WayneHuangPhoto

Joined on Dec 24, 2011

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Depressing photos make me feel...joyful?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 17:25 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On photo Portrait for Designer Olga Papkovitch by Tony Filson in the Female challenge (70 comments in total)

Boy, a lot of armchair nitpicking here over dress folds, some big arm thing, or whatever. This obsession with this nebulous idea of portrait perfection is frankly obnoxious. Bye now.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 20:52 UTC as 10th comment
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Imager of: Note to Apple. Please start putting connection options back on your new products. Like your customers want!! We don’t care about them gettting lighter and thinner! Thank you.

What's funny is that they still remain customers after they've taken away all the things their customers want.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 19:27 UTC
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Bhima78: This is sort of a jack when you think about it. When I signed up it was a TB for free. They get you hooked, and then change the rules from under you after you've uploaded and catalogued well over 1,000 images. This should be either:

1) Grandfathered
2) Allow previous users to keep their images but they cannot upload anymore unless they go pro or manually delete below 1000.

In other words, capitalism.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 06:42 UTC
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Bgagne: So many haters out there that just hate on everything. If you don’t want the app, don’t get it. Easy enough. Why people have to shat on everything I’ll never understand.

The internet is for two things. One thing we all know, the other is complaining.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 22:47 UTC

It's sad where Leica has found itself in the digital era. At this point, all they have to bank on is their brand.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 19:02 UTC as 88th comment | 4 replies
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Genes Pentax: This is great. Not typically a fan of Leica, but if I could afford it, I'd get this. It's something I've been wishing for since my first digital camera some dozen years ago ... with a 1.8" LCD screen. Do away with all the distractions from picture taking. That's one reason I really like Fuji X100. Fuji should make X100 like this. Get rid of the LCD screen, video mode, and move all the in-camera processing stuff to a computer by providing a software. Yes, it'll be a camera for the few who can afford multiple cameras for different occasions, but for those lucky few, photography may become more fun.

How is an LCD screen a distraction from picture-taking?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 19:00 UTC

Looks like they're taking a cue from Fuji.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 17:51 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
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WayneHuangPhoto: Can't understand why they still use rubber threading through the should strap. It works great as a non-slip surface for a while, until the rubber starts drying and cracking off. There is much more durable material and better implementation techniques for non-slip.

kodachromeguy - On most of the classic Domke bags, the strap is permanently box-stitched onto the bag. That's part of the issue.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 17:07 UTC

Can't understand why they still use rubber threading through the should strap. It works great as a non-slip surface for a while, until the rubber starts drying and cracking off. There is much more durable material and better implementation techniques for non-slip.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 21:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

This is very cool stuff and if you only see the superficial flaws in an app/technique that's in early development or dismiss it because it's a mobile app, you're missing the big picture (and the point of it all). This a proof of concept that will be developed further, and I guarantee we will see an iteration of it in future releases of Photoshop/LR and it will be awesome. Or perhaps the developer will create a standalone desktop app?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 17:12 UTC as 11th comment

They need to start putting out firmware updates that, with each update, incrementally slows down the image processor, dims the LCD screen, makes inefficient use of the battery power, adds a delay to buttons actions You know, just to make the user feel like their camera is getting old and it's time for a replacement. I mean, how are they going to sustain innovation if no one's buying new cameras anymore??

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 19:34 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
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HRC2016: I wonder if the RRS CEO cares to elaborate on his claims.
Is his company paying for employees to move? If not, that's an added expense (which is his reason for moving).

Of course his employees will now have to content with Utah air and water quality.

CA is an expensive state for a reason. That's because CA and many local areas care about their citizens and natural resources, and because it's desirable.

Have fun in Utah!

It is desirable in other aspects, but as it says in the article: "This migration data is a good example how our high cost of living scares off folks thinking of relocating here from other states."

To be more specific, it's a lack of affordable housing, and an excess of luxury housing development. Way too many people are spending 2/3 or more of their income on rent, and the values of homes are absurdly inflated. We're talking 1-2 bedroom houses built in the 1920-30s, on small lots, without any remodeling going for $450,000 in, $650,000+ flipped in larger metros like LA.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:38 UTC
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HRC2016: I wonder if the RRS CEO cares to elaborate on his claims.
Is his company paying for employees to move? If not, that's an added expense (which is his reason for moving).

Of course his employees will now have to content with Utah air and water quality.

CA is an expensive state for a reason. That's because CA and many local areas care about their citizens and natural resources, and because it's desirable.

Have fun in Utah!

San Luis Obispo is hardly representative of California. It's an expensive city and county that caters to the rich and upper middle class. They could have relocated to a number of places in the state with lower living costs.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:16 UTC

Steve McCurry would approve.

http://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2021599/photographer-steve-mccurry-capturing-humanity-single

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:03 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): Even Ansel Adams "faked" photos (dodge and burn) and if you watch any Hollywood movie you will see fakery is 100 % necessary in order to be successful.
It is sad, but I guess the same goes for photography. Fake sells.

I guess if you want to take your funky line of comparison further, those mountains and trees were "posing" too. Not natural at all.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (151 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: Except for doing long exposures, ND filters don't make sense in digital (for me, anyway) for landscape photography when you get much more leverage from multiple exposures and layering in post. Cool product nonetheless.

Tom, I agree, it does look different, but you can also go the route of layer masking, which essentially gives you the same cool, contrasty as a ND, but with more control over details. I sometimes find that the ND will leaves trees or other elements imposed over the sky underexposed.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 23:43 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (151 comments in total)

Except for doing long exposures, ND filters don't make sense in digital (for me, anyway) for landscape photography when you get much more leverage from multiple exposures and layering in post. Cool product nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (387 comments in total)
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brodgar: Be careful. YMMV but I will never buy a 135mm F2 without AF. It is too hard to focus.

Some years ago I bought a Nikon 135mm F2 AIS and tried it on my D800 -- on a tripod with fixed target, MUP etc.

Manually focusing I got 1 super sharp pic in 200 blurry ones. The lens was in great condition just unusable.

Agree. LCD isn't reliable enough for MF. But at f2, even AF is prone to mis-focus given the razor thin DOF. This is especially true for portraits when you're trying to focus on the eyes, but you get the eyelashes instead even though it looked fine on the LCD.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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Gmon750: Darwinism at its best. I have no sympathy for such moronic displays of stupidity. This clown did it just for youTube cred and Instagram likes.

I don't really see folks that have done that stuff and live to tell about it later in life, or outside of a wheelchair.

Being an unsympathetic a-hole must be a lonely existence.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
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