Laurentiu Todie

Laurentiu Todie

Lives in United States Rego Park, NY, United States
Works as a artist
Joined on Dec 7, 2001
About me:

I make pictures


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Esstee: lol @ do you think it was altered?
No, good now tell me where you think it was altered. Because you can't continue otherwise.
It was at this point that I closed the window and moved on :p

The other obvious nonsense with this is overall size and quality of the images

A site's algorithm "saw" too much noise in one of my pictures.
It was snow.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
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RamonMata: Too many questions to start the survey. I just pass this survey and wait for the results.

A photo is a story either from nature or the author's mind.
I favor Man Ray over Ansel Adams, sometimes not by much.
Picture making over picture taking.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
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xfoto: The usual human suffering/protest pictures will take top prize right?

besides, someone is going to find a way of comping the two in post.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 12:31 UTC

My advice to the kid would be to keep at it,
but match contrast in the collage.
(the forest is flatter than the phone)

And learn about iconic art:

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies

1.07 was my early poison also.
How the code was structured never held me back ever since from putting this amazing software to profitable use.

I have a thought for detractors but won't post it here.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 01:53 UTC as 21st comment

I think that the camera manufacturers should suggest a RAW processor for each of their camera models.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 11:25 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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3DSimmon: Woow, apple is really leaping in terms technological camera advances, the iphone can now take panoramic pictures!!! holy smoke!! this is a game changer!! I mean true panoramic!! this feature more than makes up for not having NFC in a smart phone, way to go crapple!!

Didn't Sony get it from NASA?
(just asking; I like Sony and Apple, and NASA)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
On article Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 (217 comments in total)

Thank you!
This was useful to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 12:25 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag (96 comments in total)

That should deter theft and if it was the designer's intention—priceless.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2012 at 21:55 UTC as 10th comment

The athlete is fine, but the reality of this thread was shifted by Nikon fanboys.
There's no need for humility anyway; I can take it or leave it, but give me facts and I'll humbly thank you.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2012 at 10:21 UTC as 21st comment
On article Evolution of an image (123 comments in total)

At this level, the HDR look is something only a handful of photographers can eventually tell and be disgusted by.
They're not the commercially targeted audience IMHO.

Personally I'm more impressed by picture makers like Man Ray including whatever occasional artifacts, not takers like Ansel Adams and his credibility,
so I don't care.
Nitpicking aside, what counts in the end is if you like the picture or not.
I kindah do, but don't jump of joy.

(place your own sarcastic quotation marks where necessary : )

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 36th comment
On article Researchers follow the noise to find composite images (38 comments in total)

Photoshop has its uses and strengths in the hands of professionals who, like magicians don't dispel all their procedures : )

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 08:07 UTC as 9th comment

Sean Elliot was wrong.
He'd probably use a sharper lens if he had one, or a sharper demosaicing algorithm.

(sorry, I didn't read most of the posts)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 18:08 UTC as 72nd comment
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GaryJP: Interesting case.

To me the idea of making the rest of the image monochrome but the London bus red is kind of obvious, even banal. So is the use of a well known landmark.

But I guess the clincher might be the fact that he was familiar with the original image.

The judge may have considered the "copy" just as uninspired as the "original", therefore infringing on its lameness.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:51 UTC
On article Digital lo-fi photography - Part 1 (130 comments in total)
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odoketa: That was a whole lot of iOS love! I'm glad there's one Android app!

You're not mastering art with a professional camera, you may master craft, but even that is not a given.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 00:37 UTC

The iPhone 5 may still show up soon, maybe from Sprint alone? : )

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2011 at 16:07 UTC as 18th comment

I have a hint that this case won't go to the Supreme Court,
but wish it did,
to publicly define a wildly unknown legal issue
(one way or another)

most photographers, because of their political agendas didn't understand a much simpler case

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 05:30 UTC as 51st comment

This court case is almost as important in educating people who can and want to read about what art is, as the Brancusi case of almost a hundred years ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2011 at 05:09 UTC as 58th comment
On article Content commenting system launched (128 comments in total)

Photographers are a fun bunch who become ridiculous when commenting on politics.
There are a few celebrities here, like Dr. Eric Fossum and some camera designers who know their craft well and share knowledge very generously.
The DPR test lab is fantastic and while the news may seem slow to some, they are respectful of NDAs and manufactures' dissemination rules.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:15 UTC as 116th comment
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