KAllen

Lives in United Kingdom Norwich, United Kingdom
Works as a Aerial Photographer
Joined on Mar 25, 2004
About me:

Photographer looking for a plan "B"

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minzaw: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-34936739
Toddler's eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller - BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-34936739
26 Nov 2015 - Oscar Webb's eye was sliced in half by a propeller after the operator, ... It was the first drone injury Oscar's surgeon had seen, but she said it ...
Drones WITHOUT Blade covers are disasters

The Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Take Down Drones
CityLab-3 Feb 2016
... and eagles in London offered a real bird's-eye view of the city. ... One minute, a four-propeller drone is whirring about in a enclosed space; ... hit the d
rone in such a way that they don't get injured by the rotors,” said LeBaron

Columbus model left with a bruised eye after being hit in the face by ...
Daily Mail-11 May 2016
... 25, from Columbus, Ohio, was filmed being hit in the face by a drone ... on top of a rock when the four-propeller craft veered in her direction,

If you have a helicopter in your garden, it's probably a good idea to not let your children play near it, I doubt many people have a helicopter in their gardens but quite a lot might have a cheap drone.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
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minzaw: 1.12 drone disasters that show why the FAA hates drones
Love them or hate them, drones are here to stay. Here are 12 drone mishaps that show why some people are still wary.
By Conner Forrest | March 20, 2015, 5:00 AM PST
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/12-drone-disasters-that-show-why-the-faa-hates-drones/

2.The Rise of Drones and Personal Injury Lawsuits - Robert J. Debry
www.robertdebry.com/the-rise-of-drones-and-personal-injury-lawsuits/
Fortunately, a drone operator is almost always responsible for any injury, harm or ... inflicted substantial injury to the victims, cementing a formative public opinion ... If you've been the victim of a drone-related accident, discuss your options with ...

3.Drone cuts off tip of photographer's nose
What started out as goofy holiday promotion ended terribly when a drone crashed into the face of Brooklyn Daily photographer Georgine Benvenuto, clipping the end of her nose and cutting her chin. The drone was a promotion by TGI Fridays

Helicopter tail rotors tend not to be covered, hence the safety briefing never approach or leave a helicopter from the rear.That is the main difference, safety briefing, helicopter pilots have an incredible amount of expensive safety training. They loose expensive licences if they do not keep to regulations. The normal pilot of a high street purchased drone will have zero safety training and will not know any air laws or even consider how their flying might effect other aviation. Drones are here to stay of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Property and Architecture? It better have very low distortion! So far, the only choice is the Sigma 12-24 Mark I, which has the best distortion control over any wide-angle lens. Downside is resolution is not that good.

Funny thing about the Sigma mk1 on my Canons, on the 1DsmkIII despite micro adjusting it never looked sharp. On my 1Dx mkI, it looks a different beast altogether bolted straight on, good enough to cure me of buying the Canon.
I know it's not the same megapixels but the difference is astonishing.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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JanDmitri: Seems to me that canon hasnt done squat in years and now their way of trying to make a stand again, is by releasing overkill and overpriced gear. If i had $4k to spend on a lens. the 11-24 would be the last thing id consider. Id go for the otus.
Curious to see what the 5Ds/r turns out to be and how much its gonna cost. Also find it quite funny how the MP count is all Canon is trying to push to consumers.

But the Otus isn't even 24mm wide let alone 11mm, if you need very wide and I do on occasions as nice as the Otus is, it will not do the job.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)
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KAllen: Nice pictures, my iPhone drives me nuts, it never is on the setting I think it's on, slow to react, takes what seams like an age to sort itself out and switch on. That and the battery soon runs down if serious shooting.
Not my weapon of choice other than it's in my pocket.

Yup thats about correct 2 seconds later, not when you wanted it. I shoot lots on my iPhone, but it doesn't do what I want from a camera. As a phone that can play music, find a restaurant, direct me around, answer emails, hotspot my lap top to the internet and take pictures, its fantastic. As a camera alone it ain't perfect.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (75 comments in total)

Nice pictures, my iPhone drives me nuts, it never is on the setting I think it's on, slow to react, takes what seams like an age to sort itself out and switch on. That and the battery soon runs down if serious shooting.
Not my weapon of choice other than it's in my pocket.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:32 UTC as 26th comment | 10 replies
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Terry Breedlove: Of course Adams would be shooting digital and using photoshop today but then he would not be the Adams we all know and love. He would be just another photographer on dpreview fighting over DSLR virus Mirrorless. :)

M1963, No he would not of come up with somthing revolutionary, there isn't room anymore...it's too corporate these days.
For the record some of us never stopped using film, I have to shoot digital, my clients would not have a clue how to deal with anything else. Whenclients are not the end point I shoot film and wet print.
I believe in years to come the word photographer will mean someone who uses traditional techniques. As moving images become more prevalent and lines get blurred, digital capture will cover such a wide gamut a new name will need to be invented. Nice to know people are still choosing film after being introduced to photography via the digital revolution.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Of course Adams would be shooting digital and using photoshop today but then he would not be the Adams we all know and love. He would be just another photographer on dpreview fighting over DSLR virus Mirrorless. :)

I think what he means is the chance to shine with modern techniques has largely been eroded. AA did the pioneering himself now it's done by the people at Adobe or the like. Sure he would be using digital now, but he would just be another member of the herd.
He's not saying the old days were better, it required more work and dedication, not just in the darkroom but packing the Mule to take your gear on a trip. That alone filtered out the snaper from the dedicated Photographer.Now everyone one can do everything, stitching HDR, night shooting, focus stacking all from a small bag. It all takes an afternoon of study watching youtube, not years of experimenting and perfecting your technique.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:51 UTC

I'm shooting film for fun. I shoot digital for a living and film for fun. I'm on holiday at the moment and have two cameras with me, one is my iPhone the other is a Rollei 35 SE. I'm shooting lots more on the phone, but for a good reason. The phone stuff is just a record of the time off. The film I look at the subject and think how much effort will I want to put into the print, what will the print look like and would I put it in the Portfolio. If it ticks all those boxes I take the picture. Much more involving and I enjoy the pace from taking processing and hanging out in the darkroom. Adams took it to another level, he invented much of the other level. It's a craft and a skill anyone interested in photography should at least have a go at. There may well come a time when filling hard drives up just will not do it for you anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 5th comment

What I think is impressive is the transition to shadow and deep black in the velvet.
Black velvet is very difficult to keep detail in and these hold it well until we get total black. All very noiseless, all very impressive.
It might take extremes to prove the MF advantage, no doubt if you own one you will notice the difference more and more.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 16:54 UTC as 15th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

What a most dire set of sample pictures to launch a game changing camera, is that really the best Hassy could find to launch this. Most people shoot better than that on their phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 155th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

Bloody Hell it's even cheap! I think my canons could be up for sale if it works ok.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 156th comment

If I had any doubts why I now shoot film for fun and digital for work, this load of nonsense just reminded me.
The fun is seeing the image and judging the best way to capture it. Not searching through pigs ear pictures looking for the best one to try and turn into a silk purse.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 12th comment

A field review is needed to compare it with whats out there already. It might be a time consuming product to manufacture.
You can spend much more on clothing.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 19:45 UTC as 14th comment
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KAllen: There certainly is no end to the techniques to over processing an image. I'm all for new things, but to me every time a technique gets added the picture just becomes less real.
I can remember a Chef saying once "the further you get away from cooking on a wood fire the worse it gets" or words to that effect.
So what are we looking at in the end, the capture of nature in a picture or the Photoshop skills of a technician?

real or not all I see is Photoshop. Not an obsession, but on the condition do I like it. No I don't, it's just another image created in Photoshop by going too far for me. I'm not against photoshop and I think this image could benefit from some creative editing, just not a special effect. It looks like a dial in "art effect" That's just how I see it.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 15:16 UTC

There certainly is no end to the techniques to over processing an image. I'm all for new things, but to me every time a technique gets added the picture just becomes less real.
I can remember a Chef saying once "the further you get away from cooking on a wood fire the worse it gets" or words to that effect.
So what are we looking at in the end, the capture of nature in a picture or the Photoshop skills of a technician?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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sillen: I think this review expose many equipment gaps and weaknesses. Imagine what a camera in this category could enable with better technology. Bring in top notch sensor performance (speed, ISO, and DR), no mirror that needs to flip 20 times per second, and High Frame Rate High Resolution video for sports.
This tech already exist. I see big opportunity to reinvent this space!!

The trouble is EVF's are not the answer in many circumstances, even the best ones are not that great despite the hype and techie nerds that think they are the bee's knees. Canon are using the latest tech to maximise the ability to flip the mirror so we can keep an image in the viewfinder that doesn't lag or burn out and it just looks better and nicer to compose with.EVF's are getting better but still someway to go.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Lets be honest DPR...your love affair with the sony a7r-II sensor would fall apart if you would simply pay attention to the lack of detail that comes along with sony's noise reduction. Your constant need to show how pushing an image 4+ stops is the most important camera metric would cease to influence your minions if you acknowledged that the A7r-II shows less detail than the other cameras when pushed using your preferred method of exposure.

The thing with Sony cameras is on paper and tests they look to be unbeatable. Pick one up to use and its not so good. Sony make great sensors, but rubbish cameras.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
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Lan Kasu: This sounds like yellowpages and maps are being sued by banks because "they make robbing a bank a much easement, now criminals knows precisely where the banks are, and how to plot escape route."

What should happen is Google pay a fee to those that own the images that appear in the search. It's the content creators that add value to Googles search and value to Google. A reverse of google click, they pay the creator pennies every time an image appears in the search.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:58 UTC

Oh poor poor Getty, now you know how we feel. With any luck it will be a long expensive court room battle and the fees will send them both to the dogs.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 6th comment
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