453C

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Marty4650: Nowadays... it is pretty hard to find a large business that hasn't been sued for discrimination, and hasn't settled the case to keep the cost down.

If you doubt this, then just do a google search for "settles discrimination suit" and see what comes up.

https://www.google.com/search?q=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&oq=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0i7i30k1l3j0i8i30k1.29354.30023.0.34587
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@semorg - Care to elaborate?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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Marty4650: Nowadays... it is pretty hard to find a large business that hasn't been sued for discrimination, and hasn't settled the case to keep the cost down.

If you doubt this, then just do a google search for "settles discrimination suit" and see what comes up.

https://www.google.com/search?q=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&oq=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0i7i30k1l3j0i8i30k1.29354.30023.0.34587
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@J A C S - Ah, I see. I wasn't sure what that was about. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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Neez: Well, I won't be buying from them anymore.

Henry, thanks for taking the heat.

This could be an excellent opportunity for you and B&H to turn the corner on this issue. Submit an article to DPR detailing how the complaints are being addressed, and the changes being made to prevent a recurrence. Please give it some thought.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:51 UTC
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Hello123: Well, that is going to hurt business. . . . Should have figured out how to settle outside of court because this is going to cost far more than the $3,2 million when it's all said and done.

I think you meant that BH would've been better off resolving this before it ever went to court. Maybe so, but it's hard to say without knowing the demands on the other side.

Whatever the case, I hope the company comes out better for it, management and employees alike. I find the anti-business position some seem to take as incredibly naive and short sighted.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:40 UTC
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Marty4650: Nowadays... it is pretty hard to find a large business that hasn't been sued for discrimination, and hasn't settled the case to keep the cost down.

If you doubt this, then just do a google search for "settles discrimination suit" and see what comes up.

https://www.google.com/search?q=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&oq=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0i7i30k1l3j0i8i30k1.29354.30023.0.34587
.7.4.0.0.0.0.180.357.0j2.2.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..5.2.353...35i39k1.9WDctPmGZcI

@J A C S - I didn't see anyone excusing anything. Did you?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
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Hello123: Well, that is going to hurt business. . . . Should have figured out how to settle outside of court because this is going to cost far more than the $3,2 million when it's all said and done.

"B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case" - They did settle the case out of court, but since it was brought by the Dept. of Labor, the terms of the settlement were disclosed.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
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Marty4650: Nowadays... it is pretty hard to find a large business that hasn't been sued for discrimination, and hasn't settled the case to keep the cost down.

If you doubt this, then just do a google search for "settles discrimination suit" and see what comes up.

https://www.google.com/search?q=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&oq=settles+discrimination+lawsuit&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0i7i30k1l3j0i8i30k1.29354.30023.0.34587
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It also doesn't mean that all of them would've led to a guilty verdict on all counts.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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Christop82: This is confusing? Hiring Hispanic minority workers is discrimination now?

@Stephen - https://youtu.be/JmzuRXLzqKk

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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darlot: For most of us who shoot commercially,, i don't see this is technically challenge.

However, this is quite a bad idea to take many risks for this shot. The risk of his clients' safety. The risk of being sued if something happens and ruin his business, and the risks for others around the shoot if the fire spreads out of control. Did he get a permit to do this ?

Just a bad idea.

I don't know why DPR think this is a good idea to promote this .

The wick was on a stick being manipulated by someone wearing a fire suit, with experience using the technique, that was well away from the couple. He was walking back and forth with it, not swinging it around, not cracking it like a whip, or any other wild behaviour.

Risk? Negligible. If you believe otherwise, please explain how this posed an unreasonable risk to anyone.

Someone else trying something like this is entirely outside the responsibility of anyone involved in this production. It's a meaningless objection, much like many that invoke vague pleas to "think of the children!"

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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darlot: For most of us who shoot commercially,, i don't see this is technically challenge.

However, this is quite a bad idea to take many risks for this shot. The risk of his clients' safety. The risk of being sued if something happens and ruin his business, and the risks for others around the shoot if the fire spreads out of control. Did he get a permit to do this ?

Just a bad idea.

I don't know why DPR think this is a good idea to promote this .

Good grief x2

Yes, Bad Things can happen to anyone, anywhere. People sue for all manner of things, too. What of it?

The video shows that the photographer took safety seriously, and mentions he had contact with his local fire department during preparation. He also had experience with this sort of production. Rather than worry about vague "unexpected things", why don't the worriers watch the video and compile a list of all the unaddressed dangers lurking behind the scenes?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Why DPR post this again from three weeks ago?
https://www.dpreview.com/news/6782955252/study-finds-instagram-is-terrible-for-youth-mental-health

Weird repost DPR. I don't feel I'm gleaning new information from rewording original.

Now, if DPR revisited with thorough OP editorial... I'd read that. Tell us how YOU feel about it DPR. Start a discussion rather than "look at this" link... again.

DL Cade is a (the?) homepage editor, so ... :shrug:

They ran out of Condemnation tags. Tedolf posted too much. : )

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
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darlot: For most of us who shoot commercially,, i don't see this is technically challenge.

However, this is quite a bad idea to take many risks for this shot. The risk of his clients' safety. The risk of being sued if something happens and ruin his business, and the risks for others around the shoot if the fire spreads out of control. Did he get a permit to do this ?

Just a bad idea.

I don't know why DPR think this is a good idea to promote this .

Good grief.

They were in his backyard, not a steel mill.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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453C: Seems like several grumps here would prefer posing them on the kitchen floor for a Cindy Sherman snap. Ah, now that's art!

Those running off about how they prefer more natural shots and the like, do you believe this is the only photograph taken? It's an interesting photo that presumably is one of many shot for this wedding, and the photographer took the time to document its creation. Yes, there's a strong element of self-promotion in play, but he also showed how others could accomplish something similar without undue expense or risk.

I see nothing wrong with any of this, and I like to see this kind of article pop up on the DPR news feed.

No problem. I probably came on a little strong with that line. : )

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
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453C: Seems like several grumps here would prefer posing them on the kitchen floor for a Cindy Sherman snap. Ah, now that's art!

Those running off about how they prefer more natural shots and the like, do you believe this is the only photograph taken? It's an interesting photo that presumably is one of many shot for this wedding, and the photographer took the time to document its creation. Yes, there's a strong element of self-promotion in play, but he also showed how others could accomplish something similar without undue expense or risk.

I see nothing wrong with any of this, and I like to see this kind of article pop up on the DPR news feed.

My point was that too many people get in an uproar about things like this, when art is by its nature a subjective medium. I mentioned Cindy Sherman, but any photographic artist could be substituted. No need for you to come to the defence of her or anyone else.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Why DPR post this again from three weeks ago?
https://www.dpreview.com/news/6782955252/study-finds-instagram-is-terrible-for-youth-mental-health

Weird repost DPR. I don't feel I'm gleaning new information from rewording original.

Now, if DPR revisited with thorough OP editorial... I'd read that. Tell us how YOU feel about it DPR. Start a discussion rather than "look at this" link... again.

Sure, I agree with the continuing value of thought provoking editorials. I believe DPR still accepts submissions from the crowd. Maybe they're overdue for an editorial on the need for independent submissions.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 12:39 UTC

Seems like several grumps here would prefer posing them on the kitchen floor for a Cindy Sherman snap. Ah, now that's art!

Those running off about how they prefer more natural shots and the like, do you believe this is the only photograph taken? It's an interesting photo that presumably is one of many shot for this wedding, and the photographer took the time to document its creation. Yes, there's a strong element of self-promotion in play, but he also showed how others could accomplish something similar without undue expense or risk.

I see nothing wrong with any of this, and I like to see this kind of article pop up on the DPR news feed.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
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Clyde Thomas: Why DPR post this again from three weeks ago?
https://www.dpreview.com/news/6782955252/study-finds-instagram-is-terrible-for-youth-mental-health

Weird repost DPR. I don't feel I'm gleaning new information from rewording original.

Now, if DPR revisited with thorough OP editorial... I'd read that. Tell us how YOU feel about it DPR. Start a discussion rather than "look at this" link... again.

Different DPR staff made the posts, with the first one being more specific to the study, and the second more of a poke at the one-upmanship game some photographers play. While I agree that the duplication wasn't necessary, and that this isn't as DPRish as more news on whatever PRO primes Olympus wants me to buy, I don't think it requires too much condemnation.

Let's reserve the Condemnation tag for the Kickstarter ad copy articles. : )

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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Lichtbild: Epic fail. Mushy details galore. My D600 upsampled images would probably deliver comparable quality. That's an R&D proof of concept, not a commercial product.

pM - What's wrong with you? Seriously, you're creating things from thin air, and you continue to ignore your own quoted words.

I never said it was "crap", or even that it was a bad camera. I've said many times that it doesn't appear to offer IQ equal to its price, just like so many others have observed. This is yet another example of your hyperbolic responses. I stand by what I said. For this camera to succeed, it will need to compete with phones, and there's no indication that this camera will on price, and it remains to be seen if it can on IQ. Thus far, it doesn't on that front, either. THIS CAMERA, not computational photography.

Speaking of availability of THIS CAMERA, you don't have THIS CAMERA, right? I mean, the way you pump THIS CAMERA you must have THIS CAMERA, or else you wouldn't be acting this way about THIS CAMERA.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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Lichtbild: Epic fail. Mushy details galore. My D600 upsampled images would probably deliver comparable quality. That's an R&D proof of concept, not a commercial product.

pM - Popularity of a product does equal sales if a product is to succeed. On that point, any photographic product aimed at consumers needs to be competitive with the current king of consumer photography, the mobile phone. Phones have all but killed compact cameras, and they're eating into ILCs as well. I've yet to see what the Light camera offers that gives it enough of an edge to break the grip of phones on the market, and I'm not sure why anyone would chose a Light camera over another dedicated camera. The tech has promise, but the current form is lacking.

This has become repetitive. Maybe that's what leads to immense degradation. Time for me to move on.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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Lichtbild: Epic fail. Mushy details galore. My D600 upsampled images would probably deliver comparable quality. That's an R&D proof of concept, not a commercial product.

pM - I don't believe disagreement = "degraded immensely". If you're stating that your argument in support of how great this product is has "degraded immensely", I agree. Hurt feelings or not, this camera isn't the version of computational photography we're looking for.

You did say that people weren't seeing artifacts, and you said that whatever they were seeing would be fixed with software upgrades. You also said that you didn't know if the problems were related to software or hardware issues. There's little use continuing the discussion if you ignore your own comments.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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