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tolleknolle: Just study Henry Rankin Poore...

Henry Rankin Poore, 1903, Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgement of Pictures. Available online.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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moimoi: Is that me only, or those videos are pretty much nonsense? The eye of the artist is what makes those photos great, no lines and diagonals.

"Is that me only, or those videos are pretty much nonsense?" - it's both. The guy's method is nonsense, but there is a solid body of knowledge on the formal coherence of art, a.k.a. the principles of composition. Henry Rankin Poore's text is a classic here.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:36 UTC

Just study Henry Rankin Poore...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
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sts2: Essentially this is reverse-engineering what we call "the photographer's eye".
It's preposterous to assume that any good photographer is walking around with a grid map in his head and trying to make it all fit... these guys are great at composition simply "because they are great at composition" (and there's a lot of luck as well of course)
Over-analyzing / reverse-engineering it like this serves no other purpose than hoping to sell something to people who don't have talent but think they can buy it.

Actually, any good artist walks about precisely with a grid in his or her head, forgetting about the grid after a while and being left with an intuitive skill of good composition.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:09 UTC

Huh?... Were they taking anti-aircraft fire?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

The title is misleading. "Near-death experience" (NDE) is defined as a personal account of what it's like being clinically dead. The photog perhaps had "a close brush with death".

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 08:17 UTC as 3rd comment

"Intense"? Who writes this?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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SmilerGrogan: I can't believe that DPR would link to this—it is a rebuke to the rigid class stratification that underlies the DPR editorial philosophy.
Just the other day one of them was saying that the new Canon 6D2 can only be used by mediocre photographers who don't know or care about shooting off-center compositions.
They've also pre-announced changes to their rules about what kind of camera we can take on vacation. I'm worried because I'm holding a ticket for an overseas flight but I'm still waiting for them to tell us what cameras are acceptable for my level of ability.


Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
On article Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow (54 comments in total)

Nice shots. The lens reminds of Monolta Rokkor rendering.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: I wonder if they can last another 100 years... I don't think the 100th edition will be worth that much if the company does not exists...

I suspect it would be worth a lot more if they are no longer around.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)

Sigma Merrill and dp2 Quattro RAW conversions: now that blows your mind...

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)

OMG... That thing was a MACHINE. Still missing it.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:54 UTC as 69th comment
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (210 comments in total)

Yeah, I had an Elan IIe, and between the Eye-AF, DoF focussing and the TS lenses I had my F100-carrying friend going green with envy. Good memories!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 36th comment

"0-inch Tilt-type (180° up) LCD" - needs correcting.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 06:31 UTC as 48th comment
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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Daniel L: Who screwed up the gallery?

@sh10453 Nah, he meant to say, "I also screwed it down!"

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 21st comment
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

A classic of tough industrial chic.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 187th comment
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Slouch Hooligan: It is plainly clear that Apple Corp are courageous pioneers of a brave new, legacy free, world. Their heroic stand in driving peripheral manufacturers to get with the One True Program will go down in History as a watershed of technological progress.
Anyone who disagrees with any part of this profound pronouncement is, ipso facto, a stupid ignoramous.
Your Welcome!

Fondle your dongles for the ignoramuses, o People of the True Program, so that the heretics may see the light and get at least some sense of humour. In Jobs we trust!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 18:55 UTC

So much whining and so little time...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 275th comment | 1 reply


Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 123rd comment
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