ryanshoots

ryanshoots

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On Father's family photos capture the delightful chaos of youth news story (159 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: Frankly a little overdone. I much prefer the Russian mum! Power to him if he gets the price, but it is not for me!

Overdone? Compared to the photoshop computer art the Russian "mum" created? Overdone? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:32 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)

Martin Parr "The Last Resort"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 14th comment

Very nice photo

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 1st comment

I think if your work is good enough to get license you can do better selling it on your own or seek out a deal with an agency directly. These opt in to the agency pools deals are never as good as if the agency wants your work because it's unique. And by the way, do we really need anymore photoshopped to hell and back landscape stock?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 21:05 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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AV Janus: Shameless...
They take 70%... I wonder how many emploies they have and where that would possibly explain this model...
Probably bloated consulting and legal fees...

Have you checked the stock agencies? Unless you are contacted by a big name agency because your work rocks, you aren't going to get better than 30%. It's a pretty standard deal out there. There are a few that might give 40 or 50 percent but what is their gravity in the industry? For example say Bob's Pet Stock offers contributors 80%. Big deal, no one on the planet knows about Bob's Pet Stock.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
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AV Janus: Shameless...
They take 70%... I wonder how many emploies they have and where that would possibly explain this model...
Probably bloated consulting and legal fees...

Have you checked the stock agencies? Unless you are contacted by a big name agency because your work rocks, you aren't going to get better than 30%. It's a pretty standard deal out there. There are a few that might give 40 or 50 percent but what is their gravity in the industry? For example say Bob's Pet Stock offers contributors 80%. Big deal, no one on the planet knows about Bob's Pet Stock.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
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dvine: The prime contract, seems to give 500px, rather than you the "Licensee" the copyright to your images. See contract excerpt below.

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Your acceptance of this
Agreement forms a binding agreement between You and 500px. Please read this Agreement carefully
before downloading any images offered for licensing on the site (“Image(s)”). By downloading any Image
you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, the 500px Privacy Statement and 500px’s
Website Terms of Use.
1. Ownership of Images. All Images on the 500px Website are protected by United States
copyright law and international copyright treaties. 500px and/or its Contributors own or control all rights,
including the copyrights in and to the Images. 500px and/or its Contributors reserve all rights in and to the
Images not expressly granted to You in this Agreement.

The licensee gets a license - that's it. The person that took the photo has the copyright, that doesn't transfer to a licensee.

Nothing tricky about this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery news story (224 comments in total)

Still offering two basic colors of skin-tone, peach or grayish yellow. This is a wonderful camera in may ways. Nikon colors not being one of them. Do they offer one with a b&w sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)

Not so sure. There was a lot of purple fringing on the tree trunks and branches.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:43 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Is Instagram getting into the printing game? post (5 comments in total)

cue the tree huggers

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 4th comment
On Incredible photos of Earth from the European Space Agency news story (34 comments in total)

Beautiful. It would be wonderful to live there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 16:35 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

I can't wait until the web further reduces everyone's attention span to two seconds. Then a regular vine could be a three night mini-series.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 06:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

Dammit! First food, water, shelter, clothing... just when I was getting a handle on that, then I find out I need these five apps as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 05:16 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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thx1138: Camera specs look good, camera itself looks good. How about dpreview rather than just do studio tests put the AF of cameras to the test against each other for action work. Specs are one thing, results are all that matter. How does it compare against D7100, 70D, 7D, A58 etc shooting birds in flight, sports etc.

The only way I'm going to even begin to consider a Pentax is for there to be demonstrable proof it's clearly superior to the Canon and Nikon offerings and even then it needs to have the glass to back it up. Only appealing glass I see for wildlife say, from Pentax is a very expensive 560 f/5.6 with no IS.

For BIF, I prefer a Remington.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:10 UTC
On ZEISS announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 news story (507 comments in total)
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misha marinsky4: I read diglloyd's review.

Here's my request: DPR has a double blind print test, Zeiss vs Sigma. 11x14, four apertures: 1.4, 5.6, 8, 16.

Would the Zeiss do better than 50/50, which is random?

Comments?

In addition the D800 sensor is tiny compared to medium format. There is no amount of resolution that is going to overcome the size difference when it comes to tonality at base ISO.

This is a lens the pixel peepers will love. They can now create even sharper landscapes than their previous sharp enough landscapes. Few people can justify the purchase via increased revenue directly tied to the capabilities of this lens. 9 out of 10 simply want it rather than need it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 01:58 UTC

The 4S was better than the 5. Maybe the 5S got back to the 4S level.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 06:57 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Nokia could convince me in the same manner they "convinced" Bruce and David to give their camera a whirl" $$$

Hey, I'm convinced!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 03:28 UTC as 17th comment

Even less effort to get the pix to the facebook. I'd look for quality to edge up even a little more.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 2nd comment

So you're saying that for Stan, it was about the glass...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 02:13 UTC as 46th comment

Yeah, these suck. I'd much rather look at photos of your cats at 36mp with the whiskers in sharp focus and the eyes a blur. Now THAT'S what the hell a camera is for, not this crap.

That WAS sarcasm in case you are also sarcasm challenged.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 21st comment
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