locke_fc

Lives in Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Joined on Apr 14, 2009

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On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (470 comments in total)

Sorry, no. This is yet another move by Adobe to increase their earnings no matter what. They are going to push aside thousands (how many? tens of thousands??) of 'prosumers' for whom an upgradable, standalone desktop version is the only reasonable alternative, financially or otherwise.

I suppose I'll just use my LR6 for a few more months while I try out different alternatives for the future, then it's goodbye Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 48th comment
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)

I've tried, but I hate them. They're big, cumbersome and generally annoying. If I were a wedding/event photographer, sure. Otherwise, not for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies

Cool video. Shows how hard it is to work under pressure and get creative, consistently great images, even for big shot photographers like Joey L.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 23rd comment
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locke_fc: "...hiring only male Hispanic workers in its entry-level positions. The individuals it did hire were then paid much less than other employees in similar positions,..."

That's just despicable, B&H. You lost one customer.

@waldoh:

Clearly, you missed this part:

"The individuals it did hire were then paid much less than other employees in similar positions..."

So they were paid much less than other employees in similar positions because they were Hispanic. Not because they were low skilled, which was expected anyway since they were hiring for entry-level positions.

Anyway, that's neither here nor there. The whole thing stinks and B&H will do well without my business anyway, since most people seem inclined to turn a blind eye.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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semorg: I follow a NY photographer (lady) on FB who used to work for B&H and told me on a private chat that B&H is a very racist and sexist place (toward non-jewish workers).

I couldn't believe it or didn't want to believe her, since I buy so much from B&H.

Seems like what she said was true. To be honest, it's hard to switch from B&H. I hate to pay close to 10% CA taxes and their service is pretty good with generally great pricing.

What nebulight said.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:49 UTC

"...hiring only male Hispanic workers in its entry-level positions. The individuals it did hire were then paid much less than other employees in similar positions,..."

That's just despicable, B&H. You lost one customer.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:43 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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locke_fc: I feel tempted because, yes, they seem like fun and they are still a bit novelty. However, I can see the day, probably not too far down the line, when drone footage will have people feeling as blasé as time-lapses. As a novelty, it will wear out.

I see much more of a future for drones as tools for practical uses than for creative ones. Except maybe for a restricted number of high-end videographers working in the commercial domain and doing things much more complex than "hey, I'm shooting from high above!".

Fair enough, I'd be the same ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
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WT21: I was in a national park (Bryce) a few weeks back, where there is a no-drone policy, and sure enough -- drones. But I can see the point about the professional tool kit. I don't like them much, but the results are clearly desirable. I am all for licensing, though, to keep the numbers down, and limit them more or less to commercial needs or those who are serious about them as a hobby.

We require fishing licenses even for fishing for sunfish, for the common good. This falls into the same bucket, IMO.

Fully agree.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:16 UTC

I feel tempted because, yes, they seem like fun and they are still a bit novelty. However, I can see the day, probably not too far down the line, when drone footage will have people feeling as blasé as time-lapses. As a novelty, it will wear out.

I see much more of a future for drones as tools for practical uses than for creative ones. Except maybe for a restricted number of high-end videographers working in the commercial domain and doing things much more complex than "hey, I'm shooting from high above!".

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies

Yes! The world needs a €5,000 phone, and it needs it now!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 06:18 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (406 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Well, something has to give. As it is there are far too many recreational users flying irresponsibly (i.e. without proper training and knowledge) over places like national monuments and highly transited areas where a drone crash would likely result in serious injuries or death.

What may happen as the price of drones keeps falling and more and more casual users show up with their "this is easy, I don't need any training" attitude is anybody's guess.

It's just common sense that the industry needs much tighter regulation. DJI are just probably covering themselves against a potentially large number of criminal law suits.

This is from 2 years ago, pretty sure cases have multiplied since.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/12-drone-disasters-that-show-why-the-faa-hates-drones/

It's only a matter of time before these accidents start to happen far too often to go unnoticed to the general public, or something of far more serious consequences happens:

"The F.A.A. receives more than 100 reports a month from pilots who complain that drones have flown too close to their aircraft, an agency spokesman said."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/08/business/drone-safety-risk-popular.html

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (406 comments in total)

Well, something has to give. As it is there are far too many recreational users flying irresponsibly (i.e. without proper training and knowledge) over places like national monuments and highly transited areas where a drone crash would likely result in serious injuries or death.

What may happen as the price of drones keeps falling and more and more casual users show up with their "this is easy, I don't need any training" attitude is anybody's guess.

It's just common sense that the industry needs much tighter regulation. DJI are just probably covering themselves against a potentially large number of criminal law suits.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

"...including an option to enable focal length-dependent minimum shutter speed in ISO Auto..."

AT LAST! What took you so long, Fuji? This is basic for ISO Auto.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 17:15 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

I absolutely loved my LX3. Still do, but stopped using it a while ago when I realised its sensor didnt' cut it any more, sadly. Great little compact that I brought along in many travels.
I was disappointed when Panny didn't give the LX5 sensor the update I was expecting.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 07:08 UTC as 27th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

It's probably been mentioned before, but Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer has a really funny piece about this kind of 'revolutionary' announcements.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 08:39 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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PhotoKhan: Simply stunning.

...and an apt "reality check" to those who happily keep claiming some shots are "photoshopped" just because they don't understand how Nature can, indeed, provide us with mind-boggling scenarios like the ones depicted.

To be honest, there's not that much differnce between using ND filters for long exposures and retouching the images afterwards. Both are fine with me.

If you were to capture what Nature provides without an ND filter, you wouñdn't get the same results the photographer has.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:11 UTC

The gallery could probably lose three or four photos that are too similar to the others, but great images all the same.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:06 UTC as 21st comment

Apple is definitely losing its way across the board, maybe for good. No innovation, poor design decisions, bad quality control...

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Great lens, no doubt, but look at the size of that thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:34 UTC as 10th comment
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locke_fc: Well said, Dan. The world is increasingly f*cked up and we need, more than ever in recent history, trained professionals to help us understand what's happening.

@Drive: The very fact that the image elicits such a strong emotional response in some people means it's more effective at helping them understand what happened than just reading a few lines about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
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