Ansel Spear

Ansel Spear

Lives in United Kingdom Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 1, 2010

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On Calumet brings equipment rental service online article (14 comments in total)
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Ansel Spear: ...but not for us lot in the UK, it would appear, so not quite in the 21st century yet.

Ah! Well there you go.

Thanks for the heads up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Calumet brings equipment rental service online article (14 comments in total)

...but not for us lot in the UK, it would appear, so not quite in the 21st century yet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)
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Fidibus: @ GRUBERND
On the contrary, there have been massive changes in the area of Berlin´s architecture and city layout, in its political and social structure as well (think of the reunion with East Germany) as well as in its economic importance since the end of WWII and in particular since the reunion in 1989. Besides most media agree in the opinion that Berlin is one of the liveliest, most creative and open cities of the world.
Sorry to say that, but your opinion may be either based on ignorance or resentment.

Lighten up.

I think you'll find that Grubernd's comment was done with a touch of sarcasm. Don't take yourself so seriously :-(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Excellent. More!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 12:36 UTC as 51st comment
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)
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Ansel Spear: You don't need the word "of" in myriad (of) keyboard shortcuts. It's like saying many of keyboard shortcuts.

It was rather, I agree.

However, in this context, 'myriad' is surely used as an adjective. Therefore I stand by my original observation.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)
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Ansel Spear: You don't need the word "of" in myriad (of) keyboard shortcuts. It's like saying many of keyboard shortcuts.

It worked. I knew it would ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 09:52 UTC
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

You don't need the word "of" in myriad (of) keyboard shortcuts. It's like saying many of keyboard shortcuts.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (43 comments in total)

Excellent tips on technique. Many thanks..

Great work too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 30th comment

Very nice composition and lighting. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 2nd comment
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Joe Ogiba: I also like "Where the Hell is Matt?" that was done with short video clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

Good call. I hadn't seen this before.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 15:15 UTC
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Reg Natarajan: With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)

So you're a bit of a snapshooter, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 12:48 UTC

Very nice indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Photokina 2012: Carl Zeiss Stand Report article (32 comments in total)
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Gesture: Here is a company extending its reputation while respecting and building on its heritage, not ...

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Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:55 UTC
On iPhone video enhanced by rolling shutter effect article (92 comments in total)
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Lilianna: Cool effect, however ALL camera phones will do the same thing, this is not an Apple Innovation.

It's a CMOS shutter phenomenon, nothing to do with Apple. per se.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 16:33 UTC
On iPhone video enhanced by rolling shutter effect article (92 comments in total)
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Trevor G: Sorry guys, but this looks like a massive con job.

1) IF the electronic shutter in an iPhone functioned in such a way that it would resolve the vibrations of a guitar string, it could only resolve one such string, because each string has a different frequency.

It might be able to resolve a particular harmonic frequency common to all strings, but I have serious doubts that that would be possible, too.

2) When the phone is placed inside the guitar the fingers, strings the bearded guy and the background are all out of focus - when the music starts the strings, the fingers and the background are all amazingly sharp. That's amazing DOF, if nothing else!

3) Check the light along the edges of the strings pre-music, with the way the light no longer "surrounds" the strings with-music.

4) The skin colour of the fingers is clearly visible when inserting the phone and switching it on, but they suddenly become stylised, sharp, black and colourless once the music is played.

The reason the skin colour is visible at the outset is because light is falling on the hand. When playing, they're in the shadow.

The rolling shutter is not resolving harmonic frequency, it's simply doing its job - and filming. It would be quite odd if a camera couldn't film a 100 meter sprint because all runners were moving at a different speed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:46 UTC
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