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As usual with this site, lots of armchair photographer's thinking they have a better grasp of photography.

There's a reason why these wedding photographers are out there making money and you guys are sitting on your butts yelling at clouds.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 3rd comment
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rfsIII: Since some of us here rely on our pictures to put food on our tables and pay our rents, the more important question is : Did the photographers get paid by all the people who used their images? And please let's not turn this into a fair use issue because it's not, it's a question of fairness for the two photographers whose pictures were used millions of times all over the world.
Or have our ethics and sense of honesty fallen so far that cheating people out of their livelihood is now considered normal behavior?

Welcome to the new norm.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?


At 1.4 and with this focal length, the depth of field is so shallow that the only thing becomes in focus are the eyes and nothing else.

I also find people who normally shoot at 1.4 all the time are amateurs because they rely too much on trying to make their backgrounds look like creamy mush as opposed to working on their composition skills.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (388 comments in total)

Which camera is right for you?

FX vs DX, it's really that simple.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

Flickr - A relic of the internet's past. It could have superceded many popular sites today, like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, etc but now it's basically cast off in the same category as Myspace, Livejournal, Xanga, etc.

Here's how relevant Flickr is today amongst creatives: ZERO.
I've been a semi-pro/pro photog for the past three years and have interacted with hundreds of fellow professional/enthusiast photographers, clients, and creatives. Guess how many times the word 'Flickr' has been brought up? NONE.
That's right, I haven't heard the word Flickr in the real world in over three years, most people don't even know what it is/was.

I just looked over the site now and the community seems to have gone down drastically. Many photography groups are now ghost towns. It seems like the only people who use it now are just legacy carryovers who are too set in their ways to switch to anything else.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Aside from the pictures being 50 megapixels, I really don't see anything different that can't be done with current gen FF sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:32 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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tkbslc: Good lighting does wonders.

TL/DR of this long convoluted message by Rishi:

"Photography is about lighting, the camera doesn't matter"

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)

Typical gearhead website.

Over 1500 replies on some random person's opinion on gear.

Only 30 replies on a post regarding actual photography.


Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

I am a professional fashion photographer and while I use a wider lens such as the 35mm occasionally, I believe this video needs to be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to photographing different types of people with a wider focal length.

Most of the models I photograph, are well proportioned, skinny/fit, have well defined facial features, and will just look good regardless what type of lens I use to photograph them. Likewise the models in this video tend to have fashion-esque features as well.

However, when photographing people that are either heavier set, wider, curvier, etc, I would not recommend using a 35mm or wider unless you really know what you're doing. Simply put, facial features will get exaggerated, meaning wide faces can end up looking chubbier, curvier bodies can end up looking bigger, and just plain unflattering. Short stocky bodies will end up looking even more compressed, etc you get the idea.

Variety is good but always keep the limitations in mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies
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Aroart: I live in NY and know quite a few high end photographers ..I feel realy bad for people who spend their money on these workshop tutorials when the best way to get in the high end portrait business is to work for an established photographer. Their is so much more to photography business than just posing and creating photos, which is only 20% of an established studios work ....This business takes true grit to make it . I've seen many extremely talented photographers work day in and out and barely get bye. . Only the ones that truly love it and have a strong work ethic and business mind get past the hurdles ... I have seen countless tutorials for free on CreativeLive which I love and learned alot but I often ask myself if this photographer is so successfull in their trade why are they spending their time teaching and asking us for money..

The issue isn't about photographers charging for workshops. The issue is that most of these photographers that provide workshops are not that great to begin with, HENCE they have to provide workshops in order to make money. Most of the good photographers don't need to rely on workshops in order to make a living. I agree with what the OP said, if you're a beginner, you are best off trying to find an internship for an established photographer rather than pay money for workshops for photographers who aren't even the best in their field.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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