PeterAustin

PeterAustin

Joined on Jun 9, 2013

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On Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for iPhone post (18 comments in total)
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Mitch Baltuch: The problem for me is that I am not on an Apple platform. I need it on Android. Adobe says that they are working on an Android version, but I have no idea when it will be available. There are times when Adobe really sucks.

Agreed. For my technical applications, the stylus on the Samsung note tablets is superior over those available for the ipads. Holding the tablet in my hand, I can't use the Ink&slide workaround that Adobe sells. The non-existing file management on the ipad is also an issue that favors the Android tablets. Unfortunately, Adobe is primarily catering to ipad users. A poor decision as far as I am concerned.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 16:02 UTC

Kodak 1 came with 100 shots and prints all included. "You press the shutter and don't worry about the rest". Keep in mind what 100 pictures meant at a time when people had only a handful of photographs taken during an entire lifetime.
In 2013, it would be 20 pictures included, with five different pricing plans for additional prints, 2 year commitment, automatic monthly payments, early cancellation penalty, 10-page small print legal contract, and extra charges for the prints in case you want to see them (with all rights belonging to the company). No wonder US companies are struggling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 14:53 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Was Gaylord entitled to the sole copyright? Things to consider are: The basic design to the memorial was given to Gaylord, and so was the concept for a Korean War memorial (the court found that this context was significant in denying fair use, but that context was given to Gaylord). Also, others were involved in creating the memorial. If Gaylord creation is seen as a contribution to collective work, is it work for hire? Lastly, as a photographer, I disagree that the snow on the statues is solely "Nature's decision" and its depiction not a transformative act by the photographer. I disagree with this notion. There is no question that the choice of snow cover and lighting was a deliberate artistic decision by the photographer, involving a fair amount of creative effort. The court ruled that the creative component of the image was an act of God and not of the human mind. The ruling states first that Alli's copyright as a derivative work is not questioned, only to deny it later.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax WG-3 GPS Review preview (68 comments in total)

The WG-3 is the only compact I could find that has built-in time-lapse mode, and a separate, very compact remote wireless remote (accessory item). The reach of the remote is only a few feet, however. Other cameras allow use of a cellphone as a remote but that is not practical for a rugged outdoor camera.
Spare batteries are small. lightweight, and cheap--I got five, they charge in relatively short time. That makes the limited battery stamina less of an issue.
Picture quality is good, much improved over the older WG-1.
Macro-mode with ring light works well.
Two downsides: you have to find your own fitting case if you want one. External battery charger is extra (the one from the WG-1 works). Need to turn off GPS function when not in use because it consumes the battery in a few hours even with camera off. This can be done quickly with about 3 menu selectionsy.GPS finds location quickly (few seconds) when turned back on. Overall, very satisfied. I use Canon DSLRs as principal cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 03:09 UTC as 17th comment
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

The Pentax WG-3 is the only one that has built-in time-lapse mode, and a separate, very compact remote wireless remote (accessory item). The reach of the remote is only a few feet, however. Other cameras allow use of a cellphone as a remote but that is not practical for a rugged outdoor camera.
Spare batteries are small. lightweight, and cheap--I got five, and charge in relatively short time. That makes the limited battery stamina less of an issue.
Picture quality is good, much improved over the older WG-1.
Macro-mode with ring light works well.
Two downsides: you have to find your own fitting case if you want one. External battery charger is extra (the one from the WG-1 works). Need to turn off GPS function when not in use because it consumes the battery in a few hours even with camera off. This can be done with about 3 menu selections fairly quickly.GPS finds location quickly (few seconds) when turned back on. Overall, very satisfied. I use Canon DSLRs as other main cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 03:06 UTC as 27th comment

How did you attach the polarizer to the filter holder? Is this a custom setup? If I need a polarizer and a ND grad, I tend to handhold the grad filter, especially with this lens. However, it can lead to reflections on the grad filter, so your setup is clearly preferred.
Nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 18:46 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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