Hey Santa is missing, and also the cow over the moon, since we are allowing montages.
I wonder what "Newcomer" under 25 will be able to buy a Leica before Xmas, get to the assignment, proof, and edit before the due date.What about sixty plus with a great pension plan newcomers?
Ah...My Teacher's Dream: Put them into a cage UNTIL they learn!!!!
Anoldgeezer: Kudos to DPR for its reviews and wealth of information for amateurs like myself.
There is one issue that I believe should be discussed a lot more, and that is the "death" of the optical viewfinder. The manufacturers should seriously consider keeping viewfinders with all their cameras. The LCD's are a farce, way over rated.I purchased a Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX9V a while back to go on a 3 week trip the next day. A great camera with one exception...NO VIEW FINDER. I was under the impression that the LCD was able to overcome bright light situations, but how wrong I was. I should have been smart enough to return the camera, but I didn't.
How do you overcome not being able to compose your picture and to see your subject clearly? When the sun is behind you it is impossible to know what you are shooting.
My advice to amateurs like myself who has used a viewfinder for years (I'm 73) is to not buy any camera without a viewfinder or else you will be very frustrated and disappointed .
I wish to see you in the old days: trying to see through a 35mm viewfinder, squinting the other eye, half vision or non at all while shooting. Talk about smeared eye glasses and condensation in Winter. It's great to have both eyes (stereo-vision) to compose a picture. Are you going to complaint about auto-focus too? And add the fact that now you can INSTANTLY see the picture without waiting for lab results?
Damned cat...Doesn't want to come out and play!!!
Was he auditioning for you?This guy has potential!!
rfsIII: Why all this concern about shallow depth of field from cameras. As photographer YOU control the background, just as you control every other aspect of the picture, if you don't like what's behind your subject change it, don't expect a piece of glass to bail you out.
We used to get it with mirror lenses (remember?) and there was no gaga about it. We didn't call it BOKEH. And while at it, what's the big gaga with manual focus? I guess you guys didn't live with the old timers problem to pre focus or die ranting about: when are they going to invent something that will save me turning the lens barrel 3 times before I get my subject in focus? Before it's gone? What a luxury to see the image on a 3" screen instead of squinting and getting your glasses smeared against the camera?
maboule123: Is this a montage?A friend who visited this place says that the motifs are never seen like so.. The place is so huge to have all those elements reunited on one shot, no matter the angle.
Abusive use of HDR.
My friend kust came back from Istanbul: It's a montage. Definitely.
He's taken the next plane to Istanbul as I'm writing this.
Is this a montage?A friend who visited this place says that the motifs are never seen like so.. The place is so huge to have all those elements reunited on one shot, no matter the angle.
Alex Efimoff: If above shots belong to 'fine art photography', then I am a dolphin.
I wouldn't go as far as seeing myself as a dolphin.They are high intelligent mammals.
When Ulam Chac, ancient Mayan stone carver & engraver, first saw Michelangelo's painting said:"Yeah, everybody is an artist now..."
What a beautiful man! His works still inspire present generations, no matter the area of artistic expression he chooses to touch. I didn't know he toyed with imagery. I have a serious suspicion about his artistic drive: Maybe for him Life is STILL a Cabaret...God bless you Joel!!
Grass hopper, Grass hopper...
Is that a breast tumor?
jsis: Tips for better photos according to dpreview members:
Rule #1: get a Canon or Nikon cameraRule #2: get an L or pro grade lensesRule #3: constantly upgrade whenever something new comes out
- Special Edition Gold Plated cameras, with your name engraved on them make better pictures.- Being an active member of a very select Photo Club makes you a better photographer.- Great photographers do not brainstorm about Sony RX 100, Leica D-LUX 6 or Lumix LX 7. They buy them all.
JDThomas: “Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.” – Edward Weston
“The so-called rules of photographic composition are, in my opinion, invalid, irrelevant and immaterial” – Ansel Adams
In my first book I mentioned these two quotes, right afterward I pointed out this: Find me an Ansel Adams or Edward Weston image that DOESN'T follow at least ONE rule of composition. You can't. The reason why these photographers art is considered great is simply because they followed these rules intuitively.
Edward Weston didn't need to consult the rules of composition, his brain and eye naturally saw that way. Not all photographers are lucky enough to have that talent. Most of us have to think about it and work at composing compelling images. More often than not when you THINK you're breaking a rule take a closer look and you'll probably see that you have followed one of the rules of composition perfectly.
Nice book. Nice try. Salt in the sea, my dear JD. Books like yours, although written with the best intentions, no longer attract the untrained eye (Remember the great HP Books series?...gone) Nowadays it's all about filter effects and photo editors. I've seen pictures on catalogs or magazines, that insult the eye, makes you wish for a double drink of magnesia. Bob Carlos Clarke saw this wave coming. Some say this was the reason why he jumped in front of a train. You can point the stars to someone, but he may NEVER see the light.I love your images. I appreciate your effort.
I thought this argument was dead long time ago.So, while at it: Which one is sharper, Zeiss or Leica?Which one is better, Canon or Nikon?Which one gives better skin tones, Kodak or Fuji or Agfa?
richteed: I recently bought an LX1 off fleabay for 50 quid. It's probably the best compact I've owned for usability and lens quality. A bit noisy above the minimum ISO but it takes fantastic pictures. I thought I wanted an XZ1 next, but the LX1 has hooked me into this model. If I can't afford an LX7 next, it'll be an LX5 which should be much more affordable new or s/h soon. The LX7 looks like just about the perfect compact to me knowing what I know now about how gorgeous an LX compact is to use in the field (and I take a lot of pictures). If the much derided LX1 was this good, how much better is the LX7?! All this talk below of sensor size and aperture is a bit pointless at the end of the day. There will always be a better camera on the market or around the corner, but the relative differences some folk below seem to be fixated on seem a bit marginal to me when a camera provides so much in such a lovely little package.
So, if I've got your message right, bro:Let's pack lunch, go out and have fun with the camera I can afford, look at the girls, the children, the flowers and the dogs, and come back home to gloat about my day, while the dp persnickety panel is still arguing about pixels, f apertures and sensor's performance.Am I wrong, bro?