Lives in United States Kent, WA, United States
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Has a website at www.timsart.net
Joined on Sep 5, 2005


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Timj351: This looks like a very promising program. Can anyone comment on its noise reduction capabilities? I use 1 inch and smaller sensors in my cameras so good noise reduction for the RAW files is very important to me.

I've been happy enough with the noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw. I'm happy with the sharpening too and I always prefer to sharpen and reduce noise at the same time because they each effect each other. That's why I hope Affinity Photo does a great job with noise reduction and sharpening. The whole RAW processing has me real curious and I'm hoping to get some opinions on that. For forty bucks I'm real tempted to purchase it and find out for myself.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 01:56 UTC

This looks like a very promising program. Can anyone comment on its noise reduction capabilities? I use 1 inch and smaller sensors in my cameras so good noise reduction for the RAW files is very important to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
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rfsIII: With so much zoom range, noise and resolution are not an issue with this camera. Why? Because you can always get the exact framing you want so there's never a need to crop or enlarge; hence viewers always see the image at its best. The perfect camera for the exacting photographer.

You don't have to stand still and shoot from a single spot with this camera, or any superzoom for that matter, if you don't want to. People that shoot that way probably don't understand the differences in perspective well enough but it's no fault of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 06:32 UTC

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences go out to Michael's family.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 37th comment
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)

This is an incredible photo, I absolutely love it. Congrats on the win, it is very well deserved.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:16 UTC as 11th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (71 comments in total)

Great photos and I enjoyed reading the article.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 22nd comment

A real enjoyable interview, thanks DPR. I found it interesting when Sue said that her first digital camera, the Canon 10D, didn't have RAW. Of course it has RAW but maybe she just didn't understand the camera completely at that time.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:43 UTC as 17th comment
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BoFiS: There is nothing wrong with this, in fact, for a mobile device, this is the preferred way of doing it. Meaning, if you have 4K content, or are using it for VR, great, it'll display 4K, but the rest of the time, scaling icons and images up to 4K will just make them look worse and use up more battery than running at 1080p

What I imagine next will be devices made that contain a larger magnified lens that theses 4K cameras will sit in behind the lens for a larger viewing experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 03:43 UTC
On photo A View Through The Arch in the Holes in Nature challenge (12 comments in total)

Really awesome job on your composition and processing Steve. I love it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 7th comment

The zooming capabilities of the Nokia are very misleading in their commercials. They are trying to make it look like the phone has 10x or more zoom. If you digitally zoomed even a 38mp camera from the back of a room so that the stage filled the frame you would up with an image that isn't even a megapixel in size. Not that I think the Nokia is bad for what it is. It's just that they are basically lying to the public about how far the digital zoom actually goes.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On article Confessions of a camera snob (89 comments in total)
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Townsie: I'm a camera snob, I'll admit it. That's why I shoot mostly film.
On the other hand, I do enjoy shooting with the iPhone for the superior ergonomics. The ultimate point and shoot.

However, every article or argument on the merits of phone photography fails to mention that which I feel is the biggest drawback - all automatic controls.
You can't control shutter speed or aperture meaning you're cut off from those venues of artistic control.

What we sorely need, for the next generation of phone cameras is for Apple (or whatever the manufactorer of the phone is) to expose APIs for developers to build apps which allow setting manual controls.

The reason they don't do that, however, is that Apple is really good at designing the experience of its users, and the people watching over the shoulder. You'll never get a blurry, or overexposed shot, they simply wouldn't allow it.

I thought this was a great article and I feel sorry for those that seem to miss the point of it. A smartphone camera is simply another photgraphic tool. There is a whole other side to photography that isn't about camera specs. It's about capturing a moment in a creative way and easily sharing it with others while not having to think about F-stops or shutter speeds. The ease and simplicity of it is the point and also is what makes it fun and liberating for a lot of people. For some people using their smartphones is the only photography they do and for others it is in addition to their other gear and why should anyone have a problem with that? Your precious, hi-spec'd gear is not going anywhere so you don't need to feel threatened. You can choose to just ignore all this smartphone nonsense if you wish.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
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