Tom Goodman

Tom Goodman

Lives in United States Philadelphia, PA, United States
Has a website at www.tomgoodman.com
Joined on Sep 23, 2007

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The developers of this software have too much time on their hands.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 12:21 UTC as 15th comment
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usb port: Nikon should really initiates recall after the parts are at least in stock for certain amount for the initial surge of repairs.

Had I known the delay, I would have postpone the mail in.

Previous service turnaround was faster, but not this time.

I tested the camera and there are new spots on the sensor. I compared images of clear blue sky before and after repair and the spots appeared after the repair. I have sent samples to Nikon and am extremely displeased with them.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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usb port: Nikon should really initiates recall after the parts are at least in stock for certain amount for the initial surge of repairs.

Had I known the delay, I would have postpone the mail in.

Previous service turnaround was faster, but not this time.

Just received my repaired camera and will test tomorrow. It was NOT repaired at Nikon's East Coast facility in Melville, NY. Instead, they shipped it out to third party repair facilities. Mine was repaired by EISC in Brooklyn, NY. I queried Nikon about this and they "assured" me the repair facility is staffed by Nikon trained technicians and that the volume of cameras coming in necessitated using third party facilities to minimize the amount of time cameras were being held. Frankly, that is a serious lack of transparency I find disturbing. On the other hand, who knows, maybe these third party facilities do better work. It's a shame to have to harbor doubts about your equipment but this lack of transparency and the extension of the recall after the first round makes it unavoidable.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 21:58 UTC

I'd be curious to hear from anyone who owns a Nikon camera that has been serviced by US centers, specifically if there were any problems AFTER servicing unrelated to the original problem. Were there dust issues afterwards? Anything else? The cameras are most likely manufactured in clean room environments and the repairs are probably not done under similar conditions.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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canonpro: ****To all those haters, who say his work is poor, etc. Your just out of touch, Cooper really is an innovator, the firey trash the dress shot for example is from 9 years ago, seriously think of photos 9 years old and show me something from then that was this well done. How many photographers out there have tried to immulate his trash the dress themes. To the haters, look at your photos from 2006, and post them, to show us how great your work was.

Wow, all photos older than nine years are not as well done as these.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Guess what kids -art is an ego-driven field. And it's a business.
I was good in photography class at 17 (in 1969) I had the talent, like Taylor, but I didn't have the drive. Most of the creativity you say he lacks comes from happy accidents, and those will come with time. Stick with it, kid, and listen to critics, but not nay-sayers. Most of the 'critics' here wouldn't know 'creativity' if it bit them on the ass.

Well, Eric, when you begin by saying "Guess what, kids...." I think we know whose mother is in play!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:23 UTC

First rule. Hire the best stylist.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:05 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Guess what kids -art is an ego-driven field. And it's a business.
I was good in photography class at 17 (in 1969) I had the talent, like Taylor, but I didn't have the drive. Most of the creativity you say he lacks comes from happy accidents, and those will come with time. Stick with it, kid, and listen to critics, but not nay-sayers. Most of the 'critics' here wouldn't know 'creativity' if it bit them on the ass.

You already wasted your time, Eric, trying to sound intelligent. You failed.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Guess what kids -art is an ego-driven field. And it's a business.
I was good in photography class at 17 (in 1969) I had the talent, like Taylor, but I didn't have the drive. Most of the creativity you say he lacks comes from happy accidents, and those will come with time. Stick with it, kid, and listen to critics, but not nay-sayers. Most of the 'critics' here wouldn't know 'creativity' if it bit them on the ass.

"...art is an ego-driven field." Hardly an insight. So are sports, big business, writing, music, medicine, acting, etc., etc. What is your point, really? Critics vs. nay-sayers? You then say "critics" as opposed, I guess, to critics without quotations, which are, of course, different from nay-sayers. And then, to conclude, you throw out 'creativity' without defining it or, for that matter, distinguishing it from creativity without quotations. Wow! And fourteen readers liked your comment???????

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 19:49 UTC
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)
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M H S: Nothing like a little jealousy to bring out the haters.

Beautiful photos and deft post processing. Keep up the great work Taylor.

I'm guessing some of the negative commenters have never been involved in mentoring or nurturing young people,and are simply bitter old talentless hacks.

The editors have been deleting entire posts lately

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
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yvest75: boring junk

http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/manet/edouardmanet-olympia1865.jpg

Ah, yes, the inevitable "OK, buddy, let's see YOUR stuff" post. Predictable. If a poster is watching a lifetime .220 hitter whiff at yet another curve ball and says "He stinks! The guy couldn't hit breaking stuff if his life depended on it" inevitably someone on DPR is going to write, "Well, buddy, let's see YOU hit a curve ball!"

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
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Tom Goodman: Sorry, he isn't "redefining what it means to be a modern photographer". Indeed, he isn't redefining anything. These are technical tours de force and little more. What they define is the inability of artifice and method alone to make enduring work. They are forgettable images.

Internet "sensations" come and go and these will be gone before yesterday's news.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 14:09 UTC

Sorry, he isn't "redefining what it means to be a modern photographer". Indeed, he isn't redefining anything. These are technical tours de force and little more. What they define is the inability of artifice and method alone to make enduring work. They are forgettable images.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Instagram has 400 million active users (28 comments in total)
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Lars Rehm: wow, so much negativity here. I have an Instagram account and post something occasionally, I am definitely not a power user though. One thing is certain though, while there is an awful lot of terrible photography on Instagram there is also some amazing imagery on there...just like on any other image sharing platform. I'd suspect most of the people making comments about selfies here have never had a good look at the app or website...

More likely the comments come from people who doubt there are 400 million photographers worth paying attention to!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

Proof positive that there is a prize for everything and one!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 28th comment
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cinemascope: Soulless fast food

Best comment of the decade

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 14:14 UTC

Took a licking and kept on clicking

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 107th comment
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: You might as well just show us some stills from a Pixar movie, that's about as much as this technical exercise has to do with reality.

Although to criticise these as "bad examples of HDR" is over-simplifying the technique involved. I think the multiple exposures taken were really just a small part of the process........obviously hours were spent photoshopping every pixel of these images, and the multiple exposures simply gave the photog the "best" exposure to choose from for photoshopping each area of the image.

Well, I think this exchange establishes the photographer didn't labor hours upon hours to achieve his results. Good thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)
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NearerNirvana: Trey has shown how doing HDR really badly appeals to the masses - but underneath this facade he is a very skilled & talented photographer.
It's a bit like discovering a gourmet chef runs Denny's

And that three hours later you still cannot remember what you ate!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
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