RGBCMYK

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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (590 comments in total)

keep the black!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 267th comment
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Rick Knepper: What's the application for a 17 hour exposure?

I like your question. What is the application for a 17 hour exposure. But what is the point of a 1/1000 sec exposure? We don't see that duration of time either. Remember when photography was invented it compartmentalised a duration of time very different from what we associate with today and time within the frame was what photography captured.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

In the examples too in the above length the wider lens makes her face much more masculine (angular) vs the more squared off jaw which is considered more feminine. I think the longest lens is the most flattering but this is my personal opinion. check out just some of the research on the golden ratio and the human face, interesting stuff

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Of course it is the distance and that is why I am solely referring to the problem of perspective with wide angle lenses and portraits. If the portrait is at all tight then the distance dictates this. Perspective is controlled by camera to subject distance and that is all that I was only referring to. A typical head and shoulders portrait when the photographer fills the frame solely differs because of perspective and the distance a photo is take from. Why would anyone want to shoot with a wide angle lens and crop out 75% so they have the same as the 85 from the same camera location? This is why cell phone self portraits suck because they are all shot from arms length. I am sorry but the frame that is grabbed in the above video is not very flattering to her nose and her ears are starting to be hidden behind her face. Of course if was at the same location as the lens was this is what I would see and I don't think it is very flattering view of her.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

I was not referring to the face appearing wider I was referring to the perspective of the size of the nose in relationship to the face and the pinning of ears behind the face with the cell phone self portrait which is typically at arms length. I did a very interesting test and took full frame facial portraits with a 24mm lens, a 50mm lens, and a 100mm lens and then looked at subject preference. I found it very interesting and individual choices were often decided based upon the ethnicities of the subjects. Those that thought they had large noses wanted long lenses and those that had small noses wanted wide angle lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 06:36 UTC

I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 60th comment | 14 replies

Truly a master at photoshop. The illustrations are nothing short of pure craftsmanship. With no disrespect to the creator the imagery reminds me of a modern day Norman Rockwell with a wacom tablet vs. a paintbrush. I would be interested in hearing what was the true source of inspiration for each image. I have no problem using photography for illustration purposes and would be interested in a discussion with a photorealistic painter. While I have no doubt we probably couldn't see the difference I would really be interested in if we would view them different.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 44th comment
On article Gitzo introduces three new Center Ball Heads (41 comments in total)
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Marek Rucinski: I was once refused to board my flight on the basis that the ballhead I was carrying in my hand luggage is a weapon. In case you're interested, the airport was Genova, Italy.

I was once refused boarding a flight on for a climbing caribiner that was attached to my camera bag. I wanted to take my belt off and wrap it around my fist and with all my force punch the guy in the face. Take a 300 lb professional weight lifter who has two hands that can punch through a wall, will that refuse him boarding with his fists?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
On Connect post Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode (77 comments in total)

I used a CreoScitex Leaf Cantare XY digital camera back in 2000 that had the capability to shift the sensor one pixel and take another image and then again capturing true RGB information per pixel producing a true full color resolution file.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:19 UTC as 12th comment
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RGBCMYK: I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.

I was replying to the comments below where someone said that they looked like paintings and not traditional photograph subjects. And yes I know that they were drawn by light using a camera. They were copywork of original paintings which doesn't not make they photographs.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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Peiasdf: Look more like painting to me. The subjects looks like artwork of the time instead of real scenery or person.

They were paintings, he was doing copywork to create reproductions.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 20:38 UTC

I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio (127 comments in total)

I do see this as an option but think outside the studio, think about rim light on the edge of a cliff, prow of a ship, etc., yes you could get it with a boom poll but this could make for some interesting images as long as there was minimal wind

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

So a famous retired NY fashion photographer Neal Barr was shooting nudes on a white Lucite platform in 1971.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 03:59 UTC as 54th comment
On article Play it again: NFL fans get 360-degree instant replay (11 comments in total)

I want to see this in every professional soccer stadium in the world. When a player fakes a fall the replay is broadcast immediately and if it was faked he is red carded and fined on the spot!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 22:11 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Now I love my NEX-7

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 04:31 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 Camera (115 comments in total)

It would be interesting to see a review of the sweep pano mode vs. apps panos.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 22:24 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

I wish I could truly explain to everyone the difference between taking photographs and being a photographer. The value / cost in hiring someone to take photographs is very different from hiring a photographer. You hire a photographer for a vision and what they bring to the project. A photographer is chosen based upon their style and vision for the project I know there will be a lot of people who disagree with this or don't understand this concept. I know it took me a long time to grasp the concept. It would have been a very different discussion on a commercial job where the photographer billed for expenses and then added their creative fee. Yes their creative fee and this is what a photographer charges because they are hired for this. I don't believe the client who is looking for a low price is looking for a photographer because they are just looking for someone to take photographs.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:16 UTC as 293rd comment
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