jimread

jimread

Lives in United Kingdom Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 15, 2007

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On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (60 comments in total)

Landscape clones, one should perhaps look at the work of Fay Godwin and from her try to create something with a little more of the personal in it.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 17th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1445 comments in total)

How many people do monster prints?

A5 prints are quite sufficient for swapping Handmade Photo Books and posting them to others who do the same worldwide. An Fz1000 would be perfect for doing this.

Much better than sticking them on some web site!

http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/ if you can't join us start one of your own.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 373rd comment
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)
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b craw: I can certainly appreciate much of Suhrie's work, particularly having spent some time looking on his website. But, I am left thinking to some degree negatively about a general formal mannerism present in so much landscape work (to his credit, there is a good deal of work that avoids this - but much that does not). I get that in a technical sense many motifs are worth doing - it seems every photographer within this ilk will at some point focus stack, run longer time exposures to create more picturesque qualities in water flows, etc. However, I think it is a legitamate criticism to question whether these images should be featured too prominently in the totality of one's work - assuming one wants to distinguish their approaches and conceptual processing of landscape from any number of calendar fodder photographers over the last thirty years or so. Add to this the fact that I am seeing very redundant subject matter. I think I've seen that exact fisherman, or an very similar one, in at least one other photographer's work within the last year here on DPR. And perhaps we should ask ourselves as an example how many iceberg shots we need in the wider photographic diet (admittedly they can be beautiful). Perhaps I am framing things too critically. But I do think it fair to expect that those garnering attention should represent, to some greater extent, a level of originality in form and concepts.

I concur;

http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/series.html

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:02 UTC
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)

One persons holiday snaps is just another persons backyard.

"There is more beauty in your own village than can be appreciated in a lifetime"

Rembrandt van Rijn

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 16th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

I'll stick to my Panasonic G2 the best camera they made. I've bought one spare one and am looking for another now.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 20th comment

I still use my Weston III

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 8th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (398 comments in total)
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Flashback: You have to get use to these type of reviews!

My Leica X images are still best I've ever made. Simply put, Leica know how to put magic into a lens. That's what you are paying for.

Utter rubbish! To paraphrase A Adams,

"The file is the score and the edit the performance"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)
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jimread: Hello all,

I would agree with the posters here that the above are good, very good indeed. Maybe and this is just my personal opinion of course, the photographer should look through their work and look for a theme, or thread and find something that they can turn into a coherant project.

If you make series of images, photo essays, or bodies of work jpgmag is a good place to post them. They allow what they call 'Stories' where you can post 10 images and some text next to them. I've not found any other site that does it in this particular way, all the others seem to concentrate on the single image. I was very pleased to have found it.

This is one of my offerings: http://jpgmag.com/stories/19757

Cheers - Jim

[edit] tried to get the link to work, there doesn't appear to be anyway of doing it, ah well, such is life

Looks good thanks for the link. [edit] Expensive though

[edit2] Could set up a webpage exactly the same myself with a domain name for $18 per annum

I'm also setting up a Photo Book Club meet just off M1Ju29: http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)

Hello all,

I would agree with the posters here that the above are good, very good indeed. Maybe and this is just my personal opinion of course, the photographer should look through their work and look for a theme, or thread and find something that they can turn into a coherant project.

If you make series of images, photo essays, or bodies of work jpgmag is a good place to post them. They allow what they call 'Stories' where you can post 10 images and some text next to them. I've not found any other site that does it in this particular way, all the others seem to concentrate on the single image. I was very pleased to have found it.

This is one of my offerings: http://jpgmag.com/stories/19757

Cheers - Jim

[edit] tried to get the link to work, there doesn't appear to be anyway of doing it, ah well, such is life

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)
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Andrew Higgins: I'm curious why Panasonic's m43rds range, and the m43 system, has not caught the imagination of photographers like Fuji's X series. Even Olympus seem to have promoted their m43rds cameras a bit better, overall excellent though the m43rds system is, Fuji seem to be winning the format 'war'.

We went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park a few days ago, I was astonished at the amount of people carrying Lumix cameras didn't see one Fuji or Olympus. After the 1st half dozen I made a point of looking and even asked a few people what the camera was, if I couldn't see the name.

Lots of G series from 1 to GH4, but then they are so much more intuitive than the offerings from the other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 21:43 UTC

I can see here the real definition of 'Equivalence'. Minor White would be moved to tears by these.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 12th comment
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Michael Piziak: No need to buy any retouching tools now that I've got Gimp.

GIMP's a snail

PSP is counter intuitive

CS6 is a Greyhound

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:57 UTC

I got far more interesting results with a TtV contraption.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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Marko Laurits: It could be my monitor or myself but colour of the sky at these photos is somehow different from what I have seen in real life.

If you would like to calibrate your monitor there is a free program that you can use to get within half a Gnats knacker of using an expensive setter: http://www.calibrize.com/

It works very well indeed and once done several times to get the hang of it you can then go on to create your own printer profiles (the ability to do this is within every printer) and be able to print what you see on your screen. easy peasy no cost at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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jimread: I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

I fell about laughing at your answer Maverick, Is everyone going to buy a hi-res monitor? And if that's the case with prints I might as well go back to my 5MP Casio.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)

I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 16:58 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (414 comments in total)
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Raw Jaw: "Flip-out LCD helpful for video and tripod work"

Sorry, but this 'Pro' comment indicates to me the reviewer has no knowledge of what a fully articulating LCD can be used for.

The real value of the NX30's fully articulating LCD is for handheld vertical stills from floor level to overhead, (eg. Toddlers to Stage Performers).

This is critical for Event Photography and is something a DPReviewer should know about or learn about before picking up a camera to review it.

Also in situations where you have to get really close to a wall in order to get the maximum area in a shot. Only a fully articulated screen will do for this. I use a Panny G2, mirrorless is far better than the DSLR crap.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On Woman In Window photo in dgnelson's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I really like this Dan, must have been a instantaneous decision, and it payed off.

Really great - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview article (107 comments in total)
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Abaregi: Whats the point if you can buy and DSLR with an APS-C for the same price?

Is it not mirrorless and if so why not NEX sized?

I have a G2 4/3 and a 5D Mk1 FF both 12MP, at 12" x 18" prints are indistinguishable. I was surpised! The G2 is ohhh so much easier to use.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 13:50 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

About time!! Do I need all this auto rubbush no!! Do I know the relationship between shutter speed/aperture/ISO? Yes I do.

Do I need anything else, NO

Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:45 UTC as 693rd comment | 3 replies
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