Alex Efimoff

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Wellington, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.alexefimoff.com
Joined on Sep 4, 2012

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Alex Efimoff: These are not photographs these are illustrations. So over processed, altered and sterile that there is not much left to read from.

@Trepverter
I have no desire discussing my works with you, who ever you are. Do you have anything to say about the article and presented works? If not, there will be no further reaction on your posts.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: These are not photographs these are illustrations. So over processed, altered and sterile that there is not much left to read from.

@Trepverter
I didn't know this article and following opinion exchange are about my photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: Typical Instagram.
Trying to read stories from the illustrations but miserably failing every time.

@Gerard. This is from the article:
"As Rueda explained in an interview with design website More with Less, in addition to lending a sense of scale, "the role of these characters in my pictures is to tell a story that goes beyond aesthetics. That is, it is not enough to just have an image that looks more or less beautiful; it has to tell something without the need of putting it into words.""

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 21:43 UTC

These are not photographs these are illustrations. So over processed, altered and sterile that there is not much left to read from.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 71st comment | 15 replies

Typical Instagram.
Trying to read stories from the illustrations but miserably failing every time.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
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em jo photo: The sample images look smart-phoney to me. That's not necessarily bad--smartphone images are pretty good these days, particularly outdoors, in sunshine.

But just I'm not seeing "DSLR Quality" detail, color depth, or tonality here:

https://spot.light.co/content/images/2017/07/SuperBloom_D-0790_L16_00070-Edit-2.jpg

The dynamic range looks a little thin--highlights are all burnt on the subject's nose and chin. Moreover, defocused areas and depth-of-field transitions look highly "computational," particularly around the smeared edges of the subject (note around her hat, down her upper back and neck). It looks, frankly *a lot* like what you get from the iPhone 7's portrait mode. Which certainly is not bad for a phone (!) but the value calculus for an expensive standalone camera seems different to me.

I dunno, maybe I'm being too critical? Just feels like I've seen far better IQ from "traditional" cameras and lens kits costing a lot less.

I can see a lot of really messy software blurring trying to simulate dof going on there but it's ok for non-commercial shots I guess.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:47 UTC

Does it come with lens caps or I need to buy them separately?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
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Alex Efimoff: The lesson is to obtain a signed model release from the monkey before giving it your camera.

True, but also the monkey should have an id to prove that he is 18 years old or older.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:44 UTC

The lesson is to obtain a signed model release from the monkey before giving it your camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 179th comment | 3 replies
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Szumi: When a deer is captured by my game cam, does the deer own the copyright?

The camera manufacturer owns the copyright

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 21:03 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: In NZ you can't fly drones over the land without it owner's permission. Also you need a consent from everyone you going to fly over. Plus a drone considered an aircraft.

@jaxson If you asking me https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 08:06 UTC

In NZ you can't fly drones over the land without it owner's permission. Also you need a consent from everyone you going to fly over. Plus a drone considered an aircraft.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12 (30 comments in total)

Beauty dish as a tool can be used in many different ways, all this guy does is creating some 'hack' to reproduce one of the ways a BD is used. It's impossible to completely replace a BD with his umbrella especially in complex settings, or where a harsher light is required.
btw a BD got a few modifiers like a grid mesh and a fabric diffusor.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 13th comment
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Mariano Pacifico: WHAT MAKES A GREAT PHOTO:
1. Have a renowned art critic say: "WHAT A GREAT PHOTO!" Everyone would rock & droll about it
2. "THIS PHOTO WAS SHOT WITH A LEICA!" Hands-down I'd hear a chorus of ooohs & aaahs

Lol, of course there is no comparison with "cosmology". Picasso is rubbish and the whole 20-century art history is useless garbage. Renaissance is the ultimate end of human development.
BTW, what's art?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 22:53 UTC

With all regards to his age and technical knowledge the images in the video are mediocre and somehow very amateur. Photography for Charlie is a retirement hobby. He spent his life as a technician and now he is trying to prove himself the equipment is not the most important part of photography.
Kudos to him for following his heart but the title of the article is completely misleading: "What makes a great photo: Wise words from a veteran photographer".

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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PhotonCanvas: Time to remove EXIF and export only with Copyright info.

That's what professionals have been doing since forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:10 UTC

I am almost over this so-called 'drone photography'.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 14th comment

It hasn't been launched it's been announced.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:36 UTC as 45th comment
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Alex Efimoff: But will be they brave enough to actually create something outstanding like: Nokia 808's sensor with optics, dng support, android, enough memory and storage, decent processing power + OLED display. And maybe much more... Otherwise i will keep using my 808 from time to time and the lg v20 as the main phone.

Or just allow android to be installed on the 808 😁

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:34 UTC

But will be they brave enough to actually create something outstanding like: Nokia 808's sensor with optics, dng support, android, enough memory and storage, decent processing power + OLED display. And maybe much more... Otherwise i will keep using my 808 from time to time and the lg v20 as the main phone.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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