jimread

Lives in United Kingdom Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 15, 2007

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Reading down the comments a bit I see a 'common mount' & a 'common battery' good ideas

I would add to that scrap the 'raw' wars and go back to TIFF's.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 23:11 UTC as 57th comment

Photoshop 13 (CS6) is free, just the way Adobe want it to be ..... it's a sales ploy, some of those who use it will subscribe and it keeps the competition out of the market.

Ps 13 makes Gimp look like Monty Python's Parrot

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 17:26 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

There was another one a few years ago 'GimpShop' it was called.

Nice to look at but it hasn't got to Ps7 (2002) yet. Such is life, too many cooks .......

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 00:04 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

I bought a Canon 5D the 1st version and some lenses. Lugged it around to countryside noy long after I was able to buy a Panasonic G2 quite cheaply (they make vacuuum cleaners don't they) I was amazed at the controls much much better than the Canon.

After using both I decided to do a comparison, photo'd our bookshelves with the 5D and 50mm 1.8 and with the same settings used G2 and kit lens, did the same in the countryside, I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2!

The OOC files were sent to Photobox for printing at 18" x 24". On receipt the only way my wife and I could tell the difference was by the file numbers on the back. Looked at very closely there are better bits on both sets, some bits being better on the 5D and others on the G2.

I sold the 5D on eBay, I still use the G2 and have mint spare body. I can walk much furher now and take a packed lunch.

Cameras are big joke and I fell for it buying the 5D and through reading the rubbish on here.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 22:29 UTC as 76th comment

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12W-192-LED-Studio-Video-Continuous-Light-Lamp-for-Camera-DV-Camcorder-DC/293321475681?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D225075%26meid%3D2cbfe6c2cbb2409eacf6f164b4c2cc68%26pid%3D100148%26itm%3D293321475681%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2059210%26algv%3DItemStripV3&_trksid=p2059210.c100148.m2813

120 degree, fully adjustable WB, little B&S socket head, 90mins at full power (personal experience) uses camcorder battery that comes with USB charger buy separately ; 1/60, f5.6, 200 ISO @ 10 ft. £15

As I was closing the Ebay page I saw another the same for £11.21

Cheers

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 18:49 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

All anyone needs to know are the three interlinked parameters; ISO (or film speed) Aperture and Shutter speed.

To get to know what they are and how they work, buy a Zenith EM and a few rolls of film. Zeniths were laughed at, now, they still work because of their agricultural builds.

Cheers

Ps Once you have grasped this please pass the Zenith to next person who needs to know

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 15:35 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Let's talk about Dorothea Lange (118 comments in total)
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jimread: The paucity of comments amply illustrates the lack of interest in photography on this site.

And now for somethng completely different
http://imagesfound.blogspot.com/2009/05/brent-bennett.html
http://imagesfound.blogspot.com/2011/01/stephen-shore.html

the rest of the site is a superb archive
and no one knows or cares what cameras they used.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 19:12 UTC
On article Let's talk about Dorothea Lange (118 comments in total)

The paucity of comments amply illustrates the lack of interest in photography on this site.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 09:55 UTC as 25th comment | 13 replies
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entoman: Perhaps shortages in new camera supplies might actually make us better photographers!

Why?

Because instead of kidding ourselves that getting a new camera will magically transform us into better photographers, we might all realise that the best way to improve is actually to keep what we've already got, and learn to use it to best advantage.

Forget new cameras. Study the work of other photographers. Watch videos by experts in your favourite photographic genre. Take lots of photographs. Understand why some images work better than others. Concentrate on getting things right in-camera, rather than rescuing second-rate images in post. Cull your photo collection regularly. Only keep the best. That's how to get better photographs.

And join Art Limited to get some inspiration, 0.1% camera 0.9% software 99% imagination. Take yourself from the "bland leading the bland" and walk into something unknown but immensely interesting.

The best picture size to load to AL is 570 short side or 600 square, they cater for people from all over the world and no one mentions equipment only the end result.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 23:55 UTC
On article The importance of emotion in landscape photography (109 comments in total)
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jimread: The only one with any emotion is Nigel Danson's, the rest are just Frith postcards.

Cheers

The only truly personal one bears Nigel's name on the COA. Suggest you try looking at them.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 20:49 UTC
On article The importance of emotion in landscape photography (109 comments in total)

The only one with any emotion is Nigel Danson's, the rest are just Frith postcards.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 21:01 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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fusoexplorer: Tried it on my laptop. It is not going to cut it. Anybody have an idea of video editing software that could run on a laptop?

I use Cyberlink Power Director Ultra V14 they are up to v18 now I think. 30 day trial from the site. does; layers, masks, picture in picture, lots of transitions and above all its fast. Anything I can think of doing there's a way to achieve it.

I've been using mine since 2015 and have had 25 screenings of my stuff all over the world. The biggest difficulty is ones imagination, keep the software easy to master and the ideas flow.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2020 at 00:57 UTC
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looker: "cinema" and "fully manual" don't really go together. Maybe they did 40 years ago and before. I wouldn't recommend a fully-manual lens for anything other than landscape, product photos...

Just down the road from me: https://www.wexphotovideo.com/cooke-mini-s4i-50mm-t2-8-prime-lens-1664970/ Cooke's that is in Thurmaston (not WeX) They proudly show an Oscar in the reception area and well they deserved it. Cheers

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2019 at 22:36 UTC
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snooper: Funny to read all of the haters comments. Nobody is asking you to buy a Leica, you can keep on feeding the other brands who are trying to sell you their new gear every year or so. I have some of my M lenses since 1981 - and they are doing a great job on digital Ms. That is almost 40 years, not sure your Sony-kon gear will last that long. Not sure I have spent more $$$ on M gear over the years than whoever went from Canon to Nikon to end up with Sony, and still looking for some new equipment on DPRreview.
Anyway, one has to try a Monochrome before expressing an opinion.

I feel the same about my Panasonic G2, the best camera they made. I even bought a spare body with 900 actuations for £85 and well worth it.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2019 at 17:17 UTC
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jimread: One could buy Ps7 (from 2002) for peanuts (with a serial number) on eBay and do far far more than the rubbish that people like these peddle ad infinitum.

Gimp = Bloatware @ 5 miles a fortnight hasn't even got as far as Ps5 from 1998

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2019 at 23:55 UTC

One could buy Ps7 (from 2002) for peanuts (with a serial number) on eBay and do far far more than the rubbish that people like these peddle ad infinitum.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 23:11 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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cosinaphile: if you are serious about picture taking and have a genuine interest in creating good photos and then processing them as necessary you need 2 things

an actual camera .... not an absurdly tiny module embedded in another device

a genuine computer , with multicore power , connectivity , an sd slot and a full version of a powerful image processing program .... adobe is one .

between the abandonment of genuine cameras and the adoption port crippled, underpowered tablets with proprietary everything, it all seems like a terrible loss filled race to the bottom.

The only program worth bothering with is Photoshop, any version from Ps7 (2002) to Ps13 (2012) and a home made high spec PC. Don't be frightened of it it's the easiest and most intuitive editing program ever.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 14:23 UTC
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jimread: If you do buy one of these make sure you use it every day, if you don't it will clog. Ohh and get the temperature and humidity exactly right.

This is what you find :-)

9 or even 10 years ago my wife bought a Brother all in one, it'll even send faxes. Large cartridges, no chips and the software has an auto settable cleaning routine, it's set to do it every 14 days. If they can do it so can the others, Ooooops!! sorry not in the mfrs interest Shhhhh!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 22:16 UTC
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jimread: If you do buy one of these make sure you use it every day, if you don't it will clog. Ohh and get the temperature and humidity exactly right.

This is what you find :-)

Luck I expect!
May I ask you to read the comment two posts below.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 22:06 UTC
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jimread: If you do buy one of these make sure you use it every day, if you don't it will clog. Ohh and get the temperature and humidity exactly right.

This is what you find :-)

My friend Alicia Bock started on Etsy in 2005 within 5 years she was selling c. $500 worth of prints every week, she aimed her images at women who would pay between $20 and $35 for a print. She uses Epsons and to begin with she had a run in with the company about this very issue. She uses two names on Etsy and goes to Paris to take more photos.

http://www.aliciabock.com/

Why not have a go yourself. Cheers

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 17:21 UTC
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