clicstudio

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WizardOfOss: I'm pretty worried about 10.5, more specifically this part: "It's safe to assume that there are a lot of people talking about the words 'Bokeh' and 'Raw' today who had never heard the terms before Apple's launch event this week."

History learns us that within a few days that same lot of people will "know" that Apple invented both bokeh and raw, and will claim that every other camera manufacturer copied Apple.

WizardOfAss Apple didn't invent it but it's smart enough to introduce to the general public a new word that most people call "blurry background".
Not all smartphone users know anything about aperture or iso or anything like that. They only want the photo they take to look good. Apple does that with a simple interface but now, with RAW support, some of us Pros, will be able to tweak more details out of an image on a simple device that you carry with you everywhere. I call that progress and forward thinking.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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GaryJP: "It shoots 4k"

Like my TWO generations old Galaxy Note 4.

Why do u even have to show you are a loser commenting in an article about a phone that you will not buy because you are either still living in the past or can't afford a newer phone or you are afraid that you will love it and throw that old Galaxy Note 4 in the can. iPhone 6 and 6s also shot 4K and it still looks incredible today so get informed...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
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DingieM: Christ this is a stupid article, more like a sales talk. My respect for DPReview just dropped big time.

I really hate people that always have to drop names and compare... Shut up and read the article if it's beneficial for you or don't read it. Barney was careful enough not to compare it to other phones. This is just information and why it might be relevant to photographers. They don't even have a sample iPhone 7 to play with so the article is clear and informative. That's all.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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wtang: Why is there a need for an news article like this to "sell" people on the new iPhone 7? There hasn't been a similar article to try to and "sell" people on the merits of any other smartphone. Why does the iPhone 7 need and get this kind of editorial promotion/marketing? Just genuinely curious.

dude this article clearly points the advantages of the new available technology and why, us photographers, should care about it. DPR is not SELLING anything. This is a review site and they are pointing "selling points" not selling iPhones.
If u don't Like it, don't read it and move on.
People are so close minded lately. Technology is changing by the minute. iPhone 7 is going to be obsolete next year, and so is your TV, your car, your watch and we even have intelligent homes.

Apple created the tech revolution in 2007 like it or not. This is just another step towards the future and they have the balls (courage they call it) to remove a 100-year old analog headphone jack and people are complaining because they won't be abe to use their stupid $10 headphones. The future is all digital and wireless.
For photographers, this iPhone is a huge welcome and a great improvement.
I for one, can't wait to shoot with my New Jet Black 256GB iPhone 7Plus and blow people's minds with it.
Cheers, baby!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 17:19 UTC

Horrible results in my opinion. Everything looks like a cartoon...
I like subtle HDR but this is ridiculous. Learn to expose well and get a good camera with good DR and u won't need this stuff...

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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clicstudio: LR is one of the worst apps I have ever worked with. I am forced to use it since Apple doesn't have support for Canon 1DX Mark II RAW files. >:(
It's slow, complicated and the interface is horrible.
I hate it with a passion...

@String. I use it cause I have no choice. I need to work with my Canon RAW files.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 18:54 UTC

LR is one of the worst apps I have ever worked with. I am forced to use it since Apple doesn't have support for Canon 1DX Mark II RAW files. >:(
It's slow, complicated and the interface is horrible.
I hate it with a passion...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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studiopwp: Errm this feature has been there for a long time now, ever since Content Aware Fill made its debut. You do your crop/rotate/straighten, select the transparent areas, feather 5-6 pixels and hit Content Aware Fill. BTW Content Aware Fill works far better on a flattened layer.

it only works on the background. not on a layer.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:11 UTC

I must say the content aware tool in PS CC is very good. It works better than expected most of the time and saves a lot of time or at least it helps with removing unwanted parts of an image. Even complex tattoos or imperfections from skin and such.
I wish it worked on a layer though.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 5th comment

Funny, Snap Seed for iPhone had it for a couple of years now...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)
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clicstudio: I don't understand who would buy such a lens and produce an effect that can't be removed. Basically if u don't want it, you are stuck with it.. In photoshop you can do the same and have control over the effect.
All of the lens baby line is the same. Photoshop can emulate all of their effects with a lot more precision and control.

Roland I meant u can use a regular fast lens that does bikes and then apply spiral effect in photoshop. Still, there are a lot of plug-ins that emulate focus and bokeh. Here is one. https://www.topazlabs.com/lenseffects

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)
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clicstudio: I don't understand who would buy such a lens and produce an effect that can't be removed. Basically if u don't want it, you are stuck with it.. In photoshop you can do the same and have control over the effect.
All of the lens baby line is the same. Photoshop can emulate all of their effects with a lot more precision and control.

GRUBERND Photography as it is is not REAL. It's just an artistic representation of reality. For example, Bokeh is produced by glass, the human eye can't see it. Flash photography is not a representation of reality either. Limited dynamic range on cameras rely on external light sources to compensate of the lack of DR that a human eye can see. So, if u think about it. People have been Faking reality for a couple of centuries now. So Photoshop is just another tool to create art. Like a Flash or a fast lens with an "artistic" bokeh or not to mention B&W photos. Doesn't get any more unreal than that.
Some photographers still can't use Photoshop. And the ones that use it too much get criticized by the "purists". Who cares how you get the photo done. It's just art and it's to be admired. The end result justifies the means.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)
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clicstudio: I don't understand who would buy such a lens and produce an effect that can't be removed. Basically if u don't want it, you are stuck with it.. In photoshop you can do the same and have control over the effect.
All of the lens baby line is the same. Photoshop can emulate all of their effects with a lot more precision and control.

You can create real bokeh with any fast lens. then apply a motion blur, or spiral blur in this case, and create the same exact thing this lens does with complete control and versatility.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On photo Arrow-marked Babblers in the Wide Open - Shallow Depth of Field challenge (6 comments in total)

They look married. HEHE. Good photo!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

I don't understand who would buy such a lens and produce an effect that can't be removed. Basically if u don't want it, you are stuck with it.. In photoshop you can do the same and have control over the effect.
All of the lens baby line is the same. Photoshop can emulate all of their effects with a lot more precision and control.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 18:55 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies

what a waste of effort. Nikon shouldn't even dare insult people with a useless feature just to claim they have 3Million ISO.
Then again, according to the new DPR review the D5's Low ISO is narrow.
I am glad I chose Canon 14 years ago and I am waiting for a 1DX Mark II to replace my amazing 1DX. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)

Is it me or the jpgs look better than the raws? Still both look pretty bad to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On article 'Details matter': Ian Goode on visual storytelling (27 comments in total)

Visual yes. Story telling? Why? The original photos already tell something.
Color correction and adding fx and elements doesn't change the fact that the original photos were not that great to begin with. Maybe they should concentrate on being better photographers and not spend hours fixing dull photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 11th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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Indrek Ladva: Very good camera if using for the right purpose, but AF-ON and ISO buttons still so SMALL!! Especially ISO button. Why Canon? I need to handle my camera with gloves in winter. Really hoped progression in this aspect. I know I can adjust ISO to Set button, but I need Set button for image review cause original review button is on the wrong side for my.

as far as I read, u can customize any button to do almost anything.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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kjeldsendk: Samples are up..

Iso 25600

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos1dxmk2/downloads/003.jpg

More here:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos1dxmk2/

4K video "test"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p67plTeMyD8

that 25600 sample looks awesome. So does the dancer at 6400. very impressive!

Can't wait!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
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