DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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If it was something like National Geographic I'm sure there are people who would pay to have their image featured if, for example, there were 10 really good images chosen that would be published anyway and the deciding factor was who paid first. It would be really good advertising plus some half-baked "bragging rights".
For this magazine I'd pay a dollar to have my image there just for a laugh.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:07 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
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ttran88: Is that typical Sony colors there?? The black doesn’t look good at all!!

Did you notice they were shot at iso 25600?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
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BasilG: In a world where tens of thousands of photographers shoot the same iconic locations over and over and over and over, this kind of thing is bound to happen. No? It's fascinating to see the results, but I don't think it's quite as unexpected as one might think at first.

Try getting the same shot with crashing waves even with someone standing next to you :)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 04:28 UTC
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BasilG: In a world where tens of thousands of photographers shoot the same iconic locations over and over and over and over, this kind of thing is bound to happen. No? It's fascinating to see the results, but I don't think it's quite as unexpected as one might think at first.

Not really bound to happen that often when we have crashing waves and moving water - fair enough in a static landscape but crashing waves introduce many more variables.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 18:07 UTC
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eric333: “The newlyweds were killed in a head on collision. Preliminary investigation has indicated the cause was distracted driving.”

Probably photoshopped movement :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 05:47 UTC
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DesmondD: Good project and good for him - to me though it shows how pointless high megapixel cameras are for sharing hundreds of pictures online. But of course it is everyone's business what they do with their times and money, I would just advise beginners to be happy with 12 megapixels [even 6] and an older computer until they know why they want more megapixels - don't think you need more to produce amazing images.

If you can't afford good glass your 42 megapixel camera is still going to give you 7 megapixels of definition with cheap glass which simply results in having to upgrade your computer which you won't be able to afford if you can't afford good glass either .

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 19:21 UTC

Good project and good for him - to me though it shows how pointless high megapixel cameras are for sharing hundreds of pictures online. But of course it is everyone's business what they do with their times and money, I would just advise beginners to be happy with 12 megapixels [even 6] and an older computer until they know why they want more megapixels - don't think you need more to produce amazing images.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

I think the customers are over-zealous armchair photographers who think the rule of thirds is set in stone. I dare anyone who thinks the photographer is at fault to send their top 300 images from a wedding to that couple for a review and see how well they do.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:33 UTC as 22nd comment

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!]

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 00:45 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
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typhoonka: Why on Earth is this such a big story?

Seriously? Why isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 00:44 UTC

I downloaded the free trial and tried it but it would only let me access files stored in Apple Photos so I deleted it right away. I keep all my images in a "Pictures" folder in "Documents" because I don't like the way Photos stores images.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (243 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Im curious, the 4k and 6k photo modes, do they still use a crop? I don't see why Panasonic haven't fixed that, why give away sensor area if you don't have to?

It's probably easier to just use a cropped area and process from that otherwise I'm pretty sure they would use the whole sensor if they could.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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DesmondD: So for someone like me who has been using Photoshop Elements and shooting jpeg for years - and now looking to 'upgrade' to something for editing multiple RAW images without being locked into a monthly subscription what software is the best option?

Thanks, I've downloaded it - actually after playing around with this program and the RAW processor of Elements 13 I think Elements does everything I need - and I'm familiar with most of its processes.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 19:02 UTC

So for someone like me who has been using Photoshop Elements and shooting jpeg for years - and now looking to 'upgrade' to something for editing multiple RAW images without being locked into a monthly subscription what software is the best option?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 06:31 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2095 comments in total)
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ictium: Just a question... Due to calibration issues, is this camera appropriate for concert shooting where distance between the photographer and the artists constantly changes ?

I think it all depends how big you are going to print - basically it will be just as good as any camera before it at the same print sizes - the extra megapixels just show more imperfections if you zoom in closer.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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DesmondD: Look for auctions featuring an older camera body that nobody wants but good lenses. I bought a D50 with two lenses for $130 and sold the lenses for $160. Then I bought a D80 kit plus 16mm fisheye for $500 and sold the fisheye for $600 - you can buy kits and make money at the same time if you find the right deals.

I had a free D50 as well if you read properly and do your math.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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DesmondD: 10 megapixels isn't only good enough for social media and viewing on screen - you could print billboards or full page magazine shots with it. I still use my $30 Nikon D50 for some shoots :)

I have a 6 megapixel image featured in National Geographic's "Rarely seen" book. I'm pretty sure the same image would have been printed if it was 3 megapixels.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)

Look for auctions featuring an older camera body that nobody wants but good lenses. I bought a D50 with two lenses for $130 and sold the lenses for $160. Then I bought a D80 kit plus 16mm fisheye for $500 and sold the fisheye for $600 - you can buy kits and make money at the same time if you find the right deals.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)
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ToolMan78: My first dSLR was a Sony a55. Before long I noticed that a second body would be handy in the field so I didn't need to swap lenses in less than clean surroundings. So I got a used a55 from KEH. I've since moved on to a pair of a77 that I bought used too. I don't think I'll ever go back to buying new ever again. If I had to buy all my gear brand new, I'd have to spend over $5000, which I'd never do.
Plus it has the added benefit that the inevitable scratches and dings that my gear suffers don't hurt as much when I know I didn't spend a fortune on it.

I also like to buy used gear because you know that this years wonder camera that people sell their old gear to buy is next years junk that they want to sell to buy the next wonder camera - a cycle that just keeps going.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)

10 megapixels isn't only good enough for social media and viewing on screen - you could print billboards or full page magazine shots with it. I still use my $30 Nikon D50 for some shoots :)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies
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