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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lilBuddha: It is a shame that this needs to be said every time something like this happens. But speaking out against the abuse IS about justice. Abusers have had the power to shut down complaints, by the fear of the abused to lose all employment. And the abusers clients have been complicit in this by ignoring the complaints. Noit to mention dodgy campaigns that feed off abusive scenarios.
Despite the fear of "false" complaints, there is little evidence of any such trend.

As has been said, Conde Nast is a private company and does not have to meet the same legal standard as a prosecution.

For years, well, for all its history, the industry has ignored complaints of abuse. How is that right, just or fair?

Sure, although it goes both ways. How is it fair or just to have a trial by media without evidence or any court proceeding but still ruin someones life over a false allegation?
Not saying that it's false in this example, but rather I'm saying that we don't know what's true or not here. We don't know the full story, but actions are already being taken out against the accused without any due process. <--- That's just as unfair as the abuser shutting down complaints, because it opens the door for the accusations themselves to lead to bullying and abuse and slander.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 22:54 UTC
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NCV: Welcome to the new age of internet justice. Trail by Facebook and sentencing by Twitter.

Witness the howl of the clicking keyboard mob as the miscreants are exposed, shamed and then lose their livelihoods. Surly a new cultural revolution.

I must admit I preferred the age when cases were brought to a physical law court and a judge decided between right and wrong.

'Yes, there have been examples of wrong accusations, too, but that doesn't generally make the public criticism of misbehaviour in a position of power a bad thing, or even worse than the misbehaviour itself.'

It makes it bad when there is no punishment for the wrong accusations (or even the same crime committed by certain types of people). Why should one bad person get away with it but not another?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 05:38 UTC
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NCV: Welcome to the new age of internet justice. Trail by Facebook and sentencing by Twitter.

Witness the howl of the clicking keyboard mob as the miscreants are exposed, shamed and then lose their livelihoods. Surly a new cultural revolution.

I must admit I preferred the age when cases were brought to a physical law court and a judge decided between right and wrong.

It's pretty much the modern equivalent of the Salem Witch Trials, except they actually got to go to court. Mass hysteria without evidence ,mostly based on speculation and misinformation. On top of that, plenty of the high profile people calling out the wrongdoers these days were living it up large with them in the past. Hypocrites who are complicit in the same crimes they point their fingers at today.
Here you are saying it's about 'awareness for a reality in which privileged people tend to abuse their power and get away with it' when it should be about ANYONE who gets away with abusing others. You're pretty much saying that the SJW crowd is all about class discrimination. Whatever happened to equality?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 05:34 UTC
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NCV: Welcome to the new age of internet justice. Trail by Facebook and sentencing by Twitter.

Witness the howl of the clicking keyboard mob as the miscreants are exposed, shamed and then lose their livelihoods. Surly a new cultural revolution.

I must admit I preferred the age when cases were brought to a physical law court and a judge decided between right and wrong.

@ Hubertus Bigend
You totally missed the point. Internet/Social justice has very little to do with putting criminals behind bars or victims having their day in court.

Check out the story around -> 'Mattress Girl' Emma Sulkowicz. SJW behavior has led to innocent people having their reputations ruined while criminals are championed as heroes.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 22:11 UTC
On article Canon launches refillable ink printers in the UK (134 comments in total)

More junk to sell people...
Considering folks have been converting existing printers with specialised ink systems for ages, is there any reason for them to release new printers at all?
Oh yeah, those landfills aren't quite big enough yet..

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 21:51 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)

Wow.. I thought this horse was dead but some companies are still wanting to beat money out of it..

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 05:54 UTC as 3rd comment
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Krav Maga: As the armchair experts stuck within their own personal boxes wax chaotic about how meh the photos are, I'll just say that I like them all. Each one is wonderful in its unique way.

'armchair experts stuck within their own personal boxes wax chaotic about how meh the photos are'
You mean like having ones own opinion and expressing it?

To each their own, but personally I think there's an unnerving lack of awareness and critical thought among people who think everything is good.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 02:21 UTC

Love his style and composition. Using the environment as a subject as well as the animal itself, and then giving emotional context to the process... that's what separates an artist from a camera operator. The video work does all this justice as well. Captured wonderfully.

And nuts to the guys in the following thread (https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4236504) who say you need to get as close as possible with a high magnification zoom lens otherwise you're missing opportunities for the shot. Bwahahaha.. this guy proves you wrong.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 04:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)

10 years later some children in China will be chemically melting down the electronics on these through some dangerous process to recycle metals.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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Zoran K: Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems, Nunavut bear monitor says

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4442887/viral-video-of-emaciated-polar-bear-may-not-be-what-it-seems-nunavut-bear-monitor-says-1.4442892

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1114184771526/

But I like pointing my finger and shaking my fist when I see hypocrisy... it would be against my core beliefs to ignore it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
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Zoran K: Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems, Nunavut bear monitor says

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4442887/viral-video-of-emaciated-polar-bear-may-not-be-what-it-seems-nunavut-bear-monitor-says-1.4442892

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1114184771526/

'liberal dpreview journalists'
Like the time DPReview posted an article about a database of female-only journalists on the basis that gender disparity in the workforce is due to sexism... while completely ignoring the fact that DPReview itself only consists of 2 women out of a total of 16 staff members.
That was a funny moment .. we all had a good laugh at DPReview...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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helltormentor: Global warming is a lie, everybody knows that, so this must be a fake documentary made by THEM to mislead us!

I thought is was changed from 'global warming' to 'climate change'.. because the temperature isn't warming globally. *shrugs*

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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ecka84: Well, of course, polar bears are vegetarian (snowtarian?) and they don't harm other animals when they feed. Right?
We don't even know what's wrong with that bear. Maybe he ate something he shouldn't have.
"need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy."
- OK, then what's your idea of happy wildlife?
"if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems"
- That's not what we should be worrying about. Much more terrible things can happen if the Earth continues to warm. How many people suffer and die every day because of the idiots running our planet? If you don't know, then you might be one of them. Believe it or not, but nature has survived things worse than us.
There are two choices:
Animals are starving, humans are destroying their ecosystem, mostly due to overpopulation, let's feed them humans. Sounds fair?
OR, leave them alone, let them fight for their own survival and fix the real problem instead.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Zdman, lol.. what's objective is that entire categories of cameras were excluded.. categories that DPreview regularly writes about. Anyway, I'm out.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Exactly @entoman
Never mind the fact that we can all purchase MANY cameras right now that we'd consider winners within their specific categories, categories that DPreview themselves mentions news on now and then but don't seem to be on this list.

@Barney, as I said, you have the right to write what you want for your own needs. But if you've not written this list with a 'maximum sales demographic' in mind then the wording needs to change. Otherwise you get a bunch of people claiming that this is a marketing driven list.. like what we are seeing in these comments.

i.e. I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

So what Richard?

It's about what sells and makes the most revenue from potential DPReview reader sales. If it was about what's best for certain categories, then where are the medium format cameras? Where are the large format view cameras? Where are the technical panorama cameras?

Sure, DP review have a right to post subjective information how they see fit to suit their own needs. That's how things work. Just like readers have a right to perceive the information how they see fit as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)
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Michiel953: I haven’t gone through the comments yet, but the Canon fanboys must feel outrageously neglected.

Why? The first three cameras mentioned are Canon cameras. That's excellent product placement for Canon.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 comments in total)

Best = The models we can gain the most revenue from.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
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Tequila MockingjayBird: Why rotations? It should be a ball with cameras that captures the 360 shot in one shot. Moving 360/panoramas suffer from moving objects such as birds, people, cars ,etc.

It seems to be cough season for many people around me so the lemon tea just came to mind. Have whatever tea you want folks.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (294 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.

No.. I actually go out and use the kinds of cameras that the Df was supposed to represent the look and feel and usability of, and they are nothing alike. Their promo material heralded it as some return to form but handling was compromised in almost every single way.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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