Mac McCreery

Mac McCreery

Lives in United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 6, 2011
About me:

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/mac68
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simac/

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That main photo looks silly.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies

I see that the puritans are out to play.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 05:11 UTC as 29th comment
On article How water droplets came to life for a Gatorade ad (103 comments in total)

Oh wow!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:33 UTC as 16th comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

Great set and comments. Inspiring stuff.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 19th comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)

Lovely article. So refreshing to see natural photography and not the pumped up shots that many aspire to.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 11th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Great set of tools. Silver is just lovely.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 166th comment

As intelligent as patterned metering then.........................................

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 40th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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kreislauf: the selection of photos is awesome.

But... "Pre-visualization is key"
yeah, add in some vodoo...
Or do what the photographer did: make hundreds of photos, convert and process them and then do a selection...

There is no such thing as pre-visualization. Either you like the composition or not. Don't believe the pro photographers, who tell you that you need this special sauce that you will never have anyway so you better stop trying...

good old wiki.

Visualization is a central topic in Ansel Adams' writings about photography, where he defines it as "the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure".[2] The term previsualization has been attributed to Minor White who divided visualization into previsualization, referring to visualization while studying the subject; and postvisualization, referring to remembering the visualized image at printing time. However, White himself said that he learned the idea, which he called a "psychological concept" from Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.[3]

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

Great to see some classy mono. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 116th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
In reply to:

kreislauf: the selection of photos is awesome.

But... "Pre-visualization is key"
yeah, add in some vodoo...
Or do what the photographer did: make hundreds of photos, convert and process them and then do a selection...

There is no such thing as pre-visualization. Either you like the composition or not. Don't believe the pro photographers, who tell you that you need this special sauce that you will never have anyway so you better stop trying...

That implies that you just point the camera aimlessly and shoot. Oh, and the process of shooting, processing and sorting is the workflow that has been used since the dawn of photography! Check out contact sheets!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Digital monochrome is just fakery. Shoot like Ansel Adams when you want to do mono.

oops. Double post. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Digital monochrome is just fakery. Shoot like Ansel Adams when you want to do mono.

Indeed. Adams' shots were SOOC. Dear me.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:06 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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MShot: Crazy good IQ with ISO over 10,000. Wouldn't try it for this use case with anything I own.

I wonder if the media obsess about the cleanliness of high ISO images when they are wired for publication?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

I think that the images look great! Folk are struggling if they can only pick out the odd shot to criticise. Well done folks.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

Another factor is the huge price difference............................The new camera seems great. But Sony really are pushing this and have to....old habits die hard. To balance the view that Sony articles are taking front and centre stage at present, I would love to see further articles on MF vs FF vs APSC and smaller. New players here too.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:13 UTC as 141st comment
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barrym1966: I can answer this having just switched from Nikon to Sony

the cost was all the nikon gear + about £8000 - £10,000

but well worth the change

For sport?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:11 UTC
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Mac McCreery: "Heck, there was even a switch for turning its in-body image stabilization system on and off." Lol. My lowly Pentax K100d Super had one of those!

Sorry. It's just the tone of the announcement, as if it is a new thing!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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Aroart: This might be the turning point for those last few CANIKON Photo SHOOTERS TO WAKE UP AND SEE THE BENEFITS OF MIRRORLESS AND LIVE VIEW SHOOTING.. The Video guys have seen the light.. The glass will be the only thing holding them back.. Nikon will no longer be an Icon and Canon simply can not evolve fast enough...

Less of the 'old people' pal.
We can show you kids a thing or two.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

"Heck, there was even a switch for turning its in-body image stabilization system on and off." Lol. My lowly Pentax K100d Super had one of those!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 93rd comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

Aroart: This might be the turning point for those last few CANIKON Photo SHOOTERS TO WAKE UP AND SEE THE BENEFITS OF MIRRORLESS AND LIVE VIEW SHOOTING.. The Video guys have seen the light.. The glass will be the only thing holding them back.. Nikon will no longer be an Icon and Canon simply can not evolve fast enough...

George.Read my very short post very carefully.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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