it's not mirrorless
Gimp is currently being upgraded to handle 16bit and Hdr, we should see these features in version 3.0. http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html#c16bit
Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS. The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me. I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.
Leichhardt: I predict a kickstarter project that develops The Gimp and Darktable being a huge success!
I'm not sure if I can agree with you there, I think it could be called just about anything, if it can do the job required well, while still remaining open source.
I predict a kickstarter project that develops The Gimp and Darktable being a huge success!
Jcradford: He did exactly what Matthew Brady accomplished in his atrocities of the Civil War ... Superb photo journalism for a new generation now on the tracks. it says allot about our times. But I am curious how release clearance plays into this ... For a commercial book vs legit news? Or did I miss that detail?
Commercial normally refers to the use of images to promote the sale of a product, creation a book of photography or an exhibition of photographs does not fall into this category, so there are no problems, with regards to model releases.
truthsforme: Would've thrown a rock at his window, then ran after him and thrown another rock at his camera, in hopes of crushing his lens.
You're a violent idiot.
atlien991: Very happy to see that photographer regain his chosen profession but am more than a bit torn, as I always am, about these photographs romanticizing people wallowing in poverty winning top prizes.
We must be looking at a different prize, from what I could see there were a large range of people and subjects covered, though admittedly there were also photographs of people experiencing terrible circumstances like poverty, war and addiction. It's not the photographers fault that 80 % of the worlds population live on less than $10 a day, and from a purely statistical level, If photography is to be representational of our planets current humanitarian situation, it makes sense that 80% of the photographs of people would be of this majority. Would it be better to avoid taking photos of this majority, so as not to cause the privileged discomfort or would it be better for the privileged to be made aware though the work of photographers like this of the true state of humanity and perhaps, though this education motivate people like you or I to do our bit to improve the current situation?
tmaras: The story behind is such a cliche... ex convict, flirt in a bar, domestic violence after heavy argument with wife, it's nothing we should be particularly interested in, except if we're social workers in the office next block, when it would be our professional duty to try to help these people to settle their lives.
In this case, I have an ugly feeling like we are part of the Jerry Springer show, just dealing with somebody else's business, just for our curiosity. There's nothing special in this story, worthy of making it a whole world's subject of observation. I wonder how reporting became accepted if so meaningless, in a few decades I follow it.
harold1968: The winning photograph was chosen for political reasonsThere is a history of faked photos being created by Hamas working with local journalists and foreign ones, even with reuter's journalists (culprit now sacked).There is zero probability that mourners would walk through such a tight corridor displaying dead bodies openly as Islam has great respect for the dead and they would be buried immediately.I believe this diminushes the whole award which has now gone in the same direction as the Noble Peace prizeA real shame!
@harold1968, please continue to take your medication.
NJGarden: The winning image is very powerful. I do understand that we have to be aware of death and suffering that happen in the world. And it pains me when i see images of children dying.. However, to me, it seems wrong to submit that photo for competition. I am not trying to impose my personal opinion on somebody else, but I don't think gaining fame or profiting in any other way from those moments of anguish and despair is the right thing to do. I may be mistaken, but I am just sharing my personal feelings here.
@ ET2012, A political decision, by who? It's a photographic competition and the finalists and winners of the competition are covering a large range of issues from all over the world. You might want to check this link- http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013/spot-news/emin-%C3%B6zmen?gallery=6096Second prize went to a shot in Syria, so that blows away your little fantasy of the Syrian conflict being ignored doesn't it.
BrianSaunders: Leave the issue of showing children carried supposedly killed in a missile attack. Have any of you ever seen what bodies look like from the explosion? Their to clean, not a mark on the faces. The rigor mortise alone would horrify you. I tend to lean toward photos from these people are faked and usually the photographer has an agenda. I'm not incentive, my heart breaks knowing that children are caught up in war.
It is very unlikely that a faked photography would make it's way to the point where it won this award without it being found out. More probable, is that the death of children by an Israeli missile strike makes you personally feel uncomfortable to the point where you have to construct your own fantasy in order to reconcile your own beliefs and conscience with this image, just a guess.
You are mistaken, entering a competition like this and winning with a photograph like this is an ideal opportunity to bring the issue to a larger group of viewers. Having read some of the responses to this photograph, it appears obvious that there are quite a few people here on the forum that are more than anything uncomfortable with the fact the the death of these children is attributed to an Israeli missile strike. I think its pretty low to accuse the photographer of a purely profit driven motive as well. There are much easier ways to make a dollar!
Daniel Lauring: There are some good shots here. Some great ones. But lots of photojournalism shots that are technically terrible. Like the one of the people climbing through the barbed wire. Absolutely nothing is in focus. The journalist couldn't take a second to get a sharp shot? This gets an award?http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2013/general-news/alessio-romenzi/12?gallery=6096
Most of the photos that Robert Capa took at Omaha Beach were blurry as well.
carlosdelbianco: Looks pretty interesting for Canon users. For Nikon users, why not the 28mm f/1.8G instead?
Sparksnl: Since the high brightness level was blinding me after starting it up for the first time (and all other tries, ios version) I uninstalled it after 1 minute. I can't work with an app that maximizes the brightness. After lowering the brightness it went up again when I entered the app. I was completly blinded.
First world problems.
Peiasdf: "When all around us other people are looking for an instant fix, instant results, and images that you just take, look at and delete in a flash, then Lomography is doing something great by going against the grain," says [photographer Toby] Mason.
He meant "When all around us other people are looking for a good photo, accurate color, good exposure, then Lomography is doing something great by going against the art,"
No he didnt
Available to rent today!some samples-http://blog.sigmaphoto.com/2012/first-look-sigma-35mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-hands-on/
Pentax_Prime: Is this jolly old England? Cock-a-hoop? Cmon ...
I'm guessing you are in America.