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The pics/video could have even been shot with a smartphone-cam, for showing on little computer monitor screens it would have been fine. But that would not allow the advertising "hype" that the piece's title tries to convey. But the "behind the scenes" piece on the shoot is very boring!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Why all the fuss? Accomplished typists can do 140 words per minute = 12 keys per second. With lots of practice, of course, and identical rhythm and poses. Set up could be constant lighting and video at say 30 frames per second. It's work, in a comfortable environment, and sure beats riveting a giant oil tanker at the shipyard, for the same hours each day. They picked one of the fastest models to show, that's all. She is deliberately expressionless, as the "style" requires; if asked, she could bat her eyelashes just as fast!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 2nd comment

Great fun with a camera! I love having fun with a camera! (I guess one could do it in post-op, by adding humans to a photo of an architectural shape - not that I suggest the artist/photographer did this.)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 7th comment


Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 5th comment

Interesting "ad-gimmick" that failed, in that it delivered poor quality results. I'm in favor of having fun with experimentation, I'm sure that I would enjoy doing it, but would discard the results if they were not successful. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 7th comment

Whoever wrote that it does an "excellent job explaining...." is badly mistaken. It is mainly a sales pitch, with less than 10 seconds (I did not measure them) truly explaining how it works.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 3rd comment

Too small, too darn small ! Why don't they come up with something that shatters previous an order of magnitude increase? (We can take it!!!)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 06:49 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Having subscribed to Popular Photography for some time, the major "minus" of printed publications was the delay - month to month - in their providing useful information (tests, etc.) which was far, far behind the comparable "immediacy" and sheer volume of the internet age.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On photo Rafting sequence in the action sequence photography challenge (1 comment in total)

I suppose most people know that the free "Microsoft Image Composite Editor" (ICE) program can make these types of photo-sequences from a video....Great fun, and very easy to use! (Besides that function, it does a very nice job of stitching panoramics together.)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Paper in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 16, P challenge (2 comments in total)

My compliments, a brilliant idea, well-executed!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 1st comment

If a very small percentage of the millions of annual visitors acted the way these self-centered, self-interested, rule-scoffing people behaved, there would be little beauty, little grandeur left for the rest of us; and perhaps none for the generations to come.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Great shots, great locations, clearly lots of preparation and long, hard, field work. But there's "something" about a great big saturated-orange-colored moon that looks (to my monitor) unnatural and Photoshop-created. This is not to doubt the genuineness and authenticity of the art, but the "look" of it. Maybe a paler, grayer moon would look more realistic? Regardless, my compliments on a great idea and great effort!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 28th comment
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

It was not clear if they are US Citizens - but if they are not residents of any State, how do they handle State-issued Drivers' Licenses? (Of course, they can - and I assume do - duck State income taxes.) Still, it makes me think: If as someone who presumably spent significant $$ to take a class proudly wrote that it was suggested to move a few feet to get a shot alignment, why...maybe I can do better: I can hire locals to take the shots for them, so they don't have to bother - like providing a limo so they don't have to drive themselves.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Get to Work (Power Tools) (3 comments in total)

Abandoned large machinery are not "power tools." If they are, then on the same basis a rusting aircraft carrier could be considered a "power tool."

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Feathered friends (3 comments in total)
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T bird: Aren't magazines portrait mode?

Common size is 8.375" x 10.875" but there are many exceptions, however nearly all are "Portrait" mode; but that does not mean the editors have to use all the photo, or the photo has to utilize/fill all the front page.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (97 comments in total)

I've been down the road you describe over 30 years ago, and encountered the issues as you relate them. Congratulations on a fine job of documenting and explaining them, in easy-to-follow terms. (I would mention that, on a "one-man-video production," including shooting, developing graphics, selecting any audio/music background, editing, etc. it typically takes me about 1 hour of work per 1 second-on-screen on the final product. It borders on masochism!)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:41 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies

Looks great, especially the golden ones. But I will wait until Nikon sells an ebony body, to match. Or at least a nice Goncalo Alves wood body. Can't see putting a gold metal lens on black plastic bodies....yeccch!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 14th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Just to join the fun, I PREDICt a "Triple Lens Reflex" camera, with one of the lenses pointing backward, capturing the "creator" (photographer) at the instant of creation!
<< With the proliferation of these sefies, it was bound to happen!>>

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:16 UTC as 47th comment

Can it be fitted in reverse, for macro shots?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

One of the nice features of the DPR traditional black background is that, in the evenings, when ambient lights are low, turning to (other) web pages one is blinded by the initial glaring white background...whereas DPR was easy on the eyes.
... Your comment about leaving "both types" available is obviously a temporary measure. Eventually it is unlikely that DPR will be supporting two versions. Do not dismiss the (apparent) outcry in favor of the black background - just because the DPR staff may have been enamored with their new look.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 02:26 UTC as 239th comment
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