kbdkbd

Has a website at http://www.kevinbdawson.com
Joined on Mar 8, 2013
About me:

I am a self-taught art photographer based in Toronto Canada. Photography has been my passion since I purchased my first SLR film camera for high school.

A network analyst by profession, I take photography very seriously and devote to it a considerable amount of thought and time. My technology training made it easy for me to become proficient with the technical aspects of photography, and I have been able to dedicate a good deal of time to studying composition, photographic and visual art. My ultimate goal is to be able to communicate my artistic vision to viewers of my work, and I hope that studying art will enhance both my conceptual approach and my communication skills so that I can better express my ideas.

My inspiration is derived from what I see around me, from my response to my surroundings and the work of traditional artists. I am at a stage where my artistic goals and vision are continually evolving, and I expect that, to some extent, this will be the case for the rest of my creative life.

Comments

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On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)

I suspect that most people that are complaining about Canon charging $99 for this C-Log upgrade are people that are more concerned about having to pay for a feature they probably have no need for but are "feature collectors" that now feel slighted because they now need to pay $99 to keep their camera up to date so it retains market value. Or they are like me and don't even own a 5D Mark IV.

However, everything is becoming pay to play, or as it is officially known "... AS A SERVICE" model. Adobe, Microsoft & Cisco (Meraki) have largely switched to this model.

Personally I would welcome "Cameras as a Service". I have never needed video in my cameras and don't expect to, so why pay for it? Make it an option to add on, and vice versa if you don't need stills capability just get the video options. Paying a monthly or yearly subscription to use the devices would just go to far though. Pay once for features, get maintenance upgrades for free.

www.kevinbdawson.com

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies

Drones are another tool in the arsenal of a photographer that offers a chance to capture a great image. I really do admire the abstract capabilities of the technology (such as Edward Burtynsky's helicopter shots), but before long I fear it will wear thin. I think early adopters have a window of opportunity to do some amazing things, but by the time they truly have the art side of it down pat, so will thousands of others, and we will be awash in aerial views. At that point Hopefully the spectacular images start to emerge.

http://www.kevinbdawson.com

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 8th comment
On article Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

BattleBrat: Block infrared light, I thought newer cameras have better IR filters in the stack these days and no longer need additional filters, I also read that adding more IR filtration harms image quality, this true?

Nope. Try putting on a Hoya IR72 filter. Even the latest sensors don't completely block IR, this is why the IR72 still works for doing IR shots. Mind you it take 2-6 minute exposures to get an image.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
On photo Portland Light in the Lighthouse challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: Congratulations, APenza! What a shame that kbdkbd (who has never even entered a dpreview challenge) should spoil your well deserved win with such an ignoramus comment!

Actually I have been in a few challenges, and have placed as high as 7th. I have deleted them, since sandbagging is so prevalent in the challenges. There are photos that clearly don't deserve .5 stars but get them somehow and skew their ranking. I will no longer enter a challenge.

Sometimes there is a fine line between HDR and some of the processing effects. This is a great shot, and I apologize for my mistake.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On photo La Lanterna in the Lighthouse challenge (3 comments in total)

I'm surprised this didn't get 1st place. Really a great shot and subject nicely processed too.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 00:50 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Portland Light in the Lighthouse challenge (13 comments in total)

Sure looks like HDR to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Beacon in the Lighthouse challenge (1 comment in total)

Very interesting indeed!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9056 (3 comments in total)

Don't know if this challenge subject has been done before, but this is a great subject!

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, NS, Canada in the Lighthouse challenge (1 comment in total)

Great Shot!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo La Lanterna in the Lighthouse challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On Challenge:9036 (3 comments in total)

I can't vote for some reason.

No stars show up. Anyone know why?

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 01:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Jefferson in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a great shot. Love the wide angle.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 2nd comment
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