TomJD

TomJD

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Joined on Mar 18, 2009

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Steve Wilson: The value of this image, and the camera, seem greatly diminished when you know it was a staged shot that occurred days after the actual event.

@hiro_pro: Rosenthal's photo was of the second flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi, but it definitely was NOT staged. Why a second flag was required, who provided it, and who actually raised it is a story filled with confusion and contradictions, according to the summary found in Wikipedia.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Putting aside the global economic depression/recession (yes we're in one), cameras have reached a point where many are not compelled to upgrade. Unless there is a significant change in technology, I don't see the need to upgrade.

I agree. Digital photo technology has matured to the point where the photographic needs of most owners are currently met with their existing camera. For that reason, the evolutionary improvements of newer models don't justify an upgrade as frequently as with earlier cameras. However, a form change (such as smaller mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) can present a difference significant enough in the eyes of the consumer to justify a purchase, and I think that is part of the reason for the popularity of u4/3, Nikon1, etc. Otherwise, the market is pretty well saturated, I think -- not many new purchasers have never had a camera -- so not a surprise that volumes have decreased.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)
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babalu: Re the dog behind the counter photo : a rarely lucky snapshot
I'd say. The paw on the notebook, ready to note down your
orders, the ears pointed at attention, and the slight tilting of the head to one side are classic, and "humanize" this friendly dog to a high degree . A great caricature of your standard utility-shop clerk, if it were not so crowded with goods on display that distract the attention from the main subject. Maybe a slight crop would have been better ?

On the other hand, the clutter of all the hardware and paperwork makes the discovery of the dog within all this busy-ness a nice surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:21 UTC
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TomJD: ".....with an unusual conceit at its core."

I guess I will have to read the book to decide if the core is really conceit or a misspelled concept. ;)

I had not considered another definition of conceit other than vain pride or hubris, but Tan68's reply encouraged me to recheck the definition. Other definitions of the word might indeed describe this book, so I stand corrected (although I still think "concept" is a better choice).

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 19:50 UTC

".....with an unusual conceit at its core."

I guess I will have to read the book to decide if the core is really conceit or a misspelled concept. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Mark Roberts: Sure, you can do art with crayons too.... does that mean it's to be considered in the same category as oil painting?

Well...yes, it does. Similar arguments have been made about whether photography should be considered as art the way painting is. Or if so, whether digital prints (inkjet, thermal, etc.) could be considered in the same category as silver halide. The question about art isn't whether it was done in a certain way or with a certain media, but the object it creates and the impact this has on the observer. Not all art is successful, however.... perhaps that's the question that should be asked in evaluating Mr. Grey's work, rather than how he did it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 21:37 UTC
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