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Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

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

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Took a licking and kept on clicking

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 106th comment
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: You might as well just show us some stills from a Pixar movie, that's about as much as this technical exercise has to do with reality.

Although to criticise these as "bad examples of HDR" is over-simplifying the technique involved. I think the multiple exposures taken were really just a small part of the process........obviously hours were spent photoshopping every pixel of these images, and the multiple exposures simply gave the photog the "best" exposure to choose from for photoshopping each area of the image.

Well, I think this exchange establishes the photographer didn't labor hours upon hours to achieve his results. Good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)
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NearerNirvana: Trey has shown how doing HDR really badly appeals to the masses - but underneath this facade he is a very skilled & talented photographer.
It's a bit like discovering a gourmet chef runs Denny's

And that three hours later you still cannot remember what you ate!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff article (233 comments in total)

Don't confuse tours de force of technique with imagination or profundity.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 16:11 UTC as 80th comment

Hannah Arendt said it best: The Banality of Evil

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:22 UTC as 43rd comment

See Dick enjoying the bombing of Iraqis

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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Prairie Pal: I fail to see ANY imagination and I couldn't skim past the images fast enough. Yeah we've all heard of photoshop, isn't it marvelous what it can do, Gosh-Darn! Slow news day? I mean REALLY? Really dpreview, you were impressed by this? It's all cutting room floor material.

Man am I sick of the notion promulgated ad nauseam on DPR that no one is entitled to criticize featured work unless they present their own work. Prove it by showing us what YOU do is the last refuge of internet posters. The Davinator said it most succinctly: "Featured does not mean it is good."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

You are all too kind, especially to my dogs who would gladly lick your faces were you to send me 8X10 glossies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

Now I am really hurt

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

I'm hurt

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 16:52 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

I knew I wold receive the usual "show me your wonderful stuff, Tom" replies. You can Google me if you care to, but this sort of reply is predictable on these boards and has absolutely nothing to do with critiquing someone else's work. As for being pleasant, that is probably the second most anticipated reply and has even less to do with assessing someone's work. As for enlightening the poster on examples that stand out, my response to this work doesn't require that I cite 100's of examples of work to prove my point. My three criteria are independent of all these predictable replies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)

I cannot comment on the astrophotographic correctness of these images but I can say they are utterly fungible with thousands of other similar pictures and, thus, are eminently forgettable. As far as I am concerned they fail the three major tests for memorable work:

1. Did I wish I took the picture?
2. Do I wish I owned the picture?
3. Did I go out into the world after seeing the picture and see the world as the photographer did?

No on all three counts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 33rd comment | 21 replies
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Since first releasing this camera a few years ago this is the fourth iteration. There have been several improvements of note. however, the price has jumped nearly 100%. That's not just progress. that's greed.

I believe an earlier version of this article noted a price range up to $1300. I misread that statement. This range includes the RX100 IV and another camera. I can do the math, but apparently reading is another matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

Since first releasing this camera a few years ago this is the fourth iteration. There have been several improvements of note. however, the price has jumped nearly 100%. That's not just progress. that's greed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:59 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies

Are the signatures square or rectangular?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:15 UTC as 9th comment

My life is now complete

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 13:59 UTC as 18th comment

When I look at a photograph I admire the only thing that NEVER occurs to me is what camera was used.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 13:32 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired article (24 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
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