Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Digital Artist
Joined on Apr 11, 2008


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Irrespective of the brand of smartphone, the fact that the state of this technology has totally transformed and democratized the process of film making, is the true wonder!
Without a good idea, a script and an inspired story teller, no amount of budget or technology will amount to cinema.

The medium has never been the message, but the consumate Auter approach to making films has only been made possible by the evolution of the medium of this digital domain.

I am old enough to remember, I shot my first travel footage on Std 8mm film in 1970, and now shoot in 4K on my bridge camera of choice.

The story and idea is still supreme.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 02:23 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

LUMINAR has a ring to it, the only ring Skylum sounds like, is a ring around a cheap motel bathtub, pondscum rhyms too, sorry guys, you really blew it there with your marketing on this one, enough to put one off!
And I signed up for the Beta testing, the Windows version was hamstrung all along.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 09:22 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Red Dancer in the Dancing Queen (or King) challenge (5 comments in total)

Great concept and design.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 5th comment

I'd been with On1 since v4 and kept forkng out money for upgrades for years.
Somewhere along the way, they lost their direction, 10.5 was stable and fast, fastest browser around! Then the lacklustre launch of OnOne RAW was full of bugs, slower and a dogged interface. I hardly use it and will not pay out for another upgrade. Have rediscovered the ACDSEE Suite, and it is a much more elegant workflow and toolset.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:56 UTC as 40th comment

This was great to see, brought back many nostalgic memories of when I was a lens geek myself. I owned a variety of Anamorphic Projection lenses. The best and my favorite was a KOWA Prominar H16. I used to mount it in front of my Nikon R8 Super 8 camera. Shot quite a few short travel and documentary subjects in the 70's. You can't beat the romance of film. Super 8 was huge in the 70's, and in Sydney we had a Widescreen Society specialising in Anamorphic.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 12:26 UTC as 7th comment
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PhotoKhan: I don't understand the apolegetic intro.

Photography is about images and these can either be still or moving ones. Those who don't appreciate the later can't actually fully understand the former and vice-versa.

There's a reason why Cinematographers are also called Directors of Photography and it has to do with that symbiotic relationship.

The clip is amazingly beautiful (...even if I discount it encompasses my two life long passions...) and I can only say that publishing it just made DPR's editorial line an even more commendable one. Thank you.

Well stated!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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Guimar: I work in aerospace, so no complaints, but you could find out what cameras and lenses they used.

Cameras and lenses? You mean photography like? Ha...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:07 UTC

How does this not have anything to do with Photography?
It's simply some of the best Air to Air photography I have ever seen!
So good in fact that, some of the scenes beg the question of being 3d rendered.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I've never been impressed with Lightroom and with ACR being developed to the level where it is almost identical, save the Album feature, which is an anchor IMO, I never bother with it. I invoke ACR as a filter with the KBD shortcut (CTR+SHFT+A) from PS all the time, backwards and forward for a super fast and easy workflow.
I have also invested in AFINITY, as I believe it has a great future and also use ON1 RAW. Adobe is becoming blottish, and complacent, a backlash is emerging.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:05 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On photo Crystal Mill (condensed) in the A babbling brook challenge (36 comments in total)

Brilliant shot, Bravo!
I've seen this scene over the years on several Forums, you have truly captured a unique moment.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 10th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (485 comments in total)

I love everything about my GX7, functionality and rangefinder looks, ergonomics, handling.
This has a curious appearance, like some miniature SLR from the 70's, why the "pentaprism" protrusion if there is no mirror, does it have any practical function beyond cosmetics? The FZ1000 and LX100 fill my 4K fix and I love the extra rez of the FZ!
This is a curious beast with an uncertain niche to fill IMO.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)

Lack of articulated screen, dated motion JPG codec and no progressive scan will severely limit sales to the serious video shooter sector.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 01:23 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On photo P1220165 in Ianperegian's photo gallery (1 comment in total)


Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 100_0190EDIT in Sactojim's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great IQ and Kodachrome colors!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 23:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ivy in bcys1961's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I was there for the Festival weekend, great place and great shot!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Sequoia Moon in the Moon Halo challenge (10 comments in total)

Hauntingly beautiful!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Great Dictators in the Macro - Stamp(s) challenge (4 comments in total)

Great Butchers of the 20th Century may not have been politically correct, but be closer to the truth, nice shot for what it is.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Mellifont Steel Wool in the steelwool long exposure challenge (3 comments in total)

One of the best of this technique I've seen to date, congrats!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Orion Nebula in the Other Worlds - Nebulae challenge (8 comments in total)

Congrats well deserved!
An amazing image

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Apple Apple Apple in Jim Salvas's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

A nice idea, like it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:28 UTC as 1st comment
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