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looker: Sal Cincotta probably got more favoritism at WPPI than he did in his own contest. And I'll say what Fro didn't: Cincotta is a farce. He's a shyster. This photo won the 2015 Grand Award for bride by herself. WPPI and Sal Cincotta are trying to tell us that this represents the very best of the best of wedding photography in 2015.
http://www.shutterloveonline.com/contest_galleries/wppi16x20/2015/#grid.Winners.17

If this example doesn't turn you off on Sal Cincotta and WPPI forever, then nothing will.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:51 UTC

Sal Cincotta probably got more favoritism at WPPI than he did in his own contest. And I'll say what Fro didn't: Cincotta is a farce. He's a shyster. This photo won the 2015 Grand Award for bride by herself. WPPI and Sal Cincotta are trying to tell us that this represents the very best of the best of wedding photography in 2015.
http://www.shutterloveonline.com/contest_galleries/wppi16x20/2015/#grid.Winners.17

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
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looker: American photo educators pronounce it bo-kuh. So I'd never heard it pronounced differently from that until I played the video above. And the video doesn't really settle anything. It's pointless to ask a Japanese "expert" for their pronunciation.

dozens of them

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

American photo educators pronounce it bo-kuh. So I'd never heard it pronounced differently from that until I played the video above. And the video doesn't really settle anything. It's pointless to ask a Japanese "expert" for their pronunciation.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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brujo74: Shocking! A pic won a photography contest!

I don't believe you're so dense Ash. But let's put the shoe on the other foot just in case... Imagine the same kid, dressed as an Amerindian Chief in full feathered regalia. Or how about as a Samurai Shogun? You get the idea. The image is both cultural appropriation and cultural imperialism. And to cut right to the chase: Genocidal.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:30 UTC

The only distinguishing aspect of this shot is it's a Genocidal insult to Switzerland. The judges have an agenda.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 8th comment
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brujo74: Shocking! A pic won a photography contest!

This photo is still a farce. An African in traditional Swiss clothing is intended as a Genocidal insult to Europeans.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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looker: The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

Professionals always monitor their audio when using microphones, but don't always "use field recorders or better". And experienced pros know that my comment holds true.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 03:06 UTC

They got it wrong. The two main reasons smart phone dominates snapshot photography are:
1) convenience
2) connectivity

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

6 and 5 are outstanding.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 3rd comment

The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)

The lack of a headphone output renders the mike input useless.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)
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looker: 8 and 11 are not really people shots. They're both abstract so they lack character. And they're both posed so that lack journalistic integrity. Those two factors together should eliminate them from this category.

In the Places category, there's no justification for calling #3 a place. It's all about a person. And you call #8 here a person as apposed to a place? Maybe gear heads know a lot about equipment but very little about photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)

8 and 11 are not really people shots. They're both abstract so they lack character. And they're both posed so that lack journalistic integrity. Those two factors together should eliminate them from this category.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)
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JakeB: Yes, but what GEAR did the photogs use?

If I don't know that, how can I tell if the pics are any good???

hoping that's sarcasm

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

The most interesting photos here show us what life was like 75 years ago. The timeless ones are as meaningless as they are timeless, because they can be retaken better even now. The best people photos capture genuine spirit of people, place, and time.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 47th comment

I'd like to see Oak Alley win Grand Prize.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 12th comment
On article In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' (71 comments in total)

One comment laments that similar photos are no longer legally possible. The greater lament is that these photos are only barely technically possible. When these shots were taken, Paris was a French city. Now, Paris is an African & Asian city.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition (216 comments in total)

By "little action bricks", you mean "cameras"?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition (216 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: GoPro has been doing a really nice job on these and I think the key interesting feature is that these are now really top performers in terms of wireless tethered control. For example, my Sony A7, which DPReview praised for its wireless performance, still frequently drops & remakes the wireless connection when shooting as commanded by my cell phone from 10 feet away... not cool. Let's hope that makers of cameras with bigger sensors notice that the bar for wireless control has been raised.

By "little action bricks", you mean "cameras"?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
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