rssarma

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fuxicek: She smells money, that's why she sues him..if he became bus driver, bartender, homeless or anything else, who didn't become famous, she wouldn't care, what a greedy bi...

If he were any of those, I doubt he'd have an IG account with millions of followers and hundreds of thousands of likes on his childhood photograph.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
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proxy: I have a bad taste in my mouth reading this. It may offend some, but truth is photographers on the hunt shoot everything and anything... asked or not, permitted or not... and mostly IN BULK(!). If you are a known (or to be) personality, too bad, there will be parasites around you. Proven in hundreds of paparazzi stalking cases.
I have more respect for writers, painters, sculptors etc. Thoughts (those meaningful) don't come as easy as pushing your shutter button (sometimes accidental, LOL). Photography CAN be an art, but mass "shooting" is far from that. Too easy to abuse... and to claim a "piece of art"... just because I have plenty of space on my flash card(s).

This is none of what you describe, clearly the photographer isn't a paparazzo and this photo wasn't shot "in bulk" (whatever that means). Its obvious that this is purposefully shot by a professional photographer and an excellent one at that.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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Aussie Mike: It's absolutely staggering, on a website devoted to photography, how many people are not only ignorant of copyright law as it pertains to photography, but who also apparently believe that photographers should not have the right to control the uses to which their creations are put.

Let's get the legal issue out of the way first. Catherine McGann absolutely possesses the copyright to this image, unless she has explicitly signed that copyright over to another person. Given that she's a professional photographer, it is unlikely that she would have done this. Furthermore, I would be willing to bet that she registers her images with the US Copyright Office, which allows her to claim not only actual but statutory damages in any lawsuit. The copyright issue here is about as clear as it could possibly be.

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Just like you, I was aghast at all the responses I read below calling the photographer names! I routinely take photos of musicians and clearly if someone becomes famous tomorrow, those photos would hold way more value. How is this not comprehendible to so many people?!

Sadly this is the state of the photography business, poorly educated consumers who don't value photography as an art or means of livelihood and as a result grossly undervalue it.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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photo099: This whole thing of "sexual abuse" in pro-photography / movie industry is a hilarious thing to me. Why? In my courier shooting fashion in earlier years, woman been going after me left and right just to get a job on the front of the camera... Maybe some of them did have a different plan, mostly yes since one of them is my wife very happy marriage thou, however, I know guys which been taking a huge advantage of those offers. As far as know this happening is going on in full scope until today.
Honestly? I say why not. If you are a photographer without any commitment to another woman just go for it. The only thing is you have to be very careful. Simple as that. This is what pro-photography / movie industry side effect is all about.

You clearly don't understand the concept of consent. And the fact that you had sexual abuse in quotes clearly shows where you stand on the matter. Despicable.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On photo Alfred Hitchcock presents 'The Birds' in the Plethora challenge (14 comments in total)

That's the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, India, right outside the Gateway of India.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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rssarma: While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

The only two reasonably priced lenses I've owned from Panasonic are the 20mm F/1.7 and the 14-140mm lens. Both are fantastic, but everything else seems really pricey to me.

Two examples that come to mind are the Pana 25mm & 45mm lenses, both are fantastic, but just so expensive!

Anyway, I love the system for what it is, but I'd be hard pressed to buy into it at this price. I'll unfortunately have to endure the weight of my D700 until the prices of m4/3 level off a bit.

To be honest, this lens, to me, would be awesome if it was priced around $599, simply because it's smaller and an F1.8 at that.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
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rssarma: While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

Hi Tim, those are great options indeed, but I've always wanted something more in the same league as the E-M5, so I used a GH-1 before this. With 4/3s, the 12-60mm was my workhorse lens and with the D700, 24-120mm F4 is, I find it a little disappointing that there is no suitable replacement in m4/3s and the 12-50mm lens is pretty disappointing to me.

Also, I like wide-angle photography a lot and do head-shots as well, for this purpose, the price I paid for the Sigma 12-24, Sigma 15mm F2.8 & Nikon 85mm F1.8, all three combined would only be slightly higher than the cost of this one lens.

Don't get me wrong, I love the direction of m4/3s, but I find this borderline price gouging, something I never felt with 4/3s. Especially when Olympus decides to even charge such high premiums for lens hoods.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 14:38 UTC

While I like the direction m4/3s is heading, its definitely not turning out the budget system I thought it would be. I was an Olympus user for 5 years before I switched to the D700; I still use an E-1 & E-330, but the cost to get into m43s seems pretty high to me.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 14:07 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies
On photo Low-level flight in the Dogs... No longer lazy ! challenge (1 comment in total)

It indeed seems like your dog is in flight :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2009 at 15:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Red Eyed Tree Frog in the Depth of Field in a Macro! challenge (9 comments in total)

This is an absolutely stunning image that deserves 1st place! Congrats!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2009 at 20:46 UTC as 1st comment
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