chkproductions

chkproductions

Lives in United States Providence, United States
Works as a Director/Photographer
Joined on Apr 14, 2010

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SawanHembram: So another big question...

Who gets copyright for pics shot with CAMERA-TRAP?

My thought exactly. You mean all photos ever taken by a Nat Geo ( or nature or hunting or whatever magazine) photographer through the means of a camera trap are not theirs of the magazines? And what about a self-timer. No one actually took the photo. Are every shot taken with self timer up for grabs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: More predictable than the sun rising, the collection of people here calling someone else's work nonsense and worthless. Probably the same people who walk into a modern art museum claiming, "I can do this...what's the big deal?" Well, here's the thing: you did NOT do it. Someone else did, and this is the case here, too. Maybe one day your pictures of puppies, cute kids, sunsets, and flower macros will be in an art gallery, but until then, try to be more respectful and understanding. Maybe you'll actually learn something.

Thank you Jeff for taking the words right out of my fingers. So predictable are those here on this forum. The work presented here has forethought and vision, not just a click of a shutter that yields the next cat, flower, sunset, blah, blah and on and on.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On Old Connecticut barn in the Sea to Shining Sea : Connecticut challenge (1 comment in total)

I believe I've shot this barn also. It would be the wall that is on the left and cropping out of your frame. Great photo.

http://chkphotography.zenfolio.com/p166174167/e938e213

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)

It's sad that the weight of today's cameras don't even have enough weight to stretch the straps that they hang from. And everyone complains how heavy their cameras are.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:41 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

The Sony A900/850 had a big prism mirror box and looked much like a 70's/80's designed camera and people weren't up in arms over those. My Leica Digilux3 has a dedicated shutter speed dial with actual shutter speeds on it. So this Nikon is really only a morph of what's been and what's out there now. If it has the simplicity of operation and build of the original FM's, then I am for it if the price is realistic.

And yes, the teasers do get old, fast.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 283rd comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images article (87 comments in total)
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Spectro: this is actually a useful article. Most of the tip article in the past yo have to dig around on this site. Most people using photoshop might already now this, but still good for beginners.

"dig around on the site" Agreed. I had suggested a while back to have a Post-Processing Forum for all the various software and techinques that are out there. The Retouching forum will touch on some of this information, but is a specialized sub-set of post-processing in general.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 11:47 UTC
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Bali_Mirage: Wonderful.........crashing on startup.

And same here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:49 UTC
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chkproductions: Here's my video made from stills back in 2009. From the 2 days we spent with our daughter and her sister in NYC, All photographs in order of our stay, everything we did, everyone we encountered all in 1 minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1oubpcUh3E

Cheers

Thanks. Sorry for the quality, it get's so compressed when it's posted.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 00:11 UTC

Here's my video made from stills back in 2009. From the 2 days we spent with our daughter and her sister in NYC, All photographs in order of our stay, everything we did, everyone we encountered all in 1 minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1oubpcUh3E

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 11 article (68 comments in total)
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Tome gun: As a newbie, I have a question. I have Aperture, Lightroom 4 and Elements 10. Can Elements 11 now replace them all?

Has anyone used PSE11 on a dual monitor system yet? I've used all iterations since the beginning of time and some versions worked and some didn't. My current 10 originally let me put the organizer on one screen and the editor on the other, but decided at some point it wouldn't do it anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 13:40 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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chkproductions: HDR, when use correctly, is the same intent Ansel Adams, Minor White, and Edward Weston had when developing and using the Zone System - the ability to manipulate exposure, developing times and printing to capture details throughout the range of reflected light of a subject from film that could not otherwise record the scene as those photographers wanted it presented to the viewer.

HDR is the current interpretation of that process and when used correctly, does well at allowing the photographer to present a scene as they want it seen and can also be used well to capture and present a scene in the reality of tonalities as it was seen.

Agreed. Perhaps it's "to create a realistic look" but even reality is subjective.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

HDR, when use correctly, is the same intent Ansel Adams, Minor White, and Edward Weston had when developing and using the Zone System - the ability to manipulate exposure, developing times and printing to capture details throughout the range of reflected light of a subject from film that could not otherwise record the scene as those photographers wanted it presented to the viewer.

HDR is the current interpretation of that process and when used correctly, does well at allowing the photographer to present a scene as they want it seen and can also be used well to capture and present a scene in the reality of tonalities as it was seen.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

You don't "explain" a photograph. It defeats its purpose.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 00:20 UTC as 180th comment
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
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Dvlee: I've done alot of aerial photography from a helicopter and I've used a remote controled model helicopter. Actually going up in the helipcopter is way more fun than using the RC platform.

Making great pictures is only part of the reason I got into photography...the other is that the act of taking photographs is so much fun.

The willingness and ability to be in he right place at the right time is one of the reasons we are hired as photographers. But now they are going to hire a technician to mount the camera and the photographer does not even have to be on the scene to take the shot...he could be locked away in a mobile vehicle far away from the location like the TV crews.

That takes all the fun out of it.

I agree. Today's photography is more about equipment than vision. It is less a craft, and more a technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 21:27 UTC
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (162 comments in total)
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openskyline: so fake. buy canon f1.8

Agreed. Not even close to real shallow DOF. Zeiss 135 ++

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 16:09 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)

All this change, whether for better or worse, is here to stay. But really, hasn't it been the technology that has driven this change and not really the need of the process (visual communications)? It seems just because we "can" we "do"

I've been working as a photographer/producer/director for many years and remember well the days that an editor and I would be in disgust that we had to shoot and edit a project in video and not film.

Now a vid is cut in Starbucks in an afternoon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:03 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
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