Teila Day

Teila Day

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

A saucy grandmother who'd much rather wrestle a Cessna Caravan down to the runway in a stiff crosswind, discuss the local housing market or photograph clients in beautiful ball gowns, hats, and premium hosiery... than bake a cake, hold infants, or coo in the face of babies.

You can find me primarily shooting in the greater California Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley, Indiana and along Florida's Gulf Coast where I seem to spend a lot of time lately; even summers (Oh the humidity!).

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jeffcpix: In the opinion of the judge (no mention of a jury), the bride's assertion that the company was "a major scam shop and deceitful photography mill business engaged in extortion, dishonesty, unfair practices, bait and switch and other dirty tactics," among other shocking and disparaging statements." was inaccurate and therefore defamatory. That's much more than quibbling about the quality of the work itself -- which the judge was probably not qualified to determine... anymore than the average lay person. I think reading the transcript of the actual trial would be necessary before determining whether justice was served.
I have known many wedding shops whose business practices were 'unwholesome' and which only survived because there was no versions of yelp back then.
Any company which requires a non-disparagement clause shouldn't be considered.
Guaranteeing citizens the rights and protections to speak the truth is a primary duty of government -- at least in some enlightened countries.

Are you saying that even in the U.S., no one has ever, in the last 50 years, been successfully sued in a civil suit over excessive truth? *If memory serves, I don't think that's accurate.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out (below). At first blush it doesn't look good for the department..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5478105/Mom-JAILED-venting-cop-ex-husband-Facebook.html

I had notes on this very subject long ago but... But here's some food for thought.
http://supreme.findlaw.com/legal-commentary/can-a-true-statement-form-the-basis-for-a-defamation-lawsuit-in-a-controversial-ruling-the-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-first-circuit-says-yes.html

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 18:05 UTC
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S Yu: Indeed as people noted there's no trace of the original photographs that drew the bride's rage, obviously if the bride ranted so much about them while there was in fact nothing to hide about their quality, we should still be able to find some around the net. If you mess up a bride's wedding experience with amateur photos, that's a big deal.
That said, it's not as if their PR photos were of particularly high quality...
https://www.yelp.ca/biz_photos/amara-wedding-richmond

@jdu_sg finally someone gets it. You are correct. What so many are posting isn't even relevant to the point of law. Perfect example of why the common man needs an attorney.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 17:45 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

I'm not concern with "impressing" anyone, nor do I rely on 'government' as a primary source to fix problems. Americans generally look for government to do what it can't do, because 'government' doesn't run the country; money does; and until the average American gets that through their noggin, things aren't likely to change. I don't support ridiculous spending; I loathe it- however I understand, anticipate, and personally prepare for that reality.

Schools? Many communities have excellent public schools.

Roads? Many communities don't have issues with their public access.

Crime? Many communities have very low crime.

... there's a reason why (irrespective of political affiliation, race, religion, and or personal opinion) there's a demographic of people who take it upon themselves to do for themselves what government can't provide or assure. When you and others finally figure out what's far more effective than 'government'... your wheel won't have to squeak as loud.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 17:39 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

If the average Joe spent as much time minimizing his/her federal tax exposure as they do whining they'd be all the better for it. One can't reasonably expect non malfeasance, accurate reporting, honest accounting, and impartialness (whether you wish for it or not) when there's so much money to be made. Not in government, not in financial trading, not in municipal code enforcement..

Tax payers attack the problem from the wrong end. You won't fix government in your lifetime, however you can *easily* minimize your fed tax exposure, right now. Each American has to decide; whether they're going to B & whine about government and wait for their "vote" to change greater government.... or take the bull by the horns and immediately change their financial position in life using existing resources, accounting and tax law.

The average American is apathetic; will pay a $2 daily toll, because they're too lazy to get a toll tag reducing the price to $1... but will whine about government.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 16:54 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

Welcome to government 101. "The People" (for whatever reason) still believe the dog wags the tail but government/politics doesn't work that way. The reality is, if you dont' like how government is run, then you have to make sweeping and radical changes to government for any meaningful changes.

Truth, honesty, dignity, integrity, etc... sounds peachy, but simply isn't a reality when hundreds of billions of dollars in prospective profit is up for grabs. Politics is about 'dog-eat-dog', financial positioning, and profits. . . and *until that game is changed*, Americans best get hip to learning how things work in the real world.

At present, too many Americans look toward government to better their situation (wishful thinking), when there are financial tools staring them in the face right now that will better their position-in-life independent of what happens on the Hill on any given day.

Of course they don't teach that in school; school districts are too busy selling fantasy.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

I deserve Less discrimination and government waste pertaining to personal and business tax dollars. I'd like several states and the fed gov. to get off their collective wide behinds when it comes to immigration enforcement. Now whether it's Trump or Micky Mouse who can bring that to fruition, I couldn't care less... I'd just like to see it done.

.. It might even stave off the growing number of ratty housing areas in California...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 02:39 UTC
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jeffcpix: In the opinion of the judge (no mention of a jury), the bride's assertion that the company was "a major scam shop and deceitful photography mill business engaged in extortion, dishonesty, unfair practices, bait and switch and other dirty tactics," among other shocking and disparaging statements." was inaccurate and therefore defamatory. That's much more than quibbling about the quality of the work itself -- which the judge was probably not qualified to determine... anymore than the average lay person. I think reading the transcript of the actual trial would be necessary before determining whether justice was served.
I have known many wedding shops whose business practices were 'unwholesome' and which only survived because there was no versions of yelp back then.
Any company which requires a non-disparagement clause shouldn't be considered.
Guaranteeing citizens the rights and protections to speak the truth is a primary duty of government -- at least in some enlightened countries.

@PedroMZ.. you can still be sued for telling the truth.

If you're at a dinner party (not you personally) and the host who happens to be your boss who just broke up with you, is courting several large business accounts from foreign investors, and you start blabbing your mouth about how she was cheating on her husband, engages in trysts with people from work, and how you caught a bad case of crotch-crickets from her, and about her drug habit, and how she puts on an innocent face and a good show just to get business, etc...

So if she loses those prospective business accounts which by all accounts she would've gotten otherwise, then you're in a good way to be successfully taken to trial if not successfully sued. :)

Just because you tell the truth doesn't free you from committing a tort against another with excessive truth if malice or 'malevolent intent' is involved... crotch crickets or not ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 03:36 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The lesson here is that the only preson who gets to lob insults and make phony statements about a person or business without incurring any legal jeopardy, is the president.

In the U.S., He, like the lot of us are free to hurl insults if one chooses. So what? Being sued is one thing; someone proving that they've actually been injured or sustained a monetary loss due to someone's yip-yapping is a horse of another colour.

As far as the Pres. goes... He's not perfect by any means, however if he keeps calling bad eggs a bad egg, and saying what many people in this country think but are too afraid to say, he might just mess around and get re-elected. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 02:24 UTC
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snapa: How many of us DPR readers would consider getting on of these? So the question is, why even put these kinds of articles on DPR? I guess I'm just not sure why these types of articles are put on this site? Maybe it is faster and cheaper to post them than actual reviews of gear that we could actually afford, need or use?
BTW, it has been over a year since the last lens review has been posted :/

@snapa... Many people who spend time at this site either (1) own a business who could make use of such (2) are interested in using such equipment in their own future business (3) some people who work for, or are affiliated with business(es) who could use such technology and engineering.

Many people here think further than "the next camera or lens review".

I am very interested in articles like this and appreciate DPR including them on the site.

Best in photography to all of you!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 03:08 UTC

Hopefully this trend continues... Pentax' engineers should've been having serious conversations with speed light, studio strobe and lens manufacturers over a decade ago to bolster compatibility with the Pentax product line as opposed to sticking out like a redhead step child, and trying to play catch up.

Bravo for somethings as of late coming to fruition for Pentax!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 22:36 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

I'd be interested in adding one of these if I felt Wacom had a handle on heating issues (which I'm not yet confident), and if the OS was Apple not Microsoft. Nothing against MS. I use a workstation connected to Wacom almost daily. I just prefer how things integrate with Apple better.

This is something that I could really put to great use when traveling, however I'm not sure Wacom has their ducks in a row yet in this area. I'll have to keep an eye on this product line.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 02:51 UTC as 18th comment
On article Cactus announces palm-sized RQ250 wireless monolight (85 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Always good to see something new in lighting. But in the first world I think flash is dead—you can't shoot video with a normal flash (specialized 24 fps flash was available over 20 years ago).

I hope they succeed, but I doubt it.

@Torsten, agreed, so much that I routinely shoot with the sun at people's backs; not only do I like the look, but it takes care of the raccoon eyes and wrinkled up faces. In the real world, continuous lighting is just too darn hot.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 02:36 UTC
On article Cactus announces palm-sized RQ250 wireless monolight (85 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Always good to see something new in lighting. But in the first world I think flash is dead—you can't shoot video with a normal flash (specialized 24 fps flash was available over 20 years ago).

I hope they succeed, but I doubt it.

@Terry.. I agree when it comes to shooting typical portraiture, with a typical budget, however given a choice and a bottom-less purse, I might opt for continuous lighting with large fresnel lenses for beach location shooting. Lighting large and powerful enough to be far from the subject, while giving a natural spread-of-light, bright enough where a 1/1600 shutter wouldn't be an issue.
And... a couple of sherpas to lug all that equipment. Ahh such a dream. ;)

@cdembrey, you would be very correct, video is replacing stills in some areas and is definitely going to be far more prominent in the future, but I don't see if affecting still portraiture to a concerning degree in most of our lifetimes.

Best in photography to you both!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Dear Pentax..a good ol Firmware Update was only needed..since u decided to keep an Five Year Old Sony 36mp Sensor.

@MyReality... I understand where you're coming from now. You just have to ignore some of those folks. On a professional level, the difference between shooting Canon/Nikon is mere hair splitting in most cases, and more of a personal choice.

For the record a 5 year old Canon body and lens from the 90's is easily still viable for professional work. I will occasionally use an old Nikon D2hs (4mp) mated to a 17-35 f/2.8 lens (1999) to take some shots for the web. Other times I'll put that old lens on a Canon 5D2 via cheap adapter and shoot.

Remember, it's not about whether or not it's old... it's about whether or not you can still benefit and or make money from a particular piece of equipment. ;)

Best in photography to you!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: SAD... a pretty remarkable camera... SERIOUSLY deficient lens selection... one of the primary reasons this camera will have a hard time selling. Oh they have a few decent lenses alright... but RIDICULOUSLY overpriced compared to their Nikon and Canon counterparts, who each have 3-4 times as many lenses options to choose from... at FAR MORE reasonable prices.

And the aftermarket lens makers will be pretty much NO WHERE to be found. They won't tool up to produce K-mount lenses cause THEY KNOW they will lose their aszes as that inventory will sit on the shelves... while they make profits hand over fist on Nikon and Canon mount lenses.

Dave, your purchase decision makes sense. If Pentax doesn't cover those particular lenses that you want, then that's a very reasonable & valid issue for you.

Gary, whether or not a company has a deficiency in lenses is relative to their target market.

(1) Pentax could do a better job by offering a small, but rather complete array of fast FF lenses, several tilt-shift, extension tubes, and a flash protocol that allows photographers to take advantage of 3rd party professional strobes, and lenses, without having to find a 'work around'.

(2) If Pentax is courting a larger market- they could do a lot better by concentrating on building a great camera "SYSTEM".

One thing is clear, Pentax has their act together in so many ways in camera design/features, and having a great camera "system" would welcome a much wider array of photographers *who are able and willing to buy into the brand*.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Dear Pentax..a good ol Firmware Update was only needed..since u decided to keep an Five Year Old Sony 36mp Sensor.

@MyReality, it's not about where something's used but rather if that something is feasible and makes sense to your photography. That's what matters. Whether someone uses an 800mm f/5.6 lens at the Olympics doesn't make 'any-never-mind' to most photographers on the planet as far as their photography is concerned. Equipment is going to perform the same in a particular climate or condition whether you're using that equipment at the "olympics" or not.

Whether someone uses a D4 mated to a 500mm f4, at the Olympics or shooting University sports doesn't matter. Either you can make good use of a lens/equipment or not. Either you can afford the equipment or not. Sure, people are interested in what's being used at the Olympics for gee-whiz, but that's not because it's "relevant" to their photography.

Whether pro or amateur, you simply choose the tool that fits you best, irrespective of what others are using.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Dear Pentax..a good ol Firmware Update was only needed..since u decided to keep an Five Year Old Sony 36mp Sensor.

@cirtapfotos... 5 year old sensor? How old do you think the Sony sensor in Fuji's GFX was when it was sourced? I made its debut 3 years after the sensor had been used in the Pentax 645z, and Hasselblad 50c.... so what?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 20:04 UTC
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cirtapfotos: Dear Pentax..a good ol Firmware Update was only needed..since u decided to keep an Five Year Old Sony 36mp Sensor.

@MyReality what was used that the Olympics isn't at all relevant. The only two manufacturers that actively pursue that professional demographic with fervor is Canon and Nikon; which is better between those two depends on what you value most (e.g. focus performance, image quality/sensor performance, resolution, colours rendered, frame rate, etc.)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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FelixC2013: Your news articles are always so timely. He died nine days ago and Petapixel broke the story last Saturday and you guys finally decide to run with the story today?

I'm not at all opposed to immigration. I am opposed to letting people into the country who haven't proven their financial ability, who hail from countries that **typically produce immigrants who do not embrace Western culture upon immigrating here**, etc.. Irrespective of a person's income- I don't want a culturally incompatible person in my community who refuses to conform to the established lifestyle to include noise. At no time should I hear your noise when I'm in my home unless you're mowing, edging, sawing, etc..

I don't care what you look like or where you're from, if you can't culturally conform; believe in restricting the personal rights of others based on your religion; don't meet a certain income threshold, etc... then I don't want you immigrating to this country.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 23:52 UTC
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FelixC2013: Your news articles are always so timely. He died nine days ago and Petapixel broke the story last Saturday and you guys finally decide to run with the story today?

sop51: "Marty...Teila Day only mentions "immigration." No mention of undocumented immigrants (I prefer not to use "illegal immigrant") appears in Teila Day's post."

Incorrect. I specifically mentioned "poor immigrants". If 60 immigrant families move within 2 miles of our housing community, and they each have a family income of $90k/annum; that does not usually have the same affect on the surrounding housing area, housing market and *existing* and *prospective* businesses as immigrants with a family income of $25k or less.

Your links don't address realities obvious to many property owners. The poor move in; home values drop, land values drop, crime increases, better businesses and healthier eateries stay away-- and if you're a business selling a discretionary products costing $675 or more... poor people don't add to your bottom line like a board certified oncologist or a family running the local boutique dental practice... irrespective of the family's legal/illegal status.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 23:40 UTC
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