Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner

Lives in United States United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Jan 22, 2005
About me:

I'm shooting a lot of 120 film.

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On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Apart from the first picture, nothing really to write home about.

I call shenanigans! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)
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chewdoggydog: @brn.....don't b a dick.

the guy on the white vehicle reminds me of Ferris Bueller singing Danke Shoen -- brilliant photo cough not cough :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:26 UTC

the one of the monkey in the rain shielding itself with the leaf!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 14:47 UTC as 29th comment
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Apart from the first picture, nothing really to write home about.

Totally agree!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)

I forgot, what camera was used for this shot?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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b craw: Warning:

Before you go off half-cocked (and perhaps make yourself look silly), make sure you understand the difference between reflective and incident light metering.

Hahahaha! My thoughts exactly. I just invented a tethered 18 percent gray card on a 10 foot string that plugs into the mic jack on your phone. In case your phone battery runs out -- it comes with two tin cans so you can make your own low-tech communications device! Made a thermometer attachment that plugs into the mic jac -- you have to stick it in ....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)
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Dan Wagner: Hey, DPreviewers are doing for themselves -- they have to!

We've got a thread titled:Get your photos on DPR's homepage! - MORE?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3753931

This way those that want to submit and participate can. Will DPreview include these photos in consideration for the selection process? Who knows! Doubt they know themselves :) Would've been nice if someone at DPreview set this up for us. Hello, anyone out there?

And there are some nice photos, on the thread. Some crap ones too, but everyone who buys cameras helps the photography survive.

Check it out -- post some photos -- but please, not cats!

Cool :)

Makes you wonder who's in charge at DPreview. Total disconnect between site and viewers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:37 UTC

Glad to see Nikon is extending the frontiers of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)

Hey, DPreviewers are doing for themselves -- they have to!

We've got a thread titled:Get your photos on DPR's homepage! - MORE?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3753931

This way those that want to submit and participate can. Will DPreview include these photos in consideration for the selection process? Who knows! Doubt they know themselves :) Would've been nice if someone at DPreview set this up for us. Hello, anyone out there?

And there are some nice photos, on the thread. Some crap ones too, but everyone who buys cameras helps the photography survive.

Check it out -- post some photos -- but please, not cats!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)
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agc73: After having a look at the submissions I think the request should be:

"Submit your best portrait"

This would ensure a bit more quality hopefully.

Well, can you blame them -- they're only following the rules -- no rules. DPReview is supposed to be a well-established and well-run site -- so it's strange that there isn't an obvious limit -- like 5 photos -- or whatever. Just common sense. And these submissions get buried on one of dozens of forums, so people who would like to participate don't find out until it's over. Why this can't be handled better, who knows?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)

Well, this sucks -- tried to submit my photos -- and although there seems to be a post made less than one hour ago I get the following message: "An error has occurred The requested thread has reached the maximum number of allowed posts. Please contact us if you have any questions.?"

Of course there is no link to contacted them. Anyone know what's up?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Plants and Fungi -- my fave!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

It it possible for an elephant to swallow one?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera. One thing that's very important to me as a consumer is knowing how long a manufacturer will stock parts for repairs. I have an earlier model G camera that I love, but cannot get repaired.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 00:54 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

What a shame DP Review wasn't able to post a video with this lens zooming from 50 to 1000mm. One of Clint Eastwood's early western movies has a great zoom shot of a landscape, zooming in we see a rider on a horse who is then shot. To get this all in one take is cinematic. For sports, as the action moves closer to the photographer they can still shoot. I'd love to play with this lens on the streets of NYC. 78K -- yeah that's a lot of money -- but the broadcast equipment is a lot too. If your company buys one of these lenses, ask for a raise!

And if after 4 or 5 years Canon no longer stocks parts or services it, and gives you a piece of paper with a phone number to their loyalty program so you can buy a refurbished model prior to their current latest model -- well that's a different conversation. :)

Still, I'm always happy to see new items brought to market.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 15th comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

Graham Rowan -- my new hero! Fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 52nd comment

NYC has a sensible permit system. The only time there is a $300 fee is when exclusive access to an area and various city services are needed -- such as a large film production with vehicles, parking, police assistance etc. However one could do a simple shoot for free. I've gotten many free permits in the past -- the primary reason was just in case I was asked to move, and in case there was an issue with another photographer wanting to or already shooting in a specific area.

The federal approach makes very little sense. If a photographer sells a print of a landscape, or makes tee shirts with an image taken in a park, the fed will receive a fee in the form of taxes.

Photography is a form of communication analogous to speech -- a photograph is worth a thousand words -- not a thousand dollars.

And just look at how well the government manages things -- they couldn't mess this up could they? :)

It's really anti fancy DSLR - shoot with a Leica and you're fine.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 13:50 UTC as 54th comment
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)
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Dan Wagner: I think it's a pretty photo. What I find important is the photographer having a graduated nd and a .9 (3 stop) nd -- and imagining what the shot could look like if he used these, combined with a long exposure that took advantage of the location. So it's more than technical, but also applying experience. It's weird but the shot looks like a negative. Out of curiosity I opened the image in PhotoShop and inverted it -- nah -- then I tried converting it to black and white and played with the different filter choices and really liked the red and infrared filters -- looks really nice in black and white. Didn't save the result as it's not my photo -- just wanted to see what a black and white version would look like.

What would have been fun for the photographer is if he had a Fuji 690 wide film camera and shot some black and white 6x9 (120) -- that would result in a 200 mb plus 16 bit file and also provided an archive negative.

I know. My curiosity was satisfied by the experiment itself. Would've been cool to see the scene shot as a quick snapshot to more fully appreciate the photographer's efforts.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark article (67 comments in total)

I think it's a pretty photo. What I find important is the photographer having a graduated nd and a .9 (3 stop) nd -- and imagining what the shot could look like if he used these, combined with a long exposure that took advantage of the location. So it's more than technical, but also applying experience. It's weird but the shot looks like a negative. Out of curiosity I opened the image in PhotoShop and inverted it -- nah -- then I tried converting it to black and white and played with the different filter choices and really liked the red and infrared filters -- looks really nice in black and white. Didn't save the result as it's not my photo -- just wanted to see what a black and white version would look like.

What would have been fun for the photographer is if he had a Fuji 690 wide film camera and shot some black and white 6x9 (120) -- that would result in a 200 mb plus 16 bit file and also provided an archive negative.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

50 prints for $20 is a good price point. I see a lot of girls 7-14 (emoticons :) ) wanting one of these. Hopefully the printing speed is around 45 seconds. Of course one wonders if purchasers will want this item for the prints or other capabilities, and if this is one of those things people use when they first get them and then quickly tire of. There is an advantage to having a way to get prints without much effort. Hopefully Polaroid will make money with this device, so it may evolve into a device for adults and perhaps with a 4x6 printing capability.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 3rd comment
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