Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 14, 2003


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Brilliant use of the technology. Exciting and fun to watch. Thanks!~

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 35th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (94 comments in total)

Yep, my first digital camera, and although it's optical viewfinder was a joke, and it's rear view screen tiny, it had a very sharp lens and took wonderful photos for many years, and believe it or not, those image got blown up to 13x19 and looked great.

Unfortunately, that was before I knew anything about RAW (or had a computer capable of dealing with it), so everything was .jpg, but still, I have extremely fond memories of that sweet little camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:41 UTC as 20th comment
On article Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review (58 comments in total)

I really appreciate DPR posting this review. I was hoping you'd do this before the deadline of the kickstarter campaign.

I've found myself more and more often going out for my daily walk with nothing but my keys and cell phone, and this little contraption seems like it would give me added flexibility, with very little in the way of added weight, bulk, or cost.

When I go out on a dedicated "shoot", I'll still take my system camera, but for casual walk around, friendly get togethers, etc, I find my 7+ much more enjoyable to carry and use, and this little add on accessory seems to be just the ticket to increase it's range of shooting options.

Is it perfect? Apparently not, but the asking prices seems reasonable, and if indeed they can produce and ship it within the next month or so, I think it makes since to give it a go.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 13th comment

Fun stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

mosc: Great, now make a 24mm equiv.

Keep 'em coming : )

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Very funny. Thanks for posting it.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 78th comment

Wow, Nicola Perscheid's, 'Grand Canal, Venice', is stunning. What a wonderful gift it is to now have this tremendous archive available on-line.

Thank you Photoconsortium.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)

Wow, a real stunner, and worthy of first place. Well done!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 20th comment

A very enjoyable video, with some great shots by the DPR staff. Keep up the excellent work. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 15th comment
On photo Fenghuang fantasy in the Still waters run deep..Large rivers and river life challenge (4 comments in total)

Simply a stunning image! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 1st comment

Thoroughly enjoyable. Most videos don't hold my attention, but this one did, all the way to the end. Bravo to everybody involved.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 22nd comment
On photo Stutz Speedometer in the Speedometer challenge (1 comment in total)

What a neat old control panel. Nicely photographed.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 1st comment

A lovely group of sample images that do a fine job of showcasing this lens. Well done.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)

I find it interesting that so many folks on DPR feel that increasing the saturation in an image (if that indeed was done) is such a bad thing, as if the only permissible way to present an image is to make it look exactly like it did when the image was taken.

I've always felt that photography was about trying to share a "feeling" that the photographer experienced when the image was taken, and that whatever the photographer decides needs to done in post to help get that feeling across is fine.

I really like this image and feel it does a good job of expressing the idea of "the golden hour".

And don't get me wrong, I enjoy realistic photos as well, but I don't think that's the only way they need to be presented.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

One of the least boring and most informative explanations I've seen on this particular issue. I always enjoy Mr. Cicala's blogs, as they tend to get right to the heart of the matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 41st comment
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Even at this screen size it's obvious this lens is capable of producing stunning images. I enjoyed the interesting views in this gallery, which did a good job of showcasing the extreme sharpness and wonderful bokeh of the lens. Well done!~

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 17:34 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On photo Baltimore - Old and New in the Cityscapes from street level challenge (9 comments in total)

A good eye with excellent execution. Congratulations, well deserved.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 4th comment

Stunning images. Well done Mr. Steinberg.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 17th comment
On photo Jerusalem in the Your City - Home challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations! That is a lovely image : )

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 02:14 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Stormin in the Best Picture Period! challenge (7 comments in total)

Absolutely brilliant image. Well done!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 1st comment
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