Mark Hollister

Lives in United States Toadsuck, AR, United States
Joined on Aug 12, 2009


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TomHudsonVisual: Why does he look and talk like Trump?

If there were an article about a photo of a lizard on a rock in the Andes, some of you folks would still find a way to drag Trump into it. Please stop. It’s getting old.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 21:58 UTC

Vikki Hansen used to post colorized pics here many years ago. She was so good at it that her pics looked like they were shot in color to begin with. After all these years I still haven’t figured out how she did it. Anyone here remember her?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Autriche78: 979 comments already! Nuts. It's a box, with a sensor, that accepts lenses, that lets you capture memories. Now let's feed the starving, shelter the homeless, stop the destruction of our environment, and leave behind a planet that our children's children will still find beauty in.

My view is that that helping the less fortunate is not mutually exclusive with enjoying a new camera - or anything else for that matter. I don’t see a conflict between doing good and enthusiastically greeting the arrival the Sony A7RIII.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 04:22 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)

To whom it may concern at Adobe: from our point of view, the subscription model feels like extortion.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:19 UTC as 453rd comment | 4 replies
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RidgeRunner22: Is there a reason why this website went from posting fairly independent and comprehensive reviews of cameras, to running 15 articles for every new camera that basically is advertising for the major camera companies? It makes me pretty damn skeptical that the reviews are as independent as they once were.

You should demand your money back.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
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Mark Hollister: How can you know which photo somebody's going to steal? The only way to cover yourself is copy copyright all of your photos. Who's got that kind of money? The practical upshot of US Copyright law is that photographers are SOL.

I should have said "register" rather than "copyright."

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 23:58 UTC

I hope this company succeeds. iPhones today are far better than when the first year's model, in the same way this technology could also turn into something really incredible.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies

How can you know which photo somebody's going to steal? The only way to cover yourself is copy copyright all of your photos. Who's got that kind of money? The practical upshot of US Copyright law is that photographers are SOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (76 comments in total)

I edited a Lumia 1020 RAW sample, is there a place to post it? I've never posted a pic on, I don't know if it's possible or if I should post it on Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 21:04 UTC as 8th comment

2 votes at 1.0? How can anybody in their right mind give this a 1.0 score? This is a stunningly good photo. I can't see this getting rated anything below a 7 or 8. Personally, I think it's a 10. Methinks there are some people who want to win so bad they vote other people down - which in their heart of hearts, they know does not really constitute a win. My comments are not directed at any other entry or entrant in particular, because I don't know who's doing it. But somebody is. Shame on them.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tulips in HDR in the ~ HDR ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

This is my favorite in the top 10.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bunnefjorden in the ~ HDR ~ challenge (1 comment in total)

I think this should have placed at or near the top. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in the voting. Personally, I like realistic HDR over the garish cartoony kind. I think you did a great job - this is a beautiful shot!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo San Vito Lo Capo (Sicily) in the Sunrise sunset challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful shot, Giuseppe! This picture should be no less than 5th place, I think. 2 votes at 1.5? Something is really wrong is going on here. Dpreview needs to figure out a way of getting more honest voting. Such as throwing out the 2 highest and 2 lowest votes.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 01:57 UTC as 1st comment

So Adobe didn't ditch their stupid new policy, they only delayed it for *some* users. Dumb. People don't like having their arm twisted. If I were the maker of alternative software to Adobe, I'd be jumping for joy.

Alternatives: (prices as of 01/14/2012))
Aperture: $79.99
Capture NX: $179.95
GIMP: Free
Oloneo PhotoEngine: $149.00
Oloneo HDREngine: $59.00
Photoline - 59 Euros
Pixelmator $29.99
Portrait Professional $39.95 (current 50% off special)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 08:21 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On photo weiße Rose in the Your Country's National Flower, challenge (2 comments in total)

A masterpiece!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:03 UTC as 1st comment
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (375 comments in total)
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DVDmike: I have no problem with a company making as much money as it can. Greed has everything to do with why we have better products and to say that Adobe is just greedy is ridiculous. If any of the profit haters want to give me some of their cash to help even things out, I will take it. But I certainly don't expect them or Adobe to do so.

That being said, I think that it is a stupid decision by Adobe. I think that they are getting desperate and are willing to make some bold moves. Steve Jobs' war against Adobe is obviously hitting hard on Adobe and Adobe is taking this opportunity to try a new business model. Perhaps they will succeed. But it just a matter of time before someone hires a few key engineers away from Adobe and starts their own outfit, or Apple steps up in a big way or the open source road may start to open. Either way, this does not bode well for those with Adobe stock. I have help Apple stock since the early 1980's, I guess I should wait a few more years to sell it.

I'm also all for companies making as much as they can, and I also believe in competition. I've already got Pixelmator. It has the vast majority of Photoshop's features for just $29. $29 versus $699 with the prospect of having to upgrade with every new version of Photoshop? It's an easy choice. Adobe's harebrained idea is going to inhibit people from upgrading. Not upgrading is free!

I also have Apple's Aperture, for which I paid $79. Between those two, I can get by just fine.

Photoline is another great alternative to Photoshop.

Adobe should learn a lesson from the Netflix debacle. We're in a major recession, people just don't have money to throw around anymore.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:30 UTC
On photo Four Ladies in the d [read everything] challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Steve. I guess the photo doesn't show off the D's enough! Yes, it was really calm that evening, more so than I've ever seen there.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 10:14 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Human figure in the I'll Follow The Sun challenge (6 comments in total)

It could be it's just you, Paolo. I think this one deserves first place. Nice shot, Bluedeep.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo PARIS_203 in the Panoramics of City-scapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow! In my opinion, this should have placed higher.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 05:57 UTC as 1st comment
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