Alexander Raemer

Alexander Raemer

Lives in Australia Shellharbour NSW, Australia
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.raemerphotography.com
Joined on Apr 6, 2013
About me:

Capturing moments in time...

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When Abobe introduced subscriptions I said then it wasn't for the benefit of photographers but for them to continually increase the price. Well, hate to say it but I was right. I still use the stand alone cs6 and will do as long as posible.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 08:29 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies

If IG were really seriouse they would delete all followers and comments so we are all equal and start with a clean slate. That would make me smile all week...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 04:15 UTC as 6th comment
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J Parker: Buy an old copy of Photoshop 7. It:

1. Would be super cheap (only $25-$50).

2. Works just fine with Windows 10.

3. Works lightning fast on a current PC.

4. Is 100x more powerful than Lightroom (it can do all the sophisticated editing tasks that Lightroom can't do, and has 90% of the functions of today's Photoshop -- unless your focus is something other than than photography, i.e. 3D modeling).

5. Works completely offline.

6. See #3 again. Your workflow will thank you. Today's Photoshop and Lightroom are overweight, sluggish, and not nearly as fast as they should be. When you see how ridiculously fast PS 7 runs, it will put a smile on your face.

7. You pay only once.

Assuming you can live with an alternative method of converting your raw files, you should be fine. Never allow a single company to control any part of your creative process.

One of the best astro-photographers I know still uses Photoshop 5.5 to this day....

Totally agree...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 06:13 UTC

Photo editing has been going on since day one. Some of the most iconic photos were edited when we only gad film in the processing and darkroom. When we went to digital and photo editing programs were developed it opened up creative photo art. You either like the posibilities you have been given or don't so get over it and let your creative juices flow.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 02:55 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Autriche78: Once upon a time I had the desire to become a professional photographer.

I have to say I'm thrilled I didn't follow through, and decided to keep it a beloved hobby instead, with a paid gig every now and again. When I read stuff like this, and what professionals have to do these days to get noticed and to make money, and how many people are out to take advantage of them in a hundred different ways, it turns my stomach.

Thirty odd years ago I was professional and what I learned was making a living from photography, you came to hate it. I quit and didn't pick up a camera for thirty years until I retired. Now I take photos I like and if people like my work great, if not so what.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 09:19 UTC

Time to create my own platform for photographers to feature their photos with no fees, ads or selfies...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 04:25 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Gmon750: Funny... Microsoft putting out a specific release to only certain levels of windows to make it perform better? Really?

Why not apply it to all windows 10 releases? To think that they are purposely crippling lower tiered versions to me should grab the attention of regulators.

Microsof doesn't care about the average Joe, they only care about Big business because they just pay whatever the price and don't ask questions.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 10:10 UTC
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Gmon750: Funny... Microsoft putting out a specific release to only certain levels of windows to make it perform better? Really?

Why not apply it to all windows 10 releases? To think that they are purposely crippling lower tiered versions to me should grab the attention of regulators.

Microsof doesn't care about the average Joe, the only care about Big business because they just pay whatever the price and don't ask questions.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 10:08 UTC

I have never seen the same clouds in the exact same place in different seasons. Canon my have been born yesterday but I wasn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 15:55 UTC as 22nd comment

By the the looks of things fb and instagram will be the one program soon. Time for everyone to wake up and move on, back to real life...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (304 comments in total)
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MemnonII: Don't rely on software to compensate for your inability to use your camera.

A good photographer learns composition.
A good photographer learns their equipment.
A good photographer can accomplish the same result as a photographer with 10x larger budget.

EG: I want to photograph birds. Do I buy a 800mm lens at £10000 or do I buy a ghillie suit at £80 or a hide at £200, use unscented soap and some knowledge of the birds I want to photograph.

The internet is full of gear heads with zero talent tossing off over how the next camera off the conveyer belt is the must have thing in order to make their life complete.

I really despise morons that belt on about how the dynamic range of camera X is so much better than camera Y. Talentless, bad photographers will always bang on about equipment.

Good photographers get on with what they have and will be more likely to produce good results.

Totally agree... If you know your gear's limitations and you work within those limitations your photos will be great.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
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Sean65: The decisive symmetry? I suspect this is a load of over analysed academic guff!

I totally agree... It looks like a complete mess. I'll stick to the two thirds rule, much more pleasing to the eye.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
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Alexander Raemer: If google and alike made it imposible to right click and copy, download and save as etc, it would go a long way to protect everyone's copyright...

If there is a will there is a way but If you are stupid enough to upload a high res or large image to the internet you deserve to get it stolen.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 06:14 UTC

If google and alike made it imposible to right click and copy, download and save as etc, it would go a long way to protect everyone's copyright...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

If there was a manditory payout handed out by the courts or tribunal to the owner of the copyright of the photo and make it say $250,000.00 for indeviduals and say $25,000,000.00 and up for companies, who do not have a liecence. That might makr thieves sit up and think.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 03:28 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Alexander Raemer: I tested a photo I post edited two ways, high colour saturation and the other a minimal saturation to give a cooler mood. The first high saturation got a score of 79% and the other a score of 1%.

I posted both of these photos on 500 px and Instsgram some time ago and both had almost the same number of likes on both sites.

The best way to tell if a photo is awesome is if you sell the photo. If you haven't sold it, it's still awesome as you haven't found the buyer who thinks it is awesome. It's all in the eye of the beholder...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

I tested a photo I post edited two ways, high colour saturation and the other a minimal saturation to give a cooler mood. The first high saturation got a score of 79% and the other a score of 1%.

I posted both of these photos on 500 px and Instsgram some time ago and both had almost the same number of likes on both sites.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 04:38 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Alexander Raemer: If you think Adobe will keep the subscription at the cost it is today your dreaming. Once they got you, the cost will go up every year. The excuse will be inflation or some other bs excuse.

Lets see how long it takes for it to happen.

Lets just wait and see how long it will be before they increase their subscriptions across the board and what excuse they use. My prediction is within about six months

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Alexander Raemer: If you think Adobe will keep the subscription at the cost it is today your dreaming. Once they got you, the cost will go up every year. The excuse will be inflation or some other bs excuse.

Lets see how long it takes for it to happen.

The UK Pound is not the only one's currency that fluctuates, all currencies fluctuate. I have been hosting a dedicated gamming server for the past 15 years. I have to pay in $US, I rely on donations so my donations are in $US. It doesn't mater what ones exchange rate is, if they donate $US 10.00, I receive $US 10.00. My guess is they set up their business in the UK so they use UK Pounds. They only changes the were for Swedish currency. If currency fluctuations is a problem then it would be with all currencies. I feel this is a test case to see if they can increase their subscription across the board by 20% if they don't get a lot of flack from this one off hike. Only time will tell.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 06:37 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Alexander Raemer: If you think Adobe will keep the subscription at the cost it is today your dreaming. Once they got you, the cost will go up every year. The excuse will be inflation or some other bs excuse.

Lets see how long it takes for it to happen.

Maybe they should have worked on a better business plan taken into account currency fluctuations which by the looks of things they didn't. Maybe this has opened an opportunity for a takeover. My point is, the system they set up is good for them but not for the user. I'm just glad I have the stand alone version and for as long as it works for me I'll stick with it.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
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