VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
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I find it strange that all colour photos exhibit the same “desaturated greens” look. Is it like the most fashionable trend in post processing or use of special type of film? Anybody knows? Personally, I don’t mind seeing it from one or maybe two winners, but this makes it look way overused and not as creative. Might indicate judges’ bias too.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 06:18 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

I read the article were carefully and here is what I’ve got. A phone could be the right tool for you if:

- you travelled to the same place regularly since mid 90’s with good DSLR
- you don’t want to use your pictures for commercial purposes or large prints
- you don’t want to shoot in low light
- you don’t mind “gimmicky” or «phoney” look of portrait or other cellphone effects

I think it is a very fair view.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 14:07 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

Smartphone images look too flat. What else to expect from a flat camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 21:46 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Boissez: What many here seem to miss, is the rate of change that is happening in the smartphone industry.

Dual-cameras in smartphones have been around for about 3 years, and the results have gone from terrible (remember the HTC One M8?), to useable in a pinch. I'm sure that 3 years from now, smartphones will start to give entry-level DSLRs/mirrorless a run for their money (at least in good light).

I don't think so. The IQ of the phones is limited to the IQ of a small sensor, plus some software gimmick. Phones 10 years ago and phones today only compatible with small sensor cameras, this is why this market is almost dead. All is left is some built-in telephoto lens and improved ruggidness and the small-sensor market will die completely. But that's about it. Larger sensors cameras will always beat the smartphone. They beat smartphones 10 years ago, they beat them now, and they will keep beating them for the next 10 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 21:39 UTC

No Nikon NX-D in raw processors.

Also would be nice to have a list of online backup services. I know they are not only for photos but I think photos are one of the top reasons people use them

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 15th comment

It literally shoots pictures :)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 01:36 UTC as 53rd comment
On photo Oooh... ! in the Pareidolia finding faces in everyday objects challenge (9 comments in total)

Nice. And I can spot at least three more faces in this picture.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 05:05 UTC as 5th comment

With all this jumping around Nikon begins to look more and more like Sony ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 01:44 UTC as 34th comment
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VadymA: I believe in reality it works in reverse - first you take a photo, doesens to be exact, and then in post processing you look for all those individual elements. Those shots that contain one or more of these elements become keepers. Discard the rest.

I am not being sarcastic. I just don’t believe one can spot all these elements right on the scene, when often there are only seconds for a shot. To get a hint of what scene might yield more keepers? Yes. This comes with experience. But the key, in my opinion, is to get more that just one shot of every scene, if time permits. Always try different angles, distances, shutter speed, etc. This alone will make you a much better photographer. And I think this tip should be on the list.

Yes, Aaron, I agree. I was drawing from my experience, where often my keeper shot is almost the opposite of the first shot of the scene. So I still think that it is a good “rule of thumb” to try different frames and settings with the same subject.

Like I mentioned above, I now realize that the article was specifically about inspirational techniques for those who feel like the lost the drive in shooting. And I do use similar techniques myself. Like I can decide to go out with the camera and look for circles. Or lines. Or isolated subjects. This gives very different perspective and results.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 07:17 UTC
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VadymA: I believe in reality it works in reverse - first you take a photo, doesens to be exact, and then in post processing you look for all those individual elements. Those shots that contain one or more of these elements become keepers. Discard the rest.

I am not being sarcastic. I just don’t believe one can spot all these elements right on the scene, when often there are only seconds for a shot. To get a hint of what scene might yield more keepers? Yes. This comes with experience. But the key, in my opinion, is to get more that just one shot of every scene, if time permits. Always try different angles, distances, shutter speed, etc. This alone will make you a much better photographer. And I think this tip should be on the list.

You know, I just realized that I entirely misread the title. I thought the article is addressed more to beginners, but that is not the case. For those who are looking for inspiration, I think the advice is spot on. I too often make a goal of looking specifically for such elements, almost abstracting my mind from the actual scene. Just look for a gesture, or lines, or colour pallet. Hmm, no way to delete my comment now :(

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 01:47 UTC

I believe in reality it works in reverse - first you take a photo, doesens to be exact, and then in post processing you look for all those individual elements. Those shots that contain one or more of these elements become keepers. Discard the rest.

I am not being sarcastic. I just don’t believe one can spot all these elements right on the scene, when often there are only seconds for a shot. To get a hint of what scene might yield more keepers? Yes. This comes with experience. But the key, in my opinion, is to get more that just one shot of every scene, if time permits. Always try different angles, distances, shutter speed, etc. This alone will make you a much better photographer. And I think this tip should be on the list.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 00:40 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (125 comments in total)

Nice. No full screen view button you lazy crooks? Luckily, two-finger pinch still works.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 07:35 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (572 comments in total)

I don’t know much about mining crypto currencies, only that they require a lot of computing power, so it sound to me like these new type of machines are made specifically for this market. If they do substantially increase chances of mining a new bitcoin within one year, for example, this is a pretty darn good investment. Again, this is just thinking off the top of my head, feel free correct me if I am wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (199 comments in total)
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VadymA: Typical Flickr. I knew exactly what I am about to see when I read the title. This is an equivalent of pop music in photography. Nothing wrong with that, they certainly deserve to be best in this category. You want something less pop-culture or mainstream? There are other venues and awards for that.

Yes, I actually wanted to mention this but didn’t want to make it too long. One can certainly find something appealing to any taste on Flickr or Instagram, just maybe not among top 100 sweet eye candies shown here. I like pop music or sweet deserts, but in strict moderation. Same here - seeing one or two a day of those samples make me feel good, but flipping through all 15 of them almost made me nauseous.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (199 comments in total)

Typical Flickr. I knew exactly what I am about to see when I read the title. This is an equivalent of pop music in photography. Nothing wrong with that, they certainly deserve to be best in this category. You want something less pop-culture or mainstream? There are other venues and awards for that.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras under $1500 (62 comments in total)

It is nice to see my J5 leading the pack on the cover picture :) Probably the photo-editor’s secret choice ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:34 UTC as 7th comment

In your face, all you bokeh lovers :)))))

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 06:55 UTC as 27th comment
On article DJI AeroScope demo shows drone tracking tech in action (32 comments in total)

Should also come with optional anti-drone missile launcher in another box...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

I understand the hypnotic appeal of f1.4 number for photography crowd, and why Sigma is trying to position it lenses in this niche and not worried about almost ridiculous increase in lens size, but is it really necessary for wide angle? I find when I use wide angle, even with f2.8 fixed aperture, I try to stop down as much as I can to keep most of the frame in focus. Isn't it the whole point of wide angle - to make the surrounding environment part of the composition, even for portraits? For those reasons, I find a good OS much more important for wide angle than the blurry “byproduct” of larger aperture. So other than price, I don’t see much of an appeal in this lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On photo DC meet Deer in the My beautiful cat (domestic only) challenge (2 comments in total)

That is a rare catch. How did this encounter end?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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