Ellis Vener

Ellis Vener

Lives in United States Atlanta, USA, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at https://ellisvener.com
Joined on Feb 6, 2004
About me:

A working photographer since 1984, I now live in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia but I used to live in Texas. I make photographs for fun and I make photos for profit. I teach private small photography workshops centering on the art and craft of photography. Previously I taught at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. Since 2003 I have been a Contributing Editor for Professional
Photographer Magazine and have also written for various other web and print publications.

My clients include multiple Fortune 500 companies, various ad and public relations agencies.

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The baby portrait is one of the creepiest photos I’ve ever seen, but the one of the muppet is one of the most hilarious. My hat is off to his ingenuity.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2023 at 15:58 UTC as 32nd comment
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bmoag: But somehow Nikon can't make an adapter for its screw type auto-focus lenses at a comparable price point?

“ I find it weird how third parties make better adapters”

It’s called niche exploitation.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2023 at 14:42 UTC

Oh great, the prices of M mount Leica lenses are finally going to go up. They’ve languishing in the bargain basement for decades😂😂😭

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2023 at 14:19 UTC as 1st comment

I am very happy with the Adobe image processing products ( (The current Photography Plan: Lightroom Classic, ACR, Bridge, and Photoshop, but I never use the mobile and Adobe Cloud storage aspects of those programs. Too much chance for mishagosh.

But I am a one man and occasionally the leader of a three man band. If I was an employee of a large corporation and needed to share assets across the org, I am sure it would be one of the cloud asset programs we’d be evaluating

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 16:30 UTC as 25th comment
On article DPReview TV: Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D GFX Review (44 comments in total)

I like the optical and build quality of the Laowa lenses I have been loaned for reviewing and those I own. But unless you absolutely, positively need f/2.8 instead of f/4 as a maximum aperture and slightly closer near focusing distance, for the Fuji GFX cameras for a few hundred dollars more, the 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift lens makes more sense because you get the shift movement. It may not be as much range as with the full-frame cameras but there is still shift range even with the larger than full-frame GFX size sensors.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2022 at 16:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D GFX Sample Gallery (8 comments in total)

I like the optical and build quality of the Laowa lenses I have been loaned for reviewing and those I own. But unless you absolutely, positively need f/2.8 instead of f/4 as a maximum aperture and slightly closer near focusing distance, for the Fuji GFX cameras for a few hundred dollars more, the 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift lens makes more sense because you get the shift movement. It may not be as much range as with the full-frame cameras but there is still shift range even with the larger than full-frame GFX size sensors.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2022 at 13:10 UTC as 3rd comment

Jeremy, it would be great if you could add some of Miller’s photographs to the article, or a link to a gallery of her war photos.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2022 at 20:59 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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shineofleo: Not surprising. Then why not just remove all license option and push all the customer to subscription plan?

They have been.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2022 at 17:28 UTC
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Hendrik_nl: Oh wow, I had a look at their website: Monthly subscription € 29,00 Per month! Compared to Adobe: € 12,09 per month for Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop on desktop and iPad.

Why are they so expensive? I use LR/PS for many years now, but didn't realise C1 is that expensive.

@Malling,
The real reasons behind Capture One’s priciness relative to the Adobe Photo plan (the Lightroom and Photoshop bundle) mostly has to do with the relatively small size of C1’s user user base size compared to Adobe and servicing corporate debt. Also, beyond the photo centric apps what does Capture One have to offer customers -especially large corporate customers- beyond Capture One?

Capture One is brilliant software but as a business it’s a one-trick pony.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2022 at 17:27 UTC
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ZilverHaylide: To those who think that authoritarian, let alone totalitarian, governments will allow use of truly secure encryption by the general public: I want some of whatever you're smokin'! There is either some "back door" program access, or the encryption algorithms aren't as secure as generally thought, and government(s) have already (secretly) broken them. Just like when the Allies broke the German and Japanese codes during WWII -- they didn't announce their decryption successes.

The basic weakness in all security schemes for both mcompanoes like Apple and Google and governments is the part they can’t control - the human factor.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2022 at 17:05 UTC
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: So funny that really important images like this one sell for ay less then whatever mediocre stuff a certain Australian Landscape Photographer puts out.

"Just check who sold the most expensive photograph ever :-P"

He claims that to be the case. He has neverallowed anyone to independently verify his claim.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2022 at 22:37 UTC
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revio: Who have the control of the originals, the colour slides or colour negatives, from which all prints must have came from??

If those originals exist and are kept somewhere, how on earth (pun intended) can prints fetch such absurdly high amounts of money??

"how on earth (pun intended) can prints fetch such absurdly high amounts of money??"

because they are vintage prints.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2022 at 22:35 UTC
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revio: Who have the control of the originals, the colour slides or colour negatives, from which all prints must have came from??

If those originals exist and are kept somewhere, how on earth (pun intended) can prints fetch such absurdly high amounts of money??

The original transparency film is the property of NASA, and is stored in very exacting conditions in a temperature and atmospheric vault.

The original prints were made from duplicate internegatives. Now days from scans.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2022 at 22:34 UTC

I’d like to see this added to the Air 2S, but I doubt that will happen.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2022 at 23:25 UTC as 3rd comment

“ Atlanta Film Co. recommends photographing ‘EUPHORIC at ISO 100 in daylight (5500K) and ISO 25 tungsten (3200K) with an 80A daylight balancing filter.’”

That comment has been confusing me but I think I have figured it out. I think the part about ISO 25 with an 80A filter refers to the ISO setting you should use if you are not using a camera with TTL metering, given that the filter factor for a Wratten 80A is two stops. If you are using a camera with a TTL meter and rate it at ISO 25 and use a Wratten 80A you are going to over expose by two stops.

From my days/weeks/years of experience of shooting transparency film, I do suggest you bracket. The right exposure is not always the technically correct exposure.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2022 at 15:42 UTC as 5th comment
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Ellis Vener: Using an 80A written filter will drop the effective EI (Exposure Index) to about 12 if I am remembering the filter factor correctly.

Comment withdrawn.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2022 at 13:05 UTC
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Ellis Vener: Using an 80A written filter will drop the effective EI (Exposure Index) to about 12 if I am remembering the filter factor correctly.

Because I am in Atlanta, I am going to try it.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2022 at 13:04 UTC
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Ellis Vener: Using an 80A written filter will drop the effective EI (Exposure Index) to about 12 if I am remembering the filter factor correctly.

Overrank,

Thank you for the correction. It has been a long time since I used an 80A filter. I always preferred to use Daylight film in daylight conditions, and tungsten film when using tungsten film.

And I meant to write fr “from ISO 25”, not “from ISO 100.”

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2022 at 23:32 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: Seems like a computer with a lot of hardware overhead. I am curious to see what happens when/if Expeed 7 is offered in a lesser Nikon body. Has there ever been this much in firmware adds to a camera before?

Every digital camera is a computer with a lens attached. So why are you complaining?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2022 at 13:09 UTC

Using an 80A written filter will drop the effective EI (Exposure Index) to about 12 if I am remembering the filter factor correctly.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2022 at 20:42 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies
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