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Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Works as a Physician, Psychiatrist
Joined on Feb 15, 2003


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Nick Pisani: Well I am a "Johnny come lately!". Not being especially computer literate and older (73) I finally got around iPhoto (which I knew I would). I then wanted to progress into "Aperture. and what happens is Apple ups & discontinues Aperture. From all reports then "new" Apple Photo's" program is not for me. I am interested in of course saving my photo's in the usual way, but also doing some limited corrections with my Wacum pad. That is some facial smoothing, removing a telephone line, etc.
I read that the new Photo's software was being geared for cell phone photography and not much else.
I also heard that Adobe's Lightroom was not a good choice for an Aperture replacement. Looking at amazon, prices & configurations seem to go all over the place.
Guys like us need a article or email (clickitnick@icloud) touting the software that would be a good next step after "iPhoto".

Adobe Lightroom is a great replacement for Aperture. Even Apple recommends using it as a replacement.

I was shocked and pleased that Adobe cloned so much of the Aperture workflow that the latest Lightroom is nearly a drop-in replacement for Aperture. Of course it is much more sophisticated as well. It was competition from Apple's Aperture that drove Adobe shitless into greatly improving Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 15:45 UTC

AARGGGG. Photos is inadequate. The worse part is that your photos a trapped in its library. You cannot edit them in another app like with PHOTOS for the iPhone. I think Photos will mature and more features will come in to allow editing in other apps.

Apple IS A BRAND FOR PROFESSIONAL USE. However, for Apple is also a company of EXTREME FOCUS. Apple generally will only create a product only if it can do better than the competition.

For example, when it comes to pro video software, there is NOTHING BETTER THAN FINAL CUT PRO. And Apple continues to go whole hog in supporting it.

When it comes to professional photography apps, Apple has decided that it cannot do better than the competition - which is Adobe. Adobe - scared shitless - competed well against Apple's Aperture. And Apple acknowledged Adobe's win. Adobe even cloned the Aperture workflow so much the newest Lightroom acts like Aperture compared with old versions of LR. I was shocked and pleased.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies

So is this the end for Minolta-Sony cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 3rd comment

1. M3 ergonomics are much better than with the M2 and M1
2. Wi-Fi = instant sharing of photos with your kids, friends, facebook via your iPhone
3. Wi-Fi = remote control via your iPhone
4. 6X autofocus speed of the M1
5. Flip Screen for more creative photos and selfies
6. Full HD Video
7. Digic-6 processing for much lower noise.

The M3 is a huge upgrade to the M2 and M1.

Luckily, despite not being sold in the US, we can buy it through eBay!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 15th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (590 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:02 UTC as 156th comment
On Relio is a powerful LED light in your pocket post (26 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Oooooh, a portable white LED. Amazing.

No-one has ever thought of such a thing before.

You can get cheap ones from Walmart.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 09:16 UTC

I wish Canon would do something like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 05:18 UTC as 5th comment
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mike winslow: geez its so tiring to listen to photographers who think that they are artists.. So what if you know where to stand.. I knew Renoir, he was a friend of mine, and you sir, are no Renoir lol..

Stated while wearing a straitjacket in a rubber room.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
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Sam The Man: proves Professional Walmart Associate = Professional Photographer

Not really. There was no mention that a Professional Walmart Associate is a professional photographer. Thus, there is no proof of that assertion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:42 UTC

I prefer Eric Thayer's photos.
But Joshua Lott's are also excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 10th comment
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fuego6: Get rid of that hand in the photo... any amateur would have cropped/healed it out... geesh.. really?

The hand is deliberately part of the photo. If you don't realize that, you are truly a noobie rank amateur.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 17:39 UTC

Nah. The biggest problem with the thought of Android dominating cameras is that age-old photography adage: the best camera is the one you carry with you.

The reason the iPhone is such a dominant camera is that you always carry your iPhone with you. You never leave it at home.

The Android smart camera is NOT a cell phone. Thus it is an option not a need to carry. It also is another thing to lug around one's pocket or purse. It adds complexity to a camera. The iPhone on the other hand is dead simple to use as a camera - anyone can use it. Android smart cameras also take a LONG-TIME to start up. They are not that handy when trying to take spontaneous pictures.

Nah. The iPhone (and other iOS devices) will continue to dominate particularly as Apple improves their optics. Imagine having a zoom camera on the iPhone with a bended light path (like used on Sony T-series pocket cameras). That would kill whatever is left of the small camera market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 06:44 UTC as 236th comment
On Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes post (77 comments in total)

Instagram is DEAD. What wacko and predator will now get hold of your and your children's personal information and photos with this new TOS change.

It is unbelievable, an outrage, a betrayal of trust.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 06:36 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (451 comments in total)

A Leica Man can easily afford both the Leica and the Nikon D800e. Thus, there is no need for compromise.

If you can't afford it, get second job.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 04:06 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (451 comments in total)
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motobloat: At last, a camera for hipsters living off of their parents' money! Pretty easy to afford with a $10,000 a month stipend from dad, and soooo retro! Does it do instagram filters too?

Seriously though, besides hipsters and the insanely wealthy, I can't see much of a target market for this specialty device...

Leica cameras and lenses were never meant for the poor.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 21:55 UTC
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (451 comments in total)
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rocklobster: I don't see the point to this camera. At that cost and especially when some of those samples exhibit clipping.

Would any of you enthusiasts with spare case really want a camera like this?


Money is NOT a limiting factor for the true Leica user.

This is a great camera for black-and-white rangefinder photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 21:54 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)

The price leader for 4K Professional Cameras is Red.

When you price a Red Scarlet 4K camera starter kit, you realize that without lenses, the price starts at $17,000 for the body with battery, LCD screen, etc.

The Red Zoom lenses start at $6000 for a 17-50 mm Zoom.
The Red Prime lenses start at $4250 for the 100 mm lens.

In comparison, Canon's EOS-1D C costs only $15,000. And you can start your lens kit with the $120 50mm prime or the $950 24-105 L Zoom.

Canon is so much less expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 13:53 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)

For those who can afford 4K video (e.g. MULTIPLE $5000 30-inch monitors, multi-terrabyte hard drive, top-end computers), then the EOS-1D C is a CHEAP, INEXPENSIVE camera body for their collection.

Cameras are priced to their intended customer. Obviously, this is priced for film studios that can easily afford it.

It is not priced for mere mortals and cheapskates.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 13:25 UTC as 15th comment
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)

Lose the burqa.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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