Gerry Winterbourne

Gerry Winterbourne

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 24, 2007
About me:

Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6
DA 35/2.8 macro ltd
FA 50/1.4
DA 70/2.4 ltd
DFA 100/2.8 WR macro
DA* 200/2.8
Tamron SP 300/5.6 tele-macro
Kenko 2x DGZ TC
13, 21, 31mm extension tubes
8.5/1.9 (01)
K-to--Q mount adapter
3 tripods


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On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (126 comments in total)

Is focus stacking natural? Our eyes saccade (skip about) over a view concentrating on tiny bits each time. Our brains constantly merge the most recent bits into a coherent picture that is sharply focused both across the view and from near to far.

Focus stacking replicates a part of this process so, yes, it's completely natural. Indeed, it's more natural than freezing just one instant. It's just a lot slower than nature ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 08:24 UTC as 50th comment
On How the iPhone changed my photography article (105 comments in total)
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aquadust: mobile phone photography - it is just about high PP, nothing else... PP is not an art, not for me.... if i want uncompromising quality i grab my 7D, for everything else i grab my LX5... i tried to shoot photos with my mobile phone but i gave it up and bought LX5, mobile phones can not replace compact cameras, not within next 10 years or so. but i understand, many people doesn't really care because they are unable to spot the difference between good and bad photos, people so called consumers

Some people PP excessively whatever camera they use - it doesn't mean that that's what their camera is about. I use my iPhone in much the same way as my K-5, on occasions when the DSLR is inconvenient to carry.

IQ is, obviously, lower but I PP to get the same sort of look to my pictures. I'm fully aware of the difference in picture quality: I'm also fully aware of the difference in convenience. Leaving my real camera at home doesn't magically transform me from a photographer to a "consumer".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 21:59 UTC
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