PIX 2015
InTheMist

InTheMist

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a Product Management, Product Design and Marketing
Has a website at http://inthemistphoto.com
Joined on Jan 12, 2012
About me:

Amateur photographer and creative professional techie who appreciates photography, innovation and a quick, clean UI. Day job as a senior Product Manager.

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On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (329 comments in total)
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mononk: I certainly do not appreciate the type of pictures you post on these so called "real world sample gallery". Would you publish any of these shots in your SHOW CASE. Come on guys, work a little harder, you are supposed to be pros.

I quite liked the images.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (329 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: With all due respect, would it not be possible to take pictures that don't look like they were taken by and for the Adams Family?

You shoot what's in front of you. Looks like some areas that have fallen on tough times. Soulful. I like them.

Maybe you would prefer the D810 shots my Miss. Aniela.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 17:33 UTC

About time!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 23rd comment
On MIT proposes new approach to HDR with 'Modulo' camera article (114 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "MIT proposes new approach" -- LOL, as many people already mentioned here, this idea has been discussed for years, there is nothing new about it.
The other ideas that were discussed are: global shutter -- multiple shorter exposures instead of a single longer one. Then, multiple switching load capacitors -- I think some company already implemented it. Then, pixels with different sensitivity (at the expense of noise). And probably more.
What the DPR should have mentioned though, is that all those approaches extend dynamic range by proportionally lowering the sensor base ISO, they can't improve the dynamic range at the same ISO -- the only way to do the latter (at the same CMOS) technology is to increase the sensor size.
There is a limit how low ISO can go before it becomes impractical. If say, ISO 25 is the lowest people can be interested in, compared to base ISO 100 now, then it means any of those methods can increase dynamic range by maximum 2 stops.

I'm not being completely sarcastic. But I do want this in my effing camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:46 UTC
On MIT proposes new approach to HDR with 'Modulo' camera article (114 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "MIT proposes new approach" -- LOL, as many people already mentioned here, this idea has been discussed for years, there is nothing new about it.
The other ideas that were discussed are: global shutter -- multiple shorter exposures instead of a single longer one. Then, multiple switching load capacitors -- I think some company already implemented it. Then, pixels with different sensitivity (at the expense of noise). And probably more.
What the DPR should have mentioned though, is that all those approaches extend dynamic range by proportionally lowering the sensor base ISO, they can't improve the dynamic range at the same ISO -- the only way to do the latter (at the same CMOS) technology is to increase the sensor size.
There is a limit how low ISO can go before it becomes impractical. If say, ISO 25 is the lowest people can be interested in, compared to base ISO 100 now, then it means any of those methods can increase dynamic range by maximum 2 stops.

Ok, great. Everyone had the same idea.

Now, can someone please put it in my EFFING camera?

k tnx.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:15 UTC
On Picture this: Our revamped galleries system is now live article (115 comments in total)

Very nice. Thank you!

I like the 'like' button too.

Any plans to roll this into User Galleries as well?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:54 UTC as 54th comment
On VSCO FILM 04: Slide Films challenge (1 comment in total)

I got VSCO so that I don't have to spend time in Photoshop - and yet, I have to use exactly the side-by-side that you want.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 1st comment

Great turnaround at Olympus. Keep up the good work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 08:57 UTC as 20th comment
On 500px launches redesigned iOS app post (11 comments in total)

500px,

You do have UI/UX designers on staff, right?

1) Where are my groups in the app?
2) Why do you keep making images smaller and tags bigger? Once I've found the image I want to see, tags are superfluous.
3) The main concept behind the 'flow' was to see images people I follow liked. Where is this now? I couldn't find it.
4) Speaking of groups, why can I only "Fav" and not "Like" in the website?
5) Also on the website, there should only be two consistent views: the image large and the image with info. Be consistent. I've lost count of how many inconsistent UIs there are.

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 03:46 UTC as 9th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean article (36 comments in total)

I enjoy the stories of the people behind the camera as much as the images. And I mean that in a good way. Keep it up!

Lovely portfolio, Sarnim.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 05:09 UTC as 4th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos article (53 comments in total)

Beautiful architectural details!

The processing sounds tough.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 16:02 UTC as 26th comment
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InTheMist: What a sad day in history.

Those comments made me remember where I was when the news came.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:32 UTC

What a sad day in history.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: It appears regular users won't get unlimited storage anymore. And they'll get ads. Which is a cunning way of getting people into subscribing Pro accounts. Oh well.
On the other hand, subscribers who had Pro accounts before Flickr gave unlimited storage were basically paying to get the same as those who had free accounts, which was not right. As the old saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right.
The benefits of being a Pro user are now: 1) unlimited storage; 2) highly fastidious stats (irrelevant); 3) free shipping on Flickr photo merchandising (US only: can't be bothered); 4) ad-free viewing (which is good: ads can be annoying); 5) 20% discount on Adobe CC (meh!); and 6) the subscription fee will remain unchanged for two years (I assume it will double after that period). Better start thinking about a website; chances are it'll be less expensive...

I understand the frustration of getting less, but has anyone ever come close to the 1TB limit? It's JPEG after all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 05:14 UTC
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)
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66GTO: This would then make me ask, what is better than Flickr? PBase seems to have been left by the wayside. What is the better solution?

Is Smugmug also a social network where you like/fav images and friend people? Never used it. I thought it was a blog or website hosting thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 05:12 UTC
On Flickr brings back Pro account option article (74 comments in total)
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Jonathan Siegel: Flickr is still, in my opinion, the best photo sharing service on the net. There are a lot of other services that have a similar offering, but their UX and UI are dated and most are not mobile friendly. I was saddened when the Flickr community fought back against the changes to the interface and service, a lot of complaining. When you put the old version of Flickr side by side with the latest version, there really is no contest. The latest version of Flickr is a really slick design with good support. Flickr was the gateway for me to really start learning more about photography and meet other photographers to learn from them. It's so much better now than before.

Yep The usability of 500px is a disaster in comparison with an inconsistent UI.

There are several different ways that photos are presented, with at least three different places that you have to click to 'like' or 'fav'. And one view you can only fav, not like.

It's ridiculous. And don't get me started on the app, where you can't even view groups.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 01:07 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (166 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: I don't wish to be snarky but would it kil DPR to finally deep-six Flash? Many of us use mobile devices and Flash doesn't work. Yeah, yeah, it works on Android or at least some of them but Adobe is no longer developing for mobile. It's very laborious to click on pictures one at a time. hTML5, guys.

Oh Barney! You getting my hopes up. I spend hours in trains with only my iPhone and DPR to keep me company.

Nice set!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 05:11 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Daniel4: How does Capture One compare to DxO, in general and the noise reduction in particular?

I think DxO needs to come out with a proper catelog/rating/sorting/tagging app plus editing like CaptureOne and Lightroom.

With a good UI and well thought out database behind, it would be killer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson article (39 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: Excellent portfolio, a well travelled photographer, many superb images: great light and composition.

Totally agree.

And the interview was almost as entertaining!

Cool showcase.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 12:50 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: So, I have read several comments here. If you say it is fantastic and imaginative you get applauded. If you say you do not like it or it that is quite common, then you are jumped at and someone will demand you show your own imaginative work. The thread itself is more interesting than the pictures. Or maybe not, the thread is actually quite predictive.

Now, regarding the images. I think the first is good. It is unexpected. Why both a flame and a scissor? Makes you think.

The rest are cute. Nothing wrong with them. Nothing special either. The light bulb is a good performance though. Nice that he got the reflections correct.

I wrote "I don't like it" because "it's not photography" - it is digital art, and that's fine, but it's not why I come here, and not what I like.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 07:35 UTC
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