photo_rb

photo_rb

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Feb 7, 2007

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On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (137 comments in total)
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bgbs: I'm waiting for the day to come when our Speed Lights could be like mini-drones (or like little humming birds) that could stand still in mid air without a stand. Via algorithms they could quickly reposition themselves to enable you to take different shots. And be able to follow the subject on their own...etc.

Best comment here!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 06:00 UTC

I like it! I also love reading the armchair photographers out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 03:38 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (422 comments in total)
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nyer82: I saw this one coming a long time ago. Just look at what happened with Final Cut Pro. Eventually that'll probably completely fold into some newer itunes Moviemaker app.

I'm guessing Apple perhaps wants to concentrate on their OS, mobile products, and not be also in charge of much standalone software.

Apple really did a mis-step with Final Cut Pro but it is slowly making it's way back into the hearts of many professional editors. In the end, the drastic changes may have made it into a much more user friendly (and productive!) app.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:18 UTC
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Prairie Pal: A huge amount of human resources and money are being spent on technology that is taking the human race completely towards the wrong direction.

Yeah they said that about the Gutenberg press too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
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tkbslc: So it's apparent Adobe has alienated the 50+ crowd. Hopefully the $10/mo plan will attract enough young people to make up for it.

Where do you get the idea the 50+ crowd is alienated? It's the fogies who remember having to work with film and how much easier it is now to make the final product match their imagination.
Speaking of price, years ago professionals lined up to buy imaging software costing $4000 and up to use on computers that were ten times slower than today's iPads...$10 a month for the power now available would have been an impossible dream.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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Petrogel: This is not a 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners but the ….2014 photo post editing contest !!!!!
Congrats iphone not a single unedited photo

Photographers will always want to make their shots "better" and in the old days we dodged and burned under the enlarger and frantically rubbed our photos to create heat while the image was appearing in the developer tray. I have a feeling many would consider that creative and using digital tools nowadays to be cheating.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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Petrogel: This is not a 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners but the ….2014 photo post editing contest !!!!!
Congrats iphone not a single unedited photo

It it were 80 years ago there likely wouldn't be a single image without burning and dodging.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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G3User: The demise of photography continues. First, we are told the camera doesn't matter. Now a contest based on what camera you used. What a joke. Some are way over processed to try to achieve a look you would get with a real camera. Paid photography's decline continues also, people are going to see what you can do on a phone and say "maybe I don't need to hire someone for my daughters wedding". All these seminars preach "you can have a career in photography". They say that because they want you to pay for more seminars and more gear. But, there are hardly any paid photo jobs anymore. Professional photography, RIP.

I wonder if you would have the same complaint if it was a "Diana-only" photography awards.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
On New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 post (67 comments in total)
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tomatoketchup: Excellent... more tyros holding their gigantic pads out at arms length will now be able to swing their monstrosities from left to right, looking even more like complete tools.

They may look like tools to you but the iPad's large screen has some benefit for photography, especially for people with bad eyesight.
Poor Ansel Adams was a huge tool with that monstrous 8x10 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 13:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (58 comments in total)

Any of these available in RAW?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Lots of people on DPReview, so few photographers...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 35th comment

Surprising how many people think that somehow they lose the ability to use Photoshop or other Adobe apps when this happens. I wasn't able to access "SendNow" but there are other options.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 37th comment
On Massive 3,000 square foot pinhole photo on display article (34 comments in total)

Great project and great image! Take that computer nerds! :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Ha Ha, practical or not, a few people actually make stuff but the great majority just criticize on the internet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 11th comment
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Paul Guba: Great photographer I respect her work. I have been lucky to meet some great photographers through work and education. Irving Penn, Karsh, Avedon, George Tice, etc. most of my heroes. Mary Ellen Mark was the only one I can say I would never want to meet again.

Interesting observation. I know someone who went to one of her workshops and had a similar comment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 19:41 UTC

I think Kickstarter is becoming less of a funding method and more of a "test the market" option.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 5th comment
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)
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Wally626: Apple also introduced the two color flash, which I hope could be translated to larger camera flashes at some point. Being able to match the room color temperature does make for nice images. It can be done today using the correct gels over the flash but is a much slower process then an automatic flash system that can change color by using a ratio of the power from different color lamps.

So will this be followed by a four camera system with one camera for each color plus B&W?

I understand how a two color flash works...what's the color-shifting technology behind a single color flash?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
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Nukunukoo: 10-bit 4.4.4 on the GH4?

http://www.eoshd.com/content/12140/discovery-4k-8bit-420-panasonic-gh4-converts-1080p-10bit-444

Of course the question is that does that actually translate to a better DR... Or will it turn out to be the same DR but encapsulated in a 4.4.4 latitude?

It used to be there were no stupid questions. I liked that era.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 21:29 UTC

I often read comments on computer forums on how Apple is ripping off developers by taking 30%. Those commenters should take a walk in the world of stock photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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photo_rb: Thanks for doing up this review, I have been very interested in this camera. But I wish you had done two separate reviews and included one for professionals who would never set the camera to record in JPEG mode. It is frustrating reading this review and seeing all the references to image quality issues.

Thanks guys for defending me against that bully DaddyO.... kidding...
I suppose my comment could have been construed as "All professionals never use JPEG" or "Some professionals never use JPEG." I meant the latter.
Myself I don't use it and if I was asked by a client to provide JPEGs quickly, I would bring a laptop and simply output them using Lightroom or Capture One.
But I really don't want to see two reviews. It was just a dig about all the quality references I ran across reading the review, which I tried to ignore but wouldn't be surprised if they had a subconscious effect. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
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