DenWil

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on May 19, 2011

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Glad I bought the new Nikon to get my feet wet (digitally that is) while the MF options get sorted out.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)

I think it is great that a home video can look nice. The music is funereal and there are way so many cuts it is almost snaps strung together. Different tastes.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 19:09 UTC as 14th comment

Darn, my first digital camera after years of postponing and it only ranks #3, with a 97 score vs. 100. Ashamed to be seen in public. Luckily the 67s and 645 are still here for consolation.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 7th comment
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photolando: Ok. Fun little shoot. Now, and I say this as a portrait photographer, pick a "normal, everyday person", not a young pretty professional model who knows how to pose and look good. If your a "portrait" photographer, you work with people who have no idea what to do, what to wear, overweight, average looks, etc. It's really hard to take a bad pic of a pretty pro model. Even if the lighting is bad.

I look at all their linked images and all I see is young pretty faces. Now take a look at Karsh, Penn or Mary Ellen Mark, and many others. Real people. Some famous, but not models. Older. Interesting. Portraits that say something about that person. Sorry. These are more fashion/glamour images than they are "portraits". And that's fine. But call it what it is.

Yea. My immediate response is the same. Why not call it what it is. Won't there be a story if it reads "four 20 something instagram regulars shoot a fully styled young actress coming off her first job?"

I do disagree with one point however- if you shoot a random not particularly attractive person then any results will be acceptable. If you make them look interesting you are a hero and if they look as they do then it is what it is. Shoot a kid from Ford coming off their first ten day Armani print campaign and if they don't look spectacular in your shots then the photographer botched it. Plain and simple. I have seen horrible photos of stunning people. There are lots of photographers out there that just have no clue what to do with them.

Lastly, I understand the general public cannot be bothered to differentiate between subject, friend, actor, girlfriend, wife... pro agency fashion model- but it would be swell if once in a while the distinction was made on DPR.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:10 UTC

To quote Sabrina81:
" I think they look awful. Just awful. Every single one of them."

Actually, some are funnier than awful. Those hands in the middle one ...geez.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 01:05 UTC as 12th comment
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gordonpritchard: I thought copyright meant you had the right to copy.

It is funny. There is a lot of funny here. Who in their right mind has a business method which requires posting usable size, previously unseen, unpublished, unpaid for work product to the internet on the hope that their sharing will result in a paycheck? That is a joke.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 16:04 UTC

I've never been one for bother with what ifs. Acros (at 80) and a Rodinal clone developer continues to work very well. $ 6.50 a roll.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 05:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article Idaho in the spring: 9 must-shoot spots (31 comments in total)
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stevo23: Here we go again, giving up the best fishing holes. I will never understand this phenomenon.

There is a considerable difference between researching using old AAA maps, hiking and hunting for locations- and following a shot guide. If you do not see that then so be it.

I also clearly see that I am shooting for work so every new- particularly accessible- location that has not been utilized to death is a huge plus versus the perspective of folks who are shooting for fun and camaraderie.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
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Eric Calabros: I understand tendency towards perfection. But shooting in a way that eventually abandons %99 of audience from enjoying that perfectionism​ should no longer be acceptable. Don't like to sound leftist, but this intentional practice divides people into elite art consumers and .. the rest.

They are the rest...merely cannon fodder. Not to be distraught over. Ignorance is bliss, remember?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
On article Shoulderpod goes modular (5 comments in total)

Modular pricing is not on the web site. Modular items are not clickable.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 2nd comment

I'd rather have the gold plated doo dad for 50$. At least it serves a purpose, if over-spec'd.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 9th comment

I believe I will hold out for a 300 f4 PF. A budget lens with variable aperture holds no appeal and I am not a zoom fan.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

The thought of shooting 95% of these people -and their friends- fully dressed, is gross enough. Having to see them naked, let alone copulating, makes me cringe.
Maybe for 6 figures shooting with a DSLR which does not require me to actually look at them. Full auto and hold down the button. OOC JPEGs only.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Zero interest in 35mm film a quarter century ago and nothing has changed.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Data gathered from the Met's public collections in 1989 showed that women artists had produced less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art Department, while 85% of the nudes were female."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_Girls

Anyone interested in the predisposition of the art establishment towards white male artists, would do well to research the Guerrilla Girls, who have worked since 1985 to encourage galleries and museums to address these prejudices.

Assuming it is prejudice in 2017 is not substantiated. Is it prejudice that blacks who make up less than 15% of Americans (men & women) dominate pro basketball, track and field, and football in excess of their percentile or is it just where interests and abilities exist? Historically women wanted home and family not the life of a single minded, drugged out, carousing painter. I rarely see a black surfer- yet there is no one to discriminate. Its a big ocean. Everyone, ever race and every culture , does not place emphasis on the same abilities, activities and life choices. To even suggest that a gallery owner will not represent a money making artist who happens to have breasts- or is black or both, is absurd. If anything they will jump at the chance to offer diversity in a legitimate talent. Now if we are talking tokenism for a contrived feel good moment that is something else- which I do not support at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
On article Phase One introduces 'Styles Packs' for Capture One (62 comments in total)

There are a lot of people who insist their cameras do everything for them - save wash the dishes and take out the dog- so I am not at all surprised that C1 has extended this mindset to their software with the announcement of style packs. The same people who thrive on bracketing and high frame speeds should love this.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 18th comment

Love the color and I admire the work ethic to create s the exact device he wants. Luckily I have my Pentaxes. Not yellow but that's life.

To the people demanding small, lightweight, easy, silent and inexpensive the color must really put them over the edge. All the unobtrusive street work haha.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 13th comment

I always wondered who owned DW Photo.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 1st comment

What an annoying persona.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 22:01 UTC as 5th comment

The images on the PhaseOne site are uniformly excellent without a hint of snapshot. It is great to see samples which actually sell the gear.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 34th comment
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