snapshotist

snapshotist

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at http://snapshotist.com
Joined on Sep 24, 2008

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TaxiDinner: Let's call this contest what it really is, the "Wiki-is-to-cheap-to-pay-for-it's-own-quality-stock-photography-by-real-working-professionals-who-paid-hard-earned-cash-for-their-very-expensive-camera-gear-and-photography-education-not-to-mention-the-blood-sweat-and-tears-contest. Don't get me wrong, there will be very good photos submitted by high-quality amateurs who want to see their work published but have a "day job" and don't really care that they are selling their souls and betraying the photo industry's working professionals, and by those that are so desperately fooled to thinking that getting published on Wiki will somehow launch the career they want so very badly. It's not about the quality of photos because when zillions of images are submitted, you will get enough good ones. Don't do it people, you are giving away all of your rights to YOUR image for FREE. Did Nikon or Canon give you your camera for free? Did you get the oil in your car changed for free? I don't think so!

Yes, you are giving your rights away. That's the point. If you don't believe in the Creative Commons licensing, this isn't for you.

But if you want to contribute your imagery to the modern-day, global encyclopedia to help advance human knowledge, this is a great thing for you to do.

Not everything in this world has to be about making a buck and Wikimedia is a non-for-profit organization doing a lot of good in this world. I think it's unfortunate you would want to dissuade people from participating in this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 04:31 UTC
On Olympus releases firmware v1.1 update for OM-D E-M5 article (41 comments in total)
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jtan163: Dear Edtors/Webmaster,

Will there ever be a full review of OMD E5?
Oh a full review on the XPro1 would be nice too.

Please?

Thanks

I completely agree with you. I would love to have a review of this camera that I'm highly anticipating and I'm not going to buy it without seeing some real opinions on it. An embargo would mean Olympus has to wait longer to get my money. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 03:02 UTC
On Olympus releases firmware v1.1 update for OM-D E-M5 article (41 comments in total)
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jtan163: Dear Edtors/Webmaster,

Will there ever be a full review of OMD E5?
Oh a full review on the XPro1 would be nice too.

Please?

Thanks

May be some review embargo with Olympus that prevents them from posting the full review until a certain period of time after the launch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 23:28 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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Thomas Karlmann: I am trusting that the Templates in Book creation are stated here as fixed, uneditable. I'll wait for a version that allows far better than this. I will never use a "fixed" template

The templates are fixed, but adjustable. For example, you can add paddings to images and text to image layouts. You can set your images to fit an image container or fill an image container - and then optionally zoom in/out and pan the image around the container. There's a lot you can do.

All of that said, as I mentioned to another DPReview member in this thread, there's a work-around using the Print module in LR4 to effectively create your own, uniquely you layouts. Check out timecode 7:14 in the following tutorial video.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/whats-new-in-lightroom-4-beta/advanced-book-features/

Disclaimer: I am a Blurb employee.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:50 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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Neil2112: The good:
Better highlight recovery, new and more aggressive clarity algorithm, plays nice with video finally and I'm going to use the crud out of the added localized adjustments options. Thanks Kost, good work.
The ok: Maps. Some pros may use this, but the day I look at a beach shot and not know which beach it was is the day I have assistants doing all this for me. Books. Fab, but Blurb has BookSmart already, and you cannot make custom layouts(?!).
The not so good:
Same clunky grey modular UI with pop ups from all four sides that never ever behave the way you expect. STILL no keyboard shortcuts for adjustments (sorry, but I'm not paying over $600 for RPG Keys.) We have books and maps but no HDR and no panorama. I'd wear out the HDR button if you'd just give me one.
Overall, a net gain with some reservations. UI notwithstanding Lr still gives Aperture a good spanking.

Hey Neil2112-

Great news! In LR4 Beta, you can use the Print module to effectively create your own, custom templates. View the 7:14 mark in the following video. It's a bit of a work-around, but if you aren't able to find a template you like (there's a ton of them), you have a way around the limit within the program.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/whats-new-in-lightroom-4-beta/advanced-book-features/

Disclaimer: I am a Blurb employee.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:45 UTC
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leafinsectman: I enjoyed using it when I was using an iPhone. I'm on Android now and I wish they made an Android version.

Give Camera360 for Android a try, if you haven't already. While the image sizes are lacking, the quality and number of filters is decent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 05:05 UTC
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