Camphoneguy

Joined on Nov 18, 2011

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Gesture: "And I can’t stand it. If I take portraits, I want to take pictures when they have no idea when I’m there."

You have it backwards, Graham. When one does portraits, making the exposure is the last thing you do.

Photography, the unpretentious art, gets spoiled when it becomes pretentious.

Oscar's reply- "
"In a graphic portrayal of a person one assumes that some identifiable facet is included, even if this smattering of likeness stretches one's imagination [ "In the Portrait Game, Photographers Win," March 13 ] . To accept Richard Avedon's photographs as likenesses is to assume that all these people inhabit the nether world.

The adulation Mr. Avedon received during his career in fashion photography has blinded him; he apparently feels that his Midas touch will guarantee true portraits. The viewer is often intimidated by the stature of the artist and tends to soft-pedal any criticism for fear of not being on solid ground.

Time is the element that separates the wheat from the chaff. It is unlikely that Mr. Avedon's representations (I hesitate to call them portraits) will survive this test of time. The power born of arrogance can be sustained only briefly. OSCAR WHITE Pearl River, N. Y."

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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Gesture: "And I can’t stand it. If I take portraits, I want to take pictures when they have no idea when I’m there."

You have it backwards, Graham. When one does portraits, making the exposure is the last thing you do.

Photography, the unpretentious art, gets spoiled when it becomes pretentious.

MikeF4Black- so true. In the 1970s one of the best portrait photographers of his era did classes at Rockland Community College. I took his class, the same class, four times. His name? Oscar White. HIs studio? Pach Brothers of NYC, at the time the oldest portrait studio in North America. But none of that matters, what matters is that in an era where I heard numerous portrait photographers talk about 'ratios' and 'distance to flash', Oscar taught us to see 'light', much like Rembrandt used light so when Richard Avedon was being praised for his 'portraits', Oscar, a very humble man, could no longer keep silent- (see next comment)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
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larrytusaz: Maybe I'm weird, but I like the old "grid/thumbnail" view better, especially when conducting a search & browsing the results. I like seeing lots of entries per page without scrolling through icons or previews that are massive in size.

Agreed Larry, looks great for random viewing but I used Flickr for my own reference point too and it's a pain now- it there are 'revert to old look' button?!?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 04:03 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: About time!

I assume it can play MP3 and video too using Android applications, if Nikon does supply them.

Let's see what Samsung can do next. It is already an Android phone and mobile device maker. The small P&S market will disappear as phones get better cameras in them.

Not mentioning an MP3 player? I think they're missing out on that- makes a ipod the way to go instead- if they'd add a zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 19:20 UTC
On article Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch (88 comments in total)
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Hilmi Murat: They are playing Russian Roulette and the bullet is on the way while the gun points the Canon. I am a canon user for more than twelve years and announced products didn't satisfy me yet...

Agreed- seems like Canon is out for the video market while leaving the still photographer to wonder what's next. I'll be waiting for a 7d replacement while Nikon jumbles their lineup with a D3200?
It reminds me of the car companies when the Japanese started shipping compacts. Detroit stuck to the money making big cars and when the demand went for compacts, they lost out.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 16:16 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Nikon and other companies should relocate their factory to places in Thailand where the recent flood did not effect.

What about the hard disk manufacturer ( WD and Seagate) - are they manufacturing ??

There weren't too many areas in Thailand that weren't affected.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:58 UTC
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Khizer: Are Nikon cameras manufactured in Thailand up to the same standard as those made in Japan? The same does not hold true for so many other electronics goods. Canon still manufactures in Japan.

Yes. Generally most camera companies keep their high-end products in Japan but that doesn't mean the other lines aren't built well. It just means that's were those factories have been for years.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:56 UTC
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)
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D200_4me: It's still not in the crazy Leica territory. I see a lot of better cameras in the M9's competition, but look at the price they get for that M9. Yikes.

Boy, ain't that the truth!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 00:00 UTC
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