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stevo23: He's eating up the camera folks! Totally getting into the performance.

This whole sequence is very disturbing. My response? Put down my camera and get a big stick. I can't justify the hand's off approach. Coming to someone's rescue implies risk to one's self, so the argument that you would only be endangering yourself or others is very weak. I personally feel that the camera was part of the cause in this situation. I feel that he's performing for the camera.

There is one aspect where it might be important to document events for later needs like a trial. But that doesn't excuse not trying to help.

And there are times when there's a larger crowd and a photographer is just one more body out of many, so I get that one. But not this one.

Oh - and do we need to document this thing? We're all already aware of and disgusted by it. This is nothing more than voyeurism to me.

It is a tough decision and is one subjective to many factors. You mentioned a situation where the photographer being just one in a big crowd, yet number alone does not tell the whole story. For example, if you are 170lb, whether the offender is 150lb or 280lb and physically fit are two completely different scenarios. Confronting violence with violence is a very crucial decision to make. Picking up a stick, or even a knife, to confront this guy creates an extremely dangerous situation. The point being, it is hard to make a decision at the moment. It was not a bad decision for the photographer to wait for the cops to arrive in this case IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 17:35 UTC
On article HDR for the Rest of Us (199 comments in total)

Very nice. I definitely can see the appeals of HDR. Not only does it allow for the capturing of images that are otherwise dull, it opens up a different dimension of expressionism.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 06:57 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Camediadude: I watched it, I am not sure that I get this. Native Americans are eligible for significant financial assistance more than any other ethnicity here. These include grants and scholarships, preference in admissions, food, medical, and child aid and welfare of numerous types, and housing assistance. In many states (like mine) they are granted the exclusive privileged of owning and running the state casinos, and all of the profits that come with them. So, unless these folks are seriously spending on drugs and alcohol, gambling and other pursuits, and mismanaging the funds.. or having them embezzled disastrously by their tribal leaders, I really do not see the point in all of this ethnocentric finger-pointing and blaming of the U.S. government and the American people for having the gall to be here. Indeed, their were wars going on here in past centuries, and injustices committed by ALL.

@Camediadude, there is some truth in your statement, although there is a larger issue at hand, which is that we have a precious cultural heritage being lost as we speak. And we all should do something about it.

To put ourselves in the native Americans' shoes, supposed an alien species invades Earth and they thrive to a population of 20 billion and human kind could not compete and our population dwindles down to $20 million. Now, as a race, what is the hope that our heritage could survive this "change"? Are we supposed to be content with some grants, privileges and reserved lands offered by the aliens? What would be humans' sentiment as a race for losing Earth?

OK, so that was a stretch, but I hope it puts things in perspective a bit. And I am not naive to think that we should or could change history. But at the very least, we should be aware of their situations and do something to revive their beautiful culture.

Thanks for sharing this work, dpreview.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 03:52 UTC
On article Researchers follow the noise to find composite images (38 comments in total)
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floppie86: I don't need an algorythm to see that picture is photoshopped.. And I'm not talking about the absurd subject. Or is that just me?

The bird is on a whole different plane of sharpness for instance.

Maybe, but the objective is to automate the detection process so that we can go through two million images to quickly narrow down composite ones for manual inspection, a task that would otherwise be impractical due to the labor and time involved.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 17:24 UTC
On article Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography (67 comments in total)

Good reading. Thanks for sharing your experience and the great tips, Gioradan.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 17:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Introduction to Food Photography (58 comments in total)

Thanks, Matt. Tons of great tips for beginners like me. I look forward to the next article!

Link | Posted on May 28, 2012 at 01:47 UTC as 6th comment
On article Landscape Photography Primer (97 comments in total)

Thank you, Carsten. Another great article on dpreview. Hopefully this article will be kept in an easy-to-find spot as the years pass by. I look forward to learn more from in the next article.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2012 at 01:36 UTC as 12th comment
On article The One-Light Studio (94 comments in total)

Great tips. Thanks for the article.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2012 at 19:38 UTC as 15th comment
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