alatchin

alatchin

Lives in Canada Mississauga, Canada
Works as a Graphic Designer, Photographer (in that order)
Has a website at www.alatchinphotography.com
Joined on Oct 1, 2012
About me:

Owner of a design firm, I do a great deal of product photography for clients. My work has expanded to some commercial portraiture and location shooting. I have recently begun working on improving my editorial/fashion style shooting.

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Here is what needs to be remembered about this collection:

It is a collection.

Unlike all his clients who have smaller elements of this, he has the scope of the scene, he has a whole of their parts...

I hope someone does something with them :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 20:50 UTC as 30th comment
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)

Hmmmm... Rock and a hard place really.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 122nd comment

Looks like Nikon and its 1 system are struggling with the equivalency gurus again. 43rds has been plagued by these guys for a while.
This IS a 32mm f1.2 and comes with all the issues of designing a 32mm f1.2 lens. m43rds had a 45mm f1.8 which is smaller, lighter and cheaper than this lens, but it is a 45mm, and it is 1.8. The challenges of each system reside at different focal lengths for offering VALUE, with FF systems their VALUE challenge reside at longer effective focal lengths, for smaller systems they reside at wider FL.

There is no free lunch.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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Slynky: I have a different take on the images above and believe the "tweaking" has not crossed the ethical line.

I believe the camera can only capture an image--reflections of light--and therefore has no soul. In the examples above--especially the first one--the editing has allowed the viewer to not only see what was physically captured "on film" but to also "feel" the mood of the shot. This "mood" is what I feel the photographer has brought to the image that the camera failed to capture.

Often I have been at a location and been overwhelmed by what I was viewing but when I looked at what I captured at home later, I was underwhelmed. Editing allows one to recapture some of what it was really like.

However that mood is the emotional response the photographer has to the scene. SO in fact he is imposing his (the photographers) idea of what type of response the viewer should have.

An example, the first image, desaturating, and adding a great deal of constrast to make the shot moody and foreboding... This is putting negative feelings into an image and impacting the viewers opinion of the people in the picture.

If they say a picture is worth a thousand words, well processing the picture (as in the first example here) twists the thousand words to the message of the photographer (editor).

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2013 at 15:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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alatchin: 1/8000 of a sec, 1/320 sync speed, new smaller AF point, dual controls, tilt screen, WiFi, direct my mode access, greater flexibility with control setup, ISO 100 (even with a bit of highlight clipping), improved IBIS functionality...

I mean with all the whiners here you would think this was a paperweight.

In terms of price, the $1449 for the kit is a good deal, you get a great prime lens and superb EVF (which you can use on any older PEN models you have). In a few months it will be available for $100, a year later about $200 off.

Question is, do you need anything on that list right now, I can see three that would benefit me easily, 1/8000, 1/320 and smaller AF point would have an impact.

I on the other hand may want to benefit from all the extra features with my collection of m43rds lenses.

The x100s is not a substitution for the benefits of an ILC.

On the subject of the sensor, I am not sure it is really "much" better. It has poor support from software manufacturers and is riddles with artefacts. I will take a bit of noise over funny artefacts (personally).

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 16:38 UTC
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)

1/8000 of a sec, 1/320 sync speed, new smaller AF point, dual controls, tilt screen, WiFi, direct my mode access, greater flexibility with control setup, ISO 100 (even with a bit of highlight clipping), improved IBIS functionality...

I mean with all the whiners here you would think this was a paperweight.

In terms of price, the $1449 for the kit is a good deal, you get a great prime lens and superb EVF (which you can use on any older PEN models you have). In a few months it will be available for $100, a year later about $200 off.

Question is, do you need anything on that list right now, I can see three that would benefit me easily, 1/8000, 1/320 and smaller AF point would have an impact.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 16:13 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies
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sean lee: too expensive. X-E1 is much better....

Or all their missed shots due to slow AF :) Truth is, given the choice between the quirks of the m43rds pen line,and the quirks of the Fuji line, I would go for the m43rds :)

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
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LeoG: You guys....Wow... 1500 posts to say the same thing.

"The CC model does not work for the hobbyist photographer". Most hobbyist I know really don't need anything more then picasa anyway, or at the very most elements. they think they do....but they don't. BUT if they want it.. well, who said any hobbies were cheap?
Pro's will pass this cost to the customers. End of story.ll
No matter how wildly used PS was never a program for the masses. That's even the ones who "got in early way back in 2.1"

True, Designers and video guys get the lion's share of the 30+ programs and are the ones who will not bat a eye at it.
As for photographers with a web presence, don't discount prosite. Its very good. I dropped my squarespace sites and moved my url's over to prosite and I am SAVING $30 a month. So CC is putting money back into my pocket.

Sure, I am worried about future price increases but that's at least a few years out.

Leo, it isnt just hobbyists, remember this to access your wor, your professional designs, working files for your images, illustrations, your websites, and video files etc. Every time you want to access them you have to pay Adobe, forever.

All your work from the day they upgrade away from CS6 compatibility every single item, every single project you have worked on will have a FEE just for you to revisit them, in a professional capacity or not.

Now this is great for the young designer who never plonked down $2000 for their software, but I have 8 copies of Design Premium CS6, that is $400 a month, and every time Adobe chooses to put it's prices up, my costs go up... And believe me, they will put them up.

So that $4800 a year will creep to $5200, will creep to $5700... etc. and to be honest in a huge global recession tying your ability to work to a monthly cost is risky... Being able to work and earn an income only if you pay Adobe is limiting. It is a bad move from Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 02:02 UTC

DP review has hit the nail on the head with their phrasing of the first options. "having to repeatedly pay to retain access" RETAIN access to past work as well as the software access, nevermind if you are creating new work... Simply accessing a previous project, picture, website, brochure, illustration etc. will cost you money.

No thanks. But when you earn your living from it, they know they have a gun against your head. While markets shift and competitors will respond Adobe is well aware of the fact that most earning professionals will have no choice. Eventually they will get a file they can't open as it was produced on an updated CC product, and they will have ha choice... Lose the income from the project or subscribe.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:18 UTC as 439th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)
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Adam Filipowicz: I bet most of the people that are complaining about paying a small fee to use photoshop, dont own a license and have a pirated copy.. becasue if your complaing about $20 then whats the likelyhood you bought it for $1000

Adam, you seem to miss the issue here, and it does take some sorting through. Basically Adobe is offering a great deal for what initially appears to be a relatively low monthly fee.

However when one looks again you realize that renting the software from a company "forever" isn't such a hot idea for many reasons.

If you run into any financial difficulties and cant pay, you also cant work.

You cant even open work you have previously done.

A credit card issue or billing issue, or even an internet connection issue will bring your work to a crashing halt if it happens to coincide with the subscription authentication.

Add to that we've no guarantees of their pricing next year or the year after. It's quite conceivable that I will be paying $400 a month to adobe soon enough for all my copies in my design studio. That is nearly $5000 a year, every year. $25000 over 5 years, $50,000 over 10 years and if in 10 years I can't pay them all my work is inaccessible to me until I pay them again.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:20 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

It is a TAX they know plain and simple that there is less and less incentive for users to upgrade and need an income model. Holding your work ransom is their answer to their financial goals.

It is laughable suggesting it was too much work keeping both products on the table... Just them talking out of the side of their mouth.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 768th comment
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alatchin: Here is my issue with their model. Pay forever to use our software... Now if you run into some hard times either as a professional or a consumer we pull the plug. Add to that you wouldn't be able to go back to a previous version and keep working as you wouldnt be able to open the files.

This is basically a TAX on the working professional. Sell me a product, set a price and I will choose to buy it or not. Dont buy up the competition and then hold me to ransom so that I can work and earn a living.

This is a double blow for me as I own a design firm, I used to upgrade the designers software every one or two cycles, now my monthly software fee would be $400 every month so they can work. Or $4800 a year every year, forever.

Onlooker, it isnt only about TIFFs and JPEGS but PSD, AI and ID, not to mention DW and FL.

Also remember this, buy buying up macromedia and merging it with their software they eliminate choice, near monopolize a market then extort it.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 02:20 UTC

Here is my issue with their model. Pay forever to use our software... Now if you run into some hard times either as a professional or a consumer we pull the plug. Add to that you wouldn't be able to go back to a previous version and keep working as you wouldnt be able to open the files.

This is basically a TAX on the working professional. Sell me a product, set a price and I will choose to buy it or not. Dont buy up the competition and then hold me to ransom so that I can work and earn a living.

This is a double blow for me as I own a design firm, I used to upgrade the designers software every one or two cycles, now my monthly software fee would be $400 every month so they can work. Or $4800 a year every year, forever.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 22:13 UTC as 589th comment | 6 replies

Now personally I dont have much interest in this. But, open your mind, reach with a scope or binoculars is different to a lens.... and to get a nice lens you need a camera.

Now sure enough you could get a point and shoot, but if you are someone who likes "watching" wildlife sports etc. clipping on this adaptor means you can get images and video right on your phone and you can share immediately.

Dont know what this will cost, and it may not work if only because it could be difficult to communicate the advantages... but for someone who enjoys viewing through binoculars (and there are lot of people) this replaces most cameras and you can share immediately... Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 17th comment

Well designed camera. Its look on the back seems to be based on a phone :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 9th comment
On Confessions of a camera snob post (89 comments in total)

Great writing Amadou, and an interesting article I really enjoyed reading. While relatively young (33) I dont really use too much social media sharing, and therefore my phone cam rately gets used (I dont own any apps)... Maybe I will get snapseed as a lot of your images were very attractive!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 17:04 UTC as 45th comment
On Dblcam app captures both sides of the story post (17 comments in total)

A really good idea!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 22nd comment
On Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review article (70 comments in total)

Makes me want one, good review!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 21:18 UTC as 33rd comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review article (546 comments in total)

Handled it the other day in the store, it is a lovely camera... But, I could get an OMD, 17mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 all inside the cost of this, if you want an EVF for this as well then I have another $300 to spend... Sure IQ is really nice, and many will buy it, but many here enjoy flexibility.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 124th comment
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Shashinkaman: Sorry to drop a bomb like this, being a newbie and all, but I can here by confirm (live in Japan, and am 'very well' connected to Olympus - but am not allowed to "talk to the press") that there won't be anything like the e-5 in the future ever again...
So Don't hold your breath, don't keep hoping and dreaming, it is time to move on or, better, do your Zuiko lenses proud and go out and shoot pictures with your current e-5 (which, after all, is still a very nice and capable little piece of equipement, if I may say so...)
The Olympus die has been cast, and e-7 wasn't in the stars I'm afraid...

My god, the shills are out in force.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 18:43 UTC
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