Tungsten Nordstein

Tungsten Nordstein

Lives in Tonga London, Tonga
Works as a Photographic incompetent.
Has a website at www.tungstennordstein.beano
Joined on Feb 28, 2010
About me:

Getting photography wrong since the 80s.

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Video-vs-photo: Same paint job/graphics as the more of the NASA famous pictures of near and far objects painted with tons of colors and gradients, captured with telescopes which do not work in vision range. No problems, we just need to paint the science to look more exciting and to try to get more budged for the next paint job or graphic.

Do people think digital photography is 'real', as described above. The images are manufactured in a computer chip.

With regards the lunar images, I think these images are exciting. They do not need to be colour.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:41 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

I just want to add one caveat emptor to this. I help creative people. I design, create highly original artwork, and advise highly creative and under-paid experimental and avant-garde writers and musicians free of charge. I help them present their work when they cannot afford professionals but want good equally creative design and artwork. I do not infringe on other people's intellectual copyrights. I am a professional who has also worked in commercial multimedia design and AV for 30 years. I understand the nature of creativity, I understand where intellectual property rights need to be acknowledged and licensing taken care of. I also studied photography at BA (hons) level, and in my own art practice I take photographs myself. My last word on this subject. Thank-you and good-bye.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2023 at 12:26 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

You guys are like a rabid lynch-mob. Judge, Jury and Executioners rolled into one. You have no idea about what I do or about my moral values. I do not need to justify anything I do to you guys. Please stop hectoring, judging and moralising me. Who the hell do you think you are? Unbelievable. You all made your (frankly ill-informed) points. Please move on, before this becomes harrassment.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2023 at 11:02 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

@Mnemon
i think the point is that we should not make assumptions. the trouble is that the subject of copyright infringment is too hot a topic for many people and maybe that leads us to jump to conclusions..

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2023 at 18:36 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

@Mnemon
>Out of curtesy?
@Jacques Cornell

you are both making an awful lot of assumptions about what I do and what stock art (or parts of stock art) I am using to do it with. What I am doing is legal, ethical and moral. and it's covered under 'fair use'.

And read this, keeping in mind the concept of using parts of images to make original collage works.

https://graphicartistsguild.org/fair-use-or-infringement/

@Jacques Cornell

>And, even if you're using someone else's copyrighted intellectual property under the "fair use" doctrine and not for profit, this is still the least you could do.

No sorry. Not if the original image or part of image has been changed out of all recognisablity. Then no I do not morally need to acknowledge the original creator . And yes I make no money from my work it's all pro bono.

And I dont need a clean copy either

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2023 at 17:06 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

@Jacques Cornell
>Have you tried contacting the creators instead?
I said what I do is legal. So, why would I contact the creators?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2023 at 14:58 UTC

i use photoshop stamp tool, but thanks for this. my uses for such activity are legal.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2023 at 10:39 UTC as 55th comment | 16 replies

'dramatic battery life improvements'

Up to '22 hours' from '21 hours' in the previous 16" MacBook Pro. How is a one hour improvement in battery life 'dramatic'?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 19:24 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

As they once sang:

'Hey, hey - You, you - Get off of my cloud!

Hey, hey - You, you - Get off of my cloud!'

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 16:32 UTC as 23rd comment

Surprise surprise. I’ve never trusted any cloud storage and that includes Google, Apple and Adobe.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 06:37 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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Graham Meale: Another reason I'm glad I'm still using good old CS6.

Using adobe cc doesn’t force you to place your work on the adobe cloud storage system.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 06:36 UTC

I love the idea if people making things like this. It means that we can all go down that 3d printed route and try it for ourselves if we so wish.

I think it’s worth noting - because no one has thought to mention it so far - that there is a commercially available cine camera that also uses a single 36 exposure roll of 35mm stills film. With those same inherent limitations. I can’t help wondering given the path this person took with his camera, whether he wasn’t inspired by the LomoKino 35mm cine camera? It’s been around for many years.

https://microsites.lomography.com/lomokino/

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2022 at 18:55 UTC as 7th comment
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milkod2001: Will future generations also have to click through ads when looking at images?

i misread the word 'click'

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2022 at 00:03 UTC

Best gift for film photographers. Two tons of film and small fridge. As no one can afford the damned film any more.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2022 at 19:51 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

external drive

folders by year, then folders by date with reverse date folder naming plus something about subject/camera after the date. eg '2022-11-30 gr3'.

drag folder into Lightroom (using add not copy)

backup whole photos folder using carbon copy cloner

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 18:22 UTC as 87th comment
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thisisbenji: Obviously no professional/amateur breakdown, but Flickr still does have interesting statistics on cameras. They've ranked the brands #1 Apple, #2 Canon, #3 Nikon, #4 Sony, #5 Fujifilm.

The number one cameras for each company are as follows: Apple iPhone 11 Avg Daily Users 1,386, Canon 5D Mark IV Avg Daily Users 641, Nikon D750 Avg Daily Users 529, Sony A7III Avg Daily Users 454, Fujifilm X-T3 Avg Daily Users 181.

https://www.flickr.com/cameras/

@ TheRealEagleclaw

Easily shockable then

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 18:04 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Who would buy a camera with a fixed 19 mm equivalent lens? I mean, if it was a dedicated camera. That looks like a very niched special product. Like a super, super wide angle camera. Of course, this is how most one camera phones look, and one of the main reason phones are not really competitive to cameras.

Camera phones have solved this problem by having multiple cameras. Which is a decent solution. But, this camera phone has chosen to not solve it. Interesting.

I find it odd that the actual lens construction has 19mm printed on it, when technically/factually it is not. I can't be bothered to do the maths to work out it's true focal length. Probably a factor of something like 4 or 5 smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2022 at 14:50 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Who would buy a camera with a fixed 19 mm equivalent lens? I mean, if it was a dedicated camera. That looks like a very niched special product. Like a super, super wide angle camera. Of course, this is how most one camera phones look, and one of the main reason phones are not really competitive to cameras.

Camera phones have solved this problem by having multiple cameras. Which is a decent solution. But, this camera phone has chosen to not solve it. Interesting.

@SnapHappy32

>‘35mm equivalent lens’ means that the FOV (irregardless of actual focal length) is the same as a 35mm lens on FF.

It says '35mm equivalent', *not* '35mm equivalent lens', as you quote it.

The articles states: '19mm (35mm equivalent)'

This mean that the lens becomes 19mm when stated in the equivalent terms of a FF camera. Ie. is has the same FOV as you would get with a 19mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2022 at 12:28 UTC
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s1oth1ovechunk: stray hairs are the worst

i liked your post in the hope that you were being ironic.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2022 at 09:50 UTC
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Peril: Is this another AI image generator that’s low key trained on lots of copyrighted images?

re. using copyright material to train an image generator. google having been serving up copyright images for decades. a large part of their empire is based on the free use of other people's content. they've managed to get away with that when the usage is quite apparent. but the usage of images to train image recognition and generation systems is not transparent and it must be impossible to make a case about what might or might not have been used.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2022 at 17:32 UTC
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