daMatrix

daMatrix

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

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On Win an Alaskan photo safari with Datacolor article (15 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 8th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 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.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 122nd comment
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 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)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 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 .

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 71st comment

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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Sharpness seems to be slightly more fuzzy in Daylight than artificial light (looking the bottle area).

And maybe for pixel peepers a coordinate bar (like in landmaps) to communicate issues one sees in photo.

A bit sad that older cameras will now become uncomparable. (good news for manufacters since image quality improvement seems to stagnate last 2 years )

And one request I would like to see; A test photo with 1 sec exposure bulb light. (long exposure noise at every iso).

But after all the point the test image seems worthwhile the effort to trash older test data. The image makes sense and points of IQ attention are easy seen. (older version was more or less a forest where each and everyone had its own favourite point to inspect)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:43 UTC as 141st comment

Why using a phone as trigger device? All you need is flash to blast at certain sound or movement detection...That hardware exist.

Any additional computing to trigger the flash will slow the proces. Yes computing slows the proces. And it shows in the photo; The ball hovers above the ground on way back instead of being flat on the floor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:06 UTC as 9th comment
On Photographer captures concert with DSLR-mounted GoPro article (76 comments in total)

Having an automated photo capture stream does not mean a result with great photos.

From his selection of photos shown here only nr 1 is good. The other show photographer failure of showing what he wants to express with the photos.

That said the video shows Pierre had a lot of fun at this concert in his own way and therefor the video is more interesting than the snaps.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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daMatrix: For what I see the model is as she is and eats well.
It is an insult to slim women that they have to justify their proportions over and over again to the main public....

Right on and then there is also a difference in how fast or slow on reaches the chubby 'Rubens'phase. But some may eat what they want but never get into size 40+ ever.

Living in Europe gave me a realistic view on bodymass.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 23:45 UTC

For what I see the model is as she is and eats well.
It is an insult to slim women that they have to justify their proportions over and over again to the main public....

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 10:04 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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nickimay: For a company it's not bad.

A fix cost, fully deductible, helping in assessing your operation's cost and forecast.

Also, for a company/professional the cost is ok. Compared to the total monthly cost of any employee and to what her/his work will be billed it adds peanuts.

Obviously we are talking about the western world. Companies in developing countries who are voted to domestic business would be hard hit, but one needn't to downplay the flexibility and creativity of these societies.
They will be getting full steam ahead with new solutions in no time.

Those left behind are the hobbyist/amateurs, for whom the opportunity cost would be hard to justify or just out of reach.

It is true that the most of them use very little from a CS package and could fulfill their needs with simpler and cheaper -or free like GIMP- solutions.

I will stick to LR (with an occasional bent to GIMP) as long as it will be available outside the cloud scheme. Keeping options open just in case...

Hmm I doubt a monthly fee will make it easier. There are a lot of companies that have an occassional need for adobe software. Getting immediate hold of the company creditcard as soon as the task is on the desk is a recepy for trouble, antilust for the product

In many cases it will work like; The boss is in a meeting but I want to continue with a job so I have too look for alternative software to adjust photo/ create design. Or i had already asked for a license last month and I do not feel comfortable to ask again for only 2 photo adjustments. Or wait a second Gimp is free, unlimited, no hassle with how brief or lengthy the photojob is.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:42 UTC
On Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review article (106 comments in total)

Looks like a version of Kata 3-N-1 series .
Their model is ultra light and modern versions have a pocket for a laptop/ paper .
(I find a pocket to store brochures / books / tablets is essential)

What I do not understand in this review is the model name does not correspondent with images of Tamrac website.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:33 UTC as 51st comment
On Service lets you order prints of any Facebook photo post (115 comments in total)

Colin K. Work and others who try to find out how to limit external usage of images by through FB friends;
If you have news how to, please share it here.

Tanks

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:25 UTC as 38th comment
On Google updates Image Search with preview panel article (36 comments in total)

So they going to show other people images big. Some may object that their work is shown in review (not preview) size - out of context - in a diarrhea of whatever other images. No matter what kind of iptc info bla they put next to is, it s wrong.

Atleast I feel my work will be violated by Google... Because I took great care in presenting my photos in the right web environment. I took special care in the choise of photo combinations on my website, creating a balanced mood that enpowers all images. It is wong of Google to show the large photos in a mixer of trillion other photos choosen by a script..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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GoremanX: None of this explains why I can't just use some other cataloging software and use Lightroom solely for image processing. I find the Lightroom catalog features to be sorely lacking, my preferred catalog software does a much better job of organizing and retrieving my images (yes, even different versions of the same image). But every time I want to process a photo in Lightroom, I have to trudge through the tedious import process, even for ONE STUPID PICTURE.

This forced Adobe cataloging crap is merely a means to lock users into a purely-Adobe workflow. Nothing more, nothing less. And it's insulting.

I also prefer my own Damn software -IMatch- above lightroom and who ever to come wanna be catalogue software.
Why would anyone who has already build up a solid catelogue in other software want to repeat this task of categorizing 1000 + photos in just a pretty slick raw developer tool.

I would love if Lightroom was like Bridge a direct file access tool but with Lightrooms extensive raw developing / meta data editing tools.

Importing each and every time the photos into Lightroom asset takes the speed out of this otherwise pretty slick raw editor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 22:02 UTC
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (106 comments in total)

Time traveling news?

The press release date:
COPENHAGEN, October 25, 2012

It is now 24 October.
I noticed something was wrong because there is not 1 letter baout version 7 on PhaseOne site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:56 UTC as 45th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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daMatrix: I'm also sad about the focal length.
35mm? I would prefer a 50mm on this dream camera. Otherwise a 85mm would make it a perfect companion for concert photos in clubs.

If the RX1 came with freedom of focal length choice I would now be hysteric of happiness (a feather light full frame...that fits in a lady purse).

Anyhow the RX1 is remarkable And a congratulation is in place; It is the 3 milestone in cameras deliverd by Sony (other hits: Mavica with floppy storage 1981, Sony Nex )

Exactly my point; It is a great camera with a wrong lense.

To me that is the deal breaker, after that comes the reality that fullframes are costly.

And to those who think a 35mm lens gives more crop space: Photos should express a certain feel for composition. It is difficult to shoot with the crop in mind. Not to mention the drop of image quality. And croppings brings people in the background closer to the observer, but their ignorance of being watched makes them look like zombies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 00:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

I'm also sad about the focal length.
35mm? I would prefer a 50mm on this dream camera. Otherwise a 85mm would make it a perfect companion for concert photos in clubs.

If the RX1 came with freedom of focal length choice I would now be hysteric of happiness (a feather light full frame...that fits in a lady purse).

Anyhow the RX1 is remarkable And a congratulation is in place; It is the 3 milestone in cameras deliverd by Sony (other hits: Mavica with floppy storage 1981, Sony Nex )

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:58 UTC as 204th comment | 8 replies
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daMatrix: Hmm Sigma delivers once again a great camera for a very narrow group; Photographers with an eye for 28mm scenes.

No 50mm (my favorite) and not even a middle of the road 35 mm.
If they had created a camera with interchangeable lens the Merrill would be the pro answer to Sony Nex line....But Sigma rather created a camera that excludes about 75% of all pro photographers.

I know the DP1 Merrill will deliver the quality.. But again Sigma creates a camera with 'someone elses' focallength.

I know myself with 28 I will hardly deliver stunning photos. People will be to remote and the frame will be cluttered with unwanted street objects.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 12:12 UTC
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