FrankieJ

FrankieJ

Lives in United States Reseda, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer/Digital Artist
Has a website at http://fotowurx.smugmug.com/
Joined on Mar 26, 2008
About me:

Canon T2i
(2) - Canon G11
Vixia HF200
Manfrotto 3221 w/3030 head
CineCube Extreme PC w/W7 SP1
LR4
ACDSee Pro 5
SilkyPix 3.0
Photomatix Pro 4.3.2
Adobe CS6 Extended
Noise Ninja
Nik Dfine

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On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (206 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: How does that work with raw? Isn't it just a way to create presets that would be applied at load time? Over time, don't we all pretty much create presets that are applied at load time? I'm not saying this is a useless product category, not at all, but I am saying this seems to be a ways to automate and produce more quickly, what we already are doing. I don't see how it can be anything else!

If someone knows how this differs, I'm willing to listen. . .

It does not create presets, it creates color profiles that are more accurate than those provided by, let's say Adobe for example. It creates color profiles that are standardized to a known, repeatable value and it can create them across different models and brands of cameras that shoot raw.
There are multiple benefits, "standardizing" a group of cameras used for a single shoot subject OR more importantly for me, creating a color profile that is accurate versus the raw software's idea of "pleasing" when I am shooting Product shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 04:23 UTC
On New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5S post (37 comments in total)

If not simulated, the results look pretty good.
Some people do not want to get any more serious about photography than this and I am fine with whatever someone else wants to do.
I personally do not own or desire an iPhone but this looks like a fun accessory for those that enjoy using their phones for videography. I must wonder though, who will the users be? It seems the reliance on an external application to un-squeeze the video captured will rule out a lot of the "keep-it-simple" folks who are the bulk of iPhones users.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 05:35 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Greg Henry: I've tried it and it's interesting, but then when you try to share your photo on Facebook, it wants permission "to post things to your friends on your behalf". Um - NO THANKS. Throwing my friends under the bus to get ads from these people just to share a photo isn't what I call friendly.

FYI - if anyone uses Internet Explorer the 3D effect won't work, either. They have to view it in Firefox or Chrome.

I'm using IE11 and the 3D effect works fine on my machine.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 15:44 UTC
On How to turn your smartphone into an SLR adapter post (17 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Another stupid idea.... what is going on with the world we are living in? Why do you people love to make their lives miserable? Why can't you use a phone as a phone and make calls or send text messages?

I Doubt "M" actually even likes the idea or the results depicted but he does have a proven track record of simply trying to be contrary to any comments that he feels show disapproval of mobile-phonography. Many people who choose this forum modus operandi are doing it to stand out, feel special about themselves. The squeaky wheel concept. Caution: he also has a bad case of Barney Fife-ism, an affliction in which one feels gung-ho to POLICE the thoughts and postings that other people express here. This is clearly obvious in the hypocrisy of his own post, Posting a pointless post about a pointless post seems to make logic in his universe of one. The point of my own post, to inform and forewarn other forum contributors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 01:09 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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FrankieJ: Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

I am sure that if we met face to face that we would share some laughs and have a lot in common. I'm sorry for calling these crap per-se, but I felt that I had the right to express my opinion about these pix since they ARE on a website about Photography. They just didn't seem to be contest winners in a photographic sense. That plus the current emphasis and oohs and aahs that mobile snapshots are being bestowed with fueled an aggressive reaction from me. I still think that some of these pix literally look like frame grabs from a web-cam to me (e.g. Beach bodies).
I am very happy that we do have a forum where we can share our varying opinions. But it is like being an observer at a Cooking Contest (Yummy) that you find out only uses live insects for ingredients (Yucky). While the entries may meet the requirements of the contest rules they cannot be assumed to be to the liking of the majority of people when they generally think of Cooking skills and resulting flavor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 21:15 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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FrankieJ: Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

And here's proof that I don't sweat what other people think about my work. Go ahead judge - at least it means that you looked. Style without skill may be enough for some people but not me.
http://fotowurx.smugmug.com/2D/Architectural-nocturnal-etc/17368480_qtGbwP

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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Mishobaranovic: I'm happy that VICE liked my silly dog photo for their tongue in cheek contest. I must say all this out of context, bile-filled trolling is almost as enjoyable as the awesome VICE prize pack.

Most likely. I do like your pic but I cannot say that it's a photo contest winner by normal art photo definitions. I'm glad you have found success in your niche.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:42 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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FrankieJ: Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

You keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better to scream Sour Grapes about my work. Sucks to be in the minority though doesn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 15:38 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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Mishobaranovic: I'm happy that VICE liked my silly dog photo for their tongue in cheek contest. I must say all this out of context, bile-filled trolling is almost as enjoyable as the awesome VICE prize pack.

It's bile filled opinion, not trolling. Calling it trolling is a coping mechanism that people try to use to deflate the facts so that they don't feel so bad about the truth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 01:46 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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FrankieJ: Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

You are absolutely free to express your opinion,
No matter how in error you are. By the way, there never was an Analog photography, perhaps you mean film based photography. Too bad that not even you feel Your shots are worth being seen, therefore no online galleries. I can keep pushing your buttons all day long if you'd like. Please show everyone here all of your superior shots - oh wait they would probably be crap compositions photographed without skill like the work that you defend so vehemently. Maybe not, who knows since it's far easier to talk big then demonstrate that you actually know from where you speak by exposing your work for the world to judge.
In pre-response to your next reply - Yawn!
P.S. thanks for the equipment list but I'm not impressed by what gear someone shoots - only the results. Do you get it yet? I'm not against phone-tographs, just the lousy pictures displayed here in this story.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 01:36 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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FrankieJ: Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

I believe you have transposed the words None with All in your brain, which I have sufficient evidence to believe to be malfunctioning. It's obvious from your efforts at commentary that you are most likely a mobile-phonographer at best, and are therefore driven to defend what little you know about creating an image. And a gallery of your images for critique is where? Point made. And if you want it proven any more, let's go shooting together sometime. If indeed you have anything other than baseless opinion to spread, I'll gladly listen in hopes of learning something from you. Fair enough?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)
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xxbluejay21: lol at the people bashing these photos just because they're taken on a phone. We get it. You're jealous people with a phone can take better photos than you can with 3000 dollars worth of DSLR gear. Honestly photography is NOT about gear. Get over it.

That's where you are mistaken - and running with it. I dislike these photos AND they were shot on a mobile phone, not BECAUSE they were shot on a mobile phone. I would dislike these pix if they were shot with a Leaf back. They are literally just Snaps. None of them transcending into visual poetry at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 19:10 UTC
On Mobile photographers capture do and don't moments post (32 comments in total)

Wow, I've never seen so much attention paid to such crap photos before. These look like incidental parts of images that I crop out.
The idiots in charge are really falling for "The Emperors New Clothes" of photography, mobile phonography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 00:16 UTC as 7th comment | 13 replies
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