Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Sep 23, 2007

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On 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired article (23 comments in total)
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h2k: ""We sometimes run out of things to take pictures of"
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And so?

If i run out of things to take pictures of, i don't take pictures. It always baffles me how photography magazines press their readers to photograph this and this and this - i photograph what inspires me and otherwise, let the camera rest.

The unwritten motto of digital photography has long been "How can you NOT take the picture?"

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)

Nicely done. Eminently forgettable.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 40th comment

Upon receiving a new camera these days, from any manufacturer, I rigorously test it not to determine its capabilities but to discover its manufacturing flaws.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:17 UTC as 73rd comment
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I could not help notice the camera body sells for $1300 and the "kit" lens for $1500. Yikes.

Well, that sets me straight. I put "kit" in parentheses because I knew it was not a kit lens in the strictest sense but the one recommended for this camera, presumably by Samsung. As for the second battery, charger and grip, well those are usually very low cost throw-ins from Amazon, Adorama, etc. It's still a $2800 experience to buy this camera, which isn't cheap for any camera, especially one that isn't full frame.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)

I could not help notice the camera body sells for $1300 and the "kit" lens for $1500. Yikes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 16:11 UTC as 139th comment | 11 replies

If I put my mirrored camera in one of these bags will it develop an identity crisis?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:48 UTC as 15th 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.

It would be helpful if YOU knew your history, too. These images were "drawn by light", which is the point of the article, and not the nature of the subject matter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1111 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: 145 comments and counting and most of them are about what is wrong with Nikon's management and strategies.

Just don't buy their cameras if you feel that way and get a Canon, Sony, Olympus or something else, but why post about what Nikon fails to do for you? I guess it must be the urge to let the public know you are smarter than the folks at Nikon and by George you're gonna' let the poor slobs know it.

Nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1111 comments in total)

145 comments and counting and most of them are about what is wrong with Nikon's management and strategies.

Just don't buy their cameras if you feel that way and get a Canon, Sony, Olympus or something else, but why post about what Nikon fails to do for you? I guess it must be the urge to let the public know you are smarter than the folks at Nikon and by George you're gonna' let the poor slobs know it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 210th comment | 5 replies
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Elmos: Wow.. so much hostility against the UK. What is being proposed doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Nothing is being destroyed or hidden or faked. The images were made in the UK by someone living in the UK and are now considered culturally valuable what is the issue here ? do we have too much time on our hands folks ?

And indeed almost every country now has similar prohibitions in place to protect national patrimony precisely because of the history of plunder...and not just by Great Britain. It would be useful if the axe grinders trolling here knew their history, past and present, but. then, why let the facts get in the way of a little anonymous internet breast beating!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Unbelievable self-indulgence. Subscribe or don't, but spare us your bleats and bootless cries.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Sure it's a thing. There's an award for everything.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 26th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Don't like Adobe? Don't buy it. Like Adobe? Subscribe. Everything else is written selfie.

It would more than stretch credulity to imagine Adobe responded to the original outbursts here when CC was announced

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Don't like Adobe? Don't buy it. Like Adobe? Subscribe. Everything else is written selfie.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies

Megapixels are to great images what keyboards are to great literature.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 21st comment

A news story only a money manager could love.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies

Mr. Hensel: You have my proxy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:27 UTC as 54th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)

An opinion piece that could only appear on a site devoted to the myth that the camera makes the picture.

You could boil this down to one sentence: the best camera you have is the one that took the picture you wanted to take.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 409th comment | 7 replies

Wow, a new twist in contests. For my part I won't enter this one, but should they ever announce a contest in which the prize is a chance to just sniff the camera I'll be there!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:37 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Nice piece. Time to junk the Enthusiast label forever. It does not describe the full audience for this camera.

Well, apparently not you! Such a non-nonsensical reply only insures DPR will continue the category.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
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