Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York and serve clients from around the country. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

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Goodbye battery life...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 04:27 UTC as 5th comment

Obviously, Apple is going to abandon Aperture any day now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 03:55 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
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108: Very nice but this EVF sticking out like that will be a source of trouble I'm afraid.

108 - "Now this is one stupid answer."
Why the rudeness? Tilting the EVF up will keep it from digging into or snagging on one's chest. Works for me with an LVF2 on a GX1. If you don't like it, don't do it. But, don't insult T3 just because you think his solution isn't for you. As for your EVF2 getting knocked off, that's specific to that particular product and has nothing to do with T3's solution. My LVF2 locks in place and never gets knocked off, tilted or not.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:23 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
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Fox Fisher: Why people are obsessed with sensor sizes? If you insist saying that APS-C is always better than m4/3 then Medium Format should be above all... Lets all go buy a medium format then.... as you can see comparing a camera with just a sensor size is irrational. It's all comes down to individual buyers taste and use and the end of the day.

Spec wise it's a great camera. It fills the boxes where Olympus E-P5 left empty. It will be painful to sell my beloved RX100 for this awesome camera with awesome lens selections.

"...the lenses have to be really good for it to stand up even remotely to FF or APSC."

Check this out:
http://admiringlight.com/blog/micro-43-vs-a-full-frame-legend/

Panasonic's 7-14, 14-45 and 45-200 are really good. From a GX1 with three Panny zooms I get resolution similar to my old Canon 1Ds2 with L zooms. In terms of high-ISO noise, DPR's studio test shots show the GX1 to be almost identical to Canon's 7D.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:40 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
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bb42: A jacket-able system camera with an EVF .. nice.
But the small size raises the question about the (smaller) lens quality again - Sonys 16-50 seems to outperform the Pana Vario PZ 14-42 in terms of IQ - and it even has more wideangle...

On a GX1, my Panasonic 7-14mm, 14-45mm & 45-200mm zooms produce image quality similar to my 17-40mm f4L and 70-200mm f4L. I tested them all by shooting 5 sheets of newspaper taped on a wall from 15' away with camera on a sturdy tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:32 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (188 comments in total)
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Guidenet: I see some folks talking about professional use as an event camera. I certainly doubt it. This is still a plastic entry level type, not a robust pro grade camera. At events, pros often machine gun off a load of image files that would need a guaranteed connection and that would be hard to guarantee. Furthermore, I don't know if the bandwidth would be there for the volume of images that may need to move.

I don't believe a professional would be willing to give away his/her tactile controls for a touch screen. I've seen too many touch screens fail at some point as well. I"m not sure how you could quickly bump exposure when shooting manual.

No, I just don't think this could serve in any real professional role.

As an event pro, I see no advantage and many disadvantages to a camera like this. I love my Panny M43s for travel & landscapes, but I can't imagine giving up my 1D3 & 1Ds3 for event work. When I'm in a hurry, the action is fast, and conditions are tough, there's no substitute.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 07:31 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (188 comments in total)

First thing I did in setting up my Panasonic M43s was to disable the touch screens and program the buttons so I could make all important adjustments with my eye to the viewfinder. Touch screens just slow me down. GPS geotagging would be nice to have, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 07:23 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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d3xmeister: I use Aperture. But more importantly, Chase Jarvis, David Bergman and other succesful photographers use Aperture.

From a detail and noise reduction standpoint Aperture cannot compete with Lighroom. What I like about Aperture is that RAW conversion are A LOT closer that what I want them to be, so my work on them is about 20% than in Lighroom. More time to shoot or spend with the family.

Thatcannonguy,

I totally disagree. You must be thinking of Instagram. I have great success using Aperture with a calibrated NEC PA271 display and Epson Stylus Pro 4000 large format printer to make prints for exhibition and sale. It would seem that either you haven't used Aperture or you haven't understood it correctly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 05:32 UTC

In another cost-saving move, the Sun-Times' entire janitorial staff was let go, and the C suite will receive training in germ abatement, spill recovery, and dust relocation using iMops.

Oops, sorry, got that one backwards. The C suite was let go, and the janitorial staff are being trained in CYA, golfing, and phone tag strategies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 18:43 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Here's a silver lining. All those silver-spoon photo school interns who've been depressing professional photojournalists' wages by working for free at newspapers for years will realize that there's no paid gig at the end of that rainbow and quit donating their labor.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 03:23 UTC as 54th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

"Last year we actually cut the price of Lightroom in half in order to open it up to a broader market of photographers."

Riiiiiiiiight. After Apple dropped the price of Aperture to $80.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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Darrell500: I for one am excited about the possibility of someone else filling the void left by Photoshop. I currently use CS6 and Lightroom 4 but will discontinue use of lightroom as there are currently a couple different options to fill that void. As for CS6 I'll use it untill there is a replacement from another vendor, I will then migrate to the new vendor. Interesting Microsoft has been itching to get in on Adobe's action maybe now is there chance

So long Adobe don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!!

MS had their chance when they bought the excellent iView and rebadged it Expression Media. First they introduced bugs, then they let it languish, and finally they sold it. I wouldn't be too sanguine about MS doing anything significant in the digital imaging space.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Since many photographers (not graphics artists who heavily modify their images and still call it photography) don't use most of Photoshop, why not split Photoshop into a full version and a stripped down version with the features that most photographers only need.

I personally only use a handful of Photoshop features - I could use LR, but I absolutely detest the workflow that I'm forced to use - and would love to have a perpetual license version of Photoshop for Photographers option. Leave the CC version on subscription for those who need full PS capabilities and the latest and greatest feature releases.

MrMojo,
Point taken. Since I do all my global adjustments and many selective ones in Aperture non-destructively from RAW, I suppose 16-bit in the last step isn't really necessary. And, Elements+ looks pretty great. But, now that you've persuaded me that 16-bit isn't necessary, I'm not as chagrinned to discover that Pixelmator is 8-bit only ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:47 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Since many photographers (not graphics artists who heavily modify their images and still call it photography) don't use most of Photoshop, why not split Photoshop into a full version and a stripped down version with the features that most photographers only need.

I personally only use a handful of Photoshop features - I could use LR, but I absolutely detest the workflow that I'm forced to use - and would love to have a perpetual license version of Photoshop for Photographers option. Leave the CC version on subscription for those who need full PS capabilities and the latest and greatest feature releases.

Except that they also stripped out 16-bit support from important tools, which makes it a hobbyist's toy.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Aperture + Pixelmator

Total cost = $95

I think we may thank Adobe eventually for weaning us off Photoshop, which is, let's face it, a lousy tool for photographers. It was always intended for designers and illustrators. In a workflow built around LR or Aperture, a streamlined and photo-focused pixel editor like Pixelmator is already a great alternative and could be a complete replacement with the addition of content-aware fill, recordable actions, and plugin support. Glad to see a Paint Selection Tool (i.e. Quick Selection Tool) coming soon in a free update.

Pixelmator's blog post of March 20, 2013, reports that OS X 10.8.3 has resolved the graphics driver issue. I don't have an Nvidia graphics chip, so can't confirm. I can say that Pixelmator works perfectly on my 2012 13" MBP.

As for Photoshop being the "premier image editing tool", that may be so, but the interface is dreadful, the ongoing interface changes over the years have made adapting to new versions a chore, and the app contains a ton of tools that are irrelevant to my workflow. I'm very happy to have Pixelmator as an affordable alternative that provides most of the tools I need with free updates and none of Adobe's new lock-in shenanigans. Just a few new features would make Pixelmator a complete PS replacement for me. These are recordable actions, content-aware fill, and plugin support. I do most of my retouching in Aperture, and only occasionally need a pixel editor for removing elements and stripping backgrounds.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 15:43 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)
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AZBlue: What a fluff piece, DPR? You ask a question, get a non-answer, and don't press the guy for an answer? When you ask how do they justify the price increase, they say they cut the price in half. Obviously you have different information than they do - why didn't you explore that further? Why do you just ask a question and accept a less than satisfying answer?

This is a completely ridiculous article that doesn't put anyone's mind at east. Photographers prefer Lightroom to CC? FAQs ask why do you need Photoshop? Are you kidding me? So DPR's solution is to give Adobe PR another avenue to spout off while the FAQs push people towards Lightroom and talks them out of wanting Photoshop. Sounds like an agenda to me.

or Aperture.

You've heard of it, right? Aperture? You know, the DAM & non-destructive RAW total workflow tool that came BEFORE Lightroom? The one that revolutionized photo workflows? Ring a bell?

How come you NEVER mention it? 'Cause it's not made by Adobe?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

Aperture + Pixelmator

Total cost = $95

I think we may thank Adobe eventually for weaning us off Photoshop, which is, let's face it, a lousy tool for photographers. It was always intended for designers and illustrators. In a workflow built around LR or Aperture, a streamlined and photo-focused pixel editor like Pixelmator is already a great alternative and could be a complete replacement with the addition of content-aware fill, recordable actions, and plugin support. Glad to see a Paint Selection Tool (i.e. Quick Selection Tool) coming soon in a free update.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 420th comment | 3 replies
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michael offner: They release this information less than two months before this "policy" goes into effect. Therefore, people who bought CS6 with considerations for discounts for future upgrades got faked out. That's not treating customers fairly. Adobe absolutely should have given a one year notice before implementing this policy, NOT 2 months!!

Google is basically giving away professional software with their NIK plugins. So here we have a company saying, "We bought NIK, they were successful selling their product suite at $500.00, however, let's try to give it away via an unrestrictive upgrade policy or sell it for 1/3 the price", and then we have another company saying "How can we charge more and create captives".....

The Adobe brand has been badly tarnished. Excitement over their products really will be diminished because of this in my opinion.

"They had no legal obligation to do this. Why do you people think these large corporations care?"

Apparently, they don't, and that's the point.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:22 UTC

"The cost of licensing just Photoshop CC over 18 months (the typical life-span of a version of Photoshop), is similar to the existing version-to-version upgrade prices, if you commit to a 24-month contract."

Huh? $20/month for 18 months = $360. Wasn't the CS6 upgrade price was $249? For the PS user who skipped every other version, this is a major price increase. Boo, hiss.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:49 UTC as 310th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta news story (208 comments in total)

Still modal after all these years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:04 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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