RichardBalonglong

RichardBalonglong

Lives in Philippines Baguio City, Philippines
Works as a Photojournalist
Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1593 comments in total)
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carabas: Sorry, but that article means I'm removing DPr from my favorites...

Not because I'm a small format fan or whatever, but because I'm a photographer.

That article and for that matter Equivalence and Total Light make perfect sense from a Physics/Engineering point of view, but from a purely photographic perspective, which only relies on a simplified optics model (except of course for the actual design of the thing) it's utter nonsense, if only because it brings the sensitive surface noise characteristics into the equation.

So, between fairly useless (and usually very late) reviews and the fact that you made the last step from being a photography site to being a tech one, I no longer see any value in what DPr has to offer, there are thousands of other tech sites around, that wasn't what I came here for, I can read a spec sheet myself, thank you very much.

With that arrogant thoughts and logic in photography, no, you're not a photographer, you're just a guy with a camera who talks s**t.... Sorry... A photographer, especially the best and great photographer knows the value of those difference and understands how one can apply those differences to their photos in order to achieve their artistic visualizations...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Colorful but highly exaggerated title. The deepest men have ventured into the earth is around 2.4 miles which would be 0.00057 % to the center. It may be a while before someone claims that prize.

@ Valiant Thor: You must be fun at parties...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
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WSLam: How is that 3D-like zooming effect done?

You have to cut out the people (foreground) from the pictures to separate it from the background through layering (you have to either scale a bit the foreground or the background to cover up the cuts when animating) then animate separately both foreground and background to create a zooming effect.. These can be done using a software like the Adobe After Effects..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)
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SDPharm: I wish Pentax had made an EVF and made it tiltable like the Panasonic GX7. It just does not seem comfortable to hold such a big camera at eye level.

I believe that you should try it first personally before suggesting anything for it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)

Truly impressive camera! I like it!
This beast would be so easy to produce images for any large format prints...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 136th comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)
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Peter CS: Interesting series - please come to San Francisco too, where potholes abound... Also, how about filling the potholes after your done as a community service and positive, lasting effort!

There was a case long ago, and it was on Yahoo news, that there was a man (I forgot where, but in USA) who was fed up on potholes which are getting bigger and their government doesn't fix it, so he fixed it himself, but he ended up charged by the government... What a bunch of bull crap their government are...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)
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ffnikclif: A little glue & its all good. Isn't that what Factory Refurb is all about???

Duck Tape... Lots of duck tape...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)
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BobORama: I want to know HOW they cut them in half. I've done this on a small scale for metallurgical specimen preparation. Same thing just bigger?

They used the laser that almost killed James Bond.. XD

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)

There should also include a wallet cut in half... XD

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)

The compartments are very similar to my Clik Elite Reporter. I bought the Clik Elite Reporter for its very good compartments which also has a space for an iPad (I use it for bulk photo editing and story writing for newspaper), and has good straps...
Now, I'm looking for another bag that still has the same type or compartments for camera, lenses, and iPad but don't want too look like a camera bag. I want something that looks like a messenger bag or an ordinary school bag... This Tamrac is had it almost from what I'm looking for, but still screams "I'm a camera bag!"...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 8th comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: I think it would have been more interesting if someone demonstrated how someone used a chromebook in a professional workflow and talked about working around limitations and barriers. You can do this with any computer. My i7 laptop with 256GB SSD + 750GB HDD (in place of the DVD drive) and 16GB ram costed less than 1/2 of this under powered macbook air and accessories.

@Michael: Your laptop is great, it has all those goodies in much lower price. But the problem is the operating system, namely Windows. For the record of not being an Apple fanboy, I grew up using Windows, I've just switched to OSX last year.
Anyway, even if you have a great hardware, but when the Windows OS suddenly had issues, the performance of your computer drops down especially when it's infected with viruses.
What I like about Apple computers is their operating system, namely the OSX. The OSX is pretty impressive and runs flawlessly alongside with the hardware, plus it doesn't get infected by virus and you won't be needing too much time cleaning it, defraging, and optimizing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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RichardBalonglong: The new MacBook Air is a perfect computer for on-the-go photographer...
This is my project, earning to get one. I have a 14" Windows laptop, but it turns out it's heavy after carrying it after hours and hours from hiking and photographing. I was fed up with laptop, so I used an iPad 2 wifi+3g instead and using the FilterStorm Pro App. It's a very light set-up. But problem comes in when I have to store very large files of photos and/or have to process photos from RAW file, so that's why the new MacBook Air is a very good set-up...

What's the problem you've found? Is it a color correction problem? If so, you should use a color calibrator like the Spyder tool.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Depends what camera you are using. I note you do not say, but the photo above shows a D2X. If a D2X is enough OK, but you cannot work at speed with D800 files even using a Macbook Pro now. I HAVE tried-cant be done, sorry.
So possibly OK with 2005 technology.
Thats D2X, 5D, and if you pray hard, a 1Ds Mk II.

But not a D7100, or any 24MP machine, I fear and certainly not with a D800.
Yes, you can edit the files but they are big and it is very slow.

I believe that such product-pushing articles need to respect the reader enough to state not merely the equipment used, but the TIMIMGS with how much RAM and the rest.

That's a Nikon D3s, and the new MacBook Air can handle the latest full frame cameras.
I agree with in_saner, this article is not about product pushing, but it's about workflow pushing. This is a good article for on-the-go photographers like photojournalists or others who needs to process their photos on-location without carrying too much weight and not too bulky...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: I use Macs and PCs on a regular basis and it's a mystery to me how anyone could choose a Windows machine before a Mac. Salute to Steve Jobs!

I grew up using Windows, it's a great operating system and it has tons of uses. But when I've gotten me a Mac Mini, man the process is seamless and fast for my imaging works, and bye-bye to virus problems!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)

The new MacBook Air is a perfect computer for on-the-go photographer...
This is my project, earning to get one. I have a 14" Windows laptop, but it turns out it's heavy after carrying it after hours and hours from hiking and photographing. I was fed up with laptop, so I used an iPad 2 wifi+3g instead and using the FilterStorm Pro App. It's a very light set-up. But problem comes in when I have to store very large files of photos and/or have to process photos from RAW file, so that's why the new MacBook Air is a very good set-up...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Fine looking photos, but all unrealistic and should be considered as art photography.

Photography is not just emotional or artistic art, it should also include truth, honesty, and documentary, and be able to show the world we live in, sometimes in the most true way possible.

@ b craw: Oh, that's for the OP.. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 04:56 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)

I voted...
All images presented are great!
But... I suggest that there should be categories like Documentary, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Portrait, etc... When I was selecting and judging those beautiful images, I feel like I'm comparing with apples with oranges and with strawberries...
Great voting system, by the way... =)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:49 UTC as 24th comment
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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AmirhosainD90: As you can see, it's obvious that all of these shots are extremely manipulated. So this is CG challenge, not photography challenge!
I'm hero, if I could take a super shot by proper selection of subject, frame, exposure, speed, Angle, ... right on the scene and submit my shot SOOC. Everyone can sit behind his laptop and render an artificial design better than these by "3D Max", "Photoshop", "Corel", ... even without a camera.
At last, photographers should separate their ways from graphistes!

Extremely manipulated?? Not even one of the images presented are manipulated. The colors and contrasts were just enhanced, but not manipulated.
The way you talk about photography, it seems that you're just a guy with an camera and just use it for pixel-peeping.
I advise you to get out and capture photographs more often in the field and in good lighting situation, great subjects, and using skills in photography in actual shoot, and not just sitting in front of your computer and bashing others' images as if you're the master of photography...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 article (121 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: Fine looking photos, but all unrealistic and should be considered as art photography.

Photography is not just emotional or artistic art, it should also include truth, honesty, and documentary, and be able to show the world we live in, sometimes in the most true way possible.

What are you talking about? There are at least 13 images there about documentary and obviously are legit and not staged. There's one that's staged, and there's one candid.
All of those images are realistic and true, it happened that they are all captured in great lighting and moment...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I looked at the photographs I captured 10 years ago, seeing those photographs immediately reminds me of those days and reminded me we had lots of fun... Without those photographs I captured before, I have totally forgotten about those days...
Well... My experience contradicts the article...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 06:42 UTC as 21st comment
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