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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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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Teila Day: Hell will freeze over and turn to ice cream thrice before I even *think* about getting a permit to take personal photographs on any public beach on planet earth.

@RedFox88, I read the article, comprehended the article and stand by my statement. Irrespective of what may be required (or even misinterpreted by some) it wouldn't matter to me because I wouldn't ever pay money to take personal photographs under any circumstance (which was my only point). My sentiment makes clear *why* I wouldn't misinterpret any requirement to pay since I'd disregard any requirement to pay fees outright unless the fees concern paid work.

Presumptuously read my comment ... eh?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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steelhead3: Laguna Beach wants to be an exclusive white rich person colony which bad artists can sell their wares...in reality, it is the largest tract housing development in the world.

No, Laguna Beach wants to be a resort enclave that keeps looking like a resort beach town that hasn't been overrun by two-legged rats who move in, lower real property values, increase crime, and slowly financially depress the area. "Tract-housing" isn't a bad thing *in this context* to many people. Tract housing where the median household income is $35k per annum (as opposed to $150k/annum) is an entirely different visual definition... I think we all know that. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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hfjacinto: I've been to Laguna, it's a beautiful area with lots of weddings on the weekends. Check out Santa Barbara it's as bad on Friday - Sunday. Even model shoots on the beach.

.... but look at that wonderful background you get when shooting in Santa Barbara! You can't get that most places around the U.S., which often look horrible in comparison to Santa Barbra. I think California generally offers the best location shooting in the U.S. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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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?

Where has it been all this time? It's been there, but the glut of photographers decades ago figured they'd copy everyone else and have a "studio", which does have advantages and a lot of disadvantages when it comes to interesting portraiture as opposed to a family sitting in front of fabric or paper with the man's hand obligatorily a'rest on his wife's shoulder and her head tilted just so....

I'd much rather have portraits of my family done outdoors with the photographer facing the sun, no squinting required; slight sea breeze in our hair...
Just because you're outside, doesn't keep you from having "studio lighting" on location.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is bad news.
It will push even more software companies to adopt a "rental only" model, disguised as cloud.

In the end, it will all collapse when people start to refuse to run hundreds of software subscriptions.

Of course I brought up drugs, because it's a truth, like fatty foods, and other things that I mentioned. Let's just skip to the bottom line, which is, everything that I wrote was true irrespective of the number of people who forego cable. It's common knowledge that most poor people in the U.S. have personal access to a TV and a large percentage of that demographic has traditional cable (especially since TV went digital).

There isn't a reasonable study on the planet that would assert that poor people in the U.S. don't *generally* have cable television. Many rural people not having tv has absolutely no bearing on the f-a-c-t that a significant number of poor people do.

The bottom line is that if someone makes a tool, service or software, then be ready to pay for it. If you can't afford it, or think the price is too high, I recommend at least trying to make a better product or provide a better service as opposed to sitting around belly aching.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:42 UTC

Hell will freeze over and turn to ice cream thrice before I even *think* about getting a permit to take personal photographs on any public beach on planet earth.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 23:55 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This is bad news.
It will push even more software companies to adopt a "rental only" model, disguised as cloud.

In the end, it will all collapse when people start to refuse to run hundreds of software subscriptions.

I'm starting to wonder what score you achieved on the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, etc... you seem to have trouble with comprehension. I don't mean that as a dig.

"statistically significant number of poor people in the U.S. near, and even under the "poverty" threshold, have cable TV and spend money on the aforementioned." ... did you not see the first two words in that sentence?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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