Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.photowest.com.au
Joined on May 31, 2011


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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

There's plenty more than 10 stops in film.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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IdM photography: Film photography has no point, if you end up scanning the film or slides...

There are other reasons - the quality you get from scanning a 4x5 is pretty damn amazing.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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Father Bouvier: Why does it take a whole 5 days for DPR to reprint an article from petapixel?

On the other note, why would DPR publish materials already available all over the net for days? Aren't they telling us they have little time to do the equipment testing?

DPR has started churning a lot of (crap) news. Do we really need an article about how a minor brand has released a minor upgrade to an obscure product line? Advertising needs to be marked as such, instead of passed of as editorial, and the news content needs to be monitored and the crap filtered out.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
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marcio_napoli: As a fashion photographer (which this video is at least partially about), I could go on and on about the photography merits we see here (to my eyes, amazing stuff!). But I'll leave that for another time.

I just wanted to push the discussion in another direction: how tiresome it is this fake "happiness" the whole F. industry pretends to live in.

Kids, don't believe in everything that you see. In the video, they're all cool, one line punchers, well dressed (at least what they believe to be well dressed).

There's a look-at-me, how-funny-I-am, I-have-personality joke coming out at every corner.

Always so cool, that we almost forget they're all a bunch of strange people, glass wearing nerds.

The thing is: at least from MY experience in the pro photography world, with the people I'VE met, chances are as soon the video camera stops recording and they're on their way home, they're already hating each other.

When I was doing my photography degree (already working as as a pro though) I really loved working with the two other photographers in the course who were good. While the other plebs were talking about how good they were going to be when they bought their Canon 1DmX, we just got on with good ideas and making them work.

Crap photographers are the majority. No wonder they're hated - they keep the industry in a continual miasma.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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Anadrol: What does Paint Shop Pro make better than Photoshop ?

Genuine question, I used it 20 years ago last time !

I use both. I subscribe to PS because I do design and need the colorspace support (CMYK mostly) and it integrates with the rest of the range well. I also buy PSP one version behind because it usually goes for < $20. Pros of PSP:

Non-subscription - when I'm sick of PS I'll lose it. I have PSP forever.
It had face detection before LR - maybe its more mature. IDK.
It's one-click photo correction is THE BEST. It is absolutely the best - no question.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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sh10453: PSP has been my editor of choice since its inception.
For now, I'm staying with PSP 8, although they recently sent me an offer to upgrade to ver. 9, for just $14.99.
Now I see why they made me such an attractive offer!!!

I think it's one-click photo correction is FAR superior to anything else.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1104 comments in total)
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jackspra: Why eliminate headphone jack in a 2000 plus camera.

Because every serious videographer (and I mean paid) won't use it - they'll use a Tascam or a Zoom with lavs and shotguns.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1104 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: Serious question - who uses shutter speeds above 1/4000?

The most I use is around 1/2500.

People who can't control their aperture. People who can't use ND filters. And for the record, buying an ND filter is a lot cheaper than buying into a camera system simply so you shoot one stop faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1104 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post:
- set exposure in post
- set focus point in post
- set aperture in post
- shift perspective in post

Computational photography and sensor tech will allow us to do all that. Just look at the L16 by Light. Or the dual cameras on many cell phones. The future of photography is computational photography (whether some of you purists like it or not).

Sadly, Canon is lagging behind in this respect.

Even more sadly, they didn't put the best tech they have into the 6D II.

DR is a big deal. It is a big deal because the human eye can see 20 stops of DR. Even Sony sensor at 14 stops of DR are really terrible compared to how we see. And the 6D II is several years behind that competition....

Not including 4K just adds insult to injury.

Spoken by someone who thinks a photo is captured, not made. 'Photographers' tend to use big lights to get the results they want.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:20 UTC
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underxposed59: DPR have really sunk

Right!? There is also a increasing content sourced straight from Reddit.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:17 UTC

... more reddit content.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 16th comment

If I want to see Reddit reposts I'll go to Facebook.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:17 UTC as 26th comment
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LJohnK2: What speed problem ?....I have a moderately spec'd system and find it very responsive....I only work with stills and no batch processing.....I've used lots of different software and speed is nowhere on the list of my LR gripes and I sure have some.....?

So... this doesn't apply to you. Personally I do heaps of batch processing and have a highly specced system that can't do more than two LR batch processes at a time.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 03:20 UTC
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wildbild: couldn't a machine do that?
why even have a photographer in the equation?
so unnecessarily complicated

And considering that with a fixed setup you could use 3 point lighting for a FAR superior effect.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
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Weerterbos: Euhm.
Isn't it 88 masterly lit photos?
http://www.photographyblog.com/news/speed_shooting_sunbounce_sets_a_world_record/ near bottom of page there.
"Since the Berlin photographer is familiar with the SUNBOUNCE products, we collaborated and came up with a simple solution using the BOUNCE-WALL. SUNBOUNCE accompanied Linda to an outdoor shooting and documented how she used the “mobile portrait studio” to take pictures of 88 guests in exactly 9 minutes and 16 seconds. Each guest was photographed in the same style, with the same lighting. “I took only one or two pictures of most of the people. "

Bottom of this page : http://shop.sunbounce.com/en/87-bounce-wall

I've done something similar with an Alzo flip flash. I mounted an umbrella on the arm and raised it quite high. You can easily get very soft butterfly lighting. I sure as hell got better results than this 'tog.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:48 UTC

And this has what to do with photography?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Peiasdf: You know what country do not have vandals and "graffiti artist"? Singapore The day you start enforcing laws is the day people start respecting them.

You can't regulate stupidity - it excludes the rational decision making process. Singapore DOES have vandalism and graffiti, just not a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
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rwbaron: Nice for travel snapshots but I don't want my photos to look like everyone else's.

Right?! This is a guide for bad togs, the one's that take the photo and not make the photo. Anyone can capture beauty that's already there - I think I'd prefer to go searching for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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JaredTarzan: What is the benefit to shooting DNG vs Canon's own raw format?

Space, range of editing software, future-proofing...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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jaykumarr: Could someone please help me:
What are the top features that Magic Lantern provide that are absent/incomplete in
(1) Latest consumer level Nikon SLRs
(2) Latest consumer level Canon SLRs
Are those missing features present in their remote controllers?

You might be missing the point - you can take a camera that is two years old, substantially cheaper, and get the same functionality as those brand new cameras.

A good example would be the 50D. With magic lantern it you can record high quality and RAW video.

I also believe that dual ISO is not available outside MaagicLantern.

Finally, where do you think these companies are getting their ideas?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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