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  • Birthday 02/26/1975

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  1. You are correct the point and shoot will be better until you buy a Macro lens. Shooting on a DSLR without a macro lens and cropping in just won't cut it. Pick up a macro and it will be far superior than your point and shoot. www.JayMorr.com
  2. Nikon D700 A few of the lens's I own & use for fly fishing photography: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Micro (Macro) Nikon 300mm f/2.8 G-AFS ED-IF VR Lens Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight i-TTL Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter The above is the main stuff. Hope that helps. www.JayMorr.com
  3. Al, If you have an SB-800 or 900 speedlite, you can now start doing some off shoe flash photography with the built in Flash Commander option in the 300. Let me know if you have questions. I use this a lot with fly work!
  4. Congrats Al! That is exciting. The 300 is a really nice camera and one that you will enjoy for quite some time. I look forward to seeing your images. You going to bring it with you to the show in Utah? It will be nice to see both you and Gretchen. Take care, JayMorr
  5. Hello Al. I am sorry that I did not see this sooner. The box is designed by Wright & McGill. You can pick one up here: http://wrightmcgillsuperstore.com/midge-bo...-tool-p-61.html I appreciate your comments and feedback as always. PS. I captured an image this past week that I am excited about. Take Care,
  6. Well done Brett. Stunning image.
  7. I have linked a few of my photos for you. I use a tent lightbox setup. Tripod, cable release and lighting. These flies are from Al & Gretchen. Impressive ties huh! You can see the bigger sizes and some B&W versions on my blog: http://www.flyfishermanforum.com/2009/12/f...hen-beatty.html iPhone photo taken of my setup I did at a company shoot using my light box. Another iPhone pic taken. Lighting and a cable release will go a long way in helping you with your fly photography. For me it is a must! All good thoughts mentioned by others above~
  8. Brett, I like the first two. I love the third image in full color. The first image is awesome with the DoF. I like the second image because of the expression of your pup. She looks like she is about to pounce on something!
  9. Very nice Russ. I own the 70-200 F/2.8 and love it. That coupled with the D700 has been awesome. ThresherShark also shoots on a D300 and spent a considerable amount of time shooting the 70-200 and has produced some wonderful portraits. That lens on 2.8 extended all the way out on 200mm makes for some creamy backgrounds. It has become a nice portrait lens for some Attached is an example:
  10. Hey Al! I hope all is well with you and Gretchen. We are looking forward to seeing both of you at the Wasatch Fly Tying Expo this coming year. In regards to your question, I hope I can shed some light that you find useful on .PNG files. PNG was designed back in the mid 90's to replace .GIF files. To give you a bit of history on this reason, 1. The .GIF file extension got patented by a company called Unisys. 2. The .GIF extension has a limitation of only 256 colors. This means that a computer is only capable of displaying 256 colors on a GIF. With technology advancements and computers being more capable of handling more colors arose the need for a different format. PNG is not to be used or replace professional photos. The reason that PNG has become a file format is due to the transparency options that can be used with it. Most graphic designers/web guys use PNG files to handle any kind of transparencies for logos etc. A GIF file is limited to 8-bit and PNG offers a color depth of 24 and 48-bit (True Color). This results in smoother fades and much more controlled color outputs. The reason you would not replace a JPEG file with PNG is the fact that JPEG can produce much smaller files than a PNG on photographic images. This is because JPEG uses what people call a "lossy encoding method" that is designed specifically for photo data. Using PNG instead of a high-quality JPEG would result in a enormous file size increase, typically 10x's lager and you usually do not see any kind of improvement using the PNG file. PNG is a much better choice for images that contain text, line art. This is why you see most graphic designers who do vector art or using Adobe Illustrator, saving files in PNG format. Another reason you would save in PNG is because JPG does not support transparency. If you are going to be saving images that require a lot of editing in the future then you can justify saving the files in PNG format. Otherwise do not use it. In the past if you wanted to save something as a transparency, you would use GIF. GIF is still nice for smaller types of logos and images and cuts down on file size. I almost always use PNGs now! I hope this information helps you Al. There are also some nice links out there that go over this topic in full detail. Bottom line, I only save to PNG when I am working with images in Adobe Illustrator and doing some sort of logo or design that encompasses a photo or is a file with lots of gradients. Take Care!
  11. Hey Al, sorry I just saw this post. I spent a weekend with my wife at this place and fell in love with the place. I took some the shots on my D700. Thank you everyone for the comments and feedback.
  12. Thanks for the heads up fellas! That was a nice surprise. Cool! I hope all of you are doing well and that you have some nice things planned for the holiday weekend!
  13. Nice Alex. I think there are a lot of us who blog frequently. I have two. www.flyfishermanforum.com and www.jaymorrphotography.blogspot.com
  14. This is the pully system to a large antler chandelier that hangs from the ceiling. Thanks for your comments!
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