PhD4

PhD4

Joined on Aug 27, 2012

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So in short ... movie pirating will be on the increase ?

Hopefully these glasses will keep people from walking in front of the screen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 13th comment
On Breaking out of Instagram's square mold post (15 comments in total)

Finally... relief for those that don't like to be stuck shooting square frames !

... and don't have an actual camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 13:49 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Handy Photo app offers editing 'magic' post (12 comments in total)
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PhD4: Photo app # 2,874 in the effort to try and make a phone something more than it is.

I don't use Presets, but the answer to that is no... filters aren't much different.

What IS different is the amount of detail, color spectrum, DR, control of DOF, Shutter speed, ISO, etc, etc.

The first link, girl on the broom, is a nice shot, and the only one that isn't obviously taken with a phone, aside from the lack of details below her.
The water landscape is ok... and the blurry water looks nice (luckily), because you had no choice.
But the middle shot of the water/hand is definitely filtered. Or else it's just washed out and has that odd, faded, vertical banding.

Composition is one thing, you can compose using a camera, a phone, canvas or a stone & chisel. People with a good eye can take good pics with anything. Like this woman:
http://instagram.com/marielleg/

But if you wanted to control your depth of field, show more detail in things like water or darker areas, or enlarge any of your shots to a 24x36 wall mount.... now what?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:08 UTC
On Handy Photo app offers editing 'magic' post (12 comments in total)
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PhD4: Photo app # 2,874 in the effort to try and make a phone something more than it is.

@Wingnut
I don't mean it to come off as "contempt", I just don't see it as a great tool creating great images. I know... so why comment on "Connect" then, right? lol. I see these headlines when I'm in the Camera portion of DPR and I sometimes click on them.

If it's fun, then by all means let's support it. But we see so many stories here of someone "shooting 50 weddings with their phone!"... "photojournalist uses camera phone!"... as if this is some groundbreaking, state of the art technology. I hate using my phone and my camera is excellent (along with my 5" 1080p 441 pixels per inch screen... perfect for those that like phonetography).

@ Matt
All those do is reinforce my comments about filters.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 15:45 UTC
On Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (135 comments in total)

So the 5" 1080p 441 PPI screen has caught up with HTC's Droid DNA, from last year.

Better late than never.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 21st comment
On Handy Photo app offers editing 'magic' post (12 comments in total)
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PhD4: Photo app # 2,874 in the effort to try and make a phone something more than it is.

No, being able to snap a shot on your phone and then edit it on a 4.5" screen is not a "bad" thing. It just seems that there is an endless number of these apps... and again that's not a bad thing either because choice is very valuable (since this one is getting horrific, bug-filled reviews so far).
I just happen to see humor in all the efforts put into these post processing progs, when you're using a tool that has a small, fixed, wide angle lens.... no control over aperture (or most other things)... and moves every time you push the shutter button. ;)

I realize filters are there to cover up for the fact that a shot is blurry, boring, or poorly exposed... and did I say blurry?.... but this is more than just filters. It seems many of these programs are designed solely to help you get past (cover up) the fact that you're using a cameraphone.

(edit: reviews on Google Play, wouldn't know about Apple)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:36 UTC
On Handy Photo app offers editing 'magic' post (12 comments in total)

Photo app # 2,874 in the effort to try and make a phone something more than it is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:10 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
On 5 apps for the Windows Phone 8 photographer post (7 comments in total)

5 apps.... that's about 1 more app than actual Windows phone users, right ? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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delastro: In my country the video can not be seen - message content from umg - is there another possibility to see the video?

Yes! Pull all of your bad images out of your recycle bin, and make a slideshow using really bad music.
Voila!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
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joe6pack: "When thinking about the ordering of images, I think about how they 'talk' to one another, what one has to 'say' to another,"

Can't we just stick to English? I call it "follow the flow".

iPhoto has a nice feature that lets you export your photo album into a video. I think many photo editing program does one way or the other. But I dislike the fact the a video is significantly larger than the photos and at a lower quality. But if I have to share the photos to be played on DVD or youtube. This is the only way to go.

This is that high art form using "camera phones". Images don't just "follow". "Talk" is much more "artsy".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 18:43 UTC

Is coming up with one really nice photo trumped by just slideshow'ing a bunch of bad ones ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 18:40 UTC as 5th comment
On 10 fascinating Instagram photos from North Korea post (29 comments in total)
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Jahled: Pyongyang is an odd place for any person to go to to. That's it really

They do ?!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
On 10 fascinating Instagram photos from North Korea post (29 comments in total)

Who forgot to look up the word "fascinating" ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 14th comment
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(unknown member): Really? I have to follow this guy's Instagram feed? I have to see what a guy who wears the signature of the highest class of dbag, the aviator glasses, is doing with his girlfriend? I have to find out what this tool's next excuse to take a picture of his girlfriend's butt is? I really need to know that a pretentious, self-involved, Instagram using excuse for a "photographer" is jetsetting around the world with his girlfriend? Why? So I can see what the latest combination of facial hair, sunglasses, and hipster tshirt is the stereotype for an egocentric jerk? That's the only valuable aspect of these photographs I can find.

Stop whining and just enjoy that nice butt and thong in Venice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:08 UTC
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Jane79: It would be cool if the pics were real.

Would it?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (492 comments in total)

Oil splatter and front-back-left focusing problems aren't in the "key features"... so I guess they'll be listed further down the spec sheet ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 157th comment
On Africa in the Green, Brown, Blue: What Did Nature Show You? challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:53 UTC as 1st comment
On 7DJonker PANO 2 in the Green, Brown, Blue: What Did Nature Show You? challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 1st comment

That baby seal leather sure has gone up in price.

We get month old news about a phone with a factory run of 5... yet the "latest Products" is dead at Oct. 18, 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 9th comment
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liquid stereo: Can someone please point out some of the great features that the non-Apple smart phones possess or have brought to the market/user-space?

Cheers!

For me, the quad-core processing, larger 5" screen with true HD (1080p, only phone with it) of the Droid DNA was more than enough.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 18:31 UTC
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