dash2k8

dash2k8

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ZilverHaylide: I wonder if any of these technical wizards give any thought to what they are doing: With every "advance" in image manipulation and content-aware fill, they are diminishing the documentary and evidentiary value of photography. That wouldn't be a problem if the metadata of a digital image was guaranteed to truthfully represent the origins of the photograph and also record the occurence and specific nature of any subsequent manipulations -- but I don't believe that is currently the case, at least not on standard consumer-level cameras. Camera manufacturers must devise an untamperable system, available on ordinary consumer-level cameras and digital images, that restores confidence in the authenticity of the photograph.

I think we're already there.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 01:52 UTC

Once this technology matures, it will be great for removing photobombs and other unwanted items in the shot.

I understand some people's reservations about this going overboard, but there's always the option of selectively using this (or any technique). When I do advertisements, I smooth out the skin and remove spots and wrinkles. That's considered standard procedure; to neglect that is to do a bad job. Image manipulation is already prevalent in the professional field, what matters is how much it is done and whether the purpose of the image is preserved. Even in documentaries where one must keep things honest, the cameraman still attempts the best camera angles to avoid clutter and unwanted/unrelated items.

Nothing is inherently good or bad; it's how you use it.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 01:50 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I daresay the same images taken with Brand A could also be done with Brand B or C, it's just a matter of preference for those photographers.

Not sure where you're going with the MF thing, Fuji's offering has been lauded as just as good as Phase One and Hasseys, for a lower price. I can't remember the last time someone hated his Fuji GFX 50S because of lower "maturity, reliability and support." All I hear from fellow photogs is how great it is.

Also, pro support for Panasonic and Sony photo cameras is nonexistent???

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I daresay the same images taken with Brand A could also be done with Brand B or C, it's just a matter of preference for those photographers.

Don't limit the discussion to DSLR or mirrorless photo cameras. Panasonic and Sony rule the professional movie scene with the FS7 and EVA1 and such. Fuji has done a great job in the medium format photo category. In purely photo terms, yes, Canon and Nikon have a huge advantage, but I did say that the other brands are capable in DIFFERENT areas.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:27 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I daresay the same images taken with Brand A could also be done with Brand B or C, it's just a matter of preference for those photographers.

Absolutely correct, though I wouldn't limit it to just Nikon and Canon. Fuji, Sony and Panasonic are all very capable in different areas (some in video, some in photo). To each his own.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 07:17 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)

I daresay the same images taken with Brand A could also be done with Brand B or C, it's just a matter of preference for those photographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 03:56 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
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Mike CH: If you use light formers, is it then still ‘natural light’?

Guess it depends on your definition of "natural." He didn't introduce artificial light sources, but the light was not in its original form. I think in this case, he took the available light and made it work for him and that fits "his" definition.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 01:25 UTC

This has been going on for so long I forgot what the point was.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 01:22 UTC as 33rd comment

The bottom line is, if it's easy to take great pictures with their cameras, I don't care if it's DSLR/mirrorless/whatever. Whether it's got a mirror inside doesn't matter to me. I think it's exciting to move on to mirrorless fulltime as long as the technology is mature enough to make the transition painless.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 12:22 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
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Aaron801: B&W is really a totally different mindset and to do it well (or to shoot color well) one really needs to pre-visualize the results when they're taking the shot. A lot of folks seem to miss that and just try converting their color work to B&W as an occasional experiment. Then when they don't like the results they figure that B&W has nothing to offer... but it really doesn't work that way.

Absolutely. I forgot which famous photographer said this, but he essentially said that B&W is shooting the soul of a subject while color is more about the outer package. In B&W, you cannot let pretty colors cover up for a picture with no true substance; it's nakedly obvious the image has no purpose.

Of course, that doesn't mean all photographers use color as a crutch, it just means that in B&W, you have to be more sensitive to highlights and shadows and form.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 03:27 UTC
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Andreas Voigt: I have been a Photoshop user for 15 yrs up to CS6. Bought the initial Photoshop with a $300 voucher and did an upgrade every other year. In total I paid $787. That's $52.46 per year or $4.37 per month.

Always thought CC stands for Creativ Cloud, but apparently it is the abbreviation for Cash Cow.

I still use Photoshop CS6 because it already does everything I need. I spend on LR subscription instead.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:09 UTC
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phoman: Don’t bother me one bit, $10/m is nothing for a pro who makes living off photography. Just skip couple trips per month to a coffee shop and this $10/m subscription becomes free ;)

I agree that the subscription model is low for working professionals, and thus it doesn't affect me much, either. But I still like the older, one-time purchase model. Also, the subscription is a real cost to consider for students who don't make money from their work.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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TORN: What a surprise. Trippling the price increases the revenue., even if half of he people drop out.

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Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:05 UTC
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TW14: should have bought the stock a year ago. Big miss.

Or 10 years ago. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:04 UTC

Until someone beats Adobe in its own game, Adobe gets to call the price.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 07:04 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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dash2k8: I'm all for advancement in this area. Most HDR works thus far have been a bit surreal. If someone can produce something that looks realistic for the ILC scene, I have my money ready.

That's the thing, looking at the samples in this article, it seems these smartphones are able to combine multiple exposures to produce a realistic result, which is what I'm after.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 22:13 UTC

He admittedly broke into restricted areas, how is it surprising that agents are after him?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 02:52 UTC as 7th comment
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ChickenBalls: "This MAY be Amelia Earhart’s Leica"

uh yeah I may have a roll of toilet paper belonged to the queen of England. Do you want to buy it for... uhhh let's say £ 50000

Is it used? If it has her, ahem, "DNA" on it, you could probably put another 0 at the end of that asking price.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 02:11 UTC

I'm all for advancement in this area. Most HDR works thus far have been a bit surreal. If someone can produce something that looks realistic for the ILC scene, I have my money ready.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 02:07 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Competition is always good for us users.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 04:03 UTC as 29th comment
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