-300 Macro Super II seems to be a very good lens for the price.
Last question, what is your favorite two zoom lens you use on the D70. I want to get my wife a longer lens besides the 18-70 that came with the D70.
Thanks in advance,
Thanks! I'm pleased that you liked the gallery. I'm fascinated by other photographers as well. :-)
Thanks for the kind compliment. :-)
I haven't used it a great deal yet, but I like it very much so far.
i like your gallery of photographers. i'm fascinated by people taking pictures. here is one you might find humor in...
Great photos! How do you like that Sigma 18-50 lense? I was thinking about it for my D70.
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Gracias, Francisco. No puedo hablar en espanol que mas poquito, pero voy a tratar para dar mi opinion.
F García Robles
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España, donde si vienes tendrás un amigo
No te olvides de votar por mi trabajo si es que te gusta, me interesa tu opinión
Thanks for your kind comments. I'd suggest that you visit the Sony Talk forum at dpreview.com for your information on taking IR photos with your 707. You can get a lot of information there.
your galleries is fantastic. Very beautiful. I like to know Ir photography. but I do not know. My camera is Sony F707 and my filter is Hoya R72. I have to learn but where?
You're very welcome. It was a pleasure meeting you and I wish you well. If you want larger sizes of your photos, I can email them to you.
Hi, Kerry Pierce! Thank you for those pictures of me in your website.
Guzy from Uzbekistan(we met in Washington D.C
Thanks, William! Glad you liked them. :-)
Thanks, Gary. I appreciate your comments. :-)
Kerry, thanks again for your kind help and pointers. And, thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos.
Beautiful shots, Kerry - and anything but "so-so"! Loved the IR shots especially.
F García Robles
Gracias por compartirlas
That's too cool, Michele. I've not been active on SIG for quite a while. Glad to see you active on STF. :-) Thanks for the compliment, too!
Wow a blast from the past !! I remember your help from the ole Sigger days with IR shots. Your galleries are great. Glad I saw you post on STF. Michele
Thanks Berber! I'm very pleased that you liked the photos. :-)
I saw this page on the PSP8-Forum, and I decided to visit. I think it's awesome, really!
Thanks Ralph, Your comments are greatly appreciated. :-)
Just linked in from the PSP8 discussion group and wanted to compliment you. I'm especially taken with your macros.
I've been a very serious amatuer photographer for about 30 years now, and I'm finally making the transition from film to digital. Though I don't think I'll ever be without my trusty Canons. I do a little of everything, but macrophotography has been a passion a long tme.
Thanks for the kind words on my photos. :-)
Not sure what to tell you about pbase. I don't do anything other than upload the photos here, using the default settings for the pages.
Not sure what to tell you about the focus problems you're having. IR light will focus at a different point than visible light, thus all IR shots will have some softness. I assume you're using manual control for f/stop and shutter. You should probably use a middle f/stop setting, such as f/5.6 or perhaps a little higher to get greater depth of field. Windy days, hand held shots will also contribute to soft focus. Use a tripod and try to take the photos on days where the wind doesn't blow the foliage as much. You might also want to check some of the photography forums, especially one like the Canon forum on dpreview.com, to see if those guys have any tips for IR shots with your A70.
Kerry: Just saw a link in the PSP discussion group to yr. photos. Wow, they're great. Love sunsets myself, but yours are out of this world.
Can you tell me more about pbase? I have a photoblog on blogger & I can't stand the way it looks. I'm not very good at code & I'm sure I could make it look a lot better if I was. SO I need to find a way to create my own type of photoblog w. a more flexible software. I wonder if Pbase might be that?
Tell me more about it.
Infrared advise needed
I have a new Canon A70 camera. The filter I am using is a Tiffin #87 filter. It is black, and sees only IR light.
The results I am getting are very Infrared, indeed, but the focus is crap. How is it your pics are so sharp? I know the G1 does great IR...but still.....
Could it be the filter I am using is too much for the camera? I am going to get a r72 filter also.
Any ideas on how to focus? What do you do?
PS. Just received my PSP 8 Solutions in the mail today, June 2, 2003. Bye for now, Donna
I am about as new to the web and PSP 8 as a person can get. I'm still taking course from Webtech U. I have learnt that I have a bit of a talent for PSP. I downloaded the "goodies" from PSP 8 solutions. My ".com" is more for webspace and sick of cheap "freebie" sites than anything else. Although I promised my dentist I'd make him a website. More as a favour than profits. I know my website looks like the pits right now and is not "layered" properly...but I'm trying to get it functional before I really work on "looks". I downloaded your patterns because I was impressed with them. If I use them can I use them in my site too? (in a pic I make? that is what I mean by site) My site isn't completed yet but maybe you'd like to have a look at my patterns that I made and give me your opinion? I'd appreciate it. Only my stuff is on my site. I've only been at this a few months. Ginny at Webtech U taught me. How and what is "giving a person credit" having a link and saying you used their pattern in making a pic? If you are curious how I made them just ask with the pattern name.
Love your work and your pics. Donna
Thanks for your very kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed the photos and hope that I can continue to provide things of interest. :-)
Wow - what lovely images! Just found your page thru the PSP8 beta group. Your photography is stunning. Have now bookmarked and am sending a link to my daughter (who has just started photography). Hope you don't mind?
Thanks for your very nice compliments, Mario. In the past, I tried to update with some new photos every week or so, but the last 3 months have been a very busy time for me. Plus, it has been winter here in Detroit, which makes it a little more difficult to get out and enjoy photography. :-) I plan to add some new stuff in the very near future.
Mario Leon Castro
Kerry I want to thank you for sharing you photographs. I enjoyed visiting you galleries. I'll be back, By the way how often you update this site?. CU next.
Thanks for your kind comments. :-) The moon shots are done with the digital camera, Sony DSC-f707, which is connected to the telescope via a special eyepiece and adapter. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the photos.
Hi Kerry, I linked here via the cgapsp group too.
Your photos are phenomenal, I can't believe you refer to them as "so-so"!!
Kerry, I saw your post on the PSP ng. Your moon pictures are great. Are you using a digital camera (or SLR) to connect to your telescope?