Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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JeffinMass: Do most people really care? Not! They have other issues to deal with.

Unless it's in the context of something that's supposed to be historic or archival, most people couldn't care less.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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photo099: Manipulated photos? What Manipulated photos... There is a documentary photography and then there is an art photography. Period.
Do you think, that famous portraits from old famous painters sold for "arms & legs" are not manipulated? Give me a break...
The camera is like a painters brush.

I am sure you have got a rest of the story...

If it isn't documentary/archival photography, then I couldn't care less if the photo is manipulated as I'm more interested in the aesthetics. I don't fancy highly processed glamour / fashion / beauty photography but I realize others like it. So be it; we all have an opinion. I think it's silly that so many people expect photography in general to be free of manipulation.

I especially loathe groups that act like women are too stupid to realize that the average size of a women (in the U.S. especially!) is not a size 2 and that when we look at beauty photographs, we need to be told that the photos have been "enhanced".... as if we're brain dead and think that a practically pore-less face of a woman with brilliant, almost glowing blue eyes isn't fake (insert eye-roll). Advertisers do not need to tell me the obvious and it's my job to point out the obvious to my grandkids... which are smart enough to detect the obviously manipulated beauty pics like most people with an IQ over 6.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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PRohmer: I have worked in graphic design for many years, have worked with graphics and photography software, professional video editors, pro music production software.
There is absolutely no rational reason to by a Mac, unless you just prefer the look of it. Most of Mac users I personally know have bought them out of vanity and trendiness, some just got into them years ago and just not interested in change.

There are many "rational" reasons to use mac over pc and vice versa. depending on what's important to you. I've been using graphic programs since the 80's (Amiga 2500; video toaster, newtek digitizers, PC work stations/notebooks and, various macs..) So what? What may be a lifesaver to me isn't even a consideration for another.

I've had far more driver, peripheral and software related issues with PC than mac. Conversely, I've had FAR more hardware issues with mac than PC over the 30+ years of using both platforms daily. Others experience the opposite.

Historically PC OS didn't/doesn't CTRL+F PDF's the same as Mac, nor does PC OS display raw files from various cameras like mac which are the subtle things that can matter a lot, to a lot of people.

To me post Win7 looks like a mess, and the all-in-ones are ugly. I'd much rather use and look at the 27" iMac on my desk over our PC's. There's a reason we use both, and it's because *reasonable* people know they each have advantages.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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Photoman: Thank the Kardashian's and trashy women's mags for this.

** Trashy women's mags have positively affected free speech and our constitutional rights here in the United States... what have war photos done for the average citizen?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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brockmo: With a few exceptions, if posted here anonymously, most of these photos would be severely criticized (to put it mildly).

Time perhaps has passed Magnum by. Whether "Magnum" photographers are even relevant today in the context of superb and interesting photography can be debated, however in 2017, superb and interesting photography in the general population is about as common as a >170 LSAT score at Yale University.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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Sezano: People are still getting married? That's inspiring.

Of the remaining 50% of first time marriages that don't end up in divorce, only 1/3 is truly content. An institution that only works for 16% of the unions, es no bueno. Imagine if your phone didn't work 84% of the time.
Well, we all make mistakes right. Thank good for second chances, hopefulkybwe learned something .... only .... it gets worse with time. Second marriages have a 64% divorce rate.

What about faith, though? I'm not like those other stupid people.

I'll skip the theatrics, have Jimmy take a few pictures with a rented xt-1 and a 56mm.

Now let's see if I can convince Jessica.

Life & marriage has been good to me. However, I do not subscribe to the concept of licensing a relationship and marriage being predicated on a piece of paper. I also do not subscribe to the government defining, or giving (e.g. tax related, military family, etc.) concessions based on a "marriage".... but that's another thread. Why would you assume I've been "hurt" simply because my philosophy isn't lock-step with the establishment? Reviewing my post history, do I really seem like the emotional as opposed to analytical type to you?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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Sezano: People are still getting married? That's inspiring.

Of the remaining 50% of first time marriages that don't end up in divorce, only 1/3 is truly content. An institution that only works for 16% of the unions, es no bueno. Imagine if your phone didn't work 84% of the time.
Well, we all make mistakes right. Thank good for second chances, hopefulkybwe learned something .... only .... it gets worse with time. Second marriages have a 64% divorce rate.

What about faith, though? I'm not like those other stupid people.

I'll skip the theatrics, have Jimmy take a few pictures with a rented xt-1 and a 56mm.

Now let's see if I can convince Jessica.

@sportyaccordy... like not getting a marriage "license" to begin with.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 22:13 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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Woodyz: When I go to weddings as a guest, I just bring a little film camera or mirrorless.

I never want to be that dork who brings his serious gear when there is already a paid photographer...

@Woodyz ... so what qualifies as "serious" gear? Thankfully, there are enough conscientious people who attend weddings (and know how to stay in their lane) with cameras that yielded high quality results, who have given the couple shots that beautifully augmented the paid photographer's wedding coverage. That doesn't make those people "dorks"... it makes them considerate.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 22:12 UTC

No, people with a brain (photographer or not) will not be 'bugged' by exaggerating cinema, because they won't care about something so trite. It's a movie. Movies add sounds where sounds realistically don't exist, etc.; like police cars always arriving on the scene with tires screeching to a stop or "whop" "whop" "whop" sounds for a helicopter even though it has a main rotor with many blades (should sound more like a fan). What about the use of the term "fighter jet"? We don't use propeller planes and "jets" can't fight, so like saying wet water; it's stating the obvious. Pilots didn't squawk because U.S. training aircraft were portrayed as MIGs in the movie "Top Gun", why should I be bothered with a movie incorrectly depicting something as silly as a polaroid camera?

What about a ridiculous amount of meaningless lights on computer systems in movies? Ya think computer engineers concern themselves with that trite? Of course not... they probably have better things to do...

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 04:27 UTC as 26th comment | 7 replies
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brockmo: With a few exceptions, if posted here anonymously, most of these photos would be severely criticized (to put it mildly).

@Tom, the photographs aren't bad at all, but when I view them, most of them say nothing about NYC to me, which was the point of the whole project... "to capture New York City during the evening golden hour."

If i just saw the photos posted online somewhere, I wouldn't immediately think "ah, wow, New York City!"

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
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sunilkumar: Welcome to TMZ...nothing wrong in it...again kim Kardashian inspired.will dpreview pls post the link here once pics are done. Oh and you thought canon 6d Mark 2 was exciting(or lackluster news)

...sigh

Hardly Kim Kardashian inspired when people born in the 1930's were having such photography done.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 03:01 UTC
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Fujica: Look mum here the 'consummation' took place...

More like "look at this nice portrait of us embraced with nice lighting coming through the window sheers." There's a strange irony somewhat in people a'gasp at people being photographed making love ... but *many* (that means not 'everyone' for the quick-to-quip crowd) of the same people wouldn't bat an eye while standing around a TV watching a full-on-frontal video of a family member with her legs wide open giving birth. Ridiculous hypocrisy.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
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NowHearThis: I'm a little surprised they haven't gotten calls from every 18-35 single male within a hundred mile radius - maybe there's yet hope for the rising generation...

A "good thing" would be to live in a society where nudity isn't a big deal.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:51 UTC
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GiovanniB: I won't be surprised if this becomes the next big thing (no pun intended ;-) ).

It's a decades "old thing". Such is shot regularly. Expect $1875-$3,500 + for a shoot with a location component; vid clips included. This type of photography is often no more pornographic than what you'd expect to see at a museum of art.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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brockmo: With a few exceptions, if posted here anonymously, most of these photos would be severely criticized (to put it mildly).

@Tom Holly... I don't think the reasons you mentioned are why most of the photographs which I thought were supposed to present the with some sort of feeling and or view about New York, would be criticized if posted to this site anonymously. I'm not critiquing, I'm just wholeheartedly agreeing with 'brockmo'.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:28 UTC

Type of photography has been around since the 60's; even the more well-doing kids hire photographers during spring break.

It's not whether they can find someone, it's whether or not they can afford it. An experienced photographer that shoots a lot of intimate portraits and glamour isn't likely to be interested in shooting the wedding as s/he'll probably consider it a money loser compared to just shooting the bridal + "intimates". The couple (in most markets) will need to find a separate wedding photographer and hire a separate photographer specifically for the "intimates" + vid clips (decent enough for your grandmother to watch). Stereotypical boudoir photography won't cut it.

I highly recommend the couple consummate the relationship before their God and the photographer the day(s) before the wedding so not to be rushed. Make a day of it, tied in with the location bridal shoot. Done right (capturing emotion, insecurities, tears, joy..) these photos will be treasured the most.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 35th comment
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dialstatic: Not being from, well, wherever Laguna Beach is, I have to wonder: what is so special about the place? I'm not trying to knock it - genuinely interested.

@Lin Evans, I'd say Matthew Saville is 100% correct.

Laguna, Santa Barbara; also beaches around Carmel (by-the-sea) because you can get some nice cottage/village looking shots; Pebble Beach is close. Further north, Pacifica is a favorite of mine with many trails on the beach-side cliffs and high ground and offers a quick drive to the heart of San Francisco. Pacifica can be sunny one moment and inundated with heavy fog less than 15 minutes later. Love it!

While there's obviously a lot of California coastline, most of it isn't what I look for when shooting paid work in CA. There has to be more to the shot than just "beach".

For those licensed to fly, you can shoot in the Bay Area, fly down to Carmel/Montery for lunch/wine/shopping and be back in, say, Livermore in an hour or less; in time for dinner in the city! You just can't get that level of 'wonderful' in any other contiguous state in our union! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
On article Hasselblad to open first own branded retail store (20 comments in total)

... When I look at that building the only thing I can see is the earning potential for large luxury lofts being sidelined for a camera store.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 14th comment
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larrytusaz: I'm not for the permit requirement yet still, whatever happened to shoots in a studio? Why does seemingly EVERY photo now HAVE to be taken outside?

Just depends on the customer. Some would rather have the beach grasses and sugar white dunes in the background and others prefer studio shots. Looking back at family portraits, I would much rather today have the same portraits taken in spaces that were either outdoors in places where we lived, or in our own homes. The studio shots are fine portraits but beyond that don't offer the rich reminders of the past like shots in our natural element or places we visited, etc..

"Different strokes for different folks" as they say :)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Are you serious? Heck is not a curseword. its a PC word people that would die from hearing an actual curseword use & now thats even to rude? Its only a matter of time when the word Bye is considered an insult or a threat >.< Guys seriously WTH!

I suspect DPreview should've added clarity in parentheses... and I won't comment about the level of silliness associated with adults making references to "borks" and "hecks".

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
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