From: Eric Miller on

"Pudentame" <no.one(a)no.were.invalid> wrote in message
news:46af5663$0$8940$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com...
> Eric Miller wrote:
>> Having just wandered from the political thread, I thought I'd toss out a
>> puzzle of sorts that might get back OT. Does the type of diffuser really
>> matter? If you think so, then tell me what kind of diffuser was used in
>> this photo? Heck, if you can't tell, just give your opinion as to whether
>> you think it did a good or even adequate job.
>>
>
> Why not attend one of Gary's workshops and find out?

I don't need to; I took the photo. But if your attendance at one of his
workshops was that informative, surely you can easily make that
determination and share the correct answer.

Eric Miller
www.dyesscreek.com


From: Annika1980 on
On Jul 31, 5:47 pm, Rita Ä Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:
>
> > I've already done that. In fact, one of the reasons I got it was for
> > macro shooting.
>
> >http://www.pbase.com/image/81673031
>
> Not bad. I guess since you don't mind playing around in Photoshop
> correcting problems that could have been eliminated in-camera the Fong is a
> winner for you. Most people find it utterly problematic and a waste of time
> for macro shooting.

It isn't as problematic as blowing $600 for a ring flash that produces
harsh shadows.


You keep slamming my stuff, but you never answer my questions.
I asked you what was painted out in that other pic and what do I
hear? Crickets.
Now I'll ask you what problems could I have corrected in-camera?
These ain't studio portraits. I take my shots mostly handheld with
either a very long (400mm) lens or extreme macros, both of which
require skills that you'll probably never appreciate. They are taken
in a variety of lighting situations sometimes requiring high ISOs
(like the chipmunk pic).
Ain't no controlled lighting here. Everything is done quick and on
the fly (macro pun intended). IOW, I do what I can with what I got.

Here's another chipmunk pic for ya since you're nuts:
http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/81673254






From: Pudentame on
Eric Miller wrote:
> "Pudentame" <no.one(a)no.were.invalid> wrote in message
> news:46af5663$0$8940$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com...
>> Eric Miller wrote:
>>> Having just wandered from the political thread, I thought I'd toss out a
>>> puzzle of sorts that might get back OT. Does the type of diffuser really
>>> matter? If you think so, then tell me what kind of diffuser was used in
>>> this photo? Heck, if you can't tell, just give your opinion as to whether
>>> you think it did a good or even adequate job.
>>>
>> Why not attend one of Gary's workshops and find out?
>
> I don't need to; I took the photo. But if your attendance at one of his
> workshops was that informative, surely you can easily make that
> determination and share the correct answer.
>
> Eric Miller
> www.dyesscreek.com
>
>

The correct answer is use whatever you want. I'm going to.
From: Eric Miller on
Pudentame wrote:
> Eric Miller wrote:
>> "Pudentame" <no.one(a)no.were.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:46af5663$0$8940$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com...
>>> Eric Miller wrote:
>>>> Having just wandered from the political thread, I thought I'd toss
>>>> out a puzzle of sorts that might get back OT. Does the type of
>>>> diffuser really matter? If you think so, then tell me what kind of
>>>> diffuser was used in this photo? Heck, if you can't tell, just give
>>>> your opinion as to whether you think it did a good or even adequate
>>>> job.
>>>>
>>> Why not attend one of Gary's workshops and find out?
>>
>> I don't need to; I took the photo. But if your attendance at one of
>> his workshops was that informative, surely you can easily make that
>> determination and share the correct answer.
>>
>> Eric Miller
>> www.dyesscreek.com
>>
>
> The correct answer is use whatever you want. I'm going to.

Any answer is the correct answer when you are making up your own questions.

Eric Miller
www.dyesscreek.com
From: Tony Polson on
Annika1980 <annika1980(a)aol.com> wrote:
>
>It isn't as problematic as blowing $600 for a ring flash that produces
>harsh shadows.


Surely the purpose of a ring flash is to illuminate *without* shadows.