PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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Main advantage? By pushing the top tier image requirements to a staggering 16-bit TIFFs that weigh 2.3GB, Hasselblad is also shifting the "normal" requirements, so most of us will keep getting faster processor and transfer speeds and cheaper large storage capacity for our "meager" 150-200 MB 16-bit TIFF ones :)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 13:01 UTC as 76th comment
On article On Assignment with Kylie Mazon and the Canon EOS M6 (115 comments in total)

Given the current Canon rap, M line in particular, I was expecting the camera to turn into a pumpkin right in the middle of the shoot.

Not only did that not happen but the output is as engaging in contrast, color balance and overall photographic feel as wishful-thinking-doom-evokers continuously fail to see, while it consistently and systematically comes out from every single Canon camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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DesmondD: Maybe with Canon's limited dynamic range they need to copy the sky and foreground form different images to equal the other manufacturers? [only joking!]

You're only showing you don't have the slightest idea how a Japanese global company articulates with a national subsidiary.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 21:11 UTC
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SarahTerra: I disagree, the real issue is how common it has become for a "composite" shot to be passed off as photography these days...

The correct term is fake..

The entire industry has become one big phony pile of photoshop, being consumed at a voracious pace by selfie obsessed millennials living in a permanent online bubble of hyper saturated illusion and unreality.

As a self-improvement approach it is always negative to shift our limitations into something else, be it thinking that the gear is the problem or that, like you've done, that other's get better results because they "cheat".

Right here, in this very case, you have a clear demonstration that things might not be that simple.

One of the photographs was manipulated but the other one, with a possibly higher impact value, was not.

So it is your choice: Either you want to measure your current skill level against the former or against the later.

One approach will make you feel immeasurably better about your photography but the other one is what will really advance it.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 15:21 UTC
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DesmondD: Maybe with Canon's limited dynamic range they need to copy the sky and foreground form different images to equal the other manufacturers? [only joking!]

You can't possibly know how prepared Canon communication department is for this kind of crisis, because this is Canon Italy we're dealing with here.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
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SarahTerra: I disagree, the real issue is how common it has become for a "composite" shot to be passed off as photography these days...

The correct term is fake..

The entire industry has become one big phony pile of photoshop, being consumed at a voracious pace by selfie obsessed millennials living in a permanent online bubble of hyper saturated illusion and unreality.

It is an issue, I agree.

It won't be rectified, though, by frequenting a photography site without a single "true" photo to show for, either directly or through a link.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 11:41 UTC
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jaykumarr: yesterday I was with Canon, supporting their innocence and inventions. Today I stand against.
"Seasonal changes??" in photo that appears to have been taken with in seconds of difference? (assuming it is not a bird but a odd leaf)

That's because you're an intelligent person.

Yesterday there was nothing more than an honest, chuckle-inducing, mistake.

Today, a more serious, intentional deceptive move was made.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 08:53 UTC
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rrccad: "But seriously, the greater part of this story and by far the largest issue here, is the fact that Canon is using a free image resource like Unsplash to fuel their social media rather than tapping into their large community of photographers. That's incredibly insulting to both their own consumers and to the photography community itself."

they are tapping their large community of photographers, they are looking through various websites to find images taken with canon cameras.

No offense, but the photographer needs to get off the soapbox with that one.

Vik2012,

There some appropriations being made in this comment sections with the clear intent of making Canon look worst than the situation entails.

1. It was "Canon Italy", not "Canon". If people can't tell the difference, they know nothing about how this business runs.

2. There's little more than a fun bit in the initial situation. Canon Italy made an honest mistake by sourcing a copyright-free photo that they thought was fully taken with a 1DMKIV, as per EXIF.

The fact that they source copyright-free material is not incompatible with also pooling material from their own users.

Someone would have to search ALL of Canon's Italy Facebook feed to positively sustain Locardi's implicit suggestion that they never use Canon users material in that feed.

3. It is only the dismissive/untrue way Canon Italy addressed this incident that lets a lot to be desired.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 08:46 UTC
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Thomas KP Lee: Obviously different camera and lens shot at same spot and same time!

No. There are elements in the 2 shots that indicate that parts of them were taken at different times (i.e. lights on on the dome vs. lights out)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 08:32 UTC
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DesmondD: Maybe with Canon's limited dynamic range they need to copy the sky and foreground form different images to equal the other manufacturers? [only joking!]

It is not "they". It was a photographer.

It was an honest mistake on Canon's Italy part, until they came up with this later idiotic "justification".

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 08:28 UTC
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russbarnes: Wildly embarrassing for Canon. This tops off a horrendous product year for Canon, now using fake images and standing by the decision Trump style? Canon have quickly become a pale shadow of what they used to be, the also-ran of the camera industry. It's sad to watch their demise.

Wishful thinking at its best.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 08:25 UTC
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Yake: As a Canon user, I find Canon's reply here embarrassing. Somebody there obviously missed the image theft by Greg Paul Miller, and still doesn't get it.

Canon was deceived by Greg Paul Miller, and is still being deceived by Greg Paul Miller.

At least the photographer is no longer unnamed. We now know the source of the deception is: Greg Paul Miller.

Shameful.

I am also a Canon user.

There's no deception by Mr. Paul Miller anymore (...and maybe there never was. He might have let the EXIF slip unwillingly and he surely is entitled to make a composite and publish it on that site...)

As for Canon Italy, your comment would float for the original blunder, not for this later statement about the issue.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 23:37 UTC
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anticipation_of: When I read tips lists like this, I’m always struck by how basic they are. I mean, it’s solid advice but it’s nothing you won’t get from leafing through a book or two plus scrolling through Instagram for a couple of days. It’s always hard for artists to explain their art though, and what makes it great. You tend to get concrete-but-very-basic stuff like the above (“diagonal lines make your photos look more dynamic”) or abstract, difficult-to-apply stuff (“find the decisive moment that speaks to your vision, and capture it”). I haven’t seen a lot of middle ground, but maybe I’m not looking in the right places.

I do really like when a photographer or photography editor dissects a really good photo and talks about the decisions they made at the time and why they think the photo works. I’ve gained a lot of useful insight from reading those kinds of pieces.

That's because there's nothing more to explain. That line, "Dont' just look, see"? Either one can do it or one can't.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 23:08 UTC

Always painful to watch when the incompetence of a company's communication department turns a perfectly manageable blunder into an cluster-coitus of epic proportions.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

If this is the kind of non-inspirational, run-of-the-mill job a photographer is willing to accept he must also be receptive and accommodating to this kind of "industrial complaints", no matter how OCD they might seem to be.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:31 UTC as 40th comment
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Saurat: Awful kitsch.

Ignorance-based arrogance, close-mindedness and deluded self-promotion.

You're the perfect anti-creative trifecta, aren't you?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
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Saurat: Awful kitsch.

"Repetition for emphasis and rhythm"...?...."PHOTOGRAPHY of Johns or Marden"...?...Wow!...we're beginning to see what kind of "education" you were talking about.

As for the language, you assume correctly.

Still, I had probably read more American, English and Irish authors in their original language by the time I was 25 than you ever will, in Portuguese, by the time you're 90.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 20:05 UTC
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Saurat: Awful kitsch.

"Ignorance" twice in a single reply...It's almost kitsch-palpable, the fear...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:53 UTC
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Saurat: Awful kitsch.

Yes, yes...the commune thing, not the name play...sure, sure...

I gather then, that you reckon it will take about 10 years for that wall to be finished and you out of your commune, selling photos at Jasper John's or Brice Marden's level?

(...A common trait your order has is trying to establish how others need to be "Schooled" or "Educated" without never, for a single moment, considering the risk that they might be exchanging words with someone that can sit on top of that crafty wall and actually see, to both sides, as far as Art History goes...it is always fun seeing you trying that...)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 17:13 UTC
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Saurat: Awful kitsch.

(cont.)

Most of what has been chosen by Hasselblad succeeds at being remarkable “Photography”.

...and It clearly and brilliantly achieves that it in spite of your frustration that it does not add to that – fortunately – unfinished wall you so much need.

I apologize for having pegged you in that first non-producing group when, clearly, through your photographic output and that sad snarky remark, I should have immediately recognized you as member of this later objectionable order.

The grandiose self-appointed “Seurat” name choice should have clued me in, I know...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 16:46 UTC
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