R Dunlop

Lives in Australia Western Australia, Australia
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Joined on Dec 7, 2001


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On article Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer (130 comments in total)

Flying a commercial drone requires safe working plans to be put in place to include communicating to all concerned the hazards associated with the job. Times, locations and safe working procedures in place I see no need for further involvement with the likes of FAA. If however an amateur pilot was to fly a drone over a prison, military base or crowded sports event without permission from the authorities concerned I would expect action to be taken against them. Flying a kite is OK up to a certain height, size and location, same for a balloon. Sailors on a windsurfer or in a canoe don't come under shipping rules but must not enter restricted zones or locations. Its more about the unsafe operation of the device, amateur drone photographers must not operate their craft where damage, personal injury or restricted entry rules apply, makes sense to me. Out of harms way to photograph wildlife, waterfalls and scenic areas should be OK and encouraged and unregulated in my view.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 06:50 UTC as 16th comment
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Tapper123: I think some of these images are actually pretty interesting.

In fact, I would say as a body of photos, they are not boring to look at. Not your typical slick portrait shots. I kinda like that.

Yes, many of them are technically awful. But sometimes technically good photos can be boring. Maybe it's my artistic side overpowering the logical side.

Each photgraph tells a story, AFP and Klamar put the series together. Without the AFP script its hard to make an assement here, the pictures could represent exactly what was agreed and what the customer asked for. If AFP left it all to Klamar let him go hang the pics in a gallery and see who buys them, there does't seem much support in this forum.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 04:34 UTC
On article Seascape photography (43 comments in total)

I find an article on 'landscape' photography without mention of DOF hyperfocal distance settings missing an important step in the process. Cranking down the aperture on a wide angle lense without deciding where the focus point will be can still produce poor depth of field results. On my kit 18mm lense I know if I select f10 and set the focus distance to 2 metres manually I can capture acceptable sharpness from around 1 metre to infinity. This method gives sharp foregrounds for those rock pools and sand grains etc. in this type of photo shoot.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 00:27 UTC as 7th comment
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