Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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nerd2: Color filter in digital era? We still need polarizing filter because the sensor does not record polarized information of rays but we can simply change WB (or apply a color filter) to get the same effect.

You also still need a ND filter to slow down your shutterspeed in bright light situations. That can be either done with a full ND or a graduated ND filter depending upon what you want to achieve.

Fully closing the aperture doesn't do the trick, especially when you want to achieve a shallow DoF.

Meaby you should still learn about why to use a filter system instead of thinking you can do everything in post.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (64 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: These images are average quality. The composition is good but not great, the saturation levels are appropriate, but the white balance is blatantly and arbitrarily warm in many of the images. The lightingwas very poorly done in some of these images, especially #1 with the foreground being desperately needing flash and in some other images the flash was used inappropriately. Overall I would grade this a C+. I certainly could have done better with thousands of dollars worth of gear and enough money to spend all day taking pictures without having to work for a living.

I actually kind of agree.

I've been to this location myself and must say that it isn't that difficult to come back home with the exact same shots.

Its the location that makes these pictures to be 'different', but if you have been to that exact same location and now see these pictures here as a featured story you know these pictures aren't particularly special.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 07:01 UTC
On Accessory Review: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt article (30 comments in total)

Reviewer:
"... this lack of redundancy would worry me on a long photography expedition to a remote location.

In fact, I’ve just returned from a two-week wildlife photography trip in British Columbia where the nearest town was over 4 hours away. That’s exactly the kind of situation you don’t want to be in without some kind of backup, so I was thankful to have both USB and Thunderbolt options."

My comment:
Then again the MyPassport Pro is a Raid 1 solution containing 2 HDD's without the need of a powercable (and which can be replaced with an SSD if you whish to do so). Whereas this LaCie is a single drive unit. If that fails you will loose all the photos on the disk on your roadtrip regardless being it USB3 and Thunderbolt.

I'd rather have a RAID 1 solution with me on a trip. The chance of a breakdown of the cable is really really slim, while the breakdown of a harddrive are much larger, especially when you take HDD's with you down a roadtrip.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (149 comments in total)

Wasn't there supposed to be a Sigma 'Art' version of this lens? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 26th comment
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (31 comments in total)
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GPW: Just like their cameras, they receive minor updates and bug fixes

I won't disagree on that.
Its a mere fact that Sony makes great sensors but that they can't implement them decently in their own camera's.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (31 comments in total)
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GPW: Just like their cameras, they receive minor updates and bug fixes

[sarcasm]
Yes because ISO is all that counts for every photographer. Because every camera takes beautiful pictures without the need of a photographer anymore. It can make the composition, and knows the decisive moment by itself.

What would a photographer be without ISO 25600 in todays world. If it wasn't on your camera you will be unable to make a descent picture anymore... Because all pictures that are made in the world are now of that black cat in complete darkness!

What???? Actually most photographers today use ISO 6400 and higher all the time! 99% of the time.... Forget ISO 100 to 3200, that's for the wimps that photograph in daylight and get away with those settings also most indoor rooms.
[/sarcasm off]

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
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hotdog321: Despite extremely negative feelings about Adobe's CC, I appreciate that they are still supplying RAW updates that work on my CS6 standalone. Adobe supports new Canon lenses (16-35 f/4L IS, for instance) months before Canon updates their DPP software!

Thanks for the link, DPReview!

It won't be for long before Adobe will stop support for CameraRAW and CS6. I already can hear your complaints about how lousy that would be....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1664 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: go Canon go

and buy high resolution sensors with great DR from Sony

They can only 'see the impossible'.
Which in other words means they can see it, but are unable to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
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Peter Gurdes: yawn.... no lightroom 6 beta?

@RoberSigmund, you can still buy Lightroom too.
The only question is, how long will they keep on doing this.

Capture One is only a RAW converter, just like LR is not comparable to what Photoshop offers you.

If they start 'renting' out their software, just like Adobe does with their CC program. How long does it take before Capture decides to go for the exact same model as Adobe did?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
On Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded article (40 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Just a warning: Stay away from DROBO.

I have had two in the the past and both of them went into the 'death spiral syndrome' where the machine wants to boot up and then shuts down at the end of the boot process to start the boot process again and again, and again....

There was no way to retrieve your files from the DROBO due to their own RAID 5 implementation. Luckily I have backups at hand.

Just buy yourself a good NAS and save yourself money and frustration.

@RPJG
Yes they do fail, but you don't need to pay the company to get your data recovered which they do at Drobo, while it was THEIR device that failed due to a bug in their firmware that they provide themselves.

I have Synology too. Great support for free!
Had volume that needed to be recovered and all was done directly out of Taiwan without any costs! That is what I call customer service.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
On Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded article (40 comments in total)

Just a warning: Stay away from DROBO.

I have had two in the the past and both of them went into the 'death spiral syndrome' where the machine wants to boot up and then shuts down at the end of the boot process to start the boot process again and again, and again....

There was no way to retrieve your files from the DROBO due to their own RAID 5 implementation. Luckily I have backups at hand.

Just buy yourself a good NAS and save yourself money and frustration.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:26 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Peter Gurdes: yawn.... no lightroom 6 beta?

@PVCdroid

Although I agree that Capture 8 Pro is an excellent alternative to LR. I hope you are aware of the fact that Capture just introduced a likewise 'renting' model to their software.

http://www.phaseone.com/nl-NL/Online-Store/PurchaseDetailsPage.aspx

Capture 8 Pro is for rent for 'just' 8 Euro's a month...

It is just a matter of time before all professional RAW converters become rentware.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
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erichK: I no longer have any interest inn Adobe and its products because I am unwilling to enter into ongoing indentured servitude with them.

Good for you, but I don't think Adobe is going to be impressed with your decision.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
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Peter Gurdes: yawn.... no lightroom 6 beta?

Adobe can change their mind anytime.
I think its just a matter of time before they decide to make LR rentware. It would give their 'Credit Card' model another boost.

LR could well replace CameraRaw and be integrated in PS.
I would actually be pleased with it if Adobe did this.

It would look like a massive upgrade to Photoshop while LR users might think they will get PS for free.

Both are already in the photography cloud package for 9.99 a month. Meaby that is why it takes so long before we see LR 6

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:10 UTC
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Peter Gurdes: yawn.... no lightroom 6 beta?

I think Adobe is running out of ideas, that is why its already part of the CC cloud thingy. Its just a matter of time before LR will be 'rentware'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
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Bruce Clarke: More features for iThings, and still nothing for Android. It's been a very long wait.

@Peter Gurdes.

I think you need to learn the definition of the word sarcasm.
I've looked it up for you in a dictionary in hope you might learn something out of it before you reply with a stupid remark:

Definition of Sar-casm:
1. : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain.

2.: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual

3.: the use or language of sarcasm

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
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Bruce Clarke: More features for iThings, and still nothing for Android. It's been a very long wait.

What's Android?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1664 comments in total)

The end of the DSLR or the end of photography,
what is it going to be? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 830th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1664 comments in total)
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Sho-Bud: A M43 camera from Canon ?

They'll never join that consortium.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1664 comments in total)

Have Canon bought the 'Impossible Project'?
https://www.the-impossible-project.com/about/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 865th comment
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