Gary Dean Mercer Clark

Gary Dean Mercer Clark

Lives in United States Miami Beach, FL, United States
Works as a Pro Photographer
Has a website at www.gdmc.photos
Joined on Feb 29, 2004
About me:

Photography is my life's passion. Life is a Beach....

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tom trinko: This is just the latest example of the media exploiting innocent people to make money.

How many times have we seen family members of people who have died being ambushed at their front door by TV crews?

The bottom line is that while this is offensive it is no more so than the way the media have treated people in the past.

It's clear the major media only cares about their own profits and most major media reporters only care about their career advancement. The suffering they inflict on innocent people-- relatives of killing victims, relatives of people who die in disasters, people accused of crimes but with no criminal record, etc-- apparently means nothing to them.

On a less severe note are the paparazzi who refuse to acknowledge that even famous people have some right to privacy, at least when they're in their own homes.

Don't blame the messenger. The newspaper took the photograph and sensationalized it. There was nothing wrong with the photograph. The photographer did his job and a good one. It was the paper that improperly used the photo and presented it in a way with headlines that were tastesless and offensive. Paparrazi have the right to do their job--any famous person that goes in public or any person for that matter shouldn't expect any privacy in public spaces. We can't control newspapers and how they use our photographs, but I'll be damned if I stop shooting a tragedy---someone needs to document what happens for the authorities and news. I recall that tianamon square masacre in China wouldn't have been known the world around if the press and photographers hadn't gotten the word and photos out. Fascist suppression of the press by totalitarian governments is what you will have if you continue to attack photographers for doing their job.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 19:30 UTC

The photograph isn't a problem. Photojournalist capture real events all the time all around the world--that is our job. The sensationalized Headline of Doom--this man is about to die is deplorable and insensitive. This ongoing attack on photojournalist and aggressive hate towards us doing our jobs is ridiculous. The photo isn't horrible--the way the newspaper presented and the context in which is was presented is shameful. I don't think this should have been presented as a front page photo--but that's my opinion. What about all the war photographers? Are they despicable too for doing their job and photographing people getting shot and killed in battle? Stop vilifying photographers and photojournalism.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 05:18 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

How about donating some of the 10 million severance package to the Gary Mercer charity----me. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Sigma is serious about improving its quality control and producing the worlds highest quality lenses. The lens on the DP2M is the sharpest lens I
I've ever used---it is amazing. The new 35mm f1.4 lens is the end result of Sigmas intense effort to produce lenses that truly showcase what the foveon sensor can resolve in addition to providing lenses worthy of the 24 and up megapixel cameras. Today and tommorow's super sensors need the best glass and Sigma is raising the bar for the rest of the industry. I want this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 03:49 UTC as 18th comment
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beckmarc: I've not been able to use this camera yet but the images people are producing are stunning. This grip looks like it addresses the concerns people have about holding this camera.

What is your problem? The Sigma DP2M is a fantastic camera with one of the sharpest lenses I've ever used. I've tested it head to head against the Sony A77. Imaging Resources used .jpeg images not Raw images for their comparison tool. Why do you have it in for Sigma? What is your damage? Why do you attack someone's effort to make a grip for the DP2M? You have some issues.

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Sad Joe: Pleased to see that Canon have been FORCED by Nikon to improve the 5D3 (in certain areas) but why oh why will this software update take so many months? This all smacks of Canon becoming worried about what Nikon are doing and what Nikon have in the pipeline. As a Canon user hoping to go FF I'd love a 5D3 ( I have used one - fab) but even so I feel that Nikon must be laughing to Canon AGAIN.

I can't believe that Canon's can't focus peak yet? GEESH. My Sony A77 focus peaks. I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 02:17 UTC

I don't think this product was aimed at photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 02:05 UTC as 22nd comment

The Sigma DP2M series camera it just about perfect. Put an interchangeable lens system on it and maybe ad an attachable EVF to it or built in one similar to the NeX 7 and it would only make it better! I shot and loved my Nex 3--but something was just missing----the foveon Sensor!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 231st comment
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)

I like this development. I use DXO software extensively for my photography and love it. Their testing is excellent as well and spot on. Its a win situation for Dpreview.com and DXO working together like this. Great news!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 22:36 UTC as 72nd comment

This camera makes me want to buy a Sigma DP2M and DP1M for $2000.00 and have $799.00 change left. DP2M will blow away the overpriced RX1 in image detail and quality.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 22:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 12 replies
On Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag article (96 comments in total)

Like to see a holster style bag designed to accommodate those of us that shoot with a long lens with a battery grip on the camera. I don't like shooting with a long lens without a more subtantial battery grip on the camera for better balance and comfort in shooting. I don't think this bag looks like it would accommodate a camera with a battery grip on it. Would be nice to see.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 22:58 UTC as 24th comment
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EmmanuelStarchild: I'd love to see Canon and Nikon collaborate. Now THAT would be something!

The only truly appealing thing to me about Sigma is the image quality. Its always been about the image quality. Now I've shot with the SD1M and it shoots just fine and is well performing in the iso 100 to 800 range. Beyond that---you better pull out your Canikons. However I don't believe in one camera fits all--so I've always owned different cameras for different purposes. The Sigma Cameras are for shooting the highest resolution images possible. Period.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 04:51 UTC
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Pavel Sokolov: Who need an unscratchable lens when you should buy new iphone every year? ;)

The iphone is not a status symbol. It just works. Its a tool, nothing more. I own one---who cares? No one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 06:44 UTC
On Apple releases version 1.1 of iPhoto for iOS article (15 comments in total)

more goodies for us photographers!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:35 UTC as 9th comment

FAIL? No way. Pentax improves the already outstanding K5. Low light focusing improvement is a big plus. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 02:01 UTC as 16th comment

Happy Days! Finally a TS lens for thr Sony Alpha line

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 03:54 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (290 comments in total)

Who cares what people do to their images? Ummn...I don't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 21:17 UTC as 161st comment
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solarsky: Well it's about time Sigma issued an update to bring the 15 MP Foveon sensor up to the advertised 46 MP! ;-) And for Nikon: By Foveon-means they should be more humble and revamp their advertisements for the D4 down to a mere M43- or a 4 resp. 5.3 MP FF cam. // End of logic chain (it IS Friday at last).

It is well established that the SD1 produces an image comparable to a 24 to 30 MP camera depending on the colors in the image. It is still a young technology compared to the refined bayer sensor technology. I would love to see Nikon license the foveon technology from Sigma produce a Nikon foveon camera as Nikon has superb engineering know how. Sigma is a tiny company, so expect a slower development cycle. I think Sigma is in it for the long haul---hopefully.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 15:36 UTC
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topstuff: You can always expect evolution rather than revolution with Canon.

Conservative and lazy?

Or cautious and clever?

They will sell loads of them. But with their competitors innovating and pushing hard, is Canon doing enough?

Hmmn. What happened to Minolta? Sony bought Minolta and all their lens manufacturing facilities and patents. Minolta world class innovation is still happening under the guise of Sony. Sony is the innovator here---but Minolta technology and expertise and patents are its foundation. Sony Alpha SLT and EvF is the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:12 UTC

The CS6 trial seems to be an improvement over CS5 but I'm really not feeling the love for Adobe right now. I'm glad they are owning up to the problem and working on a fix. That is the right thing to do and it will help repair their tarnished image a bit.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 6th comment
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