Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon

Lives in United States Croton-on-Hudson, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.ricksammon.info
Joined on Mar 10, 2008
About me:

My specialty is not specializing. I like to do it all.

Comments

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On Rick Sammon's One Light Portrait challenge (13 comments in total)

Hey guys! Very nice images.. but the idea is to try to take a photograph that looks like the Vermeer painting.... or my photo. Good luck!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 21:06 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On My Girl with the Pearl in the Rick Sammon's One Light Portrait challenge (26 comments in total)

Very well done! You got the idea... right on!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 21:05 UTC as 22nd comment
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Steve Parkin: I used to love this site when it first started. Now its a collection area for all the cynics and know it alls in the photography world. Not to say some good folks aren't still out there. HDR - like it or hate it, is its own thing. It amazes me how arrogant people can be. Because somebody doesn't like something, it should be ridiculed and banned for not meeting their standards of what looks good. There's a ton of art out there that I don't like; but ripping people down or condemning entire types or styles because I don't agree with them? Pretty narrow minded. Do what you love your way guys. If something doesn't work for you, move on. There's nothing wrong with other people doing things outside the box. Are we all supposed to shoot the exact same way?

Steve Parkin.... When the first comments started to come in, I was prompted to write a post: "Are folks on the internet getting meander?"

So good for you for posting you comment.

I should have started my article: My mother told me when I was 6 years old that not everyone was going to like me!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 14:00 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Pavel Kohout: The point is that the Oregon coast picture would be much better if it showed the starfish in detail only, not the boring stone, sand and sky.

Pavel.. I have lots of close ups. I always tell my students: Take the portrait and the environmental shot. You need to tell the story.

A close up of a starfish could have been taken in the Newport Aquarium (not far from where I took the photo). For the close up, I did not need HDR :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:55 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Robin Casady: What a disappointing article. I was hoping for techniques for achieving naturalistic landscapes with HDR, but no such luck. Who needs an article telling you to use Canon in-camera HDR? Rather useless for Nikon shooters.

There was almost nothing about using post processing software. I don't think the word "gamma" ever appeared.

What a waste of time.

My original title was: We see the world in HDR, why not shoot in HDR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:53 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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JoeAmateur: Thanks for all your suggestions Rick. Look forward to trying them out.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:51 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Robin Casady: What a disappointing article. I was hoping for techniques for achieving naturalistic landscapes with HDR, but no such luck. Who needs an article telling you to use Canon in-camera HDR? Rather useless for Nikon shooters.

There was almost nothing about using post processing software. I don't think the word "gamma" ever appeared.

What a waste of time.

I don't think Keith Richads knows about the "Circle of 5ths."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:51 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Bronze Castor: These are fascinating images, but still over intense and lacking in natural delicate nuances. They are impressive. In some ways approaching the subjective choices of a painter.
This is my own opinion, but I feel that when everything is is in high contrast and makes a strong statement, it is difficult to have a flowing graceful composition of supporting elements. Still very impressive work.

Hi Bronze... Thank you. I always tell my student, think like a painter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:50 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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TheYetiCom: I have a suggestion for your outdoor shots wit the sky in the background...

How about using a Polarizer?

That will darken the sky and saturate everything else without looking odd.

-Michael

Hi ... a polarizer does not always darken the sky... especially on overcast days. It's most effective when the sun is at a 90 degree angle. That said, you have a good idea for many shots.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:47 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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mr1mac: Also think these are not competition images and probably just done to illustrate the article so the odd help here and things like that should not be focused on too much as sure you'd avoid having that if he intended to print them.. they still illustrate what he is trying to say to people having a read of the article rather than critiquing every little but of the frame

Cheers

John

mr1mac.... You are 100 percent correct. And for the titled picture:

I was teaching a workshop. On my workshops, I focus on the students, and NOT my photography. I took 30 seconds and grabbed a shot for myself... rather than setting up a tripod, etc.

Glad you understand.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:46 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Thank you so much to the author and DP for this great article. OMG, when it comes to photography I am still wearing dippers, never mind post processing. For now, I am just crying rivers thinking of the photos I took and considered rejects, therefore erased, that could have being salvaged and become the photo versions of The Little Ugly Duckling.

Wilbegonia... all pros were in dippers at one time! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:44 UTC
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

JackinTo - Sammon can tell you. To capture the entire dynamic range of the scene. ONLY 1 underexposed image was needed... but 4 overexposed was needed.

This is the key to HDR.

Many more examples in my iHDR app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rick-sammons-ihdr/id421050581?mt=8

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:43 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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