paulbysea

paulbysea

Lives in United Kingdom Brighton, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 11, 2010
About me:

Self deprecating talentless amateur photographer hoping to become better. Biggest impediment to overcoming low opinion of photographic skills is having an extremely talented and successful photographer as a sibling. I strive to improve, think I have then I am shown some of their recent photos. This would be very depressing if it wasn't for the fact that I am having fun and I can see that my photos are getting better, bit by small bit.

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On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (198 comments in total)

Sounds like a typical case of a big corporation bullying a small company. Hope Walmart lose and have to pay costs.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 82nd comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Clever idea but way overpriced. I will wait for a more realistically priced alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 40th comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 comments in total)

Where is the android version?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 80th comment | 9 replies
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (156 comments in total)

As per usual the media only think about Apple. What about an article about apps for Android Tablets, The Nexus 7 2 has a better screen than any apple product, which suggest it would be better suited to photographers than over priced apple products.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies

I think this judgement is fair to all. Photographers complain when people use their images without consent or payment, why should we get different treatment. Lots of visitor attractions allow amateur photographers to shoot and print their shots for personal use, yet do not allow professionals to sell photos of the attraction without consent and a royalty fee. Which seems fair to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

As soon as i saw the reviewer doesn't appear to know the difference between aperture and sensor size I decided not to read further,

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 19:49 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review article (44 comments in total)
In reply to:

erichK: International carry-on weight limit: 10KG or 22 pounds.

Weight of this bag: 12 pounds.

Enough said: increasingly, airlines do weigh carry-ons.

Totally agree, the reviewer really needs to think things through before writing. Probably a great case for use when you are not flying but useless for international traveller.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

Interesting if Canon can get it to work.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 20:38 UTC as 46th comment

Your invent something, you can call it what the eff you like and determine how it is pronounced. If he wants GIF pronounced with a soft G then that is the way should be.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 57th comment

Fine if you live somewhere with a good internet connection. At home I would consider cloud based services, I have a reliable 60mb connection. When I am at a friends house in the English countryside, where the interconnection is very slow about 1.5mb download and 100k upload, it would not be a viable way to work due to time taken to upload an image. Adobe how will you support CS users with slow internet connections?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 215th comment | 4 replies

Why bother with apple it is losing market share hand over foot, Android is the tablet OS of the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 19th comment | 12 replies

When will more companies realise there are more Android phones out there than iphones and therefore greater potential profits?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

This is why I post very few to no pictures on line.
In future I will be watermarking my pictures so they can't be used on another site, ie pics on FB will be marked for use on FB profile only . Legally this will have not standing I realise, but FB won't want to use a pic watermarked this way.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 17:58 UTC as 33rd comment
On Breaking the Rules article (142 comments in total)

The so called rules in photography are there as a guide and nothing more. Sometimes I use them, sometimes I don't.
As for learning composition, I'm not sure it is possible to truly learn it, you either have the eye for it or you don't. That being said there are lots of pro's who I don't believe have a natural sense of composition or what looks good, they have excellent technique and make up for lack of innate talent through dedicated following of rules or breaking them. The truly great photographers, instinctively know when a shot is great, us mere mortals, take a shot and hope our talent was enough to get the shot we imagined we were taking.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 22:43 UTC as 37th comment
In reply to:

Bosman Photography: Just noticed a serial number middle right directly above the sigma name. For an "Art Series lens that looks this good it seems odd to put it there.

Why is it odd to have a serial number there? Seems sensible to me as it would be obvious if the number had been tampered with, therefore less likely to be stolen.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 20:15 UTC
On The iPad Workflow post (76 comments in total)

I see another media person has fallen under sway of apple. The Ipad is way over priced for what it is. You would be better buying light weight laptop with a powerful processor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 15:49 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

I must admit I am intrigued by this. Not as a photographer though. It is the possibilities for documenting normal every day life of millions of people, storing it and allowing historians in a 100 years access to it in much the same way Census data is released for research.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 17:12 UTC as 34th comment

It probably won't have user a changeable battery or memory card.
Complete waste of time, just a gimmick.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 19:21 UTC as 37th comment

If it is a good as the 8mm fisheye then they are onto a winner. I grew up with manual focusing lenses so it is not such a culture shock for me to use one. What I do miss is the focusing screen of yesteryears.
This lens and the tilt shift recently announced will definitely be on my christmas list.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

Reckon they are releasing this so it is ready for when NASA go to Mars. They will probably be the only people who will be able to afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 19:32 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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