mabasa

mabasa

Lives in Finland Finland
Joined on Apr 17, 2007

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CaptureAll: 41MP, I barely even need 12MP on my dSLR.

Why not make improvements on the shot-to-shot times (easy when 5 to 8MP is plenty of info to use. How much resolution does your monitor display? Lets be honest, how often do you print? When you do, how often above 5x7 do you go? 10 years ago I used a Nikon 5700 which has 5MP to make great 13x19 photos via a Canon S9000 printer. The prints are still on the wall today and I always get comments. The MP marketing is winning it seems.

How about a faster lens, say f/1.8 and faster shutter speeds? Also, make it a sharper lens, ie; in the corners.

Then you'd have something more functional and reasonable.

Cropping and downsampling. You would know if you read the article first.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:31 UTC
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mabasa: I see lots of smudges and distorted faces. Am I now supposed to say something pseudo-intellectual? Put meanings to the smudges? I could do that but I could do that also when staring at an empty canvas. At the moment I'm so bored with this thing called art. For me these photos/paintings look artsy. I don't see any reason to make them like those but just for the sake of it. Human face is such a powerful medium for conveying information. There should be a good reason to mess it up. So these photos/paintings should say something more but they don't, at least not for me. Sorry.

It looks more and more like mobile photography is a synonym for photo editing: how to strip reality from it with filters and such.

"You need to familiarize yourself with the mobile arts before offering this kind of "critique.""

The quotation marks are the icing :D Yeah. That must be it. Even though you don't have any clue about my knowledge of the genre. I'm not even going to get into your thinking that there should be.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
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mabasa: I see lots of smudges and distorted faces. Am I now supposed to say something pseudo-intellectual? Put meanings to the smudges? I could do that but I could do that also when staring at an empty canvas. At the moment I'm so bored with this thing called art. For me these photos/paintings look artsy. I don't see any reason to make them like those but just for the sake of it. Human face is such a powerful medium for conveying information. There should be a good reason to mess it up. So these photos/paintings should say something more but they don't, at least not for me. Sorry.

It looks more and more like mobile photography is a synonym for photo editing: how to strip reality from it with filters and such.

Yeah, English is not my fist language but I'm pretty sure that I made it clear that I wasn't apologizing anything. Being somewhat polite isn't the same thing. There is no getting it because there is little to get. Most of these pictures are quite empty. For example smudging the third portrait, her eye and hair. Does it say something more than just her expression already did? No, not really.

You can invent some meaning to it, of course, and that is where artsy pseudo-intellectual commenting comes into play. But I'm not into that.

It's quite funny that some people think you shouldn't give negative opinions on photos submitted to public contests. You didn't only disagree, which would have been fine, but instead you started this whole "you shouldn't criticize" thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
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mabasa: I see lots of smudges and distorted faces. Am I now supposed to say something pseudo-intellectual? Put meanings to the smudges? I could do that but I could do that also when staring at an empty canvas. At the moment I'm so bored with this thing called art. For me these photos/paintings look artsy. I don't see any reason to make them like those but just for the sake of it. Human face is such a powerful medium for conveying information. There should be a good reason to mess it up. So these photos/paintings should say something more but they don't, at least not for me. Sorry.

It looks more and more like mobile photography is a synonym for photo editing: how to strip reality from it with filters and such.

Why? When you make statements you are supposed to give reasons behind them to make them solid arguments, otherwise they have very little value.

I might have been a little harsh but to my defense those pictures are on public display. You send your pictures to the public contest to be judged and criticized. I think it's great that people express themselves and for example make these kinds of pictures. That's really great. But the context here is a photo contest. I actually came here now to clarify that my criticism should be seen more of a criticism of the jury's work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 18:17 UTC

I see lots of smudges and distorted faces. Am I now supposed to say something pseudo-intellectual? Put meanings to the smudges? I could do that but I could do that also when staring at an empty canvas. At the moment I'm so bored with this thing called art. For me these photos/paintings look artsy. I don't see any reason to make them like those but just for the sake of it. Human face is such a powerful medium for conveying information. There should be a good reason to mess it up. So these photos/paintings should say something more but they don't, at least not for me. Sorry.

It looks more and more like mobile photography is a synonym for photo editing: how to strip reality from it with filters and such.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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