Bing Chow

Joined on Jul 15, 2011

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walker2000: What can this ND do but 2 shots HDR cannot do?

SmilerGrogan: I'm a filter guy but doing HDR in post doesn't take that long, on top of all the other PP that you might do anyway. Factor in repeated setup and takedown of the filters as you move locations and explore different compositions, and the larger bag needed to carry the filters and the holder safely, the argument that "doing it right in the camera" saves time is not as advantageous as you think. For me, every shot worth a damn needs PP. It's part of my workflow. It's the same as the darkroom for a film shooter.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 04:03 UTC
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Bing Chow: The writing is on the wall for me. I guess I have to commit the time to learn Capture One Pro.

@Simon. Haha. I think you're referring to LR CC being "crippled." I wouldn't use LR CC anyway. I have no interest in mobile editing, or storing my images with Adobe. I'll hang on to my standalone version of LR6 and slowly face the music and transition to C1. I won't be buying a new body anytime soon, so the imminent lack of camera support for legacy LR won't bother me.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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Bing Chow: The writing is on the wall for me. I guess I have to commit the time to learn Capture One Pro.

@ Hans. I briefly dabbled with the C1Pro trial period, but like anything new, it was frustrating to re-learn the organization structure (catalogs vs sessions, where to store the files). I have no doubt it can replace LR6 so it's a matter of committing time. I have a full time career outside of photography and I really should devote more time to that. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:33 UTC

The writing is on the wall for me. I guess I have to commit the time to learn Capture One Pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:45 UTC as 312th comment | 7 replies

Love the music.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 19:00 UTC as 71st comment
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tkbslc: $1150 for a phone? I'm sure they'll still sell a bunch because people are nuts.

gdoering: The problem is that some people still think it's a phone. They only use it when they need to do something, as opposed to embracing the technology and let it permeate into their lives. Communication, navigation, photography, videography, work productivity, apps, music.....the list is as long as your imagination. For $3 day for 1 year, it's nothing. People spend more on coffee and booze.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: If the iPhone X is too accessible by the masses, then it looses its uniqueness and the privilege. Imagine most of use can get hold of a Hasselblad or a Phase One or a Leica, I don't think I will be happy.

Of course it should come with dual sapphire screen & back and a more luxurious metal like Titanium or something.

If you need material goods that other people can't have to make you feel better about yourself, you've got problems. Gotta a better idea: save yourself the $1000 and put it towards a backbone.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 04:39 UTC
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Christop82: Water resistant glass body? Why not a water resistant stainless steel body? Glass cracks too easy. See way too many busted samsungs. I can see Lenovo gaining some ground on the two giants.

Can you imagine a meeting of Christop82 and some short-sighted Apple engineers?
Apple: "You know what would be really cool? A phone with front and back glass!"
Christop82: "Nah. Glass cracks too easily."
Apple: "Um. Ok. You're right. Never mind. Let's just stick to metal."
(meeting is adjourned)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:21 UTC

Does that leather have Carbon eXact woven into it? If so, I'm all over that like flies on poo. The world must know how classy I am.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 24th comment
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panchorancho: What's that terrible screeching sound of pain...oh it's just all the Sony and Canon fanboys crying out in misery that their cameras are about to be obsoleted by one camera...the King of the North Nikon! Winter is coming for all the other camera brands! Lol

I fail to see the point of choosing sides. Kind of juvenile, no?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Nikon 27
Sony 29
Canon 16

Nikon shooter here. People really prefer Canon's greenish cast, like in Set #5 above?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 01:35 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
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Bing Chow: If this image didn't have Weston's name attached to it, would you think it is anything special? Often times, I wonder how much the audience is biased by attaching a famous name to the work. Whether it's a song by Pink Floyd, a movie by Chris Nolan, a work by Renoir....it's as if once your name reaches a critical point, you'll garner praise even if the work is mediocre.

The image here is somewhat interesting. The shape of the pepper and the shadows makes it look like two figures embracing. Maybe that's the genius of it. I don't know if this image helped make Weston famous, or people just give it more attention than it deserves.

KCampbell: I like your reasoning. I hadn't thought of it. Pepper #30 doesn't look like a difficult shot to pull off, but we have the advantage of decades of knowledge since he did it. By analogy, if someday we could fly to the moon as easily as a taking a transoceanic flight today, it wouldn't diminish what Apollo 11 and the entire space program did in the 60's.

I suppose it can be debated whether judging a photo at face value, without the knowing the artist, method, or any historical context, is fair or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:24 UTC

If this image didn't have Weston's name attached to it, would you think it is anything special? Often times, I wonder how much the audience is biased by attaching a famous name to the work. Whether it's a song by Pink Floyd, a movie by Chris Nolan, a work by Renoir....it's as if once your name reaches a critical point, you'll garner praise even if the work is mediocre.

The image here is somewhat interesting. The shape of the pepper and the shadows makes it look like two figures embracing. Maybe that's the genius of it. I don't know if this image helped make Weston famous, or people just give it more attention than it deserves.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 11th comment | 13 replies

yawn

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 97th comment

Great. Another device to assist people in being more self-indulgent than they already are. "Look at what I'm eating!" "Hey, I'm taking a dump!" "Look where I am!" "Isn't this view great?"

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

As much as I love photography, I would never want to go pro. It is such a hard climb; so many years of hustling, and doing things you don't wanna do just to stay competitive, with no guaranteed success. And if the climb isn't hard enough, staying on top is probably harder.

Thank god I love my day job. It provides enough so I can pursue photography purely for the fun of it.

Edit: I realized after I post that this is not about being a pro.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 40th comment
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skanter: Wow. PP your image before you take it! Brilliant.

Yep. It's called Pre-processing.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 19:14 UTC

To the Moldovans: That'll learn ya.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 65th comment
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MrBrightSide: The only thing is, if you buy this lens, are you settling for something less than greatness in your pix? Will you, on your deathbed, say if I'd only saved up for a few months more I could have bought the Canon 24-70 and taken pictures that were 2 percent better and maybe that 2 percent would have pushed me into the top ranks of photographers, buying that lens was a one-way ticket to palookaville.

You can't buy your way to the top.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 12:40 UTC
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Bambi24: Not professional photography. Type in "Deadvlei" in Google pictures and there are about 2 million pictures of dead Acacia just like the one in the article.

Cool trees for sure. But everyone and their mom has shot them. Many images are better than the one in the article which is boring.

The videos of this place are also far more exciting to watch, since it gives you a sense of size, which pictures don't do. There are things that lend themselves to photography and things that lend themselves to video, pick your battles better.

How is Mr. Marom not a professional? Photography is his full time job, and he leads numerous photo tours. Yes, he is here to make a name for himself, to drum up traffic to his own site, and there is nothing wrong with that. In return, he shares his fantastic images and the process behind them with us.
Also, I don't care if "everyone and their mom has shot them." I haven't. Instead of trolling DPR, why not get off the keyboard and go where no man has ventured before and share with us your originality and skills.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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