joel avery

joel avery

Lives in United States Orlando, FL, United States
Works as a photographer // designer // consultant // IT
Has a website at
Joined on Nov 25, 2002


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Jon555: So not an app for 360 degree photography, kinda confusing name then...

The only reason I clicked the link was to see the 360 features.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:12 UTC
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TN Args: Where does the Surface Book fit in with the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop?

Especially interested in which models suit the photographer as a combined home and portable device.

The "Book" is much more powerful. For some reason they are on a different release schedule than the other models. It has a far superior keyboard too. It will be interesting to see what the upgrade to the book looks like.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 11:20 UTC
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mrmut: You literally have to be crazy to buy one of these and not an iMac at the same price point.

An iMac is a completely different animal. To come anywhere close to the Surface Studio on the Mac side you need to purchase an iMac + the largest Wacom Cintiq available.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 11:17 UTC

<sigh> Good additions to Classic but was still hoping for better 4k video export support.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 18:15 UTC as 18th comment
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joel avery: Correction: "almost a terabyte per second" should read "almost a gigabyte per second"

No problem. It took a second reading (just before I shared the post) before I caught it.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 16:31 UTC

Correction: "almost a terabyte per second" should read "almost a gigabyte per second"

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 71st comment | 9 replies

Post a full size sample image. Please and thank you.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 14:41 UTC as 39th comment
On article Behind the scenes with some incredible camera robots (32 comments in total)

Never saw the extended version of the Microsoft Surface Studio promo. It's almost as incredible as the machine itself.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 18:23 UTC as 11th comment
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jl_smith: Notes* : A) I use Lightroom CC Classic now and really love the workflow.
B) I use Capture 1 and really love the speed.

I just find it comical that this guy poured so much heart and soul into trying to "outrun" a poorly-optimized piece of software (LR CCC).

With only about 10 seconds experimenting with Capture 1's speed of operation (NOT its workflow, which is pretty different than LR's) would let him know it's not his "old" hardware at fault, but Adobe's code.

I was using C1 for a few months, got used to it, but missed some LR stuff so also re-subbed to LR CC and I'm quite amazed at just *how* much slower LR is than C1. It's ranges from 'noticeably' to 'freaking ridiculously' slower.

That said, I love the workflow (almost 10 years using it) and I'm comfortable getting the results I need from it, so I use it :D

C1 afficionados - what size "catalogs" (translate as necessary seeing as I don't know the Capture 1 equivalent) are you dealing with? I'm curious how much performance gain is from 'fresh' operations with the new software compared to decade-old Lightroom setups.
Thanks in advance.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 21:30 UTC
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joel avery: They are missing Rokinon (and it's variations) in the lens manufacturer area.

I think there are three or four names and none of them are listed. I emailed the company to let them know. It appears they've got several deficient areas.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 10:36 UTC

They are missing Rokinon (and it's variations) in the lens manufacturer area.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 19:42 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies

Time and time again studies have shown that "talent" and "ability" do not stand on their own. Opportunity needs to be a part of the mix. In America and other places race has historically been a strong factor in success and visibility in almost every single field of endeavor. Colorism can be studied formally or researched casually using a browser and some free time; it exists and denying it exists doesn't make it disappear.

Every single human being has biases, conscious and unconscious, that dictate their preferences. Two weeks ago an article came out proving how a simple photograph can change someones viewpoint on a topic. Few individuals these days are interested in discover and/or taking ownership of their own prejudices, whatever they may be.

The objectives stated in the article can only mean good things - taking nothing away from anyone else and, hopefully, getting more unknown, but quality, photographers discovered. Again, this should be a good thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
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Tim Zhou: I would like a portable hard drive can copy photos from memory cards without the PC as I dislike carrying laptops. I can dream... :)

@Niala2 The Colorspace UDMA3 series has been around for years, maybe even a decade. I always buy the empty ones (case only) and put in a seperate drive. The latest version allows *most* SSD's to work.

It does have an incremental copy feature and it also allows you to attach a secondary external drive, if you like, to copy images to. Perhaps the WD in this article would be a good target for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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Tim Zhou: I would like a portable hard drive can copy photos from memory cards without the PC as I dislike carrying laptops. I can dream... :)

Been using the Sanho Colorspace line since it came out. Just got the UDMA3 that supports SSD's. Put a fast, inexpensive 1tb drive in it and in less than a minute it was up and going. Copy's are quick and verified at the end. I like the ruggedness (thanks to the SSD) and the new ability to import from multiple cards (haven't tested yet) at once.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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(unknown member): Gave random answers. Got 7/10.


Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 18:14 UTC

That was very cool.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 11:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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otto k: If they do, I just hope they open it up and allow full access to data as there are many more interesting uses (for me) than auth or 3D selfies.

What could possibly be interesting than 3D selfies? :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:32 UTC

Sorry to hear this. They were pretty responsive group when it came to support and feedback.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 18:55 UTC as 27th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (425 comments in total)

<sigh> Thought the headline meant Kodak was releasing an 8k video cam. That would've truly been a Super-8.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)

The bag is very cool.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 45th comment
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