Camera5

Camera5

Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Estate Manager
Joined on Sep 9, 2011
About me:

Son of photographer Sam Haskins. Owner/Manager of the Sam Haskins Estate. http://www.samhaskinsblog.com

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On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (225 comments in total)

What an utterly charming project. Bravo. Love it!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 16:08 UTC as 15th comment
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photofan1986: I wouldn't be surprised if the new "update" makes the non-slowed down devices reboot randomly to "prove" their point. That's the level of honesty we can expect from a brand like crApple.

@SheepStar Seriously? Apple are fighting a global PR battle to correct their latest management/engineering debacle and you choose to write a condescending post to a single user? The multi-touch issue was widely reported for the very reason that users reported it to Apple and were sent packing. It is often difficult to replicate these issues they are not consistent. I am actually a huge fan of the iPhone and I am sympathetic to disruptive technology being a complex evolving challenge but that doesn't make Apple off limits to legitimate criticism. I will certainly take my 25 month old iPhone in for a new battery as recently offered by Tim Cook - the car will be in the workshop - you will be pleased to hear.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 20:33 UTC

Great ad for Canon M series! Chef's knife triumphs over Swiss Army Knife. Surprise! :-P Don't assume that real camera's are dead. The evolution of photography is more interesting and complex than the dictates of average smart phone users. The power of a great print will always impart a more powerful experience than the same image on a palm sized screen. A single great print of a wonderful image on the wall - without being oversized - can chage the atmosphere in a room. That kind of power precedes smartphones and will never go away. Also as entry level digital camera's become more and more extraordinary they - not the iPhone - are setting photographic benchmarks for millions of amateurs.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 14:53 UTC as 177th comment
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photofan1986: I wouldn't be surprised if the new "update" makes the non-slowed down devices reboot randomly to "prove" their point. That's the level of honesty we can expect from a brand like crApple.

I have an iPhone 6s with the latest version of iOS, the screen sometimes (too often) needs multiple taps before it responds (a widely reported issue), it slowed to a crawl after the recent update and it freezes and crashes randomly even with plenty of juice. I would have put up with everything except the massive slowdown. The battery story is obviously BS by Tim Cook because having it plugged in to a charger did not make a difference to performance. This is part of much more pervasive pattern of bullying by software engineers and interface designers. It takes global publicity and multiple law suits to get user friendly options? Designers, engineers and those who manage them need to be more empathic and thoughtful.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:21 UTC

The real scandal is that the general bullying mentality of software engineers, service providers (which includes Apple) and programmers, is creating unneccesary user experience stress. The future may belongs to the giants (Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook) but none of these players can take long term loyalty for granted. The masses can place a company on a commercial throne but they can also depose tyrants....very easily!

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 10:24 UTC as 17th comment
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what_i_saw: Chinese drone company....... Chinese companies play by a different set of rules.

You are largely correct but if they sell drones in the UK then their business comes under the Data Protection Act. It is likely that the regulators here will fine them a hell of a lot more than $30,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 21:08 UTC

There is a wonderful visual and visceral joy to abseiling. Congratulations to Ben Von Wong for doing what is essentially a fashion/lifestyle shoot by incorporating an urban set and an extreme sport sensation. I love the energy and enthusiasm. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 2nd comment

Love Mathieu's passion and energy. And, he took some lovely shots.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 08:42 UTC as 15th comment
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Camera5: Last close-up of Jennifer Lawrence's face is a wonderful shot. Emotionally compelling and transcends the fame to unlock something of the sitter as a human being, a good strong photograph! One of the best ever taken of her. Stylistically it subtly references the 60's and there is something of the sixties ingenue about Lawrence.

Hi Clay, I am glad my comments reached you. Stick to your guns and be bold with your ideas. You produced a good shoot in a tiny time window. Jennifer Lawrence and the kid interacted very sweetly and naturally, that was a bonus. Platon was telling me how he had just moments with dozens of heads of state at a UN shoot for The New Yorker, and he also came back with great portraits. Constraints - including time - can be creative fuel, Sam always used to say that.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
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Camera5: Last close-up of Jennifer Lawrence's face is a wonderful shot. Emotionally compelling and transcends the fame to unlock something of the sitter as a human being, a good strong photograph! One of the best ever taken of her. Stylistically it subtly references the 60's and there is something of the sixties ingenue about Lawrence.

Clay Cook is an ambitious young photographer and his hard work placed Jennifer Lawrence in front of his camera. There is something I learned from years of watching young aspiring photographers show their portfolios to a master photographer, encouragement has more power than negativity ever will. Articulate your observations and encourage.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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sapple: First thing I learned in my copyright class is your work is already protected by copyright without registering and has been for decades. This is a service that gives peace of mind to people that do not understand the law.

Gather up your best images and publish. A publication puts you in a very strong position. People will steal good images - always have and always will. Once there's a copy lying in the Library of Congress with your name on it, you will have a much easier time suing.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
On article The photography of Stanley Kubrick as a teenager (43 comments in total)

Kubrick always was a master of stills. Seen many of these before, they are masterful and impart timeless gravitas, the X-factor of emotional conviction that is soaked into all good art.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Magical. You ventured into the wild, had a great experience, did no harm and came back with inspiring photographs. Bravo.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 6th comment

Last close-up of Jennifer Lawrence's face is a wonderful shot. Emotionally compelling and transcends the fame to unlock something of the sitter as a human being, a good strong photograph! One of the best ever taken of her. Stylistically it subtly references the 60's and there is something of the sixties ingenue about Lawrence.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies

Wonderful to see DPR featuring masters at work. For another master class in lighting see the shoot that Sam Haskins did for Harper's Bazaar in Sydney a few weeks after his 80th birthday in December 2006.

http://www.samhaskinsblog.com/?p=1016

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 7th comment

Brava Robin! Charming project.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 18:21 UTC as 72nd comment
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Camera5: Guys, in future, please use logarithmic scales and make the use of colour more contrasty on your charts.

Good chart design is a 'numbers discussion' amongst other things, and as I said, scaling is not the only problem here.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
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Camera5: Guys, in future, please use logarithmic scales and make the use of colour more contrasty on your charts.

I am a DPR fan. These guys do a great job but data design is my field and this chart is just a clumsy silly design. It might be a bit of fun but the data is interesting and this rendition does the interpretation no favours. The scaling error is not the only problem with this design.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 01:13 UTC

What a charming video. Just human and lovely. Bravo.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 43rd comment

Guys, in future, please use logarithmic scales and make the use of colour more contrasty on your charts.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:01 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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