iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

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iAPX: Apple will invent the auto-scene feature you find on any compact camera since so many years: it's a revolution!

Or the scene analysis of the F80: it's so new!

So, you are pretending that it only exists one good way to choose focus and depth-of-field, as well as speed/aperture, for a given scene?

This is what you are saying, aren't you?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 16:47 UTC

Apple will invent the auto-scene feature you find on any compact camera since so many years: it's a revolution!

Or the scene analysis of the F80: it's so new!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

81MP (the portrait) ?

Yes, technically it's a 81MP image file, but seems no better than what you expect from a 20MP sensor with a high-quality prime lens, the only thing having the real resolution of 81MP in the image is the noise!

This is groundbreaking to test: take a picture, enlarge it by 2X or 3X using classical bicubic, adds a fine noise to it, then print it in large or huge size, as if its real resolution was the new resolution, and people won't think it's a lower-res image!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

This is what mastering is all about: you have just one opportunity, you do it, you do it perfectly,.

There's more to learn about this photography and the Master Photographer than just a piece of history.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 22:37 UTC as 12th comment

There's one interesting point for TSA, and security at large, given they do this change honestly.

X-Ray didn't worked correctly for decades, with bags full of gears.

This is what I read in this news, for decades, TSA and others lied to travelers and governements on X-Ray efficiency. Or are they, now?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 11:55 UTC as 45th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (64 comments in total)

I had one, it was marvellously designed and built, it was not a great photographer tool, but an incredibly useful everyday photography bloc-note. Since then, I still have a compact camera on-the-go: it's talent, beside it's beautiful design, is to be there, everywhere, anytime!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 35th comment
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Edouard_Bo: At the time I bought my MBP (6 years ago), it got lower specs than my dying PC. But this MPB was able to run photoshop flawlessly when the PC was shutting down due to overheating.
Today I still use this MBP to run lightroom and photoshop CC, it still fast and pleasing to use. It's also faster than modern PC not configured for photo processing.

I should have the same, a 2011 MacBook Pro 17-inch, that also drive my 4K external display flawlessly. Compare it to many 2011 PC ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
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wuchmee: Apple shot itself in the foot with the recent MacBook Pro by forcing users to live in dongle city. As if photographers of all stripes don't have enough cables and doodads to worry about as it is. Add to that the useless Touch Bar and horrible keyboard, and you have the infamous Apple Tax brought into stark relief. That said, color rendering across the product line is undeniably superb. Unfortunately for Apple, its insistence on delivering a laptop that can't be upgraded continues driving people to Windows-based laptops (which are pretty darn good). Choose your poison.

Are you still using FireWire, ADB and RS232C ports?

If not, and you are actually using USB ports, you may take a step back and understand that this is evolution :)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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Sion H: I'm a computer science PhD and use a mixture of Ubuntu and Windows. Lots of my colleagues use Macs, though.

I really like Windows 10! It's snappy and stable and the start menu is very functional.

Never used a Mac, the screens seem nice, and they look well put together, but I cannot get my head around the price for equivalent hardware. Used Windows portable workstations are such a bargain on EBay, I wouldn't entertain paying for a Mac out of my own pocket.

I have a super fast quad core i7 Eliteboook with 32gb of RAM and decent graphics that I got for £350 in excellent condition. Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu, 2 hard drives. Thing is a beast and the money spent would go no where in Apple land.

How many 5K displays or 4K displays could drive your laptop?

We are talking about photography, it could be cool and useful if a laptop could displays them correctly on a big hi-dpi screem, no?!?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

How much 5K displays could handle this Dell XPS 15? None (2 for the Mac)
How much 4K displays? 1 (4 for the Mac, 3 in practice)

As a photographer myself, I would consider a latptop that could at least drive one 5K external display. A 15-inch screen is cool, but totally limiting, Icould witness it as an iMac 5K owner, it changed my life!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)

He's a smartass, he's fun, no pretention, he's playful: it's incredibly interesting and refreshing, this video serie is of great value for many photographer (at least for me).

He doesn't even use high-end gears, but the one that may/should have any photography student, including a slr with a basic kit zoom.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:03 UTC as 8th comment

Sad story!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 63rd comment
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iAPX: Seems everyone have a good reason to increase greenhouse gaz.
Wether it is to save the planet, or to photography it, everyone think they have the privilege to destroy it more and more.

Good article, good intents, but weak values.

As a matter of life, we grow our own vegetables, I commute when I have to (remote worker many days), by bicycle or using subway (in Montréal we mainly use hydro-electricity!), our house doesn't have an AC unit, and the device I type in this is a laptop from the greenest maker (given Greenpeace ranking).

So, using helicopter or plane just to do photography, it might be fun, but it's a waste of fossile energy and it's definitively one of the fastest mean to pollute our atmosphere!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
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iAPX: 400$/year, this is the actual cost I would pay for at least 4 servers, 8-cores, 8GB RAM, 8TB storage, and 400Mb/s bandwidth (unlimited use).

That would enable me to store more than 100 000 RAW pictures, and serve more than 1000 pictures/second in usual forum or website size.

Are they dreaming?!?

$4/year would enable me to store 1000 RAW photo or maybe 10 000 JPEG in medium resolution (for the web), deliver at least 10/second (yes it means they will be viewed 310 MILLIONS times per year on average!)

Context: I do website since 1994, have my share of startup life (and death!), have been working for eBay (following them buying our startup), and $400/year is clearly an extorsion.

@Daniel Branco anywhere, I pay less than $80/year for a dual-core 2GB RAM/2TB storage server. Do your own conclusions!

@Barbu the software is scalable: if I get 10% (40c/year) from an user, I will get 400 000$/year from a million user. Scalability through automated deployments, automated supervision, automated backup & failover, this is what enable the Intrnet Industry to scale immensely!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 12:01 UTC

400$/year, this is the actual cost I would pay for at least 4 servers, 8-cores, 8GB RAM, 8TB storage, and 400Mb/s bandwidth (unlimited use).

That would enable me to store more than 100 000 RAW pictures, and serve more than 1000 pictures/second in usual forum or website size.

Are they dreaming?!?

$4/year would enable me to store 1000 RAW photo or maybe 10 000 JPEG in medium resolution (for the web), deliver at least 10/second (yes it means they will be viewed 310 MILLIONS times per year on average!)

Context: I do website since 1994, have my share of startup life (and death!), have been working for eBay (following them buying our startup), and $400/year is clearly an extorsion.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)

This is the most simple upgrade any camera should have.

A friend of mine was visiting from France, we were heading to a beautiful National Park, it was just before it's birthday. He had bought a Canon Rebel for this vacations, planning making photo with it. I could not wait to offer him a polarizing filter for it's basic zoom, when we get out of the car, at the park entrance.

Watching him discovering the incredible power of a Polarizing Filter was priceless!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 25th comment
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)

I don't want to be Uncle Bob, I either let Pro works, or do it myself when needed!

First time I did it myself, was when a friend hadn't any appointed Photographer, and people without any photography knowledge were trying their best to takes random pictures (disrespecting the beautiful ambient light and trusting the flash of their toy-camera!). I couldn't do anything else than use my own toy camera (Fuji S7000 at that time, my main gear was a Nikon F4s) and do my best.

Still my pictures are the one they used thereafter and the ones in their living room.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 52nd comment

Price seems to go north on new FF cameras, while it was expecting to be more affordable. This is in direct relation with smartphone cutting market share of compact cameras and even aps-c dslr.

This will work for a while, but it's already a dead road :(

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 10:54 UTC as 129th comment

I am so surprised to read so little comments about a quality work, available for free, while there are flames and even nuclear reactions when it's about a body or a lens.

Seems most of us don't do photography, or know every technical trick?!?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 10:39 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

He gives simple and effective tricks, to quickly obtain a great quality-level!
He's not pretentious, and he's playful with it's subject, willing to try new things, it's hot!

I would love to try them and play with liquids on the glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 12th comment
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