SAERIN

SAERIN

Lives in United States United States
Works as a A Retied Pro Photojournalist.
Joined on Dec 14, 2009
About me:

Ten years with AP as a photographer and editor. Then forty years as a film and video journalist for NBC news affiliate KRON-TV in S.F., CA.

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On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (170 comments in total)

OMG!

Be gone: Photoshop and LightRoom has no revelance in photo journalist images.

Many photographers lost their jobs because of the above.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 02:22 UTC as 71st comment

Spooky.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 06:34 UTC as 12th comment
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GaryJP: DPReview users trash one of the world's greatest war photographers. Excuse me while I laugh.

You so right.

Not many Pro's linger on this site.

It's about gear.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
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jsandjs: Only experienced photographer got good shot when he put his camera above his head.

I do at some times --- it's a "Hail Mary' grab.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:50 UTC
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fad: I don't think it matters much whether this photo was faked.

Why? What makes this photo memorable is not its documentary quality, but that it captures the idea of war in general, and of this war in this place and time in particular. No one cares, outside of the photo, who the subject was. And no one is using it for forensic purposes.

The Iliad is still the supreme poem of war, even if there never were an Achilles, or a Hector, or a Priam or a Helen. Why? It captures the idea of war in all its complexity, its glory and its horror. An inferior poem that was historically accurate would not be as great.

Many of the great street photos we admire were faked. But they have artistic truth.

Now if Muybridge faked his horses or George Roger has created a fake death camp, that would be a different matter. But here the reality of what happened does not matter.

"Many of the great street photos we admire were faked. But they have artistic truth."

Name them. Post them. If you do state the citation.

What is artistic truth. A fact or opinion.

Opinions exceed mores than facts.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:47 UTC
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RichRMA: You photograph enough people in battle zones getting shot and shooting, you are bound to capture one happening at the time it happens. Armchair critics aren't too far off from the people who analyzed shadows in Moon landings, pronouncing the landings as false.

My God.

Capa's camera above is head.

How can one have good composition shooting like he did.

Not centered. Why do some camera folks think the image must be centered.

The negative space the to right makes this image.

The rife butt is out of frame --- his feet are missing. I seen some of you images. Seems you like feet.

"My God" again. This image was taken in a War Zone in the heat of a battle.

With do respect, I think you do not have any editorial photography experience.

I had nearly 60 years. Now retired. I always have a camera with me to snapped visual moments that excite my brain.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:22 UTC
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

I still have my SP 1,F-1, F-4 and F-5 film cameras.

I'm dating myself.

All of them are still above par to all my digital cameras which I purchased. With the exception of Ricoh GRV.

They have a life spam of 5 -6 life years and, the repair cost is grossly costly. Have a Leica digital
camera. How must will it cost you for a repair.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:17 UTC as 89th comment

Just read the specs -- the OVF is tunnel perhaps like my G-11 at 70%.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:26 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies

What about the OVF. Is it a 100% view of the LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:01 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama article (48 comments in total)

Sharp is sharp, no doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 05:39 UTC as 14th comment
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama article (48 comments in total)
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leschnyhan: These are great. I spent hours zooming and panning when the London one was published. Now I guess I'll get familiar with Tokyo.

Do it. You will not regret it.

When I first visited Tokyo, Japan in the 1950's en route to Korea. I was overwhelmed by their culture.

On my return to the states I coined a phrase: " Tokyo is to men what Disneyland is to children."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 04:07 UTC
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama article (48 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Impressive - from afar. However, God forbid I ever had to live in such a nightmare hive.

Don't knock if you if you never visited Tokyo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 03:43 UTC
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama article (48 comments in total)
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Mike921: Heck of a project. Worst place I've ever lived though....

Why was that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 03:37 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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Dotes: Welcome to the club.
I don't even own a DSLR anymore.

Me too. But I still shoot film with my Nikon F5 SLR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:36 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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parallaxproblem: Strange... I alway tried to buy cameras based on portability but this never seemed to be a priority for DPReview until now

The tiny Canon Ixus I with a nice fixed 40mm lens and pretty decent IQ never got a particularly enthusaistic write-up from DPReivew when it was released nearly 10 years ago

For years DPReivew pushed the bigger, bulkier DSLRs from Canon and Nikon over the smaller DSLR models from Pentax - never once mentioning the benefits of smaller bodies and smaller, lighter lenses which the Pentax system offered

The same DPReview then gave (and continues to give) a very unenthusiastic welcome to the compact APS-C sensored NEX range from Sony when it was released...

Now the X100s has got the DPReview editor all excited and we are all supposed to suddenly be buying smaller cameras, though I'm a bit stumped as to why as although the camera has beautifully retro-stying the sample images posted in the recent review are frankly unexceptional

Better late than never, I guess...

You nailed it --- a new leaf is turning,

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:25 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: 4 Reasons why I love my DSLR:

1. It feels great in the hand, with big easy-to-access dials and switches - not like a small, precision toy. Smaller cameras can be fiddly.

2. I love an optical viewfinder! And it's great to be able to compose when the camera is powered off.

3. They are the Swiss Army Knives of photography. Want to go light? A couple of small primes (maybe even one) and you're good to go. At other times, you need a big, powerful, fast lens that can produce an image that no small camera can hope to match - the same camera does the job.

4. It's only heavy if you want it to be! A DSLR and a couple of small primes can fit easily into a small bag (which you need for any non-pocketable camera system anyway).

Choice is good, and those that prefer smaller cameras are welcome to them. But one size does NOT fit all!

Please define "serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:19 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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Stefan M: Know what you mean but don't like your reasoning.
I care for size and IQ. Everything else is not related to compact, DSLR or ICL.

I care for the content of the image; regardless of the camera used.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:04 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: On the other hand, I can't imagine going even to a grocery shop without my D3 and 70-200 lens attached on. Flashgun in my pocket too.

When something is going on, my D3 already steadily fires perfectly focused photos at 10 fps, while grandpas around me still wobble with their X100s digging thru menus, and mums interrupting important phone calls and Facebook chat and waving at the scene with iPhones randomly, forever waiting for picture to stabilise.

If someone wants to mug me, the kit becomes a serious weapon too, and flash can blind up to 12 attackers for more than 20 seconds — enough for me to tie them up and call the police.

DSLR — Protects the dignity of picture making, and of your life

The bad guy with a gun pointing at you "Give your camera" may cause you to soil your pants before you can fire off 10 fps.

If you are fast enough before he triggers and take him down, How will you tie him up? With your D3 camera strap?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:57 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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FernandoMM: Good article. However, the main problem I find with compact cameras is they are slow and noisy (at least the two Canon I have) for night shots. So, I have to use my DSLR for that. I would like to have one fast compact, but don't know what to buy.

Ricoh GR V

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:31 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: This article is meant to get attention..nothing more...sooo you've succeeded, this time. I believe that this article is short-sighted and irresponsible. You keep shooting with whatever you please..and I will continue to shoot with my 85 1.2L and 5DmkIII and amuse myself at the end of each day with a glass of rum, my images on my 27" iMac...and the ramblings of another so-called "photographer" that for some reason thinks that his opinion matters...all of these crummy little Pen Cameras and Mirror-less this and that cameras are meant to draw people away from Cellphones...Amen

Show some of your 85 1.2L and 5DmkIII images in your gallery.
There is lots of space for it because it's empty.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 05:18 UTC
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