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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Bim, bam, bang...It is THAT simple.

A moment before, it was a piece of seagrass, the moment after the q-tip wasn't probably there.

For those who keep making it about the gear, I can't think of a better example to demonstrate how it is actually about freezing light and time, while encapsulating a story, any story...

Bim, bam, bang...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies

I-am-going-to-write-this-very-fast-to-match-the-pose-of-photographer-Evan-who-seems-to-be-in-a-rush-to-go-somewhere.

Except-for-the-laziness-thing, who-would-have-thought-so-many-great-cinematographerswould-break-these-very-same-rules-for-some-very-effective-effect, when-needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:52 UTC as 45th comment
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Bambi24: "Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products."

Great strategy from zombie company Nikon.

-Use 32 male photographers without using a single female photographer.
-Tell Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm users that they're amateurs.
-Tell APS-C users they're no longer relevant.

"zombie company Nikon"...!?!?

Oh. God, the humanity in the delusion...

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:04 UTC

Unfortunately, what makes Jennifer Lawrence such an alluring woman can not be captured by a stills camera.

It's her physical demeanor, the wit, the verbal interactions, that hyper-sexy mix of shyness and defiance, that simple feminine affirmative attitude the sends "feminism" back to those females of the species that just can't pull it of.

...but, yeah, given the opportunity, I too would have tried...

...and it wouldn't have been because of the opportunity to use a PhaseOne. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (364 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

I don't understand the arguing here regarding previous iPhone screens vs. AMOLED/SuperAMOLED.

All people had to do is display the same content, side by side, to see how ridiculous Apple claims were.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (364 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

Performance?...Battery life..."faster"...?

This is a photography site.

The quoted part of the article is what concerns us the most and the reason I've always used AMOLED or Super-AMOLED displays:

Color reproduction and contrast ratios - That's what makes images "breathe".

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (364 comments in total)

"The iPhone X's wide gamut OLED is the most color accurate device on the market. That's a benefit to anyone who takes and looks at photos on their mobile device."

Allison,

This is border line intentional misinformation. You guys REALLY have to stop regurgitating the putrid marketing info Apple sends out.

The OLED displays on the iPhone X come from Samsung. How can they be better than Samsung's?

Apple has finally caught up with Samsung in what comes to contrast and color reproduction, thanks to the Super AMOLED 16M colors capacitive touchscreen they dubbed "Super Retina HD" and are sourcing from Samsung and you now tout is as being "the most color accurate device on the market." with the same gusto with which you were touting Retina displays of clearly lower contrast and color accuracy capabilities since the iPhone 4.

...Is it some kind of potion they send you?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 80th comment | 7 replies

Sasha Dudkina is a noteworthy and deserved winner, an specially impressive one when we read she's only 19-years old.

I hope someone tells her that what she was trying to achieve in all the photos has only been reached in #2, #12 and, to some extent, in #9.

If she realizes this, herself, it's straight up to NYC galleries.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Does it really matter? Canon has the best set of lenses anyway.

So, you've got no idea what I was trying to say an, yet, had no problem coming to that conclusion?

"0" to "judgamental" in less than a couple seconds...that must be some kind of record...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Does it really matter? Canon has the best set of lenses anyway.

Turbsy,

Set of eyes in the mail. Expect them in a brown package. If leaking, return immediately without opening.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Does it really matter? Canon has the best set of lenses anyway.

NexLupus,

"All of Nikon's new super telephotos out perform Canon's offerings..."

I've noticed a trend to try to establish this as an "alternate truth" in the last few months.

I suppose it comes from some numbers and MTF charts, in some obscure review site.

For anyone with a good pair of eyes and a knowledge about what actually to look for, this is simply not true.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)

So much "innovation" and yet...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: This "innovation" need that almost sounds like a techno-junkie request for a regular fix is utterly strange and the true sign of our hedonist, purposeless times. It goes so well hand-in-hand with current-day politics.

As for Canon-as-a-target, it is true their are not the most innovative, at the moment, but they do have other advantages. as a Photography brand.

In any case, it is all a moot point, as the real driving factor is Canon being a brand that attracts so many criticism and hate, it is almost a case study.

If Canon was "innovating" on a weekly basis, the very same people would be complaining how they couldn't keep up with such fast-paced change and how it was shame Canon lost their "spirit" or whatever...

It used to be that innovation came along and people were impressed, even mesmerized by it, because they recognized how difficult it was to achieve.

Now people "demand" innovation, even those who wouldnt't be able to "innovate" if their life depended on it.

The underlying problem is clearly outlined here:

https://youtu.be/q8LaT5Iiwo4

That it is a comedian nailing it, it's just another sign of our times...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:02 UTC

This "innovation" need that almost sounds like a techno-junkie request for a regular fix is utterly strange and the true sign of our hedonist, purposeless times. It goes so well hand-in-hand with current-day politics.

As for Canon-as-a-target, it is true their are not the most innovative, at the moment, but they do have other advantages. as a Photography brand.

In any case, it is all a moot point, as the real driving factor is Canon being a brand that attracts so many criticism and hate, it is almost a case study.

If Canon was "innovating" on a weekly basis, the very same people would be complaining how they couldn't keep up with such fast-paced change and how it was shame Canon lost their "spirit" or whatever...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:32 UTC as 16th comment | 11 replies
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...
Being the only serious creative content platform shouldn't this be a Mac of some sort ?

No, "babys"...they're creative, you see...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 08:59 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am confused...
Being the only serious creative content platform shouldn't this be a Mac of some sort ?

That's not what they actively try to convey with the zealous help of multiple news outfits and some clueless artists. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 08:12 UTC

I am confused...
Being the only serious creative content platform shouldn't this be a Mac of some sort ?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
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PhotoKhan: After clicking on the link to the site of this software, Aurora, I ended up wondering why would anyone want a program that defaces photographs like the scroll-over samples in the homepage for no perceivable creative purpose?

Alina,

It was a front page piece of news in DPR, you see.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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PhotoKhan: After clicking on the link to the site of this software, Aurora, I ended up wondering why would anyone want a program that defaces photographs like the scroll-over samples in the homepage for no perceivable creative purpose?

I agree LensBeginner, HDR is useful.

I use it all the time.

However, like most PP tools, it is meant to accentuate what is already there, not to depart into something completely different

(...unless that is a creative option to do so, of course...).

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:41 UTC

It can't be a coincidence that Sony has finally got color right in OOC Jpegs (...in the A9..) before this productive partnership has been announced.

Let's just say that I would be thinking "...Pfff..!...Yeah!, right...partner up with the brand of the unearthly blue skies for the perfect color...", if this was announced 6 months ago.

As it stands, my mouth is just watering...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:22 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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