matt k

matt k

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 19, 2002


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Take another look at the winner, deconstruct the arrangement, note the repeating rhythms of the cliff face, the sand, the water, the clouds and the snow? See how cleverly it all fits together like a jigsaw puzzle, yet the overall illusion is a composition of simplicity. See how all of the different forms have sharks teeth? See how all the lines lead the eye deep into the image space? Now give the judges a little credit for knowing their least they took the time to look.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 09:59 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Each one of these images has a quality that lifts it above the normal run of the mill portraits. For those who can't see that, lift the curtain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 01:46 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

And so cheap....they'll flood the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 36th comment
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (189 comments in total)
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zakk9: The correct title of this should be "Vantage Point: The military aircraft photography of Jon Pece". No, I don't care much for glorifying photos of military equipment used for unprovoked attacks on other nations, resulting in millions of innocent deads, damaged lives, refugees etc. Some call it "collateral damage", but it's murder, plain and simple.

How did a discussion on photography become a discourse on war? They are excellent photographs...a show of immaculate technique and fine composition. Stay focussed folks!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 05:58 UTC

Hey....Waitaminute! I think they're twins!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 06:39 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon D750 Review (1957 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: 1/4000 top shutter speed.

My 10 year old D70 will do 1/8000 of a second. OF course the D70 used a CCD sensor and the shutter was opened and the sensor was turned on for 1/8000 of a second.

But then I do not think it would interfere with taking photographs. But I am still happy with 6 megapixels. But those 6 megapixels cost only $1000 but then.

The difference between 1/8000th and 1/4000th is...let's face it....1/4000th of a second. In photographic terms it doesn't make much of a difference to most users.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
On photo Dignity in the Portrait - Emotions in Black & White challenge (12 comments in total)

Perfect. Pure artistry!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article A second glance: two takes on the Leica X (400 comments in total)

Advice to Leica
If you can't build a better digital camera than those already available on the market....then build transistor radios instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 102nd comment
On Preview:nikon-d750 (1418 comments in total)

Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 345th comment | 9 replies
On article Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? (319 comments in total)

I think they are missing the boat. This camera should have had an even better OVF, faster focus and better IQ than the previous 2 models. A tilting screen is not a game changer. If you start with a good product and keep improving it then you will end up with perfection. If you simply keep changing it then you end up with something else. The X10 could have been developed into a classic Leica type camera that every photographer would want in his camera bag. The image quality of the original X10 was remarkable and it would have taken little to make the camera king of the point and shoots.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 04:13 UTC as 51st comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (473 comments in total)

That's one pretty little camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 101st comment

I had a dream that this would happen...therefore the copyright belongs to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 467th comment | 1 reply

An interesting study in shape, form and colour. For all of the stupid, negative comments on this thread, these images are whimsical and I'm sure anyone who looks at them can see other creative possibilities using this technique. Look, think and learn.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 03:18 UTC as 34th comment

Simply a joy to look at. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 05:15 UTC as 44th comment

Can I suggest that perhaps the photographer gets 70% and 500px gets 30%.
Their current proposal is insulting and smacks of greed.
And can I suggest that if it doesn't happen then photographers boycott the site?
Perhaps there is an opening here for a photographers co-op where a group of photographers start up a site and get the full value of their images minus expenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Since when did a decent camera grip become an 'extra'? Was a time when they were designed to have decent grips.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested (138 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: This is surely not my specialty. But I have nevertheless the impression that the industry (i.e. companies developing photo cameras and companies developing RAW-processing software) should come up with new additional standards in the area of RAW formats in order to avoid future repeats of the problem that we have encountered.

These new additional standards should on one side allow camera developers to be innovative (for example in the current particular case the use of other than Bayer arrays) and on the other side make sure that the developers of RAW processing Software can support without too much struggles these innovations. .... (continuation in next post)

The problem with an International standard format for RAW is what if my company can produce images from RAW files that are superior to the standard format? Do I downsample to fit the standard or do I take the market advantage and release a non standard format that will give superior results?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 22:48 UTC

Be interesting to see how the 32mm lens stacks up against the Fuji 35mm lens. I'm looking forward with great glee to see a shootout between these 2 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested (138 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I've never seen a photo from a Fuji x-trans camera that I liked the look of. They all seem to have an insubstantial texture and pale colour balance and contrast, even the ones on the Fuji site are unimpressive to me. Shame as the camera bodies are a bit nice!

I've been a photographer for over 40 years and I can confidently say that the colors from the Fuji XPRO are easily the best I've ever seen to come out of a digital camera. Maybe you need a new monitor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview (201 comments in total)
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bollzy: Of course, I've just bought an X10, and the only thing I want now is this X20. Crap.

If you need to check then you probebly don't have it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 03:50 UTC
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