Lives in United States VA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 15, 2011


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Mayeye: Would love to hear from some DP members as to how this software stacks up against Lightroom/Photoshop combo or DxO Pro

Not so sure! Adobe keeps on sending "surveys". They wonder why people refuse to become members of their dreadful CC business!!! Like you, I stopped with CS3, moved to Corel's PSPs and the latest X7 version. I've used Lr to manage my photo files from the get go as well to the latest version (5.6). No more PS for me!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: I'm sorry. But I'm just not seeing it. Viewed through the samples and I don't see anything that my a900 with Mino 35/2 can't do just as well if not better.

Sony won't impress me until they start using their own 36mp sensor inside their own cameras. On the comparison page, this new RX can't even keep up with the D600. Kind of sad really, considering they could bring so much more to the table.

And really, it's starting to bother me that they charge so much for a lens shade. Approaching arrogance with such extortion. Wish they'd put more effort into partnering with 3rd parties for flash and smart radio slaves. Kind of a joke to have such a dismal flash system in 2013.

They've been at it since the first "Walkman", don't you remember?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
On Hipstamatic Paks a punch with add-ons post (3 comments in total)

A true image lover! You none only speak photography, you also deliver beautiful images. It's rare these days!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 09:53 UTC as 3rd comment
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (629 comments in total)
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keepreal: I would gladly replace my Nikon D300 and three zoom lenses for a M9-P with the 21mm, 35mm and a 90mm if I could afford it but I cannot.

Nevertheless I had a look at an M series Leica sometime in the 1960s. Even the first time I tried it, to focus just one turn of the focusing ring was sufficient to get the rangefinder images to coincide with no doubts about hitting the right spot, such is the precision. And here, of course, I am only talking of the viewfinder! What an absolute joy to use.

Nonetheless, I do find amusing the suggestion that a Leica makes you think about each shot carefully. For there is nothing to stop you doing that with any camera. I came home from a three week trip to the South Western USA with only about 100 shots plus extras for exposure bracketing on my D300. Most were a success and many were a great success.

Even if like me, you cannot afford a Leica, there is nothing to stop you shooting with the kind of care as if you did have one. I always have done.

Absolutely! I have an M2 and love it, but I still think about my shots if I shoot the Nikons. It really is a pain in the butt to go through 1000s of useless images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 13:31 UTC
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (154 comments in total)
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Jack A. Zucker: i'm not seeing a whole lot that's compelling. The content aware fill that dpreview demonstrated looks flawed. I see the outline of the original selection. The selective focus example looks horrible. I'm sure it works better than the dpreview demo. Dpreview ought to hire some professional artists and photographers to do their reviews.

Oh, Come On! You think you better... I don't wanna be rude but, please, go jump out the window!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:11 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (183 comments in total)

Does it make sense to have a $ 6000 stills camera that can make jittery movie and choppy clips? I 'd rather shoot video segments with a nice Panasonic, Sony or Canon pro video cams! Other than that, I'm a convinced Nikon shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

I had been an Adobe photoshop follower since PS4 up until CS3. I then realized that every other year, they'd bring a so-called upgrade and ask for more money. I think in all, that software caused me a lot of money. I now work mostly with Corel. I've had all their photo apps up to the latest and it works fine and it's a lot cheaper. All the fancy Mac users will have you believe that you're not a real photographer if you don't use Adobe. My clients could not care less!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:45 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On P9100447 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Well, I wanted to make sure I went through all the images presented in this folio. I am not impressed with that lens. I thought it'd be very convenient to get a 4/3rd system but given what DPR has shared with us, I'll stick with my G9 for now!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 15:54 UTC as 1st comment
On P9040235 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

If this is a straight shot right out of the camera, I'd be going nuts with editing software trying to get that picture better contrast, definition, and sharpness! I think it's called "vibrancy".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 15:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London article (184 comments in total)
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boothrp: A worthwhile video. I've often wondered about the law on such things, now it's clear to me.
If an individual objects to being filmed/photographed, it's common courtesy under most circumstances to stop. Buildings don't have feelings (as far as I'm aware), so why worry about photographing them.
There's enough surveillance on sensitive buildings to log people photographing the building, so when people are photographing for innocent reasons, no worries. If the building got bombed later, the CCTV footage of the photographer would show someone with no terrorist connections who has nothing to hide, as was the case with these 6 photographers.

You mentioned CCTVs, I wonder if the security guards worry about the government watching each and every corner of London? What are their intentions...? lol!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2011 at 14:28 UTC
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London article (184 comments in total)

It should be said too that our cultural heritage was fashioned by the millions of images photographers have taken in the streets of New York, Paris, Calcutta and elsewhere. We must know what places, people, and life looked like in the past. I personally resent anyone prohibiting me from capturing life as it is at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2011 at 14:18 UTC as 20th comment
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