KHemmelman

KHemmelman

Lives in United States SD, United States
Joined on Sep 6, 2005

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artwine: Lesson 1 - which should be obvious by now - is that if you post anything on the Internet, anywhere, then it's now in the public domain. You have relinguished your rights to it, in essence. If you don't like it, don't post! There's a price to pay for "advertising".

That's just ridiculous to state you've lost your rights. That's like saying because a movie is playing at a theater, then it's ok to record and sell it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 20:58 UTC

And to think I have full functionality forever with my non-cloud version of Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 38th comment | 7 replies
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)

I'm sorry, (to my own failing), I honestly don't get "art".

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)
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KHemmelman: My interest was peaked since I've seen some good comments about DXO Optics in the past. So I finally took a quick look and the price immediately turned me off. For me, it would be $199 on sale, normally $299. So I looked at the features a bit and I have to confess I must be missing something. What does this DXO Optics offer that my Lightroom v5 doesn't already do? It seems that Lightroom is already a more capable editor with more features to me. And since DXO is not a "plugin" at all, can it directly open my Canon 5D MKIII RAW files? (I mean, why run Lightroom just to edit a file in DXO???) It appears to not have any cataloging capability or local adjustments, so with costing so much more than Lightroom, what is the draw to this program? (I'm not knocking it, I truly would like to know if there is $200-$300 value in this program for someone already fairly proficient with using Lightroom.)

Thank you for the information DeMarcus.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)

My interest was peaked since I've seen some good comments about DXO Optics in the past. So I finally took a quick look and the price immediately turned me off. For me, it would be $199 on sale, normally $299. So I looked at the features a bit and I have to confess I must be missing something. What does this DXO Optics offer that my Lightroom v5 doesn't already do? It seems that Lightroom is already a more capable editor with more features to me. And since DXO is not a "plugin" at all, can it directly open my Canon 5D MKIII RAW files? (I mean, why run Lightroom just to edit a file in DXO???) It appears to not have any cataloging capability or local adjustments, so with costing so much more than Lightroom, what is the draw to this program? (I'm not knocking it, I truly would like to know if there is $200-$300 value in this program for someone already fairly proficient with using Lightroom.)

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Can't say I'm impressed. Maybe I'm wrong, but the whole interview struck me as a 'smoke & mirrors' excuse approach by a corporation hell bent on taking even more of your money. They're attempt to explain this away will only cause even more negative backlash and suspicion towards Adobe and their other products.

But on a positive note, there is an opportunity now for someone to step up and take a shot at winning over lost Adobe customers.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 311th comment | 2 replies

I don't do street photography because I don't want the hassle of dealing with complete strangers who are most likely going to be suspicious of me and not want to sign a model release. I suspect this guy is the same way, so he took the easy way out and does it secretly without permission or approval. Basically a roving peeping-tom. I have to say, what he is doing is a real "cheap shot". (no pun intended)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 02:51 UTC as 61st comment | 9 replies

I realize this sounds cool for some folks, but really? You're going to become even more of a slave to Facebook? Try lifting your head up from your phone for more than 5 seconds and look at the real world! I think you'll find a lot of wonderful things to experience! Thankfully this "spyware app" can't be installed on my DSLR, because I just don't do the whole "cell phone addiction" thing where I have to "share" the most trivial and insignificant parts of my life to the world every 2 minutes. (As if anyone is really interested in that!) And won't something like this app totally eat your battery life?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 13th comment

Good grief. Nikon has made scopes for many, MANY years. This is NOT news and has no business being posted here, other than to fulfill someone's need at Amazon/DPReview to push their personal agenda.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 03:03 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)

I find this entire product/kit intriguing and enjoyed the review. But I have to say the price is just simply way too high for me. It's not something I'd use very much and could never justify spending that amount of money for so little use. The price would be better suited at about half at around $225.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

To do nothing and watch someone die when you could have tried to help is patheticly inhuman. To have your first instinct be to take a picture before you do nothing to help, is even worse. (It's nobody's "job" to stand by and do nothing while someone is killed when you could have helped in that 22 seconds prior to the death.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 01:47 UTC as 32nd comment

The color scheme is HORRIBLE and hard on my eyes! The black background everywhere makes the blue, white, yellow text just "blast" into my eyes to the point that I don't stay on the DPReview site nearly as long as I used to.

Also, the center area where the posts are is not wide enough. Post headings are short and getting wrapped. You have plenty of room so widen things out!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 19:08 UTC as 25th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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KHemmelman: Am I misreading something? It states "11 point AF system" but only the "center" point is a cross type? And then it's only 'vertical line sensitive' with a f/2.8 lens?? My 40D has 9 cross type points. What gives with the 6D? Is there really only 1 cross type on this camera???

T3, sorry but my point wasn't immediately clear. It's not the number of AF points, it's the 'type' that I'm questioning. My 40D seemingly has 8 addtional cross type focus points that this 6D doesn't and my 40D is how many years old now? And the single cross point that the 6D has is only vertical line sensitive with a f/2.8 or faster lens? Either I'm missing something or Canon has screwed the pooch on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 01:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

Am I misreading something? It states "11 point AF system" but only the "center" point is a cross type? And then it's only 'vertical line sensitive' with a f/2.8 lens?? My 40D has 9 cross type points. What gives with the 6D? Is there really only 1 cross type on this camera???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:39 UTC as 258th comment | 4 replies
On Bibble Labs purchased by Corel article (50 comments in total)

I think Bibble users are in for disappointment now that Corel is in the picture. Regardless, I'm glad I switched to Lightroom over a year ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:11 UTC as 29th comment
On Article: Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers article (13 comments in total)

Some great suggestions on apps. I have Sundroid and LightTrac and highly recommend these.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 03:41 UTC as 5th comment
On Lytro announces Light Field Camera article (269 comments in total)

This camera kind of sounds interesting as something to play with, but looking at their examples, it appears to have a lot of CA and image softness, so I don't know for sure what I personally might use it for.

I went to their website and can't find what the image resolution is of the photos. Does anyone know what the heck size the images are that come out of this thing? (How can they not post the image size in their specs? What's the big secret?)

It appears you "must" use their software to process the image and get something usable like a JPG, but the software is only currently for the MAC so for a Windows user like me this thing isn't even an option right now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 13:21 UTC as 24th comment
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