AlanG

Lives in United States Silver Spring, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.goldsteinphoto.com
Joined on Mar 3, 2003

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photoaddict: The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

I love the fact that Apple has actually sold people on the concept that less is more. To the point that many will pay more for less. Go Apple!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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photoaddict: The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

The reason Macs, iPhones, and iPads don't have SD or micro SD slots has nothing to do with advancing technology. Apple does not want a cheap and easy way for you to add storage/memory to their machines. They also made a fortune in selling countless types of adapters over the years.

Meanwhile, my Android cellphone lets me add cheap storage via a micro SD slot.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
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photoaddict: The SD slot for any new or future MacBooks will NEVER happen. More cameras will have the WiFi capability and can transfer files to MacBooks wirelessly.

The goal is to simplify as much as possible and minimize ports to the point that they look simple and elegant. Thunderbolt 3 now looks like USB-C ports (it uses the same interface).
If you do just photography, then high end iMac is the FASTEST Mac money can buy, not Mac Pro which is bette for video editing. The iMac Pro should be the one optimized for video editing and AR/VR creation.

And iMac Pro is a better steal - you get the 5K for free!

And for the upteenth time, there will be NO TOUCHSCREEN for Macs. Apple has said that many times, even at Keynote! iOS is designed for touchscreen while macOS is designed for trackpad/mouse/keyboard use.

So what if you want to be transferring the files while you are using the camera. Wifi transfer of 64 gigs of files seems pretty stupid to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:06 UTC
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AlanG: It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

@webrunner5. My 28yo step son has been a Navy SEAL for 10 years and is also a college student. He certainly does not fit into your assumptions about younger people. Kids have to work much harder even in junior high and high school than I did. There is more pressure on them at a younger age.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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AlanG: It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

@ daddyo, The actual fuel used by the IRL is a blend of about 98 percent ethanol and 2 percent denaturant. The exact composition includes a small amount of high-octane racing fuel. The fuel for today's Indy cars has an octane rating of 113, compared with methanol's 107.

Indy switched in 1965 to burning alcohol which is less volatile than the gasoline that was previously used.

http://thetandd.com/death-a-grim-chapter-in-storied-history-of-indianapolis/article_20b768d6-fa66-59fb-89e9-d81f2ca35f3b.html

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 14:19 UTC

It is also interesting that one could smoke a pipe or cigar at work back then.
I recall a photo from the Indianapolis 500 where a man was cleaning the windscreen during a pit stop while smoking a stogie. No concern about starting a fire with all that fuel nearby. Today pit crews where Nomex suits and helmets.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 23rd comment | 15 replies
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AlanG: I've been adjusting my images using a NEC wide gamut monitor using Spectraview. It made a lot of sense for prints and for the work that goes to ad agencies for printing. But the agencies tell me now that their primary emphasis is the web.

Most viewers are using calibrated computers, tablets and phones. Generally these uncalibrated devices are set contrasty and overly saturated. I'm beginning to think it might make sense to target the images to a typical iPad/iPhone reference.

I meant to say are NOT using calibrated devices.

"@lightandaprayer

Why would you want your output to be geared toward the lowest common denominator?"

If the vast majority of the viewers are using bright saturated screens, we need to consider that. Just as you have to design a web site that works well on a phone.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:45 UTC

I've been adjusting my images using a NEC wide gamut monitor using Spectraview. It made a lot of sense for prints and for the work that goes to ad agencies for printing. But the agencies tell me now that their primary emphasis is the web.

Most viewers are using calibrated computers, tablets and phones. Generally these uncalibrated devices are set contrasty and overly saturated. I'm beginning to think it might make sense to target the images to a typical iPad/iPhone reference.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 02:26 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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wb2trf: This thing could practically get mandated in lots of venues, fairly soon, due to the silent shutter. In any setting in which an event operator is hiring or permitting photography (wedding, other ceremony, presentation) why wouldn't photo companies pitch "our cameras are silent" and then people start to spec it. The dslr gets run out of town due to its inherent noise.

The White House press corps videographers certainly would benefit from silent still cameras being used in the same room with them.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 02:49 UTC

Let's take the Wharhol paintings and transform them into to a "new" piece of artwork and see if the foundation is OK with that.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 10th comment

That looks great. Keep in mind when comparing to Niagara, that the water flow is much lower than it once was. Much is now diverted for power generation. This also reduces erosion of the falls.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:14 UTC as 9th comment

There is nothing in the article or linked story that says this UAS had a camera on it.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 38th comment
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bokane: 17mm TSE - the first very wide angle shift lens on the market. Still superb.

I agree especially considering nobody else has made anything close to this. It makes superb images. I would describe it as the only ultra wide angle shift lens not the first wide angle shift lens. (35mm, 28mm and 24mm shift lenses existed for years before the 17 came out.)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:18 UTC

"Photocrowd.com seeks no ownership of the Content submitted to the website and respects and supports the rights of the creator and/or owner."

Every time I see something like, "respects and supports the rights of the creator" I get suspicious. That generally means they know they can b.s. some photographers into not understanding the rest of the contract. They may respect and support the rights of photographers but are primarily protecting their own rights in this contract and trying to make money from the photographers' images.

It is sort of like saying, "I love, cherish and respect you and will take care of you forever. Also, please sign this pre-nuptual agreement that my team of lawyers worked on."

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 4th comment

Please read and try to understand their terms. They seem unclear to me.

https://www.photocrowd.com/terms/

It is not clear to me how you "express consent" to others using your images or if you get financially compensated in any way. You do indemnify the user in case a model or property owner sues. If you consent to that usage, you certainly give up exclusive control of your images.

"• with your express consent, grant rights of use to third parties (each a “Customer”) in respect of the Content, including by way of licensing stock image electronic downloads and sales of physical articles, items and merchandise containing the Content including without limitation prints, posters and wall products (“Products”) ;
• if you have consented to rights of use to your Content being granted to Customers in accordance with the above, appoint third party distributors or agents to facilitate the same and sublicence the Content to such parties;"

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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AlanG: Sorry, I just borrowed them to test. I'll return them on Monday.

I was also the one who wiretapped Trump. It happened accidentally when my internet browser connected to the camera in his microwave oven.

All I learned from this was that Trump eats a lot Pop Tarts.

I've been friends with Obama since we were kids together in Kenya so I gave the material to him. He gets a kick out of watching Trump eating them.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 15:17 UTC

Sorry, I just borrowed them to test. I'll return them on Monday.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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AlanG: What may or may not be relevant is that Montgomery County MD is a very very wealthy county with a highly educated population that is quite liberal. It is generally considered to be a very well run county. (Minimal corruption,)

Of course the entire DC region is enriched by federal tax dollars. That supports an educated and involved citizenry.

Montgomery County has homestead credits that prevent homeowner's taxes from increasing too fast. The idea is to allow people to remain in their homes despite increases in the value of the homes. I've had my home for 30 years and have benefited from this. There is a system of Moderately Priced Dwelling Units that incorporates lower cost housing within luxury apartments, condos, and homes.

Taxes are not low here... you get what you pay for.

Back to the point, I think most people here feel the police do a very good job.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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AlanG: What may or may not be relevant is that Montgomery County MD is a very very wealthy county with a highly educated population that is quite liberal. It is generally considered to be a very well run county. (Minimal corruption,)

Well you can always move. I've been here since 1964 and love it. This is a major center for medical research and bio technology.

Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac are prospering in every way. The school system is top notch (Blair's magnet program has led the country in science winners.) There is a high level of participation in local government which responds to their concerns. The farm areas are well protected from development via an "Agricultural Preserve."

And it is extremely multi-cultural... in 2015 4 of the 10 most diverse cities in the country were in Montgomery County MD.

Why do you think homes are so expensive here if people don't appreciate living here and enjoy a high quality of life?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
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stratman1976: I will and cannot ever understand this American "sue" culture. $500.000? Rediculous.

FWIW juries can award more than people sue for.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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