Krav Maga

Krav Maga

Lives in United States UT, United States
Has a website at www.danielmedley.com
Joined on Sep 15, 2016

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Krav Maga: I've been waiting for this camera to come out with the intention of picking it up if it checked the IBIS and phase detect boxes. 50MP on a medium format camera is the sweet spot for what I do; portraits.

But no phase detect?

Oh well, it was a nice thought.

It's not just speed of focusing. It's lower light focusing. In the studio, even with all the lights turned on, my a7r4 can have issues finding the eye. The biggest reason I use modeling lights is to help out the AF; no matter what camera I'm using.

I don't care about weight personally. But I do care about a good AF and, for my use, I think a 50MP medium format would work better than the 60MP on the FF that I'm currently working with; especially lower light scenarios.

But I suppose it really boils down to what you need from your gear to do what you want to.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 05:24 UTC

I've been waiting for this camera to come out with the intention of picking it up if it checked the IBIS and phase detect boxes. 50MP on a medium format camera is the sweet spot for what I do; portraits.

But no phase detect?

Oh well, it was a nice thought.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 00:26 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

"For the time being, it appears that Twitter is the place for the professional photography community to congregate. "

Quite possibly the stupidest thing I'll read today. For years Instagram has been decried for every move they make and we're being pimped the narrative that photographers are leaving the platform in droves.

Except they aren't.

For some reason, people seem to think that Instagram is only useful if you have a gazillion followers. For most photographers, that's just not the case. Instagram is most useful when viewed as another pillar of local word of mouth. A few hundred followers in your local market is much more useful than hundreds of thousands all over the world. Think about it, is there really any chance that someone who loves your work in, say, Germany, is going to pay you for your services?

Whereas the majority of my work the last couple of years has come almost exclusively from Instagram and from followers/viewers within 100 miles of where I live.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 01:30 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (417 comments in total)

I just recently purchased C1P for Sony after having transitioned from Nikon to Sony; mainly for tethering. I've been using LR for years; on the LR/PS subscription plan. I love it. However, C1P is very nice and now that I've used it for a few weeks, it is growing on me.

I will say that it's not as fast as LR on my machine; just a tiny bit slower. Also, the tethering speed is about the same. One thing, though, that I've noticed is that the tethering connection, for me, is a lot more stable in C1P than it is with LR.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 18:34 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

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Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 20:41 UTC
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

Oy ....

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 18:34 UTC
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

So, being literate is being a ****. Got it.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:57 UTC
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Krav Maga: Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

What you call pedantic, others call literate.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:35 UTC
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ovatab: portrait
/ˈpɔːtrət,ˈpɔːtreɪt/
noun
1.
a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a PERSON, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

You call it pedantic. Others call it literate.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:03 UTC

Portrait:

noun
1. a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Jupiter is not a person. It's a planet.

Just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 17:00 UTC as 35th comment | 16 replies
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24Peter: I like Irene's enthusiasm for her photography as well as the results. She's also very good posing and working with models. Artistically and from a DIY's perspective she is also very creative and I hope her business continues to grow. Just on the technical side, this is an "Open Shade" lighting setup. The results come because the entire sky becomes a large and therefore somewhat diffuse light source. (You want to avoid any sun directly hitting your subject when you use this technique.) This creates the soft, wrapping effect of the light on her subject. Unless you were able to bounce light off a very, very large ceiling of a white studio, it would be difficult to recreate this look indoors. The black cards she mentioned in the video do produce negative fill (similar to the inside of a shed) but that is not the cause of the beautiful soft light on her subject.

Or using a strobe shot through a huge scrim, up high; a sort of pseudo north light setup a la Daniel Norton.

The shed's easier, though, if you have one.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2019 at 21:05 UTC

The BlackRapid Sport Breath has worked very well for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 16:41 UTC as 95th comment
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Marcelobtp: SD Card position is not great.

@rogerjp: "Why are you plugging multiple cards into a monitor? I really don't understand why it matters."

They think they're being clever, but aren't able to realize how badly they failed.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 14:47 UTC
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Matthias R: Yup, it's kind of ennoying, but frankly, anyone having had anything to do with IT should have realized right away that the planned transition smoothness was very, very optimistic. I'd be curious to know what their own engineers thought about it. But nowadays, managment seldom cares about what engineers think anyways...
Anyways, hiccups or not, it's still a nice platform, and I have no plan cancelling my pro subscription.

This. People seem to not realize the monumental endeavor this had to have been.

Anyway, I haven't experienced the amount of issues others have.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 17:08 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X4 software review (111 comments in total)
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

"Since when do "professionals" of any trade list the tools they use?"

Exactly this. Which is why the quip "In some cases, yes" is absurd on its face.

Look, are there pros who use GIMP? Maybe, but doubtful. Can you imagine someone working for an ad agency sending proofs from GIMP? I can't.

Really, if you think that pros or even a substantial number of enthusiasts use GIMP, you're just being goofy.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 02:41 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X4 software review (111 comments in total)
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

Can you name one website of a professional that uses GIMP?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 22:24 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X4 software review (111 comments in total)
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

Are you saying GIMP is used by professionals?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 22:16 UTC
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

Do you think that GIMP is relevant to the developers of Photoshop, Capture One, Affinity, or Alien Skin Exposure? Trust me, GIMP probably doesn't even register on their radar. These are companies devoted to developing tools for the enthusiast/professional. GIMP is open source, kludgey freeware developed for the dabbler/hobbyist who won't or can't invest in real tools for photographic post production.

Personally, I don't understand why Paintshop Pro never caught on as a member of the relevant club, but they've been in the game for years and they are still, well, irrelevant in the large scheme.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 21:43 UTC
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

My initial post: "It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription."

So ... you're wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 20:47 UTC
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Krav Maga: It's always a good thing to see more robust competition for Adobe products. But I would be willing to bet that within 5 years you will be hard pressed to find any relevant photo editing tool that isn't subscription.

@Jonsi: Perhaps, but I don't fall into that group. For professional tools, in order to compete, I don't see an alternative as the overhead and development costs are substantially less expensive with a subscription model.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 19:41 UTC
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