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Expertise

I can answer basic questions about using any camera, but I am very familiar with most of the Nikon FILM cameras up to the FP 5. I have some background in advertising and marketing so I know something about placement of the object or person that would be the main focus of the photo. I did quite a bit of in home family portrature when I had my own studio in the '80s and '90s. I also did some product and commercial photography. I took most of the marketing photos for my families hotels in The Bahamas over the last 20 years so I have some experience about what 'sells' in the travel/hospitality industry.

Experience in the area

Started photography in 1967, also worked as a newspaper printer in Molina, Oregon in 1975, I owned my own studio from 1982 to 1996 and sold my travel images as stock since then.

Organizations

Commercial Photographers International

Publications

Isles of Eden, author Harvel Lloyd, published by Benjamin Publishing 1992

Education/Credentials

Padgett Thompson, Basics of Design Using Desktop Publishing, 1994 Rochester Institute of Technology, Printing for People who aren't Printers, 1993 Creative Photographic Seminars, Achieving the Optimum Results in 35mm B/W photography by Harvey Glick, 1978 Seminars with Harvey Lloyd in 1980 and 1981 Seminars with Lucien Clergue in 1982 and 1983

Past/Present Clients

Many families around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; MEDI, Henderson Photography

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Recent Answers from Barry Benjamin

2015-10-17 Digital Camera with internal microphone and speaker.:

I am not sure. The digital camera you are designing, what is the purpose? Why do you think you need a microphone and speaker? Would a consumer use these features? How? What do these features have to do

2015-03-31 Need to purchase a DSLR:

I don't know I can answer your question directly but; I have a Nikon D40 and have had Nikon cameras for over 30 years, so I can tell you that they work and they work well. My wife and daughters have Canon

2014-04-26 Beginner Camera:

Liv:  I apologize for taking so long to respond.   I would agree that a DSLR is a good choice. Now which brand. I believe that all of the major brands of DSLR cameras are good to start with, I also believe

2013-07-15 Camera Accepting Dual Image Storage Media.:

I do not believe this will be a valuable tool for photographers. Any conversion from one to the other in the camera would result in an image that is of less quality than if it was done by separate hardware

2013-06-18 Photo Studio:

there is many different kinds of studio photography. I assume you are going to do portraiture as you referenced your children as you first subjects.   Before buying anything I would first make some basic

 

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