Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

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

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On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (135 comments in total)
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Tripodasaurus: The most convenient camera for a shirt pocket is a smartphone! I have the Nokia Lumina 1020. 34Mpx so can digitally zoom in if required. Picture detail quality can be breathtaking. Colour rendition is lovely too. It's slim with touch screen controls.
Includes manual control options for Flash, White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation (brightness).
Not to mention text messaging, internet (free at home and cafe WiFi hot spots etc) maps, GPS, sat nav. and apps galore if you want. Only £267 on Amazon UK today.

So a pocketable camera has to offer a much better camera shooting experience and or better image quality than a smartphone to justify carrying it in addition to the phone most people carry with them anyway.
For more serious photography with viewfinders and larger controls etc. I'd choose a larger camera anyway.
I'm my humble opinion the only way the pocketable cameras can survive is to take a leaf out of smart phones' book and include a phone circuit.

"So a pocketable camera has to offer a much better camera shooting experience and or better image quality than a smartphone to justify carrying it in addition to the phone most people carry with them anyway." NEWS FLASH: THEY DO!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
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lambert4: Some of the conceptual stuff is what differentiates the artists from the photographers. This is brilliant.

Exactly, though you have it backwards!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:08 UTC

Take one shipwreck. Add models and stir. Blend in another photographer photographing the photographer photographing the scene. Yield: One serving with no taste or nutritional value.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 22nd comment

As long as you are cropping, try perspective correction, too. As with so many challenge winners, a deeper investigation yields precious little.

OK, floor's yours!!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment

Conclusive evidence there is an award for everyone

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 57th comment
On SmugMug Films: Master of illusions article (47 comments in total)

In my experience art is never called "artistic"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 18th comment
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Tom Goodman: There is a lot going on here...
1. The mother is no farmer
2. She is, however, a card-carrying sentimentalist
3. The technology involved is completely irrelevant. Do we look at Velasquez' work and say it would have been better had he used acrylics?
4. DPR isn't obligated to stick solely to technical reviews.
5. DPR readers are not obligated to willingly suspend critical faculties because work has digital roots and appears on this site.
In the end, these are forgettable images unlikely to have any enduring value.

To all those who think I have no work for public consumption I'd like to point out that I don't use DPR for displaying my work. Indeed, the site is useless to me for viewing work since when I initially did in the past the work always proved the axiom that every person with a camera who shoots enough will eventually take at least one decent picture. You can Google me if you are really so concerned I back up what I say. As for the comment that suggested I add "to me" at the end, well, all that I can say is most posts assume the reader can figure out who is taking responsibility for the content. In conclusion, all you trigger-happy defenders should ask yourselves six months from now what images are influencing your vision or simply the way you look at things. Feel free to include your own!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 12:36 UTC

There is a lot going on here...
1. The mother is no farmer
2. She is, however, a card-carrying sentimentalist
3. The technology involved is completely irrelevant. Do we look at Velasquez' work and say it would have been better had he used acrylics?
4. DPR isn't obligated to stick solely to technical reviews.
5. DPR readers are not obligated to willingly suspend critical faculties because work has digital roots and appears on this site.
In the end, these are forgettable images unlikely to have any enduring value.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 227th comment | 6 replies
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Tom Goodman: Be aware this download may crash your Smart Sharpen function depending on how current your video card driver is!!!!!!!!!

True enough, but a lot of folks don't do it every time there's an update to a graphics program they have been using all along. The devil was definitely in the details in this case: the announcement said the Smart Sharpen tool was one of the features being updated. I did not update my driver first and the tool ceased to function. I then updated the driver and it worked.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:15 UTC

Be aware this download may crash your Smart Sharpen function depending on how current your video card driver is!!!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (163 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Perfect for the Facebook generation which remains convinced everything they do should be important to everyone...especially themselves.

Why would you assume anyone would rather play "better" in the sandbox than you? Now, of course, contemplating your navel is something I won't dispute!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (163 comments in total)

Perfect for the Facebook generation which remains convinced everything they do should be important to everyone...especially themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Perfect internet photography. Click, look, delete.

Oh, and one more thing... Post something on this particular story a month from now when you've come back to admire these.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 13:15 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Perfect internet photography. Click, look, delete.

So, let me understand this: If you haven't painted the altar and ceiling of an important church you are not allowed to comment on it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 13:14 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Perfect internet photography. Click, look, delete.

That was a question?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 21:28 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

Perfect internet photography. Click, look, delete.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 19:25 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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snegron2: Does this only affect those who have subscribed to Adobe via their cloud service, or are users of older versions of Photoshop at risk as well?

My guess is the original number of accounts reportedly compromised represent the number of CC subscribers and the larger number, reported later, represent the total number of customers with records on file (active and inactive). So, you have your answer though in typical fashion, Adobe did not provide it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 16:49 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I am as in favor of advancements in technology as the next person but this is just getting out of hand. I don't yearn for the days of old. I don't go to exhibitions because the images were made on a cellphone. And I certainly don't give a hoot whether the photographer used pure rainwater for the final bath or devised a new sharpening tool that takes voice commands. I just want images to change my perceptions and understandings. Let me put this another way: when is the last time you saw an announcement for an exhibition of paintings at MOMA or the Met that said the show will feature work done only with horse hair brushes?

I can afford two minutes, Devendra, including this response

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:32 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

I am as in favor of advancements in technology as the next person but this is just getting out of hand. I don't yearn for the days of old. I don't go to exhibitions because the images were made on a cellphone. And I certainly don't give a hoot whether the photographer used pure rainwater for the final bath or devised a new sharpening tool that takes voice commands. I just want images to change my perceptions and understandings. Let me put this another way: when is the last time you saw an announcement for an exhibition of paintings at MOMA or the Met that said the show will feature work done only with horse hair brushes?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 208th comment | 5 replies
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Peter Bendheim: Before this camera, photography was in the hands of the wealthy and the masses were excluded. This camera democratised photography, and changed everything.
100 years later, the iphone and smart phones have done much the same thing on a far larger scale in a world where the population is now many times larger and photography had, by the onset of the 21st century again become a pursuit for the middle classes.
Makes one think.

Mr. Bendheim is partially correct. Most of the daguerreotypes, tintypes, etc. made during the mid to late 19th C were made by itinerant photographers and humble portrait studios not wealthy people. While not literally made by the masses, they were mostly made of the masses and were not confined to those with wealth. While the Kodak camera did place cameras in the hands of the many, photography was widespread before its introduction and was not in any way exclusive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
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