RGBCMYK

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I wonder why they didn't put the lens inside a pocket of a their jacket? If there is a doubt I always have 4 outside and 2 inside pockets on my jacket when flying. I also always padlock everything inside my carry on when traveling.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 149th comment
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stratplaya: A friend asked if she could watch the eclipse with her smartphone. I told her it would be better and safer to just buy some solar glasses. You wouldn't see anything but a very bright light on the phone's screen until about 60% plus coverage.

But that got me thinking, can a smartphone sensor be damaged if it's pointed while active at the sun?

I thought about this years ago when I got my first Sony Nex7 which always has the sensor exposed and of the 1000's of photographs I have taken with the sun in the frame I have never damaged a sensor. The lens is always focusing the sun on the sensor even when the camera is off if it is pointed towards the sun

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 04:05 UTC

He truly was forward thinking when he wrote this. This was included with a print that was purchased from John Sexton and the piece of paper is titled Darkroom Editions 1992 / Sandstone Narrows. "This image was made in a remote, remarkably beautiful and extremely fragile location. Not a believer in professional "secrets," it has become painfully clear to me that to preserve and protect certain special areas, lacking adequate protection, it is necessary to safeguard the geographic locations of these sensitive sites. Some areas cannot survive heavy visitation, even by careful visitors, and need to be protected in a sacred trust. Each of us has a responsibility to care for our planet, including asserting protection against damage caused by ignorance, carelessness or vandalism. I do hope you enjoy this image, and come away with feelings of your own about the sacred and unique qualities of the land." John Sexton. 1992!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 7th comment

Why not get out there and explore? It reminds me of watching people taking photographs of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 8th comment
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)
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RGBCMYK: How can they share and support this material? The left side / edge of the bottle is not defined and there is a tonal merger along the left shoulder of the bottle. I am being a little critical and the name of the tutorial is about shooting on a clear surface but the product is incorrectly lit. I really hope everyone really looks at the final image. Wouldn't pass a basic product photography class assignment. The right shoulder of the bottle looses definition too. Please understand how to create dimensionality and separation. This was done well before photoshop with correct position of cards to create the separation of the edge.

I used the incorrect term aesthetic and should have used the phrase basic product photography competency for advertising. If you commented on the use of the term aesthetic do you actually believe the final photograph is worthy of a featured tutorial for 1000's to believe that this acceptable?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)
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RGBCMYK: How can they share and support this material? The left side / edge of the bottle is not defined and there is a tonal merger along the left shoulder of the bottle. I am being a little critical and the name of the tutorial is about shooting on a clear surface but the product is incorrectly lit. I really hope everyone really looks at the final image. Wouldn't pass a basic product photography class assignment. The right shoulder of the bottle looses definition too. Please understand how to create dimensionality and separation. This was done well before photoshop with correct position of cards to create the separation of the edge.

I would agree that most won't see it until they become aware of it but this is suppose to be a tutorial of how to and it fails. I question whether the author is even aware of it because he presented the final product that falls short in so many basic product aesthetics.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)

How can they share and support this material? The left side / edge of the bottle is not defined and there is a tonal merger along the left shoulder of the bottle. I am being a little critical and the name of the tutorial is about shooting on a clear surface but the product is incorrectly lit. I really hope everyone really looks at the final image. Wouldn't pass a basic product photography class assignment. The right shoulder of the bottle looses definition too. Please understand how to create dimensionality and separation. This was done well before photoshop with correct position of cards to create the separation of the edge.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies

The title of the video is verified incorrect. They specifically said they cut it off center so it doesn't fall apart. Maybe the title should be Canon lens cut into 3/8 and 5/8 sections ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 46th comment

there will always be those that haven't owned a gitzo and use other tools but I so love my Gitzo 1349 that I bought two. If I had just one piece of gear that I love it is my huge carbon fiber tripod

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 14th comment

While I won't argue that the final result is nice I always believed that there is sometimes a magical component of an actual double exposure that occurs inside the camera without the pixel level of control of photoshop. The title is technically incorrect too because this isn't a double exposure but the layering of two images into a single composite.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

He needs to do a little more research. Early 1900's more than just professional photographers had cameras. Ever thought about the Kodak Brownie that cost $1 that included the film?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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NAwlins Contrarian: re: "The Cycloptic Mustard Monster utilizes 120mm film and produces 6x14 cm negatives."

No, it uses type 120 film, which is about 61mm wide. And although the frames are nominally 6 cm, in reality they are almost always 56 or even 55mm wide, reduced / shadowed by flanges that hold the film flat.

That is similar to film every calls 35mm but Kodak called it 135 film since the 1930's that took an image 24x36mm on film that was 35mm wide

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (16 comments in total)

One of the true things that shines through is not only is Eric an excellent photographer but he has a true passion and deep understanding and inquisitiveness about what he is photographing. He reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Jay Maisel. ... “If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person." and Eric truly echoes this quote.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:24 UTC as 4th comment

I am only outraged that an average image like this got so many likes on instagram. What is it that prompted the like button?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies

Will it add ears? The perspective from 2 feet of a human face should be a criminal offense and those that allow photos of their face from 2 feet should have the opportunity to see what their face looks like from a complimentary distance! #noears

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Is it really true that the "L" stands for luxury ? I always found this a little strange but what I have read about in the past.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 63rd comment

Anyone remember the DEP program that was on the Canon EOS 3 and I believe my Canon 1ds had it too. I never met anyone that actually understood how to use it so they dumped it ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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AgatePassPhoto: Will they be offering a free 4900 exchange program to all of us who spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars on clogging issues? My 4900 and I have a "special" relationship.

I am with you on this. I threw one Epson 4900 into the dumpster and I still have a non functioning Epson 4900 on my desk. If what you say is true they should be required to include two full extra sets of cartridges for all the hair I have lost over my Epson 4900!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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misha marinsky4: To all the people cheering: How many rolls are you actually going to buy?

I haven't touched film since 2000, and I'm not going back. I'd be a fool to go back.

My favorite aphorism: A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.

I used to buy 100' rolls of Tri-X. Out of 36 exposures, I'd get maybe 2 keepers. I still had to pay for the other 34. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of film. Do people know that fixer is sulfuric acid? That developer is a base with a pH of 14? That stop bath is 28% acetic acid?

no wonder you had so few keepers, if you used stop bath at 28% you reticulated the heck out of your film. Typical stop bath concentrations were 1 to 1.5% diluted down from either the Kodak 28% indicator stop bath or from the pure glacial acidic acid but never used at 28%!! Remember wine has a pH around 3 so your working stop bath was much more tame than your oil and vinegar dressing your your drink. I have no idea what type of b/w fixer you were using either to fix your Tri-X but it is mostly sodium thiosulfate. Now there is a very small amount less than 1% of sulfuric acid in the hardner if you choose to use it but to state fixer is sulfuric acid is a over stated.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 21:47 UTC

Unfortunately this has been happening for a long time and will continue as access increases. Back when the park was just a National Monument the road was impossible without a high clearance truck but then SUV's were created and the Monument became a park and the road is graded and a prius could make it up there now. The road used to be level with the ground and now it is some places 2 and 3 feet lower from all the dust that has been carried off by the increased travel over the years. What many people don't know is that quite a few private planes have been landed on the lake bed when it was a National Monument over the years too and you used to be able to see the tracks running down the playa.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 29th comment
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