Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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On photo Child and seal in the Kids world challenge (2 comments in total)

It has my seal of approval. No, seriously now, a charming and beautiful image! Fab! Very well done!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 1st comment
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Kona Mike: It is real lame that neither can take a photo while shooting video.

Would be nice to get both the happy birthday song video and a picture blowing the candles.

I would hate to be in charge of a camera company's R&D dept. I think the stress would kill me.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
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Wye Photography: I am not interested in the slightest by video. Two of my cameras have a video capability and I would personally delete that if I could. Of the four times a year I actually do a video then my iPhone gives me all I need. I am an IT Manager in a school (11 - 18) and one of the many banes of my working life is the thousands of low quality high resolution photos and videos students (and teachers) make on their high megapixel cameras.

I mean, do you actually NEED 4k video to do a birthday party or school play?

I am really and sincerely interested to know why do YOU actually need 4K?

@dbronson.

Thank you very much for your reply and taking the time to do so.

I totally respect your decision. People should buy the gear that they like, enjoy and that fits their purpose. I do tire of brand evangelists who berate the users of other brands. If the A6300 fits your purpose and you're happy with it, then that is all that matters.

When I shoot video I do it on my iPhone and I am totally happy with the results and I wanted to understand the mindset of someone who shoots 4k, so I do appreciate your comments.

Finally, Happy shooting and may your light always be good.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 08:17 UTC

I still have one of these. Great little camera, must get it back in action. I also have a XA and Canon's version the Canon MC. The MC has a really good lens but the film advance sounds like a coffee grinder on heat.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 13:34 UTC as 34th comment
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Wye Photography: I am not interested in the slightest by video. Two of my cameras have a video capability and I would personally delete that if I could. Of the four times a year I actually do a video then my iPhone gives me all I need. I am an IT Manager in a school (11 - 18) and one of the many banes of my working life is the thousands of low quality high resolution photos and videos students (and teachers) make on their high megapixel cameras.

I mean, do you actually NEED 4k video to do a birthday party or school play?

I am really and sincerely interested to know why do YOU actually need 4K?

@ Tommi K1

Many thanks for your reply.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:19 UTC

I am not interested in the slightest by video. Two of my cameras have a video capability and I would personally delete that if I could. Of the four times a year I actually do a video then my iPhone gives me all I need. I am an IT Manager in a school (11 - 18) and one of the many banes of my working life is the thousands of low quality high resolution photos and videos students (and teachers) make on their high megapixel cameras.

I mean, do you actually NEED 4k video to do a birthday party or school play?

I am really and sincerely interested to know why do YOU actually need 4K?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:53 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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EwanMC: The elephant in the room is the SLT-A77 II?

* Continuous AF is effective during still and video capture
* Face detection works well
* Good build quality and overall ergonomics
* SteadyShot is useful in both still and video capture
* Ability to record video using XAVC S codec

And where is this elephant?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (228 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Fujifilm seemed like they have used the SAME sensor on like 5 dozens types of their camera.

But it is a fantastic sensor. Why fix it when it ain't broke?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 16:12 UTC

Now that is a really stunning selfie! Brilliant photo, well done!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 3rd comment
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FantasticMrFox: I don't get stand-alone HDR software. Many other packages can do HDR, which is simply combining several exposures for increased dynamic range. E.g. Lightroom combines your exposures and gives you a RAW file that looks exactly like your original RAW, but is 32-bit with more information, then you just edit the result as you please.

It seems apps like Photomatix and this one are just the lazy way to get the cliché look that is usually associated with HDR nowadays, rather than actually offering any real advantage over built-in HDR.

@Tristan Jones

Nice work in your gallery and some super images on your FB site!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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ZeneticX: I think you can achieve the same results in the sample shown above with a good exposed RAW file from a good sensor (nikon, sony, latest fuji). I usually use Capture One to pull details out of the shadows and reduce highlights

I recently moved from LR to C1 and certainly with my Fujifilm X100T and Leica M8 sensors the colour rendition is more pleasing and I can extract visibly more usable data from especially the highlights using C1. Considering the M8's RAW file is DNG and C1 can do a much better job than LR, I am pretty happy.

The result is that although I have Aurora, I don't really need it due to how good a job C1 can do. For those exaggerated colours then Aurora is the way to go!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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Barry Bloom: I don't understand why every time there's a new Photoshop CC upgrade someone has to bring up the subscription service & how they use alternative products - we do not need to revisit this issue each & every time. If your are using Capture One and/ Affinity Photo (both are excellent programs) why do you feel compelled to post here? - there's an easy solution - use what you want & leave the Photoshop service to those who prefer it - leave us alone. Thank you

@ BaldCol,

Yes, you are right. The first version of PS I bought was v3 (I was self-employed back then). I upgraded once or twice and that was it. In recent years I have been covered by my employers Education site licence. I could not afford the full-blown stand-alone version. Subscription does make it affordable, but once in always in, and in the long term you end up paying more. With stand-alone you have the choice to upgrade or not and can use the software for a long time if one so wishes.

The last version of PS that had features I actually needed and used was PS CS2. With the subscription model if you choose to end the subscription you can't use the software (as happened to me when I ended my subscription). Those are the issues I have personally, and as I said subscription is great for some/most people. That's fine. It's just not for me. It is beneficial to discuss and debate so users are aware of the pros and cons and alternative routes.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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Barry Bloom: I don't understand why every time there's a new Photoshop CC upgrade someone has to bring up the subscription service & how they use alternative products - we do not need to revisit this issue each & every time. If your are using Capture One and/ Affinity Photo (both are excellent programs) why do you feel compelled to post here? - there's an easy solution - use what you want & leave the Photoshop service to those who prefer it - leave us alone. Thank you

@Tristan Jones

Like many others, the budget that I can spend on photography is limited to the degree that deciding to spend £100 over the course of a year, over the course of a number of years IS an issue. Yes, I can afford it but the little money I have needs to be maximised. I don't waste much food, turn the lights off when not required, don't have a gym subscription (I prefer the one outside anyway - and it's free (bar travel costs)), don't have a travel card, don't do foreign holidays (due to cost). I live a happy frugal life within my modest income. I have to check my account when I take my wife out and have ever bought a new camera once. So yes, the cost is a real issue, a minor one but an issue nonetheless.

Besides, I prefer the two meals I could have with my wife than spend that money on apps that I don't use that often (PS, not LR).

I'm glad that you can spend £100 and not worry about it. Not all of us can.

Finally, you have some really great work on your FB page.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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Will B Milner: I personally think that the subscription is great. Works for me a treat! I pay £100 a year rather than £900 every 3... Meaning that I will have saved £600 over that period, what's not to like?

@Will B Milner

You have some really fab images on your site. Man o' war bay and black sheep stand out to me. Great to see Pen y Fan too. Excellent stuff!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (721 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I just wonder if I am ever going to see an Olympus OMG-1D10T ?

@chriswilliams10

I know, it just comes naturally! Sorry!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:35 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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Will B Milner: I personally think that the subscription is great. Works for me a treat! I pay £100 a year rather than £900 every 3... Meaning that I will have saved £600 over that period, what's not to like?

I do believe Affinity Photo and other programmes can fully open .psd files, even multi-layered file.

Incompatibility is not a problem.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)

Some people think that the subscription model is OK and are quite happy paying $9.99 per month ($120 per year, every year). And that's fine.

I have rid myself of all Adobe products and I am quite happy using Affinity Photo (£0 per month, £0 per year, every year*) and Capture One ($0 per month, $0 per year, every year*)

So after the initial payment, I basically don't have to pay anything more *. If I lose my job and have to cut back on expenditure I can still take photos and edit them and not worry about monthly fees to keep the software running.

Do you use all of what Fauxtoshop has to offer? If not then maybe it is worth changing programmes and saving that little bit of money. I ended up only using Fauxtoshop for a little cloning and healing (which Affinity Photo does better).

If you're happy with Adobe's service that's Brill!. BUT, considering there are cheaper and equally effective alternatives. Why spend more money than you have to!

*plus optional updates per bi/annum

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies

I enjoy throwback thursday, long may it continue! Thank you!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 15th comment
On article Lensbaby Twist 60 real-world sample gallery (98 comments in total)
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dcolak: Helios lenses spend most of the time on my A7RII.

I just love the swirly bokeh and the 3D pop.

If this lens is sharper, it's a good buy.

If it isn't sharper then it's good bye.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On photo Visby, Sweden in the Streets #11 challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely picture!

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 09:06 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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