Zach

Zach

Been in photography for 3 years now and loving it
 
Been in photography for 3 years now and loving it

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Zach replied to the topic 'Catching people unaware Street photography' in the forum. 1 week ago

Great advice, I couldn't agree more with.  Why try to reinvent the wheel when you can follow the path from others.  

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Zach created a new topic ' Do you still own your first camera?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

There was a discussion on another board I belong to today talking about first cameras.  I was surprised how many people still own their first cameras!

I barely remember what my first camera was, let alone still have it. 

Do you still have your first camera?  

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Zach replied to the topic 'Absolutely Insane Drone Footage of Oklahoma Tornado' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Remember back in the day, the closest coverage to a tornado was a crappy video from a helicopter.  This is super clear and seems much closer.  

VERY cool!

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Nothing like being in the middle of the road! 

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Zach replied to the topic 'One full frame camera and one lens' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

a9 and 70-200mm

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Zach replied to the topic 'Nikon, Canon or Sony factory tours' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I'd jump on this, camera tour would be killer! Especially if you are able to  get close. 

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Zach replied to the topic 'Stop Geotagging images' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

So true, didn't this just happen out in Joshua Tree and Utah arches.  

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Zach replied to the topic 'Shooting your shots slightly underexposed' in the forum. 1 month ago

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Zach Mosher wrote: I don't check my histogram till generally in Lightroom. 


Forget Lr… it's all on the camera screen  — where a quick look
will confirm or infirm your exposure. Really your best friend.


Cool, thank you.

So do you have it showing on your photo preview screen? 

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Zach replied to the topic 'Shooting your shots slightly underexposed' in the forum. 1 month ago

Troponin wrote:

Zach Mosher wrote: I always had a tough time with high contrast shots and recently started to shoot all my shots slight underexposed.  All my shots will cross through Lightroom and therefor get some edit work done.  I find I get more detail and better control of my highlights doing this way. 

But if this is remotely a good practice, then why aren't the manufactures building this into the exposure algorithms these cameras use?  


Sony kind of did this and it drives me crazy. It’s anywhere from 1/2-2/3 of a stop low. Shadows can be just as harmful as highlights, especially in some areas of photography, like macro. I find that I can lose detail in dark hair (spiders), and in those tiny little spaces. For birds, the darker feathers can start causing issues too. 

At one time photogs “Exposed to the left” to get less highlights, but now that we have histograms, can see what is happening in the field,  and digital editing, a lot of photogs have gone the other direction and actually expose slightly right. 

Personally, I try to get as close to the correct exposure as possible, but will over/underexpose for certain shots


Didn't know that about the Sony's.  But the detail is easier to pull out from an underexposed area vs blown out.  I do agree, that the extremes are pretty much PITA regardless.  


So what sort of shots will you underexpose for?  Give me an example please.  

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Zach replied to the topic 'Shooting your shots slightly underexposed' in the forum. 1 month ago

I don't check my histogram till generally in Lightroom.  It seems to be begged a lot more in the center since I started going for the underexpose.  

Are you checking in camera or do you keep it on your LCD screen? 

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Zach created a new topic ' Shooting your shots slightly underexposed' in the forum. 1 month ago

I always had a tough time with high contrast shots and recently started to shoot all my shots slight underexposed.  All my shots will cross through Lightroom and therefor get some edit work done.  I find I get more detail and better control of my highlights doing this way. 

But if this is remotely a good practice, then why aren't the manufactures building this into the exposure algorithms these cameras use?  

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Zach replied to the topic 'What are you using for noise reduction?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Nearly all the time it's Lightroom I use, only because I'm in there most of the time for my image catalog.  Plus that little slider on the right makes this a quick edit.  

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Zach replied to the topic 'Nikon D850 vs Nikon Z7, which to get?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Right now today?  D850.  If we were looking at generation 2 of the Z7, then likely the Z7 II 

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Zach created a new topic ' GoPro battery drain when off' in the forum. 2 months ago

Not an April fools joke, wish it was.  However I bought a GoPro HERO6 a few months ago.   And just started using it.  I had both my batteries fully charged yesterday before I went to bed.  This morning the battery in the unit was completely dead.  I know 2 things: 

1.  When I went to bed that battery was completely charged, not a single photo or video taken on it. 
2.  The camera was off.

When I got up this morning and tried to power it on, nothing.  Didn't turn on.  I decided to try the other battery and it turned on.  

I don't see how anything could be running as there is really nothing to these cameras.  But I'll ask regardless, is there anything that could remain 'on' and drain the battery in this thing?  

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