Xeexon: It's refreshing to see a return to portraying photography as what it is: an artistic medium.
@ forpetesake It's fine to not enjoy other peoples work. And I suppose its fine to denigrate it as well. But perhaps you could attempt to do it without sounding so bitter? Great gallery, btw.
It's just a tad....contrived? I mean, a lot of portraiture is, of course. But this appears to be slightly laboured.
maximme: PLEASE use the cyclist for future AF testing.its becoming embrassing for DPreview to continually say they don't knowhow to do AF tracking test
I use the cyclist for just about everything. This is excellent advice.
HowaboutRAW: But, for example, I'm not interested in jpegs from the Olympus TG-4.
I want to download raws, shot outdoors, with that tough camera.
Don't want jpegs from a Sony A7RII either.
Both Imaging-Resource and Photographyblog post real world raws for download, why is it so unusual for DPR to do so?
That would require a modicum of grace.A rare commodity around here for some.
123Mike: FOCUS in the Studio Comparison is WAY WAY OFF ! ! ! ! I don't buy for a split second that this camera is THAT blurry ! ! ! You have to COMPLETELY REDO this ! I'd take this down immediately ! ! !
Try counting to 10, Mike. It's a camera review.
Ron Poelman: Those furrowed brows were only a small indicator of the tsunamis raging within trying to find ways to twist it all to political advantage.The lack of real emotion only confirms what the mug puntershave known all along, they DON'T care.
"This site is about photography - recording images of the blessings of our beautiful world."
Is that what photography is?
Or in this case - photojournalism?
Paul Farace: Another reason my telescope is collecting dust in the closet. I remember looking at the moon on the summer nights in 1969 and thinking that for now, it's a virgin moon, and if, God willing, our Astronauts were successful in a few weeks, the moon would forever be changed. I wish NASA could bottle that excitement from that long ago summer, and use it today.
"I saw a documentary film that clearly shows that the entire American moon landing was a colossal hoax."
I saw a documentary film that proves that 9/11 was a hoax designed to distract us from our real enemy - bigfoot.
Pretty obvious when you think about it...
What is that total babe doing with that old guy?
You both look terrific. Well done.
Frank_BR: A positive point of Lomo lenses is that when someone buys a Lomo lens, he need not worry about whether it is within specifications or he got a bad sample. In practice, it is all the same.
Seriously. Why do you bother?
Danny: Very beautiful, but these kind of images could have been done much easier imho, studio shots with some wind and wires, then post processing, if done well no-one will ever tell the difference.
Even better, the entire image could be computer generated. Photo real. Hell, pretty soon computers will generate images like this without any human input at all!
Kodachrome200: who the heck cares about this. thousands of photo students a year graduate with work this nice most better. if you want to highlight photographers work on this page why not do movers and shakers in the industry.
Always amusing to see the embittered oldies spew their poison for anyone receiving a bit of recognition. It's just a shame that they can't extend their repertoire of criticism beyond; "Awwww, I've seen MUCH better than that".
Roland Karlsson: Interesting. Beautiful. Boring.
And that standard etherical piano, that is not really a tune.
Lots of work behind it though. And an interesting twist to add longer and longer trails from stars and bugs.
You sound pretty up on this music malarky. Tell me, what precisely would constitute a "tune" on that there piano-thingy?
I for one welcome our new bloodsucking overlords and look forward to losing any illusion I once had towards actual ownership and control of a product I pay for.
Focus peaking, wifi, 100ISO. Shame that the excellent styling is so spoiled by the absolutely necessary evf.
Think I'll be sticking with my OM for a while longer.
Ollie 2: Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".
...and in my opinion the two images on this page were more effective prior to the alterations. So what do I know?
Looks like half-baked HDR to me...but I can see what you're saying.
Indeed. And the hooded figure is a far more surprising/shocking element when perceived in such a (more or less) "normal" atmosphere. I have a tendency to overcook my images...but I hate it when pros do it ;)
Well, my two cents is that grading images is hardly altering or manipulating their "authenticity".
masterofdeception: I try to avoid Dpreview, for the simple reason that the people here seem to know (or care) very little about photography, but seem to enjoy positing on the next great thing in terms of technology. This thread is a perfect example of why I feel this way. I posted a long time ago about why I loved the Jpegs from my X-Pro 1, and nothing has changed for me. I don't claim anything special for my pictures, but you lot can keep on bickering about your pixels in your RAW files and it won't matter a damn to me. You're still all wondering why your camera didn't make you a great photographer, and why the latest C1, LR, Silkypix, DXO, ACR .220.127.116.11 update didn't make any difference to your terrible (soft/over sharpened/ "slightly milky") pictures of your cat? Well, I guess you'll never get the point!
You "try to avoid"?
I had no idea that certain sites held such an overwhelming compulsion to return to for some.
Your comments apply to some of us, not all of us. Interesting that in making such blanket categorical statements you yourself display precisely the same form of myopia of those you condemn.
Benarm: 9 out of 10 photographers on DPR envy this guy, but would never dare to do anything like this in a million years. Hence the hate. :)
"Desecrating a world monument"?
Take it easy. Where's the "desecration"?
wlachan: Way overrated band.
Ahh, words of wisdom from the wise. In my experience, "overrated" is a term that is generally applied to great things by people who feel underrated.