dmartin92

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Ebrahim Saadawi: I think people are impressed with visuals their eyes aren't used to see in real life. Simplest form is something like B&W, newest form I can see is Drones. On the video side, Slowmotion & Timelapse, with realtime in between looking pale. Just look at this very gallery and think about it.

The difference between “drone” and “helicopter” is cost.

A drone may be a hefty cost up front, but using it is cheap. Helicopters, are just plain expensive. Even to rent one with a pilot, very expensive.

A drone, you can can go use it alone. Just charge the battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 18:04 UTC

The world is full of many, many great photos... shot every day.

These ones are fine, but the difference between these photos and others, it’s not so much.

So it seems a rather arbitrary decision. You just pick a few that are maybe just a tiny bit better than others, and say “these are the winners”.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature triple-camera (163 comments in total)

Do people remember the old television cameras ? The ones with three fixed length lenses on a rotary wheel ?

Just goes to show: not a new idea.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2018 at 19:18 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

Instead of all that physical rotation... why not just make it a square ? That would be innovative.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 19:19 UTC as 41st comment | 13 replies
On article ESA unveils most detailed 3D star map ever captured (159 comments in total)
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dmartin92: Actually, one needs to imagine taking that ellipse and wrapping it around oneself. If you were in space, the ellipse wrapped around you, that is what you would see. The brighter part, with all the light, that is looking into the center of our own galaxy. The darker places to the edges, are away from the center of our galaxy.

Yes, they took the picture far out ... in an orbit that keeps them always in the shadow of the earth. They do it in “slices”. With the device spinning around, and rotating, over a period of years. There was a good short video from ESA on YouTube, that shows how it scans:

https://youtu.be/BnFyzZGWuYs

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article ESA unveils most detailed 3D star map ever captured (159 comments in total)

Actually, one needs to imagine taking that ellipse and wrapping it around oneself. If you were in space, the ellipse wrapped around you, that is what you would see. The brighter part, with all the light, that is looking into the center of our own galaxy. The darker places to the edges, are away from the center of our galaxy.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 19:26 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Oh geez. I thought it was a scam. I was sure it was a scam. I told them that they could find somebody else. Apparently they have started looking.

( just kidding )

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 20:02 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Reservoir_Dog: Nice! I was always thinking the camera store was theirs? Are they not the owners?

http://www.thecamerastore.com/Blog.aspx

The Camera Store has found replacements. So, that’s the answer, I would say.

But they wish Chris and Jordan the best, so it is all friendly, as it should be.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)

I was out biking near the Seine river, around 8 in the morning, two weeks ago... and I got a great shot with my iPhone 8 Plus thanks to a remarkable lightning situation. The clouds were just right, and the time of day, et cetera.

If the choice is great lighting or great equipment, I will take the great lighting.

But at the start, it was about biking, not photography, and that is why I only had my iPhone with me.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 09:47 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: There is a saying that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

My experience is that in the land of the smart phone, the guy with an actual camera is king.

Some international organization half-jokingly wanted to hire me as their photographer after I gave them some conference pics taken with a DSLR and a telephoto lens. I think people are so used to seeing crap from their smart phones that almost anything looks good in comparison.

“half-jokingly” wanted to hire you ?

It sounds like a friendly compliment about a few nice photos you took, and nothing more. Don’t tell your current employer that you might be leaving.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
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ZilverHaylide: So, some who are currently deluding themselves into thinking they are up-and-coming cinematographers will now have the opportunity to purchase certified equipment previously owned by others who previously deluded themselves into thinking they were up-and-coming cinematographers.

Looking on YouTube, I see though, some people are doing great stuff.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 23:18 UTC

Years ago, on April 1st, Phil Askey had a story about a new type of sensor that had pixels that could detect three colors, instead of just one. A good chuckle.

And then 18 months or so later, the Foveon sensor came out. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 12:48 UTC as 23rd comment

I had been thinking about the Canon 270EX II ... that can also do bounce... for 170 Dollars... and it seemed fine, but now I wonder. Probably the 270 is fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 17:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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MikeFairbanks: Really. Bad. Idea.

I teach middle school, and we have a lot of kids into drone racing and fpv. This is a really poor example to set for my kids (who will definitely see this). They are impulsive enough without this type of encouragement

And, of course, the person who did this is bound to ruin it for everyone. This is a big deal, and the FAA will probably have a lot of meetings over it and create stricter policy.

To whoever did this: You are selfish.

It is odd that whenever we read something, we often instantly think of the other side of the coin.

I understand why people are suggesting to really, really punish the person (probably somebody fairly young )... but maybe if we saw the poor fool in front of us, as a judge would, we would hesitate to ruin his entire life, for such stupidity.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:04 UTC

I am sure that a problem like this needs to be talked about, but I am less sure of the value of photographing it and including it on the digital camera Web site.

Regrettably, some people will look at the photos just to see “what money can buy”.

I am not sure about this, but I am merely saying the “positive value”, as a force of change for better days, I think ... this article is debatable. At best.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 16:24 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Is it just me, or does the camera look huge there in the guy’s hands ?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:58 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
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ZurichPhoto: Conspiracy theories aside ... I guess the one thing that really ticks me off is the sheer personal and economic inconvenience of this.

It's not just the $29. Unless you live in a big city and/or near an Apple store, some of us are going to be spending several hours of valuable personal weekend time dealing with a non-issue created by a reckless software upgrade.

My phone was fine, thanks. Want to make me happy? Give me the option to return it to its "pre-upgrade" state. I'll deal with it. I'll accept those consequences.

It would be interesting to add up the hours that everyone is wasting on this issue -- plus batteries costs as well -- and assign minimum wage costs and send the bill to Apple to pay for the economic and social costs of this debacle. Not only is that not happening, they are reaping rewards from their actions-- whether it's ill-intended or not.

Maybe I missed something, but, essentially, what you are asking for, it’s what this article is about, I would say. The beta version will have it soon. Figure April, I guess, to have it on your phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:43 UTC

For myself, I always do my best. Always essentially good intentions. I don’t want anything that I haven’t earned “fair and square”.

From time to time, I will still end up dealing with people that attribute the worst motivations to all of my actions.

I give others the benefit of the doubt, but I see that not everyone does that.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:36 UTC as 51st comment
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (160 comments in total)

I forget the details of why I thought this... but for awhile I have had the impression that it was a badly managed company that saw their future as being bigger than it really was. If they could have seen their limits better, they could have remained a very successful company in a niche market.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:16 UTC as 11th comment
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Marty4650: I find it interesting that almost 100% of these harassment charges are coming from the Entertainment Industry, Media, the Arts, and Politics. All are chock full of ego driven people who assume they can get away with anything because they are special.

Almost none of them come from Business or Finance. Those places where people are routinely held accountable for bad behavior.

Some of the woman, but certainly not all, that work in the fields you cite, they are very interested in being “successful”, but don’t have any interest in doing a speck of hard work.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 15:07 UTC
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