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CreeDo: Keep seeing the same exchange, over and over -

A: "this is bland / trash / boring / generic / kitschy / overrated"

B: "oh you can do so much better? / You just don't get it /
typical dpreview ignorance / it's not about your fancy gear"

I think it's shіtty to talk down to the unimpressed viewers like they're stupid or tasteless. It's the photographer's job to create impact. If she fails to do that for a lot of people, that's her fault, not theirs.

What are the viewers supposed to do, pretend to have a different opinion when the pics do nothing for them? Not speak because criticism is mean? Stare at them until they like them? I'm sure Mrs. Dijkstra will be ok, she just won $100,000.

You shouldn't need some sort of specialized education or backstory or explanation to understand why the photos are good, their quality should be self-evident. Not gonna apologize for saying it... only the last 2 do anything for me. Otherwise... meh.

Mr.Schroeder rehashing the same old template answers that people with academic background (but quite often have zero practical and commercial experience) do more harm to the education of the masses.Why most literature I have read about artists and their works quite invariably mention that the he/she had no intent of making a statement of any kind in their music,
painting,literature,sculpture etc.etc. Interpretation most unfortunately is left to people with academic background only, lest you be content (your words) with a “I like it” or “ I don’t” .The harm that is being done can also have fatal endings such as the 3.Reich where entire worlds of art and the artists that created them perished.Considering that fact I think I’m ok with uneducated people giving me their honest opinion…

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
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CreeDo: Keep seeing the same exchange, over and over -

A: "this is bland / trash / boring / generic / kitschy / overrated"

B: "oh you can do so much better? / You just don't get it /
typical dpreview ignorance / it's not about your fancy gear"

I think it's shіtty to talk down to the unimpressed viewers like they're stupid or tasteless. It's the photographer's job to create impact. If she fails to do that for a lot of people, that's her fault, not theirs.

What are the viewers supposed to do, pretend to have a different opinion when the pics do nothing for them? Not speak because criticism is mean? Stare at them until they like them? I'm sure Mrs. Dijkstra will be ok, she just won $100,000.

You shouldn't need some sort of specialized education or backstory or explanation to understand why the photos are good, their quality should be self-evident. Not gonna apologize for saying it... only the last 2 do anything for me. Otherwise... meh.

10 yrs ago my wife and I while in NY visiting my daughter we decided to see the Guggenheim. A lot of the exhibitions were contemporary and simplistic for our taste so I approached a curator and asked him as to why I could not “see anything “ other than the material involved. His answer was that the key was education with regards to the intent of the Artist in question.One exhibit had 5 small boulders on the ground with a marine rope between them. The Artist was paid US$750000 for it .Another 60’x 20” canvas had one red spot 6” in diameter on white background and the estimated prize was US$3.6 million…My wife and I agreed that we do not have enough education and anyway this was a rip off at $60 a person.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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daowei: It seems to me that her work is somewhat of a celebration of the mundane-- or rather a juxtaposition between the simplicity of the exterior, and the complexity of the individual/subject.
It's a breath of fresh air. My own photography depends heavily on flashy visuals and effects (shallow depth of field, long exposure, unusual angles etc.) and misses entirely the context of my subjects.

I think most of us photographers that rely on gimmicks to capture attention could learn a thing or two from the simplicity of Dijkstra's work.

A thing ? Yes…but not two !

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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Jacob the Photographer: This prize confuses me like no other prize ever has:

As said by another commenter: Take away the story and you're looking at a boring poorly executed set of amateur snaps.

$100.000 as an award for photos like those by Hasselblad,a Camera manufacturer that claims it stands at the forefront of innovation and quality.

This is mentioned a few times before- : If a photos or photo series needs a written explanation to make the observer value / enjoy the image it something is very wrong with that photo. In a newspaper article one reads that explanation by nature. But a photo competition by a Camera manufacturer should not need that - for $110,000.= the image itself should be so powerful that one never ever wants to take the eyes of it. ... Indeed like the famous portrait of the 1984 'Afghan Girl' by Steve McCurry.
I'm happy for Rineke Dijkstra but very sorry for Hasselblad - they just told us that we do not need a $20,000 camera to achieve top results.

Perhaps not unlike the Academy Awards (Oscars for you “Nordic” folks) Hasselblad should be thinking of splitting the $110K into appropriate categories.? Rineke might otherwise be a swell large format photographer in her own right (with pedigree to boot) but thousands of pros, pro ams think nothing of this exhibit because in their minds IQ can’t be “married” to the story .No Academy Award has ever been awarded twice in the same year for the same category but Hasselblad as well as the Nobel Prize Academy seems to have other ideas , why just last year we witnessed Nobel Reps hastily explaining away the bestowing of their Literature Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan. Love Dylan tunes but giving “two prizes” for one achievement? (Music and “Poetry”?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
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odpisan: If you want to see realy the bests of bests photos of Croatia you must check photos of Vasja Pinzovski ... I never saw beter photos

http://www.pixoto.com/vasja.pinzovski

or

https://www.google.si/search?q=Vasja+Pinzovski&newwindow=1&espv=2&biw=1680&bih=920&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiyiJzpxd3RAhUCFSwKHXiuA2IQsAQIFw

or

https://www.facebook.com/vasja.pinzovski

Take HDR and other overdone PS and it’s good but not best …just saying !

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
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The Name is Bond: With the technology of lens design and materials having moved a generation forward, it does seem like a new, modern lens might actually go so far as to do justice to the sensor and the price.

Sharp wide-open with good bokeh and excellent resolution is a modern lens.

guess you’re on the wrong channel?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (336 comments in total)
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Robemo: Because of the rave reviews and out of curiosity I went to my former colleagues at the studio (I've retired recently) to take a look at this lens and put it on my camera for a minute.
Boy, now I know what Roger Cicala meant in his blog where this lens was taken apart. Just the way it feels and handles is impressive. And so are the images it produces.
So how do I tell my wife that I really 'need' this lens? Any suggestions"?

Wish for more comments (Questions) like this...makes the time "wasted" more enjoyable !

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: I'm a Fuji user and love my X-T1 to bits but I still read SOny articles. I've been impressed for quite sometime now with Sony since they came out with the A6000 and A7 Full Frame series.

I think most enthusiast shooters who want to jump into this system, can tolerate the jpeg color profile and middling sharpness out of the box because these are things you can tweak in post. What has kept some from buying into the system is the menu and control layout ---- can't believe I have to dig into more sub-menus.
Can we please have a "peer menu" option via firmware where any Sony body can copy a Fuji or Panasonic menu organization just to simplify things? Imagine that.

Perhaps you care to read your past comments again to verify exactly what it is you (dis)like about your 7rII ?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
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needarealname: In Yellowstone National Park, all international visitors should be required to be part of a tour group. All east coast and west coast visitors should be considered as international visitors.

Offer the filmmakers a choice between jail time or being fed to the wolves or donating their labor and resources into rebuilding the Tower Fall trail to the bottom of the water fall. I really miss that trail.

That is why there is courts ,laws,lawyers ,judges and jurors...and they'll sort it out for us.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:25 UTC

Fail too see the logic behind the chosen material with the exception of the Redman image. Perhaps the jury ran out of descent material and resorted back to ene..mene..mini..mo ?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 14th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (368 comments in total)
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rdupre: Warning: a friend and me, we where in Cambodia en I have a xE2, my friend has a XT1. One day it was like 40 degrees Celsius and both cameras did not function anymore.
Back in Holland we thought that a reset will solve that problem, but no.
My camera has to be fixt and that cost 488,36 Euro.
The reparation of the XT1 from my friend is about the same price.
Fantastic cameras, but not for hot climates.
So, I have to sell all my gear, my lenses and go back to Nikon.
Maybe it is a good thing when DPR will make notice of this shortcoming.

I used my xt1 in Japan (Kyushu) in october .Temps were average but humidity was high . Towards the end of the trip I had to restart the camera repeatedly because it would stop in mid process. Gave it to my rep and he sent it in (they replaced the main board on warranty). Been watching YT clip where the guy says that if you use aftermarket batteries it will stop when tasked. I use aftermarket batteries but mostly shoot single. Could someone elaborate and explain?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
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barrym1966: APsc camera's are for non professionals and non professionals don't want to manual focus. Samyang fail

That is like saying if you can't relieve yourself in a linear way you don't need the genitalia either...

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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Emadn13: one of the worst focals,come on samyang give us your magic the 85mm

Tom Schum...i have the 85mm F1.4 for Fuji X. It's excellent!
I believe that would be F 1.2 no?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (368 comments in total)
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utomo99: wait, X-T2 can record video in clips up to 10min duration. Only 10 minutes ? come on Fuji

I thought it was 30minutes?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (368 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

Nikonandmore...Lot of folks in developing countries (Canon Rumor /5D4 Made in Indonesia) need work just like us.That is one of the reasons for "incremental new and improved" camera syndromes.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (368 comments in total)
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PRohmer: I was looking forward to these two, seriously considering to switch from Micro Four Thirds. But I am not convinced at all. X-pro2 does not make any sense to me other then design perhaps. I wouldn't call it a flagship either. I need to see more images, but what I've seen so far on Flicker does not encourage, I am yet to see images with natural colors and realistic contrast.

Peiasdf ...I wouldn't call it cheating ,manufacturers make their money based on the fact that the majority of amateurs buying the products are infatuated with as many knobs and dials to "play around" with as possible. Professionals when asked often lean towards essentials and are only interested in the end result.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (375 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Street shooters delight? I used it at a protest and the focus was to slow, you will miss a lot of moments, and I mean A LOT.

Surprised…

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
On photo Low season in Meersburg in the Your City - Lighting in the City challenge (9 comments in total)

In Van Gogh's life this would truly be a starry night...1/6 Sekunde...gut kalkuliert !

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (81 comments in total)

It IS fraud!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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