Ken60

Lives in UK
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.kci.uk.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2017

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On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

ashbashbeard, your comment of mobile phones teach you nothing about studio flash. I would have a peek at the news item most likely linked at the base of this p0age .... Profoto camera AP to work with a mobile phone and their lighting . Seems that a large creator of expensive professional lighting thinks differently to you . Anything that records can show you , my simple Samsung has menus for Night, Slow Motion and Pro Mode that allows much of the control that you say is not available. Yes I am only a few month from retirement , but still keeping up with what is available.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 15:58 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

Samuel thank you for your feedback, whilst I ponder its content might you offer location or link to your folio of images so that I can weigh up your depth of ability to criticise.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 15:50 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

Loved this , it really proves one thing. You hide behind no list of who or where, no examples of your images and snipe . Sadly you are obviously unable to follow the simple link on my profile page to see my website and portfolio. Sad really that such a tirade only proves how silly you are.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 09:29 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

Lets leave it there, I think your a gear head by your comments , perhaps have a peek at my website and see what you can teach me about using lighting and equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 16:08 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

ashbashbeard , I recently did a demo of the concepts of lighting , with diffuser made from kitchen parchment, reflectors made with tin foil and card, spot reflectors made from mirrors and flags from black card. The session was lighting an orange and the chosen lightsource to adapt and control was the bright led on a mobile phone. If you learn to be simple you learn to think , buttons confuse small minds.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 15:41 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

Funny when you say that, in a college lighting class once with nearly 25 in a group, we went into the studio and I showed them all the rules of what is said NOT to be the way to do it . I asked each student to break a rule we had looked at and make a portrait . The head of the department commented that it was the most refreshing batch of images for ages. A lot of folk on here will tell you the same rules that made them limited ! Don't wear someone else's chains early in your vision...... learn to be free, make mistakes and allow your mind to play .... you might find you and not them !

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 15:22 UTC
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

Truly a gear forum.... it can be photography without more buttons ! LOL
Thats the problem with a hell of a lot of DPR, all the gear and no idea !

Learn to make pictures with no rules, learn to trust your eye, instant feedback. Once you have the eye and the ability to see , you can learn the rules.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 15:12 UTC
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

grafli I own every format of camera from 5"-4" plate through medium format and 35mm of various kinds to a 50mp resolution. I also own a recent Samsung smartphone with tele lens etc. You don't need to teach me that part I assure you . Now think outside the box and re read my original post..... its not all about technology.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 13:57 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: If you want to learn photography, my advice:

Don't buy a smartphone.

In some way I see what you mean, but I still have to ask " is photography not about the image, and is the image not created in the mind of the artist and seen before it is recorded ? If so then the best way to learn photography is to see, because without the eye and the mind , the product is like a bad karaoke song.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 13:42 UTC

https://www.the-aop.org/information/copyright-4-clients
There is a law to step over in the UK. CDPA 1988 . Agencies abide by laws , not make them. God complex or what ?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 21:27 UTC as 68th comment

I have always used Manfrotto, from the 161B all the way down. I found that on a recent trip to Iceland the newer version of Chris's Manfrotto was a pain after taking it to black beach. That very fine and highly abrasive black volcanic dust had found its way into the leg locks . It took me several hours in the shower to try and clean it out, and stop the terrible grating. I do like the Sirui's idea of Tripod and Monopod , makes packing both a lot easier.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 18:42 UTC as 52nd comment
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Ken60: As others have suggested this is going to be a monster to police, are those body parts real or enhanced, and by whom ?
Are we perhaps all saying that it is the false idea of perfection that is wrong. If that is the case then we need to look at the real enhancers, the ages and selection of models, even down to the not off the line outfits that are almost honed to the model's figure. Seems to me that it is a bit of a narrow witch hunt , in an overall much bigger issue. If I retouch a pimple on a model thats removing the reality of acne in their age group...... if I retouch a dust spot on a mirrorless digital image , is that removing the reality that closer to the lens mount sensors have issues. Both are created to attract buyers. Where is the line ?

In the photographic forums do we ban all influencers, or writers of favorable reviews. You know the sort , the ones that avoid the pitfalls of products and skirt over the realities because they are paid advocates of a manufacturer. ..... Should that remove all Advertorial on DPReview to maintain their editorial authority especially in reviews ? Where is the line ?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 14:17 UTC

As others have suggested this is going to be a monster to police, are those body parts real or enhanced, and by whom ?
Are we perhaps all saying that it is the false idea of perfection that is wrong. If that is the case then we need to look at the real enhancers, the ages and selection of models, even down to the not off the line outfits that are almost honed to the model's figure. Seems to me that it is a bit of a narrow witch hunt , in an overall much bigger issue. If I retouch a pimple on a model thats removing the reality of acne in their age group...... if I retouch a dust spot on a mirrorless digital image , is that removing the reality that closer to the lens mount sensors have issues. Both are created to attract buyers. Where is the line ?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 14:10 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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Ken60: Two more minor observations , James Earl Jones must have been in the legal profession for years, but the scroll in the mouth is not a good look . ...... and Roger C is so lucky to have interiors of Rosslyn, as these have been banned since the very early 1980s ...... I am jealous.

More like to avoid inconvenience to their image sales !

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 20:02 UTC
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Ken60: Two more minor observations , James Earl Jones must have been in the legal profession for years, but the scroll in the mouth is not a good look . ...... and Roger C is so lucky to have interiors of Rosslyn, as these have been banned since the very early 1980s ...... I am jealous.

Date check from the Official Rosslyn Chapel website .....My error on early '88
Since the beginning of 2008, there has been no photography or video allowed inside the building to prevent inconvenience to other visitors. However, photography and video is allowed around the exterior of the Chapel for personal use.
So yours must now be quite rare private images.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 20:01 UTC

Two more minor observations , James Earl Jones must have been in the legal profession for years, but the scroll in the mouth is not a good look . ...... and Roger C is so lucky to have interiors of Rosslyn, as these have been banned since the very early 1980s ...... I am jealous.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 18:43 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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Ken60: Always felt that taking the Pee gave me more of a smirk than a glow !
But interesting to know that the Mafia were trying to peddle drugs , porn and play games with the Vatican all that time ago. So interesting to read that Shakespeare was a plagiarist, everyone stole someone else's ideas and discoveries, and called them their own........... and that history is made by the people that record it for posterity, and one has just admitted that the most humorous wins. Great read Sir , refreshing relief as always.

Yes Mario I have visited and seen many things, including very ancient tablets that depict the Mary and Jesus of that time. Have to say I think someone lied to me as a kid about ethnicity ! Yo Pope dude lively up dose dreads and get back in the groove :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2021 at 16:55 UTC

Always felt that taking the Pee gave me more of a smirk than a glow !
But interesting to know that the Mafia were trying to peddle drugs , porn and play games with the Vatican all that time ago. So interesting to read that Shakespeare was a plagiarist, everyone stole someone else's ideas and discoveries, and called them their own........... and that history is made by the people that record it for posterity, and one has just admitted that the most humorous wins. Great read Sir , refreshing relief as always.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 21:40 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
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Ken60: Wow what amazing homes, and great images. HDR is a tad strong in a few of the shots, but this guys abilities are a great showcase for the lens. Be nice to see, seeing as it is a fast lens , a few night shots.

pxlwz having downloaded several full res files from this series, I have to say that the lens is not that bad for an f1.8 14mm. I am comparing with a 14mm f2.8 I used in Iceland, where the loss at the corners was similar but marginal for such a lens. I also compare with a Canon 16-35 f4 L that I use, and have to say that if maximum aperture were not important, I would rate the Canon higher in terms of overall sharpness and price, if not also the ability to vary focal length. I might also prefer the Sigma Art 14 - 24 f2.8, which for the money I feel is more my choice for this sort of thing. But if you are honest most customers would hardly notice the difference at the usage they make.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2021 at 15:04 UTC

Wow what amazing homes, and great images. HDR is a tad strong in a few of the shots, but this guys abilities are a great showcase for the lens. Be nice to see, seeing as it is a fast lens , a few night shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 14:18 UTC as 74th comment | 13 replies
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