eyeport

eyeport

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.felix-wu.com
Joined on Oct 29, 2007
About me:

Fashion, beauty and portrait photographer

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On article Matthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags (15 comments in total)

Great! Extra weight to lug around...lol For city area I use a roller chart for carrying stands and lights.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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NDT0001: Anyone actually read the article before the internet lynching? Show me any city on earth that doesent charge a location fee for large advertising projects. It clearly states non commercial photography and TV/documentary production is exempt. Please read before mashing the keyboard with your hands.

@Anticipation_of ... yes, I had a trip to Samoa and the local would ask you for money if you take pictures even wth your phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 08:29 UTC
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neatpicture: To be honest, any portrait of Steve advertised and used as it did would have been iconic.
I do not see this image to carry anything else but Steve personality. Sure a clean image, but that is all it is in my opinion.

@ neatpicture

It's a simple but iconic shot. But to get this shot you need to "made it" before you could even make it. The made it requires just another dimension of work and business skills.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
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neatpicture: To be honest, any portrait of Steve advertised and used as it did would have been iconic.
I do not see this image to carry anything else but Steve personality. Sure a clean image, but that is all it is in my opinion.

It’s shot in an iconic way and lit with an iconic way in case you haven’t noticed. ; )

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:59 UTC

Nicely done on the video! Good luck! I would be very interested in testing one when it comes out.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 6th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2116 comments in total)
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noggin2k1: Spent a long time debating between the D850 & A9.

This review tells me I made the right call moving to Sony.

Completely different markets.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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sts2: I won't complain about the price. It's Profoto, it's a quality product, and it'll integrate well into existing systems. If Broncolor ever comes out with a similar product, I'll actually consider it for the same reasons.

However... Profoto's marketing machine is running full speed here. I wouldn't call this a game changer. The three mentioned reasons are worth merit, but if this is what people call a "game changer" these days, they have really low standards.

I think it's just the typical wedding photographer tune. Everything is so nice. So perfect.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
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Magnar W: I think this is good news for those already using ProFoto. For most others, just stick with what you are used with.

It's a news. At $600 it would have been a good news.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
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oldfashioned: gamechanger is the new marketing for millennials : placing USD 1K gadgets via social media.

I have a lot of profoto gears and I still shoot weddings. A lot of times I truly hoped I could trigger my b1s with on camera flash...A1 does that but at a premium...Profoto should have flown me to their HQ and give me that A1...maybe then the ad wouldn't be so bad. :P

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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faterikcartman: Dear DPReview: I'm normally pretty supportive of you folks. So please don't take this as the ranting of constant complainer here. But I just saw you didn't even use a pro lens for the Nikon. I just don't think we're really getting the best available from a 45.7MP body and sensor when you stick a sub-$500 lens on it. I'm hopeful you'll redo the test with a pro-level Nikkor, Sigma Art, or Otus lens. Thanks.

What lenses and settings have been use for the studio test? From my own experience with the Canon 5dmk4 I can produce absolutely tag sharp image at 100% viewing!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 05:23 UTC

Please let the business account seperate from Facebook. At least give an option to do so as not everyone wants everything to be so inter-connected!

The number1 most annoying thing on instagram is it has those who follow/unfollow and post random comments to get attentions!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 04:17 UTC as 5th comment
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

Wow...these images may not be the best of d850.

Simply unsharp probably due to missed focus on almost all the action shots. - You still need that D5 to nail focus!

Iso900 looks like it begins to fall apart. - IQ reminded me of Canon 5DSr - dry pixels.

The shadow recovered Iso64 one has tons of noise either...@__@ - take too much DR for granted?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 13:33 UTC as 249th comment
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Sammy Yousef: How is photographing her technically any different to photographing any model of similar features?

Except she only had a few minutes and you get only one chance with her. Clay delivered only a safety shot here IMO. He played too safe with the lighting and direction, probably as a result of nervousness. And JL may not have been too impressed with the shot from her expression. :P

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:37 UTC

another gimmick on profoto's product line.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 15th comment
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HakanL: I thought Dpreview didn’t post leaks – and I respected you for it. Apparently I was wrong.

It's likely true though.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

What about carpet? Or outdoors?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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wombat661: This is just begging to be done again to perfect it…
The fireball on the left pulls your attention away. Have fire emanate from behind the couple’s heart and spread outward. More intense in center and fades outward. More distinct individual flames in the reflection. Too square now.
Flash too white. Inconsistent with fire. Looks like a PS studio job.
Have some large reflector next to the camera to reflect the reddish light back on subject.
Looks unnatural. Woman lean her head back, less tense. Guy tilt head down. Don’t strain his neck. Darker suit, not cheap blue.
Spray some mist on the skin for heat, passion and sweat. Shinny skin will reflect light from the flame. As an added bonus, that will make it very difficult to replicate with PS. Silence the “just do it in PS” grumblers.
Her dress is too thick. Should be just thin enough to just see her silhouette with some red flame lighting bleeding through.
That’s enough for now…

The first thing came to my mind was the distortion...then I skipped the photo. Who cares about the fire when the subject isn't right.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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eyeport: Nice effort in creating authentic shots and I think we should all learn from this attitude towards photography. However, it's the wrong genre to do this... btw, poor choice of focal length and angle. Since so much effort has gone into this, why not do it properly?

Hi Mathew M, I certainly would not want to create something like this in order to please my clients. If you are interested in my work you could check out my website: creationheart.com for weddings and felix-wu.com for my fashion and editorial work. Regards, Felix

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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eyeport: Nice effort in creating authentic shots and I think we should all learn from this attitude towards photography. However, it's the wrong genre to do this... btw, poor choice of focal length and angle. Since so much effort has gone into this, why not do it properly?

Hi Stevo, technically it involves choosing a better focal length and angle to avoid the awkward distortion that made the couple look like dwafs.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:36 UTC

Nice effort in creating authentic shots and I think we should all learn from this attitude towards photography. However, it's the wrong genre to do this... btw, poor choice of focal length and angle. Since so much effort has gone into this, why not do it properly?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 28th comment | 9 replies
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