andrew turner

andrew turner

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Works as a Graphic Designer
Has a website at http://www.turnerdesign.net
Joined on Feb 2, 2002

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I have two main issues here:

1) I don't really care about color. That's pretty subjective though.

2) I'd like square or rectangular images with regular borders. I get the polaroid throwback, but don't need the heavy bottom edge.

Third bonus issue:
I can print pictures on my home printer. That's pretty instant, too, maybe moreso than instant film. And I have complete control over the size. And choice of stock. And reliable film.... ah, I mean paper and ink.

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This is cool, but for me, that's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:41 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Tristan Cope: Perhaps the notion of "instant" prints might appeal to a generation that weren't around to experience them in the 70s and 80s (not entirely unlike 3D films).

I understand the benefits that instant film backs had for professional photographers, but my recollection is of consumer instant cameras being a bit of a gimmick and a fad. Quite of lot of people had one, but they didn't use it much after the novelty wore off. I guess it is a niche market.

"Quite of lot of people had one, but they didn't use it much after the novelty wore off. I guess it is a niche market."

I wouldn't say it came close to being a fad. Instant film and the wide availability of the cameras changed photography. They were equivalent to the first iPhones in terms of instant gratification.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On Blending modes: Tools for post-processing article (14 comments in total)

Well....

Not sure what this story is about. Just clicked through to see a larger shot of the girl.

Moving along...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 15th comment
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)

IMO this concept needs to be on glasses, and constantly recording with a loop of 2 minutes or so.

That way, you drive past something really interesting, press a button, and say to your passenger,

"did you see THAT?"... and they say no, and you say "I'll show you later."

The picture stream (video) from 5 seconds before and after is saved. You go back later and fish out the image(s) you want.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:16 UTC as 72nd comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)
In reply to:

andrew turner: Looks very flat....

FWIW I'd like to see the focus target as well as a bunch of other stuff on the focal plane, but also a range of objects in front of and behind it as well.

Might be a good way to compare DOF capabilities?

thanks
Andrew

@Michael_13:

All bokeh is not created equal...

@ M Jesper: LOL. That was funny.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 19:34 UTC
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

Looks very flat....

FWIW I'd like to see the focus target as well as a bunch of other stuff on the focal plane, but also a range of objects in front of and behind it as well.

Might be a good way to compare DOF capabilities?

thanks
Andrew

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 17:11 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Like the look but harsh on an iPad.

Also, on iPad, a little info window stays open that indicates the last thread viewed, I think... annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:02 UTC as 329th comment

Call them... Cameras.

I don't call my phone a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 19:18 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 11 article (68 comments in total)

"...redesigned UI featuring a brighter background and larger type for greater readability along with easier access to commonly used tools."

You know, as an investor and longtime user of Adobe, I'm worried.

To tout something like a brighter background is to admit defeat. It's 2012; any software company, especially one providing software widely used by imaging professionals, not only shouldn't waver between drastically different interface design, but also shouldn't make the interface static; allow the user to choose their own background color, their own icon layout, etc.

What's with the awful Organizer view? No info? Really?

Not to mention increasingly cumbersome pricing policies which are now edging out new users, amateur users, and those with either no need or without ongoing means to learn the system.

I think Adobe makes great software, and at this point they're lucky they have a relative monopoly on the "creative suite" market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:12 UTC as 17th comment

As a shareholder, as well as a longtime user of Photoshop and the creative suite, I can say without hesitation that Adobe is doing just about everything wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 01:46 UTC as 9th comment

I bet it won't look like that Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:56 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Apple releases version 1.1 of iPhoto for iOS article (15 comments in total)

I still don't see the ability to view, sort, and rate the photos on my iMac's iPhoto library, preferably via my appletv so everyone can join in...

Maybe I missed it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:55 UTC as 7th comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Hey, put all the Sony components you want in that thing. I just think it looks like they hired a yacht designer without telling him it's a camera.

A bad yacht designer.

That said, I don't doubt that plenty of people with money to burn will make sure that people see them taking pictures in public with it. That, in my opinion, is the only explanation for this, besides what seems to be genuinely strange management.

Note to Hasselblad: the backlash is real, but you won't be selling that thing to this audience anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 229th comment

Heard this one's a kachillion dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 122nd comment
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)

At $2700 this is hardly priced at "enthusiast" level, unless I'm misunderstanding the difference between someone who will spend $3000 on a camera setup for fun, and someone who will spend $3000 on a camera setup because they actually need it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)

I don't mind an EVF - my first digital camera, a Dimage 7, had one (arguable far inferior compared to what's out there now) but I liked it.

Which leads me to my question - can I preview IR through it?

The Dimage 7i added an IR filter which killed this functionality. I'd hope that I'd be able to preview IR in something like this.

Anyone know?

thanks,
Andrew

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 12:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

What a mess.

I first caught wind of Adobe's move toward subscription-based pricing when trying out Adobe Muse; then, when investigating the seeming hole in Apple's iPad, being lack of integration through Apple TV and iPhoto - and found Carousel, which is also subscription-based.

I use the professional CS suite at work and at home, though at home I'm at CS3. However - based on what I've been reading - while I may continue using Adobe products at work, I will likely end my relationship with them on an independent level and actively seek and use alternatives. The only piece of the puzzle I am truly uncertain about is InDesign - any suggestions?

cheers
Andrew

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 18:18 UTC as 6th comment
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