brn

brn

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Mar 10, 2003

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When it comes to lighting, I've a lot of respect for Joe McNally. However, I really didn't need all those close shots of his face! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography news story (28 comments in total)

There is nothing particularly good about that photo. The composition is poor. Without the story, it severely lacks emotion. It actually seems to take away from the story.
Apparently, Pulitzer doesn't mean a whole lot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:19 UTC as 8th comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK news story (158 comments in total)

I like it, but it's a niche product.

A lens cap tether doesn't look as good, but it's more effective and can be had for $2.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 69th comment
On Flashpoint 180 Monolight Review article (35 comments in total)
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Infared: I say go with this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMDV-Speed-Light-PS-360-Bare-Bulb-Flash-aka-Godox-Wistro-AD-360-PB960-Battery-/321311581242?pt=Digital_Camera_Flashes&hash=item4acfa9a43a

or this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/By-UPS-Godox-WITSTRO-AD-180-Flash-Light-Speedlite-w-PB960-Black-Battery-Pack-/261181051986?pt=Digital_Camera_Flashes&hash=item3ccf9a9452

You are TOTALLY portable with lots of power and fast recycle!!!!!!

and a lot more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
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Rage Joe: Boring, lifeless pictures. Sorry.

The bottles against a white background tell no story. They're more documentation photos than anything else.

Even ONE of these in it's found environment would be more impactful than a all these portraits put together.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 15:14 UTC

I know people are upset about U-Point. So am I. I can kind of understand they've a licensing issue.

What puzzles me more is the lack of any localized edits. If there's a blemish, I don't see how to remove it. I don't even see red-eye removal.

The price is right and it is a respectable replacement for View NX2, but it has a long way to go to be a replacement for Capture NX2. I'll keep running Capture NX2 for now, but when it becomes too dated, I'm not sure what I'll resort to. I'd like to avoid Adobe, but we'll see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:54 UTC as 39th comment
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (96 comments in total)
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Jun2: buy a camera with wifi

If buying new, yes. I'm not replacing my perfectly good D7000 just to get Wifi, when a sub $100 SD card will give me this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2014 at 03:24 UTC

It sure would be nice if Nikon could release a minor update of a product without a lot of people bashing them.

I don't know why the naysayers are so bloody vocal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Mr Fartleberry: NX 2 = LOL
Like using System 7.5 on a Mac.

Looking at your posting history, you're a very negative person. I hope you get better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego news story (123 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: A lovely bit of fun, but I hope this isn't being taken seriously as an 'artistic' project

I'd say even fewer people would consider the peanut butter floor to be art. I took at look at your link and felt sorry for the poor person that has to clean it up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
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brn: To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.

My critics missed my first sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:29 UTC
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KariIceland: Okay for all the nay sayers here: Are you guys INSANE?!
Also if you don't like it, go and make a BETTER one, put up or shut up.

Opinions are OK, yours included. They don't all have to be positive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:57 UTC

To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses news story (219 comments in total)

Unlike many posting here, I don't hate HDR. However, in these "photos" it's abused. Looks like something you'd see in a video game.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)
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Will Edwards: It's not in my camera bag, but if in the city in the middle of the night or for sunrise shots, I carry a 9mm, and I know how to use it. If out in the woods, it's a 45mm. And I am not talking about camera lens.

Or at least not where the heck Will lives.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (352 comments in total)
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angrywhtman: Why no mention of Capture NX2?

MarkInSF,

View NX2 is the (Nikon specific) Lightroom competitor. Capture NX2 is much more than a Raw converter. It's much more capable than Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 02:34 UTC
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GPW: Nikon can spend all this time and money on a web site, but not on a D300/S replacement, A.K.A D400???

Hugo, I find the output from the D90 to be of higher quality than that of the D7000.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:30 UTC
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GPW: Nikon can spend all this time and money on a web site, but not on a D300/S replacement, A.K.A D400???

How about a D90 replacement? I still recommend used D90's to people, as there's not an adequate replacement for price vs photo quality. Anything else in the Nikon lineup sacrifices too much or is at a much higher price point.

At the same time, I'm thinking of signing up for Nikon Image Space. Good for Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 01:04 UTC
On The Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 news story (147 comments in total)
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coudet: Typical - 80% of the pictures show human suffering.

ozturert, I assume you're referring to the photo of Li Wei.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 16:47 UTC
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Operator: Why does the iOS version support so much more features than the Android version?

iOS:
Timelapse Mode
TimeWarp™ Mode
Sound sensor Mode
Shock & Vibration sensor Mode
Metal & magnetism sensor Mode
Facial recognition Mode
LE HDR Mode
LE HDR Timelapse Mode
DistanceLapse™ Mode
Motion detection Mode
Cable Release Mode
Star trail Mode
Bulb Ramping Timelapse
Wi-Fi Slave Mode
Wi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap Mobile
Sunset & Sunrise Calculator
Lag-o-Meter

Android:
Timelapse Mode
TimeWarp™ Mode
LE HDR Mode
LE HDR Timelapse Mode
DistanceLapse™ Mode)
Cable Release mode
Star trail Mode
Bulb Ramping Timelapse
Wi-Fi Slave Mode
Wi-Fi Master Mode (trigger other devices running Triggertrap Mobile
Sunset & Sunrise Calculator

Will the Android Version always be crippled or will we become a update?

Regards
Miro

Hoping JWest is correct. I don't see any iphone feature that the android shouldn't be able to handle just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 04:05 UTC
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