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 article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (282 comments in total)
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40daystogo: The population pool of capable photographers is so much bigger than it was decades ago. On 500px website, there are landscape photos that match the imagery of the masters of earlier eras such as Ansel Adams. Where Adams took decades of craftsmanship of darkroom techniques, today that is done in Photoshop. The lowered cost of camera gear makes the craft available to a wider talent pool. For instance, 30 years ago, it took 4x5 view cameras to achieve a near grainless photograph, whereas my lightweight Fujifilm X-T2 produces such photos using affordable gear. I think it is inevitable as the sea tide rising each day that the level of scarcity of professional-grade images will become ... scarcer. I use the example of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Of course some of his images show compositional genius - but there are quite a few others that are replicated by very capable modern day photographers. The water level will rise, and we cannot stop the tide.

The trick is not to drown.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 10:10 UTC
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Azathothh: Yay another iPhone ad...

"Yay another iPhone ad..."

Oh good grief...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 21:37 UTC
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PhotoPoet: OK "photographers" take a breath. It's okay, your cameras are safe. You can carry a body and two or three lenses or heaven forbid a 16-300 zoom (start complaints here about fall of and fuzzy at 300mm) here... taking photos is that, taking photos. Your choice is your choice. This article is about choice, not a this vs that and why. This guys dad is content, getting what he needs, sharing what he needs to and is having fun and doing "good" work.. chill out... PS I too leave my XT2 home from time to time... I survive.

I have to say that I have an absolute whopper!

(and it DOESN'T come from BK)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 17:46 UTC
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azinheira: I did a trip last year to Portugal and later to Arruba Islands and I did a lot of shots with my Phone (LG V20) for fun because you end up recording almost everything and a lot of photos come out very decent in good light.
Of coarse I always take extra equipment, My XT-20 with Fuji 10-24MM and Fuji 100-400MM Small tripot and end up with great shots. Phone is fun to carry and play to post on social media but will never be the same quality ( for now ) as a shot taken with a SRL camera a a great lens.

What was coarse?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 17:42 UTC
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GreatOceanSoftware: One day the entire backside of your phone will be a sensor covered with a thin layer of meta material for a lens. It will be hundreds of megapixels and supported by quantum processing. Yes, the DSLR-style of camera will eventually fade to a small niche. Give up now, give up hard and give up often. The time to move on is coming.

That's what "they" said about film.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 17:25 UTC
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mikey fried: This is ridiculous. For less money you could use a very capable dslr or mirrorless camera from say Panasonic to produce a higher quality image without the limitations of it being a phone (storage capacity, fixed lens, small sensor, iso performance etc). What advantages does it being a phone have? The use of a phone for movies like Tangerine could be justified as it needed to be inconspicuous.

@Bhima78, well put, good points.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:34 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Wow! Anybody at the right moment can take a photo with their cellphone with the same impact ! Kurtz must be happy he traveled light with Olympus ! Else, he'd be weighed down and lost that moment, err, the couple.

Juksu, good one. lol

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
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Einride: Looks good. Funny to see keyboard warriors go to town in the comments thinking they can teach Soderbergh his own craft.

Mr Bolton: What makes you think Apple gave Mr. Sonderbergh any money at all?

If he had used a Samsung phone, would you have made any comment about Samsung giving him money?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 11:20 UTC
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zavart: ...So Mr Soderbergh paid $1000 for his iPhone camera and I suppose around half a million bucks for the rest of the gear ! Sorry but I still don't see any logic in that...unless he was paid very handsomely by Apple to cover the cost of the movie !!! I agree that for beginners or amateurs filmmakers on a very tight budget this could be the good way to start but for professional filmmakers this is ...I'm sorry to say a gimmick. Unfortunately this has also very serious implications for the rest of photo/film industry. Now a lot of people will say that they don't need any new Canons or Nikons ...After all if a pro uses his phone , why in hell should they spend money on proper equipment. Soon also DPReview will go the way of the dodo...or maybe no, they will simply rebrand their company to Digital Phone Review , at least the abbreviation will stay the same... :(

I think the point is that the film was shot on a phone. Any phone would have done.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:51 UTC
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Tom_A: Soderbergh is one of the top directors. Provided the script is good, it may well look good enough.

@rockjano: I thought the same about the Last Jedi trailer.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:50 UTC
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Einride: Looks good. Funny to see keyboard warriors go to town in the comments thinking they can teach Soderbergh his own craft.

Mr. Sonderbergh said it was a "game changer to ME". No one else, not even the industry but to Mr. Sonderbergh himself.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:47 UTC
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mikey fried: This is ridiculous. For less money you could use a very capable dslr or mirrorless camera from say Panasonic to produce a higher quality image without the limitations of it being a phone (storage capacity, fixed lens, small sensor, iso performance etc). What advantages does it being a phone have? The use of a phone for movies like Tangerine could be justified as it needed to be inconspicuous.

I think the point is that the film was made on a phone and not a (dedicated) camera. Any phone would have done.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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M Chambers: Given the schlock Soderbergh puts out this might be an improvement.

What! You have to be insane!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:41 UTC
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M Chambers: Using Steven Soderbergh to promote the iPhone is like using Chester Novell Turner to promote the camcorder.

or using Herr Hitler to promote VW exhaust emissions.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:40 UTC
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BobORama: The Pope: "I want you to paint the Sistine Chapel..."

Michelangelo: "Thank you Your Eminen- "

The Pope: "...Using only this dead racoon carcass as a paint brush."

and Michelangelo will still make a great job of it.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:37 UTC
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Sirandar: Kodak can say the moon is made of green cheese too.....

You mean... it isn't! And I watched Wallace and Gromit too.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:32 UTC
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brycesteiner: I thought it was "Kodak"

Whatever that means.

The company formally known as Kodak is now a symbol of times past.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 16:00 UTC
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TheChad: Perhaps Xerox should have thrown its own Hail Mary, as it has been announced that they were just purchased by Fujifilm (Holding, Inc.)

No, no, no, no, it's Fuji. Xerox is Fuji now.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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Thomartin: If asked the question, I'd answer that I am interested ... in how this will fail.

So am I and I have no doubt it will.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
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ovatab: An old man voluntarily visit a popular photography web site where he is confronted by his greatest fear – but is it real or is it a product of his delusion?

Greatest fear, you mean like phones taking over from cameras (which I certainly hope they don't)...

...or greatest fear as in "pixel peeper" becoming a total perjoritive?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:53 UTC
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