RGBCMYK

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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 28th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)

How about a permanent restraining order that prohibits movement onto parklands.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 109th comment | 4 replies

I can see this technology used in manufacturing to stop the illegal spy photographs of unreleased products. Better yet the IR beam could brick the phone switch the sound to siren and send the phones information and contents to the mother ship.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 119th comment
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Marksphoto: im not a big fan of the color off the sony sensor, it looks like the quality is high but just the hues turn me off

People who don't understand color profiles won't understand that it isn't Sony that is producing the color in the software but if using Lightroom it is Adobe and they made the profile and the color.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

keep the black!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 374th comment
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Rick Knepper: What's the application for a 17 hour exposure?

I like your question. What is the application for a 17 hour exposure. But what is the point of a 1/1000 sec exposure? We don't see that duration of time either. Remember when photography was invented it compartmentalised a duration of time very different from what we associate with today and time within the frame was what photography captured.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

In the examples too in the above length the wider lens makes her face much more masculine (angular) vs the more squared off jaw which is considered more feminine. I think the longest lens is the most flattering but this is my personal opinion. check out just some of the research on the golden ratio and the human face, interesting stuff

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Of course it is the distance and that is why I am solely referring to the problem of perspective with wide angle lenses and portraits. If the portrait is at all tight then the distance dictates this. Perspective is controlled by camera to subject distance and that is all that I was only referring to. A typical head and shoulders portrait when the photographer fills the frame solely differs because of perspective and the distance a photo is take from. Why would anyone want to shoot with a wide angle lens and crop out 75% so they have the same as the 85 from the same camera location? This is why cell phone self portraits suck because they are all shot from arms length. I am sorry but the frame that is grabbed in the above video is not very flattering to her nose and her ears are starting to be hidden behind her face. Of course if was at the same location as the lens was this is what I would see and I don't think it is very flattering view of her.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

I was not referring to the face appearing wider I was referring to the perspective of the size of the nose in relationship to the face and the pinning of ears behind the face with the cell phone self portrait which is typically at arms length. I did a very interesting test and took full frame facial portraits with a 24mm lens, a 50mm lens, and a 100mm lens and then looked at subject preference. I found it very interesting and individual choices were often decided based upon the ethnicities of the subjects. Those that thought they had large noses wanted long lenses and those that had small noses wanted wide angle lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 06:36 UTC

I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 62nd comment | 14 replies

Truly a master at photoshop. The illustrations are nothing short of pure craftsmanship. With no disrespect to the creator the imagery reminds me of a modern day Norman Rockwell with a wacom tablet vs. a paintbrush. I would be interested in hearing what was the true source of inspiration for each image. I have no problem using photography for illustration purposes and would be interested in a discussion with a photorealistic painter. While I have no doubt we probably couldn't see the difference I would really be interested in if we would view them different.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 44th comment
On article Gitzo introduces three new Center Ball Heads (41 comments in total)
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Marek Rucinski: I was once refused to board my flight on the basis that the ballhead I was carrying in my hand luggage is a weapon. In case you're interested, the airport was Genova, Italy.

I was once refused boarding a flight on for a climbing caribiner that was attached to my camera bag. I wanted to take my belt off and wrap it around my fist and with all my force punch the guy in the face. Take a 300 lb professional weight lifter who has two hands that can punch through a wall, will that refuse him boarding with his fists?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
On article Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode (77 comments in total)

I used a CreoScitex Leaf Cantare XY digital camera back in 2000 that had the capability to shift the sensor one pixel and take another image and then again capturing true RGB information per pixel producing a true full color resolution file.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:19 UTC as 12th comment
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RGBCMYK: I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.

I was replying to the comments below where someone said that they looked like paintings and not traditional photograph subjects. And yes I know that they were drawn by light using a camera. They were copywork of original paintings which doesn't not make they photographs.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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Peiasdf: Look more like painting to me. The subjects looks like artwork of the time instead of real scenery or person.

They were paintings, he was doing copywork to create reproductions.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 20:38 UTC

I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
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