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 Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

So, this is for news gathering companies, newspapers, tv news. They need to save money by having one person do it all. Interesting, but many of these places don't want to pay anything, (some newspapers have already fired everyone) and use iphone images, anything they can get readers and viewers to send in for free. Point the camera at the action, let it run, and when the action is over, search for a still image for print, a segment for video, and you're done. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

Hey, if you open a new account at JP Morgan Chase, perhaps they will give you a camera instead of the proverbial toaster. With interest on savings at .00000001 percent, I guess they can afford it. Good to see a bank doing what they know best, marketing cameras. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 3rd comment

I own about 20 photo bags - haven't bothered to count them as then I'd have to own up to it. Of this at least 3 of the bags are by Think Tank. The workmanship, features and materials are super. I have a backpack bought in 2007, a holster type bag bought in 2009 that holds my D800 with 70-200 with lens hood on or off (one of my faves), and a shoulder bag bought in 2012 or so. Also own Tenba, Billingham, LowePro, Crumpler, Porter, and more. And with any bag, once you pull out your camera the "disguise" is over. :) I'd like a camera bag that was like James Bond's Aston Martin -- if a bad dude was after my gear it would eject oil so the thief would slip while I made my getaway. Or it would have a rain cover with the words NYPD or Homeland Security or Kung-Fu Master on it to make a thief go for a softer target. Or for Nikon users it could say Cannon. To really scare a thief it could say DPreview Poster!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Congrats. Some very nice work. Would love to see a black and white processed version from the raw files of the humorous shots. Of course, I like the color versions just fine. Could definitely identify with Dean's comments on perseverance. That group shot of all the workers must have taken a lot of time -- great example of the genre.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 19th comment

I'm with the photographer on this one -- no if's ands or butts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:47 UTC as 52nd comment

SI could just run photos of bikini models every issue, and change their name to SCI (Sporty Chicks Illustrated). I would love it if the fired photogs formed their own on-line mag to compete. Why not fire the director of photography Brad Smith? Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Seriously, the cost of 6 full page ads would cover the photogs yearly salary. If mags want to stay relevant, then they need to provide more content, and better content. Go to a newstand and look how skimpy and crappy most magazines have become.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 01:27 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (29 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (102 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 (947 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 52nd comment | 2 replies
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