ShutterbugDougG

Joined on Mar 14, 2009

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Phone cameras continue to get increasingly powerful capabilities and features, allowing pretty damn good pictures… and instant sharing. Alas, from what I see on Facebook, YouTube, twitter and elsewhere, *any* instant cellphone pictures and videos - 3 main flavors: OK, crappy and embarrassingly pathetic (:-(- are simply good enough for most people… and these they delightedly, and perhaps gratuitously, share instamagically with their wide social media universe… which sometimes includes more discerning (and talented) photographers… like you and me. (:-(

Convenience is king, and the cost of entry to "cellphie" photography seems to be nil; most everybody's got a phone with a camera. IMHO, we're doomed to the dismal signal-to-noise ratio of everyman's smartphone photo/video content-sharing. (:-(

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 07:36 UTC as 45th comment

Pros will always have their D4- and 5D-caliber gear; I suspect prosumer gear will also still have a market, perhaps dwindling, of committed shutterbugs; the future of dedicated consumer camera gear seems uncertain.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)

FolioBook is $13, not $10

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 15th comment
On article 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)

FolioBook is $13, not $10

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 15th comment

Re: 20-1200mm zoom, I'm waiting for this crazy lens technology to make it into the SLR space - that is, hoping for small and lightweight Bigma alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 04:51 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

Disappointed that there's no GPS and no articulating screen. (:-( I'll pay more money for these desirable features.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 04:48 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

Having some reporter, even a very competent one, take some iPhone story shots isn't just a *small* compromise on image quality; it's absurdly and obscenely *huge*, a wholesale endorsement of image mediocrity to the masses (for whom, alas, the bar on image quality continues to drop). Heck, CS-T might as well just crowdsource from the public (e.g. cellphone/P&S iReporters) and exploit their free tweet pix. If the CS-T previously sold its photogs' images on its website, I strongly believe sales of iPhone shots by reporters will drop radically, if not entirely. (The Denver Post sells images via secondstreet's myCapture platform, while its sister paper, the nearby Boulder Daily Camera, uses SmugMug Pro; I have no idea what kind of income they generate but would love to know.) In summary, I'd expect zero photo Pulitzers from iPhone-shooting reporters. (;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 06:56 UTC as 35th comment

Having some reporter, even a very competent one, take some iPhone story shots isn't just a *small* compromise on image quality; it's absurdly and obscenely *huge*, a wholesale endorsement of image mediocrity to the masses (for whom, alas, the bar on image quality continues to drop). Heck, CS-T might as well just crowdsource from the public (e.g. cellphone/P&S iReporters) and exploit their free tweet pix. If the CS-T previously sold its photogs' images on its website, I strongly believe sales of iPhone shots by reporters will drop radically, if not entirely. (The Denver Post sells images via secondstreet's myCapture platform, while its sister paper, the nearby Boulder Daily Camera, uses SmugMug Pro; I have no idea what kind of income they generate but would love to know.) In summary, I'd expect zero photo Pulitzers from iPhone-shooting reporters. (;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 06:56 UTC as 35th comment

Of course, a trained, dedicated and gifted photographer or photojournalist, with years, or especially decades, of experience (including a well-developed instinct), can still produce some great images even with modest gear, such as an iPhone. However, we all know that no iPhone - or any other cellphone, point-and-shoot, or even most amazing latest superzoom bridge camera - has anywhere near the capabilities of pro DSLR gear - that shoots 9-11 FPS at ISO 100,000-200,000 with a full-frame sensor and fast, powerful f2.8 AF telephoto or wide angle zooms.

Presumably, they'll be using skilled freelancers to pick up at least some of the slack from the laid-off staffers, hopefully not just former staffers at reduced wages and no benefits.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 06:56 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Of course, a trained, dedicated and gifted photographer or photojournalist, with years, or especially decades, of experience (including a well-developed instinct), can still produce some great images even with modest gear, such as an iPhone. However, we all know that no iPhone - or any other cellphone, point-and-shoot, or even most amazing latest superzoom bridge camera - has anywhere near the capabilities of pro DSLR gear - that shoots 9-11 FPS at ISO 100,000-200,000 with a full-frame sensor and fast, powerful f2.8 AF telephoto or wide angle zooms.

Presumably, they'll be using skilled freelancers to pick up at least some of the slack from the laid-off staffers, hopefully not just former staffers at reduced wages and no benefits.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 06:56 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon releases promised Firmware v2.0.0 for EOS 7D (104 comments in total)

I appreciate Canon's 7D firmware update overview webpage, the short video, additional features page, helpful 1.x/2.x comparison chart; very thoughtful.

I'd appreciate an updated manual - complete, current documentation for new and updated features.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 16:29 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 (117 comments in total)
In reply to:

Glenn Haley: The survey kept asking me about my mobile phone. I don't have a mobile phone. Could not complete the survey!

Re: assumed mobile phone, damn annoying of the survey people. I entered something so I could continue with the survey - not throw away my time spent to that point.

Survey makers should learn when to use a checkbox vs. radio buttons. Ugh.

I don't think there was a place for me to say what features are most interesting, useful to me, e.g. fully-articulated screen, GPS, long battery life, etc.

Anyway, *way* too long a survey.

(Nit-pick: they use "Press" for buttons instead of Click/Tap.)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 18:20 UTC
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