Guy Swarbrick

Guy Swarbrick

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Sports Photographer
Has a website at http://www.guyswarbrick.com/
Joined on Jan 6, 2005
About me:

Covering cycle sport since 2003. Went to my first track Worlds in 2008 and haven't missed one since.
Manchester 2008, Pruszkow 2009, Ballerup 2010, Apeldoorn 2011, Melbourne 2012, Minsk 2013, Cali 2014
First multisports event - Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Clients include Belgian Cycling Hall of Fame, BikeNZ, British Cycling, Cycling Australia, Cycling Ireland, Cycling News, Cycling Weekly, Inpho, Malaysian Cycling Federation, Roadcycling.co.nz, Roadcycling.co.uk, Swiss Cycling

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iAPX: I beg your pardon, M'dame, I might be dumb, but for me a kickstarter project is not a project, it didn't exists, it's a dream, it's prototype, it's virtual, it's no more than a fantasy, and some of them doesn't event deserve a kleenex.

Stop presenting kickstart "projects"' (masturbating) as a product.
So now, Brittany backup this "kickstarter project", and I am willing to see how it goes for it, and how she will apologize for what she wrote, and eventually be dismissed from DPREVIEW.

Yes, you have to assume, Brittany, and DPREVIEW too :)

I've backed a dozen kickstarter projects. I've got something from everyone. Some have been very late - and one or two not that great - but for the most part I've got great stuff, cheap.

One good tip is not to back the projects that look too good to be true. This one looks safe...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
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sharpbokeh: i still don't understand why an american court has any say over an englishman who took a photo in indonesia (i think?) - peta or no peta. with no offense to american people, are all those bruce willis movies actually documentaries, and the usa is in charge of the world? what am i missing?

The US Copyright code is irrelevant. The photo wasn't taken in the US or by a US photographer. The point of the treaties to which the US is a signatory is that the US should provide protection from abuse under the laws of the country where the image was taken, or defer to that jurisdiction. Applying US law is absurd - unless you think it's reasonable for photographers to know the law in every country and comply to the full (often contradictory) set.

The key in countries with sensible copyright laws is 'the creator'. This allows for situations like 'cinematic' photography where the photographer sets up every detail but doesn't actually press the shutter button; remotes with automatic triggers - and examples like this where the focus and camera settings were chosen by the photographer, the monkey was taught how to take the picture and the photographer curated the good pic from the dozens of useless ones.

Copyright DOES apply because the monkey was not the photographer.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
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TN Args: Oh, look who DPR gave the credit to for the photo above? Is that DPR's opinion?

Copyright is irrelevant in the case of attribution. Slater has a moral right to be identified as the author of the photo (under UK and Indonesian law). Not doing so outside of those territories is piracy...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_rights_in_United_Kingdom_law

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
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sharpbokeh: i still don't understand why an american court has any say over an englishman who took a photo in indonesia (i think?) - peta or no peta. with no offense to american people, are all those bruce willis movies actually documentaries, and the usa is in charge of the world? what am i missing?

He couldn't 'file UK copyright' because there is no mechanism to do so. Copyright belongs to the creator unless agreed in advance by contract (by default unless specifically excluded, to the employer of the creator when taken in the course of employment*).

That's the way it's supposed to work under international copyright conventions, to which the US is a signatory. But it still doesn't follow the conventions it signed up to, forcing USAnians to register copyright to get any protection and refusing to protect non-US works in the US unless they're registered. Which is insane and, essentially, unworkable in a digital age.

*Which means, of course, the the copyright of you and your friends - or you and the celebrity - which you got the waiter to take, belongs to the restaurant.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
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ovatab: "This item does not ship to Australia" - woohoo

Dame Edna Everage would have been at the front of the queue.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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kuklukklak: What a sexy beast. Reminds me of Apple's products.

It reminds me a lot of Apple products.

Ah, sorry... You meant that as a compliment, didn't you?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:30 UTC

How do I tag Lewis Hamilton ...?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:12 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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moontide: Three years ago I traveled from Australia to the UK and France. I left all my camera gear behind except for a Sony RX100. I didn't miss a shot, got some great close up wide angle shots using the in camera panorama function and when it wasn't in use it disappeared into a tiny pouch on my belt. (I got sore legs the other day carrying a full frame setup with lenses and tripod for a days hike)

By the way, anyone know what is the make of that car?

It's a Nisaan Figaro.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 06:40 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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upptick: Gawd, nothing screams "desperate for sales" like a obsolescent technology product promoted because of an arbitrary anniversary....and I was actually considering getting a D500....

Yes, because nothing says 'completely illogical' like not buying the product that meets your needs because the same manufacturer makes another product that doesn't (because it isn't aimed at you).

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:11 UTC
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Zdman: Am I missing something? There has been no review of this camera yet. One or two paid for pro's musings on twitter and yet somehow you already have an article out on how much its going to cost to switch. Have you tested Sony's support structure yet? Have any pros made this switch and been impressed with the results? Seeing as the camera isn't yet available I guess not. So why do we have this article then? It could all end up being a lot of hype so in the end doing such a piece this early makes you look more than a little bias. In a few month it would have been fine as its a well written article otherwise.

Is it? No pro sports photographer is going to switch to the A9. This is an article entirely driven by Sony's PR department claiming they will and by journalists who have never short a sporting event commercially in their lives and have no idea what is involved or whether the Sony is suitable (it isn't).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 14:27 UTC

All part of Adobe's hysterical new cloud-centric view of photography that comes with 20Gb of storage. I don't even have any cards that small any more.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:41 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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HSway: Probably a superb lens, and lighter. 70-200 is perhaps most useful zoom on Fx in what can still be considered a normal range (just as useful for UWAs). And it’s really good idea to split that utility into 2.8 and f4 versions. Nikon eventually followed the Canon’s very nice lens with its modern f4 zoom. With all these choices now (four, five?) it’s going to be really good including for those unhappy about the focus breathing. The price should settle lower after a while (in UK).

No imported products are going to get cheaper in the UK any time soon...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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Matt1645f4: When I see things like this, it makes me want to go back to using 35mm film.

Who's stopping you?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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CanonM5fan: The Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 dropped in price $100 to $399 today. Looks like they are worried about the Hero 5. I'm leaning towards the Hero 5.

You're leaning towards the Hero 5 because it still doesn't do the things the VIRB Ultra does? Or anything the Garmin doesn't?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Microsoft Pix aims to capture better people pictures (56 comments in total)
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Mike FL: So Microsoft developed this APP for Apple and Apple only, but NOT for Windows' Phone.

It seems Microsoft thought Microsoft's Phone is hopeless, and should be dead.

BTW, all camera makers make remote APP for smartphone. but NOT for windows' phone.

Wow! Apple invented balanced fill flash!? I hope Nikon is ready to pay the retrospective licensing fees...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Photomyne app scans multiple prints at a time (17 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Another useless app. I rather photograph my old prints with my A7 and process to taste on PS.

Quite right. This is photography for people who don't really like photographs.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
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Alan53: Best of both worlds?
We have had DSLRs with video for some years now, but no manufacturer has yet come up with a way to use the viewfinder for shooting video!!??
Imaging buying a car and the steering wheel only worked when using the stick shift, and it stopped working as soon as you engaged the auto transmission! Would you greet the fix by saying it gave the best of both worlds or be a bit more scathing in your comments?

Automatic transmission?

Americans... bless 'em.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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owenleve: No CF card support. End of discussion. What a joke.

It depends on how many of your product you want to sell, I guess. If only one in twenty have CF - and maybe half as many have XQD - but they're all pros who are crying out for this sort of solution and happy to pay for it, you could sell four times as many to those customers as you do to the average amateur snapper and get a third of your sales from them.

An OTG or USB socket and the ability to suck in pictures from any card or USB stick or USB HD would have covered all the bases.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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owenleve: No CF card support. End of discussion. What a joke.

'There are some cameras that use CF'.

I think that may be the understatement of the century. I know we're only 16 years in, but...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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