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AD in KC: Why are we so instantly enamored with photographers who are dead? How many living, breathing artists are out there who can't get a gallery to return their calls?

I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
On photo Feeding the Fledglings in the From Little Things, Big Things Grow challenge (3 comments in total)

I [deservedly] complemented your competition before I saw this. I'm glad I did, as I might not have praised them appropriately.

This is beautiful. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Gymnastics in Havana in the Street Life! challenge (4 comments in total)

Beans better than the Leica shortlist for Oskar Barnack award.

I'm being a bit of a wise guy, but this really is better. It has a legitimacy to it that those finalist don't.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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Hugo808: Can we still shoot them down if they fly over private property?

cjcampbell, you'll note I agree about shooting. I'm only willing to swing a garden rake.

As far as my expectation of privacy, you are correct about the street. That's what privacy fences and trees are for. You are incorrect about the air. Airspace doesn't become public until you are 500 feet up. Even then, it's reasonable to expect privacy, because privacy laws often (not always) limit to a "normal" view (from 500 feet or higher). As long as you've a 50mm or wider lens, don't use digital zoom, and don't pixel peep, you're OK. Change that and the view isn't "normal". Same goes for photos from the street.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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Hugo808: Can we still shoot them down if they fly over private property?

According to the Fourth Amendment, I have a "reasonable expectation of privacy". It's perfectly reasonable if I'm in my back yard, with no buildings near, and privacy fences (I have all of these things) to expect privacy. Someone photographing my backyard with a drone (or satellite) violates that expectation, hence violates the Fourth Amendment.

Does that justify me shooting the drone (or satellite) down? Probably not. Can the person be charged with violating the Fourth Amendment? Probably.

My claim has always been that if I cant hit it with garden rake, it's going down!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
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steelhead3: Lots of self aware Euro style pictures...they really need to broaden their cultural outlook

My issue is that they all looked like they could have been taken by the same photographer. The lack of variety in the winners makes me question the judging.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:02 UTC
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biza43: Two things come out of this:
1. The high quality of the photos and portfolios submitted;
2. The ignorance, envy, and shallowness of some of the commenters.

Most of the comments are positive. Are those the ignorant ones or are you reserving that term for the few that don't happen to share your views?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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brn: 100,000X thinner is mathematically impossible.

This is probably why neither the video nor the linked article made such a claim.

100,000x thinner does not equal 1/100,000 the thickness. The only multiplier that can be used with thinner is <1, unless you violate the laws of physics. In this case 0.99999 times thinner would be appropriate.
Also explained here:

Please point out where in the video or in the linked (, not the DPReview) article the term "100,000x thinner" is used. I looked again (I'm wrong sometimes) and couldn't locate it in either.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:38 UTC

100,000X thinner is mathematically impossible.

This is probably why neither the video nor the linked article made such a claim.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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The Sage Knows: Oh No!
So sorry to hear of his passing.
As much as I disagreed with many of his assertions, I still learned much from the Luminous Landscape website.
It is definitely a higher level photography site.

Agreed. I sometimes thought he was off base, but that didn't sway my respect for the man. His ability to learn and desire share his talents never stopped.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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Mark Banas: You know, Time's #1 gadget of all time also has a camera built in... just sayin' (to quote Mike J.)

Sorry Canon fanboys, but the TI SR-51 was a more influential calculator. It brought computing to the palm of your hand.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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Just Ed: Sounds good to me. The iPhone should be #3 imo.

As someone who's not young, I'm pretty darn tired of calling someone young (or a millennial) , being considered an insult. Does ripping on someone because of their age really make you somehow more mature?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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ebbo: Kodak yes, Polaroid no.
For the man in the street Polaroid was small fuzzy picture on strange boarderd card, mostly used for personal pictures.

Putting a portable darkroom in the hand of a consumer, at an affordable price, is influential. It doesn't matter how fuzzy.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
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simpleshot: This is too U.S.-centric.
Ask any Asian, and they will tell you that the Karaoke is the most influential gadget ever.

So the issue is that it's not necessarily Asian centric?

Personally, I'm taken aback that the Sony Trinitron made #2. Sony didn't even know how to build a color TV until RCA showed them.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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windmillgolfer: What lens is in front of the sensor?

I don't know why you're asking about the lens. All that matters is it has more megapixels!

I kid.

If one can believe the Raspberry Pi forums, it's a Sony f=3.04 mm, f/2.0, View: 62.2 x 48.8 degrees

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (156 comments in total)

Why did Google buy Nik again? It sure doesn't seem to be the business they're interested in.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 10th comment
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (156 comments in total)
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Chuck Mason: FastStone Image Viewer has the best digital photo editing tools this side of PhotoShop.

I like and use FastStone too, but I sure wouldn't go that far.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:25 UTC

" shipping is estimated to start 10 to 12 weeks after ordering"

I'm tired of this new world where we're supposed to purchase a non-existent product and hope we eventually get something that will ultimately disappoint us.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (45 comments in total)

Most are quite good. I am confused as to why the aspect ratio on all of the landscape shots seems to be off. Is it just me or is DPRview messing with the aspect ratio (I can't imagine it's multiple photographers)?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article PIX 2015: A conversation with Devin Allen (18 comments in total)

Maybe I'm the only one willing to say this, but I don't find the photos that special. They're pictures of opportunity (kudos on that part), but the photos themselves aren't that good. I see no technique other than going through a lot of photos, cropping them and then doing a B&W conversion.

For me, the only photo of interest is the standoff between the rioters and law enforcement. Not because of technique, but because of the situation.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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