mike703

mike703

Lives in United Kingdom South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Academic
Joined on May 18, 2007

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  • There is no issue in my mind as long as you acknowledge where the inspiration came from.  Presenting a 'homage' type photo as your own original work is clearly unethical; but there is no problem ...
  • Your daughter shows clear signs of knowing what she is doing and having a good eye.  There are some decent compositions here.  The shot of the water drops on the leaf (no. 2) is the best - good ...
  • I enjoy both.  A default two-lens system is my Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 and Pentax 55-300.  I also have Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 (an ideal events / people lens) and a Sigma 10-20 for architecture (I like ...
  • When I am in a prime mood, my definite favourite is the Pentax DA21 Ltd.  Compact, sharp, and an ideal medium-wide for general purpose use. Best wishes
  • The same way as to store any other large files without bogging down your computer - get a separate external hard disk.  (Or two - one for backup). Best wishes
  • Replied in another idea...
    A different idea.  The patterns in the sky do not look random and have fairly clear edges to what looks like a 'swirly' pattern.  Have you cleaned your sensor by wet-wiping recently - is it ...
  • That is a very pretty and colourful shot.  I've just ordered an MX1 and am looking forward to it. Can I ask what ISO you shot at? - I can't see that in the exif. Best wishes
  • Replied in @jeff
    Interesting post with much food for thought.  Thank you.
  • ... would, of course, be to turn the other cheek.
  • I'm afraid you are confused. Selling a picture to a gallery (or a newspaper) is not 'commercial use'. the term 'commercial use' refers specifically to using an image to promote a company or ...
  • I notice you didn't answer my question, so I'll answer it for you: The estate agency pulled the photo and apologised because they immediately realised that including a photo of a recognisable nude ...
  • Duh.  Which it was.  Did you look at the article in the OP?  The photo was published on a billboard about three meteres high, with the name of the estate agency all over it. No, nor did I suggest ...
  • And yet... the company immediately acknowledged their mistake, rectified it, and apologised. I wonder why, if they felt that they were completely in the right?
  • Quite possibly.  The issues of taking a photo, and publishing a photo, are quite different - as I'm sure you know.  A simple example: it is OK to take photos of people in public places (I'd say a ...
  • Don't be silly.  Nobody said that: you are exaggerating wildly. Me too.  And always I am far to high up to be able to identify anyone, topless or not. But ths issue isn't the fact that the photo ...
  • Why 'wrongly'?  Was anyone else flying a drone over her back yard at the time?  Did the pictures come from the Hubble space telescope that was accidentally pointing in the wrong direction? Then ...
  • In the US, The Federal Civil Rights Act (1964) guarantees all people the right to "full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any ...
  • This has been discussed on the 'pro' forum several times with the predictable split in opinions. (Not that I'm a pro - just that some of the threads there are interesting reading). This strikes me ...
  • These are two different things.  There are dozens (possibly hundreds) of cameras that will 'get the job done' and would suit a relative beginner.  The 'best looking' depends on your skill and the ...
  • Replied in Dear me......
    … it makes me wonder how anybody has ever managed to take a photograph before now at all. Best wishes
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