NZ Scott

NZ Scott

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Tauranga, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Hiker, journalist, educator, photographer
Joined on Jul 29, 2011
About me:

Formerly a news reporter for three daily newspapers in New Zealand and later a communications and language specialist based in South Korea and Malaysia. After a 10 year working holiday, during which I backpacked through 75 countries on six continents, I through-hiked the 3000km Te Araroa trail in my home country, New Zealand.

Currently an account manager for a public relations firm in Tauranga.

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On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: I've never been able to wrap my head around Lightroom because of the way it handles files - I much prefer to do my processing in Photoshop and use a folder system for raws and jpegs.

left eye:

I use Photo Mechanic instead of Bridge for those tasks, as I found the older version of Bridge to be a system hog (the new one does seem better) and is also very quick for adding IPTC data and renaming files in bulk.

However, most of the time I just use Preview (I'm on a Mac) to scroll through Raws and delete the ones I don't want, and I rarely sell photos these days so don't spend much time on IPTC.

I'm not a pro, so rarely shoot more than a few dozen photos at a time.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 06:30 UTC
On photo F-22 Raptor powers into a high G-turn in the Turbojet power challenge (17 comments in total)

Like rwbaron, I think the image looks fake on close inspection.

It's striking at first glance, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 05:26 UTC as 13th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

I've never been able to wrap my head around Lightroom because of the way it handles files - I much prefer to do my processing in Photoshop and use a folder system for raws and jpegs.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 05:22 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On photo Buffalo vs Lions in the Safari animals challenge (3 comments in total)
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wam7: I really like this picture, It captures the daily struggle on the savanna, I'm quite surprised it got such a relatively low score! (Amazing to know the buffalo survived:))

Thanks, wam.

I'm also surprised by all the 0.5 and 1.0 votes.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 20:22 UTC

Stunning photos.

Inspirational.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 02:54 UTC as 10th comment
On photo cormorant_with_eel in the A Big Year - birds challenge (11 comments in total)

Great shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 10th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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mosc: This lens is great but... where's the ultra wide prime? Ideally I'd want something like 10mm f2.8 and it not to cost more than the 15mm f1.7 either. Samyang sells it, it's just manual focus and third party. Why don't Olympus or Panasonic release anything wider than 12? 24mm equiv is pretty "Standard Zoom" range on most APS-C or FF cameras. I expect such a large ecosystem to have something wider, especially because you can adapt stuff from bigger systems for telephoto but you can't adapt wider choices as easily.

mosc:

Micro Four Thirds has a Venus Optics Laowa 7.5mm f/2.0 and an SLR Magic 8mm f/4.

Both are small, relatively cheap rectilinear ultrawide primes.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)
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captura: Not as nice looking as the new Nikon 1 J5.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5577838490/nikon-1-j5-what-you-need-to-know?comment=0733345716

Um ... how's that Nikon line working out for folks now?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 08:11 UTC
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vscd: <sarcasm>Those pictures were shot with an old Canon 5D Mark II (his flash-pictures mostly are).. how could he dare with this old junk low-DR gear? ;)</sarcasm>

Another proove it's not about the gear. Awesome video and pictures.

Apology accepted, VSCD.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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vscd: <sarcasm>Those pictures were shot with an old Canon 5D Mark II (his flash-pictures mostly are).. how could he dare with this old junk low-DR gear? ;)</sarcasm>

Another proove it's not about the gear. Awesome video and pictures.

Nice theory isn't rude - or certainly wasn't meant to be.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 10:57 UTC
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vscd: <sarcasm>Those pictures were shot with an old Canon 5D Mark II (his flash-pictures mostly are).. how could he dare with this old junk low-DR gear? ;)</sarcasm>

Another proove it's not about the gear. Awesome video and pictures.

No need to be rude, vscd.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 08:27 UTC

This was shot with Micro Four Thirds gear - a Panasonic GH4 with a 7-14 f/4 lens at 11mm (22mm-equivalent), 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600.

I didn't think the photo was especially good until I downloaded it and viewed it large, at which point the in-focus baby bear stands out nicely.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 5th comment
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dr8: how is this image any more the property of the named photographer than the 'monkey' image that copyright laws say is the property of the entity that initiates the image capture whether by shutter button or remote sensor??? strange how 2 of the same thing can end up in polar opposite worlds....

Yes, that's a very good point!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
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vscd: <sarcasm>Those pictures were shot with an old Canon 5D Mark II (his flash-pictures mostly are).. how could he dare with this old junk low-DR gear? ;)</sarcasm>

Another proove it's not about the gear. Awesome video and pictures.

Nice theory, but the 5D II can only shoot 1080p video, and this was shot at 8K.

Even my little Micro Four Thirds camera can shoot 4k.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 05:12 UTC

Great stuff. Enjoyed this a lot, and watched it right through.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 12th comment
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lickity split: They need to add a Long exposure calculator app to this list

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/long-exposure-calculator/id694553269?mt=8

Good call, bro.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 08:27 UTC

Brilliant article, thanks.

I downloaded several of these apps.

The best photography app I've ever used is The Photographer's Ephemeris, but it ain't free.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 08:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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daddyo: I can reduce this to 4 tips:

Find bug.
Set your Olympus E-M1 with 60mm f/2.8 macro lens to Focus Stacking mode.
Select f/5.6-f/8 aperture.
Press shutter button.

PentaxNick: No, the Panasonic G85 does this as well. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmMNhOVLQ-w

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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daddyo: I can reduce this to 4 tips:

Find bug.
Set your Olympus E-M1 with 60mm f/2.8 macro lens to Focus Stacking mode.
Select f/5.6-f/8 aperture.
Press shutter button.

The latest Panasonic m43 bodies also allow photo stacking and image stabilisation.

I shoot an Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro on my Panasonic G85.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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soundknight21: I have this lens with my gx8 and I really like it but I don't think it warrants a re review.
Panasonic needs to update this lens with version in at f1.2 and a sharper image at f5.6. Having at f1.2 would open up better image quality to party and night street shooters.
They also need to improve the 25mm f1.4 - it's sharp but autofocus sucks sometimes.

What Kerensky97 said is true.

If you're looking for an f/1.2 lens in this focal length, Olympus is planning to announce a 17mm f/1.2 later this year.

It will likely be very big and heavy (by M43 standards).

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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