fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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Alphoid: Welps, not something I'd ever buy. $2500 and no autofocus. Not criticizing, but not all too useful for still work.

I dig the interchangeable mount. I was very excited when Sigma introduced that, and then sad when it went to less than a handful of lenses, and then nowhere. Although now that I'm seeing no A-mount.... Or Pentax....

Even if you were to judge a cinema lens from a photography point of view, the statement 'not all too useful for still work' doesn't stand.
If the mount fits and the format suits, it's not too difficult to make such lenses work for stills photography. Because.. you know.. they've been using using big heavy lenses with no automated controls for most of the history of stills photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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Alphoid: Welps, not something I'd ever buy. $2500 and no autofocus. Not criticizing, but not all too useful for still work.

I dig the interchangeable mount. I was very excited when Sigma introduced that, and then sad when it went to less than a handful of lenses, and then nowhere. Although now that I'm seeing no A-mount.... Or Pentax....

Also.. no one ever took photos before autofocus was invented... right?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (90 comments in total)
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fmian: Good thorough description of your thought process. I feel your post processing technique has more substance than the resulting image however.

Yes true @darngooddesign, using Snapseed the way I do is an advanced skill. I had to make a lot of mistakes and waste a lot of time first. So maybe you can add it to your lesson plan later on.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (90 comments in total)
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fmian: Good thorough description of your thought process. I feel your post processing technique has more substance than the resulting image however.

Yes, go out and do the same thing, to realise how much time you can waste.

5 second edit to get 'phwoar!!!' result.
- open image in Snapseed app
- convert to black and white
- apply drama #2 filter
- look at it and go 'phwoar!!!'

Try it for yourself... and you'll see how you can save a lot of time.
Peace.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (90 comments in total)
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fmian: Good thorough description of your thought process. I feel your post processing technique has more substance than the resulting image however.

@darngooddesign 'The point of this article'

Just by eyeballing it, approximately half the text in this article is about how it was shot. All the prep and planning.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article Behind the shot: Praia da Adraga at blue hour (90 comments in total)

Good thorough description of your thought process. I feel your post processing technique has more substance than the resulting image however.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 28th comment | 10 replies
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fmian: "the device will remain accurate for years"
"a glass cover that won’t dis-color"

Umm...??

My comment was referring to my expectation that a 'glass cover that won't dis-Color' should allow the product to remain accurate forever, not 'years'.

I'm aware of Color calibrators needing replacement after some time, and thought this product would be different. Considering their claim.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:50 UTC

"the device will remain accurate for years"
"a glass cover that won’t dis-color"

Umm...??

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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fmian: Wow! That's breathtaking.
Especially what was going on at 4:07.
It's interesting to see the reciprocating forces of nature at play and ultimately finding themselves following the golden ratio.

My first thought was it reminded me of what an exploding fireball filling a room would look like from below, if the fire were blue :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:48 UTC

Wow! That's breathtaking.
Especially what was going on at 4:07.
It's interesting to see the reciprocating forces of nature at play and ultimately finding themselves following the golden ratio.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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lacix: Laptop paddings add up to the bulkiness. I guess, they don’t give you a chance to hike a way from the media crap! Is it any flat backpack for camera stuff only, without space for laptop sh.t?

I quite like the Lowepro Hatchback 150.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1212040-REG/lowepro_lp36955_photo_hatchback_series_bp.html
Has a bit of tablet padding in it and looks less bulky than the photos of it make out to be.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 22:49 UTC

Would be good for copy work :o

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:00 UTC as 61st comment

[sarcasm]
I would accept nothing short of freezing the actual photons of light that bounced off the scene, using bose einstein condensate theory so I may speed up and project the light to evaluate the original scene.
Everything else is a false untruth.
[/sarcasm]

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:25 UTC as 34th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2617 comments in total)
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solarsky: Multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution mode is the outstanding feature here, imho. It gives me the image quality of a 4x over-sampled image at nominal resolution. What would I otherwise pay for the resolving power of a 144.8 MP camera? $1800 or rather $180000?

'What would I otherwise pay for the resolving power of a 144.8 MP camera? $1800 or rather $180000?'

$250?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FUJIFILM-GW690-Professional-6-9-90mm-F3-5-VERY-GOOD-from-Japan-7704-/272279742153?hash=item3f652326c9:g:5uIAAOSwXj5XFx0g&_trksid=p2349526.m3874.l7936

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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fmian: I can finally see the strange shrouded religious research compound that popped up near my parents house a few years ago...

Also.. doesn't it take a bit of time for DNS servers and stuff to refresh their cache with content like this being accessed all over the world? I'm not an expert on that stuff though... even it kinda sounds like I know what I just said...

Nice job with the research guys :)
This place has sprung up over the last 3-4 years. Don't think it's going to settle in more than it already has.
Anyway, I only ever pass by on the weekends and have never seen more than 1 or 2 cars there. The most activity I've seen was when they were initially landscaping. With the main gate always shut/locked it doesn't really make it easy to just turn up and ask how they are doing and if I can help.
Perhaps it's a matter of poor marketing on their part, but it's easy to see why one would get suspicious.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
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Thematic: http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2896376384/IMGP1036.jpeg

WOW!

Appart from landscapes and architecture - has anyone tried pixel shift on portraits? Do models have to be "super" still for it to benefit? Waste of time?

Thank you.

I wasn't specifically referring to shifting film, or film of any sort for that matter.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
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Thematic: http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2896376384/IMGP1036.jpeg

WOW!

Appart from landscapes and architecture - has anyone tried pixel shift on portraits? Do models have to be "super" still for it to benefit? Waste of time?

Thank you.

C'mon.. if they were successfully taking long exposure portraiture 100+ years ago why do people have to feel like it's an impossibility nowadays?
There are even modern commercial photographers who do multi shot stitched portraiture...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:04 UTC
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fmian: I can finally see the strange shrouded religious research compound that popped up near my parents house a few years ago...

Also.. doesn't it take a bit of time for DNS servers and stuff to refresh their cache with content like this being accessed all over the world? I'm not an expert on that stuff though... even it kinda sounds like I know what I just said...

Linky:
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Science+of+the+Soul+Study+Centre/@-33.881484,150.8021908,290m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xea886dd4050cef40!2sScience+of+the+Soul+Study+Centre!8m2!3d-33.8816302!4d150.8023927!3m4!1s0x0:0xea886dd4050cef40!8m2!3d-33.8816302!4d150.8023927

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
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fmian: I can finally see the strange shrouded religious research compound that popped up near my parents house a few years ago...

Also.. doesn't it take a bit of time for DNS servers and stuff to refresh their cache with content like this being accessed all over the world? I'm not an expert on that stuff though... even it kinda sounds like I know what I just said...

With a thermal image camera...

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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ambercool: No photography means no photography. Why are some of you guys against this? If it's that big of a deal to take a photo we still have our cameras(existed way before cell phones) and film for press related things.

Ok. If something isn't directed at you and you have no need to absorb it, then why change its context in a quote and/or react to it?
No need to reply to the above question by the way. Just think about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 05:35 UTC
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