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On article When photographers become pitchmen (31 comments in total)
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FelixC2013: So what was the point of the article? Are some paragraphs missing from the story? DP?

@G Sciorio
Subscription services already exist for photographic works.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
On article When photographers become pitchmen (31 comments in total)
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ewelch: It's a sad age when photographers of this caliber need to market themselves to make enough money to make ends meet.

I wonder how many people know Elliott Erwitt's history. Many years ago he used to direct commercials and commercial TV. He was the creator of the original Australian series that was the same as the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous show here in the US. Of course he's too sharp to be compromised by such "commercial" compromise of his integrity. Thank goodness. He's one of the best of his generation, or any generation.

Who said anything about needing to sell their own "brand" to make ends meet? Being offered money to endorse a product is a business decision. I see nothing wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: Still waiting for the 8TB Black drive from WD.

I'd pay more for them than these 14TB drives from Toshiba any day.

I have 5 1TB black drives. Going strong since 2009. Although these drives are all backed up, I feel like it's probably time to replace them.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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tonybelding: I have room on my desk for a pair of 24-inch monitors or one 32-inch behemoth. Which option would most of you take, I wonder?

Two monitors for multi-tasking office/research work. One big monitor for photo editing.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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sh10453: As if poachers, all along, throughout centuries, were doing their ugly business totally dependent on Instagram or FaKebook

Times have changed, and unfortunately social media sites have given traffickers new channels to traffic their goods.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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Weerterbos: I could be wrong, but it looks like he sits in the back of a car. So it's more streetphotography then a portrait made at a show where he did preform. Does that make a difference in needing a model release before one could use it commercially? (left alone that it's a little kid in the picture)

Edit, did a google, came up with https://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/street-photography-and-the-law-7-things-you-need-to-know/
#7 says something about it.

My understanding is that if there is no expectation of privacy, a photo could be licensed for editorial uses without a model release.

I don't see how celebrities have more rights to control an image of themselves than an ordinary citizen. How does a court define "celebrity?" Surely there is a lot of grey area there.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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Steve in GA: I often send photos to my kids and grandkids when Google photos tells me, "these are the photos you took in (e.g.) 2006" Everyone gets a smile from the way hair, clothes and faces change over the years.

But, little did I know that I can sue my kids and grands if they post those photos on Facebook. Looks like I may have a new income stream!

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Your kids/grandkids might turn out to be mean people who take advantage of dad/granddad. In which case you now have leverage against them.

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
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Weerterbos: I could be wrong, but it looks like he sits in the back of a car. So it's more streetphotography then a portrait made at a show where he did preform. Does that make a difference in needing a model release before one could use it commercially? (left alone that it's a little kid in the picture)

Edit, did a google, came up with https://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/street-photography-and-the-law-7-things-you-need-to-know/
#7 says something about it.

This is not a model release issue. It is a copyright issue. Two entirely different things.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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Pontoneer: The correct spelling is offenCe , not offense : we do not yet live in the United States of Great Britain .

We Americans will refer to her as Princess Meghan, because we are a troll-ish people.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1093 comments in total)
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sjprg: With all of Sony's great video cameras, what in the H* are they spending so much time and effort into putting video in the R3. Give us a STILL camera with all of the goodies to make a truly fantastic still camera. leave the D* video OUT!. If I need a video camera I'll buy a true video camera.

@Ebrahim
I would just like to point out that the 50d did not come with video, and the 5DMkII came out in 2008. That is all.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 06:29 UTC

Used to use these cheapo light globes from Home Depot back in the film days (90s). Used with cheap non-adjustable slaves, varying layers of ND sheet filters to control light output. You should see the softboxes I used to make out of foam core. Those were the days.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 9th comment

What we need are Canon fleshlights. I"ll take one in aEF 400mm f/2.8 IS please.

Oh, who am I kidding. The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM will probably suffice.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 2nd comment
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Pontoneer: The correct spelling is offenCe , not offense : we do not yet live in the United States of Great Britain .

@Pontoneer
The UK based dpreview.com sold out to US based Amazon.com quite a while ago. Get back to shooting COLOR photos and videos you can watch in your home THEATER.

Princess Meghan FTW! lol

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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rockchalker: I want to thank all of the anti-m43 people on this thread who have posted substanceless complaints about sensor size. You have done nothing but generate interest in this camera and the m43 format.

Everyone knows there is no image quality difference between m43 and APS-C formats. There are minor differences if you shoot at a ridiculously high ISO. You can verify this using the dpreview image comparison tool.

So, again, thank you for your efforts in promoting the m43 format.

Umm, what about BOKEH? lol

love my m43 :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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RPJG: I read in these contents that reversed lenses are generally brighter than macro lenses, and give higher magnification ratios.

So the question arises, why aren't native macro lenses designed along the lines of reversed "normal" lenses? There must be *some* drawback to using a reversed lens versus using a native macro lens?

Canon MPE65 is a specialty macro lens, and it cannot focus to infinity. Most camera manufacturers don't make anything like it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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jhinkey: Decreased operating costs - mostly likely the big layoffs they had a while back finally having an effect.

That's one strategy a company sometimes has to take: develop a new product, which can take years, get it into production, then layoff a lot of employees to trim back down, especially if the next new product won't be out for a while. Do they have a head count vs. quarter buried in there somewhere?

@lol101
"Are Google and Facebook regularly laying off people to "straighten the books"? I don't think they do but I might be wrong..."

Look at Amazon.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (788 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Was it an intended irony to put the Sony brand SD card into the Canon’s new camera in the picture above? Especially considering that Other brand’s SD cards are More popular (Samsung, SanDisk, etc...)

If I were a camera, I wouldn't want a Sony inserted into me. I hope the M100 consented.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:00 UTC

And here I thought DXO scores maxed out at 100. The iPhone X goes to 11!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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PhotoUniverse: It suits the owners of the new Nikon D850

4K is 4K. Just because one is full frame doesn't mean it uses more storage.

"FF 4K" lol

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
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eric333: Why would anyone need more than 640K?

The important thing is that Gates is doing important things now. Unlike Jobs, who is fertilizing soil.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
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