Reg Natarajan

Reg Natarajan

Lives in Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
Works as a www.esecuredata.com
Has a website at www.regnatarajan.ca
Joined on Nov 9, 2001

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Reg Natarajan: Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.

Great hobby. Terrible job/business.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 17:13 UTC

Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 16:18 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On Connect post There's no such thing as 'pro' photographers: More details (227 comments in total)

She's largely correct. Photojournalism today is far more about finding new uploads on Youtube than sending out some reporter with a ton of gear.

Personally, I love the new Flickr, and I think my favorite thing about it is the entertaining reaction of the obsessive weirdos who frequent this site.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 16:32 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I paid up to 2017 awhile ago. I'm now glad I did. I'd pay the $50 if I had to, though. I love the new interface.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 02:53 UTC as 111th comment
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masterofdeception: I try to avoid Dpreview, for the simple reason that the people here seem to know (or care) very little about photography, but seem to enjoy positing on the next great thing in terms of technology. This thread is a perfect example of why I feel this way. I posted a long time ago about why I loved the Jpegs from my X-Pro 1, and nothing has changed for me. I don't claim anything special for my pictures, but you lot can keep on bickering about your pixels in your RAW files and it won't matter a damn to me. You're still all wondering why your camera didn't make you a great photographer, and why the latest C1, LR, Silkypix, DXO, ACR .1.1.1.1 update didn't make any difference to your terrible (soft/over sharpened/ "slightly milky") pictures of your cat? Well, I guess you'll never get the point!

@masterofdeception Best comment I've seen here for a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 22:54 UTC
On Connect post Wi-Fi version of Samsung's Galaxy Camera to sell for $450 (9 comments in total)

$50 less. They can't be serious. I thought this thing was a great idea when it was announced. It never occurred to me they'd sabotage it with absurd pricing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:02 UTC as 14th comment
On article Online images and copyright infringement (255 comments in total)
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Fotonaut: Copyright laws should be scrapped in their entirety. I hope someday future people will look back in disbelief at this intellectual failure just like we look at those who supported slavery or blasphemy laws.

"Intellectual property" = "dark matter" = all the moronic things people conceive when unable to deal with reality.

Really really sad how much otherwise productive energy is wasted on this nonsense.

Absolutely right, Fotonaut. You won't get any traction here in this forum full of people hoping to make money with their photos, but the simple fact is that copyright law has been a total failure which stifles innovation rather than encourages it.

When a drug company can make a thousand times as much treating an illness as opposed to curing it, is there any wonder our chronic diseases get treated rather than cured? And really, who honestly believes art has gotten better since copyright law? Before it, we got Beethoven, Bach and Mozart. Now, we get Justin, Avril and Eminem. Why should I pay to enforce some artist's perceived notions of what his rights may be? Why should my tax dollars go towards codifying the rights of some giant media corporation to sue kids for downloading music?

It's time we scrap the whole thing. All of it. Start over. And if that means it becomes a lot harder to make a living as a photographer, well, so be it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
On Connect post Ubuntu shows off tablet operating system (8 comments in total)

I'm seriously interested. A real SSH client. A real RDP client. Suddenly these devices could reach a new level of usefulness for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:20 UTC as 1st comment

There's only one reason to do this: sales must be sucking.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 13th comment
On Connect post 41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely (11 comments in total)

I don't need or want 41 mp, but I'd love a pocketable Android device that created decent 4 to 8 mp images in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 4th comment
On Connect post Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review (82 comments in total)

I was excited when this device was announced, but it's too big to become the single device I carry. Even the largest smart phones still fit in my pocket. This doesn't. It's less fuss to carry both a small camera and a phone than this one large device.

PS: Too much fuss is being made of the fact that it doesn't make calls using the cellular network. Use Skype or Vonage. It's a non issue. I hope future Android cameras don't waste time on cellular network calling, either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:14 UTC as 34th comment
On Connect post Will Vine get too hot for the App Store? (5 comments in total)

I have no interest in iPhone or Vine, but really, who cares if people want to send naughty pictures of themselves to each other? Or to everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 3rd comment

With every camera capable of ISO 12800 these days, tripods are about as useful as slide rules to me. (I'll bet some of the younger people here don't even know what a slide rule is. Trust me, you're not missing anything.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 11:08 UTC as 20th comment | 12 replies
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lacro: Too little, too late!

After the great expectations for a broader lens from "rumors" stating a 24~120 zoom lens (with the same light), as requested in my previous comments here in this forum, I'm terrible disappointed with the same lens, considering the already old launch of the Sony RX100...

Even then, same sensor size? Seriously? I've been avoiding a whole lot of compact cameras for the last couple of years, in order to get my dreamed X10 improved according to the current standards.

I really don't know what to do now.

You waited two years because you thought Fuji would design the X20 around your desired specs? lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 17:54 UTC

I'm big on Fuji X these days but I have to admit, I'm very impressed with what Samsung is doing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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Tinjaw: I know this isn't the best/appropriate place to ask, but please forgive me as I want to get people to answer this that have read this guide.

I have never owned a "real" camera. I don't know how to use one. I have decided to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 as B&H had it for $299 (oddly the white versions was $449).

I am going to buy a book and some online courses to learn how to use it and take photos.

*My Question is* What low cost flash should I purchase that will work with this camera that will be good enough to use while learning? I have no idea what I need/should buy.

Just my two cents: you're doing it backwards. Shoot your shots. See if you need a flash. These days, the low light capability of modern cameras makes flash photography unnecessary most of the time. If you find you do need one, the built-in flash of the DMC-LX7 might well be enough. One of the biggest lessons to learn in photography is to buy the gear you need, not to invent needs to justify buying gear.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

Anyone know if the X-F1 has the Advanced Low Light mode of the X10? Not the EXR High ISO mode, but the Advanced Low Light mode that combines multiple images into one final image. That mode is far superior for handheld night time street photography in my experience.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 15:59 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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cancerrak: our hipster gained some weight.... seriously, Fujifilm x10 is something I would recommend just for having fun and to discover photography once again as I did recently.

I feel exactly the same way. My X10 makes photography both fun and real again. Photography isn't my business. It's my hobby. Carrying a DSLR rig has no place in my real world. Carry my X10 is easy. It's also the best looking compact anywhere, at least to my eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 15:47 UTC

Anyone remember this? http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01/12/PolaroidAndroid

Who cares what Polaroid announces? Tell us when they do it. That company is all talk and no action of late.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 23:33 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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rfsIII: So has anyone tried really using this camera to make Skype phone calls? Is there a special blocking circuit or firmware that prevents owners from using it like a phone?

If it works fairly well as a phone, this could be the paradigm shift—just as people used to say "who needs a compact camera when I can take great pix with my phone" maybe now we can turn it around and say "who needs a phone when I can make calls with my camera."

People keep mentioning Skype, which is fine as Skype works well. There are dozens of options, though. Personally, I use RingCentral, Vonage and Skype. All have excellent Android apps. This lack of cellular calling is nearly irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 05:51 UTC
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