RikMaxSpeed

RikMaxSpeed

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Professional
Joined on Oct 21, 2009
About me:

Take as many photos as possible.
Always exploring new technologies/ideas/photoshop techniques.

Comments

Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I'm always enjoy reliving things I did two or five years ago - thanks to the many photographs I took at the time - I'm sure that at that time horizon the photographs provide valuable anchor points on which to build memories!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 21:24 UTC as 26th comment
On Simple Photo Tips: Square format images post (26 comments in total)

I was once told that you can always find a square photograph within a rectangular one - and mostly I've found that to be true. Sometimes I crop my normal 4:3 ratio photos to square just because that's the right thing to do given the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 7th comment
On A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera article (137 comments in total)

So much about this camera is about dealing with technical limitations that it's a bit of a pointless exercise - if you have an F1.2 10-1000mm zoom, why not have a 100 GigaPixel ISO quadrillion sensor to match?

My ideal camera would take photos as though through my eyes (in stereo 3D naturally), ultra sensitive (such that an exposure compensation dial is superfluous), aperture & focus are achieved through post-processing (like the Lytra). And there's no button to press to take a photo as it scans my brain to know when to click! :o)

(BTW, my ideal camera also captures infra-red & ultra-violet as I want to be able to see what a bee sees)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 47th comment
On Compositional Rules article (120 comments in total)

Here's a question I often ask myself, when composing a shot of the sea or a large lake - is it better to put the horizon half-way down the frame (which is what you see when looking straight ahead) or go for the rule of thirds, which then either amplifies the sky or the sea?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 19:18 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Compositional Rules article (120 comments in total)

I use an Olympus PEN with the "thirds grid" enabled when shooting - however Olympus have taken a slightly odd decision of narrowing the central bands, the lines are not equally spaced and the cross-points are somewhat closer to the centre of the frame - a good idea? what do you think?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 19:17 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

Great to see HDR photography being used in a "Natural" way - much closer to what the eye perceives - I've used this sort of technique taking wide-angle photographs inside a cathedral to get the stained glass windows to show up as well as the stone columns & painted ceilings.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 19:14 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On 3D Video Primer, Part 2 article (27 comments in total)

What I would have liked to see is a real analysis of the extrapolation algorithms these cameras use to make up for the tiny intra-lens distance. Human eyes are 6-8cm apart, the lenses on these cameras are 1cm apart, binoculars (particularly for ranging artillery) can have lenses over a 1m apart. So it would be great to see some hard tests of scenes shot with these cameras vs. shot with 2 cameras at the correct distance apart.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 17:41 UTC as 10th comment
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