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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Marty4650: Lars, I think this premise is seriously flawed. I think Motorola is missing the plot.

Most smart phone users DO NOT want or need "the best image quality." They are very happy with "pretty good image quality" for their snapshots and facebook photos.

Of course, there will always be A FEW who value the best image quality from their smart phones, but this is a tiny percentage of smart phone users. And not what anyone would consider enough of them to justify a larger, heavier or more expensive device.

I will believe that "best image quality" matters when one of these new high end phones with multiple cameras, high megapxels, or larger sensors starts to outsell the Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones.

I just don't see it happening. Because almost all of the users don't need the best.

@OpticEngineer

I suppose one could argue that those parents who say "oh well, that didn't come out all that well" would also say the same thing if they were using a Canon 5DIII.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, he used a microwave oven. But those weren't available until the late 1960s.

Adams had already done most of his significant work by then.

More interestingly, even back in the 1940s photographers didn't necessarily do all their own printing.

I like the variable negative illumination trick with the 30 light sources.

@Sir Corey of Deane, I wish I used a blowlamp on my prints, oh, and negatives too. They were only deserving of some blowlamp treatment.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

Producing an outstanding print in the darkroom is an immensely skilled job. Having done wet printing myself (mainly colour) I appreciate the skill set. We have it so easy using software. Ansel Adams is one of my favourite photographers together with Barry Thornton and Fay Godwin, still, provide inspiration and the standard to which I aspire. Long may their legacy live and be appreciated.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 40th comment
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Mac McCreery: Brilliant. Sick of going to concerts surrounded by idiots holding their phones in the air filming. I must say that I have had a few polite words.

Some wedding photographers (me included) will love this idea!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
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Sean65: Apple the new world police? Can't see that selling well.

They'll make a better job of it than the current or next American government.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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princecody: Leica buyer base?
1. Retired old men with pensions
2. Trendy wannabe photographers
3. People who collect as investment
4. Luddites
5. Camera Reviewers
6. I buy for the Leica Red Dot
7. Other

I have two digital M cameras. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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NickyB66: Nice...I'll stick to the Acros B&W feature on my excellent X-Pro 2 camera.

I have two digital M camera. I love them for many reasons. Money and status symbol has nothing to do with it as most, if not, all of my friends don't even know of the Leica brand, whereas they are familiar with Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Giklab: So when Pentax does it everybody laughed, now Leica does it and everybody will drool.

Here is one snob drooling!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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DanielFjall: The people hating on Leica have one thing in common as far as I know; They have never fondled a Leica.

I fondle my Leica every day. In fact, I love it so much I bought a second digital M. Use one and be convinced. And the quality of the glass. Gasp! Amazing.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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rds: Why is a camera as sublime as the Leica even sold to the ungrateful masses?

Common people should be prohibited from even seeing a Leica let alone actually touching one.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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wootpile: Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

I agree, that is what the Zone System was about essentially. Get the exposure right and maximise the amount of data on film (or sensor) and the print is easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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ronniemac: It would be good to know how capable it is in handling K-1 and K-3 IIPixel Shift images - and with movement correction tool

@miles green

Stay with C1 Pro 9, it is simply the best.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Adobe doesn't know the difference between crop and rotate. No wonder things are such a mess over there.

I get the distinct impression that you just don't like Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
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PhotoKhan: What an useful tool this Content-aware Crop one is for panos.

I can't thank myself enough for the day I decided to subscribe the CC suite.

Notwithstanding the occasional (...even if significant...) bug, for about half of a daily-"espresso" monthly cost in my country I get to use some quite potent software that ever-increasingly allows me to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

Together with today's super-cameras, LR+PS make it very clear to me that I am currently the only obstacle between my images and better Photography.

@Francis Sawyer,

I get the distinct impression that you just don't like Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)

It looks Stellar, but will you be over the Lunar with its performance?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:40 UTC as 95th comment
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Melchiorum: I can buy a pair of an amazing quality lenses that will actually serve me well in my photography, or I can choose a hipster piece of turd plated in gold...hmm, that's a really tough dilemma right here.

I suppose bad photographers will buy this and then blame the bad results on the lens and then call it "Art".

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
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bildeb: I too think $10 per month is a good deal. I like it and find it very useful. I just installed the new 2015.5 and everything came through for me. I just had to reinstall Portrait Pro and Photo 10.5 and copy in some plug-ins.. I just used it to process 50 photos and it seems to be noticeably faster than the previous version.

"I too think $10 per month is a good deal" Yes, and you are right of course.

But that is the short-term view Adobe is hoping that its subscribers will think because, by their nature, Humans are relatively short-termed creatures and think in the short-term.

Now take the long term view. How much would you be paying over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years plus? And over the same time period how much would you pay for Afinity/Corel/Pixelmator etc..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
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Tim McClanahan: "Face Aware Liquify" - I think that's what happened to Ramsay Bolton, isn't it?

My face would probably be better liquified. Bring in on!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: I think that 10$ per month for Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom is a very affordable price, especially for US! I am happy I am able to use it and it is a great tool - nothing to complain about.

"I think that 10$ per month for Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom is a very affordable price" Yes, and you are right of course.

But that is the short-term view Adobe is hoping that its subscribers will think because, by their nature, Humans are relatively short-termed creatures and think in the short-term.

Now take the long term view. How much would you be paying over 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years plus? And over the same time period how much would you pay for Afinity/Corel/Pixelmator etc..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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TheDman: Any time Adobe is in the news I come straight to the comments here to watch all the teeth gnashing over three subscription. Can't believe this is still going on years later.

@Prairie Pal

"5 cups of coffee/month" is what Adobe wants its subscribers to think - the short term cost.

How many cups of coffee over 3 years, 5years, 10 years etc? What is the long-term cost?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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