primeshooter

primeshooter

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 13, 2012
About me:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StevenRobinsonPhotographer/posts

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But my biggest question, is why?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:28 UTC as 9th comment
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(unknown member): Well at these days someone with a medium knowledge of photoshop can get the same or better results. On the other hand this is a photo community.Probably if we sum the money everybody has given here we will end with some millions and as the time everybody has given here for studding and practicing we will end with some years...So because no one can take a single shot photo with such a big moon , and also because if the moon was so close to earth I guess no one would be able to read this because everybody would be dead... The photographer has to give the link of the raw file.

Fairly over processed work to my eyes, but I tend to favour less is more.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

@Photouniverse it is slow compared to a laptop based on windows as I can get a much faster processor with more ram. That's why. Sweating because if youve used it a few days you arent meant to be able to return it randomly. Time to dongle up..

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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falconeyes: I am seeing the expected comments here.

I am awaiting comments from real users of Photoshop with a new MBP if they observe any increase in productivity using the touch bar.

Moreover, I wonder if Apple has any plans to sell an external keyboard or touch pad with a touch bar. After all, many pros use MBP in clamshell mode with external keyboard and monitors.

Unable to afford? I bought it. It was a piece of style over substance; highly overpriced for the slow speed of the system garbage! Returned to store. Feel like I dodged a bullet. I was literally sweating the whole night they wouldn't refund me and I'd be stuck with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 08:38 UTC

Am i the only one here that simply doesn't want to talk to a PC? Adjust contrast to +27. No, adjust contrast to +87. Back it off a bit. Bit more, bit more...aw jes just give me the mouse I'll do it my damned self!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article 2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund (55 comments in total)
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quietrich: This is from a series of documentary images made in a very deprived area of north Wales, suffering from the decline of slate mining which was the economic foundation of the community. I did an article about this area some 15 years ago, so am familiar with the subject.
Clémentine Schneidermann's work focuses on the young girls growing up here, how their environment impacts on their identity, and maybe also the wider question of the space between the individual and place. You can see the project here: https://www.clementineschneider.com/images-1/
The many ignorant and crass comments below are valuable only as a representation of the insecurity and close-mindedness of those commenters. Perhaps shallow, ill-informed comments are the only way that some are able to address the accomplishments of such a talented young photographer, who has achieved more in a few short years than many of us can hope to achieve in a lifetime of photography. Shame.

Would have made more sense since it is a series that dpreview posted said series. Now I have seen that, it makes much more sense in that context. Ironically This is potentially the weakest of the images from said series for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
On article 2017 Oskar Barnack award offers €80,000 prize fund (55 comments in total)
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quietrich: This is from a series of documentary images made in a very deprived area of north Wales, suffering from the decline of slate mining which was the economic foundation of the community. I did an article about this area some 15 years ago, so am familiar with the subject.
Clémentine Schneidermann's work focuses on the young girls growing up here, how their environment impacts on their identity, and maybe also the wider question of the space between the individual and place. You can see the project here: https://www.clementineschneider.com/images-1/
The many ignorant and crass comments below are valuable only as a representation of the insecurity and close-mindedness of those commenters. Perhaps shallow, ill-informed comments are the only way that some are able to address the accomplishments of such a talented young photographer, who has achieved more in a few short years than many of us can hope to achieve in a lifetime of photography. Shame.

I am sympathetic to this situation and I am aware of it. However, a great photo should stand on it's own, without back up reading of the models situation et cetera, shouldn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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speculatrix: Nikon still continue the old market segmentation practices by putting limits on each range's features. For example, the D5xxx has quite a low burst speed, for no good reason other than to protect the higher models, which shows a lack of innovation.

Exactly my thoughts too.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)

The title picture is severely back focused when viewing large...

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 4th comment
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (83 comments in total)
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widgetbox: Time spent sending out such missives is time wasted when you could be doing paid work or seeking more of it. Enquiries that start out like this rarely if ever lead on to paid work. I speak as someone who ran a design and print business for 10 years and heard it all.

Which is not to say we didn't ever do free or mates rates. We did but for existing customers.

Exactly, they are chancers.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
On photo Valley by the light of a blue moon in the Down in the Valley challenge (30 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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Shamsheed: Photography was the art of telling stories, capturing moments and emotions. Photographers were the journalists of time.

It has become more of a fashion. The new trend is about style.

There is a line that should be drawn for when a photo remains a photo, and when it becomes an artwork. And called as such.

LET THE DEBATE BEGINS....

Shamsheed, absolutely, a lot of what what we see called 'photography' these days is actually better termed graphic design.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:53 UTC

Fair enough for VLC, they are just providing support. But who is responsible for the stupid idea of 360 video? Eh, you know like that's the reason a director chooses a lens, chooses a perspective, chooses what you see and what you don't.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 08:46 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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primeshooter: Yes, but then it's called "graphic design"; not photography. Stop screwing every which way with your images. Less is always more.

Pavel, there comes a time when it is no longer photography though. If you've take the sky from one image, the foreground from other? Come on man...that's just a sad state of affairs.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
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DA photo: I view some of my photography as art and have sold it that way. Ansel Adams freely admitted his darkroom enhancements. I can enhance a sky just by manipulating luminance sliders in lightroom. How many of you use the LR clarity slider as It improves the look of pictures. And what about the transform function to straighten buildings. My question is where does one draw the line. I worked for a paper never changed a picture and didn't have time anyway because of deadlines. I was in a home today where I looked at an artists paintings of the inlet she lives on. They are nice but they all are her pure invention. It is called art. The same can be done with photography and also be called art. In the over thirty years I have made photographs both professionally in my business and as a hobby the medium has changed enormously. It will be what it evolves to not what some of us would like it to be. There is room for all sorts of experimentation in producing images.

No, it's called graphic design.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 08:51 UTC

Yes, but then it's called "graphic design"; not photography. Stop screwing every which way with your images. Less is always more.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies

Shot 8 is stunning. I wonder what lens this is.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)
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beavertown: CCD sensor? Yuck, give me a cmos please.

The JPG looks more pleasing than the recent Nikon SLR line up, did they change the recipe in recent years?

CCD has better colour. Check out why medium format offers CMOS or CCD. Educate yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
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The Name is Bond: 5 elements? Hmmm, doesn't sound like a modern lens design. Best for film, I expect.

I bet you don't even print, I always find folk whining about wanting more MP or lenses that resolve more detail don't really need it for the most part. Another point to note is that all lenses resolve more detail when a higher MP sensor is used. It just shows corner flaws etc a bit more. Time to not loose sleep over such things...

Of course I'm sure you know much more about optics than Voigtlander. Give me a break ha ha...

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
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The Name is Bond: 5 elements? Hmmm, doesn't sound like a modern lens design. Best for film, I expect.

The Name is Bond, time to admit you don't know jack.
3 element lens:
http://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/trimagon-f26-95-mm/

I should draw your attention to this part "2.6/95mm Trimagon offers excellent sharpness and is suitable for resolutions from 60 million pixels and even more."

Yeh it's awful isn't it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/68748978@N02/sets/72157667637718983/
Amateur thinking!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
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