Lea5: That staged image won a price, because it is political with a liberal message. They want to sell this man in the image as the true low IQ bearded american who is ugly, fat and owns lots of big guns and is a thread to the american public. What kind of people sitting as judges in those juries? Most of them are guilty white bourgeoisie liberals, who wants to ban guns and exterminate old american values. Disgusting people. I know many of them.
And what, pray tell, is the old American value that assault rifle toting men wish to preserve? That is if you insist on making a political point!
I'm just intrigued. What do you mean by tasteful in the context of urban decay?
Devendra: go with canon? which koolaid are you drinking? and then you shoot with Canon 40D?
i stopped reading after that
i wish DPR would monitor this absurd articles from so called "pro"s
Bizarre comment. The camera is irrelevant. The glass will make a difference, but rather a 40D in the hands of someone who knows what makes a good picture, than a Nikon D4 in the hands of a fool!
sagebrushfire: With freedom you just cannot have it all; to have absolute freedom would be a paradox because that would mean you're free to detract or take the freedom of others, who would then no longer have absolute freedom themselves.
So we argue and organize and find a balance that can satisfy the majority while giving the minority certain rights that allow them to coexist peacefully.
If you're in a non-essential public place or at a specifically planned event where photography is permitted, you don't have a reasonable right to privacy. You went out of your way to obtain access to a publicly available area.
Now, if you're walking in a business or residential area where you don't have much choice, perhaps you're traveling to work or school, I have less sympathy for photographers trying to snap your portrait because you have limited control over your ability to maintain privacy. That being said, photos of crowds or where a person is more or less unidentifiable are mostly harmless.
What would be the point of taking the picture if you are going to do that with it? Some of the most significant pictures in the history of photography would simply not exist if this view held sway!
bunyarra: <sigh> If you want to rant about sly photography go have as pop at the 1000's of security cameras that capture your every move in every city.
The purpose to which they are put is irrelevant. It matters little if the camera is on private property or used by the police. The suggestion that the state and private institutions have a greater 'right' to capture images of citizens is deeply worrying in my view. I would have less concern about being captured by a photographer than the beady eye of the state.
Dan4321: You follow one rule, but break two others. For instance, the cropping in the second photo cuts off part of the woman's hand. The third photo I think involves some nudity, so it should probably be labelled *NSFW* (or the whole article labelled that) because while we may not mind the nudity, someone looking over our shoulder in the workplace may.
In the modern world where photos are rarely printed and often viewed on screen, in a movable window, the rule of thirds is such a big deal anymore.
Had it crossed your mind that the crop simply illustrates the point? Nudity, crikey, are you in a monastry. There is more flesh on my local high street. And the final point is just odd.
rondhamalam: Low Iso Banding is worse ....................
the camera is useless
What an absurd comment.
Randello: WARNING! If Nokia haven't changed their business ethos and quality control, this product is certain to be plagued with many major software bugs and design flaws. Nokia release products before they are ready and without doing any software (and hardware) testing of prototypes. They rely on us to do it for them! How for example could a company as big as Nokia make such a mistake as to release the N97 phone that most of the time couldn't make or receive calls, not to mention many other major software bugs? This is the reason for their massive decline and the once market leader. In 2010 Nokia officially apologized for the amount of customers who have experienced issues with the N97 and the buggy software. This led to a large amount of potential customers choosing brands other than Nokia during this time period. And, Yes I was one of those people.
I made the decision then, and I still feel the same now, I WILL NEVER EVER TOUCH ANYTHING MADE BY NOKIA AGAIN.
You have been warned!
Agree totally, bought a Lumia 800 this year after having an iPhone, and it was totally crap. Three firmware updates later and it's still hopeless. I would never touch Nokia again, not even with a 25ft bargepole. Digital detritus in my opinion....good luck to anyone who opts for this disaster waiting to happen!