pdelux

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photoMEETING: Why sharpening a portrait?

For me, portrait photography is about emotions, not information.

Well, the sample image lacks any emotions. Trying to substitute the non-existent emotions with more information (=sharpness) is nothing I would do or recommend.

@ photomeeting, Sharpening can be used for portraits. You dont need to sharpen the entire image, you can be selective. For example a corporate headshot your may want to sharpen up subjects suit/clothes as this gives a cleaner more striking look.

Sometimes I sharpen up the only the Hair and Eyes, as this makes the subject pop more without affecting the skin which sometimes you dont want to sharpen and often I want to soften/blur

And when the Background is OOF i definitely mask that out and do not sharpen that

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 23:20 UTC
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chadley_chad: What a faff ... I think I’ll invest more in a sharp lens and use the time to watch a movie and eat popcorn ... along with my not quite so sharp images hung on the wall 😀

Sorry Krav Maga that was intended for the OP, i actually do agree with what you are saying, all images are improved with sharpening even those taken with the Sharpest lenses, that was my intended Point.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 00:32 UTC
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chadley_chad: What a faff ... I think I’ll invest more in a sharp lens and use the time to watch a movie and eat popcorn ... along with my not quite so sharp images hung on the wall 😀

The word sharpening is not exactly the same sense as in a lense. You are increasing contrast. You are not increasing its resolution

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 23:01 UTC
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photoMEETING: Why sharpening a portrait?

For me, portrait photography is about emotions, not information.

Well, the sample image lacks any emotions. Trying to substitute the non-existent emotions with more information (=sharpness) is nothing I would do or recommend.

sharpness, contrast, grain, b/w conversion can add emotion, drama to a portrait.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:57 UTC

High Pass sharpening FTW. Just remember to mask out/remove sharpening of back ground/OOF areas.

I see many photos (portraits) that are not optimal because the OOF areas had been sharpened.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 22:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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borax: I don't understand how such a brand like Nikon, facing the leader Canon, can be this late on such an emerging market. Of course, mirrorless is a major part of camera future.

Canon is doing with mirorless what they successfully did with DSLR 15 years ago: First on "inexpensive" DSLR with 300d, first on "inexpensive" FF with 5D, then putting on the market so many different models APSc camera to get new comers in their fishnets, to sell now expensive cameras and gears to captive customers.

Canon launched their mirorless APSc system 6 years ago, recently released
2 new models, and are now teasing for their first FF mirrorless to come... probably this year.
Am I wrong ? Nikon hasn't released any mirrorless camera for 3 years (not speaking about their sensor size), announces now we will have to wait another full year to see the first Nikon FF mirrorless. And what about APSc mirrorless ?

I bet Nikon mirrorless system will be good. I bet they won't replace Canon as first camera seller.

Agreed Nikon should've been first to mirrorless over canon to get a head start, but now they will resign themselves to 2nd place again and maybe even third behind sony.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 04:45 UTC
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The Fat Fish: Just like Canon, is it too little too late for many?

I at least believe Nikon will give everything they have to it in the same way the D850 was the best of what they can offer in one great well priced camera.

Canon will likely throw very little of what they have at an overpriced body. I am hoping current FF mirrorless competition and Nikon's entrance to the market will give them the kick they so desperately need.

Cant be too little too late for those people still holding Canon/Nikon DSLRs surely, many of whom may expect to still use their DSLR lenses with adapters to help with the transition.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 04:39 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: If I worked for snapchat I'd try to pitch for a more successfull design. Say, millions and millions really like watching what celebrities and vloggers and such are doing/saying, correct? That's the foundation of snapchat/instagram/twitter anyway. So I'd try to implement this is a way where ever celebrity/person wears one (and give it a cool marketing factor), and can instantly share live video feeds from the glasses to an already paired phone. This would sell for millions if done right. As in: EASY. Paired to Instagram & Snapchat with one click. You click a button on the glasses and a live feed starts, period. Phone in pocket. A seamless integration is the key factor for such product success.

What Celebrity wants video of them snorting coke inside a Nightclub toilet floating around?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 05:06 UTC
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Mastering Light: What is REALLY safe to say.
Canon will continue to dominate Sony in ILC sales.
After Nikon and Canon enter the FFmirrorless market Sony sales will drop.
Nikon will continue to be the #2 maker of ILCs.
And after 10 years and multiple changes in direction, Sony will still only have about 12-14% of the ILC market share.
It is also safe to say DSLRs will be around a long time and the majority of pros will continue to use them

@mastering Light
Can you give me next weeks lotto numbers too oh great seer of the future!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 23:32 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2162 comments in total)
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fwellers: something is not right with this test. Even at base ISO, all the comparisons to the Nikon DF show the DF being out of focus while the Sony is totally sharp. What ? The DF is too old to focus now ?? How can that be ?

Things always look good until something better comes along

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 02:03 UTC

Guess the subscription model is working, helping the rich get richer.

If any organisation says otherwise and you believe them you are a fool. Subscription model benefits only the corporations.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 02:59 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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NOWHITELENS: It has a "SCENE SELECTION" mode!
So it is definitely a camera for people who do not know what they are doing!

Fiat 500 Ferrari edition

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 22:15 UTC
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zerlings: Use 500/4 and that's bokeh master :D

without her permission

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 22:46 UTC
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Mon123: If this 105mm is the Bokeh Master then surely the guy lugging it around would be the Bokeh Slave.

10 out of 10 brother.
This made me chuckle out loud.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 22:41 UTC
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pdelux: Welcome to last week.

I wasnt mocking the thouroughness of the article, just the lateness of it. I mean the title "Panasonic unveils 'industry-first' 8K organic image sensor with global shutter" makes it sound like breaking news, when in fact the "unveiling" happened several days ago, during the time when you were all gushing about a 1.4MP sensor by Sony.

Perhaps it would've attracted less sarcasm if the article was titled more differently. Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 23:57 UTC

Only a matter of time.

In the immortal words of Albert Einstein 'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.'

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 04:21 UTC as 13th comment
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Great job there giving Sony some run for it’s money. It looked like we have one horse race that is ultimately not good for anyone

Horse? This 32 MP glopbal shutter sensor is like a thoroughbred, makes the Sony 1.4MP sensor look like a donkey.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:07 UTC

Welcome to last week.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:05 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

The Bokeh is terrible. Worthless photo. What a waste of resources. What we need is more cat pics with only whiskers in focus.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 02:40 UTC as 7th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)
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Aroart: Love to see a half priced Nikon and Canon apsc iq compared to these over priced toys...

"Aroart
Fact.. most people that use micro 4/3 are not paid professionals. "

What a silly thing to say. Do you know sales of entry level DSLRs dwarf the sales of the High level/Pro bodies? Do you think its mostly PRO's using those entry level bodies?

Fact most people that use Canon or Nikon DSLRs are not pro's either, using your flawed logic, that makes them ALL toys.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 23:52 UTC
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