I was one of those that voted for the Olympus and I don't own one. It was the one camera this year that actually looked like a new product (even with its retro styling). It just looked innovative with its fast touch focus. The "contest" between the OM d Em5 and the Canon M was quite revealing. Yes, the Canon and Nikon entries are more powerful cameras in every way. OTOH, the Nikon was actually the less practical camera because very few of their lenses can actually resolve the pixels of the 36mp sensor.I owned the 5d Mark iii for awhile and its a lovely machine but I finally got fed up with the inferior flash system that Canon utilizes.Anyway, Kudos to Olympus!
Mapel: It have to be in a square format? (It says minumun 600x600 max 2048x2048)
They mean 2048 on the longest side.
This contest is not going to get many entries because of the onerous rules regarding getting permission from identifiable persons in the photo."May I 'connect' with you? Yes? Well, first sign this release. It's for a contest. The prize? The grand prize is $5000. What? You want a cut if I win? Well, I guess I needn't 'connect' with you. Next?"Yeah, this contest wil get lots of entries.
Excellent choice for this scene.
This is really clever!
Mssimo: They should just send us a roll of black tape.
No, but, strangely, it will be beige.
tkbslc: So they are going through all the trouble of an IPO to raise 5 Billion and they blow 1 billion on Instagram already?
Does Instagram even have a revenue stream?
Good question. How is this going to make money for FB?
Peter Nelson: With the advent and advances in m4/3 I have to say that I am not interested in another FF Pro DSLR fror anyone. I have two (2) FF DSLR's, a Canon 1DsMkII and an older Kodak SLR/n FF. I have an even older Nikon D1H Pro Camera as well. I like the IQ from all three. But, I am tired of the weight and size. When are Nikon and Canon going to realize that the day's of these large cameras are over due to advances in electronics and sensor's.
Nothing wrong with the mirror less format. (They have to change the name. Calling something by what they DON'T have seems silly)However, the IQ doesn't and likely never will compare to the larger sensors. At some point they may have FF in a smaller package but the lenses will always be large. The size of the bodies serve partly to balance that factor.
Simon_rooster: the strange thing is that the co-shooter is only paid 200$ :-)
But shooting is generally the ONLY thing he or she does. When the Wedding is over, the job is done.
fransams: If you are a Pro, and photograpy is your job, you should have to work at least about 1800 hours a year. Then you can do about 50 weddings or other orders per year. So US$ 1500.- is more realistic. There is no reason why the client should pay for an 8 month holiday each year.
And if the Pro would not be a Pro, would he/she not have a car, a computer and internet?
Wow, I bet you pulled that 1800 hours out of your a**.That $50000 that she makes is before taxes AND before her business related expenses. Plus, she indicated that she takes other jobs the rest of the year. Also, living in Erie PA, it would be impossible to do more than the 20 or so jobs she does, due to weather concerns.
Does this have IS? $1700 seems awfully high for a camera body only which doesn't have the added cost of a mirror and a flapping shutter.
fmian: Since when does 'quality' and 'superzoom' belong in the same sentence?Apart from that one...
+1 on that, brother.
shaocaholica: I really like where the industry is headed but Reverie was pretty crappy. I don't know why they keep talking about it.
Full manual controls did come later in May of 2009.
Where does this guy find these critters? Bravo!
This is one of my favorite pictures ever. Too bad it didn't win the Challenge. Hard to describe its appeal; it is just so expressive.
maddogmd11: Interesting. While I don't expect the ACLU to state them there are reasonable limits also; which a photographer should understand. If I am in a public park and start photographing children, while totally legal, it is only reasonable to anticipate that some parent may take exception to having their kids photographed.
The same is true at some other public venues. If I decided I wanted to camp out and take lots of shots of a nuclear plant I would HOPE that someone would at least question why.
Lastly they do not address the commercial use of photographs of people which falls under different rules even if taken in a public place.
In short I think it is great for photographers to know what their Legal rights are. They should also understand that sometimes legitimate questions can and in fact should be asked and they should not be offended or surprised.
Ha hah hah hah hah hah! Well-said!
Looks like lunch!
Yeah, like you can tell voters how to vote.
Tom Goodman: Registration is a simple, free method (in this site's case) of requiring a minimum commitment on the part of visitors. It should be required for anyone wishing to contribute to the site's content in any way. The democratization of the internet should carry responsibility so that someone cannot denigrate or misrepresent a product simply because it only came in yellow or took two weeks to deliver!
Agree that registration should be a requirement.
There was no attempt to hide the fact that this was an imitation. There i really no problem here. In fact, what mitigates this entry even more is that, while the photo captures the 'look' of the original, no attempt was made, or even possible, to capture the fear and anguish, not to mention the age, of the Afghan Girl.