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On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)

Thanks for this idea Barney !

I never thought about doing a 2D Panorama, always using vertical or horizontal stitching software. Although I get the artistic impression in your examples, which I like, I also would like to see some "perfectionist" ones that could be useful to make large prints of landscapes, the size of walls for instance, retaining huge resolutions.

Could you point me to some free software to do perfect photo fusions,
as automatic as possible ?

BTW I found 'FotoWall', a great free program, very easy to use, to do exactly what you showed us in your examples, much quicker than PhotoShop or The Gimp. It works as if you were playing with an iPad, but using the mouse instead. Has rotation, translation, resize, art and transparency options.

Cheers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 23:26 UTC as 47th comment
On How the iPhone changed my photography article (105 comments in total)

iPhone 4GS x NOKIA 808 pureview cameras

Is there any good place to look for that ?

Agree with most people that the best camera is the one that you always carry with you, sure a phone doesn't replace a good bridge cam or DSLR but I'd like to have the best current cameraphone.

Dpreview team should start including photography reviews of such camphones so we can have better info as with regular cams.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2012 at 20:47 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon D3200 preview (181 comments in total)

I'm not a pixel peeper but I like clear images.
If you come from the small sensor bridge cams, like myself, you are probably looking for something that gives you a true extra punch in low light photos, since at ISO100-200 there seems to be no big practical difference, and kit lenses are not faster than fixed bridge lenses I'd look for something that produces good clean pictures at ISO6400.

Comparing all at ISO6400, I agree with the comments below that Cannon T3i looks better and even the D3100 in some cases, so it doesn't seem like a big upgrade in image quality, I'd still stay with the T3i tilt screen.

It seems to me that Sony's NEX-5N and NEX-7 are the big winers close with the PENTAX K-5, considering the differences from 16, 18 and 24MP, their images just look cleaner and with less noise than the the D3200.

For similar size the NEX-5N seems like a better buy and even
the Fuji X10 looks unbelievable good for it's sensor size, price
and all in one kind !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 00:05 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Snow_Ducks photo in carnaga's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cool !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 22:17 UTC as 1st comment
On tranquility in the Abstract Subjects challenge (1 comment in total)

Smooth !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 21:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Orange Flame in the Tiny Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Challenge rule : Tiny flowers about 1cm or less.

Strelitzia reginae, definitely much larger than 1cm :(

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 16:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Egg citing in the E-Foods challenge (2 comments in total)

It looks fantastic but Is that a real take or a computer photo-mounting of some sort ? things seems a little bit odd in the shadows and the top doesn't seems to fully fit the bottom pattern of the shell. How did you do it ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 00:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Cactus flower photo in Dpreviewmember's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This cactus was about 2 inch in diameter and the flowers 5mm.
Is that a Mammillaria Decipiens ? Camptotricha ? If anybody knows please let me know !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 00:09 UTC as 1st comment
On Moonrise over Old Faithful in the Wyoming challenge (1 comment in total)

Great picture !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment
On deserted photo in carnaga's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Dpreviewmember: Great photo !
Awesome composition and lighting
Is it HDR post-processed ? or just minor retouching ?
What camera modes did you use ?

Wow, just U$24, nice but it's not available at B&H, only found
a B+W 58mm Macro Close up +10(NL10) Lens for U$42, not sure if it will work or be able to focus with the HS20.

So, are you using RAW and then NR & sharpen ?
I notice the HS20 doesn't have an option to turn those off just to turn them to low & soft for JPEGS.

Thanks for the tips.

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 22:40 UTC
On Mosquito photo in Dpreviewmember's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Regular night time mosquito. Is that a type of Anopheles ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:53 UTC as 1st comment
On How the iPhone changed my photography article (105 comments in total)

I do like my iPhone4 photos more than the Nokia 97 5MP camera. Did anyone compared iPhone4 photos with 8MP Nokia E7 or 12MP Nokia N8 ? I've been told that the last one is currently best camera-phone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 00:19 UTC as 37th comment
On The River of Huittinen photo in carnaga's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

simply beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 22:47 UTC as 1st comment
On deserted photo in carnaga's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Dpreviewmember: Great photo !
Awesome composition and lighting
Is it HDR post-processed ? or just minor retouching ?
What camera modes did you use ?

Thanks for your explanation, it will help me learn what to use on PP I have The Gimp 2.6 but still have to learn how to use it. After reading many reviews I bought the same camera you have last month. I'm learning with all it's possibilities. I'm not using the AUTO modes because the camera settings seem to overexpose always, so I've been using the P and manual modes. Also It seems that 8MP is better than 16MP all the time, did you ever find a case in which 16MP looks better ?
What DR% mode did you use in your fly macro photo ? I'm leaving it at AUTO, 8MP, because I still don't now how to use it properly.
What brand/type of macro lenses you have ?
Thanks for your answers and congratulations for your your macro series they look professional and if you told me they were taken with a Pentax K-5 I would believe it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 22:45 UTC
On a_fly photo in carnaga's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Amazing super macro !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 22:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On deserted photo in carnaga's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Great photo !
Awesome composition and lighting
Is it HDR post-processed ? or just minor retouching ?
What camera modes did you use ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 22:30 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
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jcmarfilph: Video is good but picture quality is nothing special. As good as HS10 only.
Come on DPR show us HS20 samples in the studio. If there is anything that should be reviewed, it is HS20.

I have a HS20 and you are right, picture quality in 8MP, P mode, ISO100 to 400 are really good with this EXR sensor (much better than at 16MP). Also you get twice the dynamic range increasing contrast detail which contributes more to image quality than just MPixels counts.
Fujifilm just developed a new 12MP 4/6" EXR CMOS sensor that's going to be on the X10 compact camera, it shows that they are getting serious about image quality and away from this crazy MP race, at least realizing consumers are not all ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:29 UTC

Hi, that's a very nice composition and great choice to make it B&W to stress the contrast of lights and shadows. Really good. Could you explain how did you get the soft water effect without burning the photo ? did you use some kind of filter ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Fountain in the Everyday life - Fountains challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Arnold.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Wine distortion photo in Dpreviewmember's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This photo is about telephoto compression effect. It shows how the distance between the two glasses of wine seems compressed by the long telephoto lens (lower angle), 642mm equivalent, taken from far away. Te glasses are at opposite sides of a 6 seats table and the one at the back seems much larger than it should when compared to the normal perspective given by a 35mm shot from closer range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 20:50 UTC as 1st comment
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