Martin.au

Martin.au

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Doing PhD stuff.
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

A nice example of fractal wrongness going on here.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:39 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

1) You still don't understand what the graph or study means.
2) You don't know how much it cost.
3) You don't know whether it's useless. As someone who's regularly witnessed the strange case of incompetent people loudly broadcasting that they're experts, the DK study is extremely useful to understanding why they do so, and how to recognise the problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 00:25 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

Heh. There are benefits to arguing with random people on the internet. Doing so offers a wider perspective. If we only talk to people who are similar to ourselves, then you could end up with a skewed perception of humanity. Talking to a wide range of people is useful for developing communication and debating skills. For example, the need to develop emotion based arguments rather than evidence based arguments to change people’s opinions.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 22:19 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

Nobody (least of all that graph) said it was.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 08:45 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

The graph is fine. Your understanding of it is not. It’s not about feeling good, or rate of learning. Its about personal assessment of competence, vs actual competence.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 22:55 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

Focus shift - neither. Time is not measured on that graph.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 03:29 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: So photographers think they are amazing, learn they aren't, then feel more amazing again later?

Meanwhile, they are always becoming better at a constant rate regardless of their feelings?

I hope no one had to pay for this ridiculous nonsense study. The first might be generally true; but no one grows in a straight-line over time in anything.

That other line is just the 1:1 relationship between competence and perceived ability. It's basically there to make it easier to read the graph. It means that along the line, a person's competence aligns with their perception of their competence. It's not suggesting that "they slowly and surely always get better and better".

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 05:19 UTC
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Bokeh Blues: Yay. More pseudo intellectual armchair psycologists and buzzwords!!!!

Actually. I think Bokeh Blues thinks they know a lot about this sort of thing. :D

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 05:13 UTC
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Otaraka: Flip side is the impostor effect, ie that you think you're crap and sooner or later people will realise that you're really crap, generally impacting highly competent people who are actually doing good work.

Which is why a healthy balance has its place in my view - no point in being great at something if you're constantly feeling awful doing it, aka the tortured artist routine.

This is why I have my parchments framed on the wall of my study. It's not for other people to see. Pretty well no-one will see them besides me and my partner. It's to remind me that I'm qualified to be doing what I do. The best advice I can offer to deal with imposter syndrome is to have some objective measure that you can look at to say - "Oh. That's right. I did do the thing".

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 05:12 UTC

Nifty.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 08:40 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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TMHKR: This is how you do business in all price ranges. People buy this camera, then after a while buy some lenses. Then they want to upgrade to something better, but they already have a small collection of lenses. So they buy a better Canon camera. They go further with lenses and accessories, and in the end, they buy a Canon FF camera.

That is my concern too.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 07:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter' (119 comments in total)

Very cool. Can we have a m4/3 version?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 05:00 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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Ruy Penalva: It seems that in drawing is better because this photo does not show anything resembling an atom core and electrons spinning around it.

Not surprising, as you can’t photograph that.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 22:42 UTC

Always strontium... :D

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 21:48 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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YrKum: The first photo looks like too cropped: bride's dress and column of smoke are clipped. If there wasn't place to step back, FF body with wide angle lens and (if necessary) lower camera point should be used, to include the first and the second into the frame. Besides of all, lower angle of view would add some dynamism and expression.

Lower camera position? Nice way to screw up the shot.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 23:39 UTC

I like live composite and an iPad/light source for this sort of thing. :D

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 23:47 UTC as 1st comment
On article Have your say: Best mid-range ILC of 2017 (75 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Again, no m4/3. Hmm....

G9 is probably a bit high end for this category.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 04:38 UTC
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G-D: No doubt outstanding lenses, but they don't feel like "m43" to me. What happened to size advantage, lightweight, affordable?

I didn’t realise Olympus stopped selling their tiny lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:31 UTC

I use both, and am very proficient on both.

PC's for play, Mac's for serious business, IMO.

YMMV, as the above comment reflects my usage.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 5th comment
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Martin.au: Wow. Looks like quite a basalt on the senses.

I wonder if garnets nest on those cliffs. Or perhaps just puffins with their big apatites for small fish. Actually it may be quite a tuff environment to live in. I can't see too many droppings maaring our view of the basalt.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
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