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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I like the new Light option, but think it would be even better with a slightly heavier typeface on a very light gray background (i.e. with less glare than pure white).

It'll be good to have the choice of two styles, and I'd probably alternate between them, choosing the black background when images feature strongly in the article or forum I'm reading.

-- Richard --

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (297 comments in total)
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mrcultureshock: I rented the GX7 for the Thanksgiving break and I find the EVF on the small side but I'm getting used to it. I didn't see any tearing or rainbow effects though. The photo and video qualities are excellent!

I also have no difficulty at all with the EVF of the GX7.

And I haven't noticed many GX7 owners or review sites (other than DPrevew) who seem to think this is a problem feature.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 19:14 UTC
On article Creative resolutions for the New Year (14 comments in total)

Quote "So in the spirit of yet-to-be-broken resolutions I'm going to suggest some ways you can expand your photographic horizons in the coming year."

Not only will I expand my horizons but I will also keep them LEVEL !

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 9th comment
On article The Lightroom catalog (304 comments in total)

I believe Adobe made a big initial mistake by using the term "Import".

So often we hear of people being deterred from using LR because they think the word implies that somehow an extra copy of the file is always being created and/or moved to some special LR location on the HD.

I suppose the phrase "Make Lightroom aware of where the file is located, or being placed, on your hard drive" would have been more accurate (but wordy!) description of what is happening.

Trouble is, that like Adobe, I can't think of another word or simple expression which could be used instead of that slightly misleading word "Import".

-- Richard --

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 01:24 UTC as 68th comment | 10 replies
On article Introduction to Food Photography (58 comments in total)

Some interesting pointers, but why the obsession with such shallow DOF?

For example, the shot of the halved orange. Is this really the best way to show it? In this photo no part of the orange skin (of both halves) is in focus, and neither is most of the flesh of the fruit -- so we hardly see those textures at all.

If the reason was to focus and direct our attention to an important part of the image, then in this case it is to the small central core of pith -- which is not the most interesting or appetizing part!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2012 at 23:31 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Thoughtful video.

It could be argued that almost all photos (inc. documentary) are SELECTED versions of reality.

Firstly, the photographer chooses to record the event, selects the viewpoint, perspective, focus of attention, framing (with the inclusion/exclusion that might imply), and selects the instant in time for that "snapshot". With the best will in the World to be objective, any two photographers at the same scene/event might come up with photos which could convey different meanings or messages to the viewer. The choice of whether to display the picture in colour or mono can also further modify a picture's mood .... and so on ..... before we even reach the question of Photoshop manipulation.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 00:52 UTC as 27th comment
On article The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching (168 comments in total)

Thankyou for the very good and useful tutorial, Jean.

But to avoid criticism, I think you should have emphasized that "skin smoothing" need not be taken as far as the "plastic" look that some people here are complaining about.

Even in glamour shots, personally I like to see at least a subtle indication that some skin pores do indeed exist. Otherwise it would seem that the model's health is in great danger!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 22:46 UTC as 81st comment
On article The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (12 comments in total)

The article reads like advertiser's blurb -- no critical content at all.

The book is OK for what it is -- as a "how-to" guide, but many people might wish to also have a "why" guide with more in-depth information which would allow more flexible use of Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 21:08 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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