chkproductions

chkproductions

Lives in United States Providence, United States
Works as a Director/Photographer
Joined on Apr 14, 2010

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

To me, it's a game changer in size vs. format. A camera the size of a Sony 7x packing 50 meg is remarkable. I used every version of film 'blads when I shot boating catalogues. And then the cost is a high-end bargain. Obviously real world tests will validate it. Wish the screen was articulating.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 263rd comment | 4 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)

As I am interested in this camera and the Pixel shift for architecture and interiors, I downloaded the RAW building shot with the shift and motion correction on. So did anyone else find the 4 birds flying through the scene??

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 50th comment

Several years back I read an article where the most important factor in a consumer making a decision to purchase is from a "trusted friend", someone they personally know. I assume this influencer thing is an attempt to replicate this factor. But the lack of trust that people have with information and commentary outside of their immediate sphere of trusted relationships dooms any real lasting value of purchase manipulation through "influencers". Influencers is just the most current "technique" that will go away and be replaced - much like the technique of the moment in photography styles get replace with the next.

But the real issue to me is this - most everyday people have come to realize they just have too much "stuff" nowadays. They don't need anymore. How many microwave ovens do you really need in your lifetime? And any amount of "influence" isn't going to make you buy more.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:56 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies

Athough some pleasant shots, I would not describe these as portraits. They are mostly some casual headshots and group shots. I think the term portrait has been stretch thin here.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 86th comment | 12 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

Slap a square lens shade on a camera and you immediately increase its perceived value by 20%

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies

Now all they have to do is just double the lenses in the Light 16 camera -

https://light.co/?utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Multi_Lens_Camera-Broad-Geo-US-GP&utm_term=multi_lens_camera&gclid=Cj0KEQiAqqO0BRDyo8mkv9y259EBEiQApVQD_c00p-j4eVdyRgUpRO3-crgStFqXQnxY8SFOPVYgwtQaAuRD8P8HAQ

-and there'll be a competitor

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 113th comment
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chkproductions: I can't imagine how an app for a camera has generated so much discussion. Most of you use apps all the time in your phone - some good, some bad. How many of those have you installed, didn't like and uninstalled. Or it still sits in your phone unused. Now a camera can have an apps. One comes out and it creates a firestorm...???? Who knew?

Back in the day (yes there were days before today) one used to stand at their easel in the darkroom, moving a piece of cardboard vigorously to create a seamless transition between the land and the sky, blocking the light on the land and allowing more light to expose the sky on the photo paper. It took 5 or more tries to get it right. Then some technology came along that created a filter that could do the same during exposure in camera. Then Photoshop came along and you could do it, as someone wrote here "properly" Now there is an app. So what's the big deal??

I agree with you T3. And at 63, I've learned to use it if it works for you and don't if it doesn't. But don't disparage just for the sake of it...Cheers

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 17:52 UTC

I can't imagine how an app for a camera has generated so much discussion. Most of you use apps all the time in your phone - some good, some bad. How many of those have you installed, didn't like and uninstalled. Or it still sits in your phone unused. Now a camera can have an apps. One comes out and it creates a firestorm...???? Who knew?

Back in the day (yes there were days before today) one used to stand at their easel in the darkroom, moving a piece of cardboard vigorously to create a seamless transition between the land and the sky, blocking the light on the land and allowing more light to expose the sky on the photo paper. It took 5 or more tries to get it right. Then some technology came along that created a filter that could do the same during exposure in camera. Then Photoshop came along and you could do it, as someone wrote here "properly" Now there is an app. So what's the big deal??

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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Kaso: Yeah, those scenes look quite familiar. They are there, along my daily commute route. One of these days, when traffic is terribly congested, I'm gonna stop and take a few quick snaps of hills and boulders and caves and creeks and fields. No efforts. No travels. Just plain high-quality photography.

Philosophical pixels, anyone?

And a compelling photograph taken of the mundane, that one passes everyday on their "daily commute" is far more challenging.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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Aur: I don't understand the point of them having to provide raw files. I know canon has provided all the data any developer wants about their RAW format and how to parse if. It's not some kind of secure format that is not open to tinkering. All the info on how to tinker with RAW files and do so without detection is out there.

The only way to force them to be honest is to force ppl to shoot JPEG or film, by limiting the medium, some predetermined cameras, once you allow ppl to shoot in RAW, manipulation can't be stopped. It's pointless trying to stop it otherwise, since the RAW format can be tinkered with without detection.

A good reason that this RAW post processing should be stopped, an Italian photographer took pictures of Belgian city charleroi, and manipulated them , ppl of the city and the mayor were upset.

"“You will not find one single inhabitant who will recognize his city in these pictures, not to mention the captions that look more like a settling of scores than a reportage.”

"The only way to force them to be honest is to force ppl to shoot JPEG or film"

Most cameras today have "styles and looks' applied to JPEGs in-camera. So is that manipulation? And what if you use a Color Checker Passport profile in LR? Is that manipulation of the RAW? How can you determine an "absolutely unmanipulated" for any image today? As someone posted above, Where or What is the line?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:18 UTC

What are they going to do with the RAW files, process them to their own standards and compare them to the photographers? Then say the photographer was wrong and unethical. And who's to say their standards, whatever they are, are the absolutely correct in the world.

And what right do they have discussing photo ethics. Press photo ethics, sure, but not photo ethics.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:54 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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SawanHembram: So another big question...

Who gets copyright for pics shot with CAMERA-TRAP?

My thought exactly. You mean all photos ever taken by a Nat Geo ( or nature or hunting or whatever magazine) photographer through the means of a camera trap are not theirs of the magazines? And what about a self-timer. No one actually took the photo. Are every shot taken with self timer up for grabs.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: More predictable than the sun rising, the collection of people here calling someone else's work nonsense and worthless. Probably the same people who walk into a modern art museum claiming, "I can do this...what's the big deal?" Well, here's the thing: you did NOT do it. Someone else did, and this is the case here, too. Maybe one day your pictures of puppies, cute kids, sunsets, and flower macros will be in an art gallery, but until then, try to be more respectful and understanding. Maybe you'll actually learn something.

Thank you Jeff for taking the words right out of my fingers. So predictable are those here on this forum. The work presented here has forethought and vision, not just a click of a shutter that yields the next cat, flower, sunset, blah, blah and on and on.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On photo Old Connecticut barn in the Sea to Shining Sea : Connecticut challenge (1 comment in total)

I believe I've shot this barn also. It would be the wall that is on the left and cropping out of your frame. Great photo.

http://chkphotography.zenfolio.com/p166174167/e938e213

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)

It's sad that the weight of today's cameras don't even have enough weight to stretch the straps that they hang from. And everyone complains how heavy their cameras are.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:41 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1392 comments in total)

The Sony A900/850 had a big prism mirror box and looked much like a 70's/80's designed camera and people weren't up in arms over those. My Leica Digilux3 has a dedicated shutter speed dial with actual shutter speeds on it. So this Nikon is really only a morph of what's been and what's out there now. If it has the simplicity of operation and build of the original FM's, then I am for it if the price is realistic.

And yes, the teasers do get old, fast.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 284th comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images (87 comments in total)
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Spectro: this is actually a useful article. Most of the tip article in the past yo have to dig around on this site. Most people using photoshop might already now this, but still good for beginners.

"dig around on the site" Agreed. I had suggested a while back to have a Post-Processing Forum for all the various software and techinques that are out there. The Retouching forum will touch on some of this information, but is a specialized sub-set of post-processing in general.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 11:47 UTC
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Bali_Mirage: Wonderful.........crashing on startup.

And same here.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:49 UTC
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chkproductions: Here's my video made from stills back in 2009. From the 2 days we spent with our daughter and her sister in NYC, All photographs in order of our stay, everything we did, everyone we encountered all in 1 minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1oubpcUh3E

Cheers

Thanks. Sorry for the quality, it get's so compressed when it's posted.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
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