michaelrz

michaelrz

Lives in Israel Haifa, Israel
Joined on Dec 15, 2009

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On Upper East Side NYC in the The Big Apple, a-la Berenice Abbott challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful capture and the tonality is gorgeous. Very well done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 10:56 UTC as 1st comment

"Pricing is very reasonable and affordable."

Warren Buffett

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:27 UTC as 40th comment
In reply to:

amicus70: Art lays in the eye of the viewer.

I think it's out of discussion, that some of the pictures are a good handwork: right exposure etc (like the one shown here on dpr).

But I miss something special about the photography, too. Especially the pictures of streets - if they where mine I would have deleted them, because I couldn't find a trigger in them. They are just pics from the street, to much things in them to look at. You don't know where the core of the picture is, what he want to tell us with it. A picture of a half eaten burger with fries? The pics look like snapshots, just taken without thinking.

I don't like them, but if you... why not?

@amicus70

Shore's photography demands a lengthy gaze.
His photographs are much more than snapshots.
If all you see is snapshots, you have missed all the magic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 08:26 UTC
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ZeevK: Complete Wais of Time.

For me DPR is loosing it's value and interest by not doing what it supposed to be doing - Digital Photography equipment Review, which was the main reason for me to have DPR listed in my "Favorites" for several years.

Late or skipped reviews, abandoned "lens Review"... by the time DPR publishes something that might be interesting - I already got the information long ago from several other sites.

Some tested current models that got significant firmware updates - are still tested, evaluated and show sample photos which are... irrelevant and missleading.

As an active contributor of several technical forums in my country, currently I rarely reference DPR anymore. As a co-editor (not payed but volunteraly) of "Technical News" forums - I do not remember whaen was the last time that my source for "news" was DPR. They are either late or insufficient in details.

The onli point of interest left for me here - are the forums. Sad...

@Zeev

DPR would be a much duller site if it concentrated solely on equipment. As you say, there are other technical-only sites. DPR is unique in referencing various aspects of photography and IMHO it's great.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 08:17 UTC
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Stewart Pinkerton: Without falling into the 'I'm just as good as him' trap that a previous poster did, I too am the same age as Shore, born in 1947. Pioneering color photographer? I don't think so, given that Kodachrome came out in 1935, 12 years before either of us was born! Influential certainly, but hardly pioneering...

Shore was one of the first of the great photographers to use color photography as an art form. Color photography was considered inferior even during the sixties. It was mainly Shore, Eggleston, Meyerowitz and Leiter who have changed the public's perception of color photography and the new opportunities it opened up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 07:33 UTC
On Painter in the Chromatic Contrast challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 03:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years article (108 comments in total)

Reminds me of the "7 up" series documentary, where filmmaker Michael Apted followed (and still does) a group of people since they were 7 years old, back in 1964. He has filmed them repeatedly every 7 years.
The last episode, "56 up" (!) premiered a couple of months ago.
The result is astonishing, a must see documentary.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:42 UTC as 26th comment
On Wisdom in the Zoo Animals challenge (14 comments in total)

Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 13:43 UTC as 7th comment

That's Leica's way of saying:
You thought that the 'regular' M9 was expensive and overpriced?
WELL, THINK AGAIN!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 08:13 UTC as 58th comment
On First Pictures by Joel Sternfeld article (35 comments in total)

I think I've spotted some shadow noise in the third picture.
Can you please upload the RAW file?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:34 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On 2012 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (68 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: These prizes are so political. why don't they give a prize to someone who takes a nice positive photograph instead of people who are using photography to further political narratives? A crying girl is hardly "breaking news."

Everything is political. Let's not pretend it's not.
Choosing a nice positive photograph over others, is also a political decision.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:09 UTC
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)
In reply to:

fad: I went to the gallery show in NYC.

The photos in the book are much better than the prints.

I'm glad she's getting all this posthumous praise. She must have worked very hard on her SP.

But I'm afraid all the publicity and the high quality of the images in the books is giving her a reputation she will not be able to sustain.

She is disciplined, but not professional. She has a good eye, but lacks the artists ability to be evocative.

Compare her to her contemporary, Vivian Cherry, and see that her images lack artistic resonance and professional discipline.

I think that it would be unfair for almost any photographer to be compared to Robert Frank. It's like saying about some film maker that he's not that good, Hitchcock was better... Come on.
Maier had a uniqueness of her own, a GREAT eye and an entirely different way to look at the world.
So she wasn't interested in printing. Does that make her a less talented or significant photographer? I really don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:13 UTC
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)

http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 01:00 UTC as 33rd comment
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)
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Model Mike: "Of the countless photographers given the label 'street photographer' the worst are opportunists - vultures feeding on the sad, the filthy and the violent."

Oh, the dangers of broad sweeping generalisations! Perhaps the reviewer should look at the last two images, right there, in his own review. Either the shots were staged, or VM was just as 'opportunistic' as the next street photog. Barney should stick to reviewing cameras.

@Model Mike

It's all about the EYES and HEART of the photographer.
I think that by "vultures" Mr. Britton referred to the emotionally detached, cynical exploiters.
My impression is that Miss Maier was quite the opposite: a very gentle and sensitive photographer (and human being).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 00:27 UTC
On Roundup: Portfolio Apps For iOS article (29 comments in total)

Thanks Joanne for an interesting and useful review.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 16:47 UTC as 14th comment
On Report: Fujifilm interview article (10 comments in total)
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spacenuke: January 2012 will be a good month? Wow I hope their interchangeable lens X-series camera will be out by January!

That seems to be the next big announcement, at the CES show.

Probably a larger than APS sensor and according to Fuji, unprecedented high ISO capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2011 at 01:02 UTC
On The Photofile Series published by Thames & Hudson article (9 comments in total)
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Maninho: I have a Bruce Davidson Photofile book series, not listed above.

I have the Davidson title too.
Other titles I own: Robert Frank, Brassai, American Photographers of the Depression, The Nude and Weegee; all currently out of print. Beautiful little books.

The Robert Frank volume should be republished in early 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 06:15 UTC
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Paul_B Midlands UK: Doesn't interest me at all, whereas the NEX7 does. Clonking great thing, and that smallish sensor whats the attraction, the Nikon logo?

The NEX 7 could have been so great with the NEX 5N sensor.

Unfortunately, development of the NEX7 sensor was handed over to the marketing department.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 13:20 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Point-and-shoot quality at DSLR price.

Price is indeed high, but IQ is closer to 4/3 than P&S.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:46 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (361 comments in total)
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OneShotOneClick: Hello Everybody!
I'm a HIG ISO ADDICTED because I love low light situations.
I've read that Canon has developed "PIXEL FUSION" tecnology.
It merge a 3x3 sensor's pixel to work like one to improve ISO quality. It will be equipped on small sensors and mirrorless camera.

Does someone know if it will be available on 1D-X??

I don't care if it could reduce the amount of MP if it make me bring home pictures and videos when I should not without that tecnology or without a 1600$ lens.
I have to add that i love low light portrait using hard macro.

So the question remain..

Will 1D-X be equipped with PIXEL FUSION?!?

@OneShotOneClick

OK I get your point.
I Believe the 1Dx would surpass the D3s. I won't be surprised at all if this sensor could produce clean images at 12500 or even 25000.

Anyway, basically I'm on your side, but It's just that we sometimes expect too much and forget to enjoy and get excited by the marvels we already have. We hold in our hands technologies that just a decade ago would have seemed astonishing or even unobtainable.

Just a thought... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 16:23 UTC
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