Lives in Finland Finland
Works as a architect, photographer
Joined on May 9, 2004


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On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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HRC2016: I condone photography done where a photographer did not have permission from the property owner.

Photographers who break the law are criminals, and no "code of conduct" gets them off the hook. They are not much different from those who go off-trail or off-road to get a unique angle.

People who photograph someone's property without permission are not much different from those who use another's photograph without permission. As photographers we should respect everyone's rights. Not just when it's convenient.
Trespassers cause many problems, including more fences and signs that detract from the landscape.

I don't know how much of what I've stated applies to these photos/photographer as I'm not giving this genre my attention other than to show it is not all positive.

Neither in Finland... In the land of freedom things may be more restricted.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (148 comments in total)

I could trade my Mamiya 7 for this.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (940 comments in total)
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Andrei C: Smartphones - it's a smart phone not a professional photo/video camera. :))
Are you even realizing that you are comparing phones to dedicated photography cameras?

They added the option of a small digital camera and every photograph is throwing hate on phones.
What is the hate about ? That every person can take a photo now and you are not the only one ? This is actually a good thing for photography! Every person now has a mobile phone and all of them can the a picture, so now it's a bigger chance that people will fall in love with photography.

I guess the problem here is more of frustration. That you no longer present a interest to anyone with your big camera hanging at you're neck. That you are not the only one able to take pictures. Now anyone can just take their phone from their pocket and snap a picture and be quite pleased with it. That must be frustrating...

frustration is that it is so easy to use iPhone instead of ff Nikon but... IQ just does not deliver

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 14:51 UTC

that name... sounds like gay bar.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 07:48 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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sh10453: Thanks for the article, Jackie, but ...
Hard to believe that you'd miss the big names, the major competitors!

- Corel Paintshop Pro (I believe it's even older than Adobe Photoshop, and has been its main competitor for the whole life of Photoshop)
- On-One
- Phase One (Capture)
- ACDSee
- Zoner Photo Studio (ver. 18 is quite powerful)
- Paint.Net (Free) for lighter editing chores, but tons of free and powerful plugins

These are just a few examples of well-established programs.

Some of your entries here are hardly known to most people, or even heard of.

PS 1.0 was released February 1990.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I am selling mine. 200 € please..

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 75th comment
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User9953865401: This is what a call a "dream lens" ... would love to own it! Why is it so expensive !? :-(

If Nikon follows it's strategy 1.8 version will follow :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

I like them and who cares what zone they are from. Nice urbex shoots.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 7th comment
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Kona Mike: wow, all that for $9 every month. When was the last real improvement to Photoshop? I'll stick with my old perpetual version.

With headline features like Content-Aware Crop and Face-Aware Liquify, I wonder how beneficial the Selection and Masking changes really are.

Seriously, can anyone name a real Photoshop improvement (not just some plug-in like thing) since it went subscription?

I have never thought PS is complicated app. People who find it so probably are missing some basic understanding about pixel graphics. Sure there are a lot of features but basic operations are really simple. People who want simpler interface probably want one button that "fixes" their photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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razadaz: As has been already commented you can only improve a product so much. I get the impression that Adobe is trying to justify its subscription model to existing users. I doubt that any of these additions would make existing owners rush out and take out a subscription.

Sigh. PS is flexible, but LR is faster with bigger amounts of pictures. I would hate to use solely PS (which I did before LR, since PS version 2). Usual workflow is to do basic work in LR and fine tune in PS. For some jobs just LR is enough. No problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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electrophoto: I guess I will never understand why anyone would buy any of those smartphone add-on lenses, then shoot usually rather mediocre IQ images, with odd distortions to them, always carry the lenses, the specific cases etc...
I use a smartphone, I use it a lot... I take photos with it too ... but when I approach that kind of photography, where I need different lenses, I take any of the other cameras along, depending on my need...
It's about the right tool for the right job... and adding & carrying these mostly silly lenses for a smartphone kind of defies the purpose of the smartphone.

Also at 140$ I can buy something like a used Fuji X10 or so... or find a RX100MK1 for under 280$ (used)... easily enough.

I would really like to shoot portraits with my iPhone. Zooming with iPhone gives low res images. Add-on telephoto would help here a lot.
And yes, if I want hi quality portraits, I shoot with Nikon D600 with 85mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:22 UTC
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NJOceanView: I am not encouraged by two things: 1) You cannot view their images full size. If the images were that good, they'd want you to see them. 2) Their samples either suffer from horrible color or they have run them through filters. You'd think they'd want to show at least some samples with rich, full contrast and color.

Finally, it's great that these will work on the iPhone 6/s/Plus but I and many others will own the iPhone 7 within weeks of this launch.

I wish them luck as this is an important market to successfully crack, but since they're not willing to show their samples in full resolution, I suspect they have not yet really gotten there.

also SE is popular..

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

With white bg it is so much easier to read.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 438th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Pixel Peter: Thanks God, you finally did it. BUT, please give us larger text (characters I mean))


Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:10 UTC

IMHO WA macro is not very useful invention. Instead this might be really useful in architectural photography... but considering the IQ maybe not.
(Yes, there is no AF/autoaperture in shift lenses.. maybe we will see it someday?)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 15:04 UTC as 14th comment
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VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.

That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!

There are many people, me included, who would rather not carry yet another camera with us, but use phones for not so serious shooting. And I really REALLY would like to have focal length suitable for portraiture in my phone.
That said, sideways zoom optics/sensor w. prism would be just fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (251 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I don't understand the attraction of fixed wide angle lens cameras when you can just whip out your phone instead, other than better low light performance what do these cameras bring at the table anyway? It's just another piece of tech to carry around, I just don't see the point of it.

Should have teleconverter... :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Macphun Aurora HDR version 1.2 update released (24 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Why no Windows??? Only MAC!!! HUH.....

WinPhun just doesn't sound convincing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
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