inframan

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Dec 20, 2005

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These appear to be very popular because they are so simplistic. Nothing challenging here. Expect hundreds (if not thousands) of similar (unimaginative) entries in the coming months on DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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noyo: Does anyone else see the contradiction of this video and the way the photographer is presented?

He says that equipment is not so important. An iPhone could make better photos than $3K+ of gear. Yet he makes the effort to carry around and set up that lumbering, 5x4 plate camera + tripod! We also see him shooting a Canon DSLR with a $3K+ lens on it.

What we don't see is him demonstrating or 'practising what he preaches'. Where is the footage of him with his iPhone or the shots taken with it or a cheap PAS?

Actually, I agree that great photographs are not about the gear but about the photographer and their interaction with the subject, animate or inanimate, although good gear and good technique are useful in capable hands.

The video does give insights into what makes great photos, which I completely agree with. But a lot of people will simply hear that it's not about expensive gear, while what they keep seeing is the opposite.

IMHO. That's disingenuous.

I don't even think "what's the message" is particularly insightful or helpful in describing a "good photo". The whole thing was a tiresome set of cliches that have been said a thousand plus times.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 20:55 UTC

Yawnnnnn.....

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 20th comment
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sgt gatr: Seems like just another article trying to paint anyone who dared to vote for Trump is a backwards redneck or white trash racist. The marginalization of Trump supporters is staggering and shows how out of touch far left liberals really are.

It seems like the subjects of these images have a far better sense of self-esteem & sense of humor than you do, sgt. Personally, I'd be proud to be included in these shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 04:48 UTC

Outstanding images, great series!!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 33rd comment
On photo Down to the Pier in the Down challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations. Quite a unique place (& shot). Almost gives me vertigo.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 20:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Spring Wildflowers in the Abstract - Seasons challenge (10 comments in total)

Wow.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Olympics November Storm in the Storm challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_5675-Nik4_Eye Sparkle_lightroom4_photoshopCS5_SquareCrop in the wildcat challenge (1 comment in total)

Swell title.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 15:41 UTC as 1st comment

Still have mine & still use it, a companion to my Nikon D5300 which I expect will also become a long-lasting icon of its class.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 58th comment
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (192 comments in total)

Love it...but the only way Archie, my miniature doxy, would let me film him is if the camera looked *exactly* like a piece of cheese. Everything else that gets pointed at him turns into a gun, eliciting huge barks & snarls. :(

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 151st comment
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
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inframan: Wanhhhh...Why not (faux) film rewind lever for my lonely right thumb. This just is not going to work. Boohoohoo...

Egad, you're right. I've even forgotten the correct term for the film advance lever. Thanks for that. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)

Wanhhhh...Why not (faux) film rewind lever for my lonely right thumb. This just is not going to work. Boohoohoo...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

Where & when was this taken? The sea stars have been dying off in the Pacific NW for the last couple of years so this could be a very encouraging image, faux bokeh or not.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 9th comment
On photo windows w/in windows in the Window challenge (2 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I like the color of this image. I would rate it higher if the cropping were tight enough to remove everything except the colored area and the contrast bumped a bit. Nice subject.

Thank you. I agree but cropping would have eliminated the metal window frame thus disqualifying the entry.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (67 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There are a lot featured photographers here that have ONE thing in common.
Could you guess what it is ?
A tip, it's got NOTHING to do with photography at all.
DPR has changed. A lot. To the worse.

Sheesh. What a bunch of sensitive souls. It's only photography, not religion (though you never know on this site).

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 22:06 UTC
On photo Fragmented self-portrait in the Abstract Portrait Photo challenge (3 comments in total)

Fantastic. This is not as easy as most think. Well done.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Stress in the Black & White Photo of the Week #13 challenge (2 comments in total)

Sorry, I find this way overprocessed. Looks like one of those iron filings images. Pretty common trend, sad to say.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hell on Earth: Shooting in the Danakil Depression (67 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: There are a lot featured photographers here that have ONE thing in common.
Could you guess what it is ?
A tip, it's got NOTHING to do with photography at all.
DPR has changed. A lot. To the worse.

~Thematic & Vermeero: Steppenwolf didn't say this wasn't photography, he said that a lot of photographers here have one thing in common which has nothing to do with photography.

You don't see the difference? Maybe that's a clue.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 22:35 UTC

Too little too late.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 6th comment
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