Pixel Peter

Pixel Peter

Lives in Netherlands Hillegom, Netherlands
Works as a retired
Has a website at www.hdrfotos.nl
Joined on Oct 15, 2005
About me:

I use a NIKON D300s with a Sigma 8-16 mm f4.5-5.6, a Nikkor 35 mm f 1.8, a Nikkor 18-200 mm VR f3.5 - 5.6. Also a Panasonic G3 with 4 lenses and a Canon S95. Since 2 years I also use a Nokia 808 PureView and sonce 8 months a Nokia Lumia 1020.
I've taken pictures all my life. Starting in Amsterdam when I was 16 . Street photography was, and still is, my passion. In 'galleries' you will find a link to my first Amsterdam street pictures. Black and White of course. A link on this homepage shows my present 'addiction': HDR photography. I like to tonemap HDR in an extreme way. I realize many photographers may no longer consider them 'photos' but I don't mind. For me photographic realism is not my primary aim. My goal is to express the 'soul' of a scene. And that's what I try to do with my tonemapping. From now on I call my pictures 'scenes'. Classic HDR photos tend to be rather static because moving objects in classic HDR are a problem. My recent HDR 'scenes' often include people to intensify their emotional appeal. For me this is an extra challenge.
I love Digital imaging as 'magic art'

Comments

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On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)
In reply to:

joe6pack: How about taping a smartphone with image stabilization to a cheap drone? You get to see the video feed (with delays) and at least the stills could be better?

See: http://pureviewclub.com/2014/23967

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)

I found my own solution to make High Quality pictures with a drone and not spending too much. How I did it? go to: http://pureviewclub.com/2014/23967
And to see the results go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpeter/sets/72157644776353207/show

Peter Meijs
PixelPeter

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)
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bigley Ling: based on what I can see from the crops, the out of camera JPG is superior to ACR converted raw with noise reduction. ACR without noise reduction is sharper and has more details than out of camera JPG but then the result seems rather noisy.

Be aware that the 1020's ISO 1600 may be close to ISO 400 on comparable cameras.

I have allready pretty much experience with developing 1020 DNG pictures. I agree in general with the conclusions of this review but like to remark that in ACR you can pull out details from the highlights when you capture your shots at minus 0.7 stop. Of course you should be carefull not to crank up the shadows too much in ACR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 15:58 UTC
On Sample gallery: Nokia Lumia 1020 post (74 comments in total)

It's obvious Nokia had to compromise between good IQ and size of the camera. Yhe question is wether the artifacts we see on the screen are visible on large prints. Perhaps the print quality will be
ok. I think from a marketing point of view and an engineering point of view Nokia took the right decisions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 21:01 UTC as 25th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (354 comments in total)

I am using the Nokia 808 PureView for some weeks now and I am still impressed by its image quality. This phonecam gives me a lot of fun and I appreciate dp's review. I agree with most of dp's conclusions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 00:00 UTC as 131st comment
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)

I got that phone last week. Very happy with the picture quality. Have a lot to learn. Very good DPREVIEW is testing this amazing smartcamera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 60th comment
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)
In reply to:

tiberiousgracchus: Great quality visually and the sound is good perhaps a little muffled. The vocals cant be heard well at all. For a phone its very good imo

In the same cluster of video's you find another 808 video:
The Animals & Friends - Don't let me be misunderstood.
Vocals, piano and ambient sound much better there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:33 UTC

There are allready hundreds and hundreds impressive pictures on the internet made by the Nokia 808. This is a serious camera in it's domain and it deserves a full review here at dp.review. I am confident dp.review will do so.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 14:58 UTC as 46th comment

I completely agree with John Omvik.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 20:41 UTC as 160th comment
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