gilo

gilo

Lives in Philippines Philippines
Joined on Nov 15, 2004

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On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (41 comments in total)

The presentation is entertaining however few of the pictures he is showing there have a context in them. The context is simply given by his explanations on how he took the shot. Very few images are compelling, in my view; the most intriguing part remains understanding how he managed to get all these high profile jobs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 05:41 UTC as 22nd comment
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gilo: I agree with brdeveloper that the best performer in daylight was Velvia and I disagree with Dean that the grain in film 'still looks downright ugly now that I’m used to silky-smooth digital'.Personally,I hate that silky-smooth digital look. Digital noise is ugly because it is computer generated and it's too regularly shaped.Film grain brings images alive because it is irregular.Pictures aren't supposed to be looked at in tiny cropped squares.Shooting film still gives you outstanding results and it is cheaper than digital as a film camera will last you forever and you will not need to upgrade.Apart from seeing your images immediately and clicking away, there is no real advantage to digital.Lastly, a well kept negative will survive all of us,but a hard drive which works for 20 years is still to be invented. So I will keep shooting film and use my smartphone when I want to snap away. Digital looks like plastic anyway and it is not worth spending a fortune every year to upgrade your DSLR.

To be quite honest, yes, I prefer the sound of vinyl, despite all its imperfections. But I don't care as much as far as differences in sound are concerned. I can put up also with the compressed sound of an ipod. But when it comes to images I can't help it: I always prefer the look of film. And, true, film types will be cut down in numbers, but are unlikely to disappear altogether for another 30 years. By then I will be 85, if I am still alive, so who cares. And by the way, everything fades in high humidity: hard drives and digital prints are no exception. So I don't see any improvement with digital compared to film in that respect either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:55 UTC

I agree with brdeveloper that the best performer in daylight was Velvia and I disagree with Dean that the grain in film 'still looks downright ugly now that I’m used to silky-smooth digital'.Personally,I hate that silky-smooth digital look. Digital noise is ugly because it is computer generated and it's too regularly shaped.Film grain brings images alive because it is irregular.Pictures aren't supposed to be looked at in tiny cropped squares.Shooting film still gives you outstanding results and it is cheaper than digital as a film camera will last you forever and you will not need to upgrade.Apart from seeing your images immediately and clicking away, there is no real advantage to digital.Lastly, a well kept negative will survive all of us,but a hard drive which works for 20 years is still to be invented. So I will keep shooting film and use my smartphone when I want to snap away. Digital looks like plastic anyway and it is not worth spending a fortune every year to upgrade your DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:33 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article HDR for the Rest of Us (199 comments in total)

I find all these images pretty uninspiring. What's the nice thing about losing all the shadows and having everything displayed flatly in front of you? It's like when a child plays with the ipad and has fun taking distorted pictures. at the beginning it's fun but at the end he outgrows it. Similarly, I am just waiting for the time digital photography will be finally relegated to mobile phone snapping and real photography will go back to film.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:45 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures (81 comments in total)

Why would one feel the need to do that?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 08:41 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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