santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/santamonica
Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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ZeBebito: With all due respect, what's the point sharing content from other people/platforms? This video was posted by Kai 2 weeks ago. Old news already.

ZB,
God, I hope people don't limit themselves to DPR for their photography news. Since my photography passion (and my main photography-based source of income) is fine are Lith printing in a darkroom, DPR obviously has little relevance to most of my own work.

Thomartin,
I (respectfully) disagree with you. I think DPR is to write news about photography AND to aggregate news from other sources. If it does its job well, then they get lots of eyeballs. For the original articles and ALSO for compiling a list of articles, reviews, etc that its core audience finds appealing.

I, personally, think it's great that DPR acts as sort of a clearinghouse for articles. And the other 5-10 photography websites I regularly visit do the same thing. Some do it more successfully than others, some less successfully. Some are free, some are behind a paywall, and some are a mix of the two.

Vive la difference! :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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ZeBebito: With all due respect, what's the point sharing content from other people/platforms? This video was posted by Kai 2 weeks ago. Old news already.

Um, this is a photography website, so it shares news relating to photography and to photography-related equipment. Many people may not have heard of the original story. (Me, for instance!) Now, I don't *care* about this particular story, as it happens.

But for you to whine about a site sharing stories from other sites seems misplaced. Unless a site makes the claim that "All our stories are original.", I fail to see the problem. If a story shows up that does not interest you, then ignore it. If you see a story that you've seen elsewhere, then ignore it.

DPR has gone way downhill, IMO; so I'm not reflexively defending it. Just this particular situation. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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Eleson: "No photo shoots" is far away from photography ban.
I think those who wrote the sign knew the difference.
Does the writer of this article know the difference?

Yes, the article makes it crystal-clear that the writer understood the difference. Many in the viewing public, however, seem to have conflated the two, (As did many who get most of their news from social media, which is 100% expected, alas.)

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
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The Name is Bond: Surely he could get reprints done in a sensible time-frame (ie, after a few weeks of no show). Then he should have billed them for that and related costs. After all, he knew he had been turned down.

Of course, they should have been upfront. But 75k for prints??!?! hmmm.

It all seems quite unbusinesslike on both sides. The Court's ruling appears, at face value, disproportionate. Maybe there are some details missing from this story. Were they daguerreotypes?

Even discounting his unwillingness to reprint, he should only have been given compensation for loss of earnings within a sensible time-frame (on a rental basis) and reprint costs. I can't imagine that would come to 75K.

2.
. . . Of course, I do see the merits of your argument. If, for example, a thumbdrive with digital images had been lost, and there were backup digital copies--it would be crazy to have to pay more than the cost of the thumb drive.

But for actual prints??? I dunno....

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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The Name is Bond: Surely he could get reprints done in a sensible time-frame (ie, after a few weeks of no show). Then he should have billed them for that and related costs. After all, he knew he had been turned down.

Of course, they should have been upfront. But 75k for prints??!?! hmmm.

It all seems quite unbusinesslike on both sides. The Court's ruling appears, at face value, disproportionate. Maybe there are some details missing from this story. Were they daguerreotypes?

Even discounting his unwillingness to reprint, he should only have been given compensation for loss of earnings within a sensible time-frame (on a rental basis) and reprint costs. I can't imagine that would come to 75K.

1.
I'm not sure about what you say. My prints sell for up to $1,500. When I go into the darkroom and make prints, they are *always* part of a numbered set. This built-in rarity helps assure my buyers that they are getting a scarce resource, and this undoubtedly is responsible for at least some of the (inflated??) cost of my prints.

If he just made reprints, what would they look like. If image # 1 (to make up the details) was "Print 5 of 7" originally, what would the reprint be named? Another "5 of 7"? 5 of 8? 8 or 8???? Note that in this case, since it's clear that the prints were not destroyed, they are still out there and potentially in the marketplace. Imagine you are the photographer, you make a duplicate "5 of 7) print, you sell it, and years later, you're sued for fraud, once it comes out that there are Two such numbered prints being sold?

[continued] . . .

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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santamonica812: The entry "All dressed up and ready for church" is a very boring photo to see on DPReview. Why? Because the site chose to plaster the photo credits/info over the bottom of the screen, which covers up all the creative elements in the image.

Dreadful website management and/or design.

D'oh! Much thanks. That was pretty obvious (which makes it extra embarrassing that I could not figure it out!). :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 02:11 UTC
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santamonica812: The entry "All dressed up and ready for church" is a very boring photo to see on DPReview. Why? Because the site chose to plaster the photo credits/info over the bottom of the screen, which covers up all the creative elements in the image.

Dreadful website management and/or design.

Dheor,
At the risk of exposing myself as technologically ignorant: Exactly how does one get to a gallery mode?? :-)

(Right now, I see one large image, and a tiny horizontal row of images right below that. By clicking on any of the lower ones, I can get a larger view (with the entire lower 10-20% obscured, of course). I just don't see anything like "switch to gallery mode" button, so, directions on how to find it are definitely greatly appreciated.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 01:34 UTC

The entry "All dressed up and ready for church" is a very boring photo to see on DPReview. Why? Because the site chose to plaster the photo credits/info over the bottom of the screen, which covers up all the creative elements in the image.

Dreadful website management and/or design.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 00:09 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies

Terrific set of images. Generally, in competitions, I strongly agree with about a third of the 'best.' For another third, I go, "Okay, maybe." And for a third, I say, "What on earth were the judges thinking?"

Not here. There was not an image that I disliked, and even generally agreed with the overall ranking of the winners. Some really spectacular photos. Good job, "Nat'l Geo."

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Chaos, color, and community: 10 days in India (142 comments in total)
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Lusis100: The trouble with India it is like fishing in a bucket

Anyone who has been to India understands what you mean. But I suspect that for those who have not yet visited; they may think you're criticizing either India or the photographer.

I think this is what you are saying (please correct me if I am off-base): "India is a country that has a ridiculously-large number of photographic opportunities. In fact, it's impossible to walk down the street without seeing 15 interesting things to photograph!" :-)

So, in that context, your comment makes sense. You would have to try really really REALLY hard to *not* be able to find things to photograph pretty much everywhere in India. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
On article What it’s like to photograph a sandstorm (28 comments in total)

I've never brought along a GPS before. But the article sure makes me want to invest in one. Does the author (or any readers) have links to good ones? (Here, "good" means a combination of budget and reliability.) :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 22:26 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Stigg: i found this laughable. the dubious attempt to dramatize something that is already intensely dramatic produces results both mediocre and laughable.

a hollywood CGI color caste, gothic choirs and orchestral stabs, sudden accelerations and freezes, and an intentional video game feel combine to make this far less educational or entertaining than a 50 year old cartoon about the same subject.

Interesting to see how the same image(s) can affect people in dramatically different ways. I thought it was jaw-dropping imagery. I could do without the (overly-dramatic?) music, but that goes for literally every single photography-oriented video I've seen in my life. I have never seen lightning slowed down like this and I thought it was spectacular. Well, to each his own, I guess. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)

Where is the video all the posters are mentioning? I see 10 stills, but no video. My browser (most recent Firefox)????

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)
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ed rader: Drones are illegal in National Parks.

Yes. The article sort of emphasizes this point.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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OneLeggedCat: I look forward to renting this perfect Adobe keyboard for $9.99 per month.

Thread-winner

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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santamonica812: did you mean to have a hot-link where you say "this video" in the paragraph? I can't find the link, even though many others obvious had no problem finding it.

What title image?!? I am running most recent version of Firefox on my desktop computer. There is no image on my screen. (No way to embed a screenshot, so you'll have to take my word for it.) :-)

Anyone else with Firefox able to see this image?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 06:00 UTC

did you mean to have a hot-link where you say "this video" in the paragraph? I can't find the link, even though many others obvious had no problem finding it.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)

I can't imagine the consumer who would need/want a $1,000 camera with these features. I mean, I guess if someone REALLY doesn't want a DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 77th comment | 7 replies
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Donald B: now all they need to do is make them silent :-)

I drone making 1/2 the noise (or better) would be a game-changer. One can dream. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 04:44 UTC

99% of the time, I find that added music detracts from drone videos. Annoying and distracting. But not here. Good choice of music, not too loud, and fit well with the theme of the shoot.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:34 UTC as 43rd comment
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