It's with me for years and I can't live without it. I developed advanced techniques and now I can even do photo retouching. With Nik Color Efex is all what I need. PS is only for advanced editing and photo composition.
I'm gonna photograph cat poop with different shapes and textures in different environments and perspectives and get famous. The sky is the limit!
Since I saw a gallery full of photographs of anus i believe anything is possible..... i call it the contemporary trash and we don't deserve it.
RichyjV: Article complete rubbish as stated below. The clarity in HK is dependent on season, if the prevailing wind is blowing from the continent then you get thousands of miles of dust and then, yes, its pretty smoggy here. In the summer the wind comes from the ocean and the views are very clear.. I've been taking many crystal clear 30,000 pixel wide panoramas here recently which is to say it isn't so much self-generated pollution as geographical nuance. The weather is just beginning to revert to the dirtier conditions, in which state it will remain over the several months of no rain at Winter.
On the subject of tourists taking photos in front of the backdrop, tourists (the majority of whom in TST are mainland Chinese often on their first trip out of China) here will take photos in front of virtually anything, it is hardly a compelling narrative.
Do you really believe there is no pollution in HK? How naive can that be?
madeinlisboa: How lame can that be? What about doing something to actually reduce the pollution you bunch of morons??
The electricity for vehicles might come from coal or even oil, therefore the "electric" word is very misleading. China's greedy behavior is suicidal. Eventually it will kill even its leaders or they really think that money is going to protect them?
How lame can that be? What about doing something to actually reduce the pollution you bunch of morons??
That's a very bad set of photos. The artifacts are huge, the resolution bad and there is a strong halo around the person in the last one. What is that??? Absurd chromatic aberration?
Roland Karlsson: Number 1 is very nice and so is also number 4, IMHO. No 2 and 3 I can live without.
Lots of people here are very fast to call photos cr@p. I think they shall reconsider, and at least agree on that they think it is cr@p. Its not the same thing as saying it is cr@p.
At least (unlike photoshop lovers) he tried to get his photos straight from the camera. I bet most here would shoot from ground and perspective correct them later.
Funny how a 70 year technology is much better than today's smartcraps...
narddogg81: luminosity masks are the way to go. i have an action setup in PS5 that will break an image down into 4 levels of bright tones selected, 4 levels of dark tones selected, and 4 sets of midtones. you get way better cleaner results merging manually this way than any automatic program ive used
I use active d-lighting in capture nx. gives even luminosity across all image in a much faster and easier way.
Nice.... boring shots.....
We need innovation like Sigma 18-35 1.8 and not this redundant lens.
Why??? Who needs that?
ok. we have a 18-200 and a 18-105. what marvelous innovation can we produce? yes! a in between 18-140!
give me a break! learn with sigma.
Time to change from DPreview to SPreview....
I don't get it. Why doesn't people buy a real camera and stop buying toys every 6 months? All money wasted on these smartphones should be more than enough to buy a decent dslr.
Go away Canon freaks ;)
cknapp61: Other than news agencies, who really wants to distribute images from a DSLR without post-processing? Even with a good quality Nikon D700 I never distribute images without post-processing, the original image is nothing more than a negative to me, not my final vision.
I am 51, still shooting and developing/printing from B&W film up to 4x5 inches, and I shoot with a Nikon D700. I do like my HTC One-X Quadcore smartphone, it gives decent color right out of the box so to speak, handy for travel photos to send quickly to family and assisting with geo-tagging.
I am not convinced that adding Wi-Fi/G3 or G4 connectivity to a DSLR is the way to go (we have Eye-Fi cards for SD cards already to solve this problem of connecting to a Smartphone...why no Wi-Fi for CF cards?,.,but I digress) considering the larger file sizes.
I wonder the percentage of "pros" who don't edit their photographs because they are fine in the first place.... Remember the controversy regarding the winner of this year....
SushiEater: Die, smart phones, die!!!!!!!
You bet. Best invention for whoever sells them and earns millions of dollars with naive and ignorant kids who waste hundreds of dollars every year with these toys....
I have a better one: don't use a smartphone!