daMatrix

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a artist
Joined on Oct 9, 2008

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Thanks for the detailed information that is even usefiull for professionals. One point; Is there an 'almost good as' alternative for Adobe after effects?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 3rd comment

Great! Hopefully the leather bellow did survive the wait on this service.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)

Meh, it sounds great until I noticed a gap where they left out color temperature specs.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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photoshack: There are tons of LED lighting solutions out there...since this is "continuous light" versus "strobe" why not use the already cheap as hell LED lighting for video setups that do this?

$28 http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416461048&sr=8-1&keywords=led+photography+light&pebp=1416461151253

This light is far more compact with only 3 leds and still delivers plenty of lumens to be useable with photography . This thingy can also used remote controlled. The last seems more like a gimmick to me; Even with photos permanent light is more helpfull than battery saving .

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:10 UTC

This is great for navigation at night on a boat. Especially in and around water cities.
However boats must carry lights and a traffic radio is obliged for large / professional ships, smaller (read amateur) ships are literally guessing in the dark about size and distance of the (tiny) boat lights on the water (and some even are ignorrant of light rule) .

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:00 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Wye Photography: A new Canon film camera?

That was my first thought but elsewere someone reminded of the more drab and higher possibility; A new 19 Mp APS-C camera....

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

The question is misleading; It asks what I consider appropriate for other photographers (not me). Actual, I know photo enthousiast who do very well with their phone cam while others seems to follow quality rules fanaticly... My advice for the photo enthousiasts fully depends on their ambition and style.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:35 UTC as 41st comment
On photo 069A0452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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daMatrix: In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

That maybe so, but that still margins the 7DII to a camera special for shooting erratic animal behaviour...
But I'm fine if the 7DII becomes a hit, such will improve Canon industry and hopefully they come with something that really rocks next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

daMatrix: In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

That maybe so, but that still margins the 7DII to a camera special for shooting erratic animal behaviour...
But I'm fine if the 7DII becomes a hit, such will improve Canon industry and hopefully they come with something that really rocks next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)

In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo 069A0452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 (60 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Capture One is My favourite software, by far. Problem is I dare not use it. Why, you ask.
Well I had a full trial of 7. I installed it and used it extensively, growing to love it and prefer it over Photoshop and Lightroom which are trash in comparison.

BUT

BUT.

At the end of the trial I uninstalled it, and when I uninstalled it it deleted 240GB of my own work.

YEP, I kid you not. And that is why I do not use it now.
Had I not all this work already backed up on another drive, Capture one would have destroyed forever as many good pictures as there are in the Tate!

Has it improved????

I cannot believe that such thing happened, unless you the user specify to store your photos in the software folder (that is already an achievement) AND at uninstall state click ok to delete the software folder.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:12 UTC

Well that is good news. Better than I calculated to be Canons possible big upgrade; A brand new camera strap.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article Win an Alaskan photo safari with Datacolor (15 comments in total)

Not for citzens of New York, Florida, Peurto Rico, rhode Island..

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 8th comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

Thanks for sharing with us this time journey.

Even the story behind the photos - a couple on camping honeymoon trip with their uncle and cat- is an eyeopener. What have we become spoiled last decades.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 127th comment
On article MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity (90 comments in total)

The winning WorldPressPhoto gets 3.71 score.

A blurry pic of cat, without contrast and composition gets a score 3.8
A cat that could go public as lolcat gets 4.5.
Same cat at older age posing for the camera, in perfect light and contrast and composition, but boring pose gets a 3.8 score.

It seems that the app does not compute : Appealing contrast, color, and composition . The most important factor 'story' is anyhow something we have to make up ourselves (and argue about it amongst each other)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (265 comments in total)

Hmm, the point of this article is use the software that came with product X.

Not helpfulll at all for all those who want to calibrate their camera without something on a cd.
If using software that came along on a cd is the point (and not color checking) front news then write an article about the essence of reading the manual and using appropriate software .

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 82nd comment

Geez no enlargement view?
These old images hold much more detail than shown here due to the large negative (glasplate) size.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 9th comment
On article Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition (48 comments in total)

This is a fine example of totally useless camera;
- Camera cannot text, thus average smartphone does a better job for social network contact. (and sphones offer a choice of social networks)
- Image Quality will not do for serious photographers who need a upload anyhow now feature .

Overall I'm really getting worried about Canon's future making a statement with such outdated crap.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 29th comment
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