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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Turbguy1: How many they gonna sell...6...8?

1. I'd rather have a camera that was designed for the lenses I have in mind rather than having to use adapters and risk registration and fitting problems.

2. I purchased a Minolta X-370 brand new and never used in the box for my ex-GF a few years ago. Yeah, I got lucky. But even if I didn't point 1. would still hold.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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Leonp: After 3 min in this AMAZING video it turned out te be a commercial. At 5 min of AMAZING AMAZING promises I gave up on what turned out not really AMAZING.
Was this video made by a 12 year old in 2015? Is it a kickstarter thing?

My video watching rules: if I hear 'amazing' I lean back, it's not really very interesting. If I hear it twice I start checking my mail on the second monitor. If I hear it three times I close.

Maybe he stays glued when a product is described as 'magical' just once..

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:03 UTC

Gamechanger.. photos still look flat and lifeless compared to the output from a $250 analog camera..

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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newbeltane: Having read some of the background to this story it is truly shocking how some people can behave so badly and yet such behaviour is not only known to others but they remain silent on the matter. This man was known by his peers and yet none of them spoke out! As they say, all it requires for evil to triumph is for good people to remain silent.

'remain silent on the matter'
Who remains silent on the matter?

There are photos all over the place and in exhibitions and published books that show you what kind of behavior Richardson gets up to with his models.

Stick your hand in a lions mouth and you'll probably get bit. The lion ain't out in the wilderness pretending to be something it's not.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (320 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: I think this lens was not designed for the poor guys; and the guys who lack the basic knowledge of optics and physics.

That's why there is the 85mm f/1.8.
Or the 50mm f/1.8 on an APS-C body.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 22:27 UTC
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madecov: Nikon needs to partner with a phone maker and brand the lens on the camera even if they don't manufacture the lens.

Because that will get them their dignity and integrity back.. right?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:22 UTC
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fatdeeman: I've seen some truly spectacular mental gymnastics in my time but claiming that these young inexperienced girls were all confident and in control, had an agenda and likely instigated these acts takes the olympic gold.

It should be obvious how nervous a young girl with no experience would be in the studio of a much older man who happens to be one of the most powerful fashion photographers on earth. Especially when that man has a team of aides forming an echo chamber of coercement.

What planet are you on?

Imagine you found out your own teenage daughter performed sexual favours on someone in a position of power because she was told that's how it works and was encouraged/reassured/coerced by the person's many female aides until she caved.

What would you say to her? "You knew exactly what you were doing when you walked into that job interview"

Your view and expectation of reality is heavily distorted fatdeeman.
The stuff you think I am suggesting or asking me 'are you serious?' about aren't even things I've said. Not even close. If you don't understand how parents should be talking to their children on topics like this then I can't really help you out of that immaturity, naivety and irresponsibility.

If you were to teach a child about crossing the road at a zebra crossing, would you tell them to just walk straight through expecting 100% of the drivers to be alert and obey the rules 100% of the time? Or do you anticipate that something bad *could* still happen?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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fatdeeman: I've seen some truly spectacular mental gymnastics in my time but claiming that these young inexperienced girls were all confident and in control, had an agenda and likely instigated these acts takes the olympic gold.

It should be obvious how nervous a young girl with no experience would be in the studio of a much older man who happens to be one of the most powerful fashion photographers on earth. Especially when that man has a team of aides forming an echo chamber of coercement.

What planet are you on?

Imagine you found out your own teenage daughter performed sexual favours on someone in a position of power because she was told that's how it works and was encouraged/reassured/coerced by the person's many female aides until she caved.

What would you say to her? "You knew exactly what you were doing when you walked into that job interview"

@fatdeeman - Isn't pretty much the entire modelling and entertainment industry like this though? If you're entering it you should be aware of what people are like so that you don't succumb and you actually do something to try and counter it. Cause the ones who succumb end up validating the methods these predators use.

It's not just a one way street where every driver is an innocent 18 year old. Be realistic man, cause if you only look at it from one perspective then you're letting the other cause and effects that contribute to this existing get away from scrutiny.

Either accept it all, or trash everyone involved. Including the idiotic parents in your hypothetical question who were too stupid to warn their daughter of the dangers beforehand. Do you honestly expect the rest of the world to continue coddling adults once they leave their parents care?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:29 UTC

I'm sure Uncle Terry has his fingers in enough pies, (or there would be other pies that now want his fingers in them), for this to not make much of a difference to him. Ho hum. A media outlet covers up scandals for years and then pretends to be virtuous with some final deliberation. What's new?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 36th comment

Excellent for removing watermarks then..?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 22:01 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (284 comments in total)
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Steven Sandler: Take a look at the Nikon DF, it's basically a brand new full frame digital equivalent of the classic Nikon F with the controls all in the same place as the original film model. Not my cup of tea, but for those cats who still haven't gone digital and who are clutching onto their old film SLR's, it's a viable option.

They should have left it on the R&D bench instead of making it a reality..

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (284 comments in total)
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fmian: Can't you buy digibacks for medium format SLR cameras?
What am I missing here?

Lol, it didnt mention 35mm before but now it does.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (284 comments in total)

Can't you buy digibacks for medium format SLR cameras?
What am I missing here?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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fmian: In 10 years time the game changer will be the revelation that wedding photos can be taken without a flash.

A photographer who is respected for their work will have clients adjust their scenario to suit the artist.

If a client wants to preserve their desire for a dimly lit scene then consider how adding light may not accurately portray the ambiance of the event. Most event photographers who use flash are producing wild misrepresentations of the event.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 01:55 UTC

In 10 years time the game changer will be the revelation that wedding photos can be taken without a flash.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 02:29 UTC as 28th comment | 9 replies
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Bendik: "WEAPON"? What a BS name!
"Shooting images, let's call it Weapon, huh? Get it? Yaaay! Awesome, Jim! Cool!)

Making art is related to a deadly weapon, even war, now? Survival? So we are fighting eachother when surviving, not working together as a species? Another example of the stupid American glorification of competition, voilence and war. "Weapon", laughable.

@Bendik
Wow... I didn't expect that kind of triggering from this.
How you subjectively interpret a word to sit in your conscience (and the minds of the people you express those thoughts to) is up to you.
Basically, it looks to me as if you've slapped yourself in the face and then complained that you've been hurt. Grow up.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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(unknown member): Just to pour oil on what I’m sure will be troubled water here, among the many reasons clients may look for a photographer of a particular ethnicity:

• Someone who will understand the ceremonial intricacies of traditional weddings (funerals, bar mitzvas etc) of a particular orthodoxy.
• Someone to provide documentary or reportage coverage, and who speaks the language of the place or community in question.
• A photographer hired to cover a conference or event of any organisation concerned with a particular ethnic group. So the AGM of American Muslim Organization, or The Association of Black Psychologists for instance.
• Someone to photograph a campaign aimed at an ethnic-specific clientele. So cosmetics, hair care products or fashion etc.

I’m sure there are many more examples where this database might be useful for people looking to hire a photographer. So let’s not turn this into something it isn’t, let's play nice ;)

@quietrich
Can you show me where it says the database is called photographers of colour please? Can't see that.

Meanwhile the following from their website and the article.

'resources to discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions'

PS. I am of non-anglo third world ethnicity and I'm white (people from my ethnicity are not normally white) and I have almost zero understanding of the traditions and practices of the people from my home country.

Ethnicity & skin colour don't make a difference to the way a person is capable of viewing the world.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
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Terry M: EVERY post in the "most popular" queue (at this point) is denigrating the intent of the database. If THAT doesn't illustrate the problem, nothing will.

EDWARD ARTISTE is the most effective type of troll. A pure performance artist that doesn't even know he's putting on a show because of the low level indoctrination process. Truly absorbed and at one with his craft.

Above you see him attaching ridiculous racist assertions onto other commentators personalities when he doesn't even know them and they have said no such things. Then he starts pointing his finger at the racism he's just manufactured. As if to say "Ha! See! There is racism! Let's squash it!" - thereby giving some validation to his existence. Like a pest control agent dropping mites on someones floor and claiming their work is never done.

Hats off to you sir! A prime specimen of curious psychological wonder! I bet therapists would salivate reading about you.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: I've seen these at the camera swapmeet... they're GARBAGE! Half of the LED's break contact and die (because of the bend) before the first month... :P

Exactly ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 22:15 UTC

I'm sure a lot of people would be tempted to use this for a totally different purpose..

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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