philmar

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Apr 3, 2006
About me:

MY STUFFS
Canon EOS 5DIII, 24-70 L, 16-35 L, EFS 10-22, 70-200 f4 IS L, 50 mm f1.8, 100 mm f2.8 L IS Macro,Tamron 150-600mm f5.6-6.3, Canon 1.4x TC, Canon 430EX Speedlight, Gitzo tripod, Tamrac Velocity 9 bag, Canon grip & monopod.....AND A HUGE CREDIT CARD BILL!!!

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Ben O Connor: Hot air baloon is the daily activity in Capadoccia (Kapadokya) /Turkey.

There are fantastic views too. These tips will make my winter holiday unforgetable. Thanks

Don't forget Bagan in Myanmar
https://flic.kr/p/21q1Ltr

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 17:10 UTC

Been in hot air balloon before so I agree with one tip: FLY FLY FLY!!
Here's why, why, why: https://flic.kr/p/8PAXc5
https://flic.kr/p/21q1Ltr
https://flic.kr/p/hMqxwz
https://flic.kr/p/21FNjqj
https://flic.kr/p/5i1Eza
https://flic.kr/p/bie6YK
https://flic.kr/p/8cSRLK
https://flic.kr/p/Y9BqUQ

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 17:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Azimuth46: It seems to me that Windows gains significant more performance than Mac in this upcoming release.

Most importantly Adobe and also DPR are concentrated on import/export times but it's not there where we must concentrate on. I know it's much easier to test import and/or export but the bottleneck is in reviewing images in Library module when you go as fast as possibile from one image to another, even with two screens (one dedicated to have the image in full screen) and you have the "Loading..." or you have the pixellating images because they are still loading!

You have to do the same in Develop Module where LR is supposed to use GPU (which one is enough when a 1080Ti isn't!), or when you are comparing images still in Dev Module. And so forth. These are the tests that count! Especially if you are working with a UHD monitor, which is more common nowadays.

I agree. Adobe has made improvements to LR solely for the purpose of getting more instagram/facebook smart phone users on to subscription for LR Mobile. The billions of smart phone users dwarfs the DSLR professionals.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 19:55 UTC

Very good video for those learning the craft of photography. Seems a bit out of place here on a gearist site that worships measurebatism. The forums are filled with fanboys whose interest in photography is more towards owning the 'best' equipment rather than better using the gear they have.
THAT said I must add the author's photos of Myanmar are magical. Much like India, it's pretty hard to take bad photos in Myanmar...even I took good photos there: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwYffNg

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 16:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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jackspra: Great portfolio to look through.Magical Myanmar shots,nice b&w portraits.

Much like India, it's pretty hard to take bad photos in Myanmar...even I took good photos there: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwYffNg

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
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kobakokh: C1 and DxO Lan released with great functions, even better then any versions of LR.

Do DxO and C1 have double monitor support?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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jl_smith: I gotta tell you guys, give C1 a serious try. Like, 30 solid days and watching tutorials. Lots of people say LR workflow is better(including me) but now I say it's just different. It's hard to learn new software when all muscle memory was dedicated to Adobe, but I am glad I did. C1 is pretty good and way, way faster than LR.

" C1 is pretty good and way, way faster than LR."
Faster? What is faster/ the whole workflow: import, process and develop to jpg? or is just the processing of a single RAW file? Thanks

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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Deardorff: Glad I don't use it. Other options that work well. My work computer never hooks up to the internet - for some reason Adobe does not like this. Adobe thinks their customers are thieves and tries to force them to the subscription service that cuts off the program if you load it and then don't keep that computer hooked up to the internet. It is Adobe who are the thieves.

what about LR Classic...easy to crack?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
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D200_4me: I've seen way too many photos like this on social media. For the first several you see it's pretty cool. But after awhile, you get sick of seeing it. No burning steel wool will be swung around in front of my camera. I've seen too much of it already :-)

Well maybe it applies to amputee porn...not interested anymore. But that's just me perhaps.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
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marcio_napoli: I'm probably off topic here, and maybe I should be taking my happy thoughts pills instead of posting something here no one will care.

In this apparently innocent video there's one of the key reasons pro photography keeps digging its hole.

The whole video is "here. Take it. Free knowledge. This is how you do it (even though you'd feel a billion times prouder of yourself if you have earned the technique by yourself, but who cares), just shut up and take it!!"

Imagine if anyone could become a doctor by learning things this way, huh? But who cares for pro photography anyway, so let's celebrate free knowledge and take a good hit on that coffin nail.

Probably a bit more on topic: gotta love The First World.

LA sewers in the middle of night?

Where I live, step out the car with gear bags at night and you're robbed before actually making it to the sewers!

Also, that pixelstick is actually amazing, very easy to create impressive shots with that thing.

YIKES!! Just curious, what city do you live in?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:21 UTC
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TheDman: Isn't everyone done with the spinning steel wool yet?

I thought every SONY article was 'sponsored' by SONY - that's why there's so many of them .
Signed,
Canon user feeling left behind

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

Havana is a remarkable city blessed/cursed by decades of little development.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjpcu2BT
Many architectural gems remain...at least until a major hurricane.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 6th comment

I absolutely LOVE Flickr. I've over 14,000 photos posted to it. Photos from all over the globe. Because of Flickr I had a photo published in National Geographic. Because of Flickr I am starting to post more photos on Getty images for sale. Because of Flickr I've met up with photographers in other parts of the world. Because of Flickr I've received local information from Flickrites that have been to locations I was about to visit.
I laugh at some of the detractors that I read from here. I'd love to hear from people who know of better alternatives.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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philmar: Don't really care Adobe. You seem to only make changes to increase subscription numbers. Thousands if current subscribers are angry that you do little to improve the current speed (lack of) of the program. Try upgrading the code so that LR better uses the power of GPU acceleration. Marketers have taken over the development of LR.

Reilly, thanks for the useless reply. There are tens of thousands of people NOT using your PC and those are the people whose experience my comment speaks to.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)

Don't really care Adobe. You seem to only make changes to increase subscription numbers. Thousands if current subscribers are angry that you do little to improve the current speed (lack of) of the program. Try upgrading the code so that LR better uses the power of GPU acceleration. Marketers have taken over the development of LR.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)
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mario loconte: after 7 years, I sold a very good copy of this lens a couple of moths ago. No regrets

No regrets selling it...or no regrets having owned it?
Or both?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)

Have had a copy of one for over 10 years...the Manual Focus to Auto Focus switch is stuck. It requires a ton of force to switch it between MF and AF mode. I've missed a few shots because of that. Am afraid Canon will charge me a few hundred to fix it.....will wait until I buy the new version and sell the old workhorse 'as is'

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 14th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1176 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

I am able to carry my 5D3 around when i travel. Perhaps the Leica Q is marginally better but unless you print/sell those photos then my cheaper gear is still MORE than adequate. I don't need a Ferrari to drive to work and to the store. My BMW is more than capable and cheaper. Perhaps you have cash to burn - then buy a Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1176 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Tom_A, why would I be jealous? My current gear is more than sufficient. It is weather sealed. he Leica does NOTHING my gear doesn't.
Answer me this: why would my knowing it cost a lot LOT less than the Leica be a reason to be jealous?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1176 comments in total)
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MrDams: No weather sealing, at $5,000.

..presumably your personal helicopter would protect the camera from the elements

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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