Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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Pat Cullinan Jr: "a to-the-eye shooting stance gives a much steadier grip for hand-held shooting than holding the camera at waist level"

Got that? "MUCH steadier."

Thank you.

Not always true with IBIS.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 15:46 UTC

These were actually dug up from F-stop ridge and restored.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 00:06 UTC as 11th comment
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dmanthree: Just a great shot. For the photographer to maintain his cool during a live shooting and capture this image speaks volumes. The negative comments in this thread are pretty embarrassing, and likely posted by camera owners who have never faced any sort of adverse situation that required them to look, act, and *not* panic and run. I've seen many examples of technically poor photos that have won Pulitzer prizes, and this one is right up there with them, and technically very good, as well. Great job by the photographer.

Most negative comments are targeted at the DPR article, not the photographer.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
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techjedi: With great respect, the photographer helped the assassin glamourize the murder and this photo will serve as a recruiting tool for terrorist groups. How exactly does this serve as an encouragement for pro photography? It is a great picture, but I am fairly sure the civilized world would have been no less off without it.

"Any sane, rational person viewing this photograph will be repulsed by this scum's act and his perverted ideology"

It's not the sane people you have to worry about.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:02 UTC

"It's a stark reminder that the world needs well-trained photojournalist now more than ever."

How so? Security cam footage would've done the job. Maybe better since it wouldn't look like a movie poster.

If nothing had happened, would you have written an article on how photojournalists are wasted on mundane events?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)

It would be nice if you added a yes/no under battery specs for "USB charging" and "USB powered". Thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:41 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
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T3: Camera bags that force you to take them off and put them down in order to get your gear out of them kinda suck. Very impractical and cumbersome. I call these "never-ready" bags, because with your gear so out of reach and inaccessible, these camera bags mean you're never ready to shoot. These kinds of bags are fine for transporting all your stuff to a shoot location, at which time you put down the bag and set up shop, so to speak. But they are terrible for travel or street shooting where you really want to be able to access any piece of equipment at a moment's notice.

"@Erick L- clearly you've never used a side-access bag. I used a photo backpack for years."

I've tried them but never bought one because they're a non-solution. All these years and you couldn't figure out how to dig in your pack without putting it down? I take one strap off my never-ready bag and swing it around and dig in while the pack is still on my shoulder, just like barely-ready bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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T3: Camera bags that force you to take them off and put them down in order to get your gear out of them kinda suck. Very impractical and cumbersome. I call these "never-ready" bags, because with your gear so out of reach and inaccessible, these camera bags mean you're never ready to shoot. These kinds of bags are fine for transporting all your stuff to a shoot location, at which time you put down the bag and set up shop, so to speak. But they are terrible for travel or street shooting where you really want to be able to access any piece of equipment at a moment's notice.

"If you're carrying all of your stuff around your neck and in your pockets, then you aren't really using or needing a bag, are you?"

Yeah, I carry everything in my pockets at all time. The bag is just for show.

Side-entry bags are just as slow and on most bags, and you lose a side-pocket. The larger ones are narrow and deep so they aren't much easier to dig in. And whenever you put the bag sideways, the content of the pocket on the other side risks falling off (and it will when you don't notice). Some never-ready bags have a clip on top of the zipper so you can close it and still dig in. A skirt around the zipper make the bag looks like it's closed. My point is that side-entry bags aren't a panacea. If you're backpacking around Asia, I assume you'll have a bigger pack for your clothes and stuff. You might want to consider something other than a backpack for your photo gear (I'd lose the F100 grip for sure)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
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T3: Camera bags that force you to take them off and put them down in order to get your gear out of them kinda suck. Very impractical and cumbersome. I call these "never-ready" bags, because with your gear so out of reach and inaccessible, these camera bags mean you're never ready to shoot. These kinds of bags are fine for transporting all your stuff to a shoot location, at which time you put down the bag and set up shop, so to speak. But they are terrible for travel or street shooting where you really want to be able to access any piece of equipment at a moment's notice.

I use a "never-ready" bag for hiking and I don't need to put it down to dig in. Bags with a side entry are "barely-ready". If I need to be ready, I carry the camera around the neck and lenses in my pockets or the bag's outer pocket. It doesn't get any faster with a backpack.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 21:00 UTC
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Piotr M: Another backpack without hip support. I'll pass.

A hipbelt on such a small bag is useless.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
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EduPortas: Just scanned the 50+ plus winners and finalists on National History Museum website and discovered just one mirrorless camera amongst the lauded pictures (Olympus E-PL1). Lots of "old" DSLR gear: Canon's original 5D, 7D, Nikon D300, Nikon D90 with good glass. Lion's share seems to be shot with the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III. Heck, there's even a Nikon F4 film camera! Surely mirrorless is the future, right? RIGHT?! (Edit: I only checked the "Adults" section of the competition. Lots of great shots in the younglings section also).

Mirrorless is still the future. Those images were all made in the past.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 15:57 UTC

- Be careful not to ruin a scene with your foot prints.

- Exhaling with your nose prevents the viewfinder from getting frosted.

- When you have to put your tripod through a layer of crusty snow, don't spread the legs all the way or they will spring back up, or break if you force them too much.

- Bring extra layers like a big mittens and a puffy coat because you might have to stand around waiting for the light. This is especially true for wildlife photography where you might have to stand still for long periods.

- Keep your tongue away from metal tripods.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)

New Hampshire : Selfie or die.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

Can it operate while charging?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 216th comment | 1 reply

I read the title as "Behind the Sewage" for some reason.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 06:40 UTC as 25th comment

TV of the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7c0J_V1L8

Actually, we're already there. Hook the TV to a computer and you can have as many windows as you wish.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 57th comment
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roblarosa: A lot of people who are commenting either have a reading comprehension issue or have no idea what the difference is between wink and blink.

A wink is on purpose - Gilly.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Nice, like a digital Mamiya 7.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
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Aaron801: Why do aerial photography? That's an easy one, if you have the time and money to afford the travel to exotic locations and the gear needed and or the hiring of the plane to be able to do it. If you have all of those items lined up, there'd be no reason not to, right?

For everyone else, there's Google Earth.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
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HGFGKM: A much less expensive and (to my opinion) equally satisfying approach to aerial photography is to always ask for a window seat and away from the wings when you travel by plane. It does not always work, what with clouds, haze, the sun against the view....etc. But, when it works, there are many spectacular landscapes to take pictures, especially when traveling over the Rockies and over the Arizona Nevada area. Surprisingly, the small sensor cameras are as good as the more expensive ones. I always try not to miss any such opportunity.

Ideally, get a window seat in front of the plane (away from engine fumes) and opposed to the sun.

EDIT: repeating stuff is what happens when you don't read the whole post. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
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