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PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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PhotoKhan: I feel ambivalent about this freckles project.

The end result, photographically-wise is certainly beautiful and it only endorses Fritz as a talented photographer.

However, I hope the pictured girls know what they're getting into. This is important because of the psychological impact freckles have on women who have them, on account of what Fritz, himself, so aptly laid out.

Photography is treacherous to people with any kind of facial blemishes, freckles or scars.

Because it compresses the dynamic range of "normal observation", it accentuates those features by contrast.

Whereas we can talk with a person with a significant mole on their face and be unaware of it for minutes in a row, if we see the very same face of this person in a photograph, because of the said dynamic range compression and the conversion from 3D into 2D, if the mole has not be addressed, it will immediately become the main focus our visual scanning of the image.

(continued)

Pure (intentional?) distortion of what has been written.
A fight it was, I see.
Be well.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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PhotoKhan: (continued)

I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have" because he is running the risk of making a false, damaging reinforcement on the perception these women already have about themselves.

If not adamantly assured of the contrary, they will assume those are accurate representations because their psyches already see themselves like that.

If it sounds like that to you, I can't help because is NOT what is written there.

What is written there is "if the gal doesn't like freckles, let's show them how their freckles actually look, not an contrast-underlined version of them"

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I feel ambivalent about this freckles project.

The end result, photographically-wise is certainly beautiful and it only endorses Fritz as a talented photographer.

However, I hope the pictured girls know what they're getting into. This is important because of the psychological impact freckles have on women who have them, on account of what Fritz, himself, so aptly laid out.

Photography is treacherous to people with any kind of facial blemishes, freckles or scars.

Because it compresses the dynamic range of "normal observation", it accentuates those features by contrast.

Whereas we can talk with a person with a significant mole on their face and be unaware of it for minutes in a row, if we see the very same face of this person in a photograph, because of the said dynamic range compression and the conversion from 3D into 2D, if the mole has not be addressed, it will immediately become the main focus our visual scanning of the image.

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1.You REALLY should listen to what Fritz has to say about the subject.
THEN re-read what I've wrote.

2. Freckles, were referenced together with "moles" and "scars" in the context of my comment only in the sense of "skin features". It could have been "wrinkles" for that matter. Don't try to make it otherwise only because you want to pick up a fight.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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PhotoKhan: (continued)

I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have" because he is running the risk of making a false, damaging reinforcement on the perception these women already have about themselves.

If not adamantly assured of the contrary, they will assume those are accurate representations because their psyches already see themselves like that.

Quite possible, Aaron801, quite possible...

The facts remain that, as Fritz told himself, some freckled girls have a negative image of what can be construed as a beautiful, beautiful trait, on account of absurd social stimulus.

I didn't come out of the blue with this. In fact, just last year I asked a colleague of mine if she could join a photography session I was planning.

Me and another colleague of mine who acts as my PA for these little "friend session" both come up with her name, when assessing possible candidates precisely because of the freckles.

However, I had the sense and sensibility to ask how she felt about them. She told me she loved she had a freckled face, so I conduct the session accordingly.

...but you are right, though, when you mention we would have to have first hand testimony to correctly evaluate the issue.

...in the meanwhile, we have these great photos :)

Thank you for that alternative perspective.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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PhotoKhan: (continued)

I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have" because he is running the risk of making a false, damaging reinforcement on the perception these women already have about themselves.

If not adamantly assured of the contrary, they will assume those are accurate representations because their psyches already see themselves like that.

Sure, it is.
Where do you derived from my words, in context, that it should ever be done?
You did understand that what I said is that the contrary - accentuating them - may be also wrong (altough for different reasons), right?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 16:40 UTC

I feel ambivalent about this freckles project.

The end result, photographically-wise is certainly beautiful and it only endorses Fritz as a talented photographer.

However, I hope the pictured girls know what they're getting into. This is important because of the psychological impact freckles have on women who have them, on account of what Fritz, himself, so aptly laid out.

Photography is treacherous to people with any kind of facial blemishes, freckles or scars.

Because it compresses the dynamic range of "normal observation", it accentuates those features by contrast.

Whereas we can talk with a person with a significant mole on their face and be unaware of it for minutes in a row, if we see the very same face of this person in a photograph, because of the said dynamic range compression and the conversion from 3D into 2D, if the mole has not be addressed, it will immediately become the main focus our visual scanning of the image.

(continued)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies

(continued)

How can features like that be addressed?

Firstly, by a professional make-up job and, secondly, in PP, by removing the facial mark all together and then, through the use of opacity layers, bringing it back in an "attention seeking" proportion that mimics, to best of our abilities, the real-life relevance of said feature.

In this project, clearly, Firtz goes in the opposite direction, because all the portfolio photos have their contrast accentuated, not reduced.

This is, obviously, an artistic option, an understandable one, since the freckles are the feature the photographers wants to mark the image with, for very valid conceptual purposes.

But, inevitably, it may work against the self-esteem of the portrayed women, since it brings their freckles relevance to a level they probably don't have, in real life.

(continued)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:16 UTC as 24th comment

(continued)

I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have" because he is running the risk of making a false, damaging reinforcement on the perception these women already have about themselves.

If not adamantly assured of the contrary, they will assume those are accurate representations because their psyches already see themselves like that.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:15 UTC as 25th comment | 21 replies

What, no "Oh Wow" camera for this?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 141st comment

I've been advised (...through a rather informal channel...) that the interjection that precedes this simple product announcement is just the forerunner of a new titling system adopted by DPR for every single new release.

Although the lexical meaning of this particular first one can be immediately derived, my sources are a bit worried that the following ones might be lost or misconstrued.

As such, I have been requested to provide the following link that, hopefully, will make all future interjections equally clear.

Please be advised that the interjections, themselves, can be further expanded by particles like "Ah", "Eh", "Errr" or "Oh", as in the present case and, as such, the whole grammatical, perceptional and laudatory envelope may also be further amplified as a result.

Any further inquiries regarding the actual significance of the full expressions should be addressed by regular post to DPR's editorial desk.

http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/interjections/

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 58th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I can't understand how these fidgety, tiny AF point selections joysticks keep flying with pros.

I know AF point selection may alternatively be controlled with the quick dial but why does Canon keep including a dedicated control that is so difficult to...well...control.

I wonder how many more 1D/5D interactions we must have before it is finally realized that a track-ball with a "click-in-to-select" is the obvious way to go.

(Eye-tracking, of course, would be better still but I am not holding my breath over it.)

I am glad you do but, then again, each of us have different requirements.

Myself, I hate having to go through, minimum, 8 clicks of my 1DMKIV AF control puny joystick in order to go from, say, the lower right AF point to the top left one, sometimes even going beyond those 8 clicks because a couple of them resulted in nothing, on account of the "dry", short travel of that minuscule control.

In an action-packed scenario it becomes the only instance where an otherwise ergonomically-transparent design works against me.

I never used a 1DX, so I don't know if things have already improved in this regard.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

No offense taken.

All I can say to you is that I missed a tilt screen on all my previous Canon DSLRs and use it a LOT with my EOSM3 and I can only but pray that Canon follows Nikon and includes it on the 5DMKIV.

These are getting something at an higher level.
Can you stretch your imagination as much as conceptualizing that the focus of interest might be at a lower level?

http://www.readingeagle.com/storyimage/RE/20150802/AP/308029717/EP/1/7/EP-308029717.jpg&q=80&MaxW=550&MaxH=400&RCRadius=5

I promise I won't go "I told you so" when, in a couple of years, I come a across a post of yours saying how great it is having an articulated screen on a DSLR :)

Have fun!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I can't understand how these fidgety, tiny AF point selections joysticks keep flying with pros.

I know AF point selection may alternatively be controlled with the quick dial but why does Canon keep including a dedicated control that is so difficult to...well...control.

I wonder how many more 1D/5D interactions we must have before it is finally realized that a track-ball with a "click-in-to-select" is the obvious way to go.

(Eye-tracking, of course, would be better still but I am not holding my breath over it.)

I don't understand it either but it is a "so-obviously-lacking-already-existing-tech" shortcoming, one that could be included as a FURTHER option, not a REPLACING one, that I am giving them the benefit of the the doubt and assume that maybe there's some strong, insurmountable technical limitation in what comes to applying the tech to modern AF systems.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Got love the way the AF point illumination is sold as an improvement that "can NOW remain lit red when focusing", function of "feedback from wedding and event photographers"

Since previous 1D already had it, including the 2 levels of brightness possible adjustment, I am left with this feeling that features might be being removed only to come back in alternate models as "improvements".

???...How is it so?

How is a functionality that already existed but was blunder-dropped and is now re-introduced a "step forward"?

...if anything, it is a "2 step-backward in the right direction".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: 1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

2.

That, together with not having touch enabled on the LCD screen during playback is clearly a function of design and engineering teams becoming to engulfed in the project and loosing perspective.

Canon would really benefit by creating a permanent panel of actual photographers to step in before the final product specs are closed and "catch" these little idiotic, easily fixable shortcomings.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

They do but asking is not necessarily listening, as we all know.

Add to this the fact that, as I mentioned and you so conveniently are helping to prove, most people don't have the imagination, to realize how useful an articulated LCD can by in multiple, MULTIPLE scenarios and you might have an idea why the message is not getting across at Canon...because at Nikon it already has started to.

As for possibly asking but certainly not listening, how else can you explain a touch-enabled LCD with touch control not available during the play back function?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

I never had a problem with "video on DSLR".

It fell under my philosophy of not fretting about a functionality that I don't use if does not bring along anything negative for the overall package, operationally-wise.

However, this migration to CFast, mostly due to the requirements of 4K throughput, may present problems, as immediately noticed by Jordan Stead, a pro.

It is the first time this happens since video was introduced on DSLRs and I hope that it does not mark the beginning of a trend.

I would hate for DSLR lenses to become larger and heavier on account of fitting each zoom with an motor only to please videographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 95th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

I can't understand how these fidgety, tiny AF point selections joysticks keep flying with pros.

I know AF point selection may alternatively be controlled with the quick dial but why does Canon keep including a dedicated control that is so difficult to...well...control.

I wonder how many more 1D/5D interactions we must have before it is finally realized that a track-ball with a "click-in-to-select" is the obvious way to go.

(Eye-tracking, of course, would be better still but I am not holding my breath over it.)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:45 UTC as 96th comment | 7 replies
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Xentinus: What is wrong with the articulated LCD?..If you don't like it,you don't have to use it...It doesn't make a camera less professional!
Sony's LCD on A99 is pretty darn useful.
Why do you need live view in this camera segment?
Why do you need video mode in this camera segment?
Why hybrid autofocus and dual pixel?
Since the LCD doesn't compromise on build quality and weather sealing,then why not?

Way to stay on topic...
Let me steer you back to the point.
That assertion that articulated LCD screens "add a weak point for weathersealing and heavy usage"?
It's an urban myth.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:26 UTC
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)

Got love the way the AF point illumination is sold as an improvement that "can NOW remain lit red when focusing", function of "feedback from wedding and event photographers"

Since previous 1D already had it, including the 2 levels of brightness possible adjustment, I am left with this feeling that features might be being removed only to come back in alternate models as "improvements".

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:21 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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