phototransformations

phototransformations

Lives in United States Danvers, MA, United States
Joined on Aug 20, 2008

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On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

Although it's true art is subjective, the stuff that survives for more than a few years seems to be what manages to satisfy on a deeper level than what's either briefly popular or never noticed. Lately I've been posting a series of images I call Flower Mandalas on Instagram to see how they are received. These images are a superset of ones I submitted for a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. One year, I got a form rejection letter. Two years later, submitting others from the same series (as well as 2 that still qualified as recent enough), I won the grant. On Instagram, the same images I'm able to license repeatedly also get the most "likes," though it's hard for me to see them as significantly better than the less popular ones. Still, they must have a little of that mysterious artistic quality that the others lack. Hard to name it, at least for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

Keep clickin'.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
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tkbslc: f6.6? I guess it's good for outdoors in the afternoon.

@BarnET: Your original message stated: "You can't something worthwhile in your shirtpocket. Except for casual snaps that is. And in that case any half decent smartphone will beat this due to a much brighter lens."

The Galaxy 7 is hardly "any half decent smartphone." Undoubtedly it and its peers will do better in low light than the Canon for wide-angle shots. 26mm equivalent is the focal length of the Galaxy 7's lens. How will these images look if you crop in to simulate a 600mm equivalent focal length compared to the Canon's optical 600mm equivalent? As you say, just simple physics, optical telephoto vs digital "telephoto."

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
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tkbslc: f6.6? I guess it's good for outdoors in the afternoon.

Henrik Herranen: Contrary to popular belief, apparently someone CAN be that clueless.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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tkbslc: f6.6? I guess it's good for outdoors in the afternoon.

Oops!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
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tkbslc: f6.6? I guess it's good for outdoors in the afternoon.

At wide angle (which is all you get with a smartphone), this lens is only about a half stop slower than the typical f/2.8 smartphone lens. So no, the phone won't beat the camera by much at wide angle, and it won't come close at telephoto, which is the major attraction of small superzooms.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)
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Cal22: The LX100 aims at people who want an all-in-one solution. And the camera has a lot to like. I like especially the full manual control with control dials on the top plate for your right hand and a ring at the lens' mount for your left. And the camera body is big enough to making it not fiddly.

What I don't like: The camera has no tilting rear screen and no tilting EVF either. How to shoot from ground level? And a bundled flash should come up with more options than a built-in flash can provide; whether Panasonic will deliver in this respect, we may doubt until now.

The lens' zoom range is a little limited. Let's hope the image quality lives up to the name Leica!

The other benefit to a screen that tilts down is for candid shots where you don't want it to be obvious you are taking someone's picture. The camera-to-eye and the camera-held-out poses signal "I'm taking your picture now," which is not always the effect I want when photographing people. I find my FZ200 is more discrete than my LX7, though it's a much larger camera, because it has this feature.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

I wonder if it was there, at the bottom of the article, yesterday. Hard to believe I would have missed it, but I'm so used to hunting for this information that I may have assumed it wasn't there!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:29 UTC
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phototransformations: Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

Thanks! How did you find this link?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 01:53 UTC

Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 01:36 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies

Anyone know a direct download link to ACR 8.6? My Photoshop machine is not connected to the Internet. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Sandler Photography: Where can we download the (non release-candidate) Adobe Camera Raw 8.5?
I can only seem to find the link to the DNG converter or the RC.

Oops, that turns out to only be the DNG converter. Anyone know where to directly download the Camera Raw plugin? I would like to install it on a computer that doesn't have Internet access.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
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Sandler Photography: Where can we download the (non release-candidate) Adobe Camera Raw 8.5?
I can only seem to find the link to the DNG converter or the RC.

This worked for me:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5794

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On article A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher (167 comments in total)

Oy vey!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 21:11 UTC as 26th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (57 comments in total)
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Quixpeed: one Note, this camera has time lapse feature, embedded in the Creative Control mode.

Not seeing this. It has the opposite - slow motion - under creative video, but where are you seeing an intervalometer or equivalent?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review (57 comments in total)
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Quixpeed: a question, isn't there any mod and dongle that can be fitted on this cam so that we can make a wifi connection or any method of wireless connectivity possible for the Lumix-FZ200?

Wouldn't a WiFi-enabled SD card do that?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 18:55 UTC

Maybe I'm just a bit dull this morning, but I can't find a link for ACR for CS6. The page that purports to be for both DNG converter and ACR only has a link for the DNG converter.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 14:06 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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mikeinak: all I can say is....wow!

Likewise. Wow!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:43 UTC
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)

Doesn't' seem to be anything in this scene that will give us an idea about how the camera does with highlights, chromatic aberration, or deep shadow noise. The paper clips, watch, and dark bottles helped with this.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 13:49 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Hands-on Preview (94 comments in total)
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artyone: Does it have a new battery type?
I already have a few bodies that share the G3, GX1 and GF2 battery... was hoping that the G5 has the same battery and therefore avoid carrying extra chargers and more new batteries

Can ADMIN or someone confirm please

The H-PS14042 or H-FS45150 refer to lenses, not batteries. It has a 1200mAH battery, so it's probably not the same as the G3/GX battery, which I believe is 1050mAH.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:19 UTC
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