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Ron Kruger

Member Since 10 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2011 06:01 AM
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In Topic: How to get those beautiful reflections in the pool.

02 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Cal, I am very impressed with our images, especially the black isolation. Are you doing this at night with only artificial light to illuminate the subject?

In Topic: How to get those beautiful reflections in the pool.

01 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

That's a cool technique and results, Cal. So much of this sight is about which equipment to buy, but I really got something out of this and will try to apply a version of it to what I do. So far, I've been able to get reflections with ambiant light, and that simply depends upon the angle of the light.

In Topic: Article on National Geographic

26 February 2011 - 10:19 AM

I am impressed to the maximum. In my opinion, there is no higher credibility that what you have accomplished, and I suspect one of the reasons you accomplished this is your passionate approch to the subject, both in pictures and words.

In Topic: Humble beginings Two

17 February 2011 - 09:05 AM

I admire your humility, but that's hardly a humble beginning. Congrats.

In Topic: Professionals worried???

17 February 2011 - 07:46 AM

I've been selling photos for over three decades. A couple of years ago, I started posting on other sites about how digital technology is killing professional photography as we know it. I won't go into all the reasons and repeat myself, but when I post something about these day, I don't get all those rebutals and inuendos about quality.
One thing posted that is not true, generally, is that professional photographers have better equipment. Most enthusiasts have better equipment than I, simply because I make my living from it and can't afford the latest and greatest auto-everything features. The most important part of why there's little distinction these days is all the sophisticated and accurate auto features. Simply put, you no longer need to know much about photography to get quality shots with a machine-gun, P&S approach. What we once called "idiot cameras" have become genius cameras.
I do believe that the enthusiast threat to the bottom line that is so pervasive now above water is not as threatening under water, which is one of the reasons I got into submerged shooting last summer. Not everyone is carrying an underwater camera in their pocket or around their necks, or seriously pursuing underwater photography. It's still an esoteric pursuit.
But if you think, as most beginner's do, that equipment makes all the difference, and that pros use only the very best, consider that I bought a $150 P&S last summer (the first P&S I've ever owned), just to play around with and investigate submerged lighting. I was so surprised by the IQ that I submitted some shots. Before the charge bill came due, I sold two inside and two covers from this 12 MP toy.