Klaus dk

Klaus dk

Lives in Denmark Virum, Denmark
Works as a IT developer
Joined on Oct 6, 2006
About me:

My main interest is taking studio portraits in the living room, usually with a set of strobes. Taking portraits has the advantage that at least one person (the model) is interested in the pictures.
I find the relationship between the photographer and the model the most intriguing part of portrait photography. Mastering the technique is important, but even more important is the human relationship you build with your model during the session.
For holiday and social photography I prefer a pocketable P&S.

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On IMG_9149BWr photo in Klaus dk's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Sigma 50-150 mm f/2.8 APO OS DC HSM

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 1st comment
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PeterBM: Please, can it tilt downward to shoot above heads ?

If you turn it upside-down, you will be able to shoot above heads using the tilted screen. No need to make it more complicated.
Selfies is another problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview news story (108 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Blending the major holidays of some of the world's major religions by wishing people 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season's Greeting' is to miinimize the impotance of each holiday.
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Here at DPReview you have more than enough space to say Merry Christmas, happy Channukah, Happy Kwanza, o any other holiday at this time of the year.

A Christmas Fly is supposed to be a sign of good luck. Unfortunately this one just hit the ointment. So happy Nikon overexposure to you too my friend :-)
- And to the good staff at dpreview: Happy whatever to you and thank you for your great contributions to our enlightenment in the past year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

This is one of the best articles about photography I have ever read. It both acknowledges the reasons for learning compositional rules and the necessity for experiments and rulebreaking, in a very compact and down to earth text.
This is a must-read for anyone who really wishes to learn about composition.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 39th comment
On Just look into her eyes in the That's called 'Sexy' challenge (16 comments in total)

hard to just look into her eyes as there is so much to look at ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 17:34 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Land Rover to the Rescue in the British Wheels challenge (10 comments in total)
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birdseyeviewphotos: Greeks that are dressed like terrorists should sort out their own problems and not make comments about things they know nothing about. Prove to me it is not a Land Rover I was there in Kenya and also spent 8 years working of British Leyland.

KonstantinosK:
You are neither rude nor wrong, birdseyeviewphotos is. As stated in the first line :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 09:07 UTC
On Hide and Seek in the Hide and Seek challenge (2 comments in total)

Aby?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 17:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Land Rover to the Rescue in the British Wheels challenge (10 comments in total)
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birdseyeviewphotos: Greeks that are dressed like terrorists should sort out their own problems and not make comments about things they know nothing about. Prove to me it is not a Land Rover I was there in Kenya and also spent 8 years working of British Leyland.

birdseyeviewphotos:
You are both rude and wrong. A rather unattractive combination in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 16:51 UTC
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene news story (324 comments in total)

FYI: The B&W genre scene at far left, just above the middle is a print of a work by the Danish artist Julius Exner. It is titled: "Peasants from Fanø who, in the painters absence, makes fun of his work." and was painted in 1878.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 20:46 UTC as 25th comment
On Me n My Ford in the British Wheels challenge (3 comments in total)
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alfaflash: This is a US Ford Mustang and is not remotely British. Also this car has license plates from Abu Dhabi, a town that I have lived in for more than 30 years. This photo is circa 1990 and was taken on the Corniche, so why is the Taken Date given as 2011?

The photo appears to have been shot with a low-quality film camera, and this is a digital photograph (not a scan) of the print.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 18:04 UTC
On 1930 Stutz_MB LaBarron Convertible Coupe in the Old Tyme Wheels challenge (1 comment in total)

This reminds me of a story, I once read. In the 1910's and 1920'es, Stutz and Mercer were competing, and Stutz fans recited this verse:
There never was a worser
car than Mercer
- to which the Mercer fans replied:
You have to be nuts
to drive a Stutz.
I call on all fanboys to be as creative with "Canon" and "Nikon". No prize to be won though :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon Powershot S110 Preview preview (103 comments in total)

I could live with the Sony competitors larger size if it was equipped with a wider zoom. Having a 24 mm equivalent wide angle lens in a pocketable body is a must for holiday and social photography for me.
So I'll keep my S100 until the competition combines those two features with better IQ and better low-light capability.
If you think the S100 or the S110 sucks, then just don't buy it. How hard can that decision be?
Different strokes for different folks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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George Veltchev: There is no doubt that currently Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM II has received the highest possible rating between all competitors in that class, and when Tamron is claiming that the their new lens has ..."achieve leading-edge image quality" then we should really expect a phenomenal peace of glass indeed ... Hope they are right!

Will we ever have peace of glass? I mean - it must be like peace of mind, but with lenses ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 21:45 UTC
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Mark Roberts: Nikon has always designed their cameras to include proprietary connectors for shutter release cables, etc. Given how inexpensive digital cameras have become, so quickly, I'm constantly amazed that any of the manufacturers can stay in business. Making a relatively tiny profit on low volume accessories isn't much to complain about.

I've actually manufactured an accessory grip (for the D70). We had pretty nice comments about the quality, but it was still nothing compared to the quality from Nikon (luckily Nikon didn't make a grip for the D70). The amount of effort it takes to reverse engineer the connections, do the mechanical design with close detail to the surface feel, the way the dials move, match colors, design the firmware, fabricate the molds, develop a production process, test each unit, etc., requires an investment most people just don't comprehend. Frankly I can't conceive of even attempting to develop a grip like this, and then sell it for only $100. Amazing...

I remember a lesson taught to me in my childhood: If you can't afford to buy what you want, you must save until you can - or wish for Santa Claus to bring it for Christmas.
But no, we want instant gratification! Christmas every month of the year. For how long do we believe that will last?
And by the way: I have a knockoff grip for my 7D, it works fine at half the price of the original. But I worry nonetheless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 20:29 UTC
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Mark Roberts: Nikon has always designed their cameras to include proprietary connectors for shutter release cables, etc. Given how inexpensive digital cameras have become, so quickly, I'm constantly amazed that any of the manufacturers can stay in business. Making a relatively tiny profit on low volume accessories isn't much to complain about.

I've actually manufactured an accessory grip (for the D70). We had pretty nice comments about the quality, but it was still nothing compared to the quality from Nikon (luckily Nikon didn't make a grip for the D70). The amount of effort it takes to reverse engineer the connections, do the mechanical design with close detail to the surface feel, the way the dials move, match colors, design the firmware, fabricate the molds, develop a production process, test each unit, etc., requires an investment most people just don't comprehend. Frankly I can't conceive of even attempting to develop a grip like this, and then sell it for only $100. Amazing...

I too have an unoriginal hood for my Canon 50mm f/1.8, bought at a fifth of the price of the original. It is thinner, the inside is slighty shiny as opposed to the velvet like surface on the inside of my original Canon hood. No way near the same quality.
I just ordered an original Canon hood for my 70-300 and the 50mm got an ancient Minolta hood made of metal with velvet inside, that I got from a friend.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 19:39 UTC
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JacquesBalthazar: When I buy stuff, I look at the price/performance ratio like everyone else, and price is important. But I try and add another dimension to the value equation, and put a high weight on the sustainability/CSR side of things. I am prepared to pay a higher price for items that carry brands that belong to companies who have a publicised policy on those matters. That includes production conditions, fair employment, sourcing policies, environmental impact, etc.

I try and avoid giving my money, directly or indirectly, to sweatshops and environmentally irresponsible producers.

Nikon has a CSR policy. The Nikon point of view is here:

http://www.nikon.com/about/csr/index.htm

I tried to find information on Pixel's supply chain and CSR policies, and found nothing. They might be a good outfit (their management is proud of their production lines) or they might be pirates, I do not know at all, but if I purchase a grip for my D800, I'll buy it from Nikon, partly for that reason.

I think that one of the reasons the west is rolling down hill and the east is gaining on us, is the attitude of Maloy here. If nobody seems to be willing to pay more for stuff which is made under decent working conditions, standards will decline and even more western industries will be shut down.
I am no saint in this matter, but I think the enormous import from China will affect our own conditions of living far more than we imagine, when we have no alternatives anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 19:30 UTC
On After The Jog in the Sensuality ... At a Glance. challenge (3 comments in total)

But why did you cut off the feet then? Show, don't tell!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 20:41 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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whyamihere: My response to all of this is about as mundane as the reason for this so-called fiasco:

The only people who even seem to give a darn are photo enthusiasts. I read a lot of news sites during the course of my day, and the first time I heard about this whatnot was when it appeared on the DPR site. (In fact, it's the top Google hit. Further down the results is Yahoo! Sports and Slate headlines that effectively read: "Should we care?")

To borrow the words of John Oliver, there's proper news, celebrity news, news about strange things that pets do to beat the heat (it's hot here in the States), a second look around just to make sure nobody missed any other news about celebrities, pets, or the heat, then comes the Olympics, and then - just maybe - someone might report about this silliness.

Really, nobody but a small handful of people actually noticed.

As much as you may be right about the lack of interest in the general public about this, I fail to see your point in pointing it out to those who /do/ care.
As Kodachrome200 wrote: "If your not intrested in photography this website is not for you". Despite the poor grammar, I think he's right.
As to the quality of the pictures, I can't see a personal style, only poor technique. There are so many talented photojournalists in the US, that I wonder why they chose this one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2012 at 14:28 UTC
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ovatab: "Shutter speed < 1/Focal Lenght" rule does not work for u4/3 lenses without optical stabilisation, some pictures are good examples for this. I would suggest SS < 1/FLin35mmEquiv

It's a rule of thumb, not a guarantee.
Some photographers have a very steady hand, others will need even shorter exposures.
And the longer the exposure, the bigger the risk of the subject moving - if you shoot moving subjects, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 18:34 UTC
On GalleryItem:2063221 (2 comments in total)

I think it's the subject who is moving, not camera shake. But sharp it is not.

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 1st comment
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