Graystar: "Safety First"...Ha! That's a good one! ;)
The humor in what?? What does your comment have to do with the water drop that looks like a condom (hence, "safety first")?
You're thinking voltage and flash circuits...we're thinking something different.
"Mixing high voltage electronic devices and water is fun, lol.
Flashes use the same sort of circuitry as defibulators."
You don't get out much...do you...
"Safety First"...Ha! That's a good one! ;)
This is why you should always set a custom white balance.
Some people really like the idea of "breaking the rules" or even ignoring rules because it means that they don't have to learn anything. It's just like those people who like electronic viewfinders because they have exposure simulation, and they no longer need to learn about exposure (yeah right.)
If you want to know why the placement works and why it's important then take a class and learn something.
Graystar: The rules are never broken. Whenever you think the rules are being broken, what it really means is that a rule is being applied that you're not aware of.
Divide that first image into 8 rows and 8 columns. Go 5 across and 5 down. You'll end up at the box where all the action is...the teeth into the arm. 8/5 = 1.6 It's a perfect Golden Mean placement.
The rule of thirds is actually a simplified version of Golden Mean placement.
"We just also understand that there’s nothing magic about your illuminated square."
If that's what you think then you understand nothing.
"Put another way, do you really imagine this photo wouldn’t have won the awards it won if the composition had been half an inch to the right?"
That's very possible, as it changes the image. The impact of the content is still there, but the additional impact of good composition would be gone, which might be enough to tip the scale toward some other compelling photo. Remember, the reason I'm pointing it out in the first place is because the photographer said that there were no discernable compositional rules, which is clearly incorrect. The face is centered on the 5th column, the arm also runs along and crosses the 5th row and the intersection is at a Golden Mean intersection...so there is a strong, discernable compositional element to the photograph. Maybe you should try cropping it differently to see if it has the same impact.
Since Matthew Miller and others seem unable to operate Photoshop properly, I've done it for you. Here's an edit showing the grid and 8/5 location. See it here...http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1994984005/photos/2310876/thomas-park-still-life-14-sushi-with-grid-showing-8-5-location
Jo_To: interesting, helpful, good examples, and well written, thanks for that.(to the 8/5 discussers, your 8/8 grid isn't squared (because the picture isn't squared either) so it may miss the 1.6 rule)
Regards & nice weekend
Doesn't matter. It's 5 of 8 parts of the width across, and 5 of 8 parts of the height down...exactly. The frame isn't square, so why should the divisions be?
Let's recognize the rules used, but let's not add rules that don't exist.
The rules are never broken. Whenever you think the rules are being broken, what it really means is that a rule is being applied that you're not aware of.
Looks like a camera for old people who are unable to push a button and spin a dial at the same time.
Other forum software has eliminated the "thumbs down" rating and simply have a "Like" because people would abuse the thumbs down.
They both look like crap. I don't understand...why even bother with these?? No lens reviews but you're comparing lousy camera phones. Just doesn't make sense.
mpgxsvcd: I sure wish the spec below was emphasized more than the number of pixels, the focal length range, or the max extended ISO value.
I had to search on the Canon website to find out what focal ratio these cameras have. Now I see why they are hiding that information.
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
I found the same information by just looking at the images above.
"As an aside, I am particularly skilled in finding them because usually if you touch them with your fingers the lens won’t focus anymore and the unit has to be replaced."
I LMAO on that one!
Fire the programmers!
He's a professional being paid to take promotional shots that are supposed to promote and appeal to the target audience. It was unprofessional to be unprepared, and unprofessional to take shots that didn't guarantee mass appeal. Business is business...he can artsy on his own time.
Graystar: So DPReview is outsourcing reviews of compacts and cameras like the Pentax K-01 (outlier mirrorless, for lack of a better term) to concentrate on DSLRs, CSCs, and...cell phones??
"with the exception of the last 3 words, you're spot on."
Immediately before the words "Nokia Press Release:" there is a sentence that reads...
"We've had a brief chance to use the large-sensor smartphone and will be posting a report in the coming weeks, once we have a chance to shoot a samples gallery."
What does that mean?
What does THAT mean? So you're NOT going to post "a report in the coming weeks, once we have a chance to shoot a samples gallery"?
What a nonsensical comment.
So DPReview is outsourcing reviews of compacts and cameras like the Pentax K-01 (outlier mirrorless, for lack of a better term) to concentrate on DSLRs, CSCs, and...cell phones??
Big lenses on little bodies...I think the CSC concept whizzed right over Schneider's collective head.