tom graham

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a teacher
Joined on Dec 28, 2002

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On photo Last voyage in the Dramatic skies challenge (10 comments in total)

nice - but - I don't like to see the "horizon" split so close to middle of image

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 03:31 UTC as 6th comment
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (129 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: To me, your white signature on dark background is the dominant (or at least a major) visual component of nearly every one of these images -- it seriously degrades the compositions. If you insist on marking each image, I'd strongly suggest making it a more subtle watermark, using tones more consistent with those of the area upon which you impose it.

Agree, signature is much distracting. Make it transparent and put in lower corner. You want copyright? When does a photo become copyrighted?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 21:13 UTC

That first B&W, water and ??. It's a picture of??? I give up, maybe I'm supposed to fond it confusing?
Tom

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

We see in HDR. Our brain makes what the eye gives it into HDR. Learn about our eye brain system. For example, how much of what we "see" is actually in focus/sharp at any given instant? Hold out your arm, stick up your thumb - that (angle) is how much we focus on.
Tom

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 04:14 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On photo Leah_1 in the -Canon vs Nikon : Wedding Photography- (in Full Colours) - challenge (11 comments in total)

Just realized how to solve the solution for the booty problem (ass-uming there is one). Photoshop, Pucker Tool.
Tom

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 01:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Leah_1 in the -Canon vs Nikon : Wedding Photography- (in Full Colours) - challenge (11 comments in total)

Pose. Think I know now. Think she should have turned clockwise some so her be-hind was in more silhouette And of course she still twists neck to look at camera. Unless of course she -wanted- to show off her booty!
Tom

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Leah_1 in the -Canon vs Nikon : Wedding Photography- (in Full Colours) - challenge (11 comments in total)

also agree gorgeous. The strobe use is remarkably simple yet gives stunning light. I also really like the soft shadow from the gown coming forward. Goes without saying the composition using curves is great. My only minor problem is her pose. It rather emphasis her rump, but(t) maybe that's what you/she wanted to emphasize. Yet, I like her look over shoulder so not sure how you could position her body to look trimmer.
Tom

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Hidden amongst the leafs in the Amongst The Leaf Litter #2 challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice, you have good acuity to find this little guy. I know you had very low light. But I would like it much better with all of the leaves in focus/sharp. Don't know the K-5, but perhaps you could have bumped the ISO two stops to 6400 and if so you could have shot at f11. Or f16 better still. I know, I know, then people get all excited about noise but I would trade noise for depth of field here.
Tom

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 06:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (371 comments in total)
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feilong: Forgot to mention the Panasonic CM1.. its not released in most places around the world but I think its the best out there as of now.

prediction - 3 years from now dpreview will not exist. (Too bad Amazon!!) Photography, except for studio work, will be by these toys. (Too bad Nikon, Canon).
tom

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:56 UTC
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