huyzer

huyzer

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jun 15, 2005
About me:

!! Excited to be buy a Sony a7S II soon! I can't wait! Only 9 days more, maybe! Ack! :D haha! (Oct. 7, 2015; weds.)
Update: Oh my GAHHH! I just got the a7S II about 6 hours ago, at around 4:30 p.m., after work! Ahhhh!!! I'm SOOO excited for this low light monster! It is smaller, and kind of cramping my hands up compared to the D800, which fits my hands nicely. But I'll be making the best of it. "Sacrifices..." :D (Oct. 19, 2015; mon.)

I now am waiting for my first full-frame DSLR! It is the Nikon D800! I can't wait to play with/use it! :) (Sept. 12, 2013; thurs.)
Update: It arrived at 7:08 p.m. on Friday the 13th. :D 2013. Oh boy, two 13s. Does this bode well for me? Yes! I got a full-frame camera. Will it have left sensor focusing problems? I certainly hope not.

Looking into digital camera capture. Fuji S5Pro's dynamic range is really high up there for me. Seems like 'the look' more closely resemble film's ability to keep highlights. Hope that's the case. I just HATE that digital look. 'Crossing my fingers'. HA! ... Update: Woot! I'm getting the S5 Pro. Yippee! My first dSLR. Should be FUN! (Sept. 8, 2007; sat.) --shipment has arrived-WOOHOO!!-(Sept. 11, 2007; tues.)

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On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (42 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: How people are so excited about this app, beats me. The results are cheesy to say the least and the app is so miserably unreliable and so obnoxiously sllllllloooooooooooow rendering online each effect and preview.. it's unbearably unusable. I guess lots of people have lots of free time on their hands.. that's a good thing:)

@electrophoto
:) Definitely varying opinions on this matter. :D

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (42 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: How people are so excited about this app, beats me. The results are cheesy to say the least and the app is so miserably unreliable and so obnoxiously sllllllloooooooooooow rendering online each effect and preview.. it's unbearably unusable. I guess lots of people have lots of free time on their hands.. that's a good thing:)

@electrophoto
I understand your point, certainly. But I still think it has a "unique" (for now) look to it that is worth experimenting with. Heck, just to do it for fun and all, etc. No need to be so serious about photography, as it is for fun (or can be). :)

Thanks for checking out my instagram and saying I "have some excellent photographs there."

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (42 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: How people are so excited about this app, beats me. The results are cheesy to say the least and the app is so miserably unreliable and so obnoxiously sllllllloooooooooooow rendering online each effect and preview.. it's unbearably unusable. I guess lots of people have lots of free time on their hands.. that's a good thing:)

@electrophoto
Actually, you don't need to sign up for an account just to look at the pictures. Just trying to show you it's not "silly frames" or "instagram-type filters". Here's the link:
https://www.instagram.com/huyked

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
On article Popular Prisma photo app now available on Android (42 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: How people are so excited about this app, beats me. The results are cheesy to say the least and the app is so miserably unreliable and so obnoxiously sllllllloooooooooooow rendering online each effect and preview.. it's unbearably unusable. I guess lots of people have lots of free time on their hands.. that's a good thing:)

@electrophoto
Would you mind rating my instagram? :D haha (username = huyked)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
On article Artisto is like the Prisma app, but for videos (8 comments in total)

The dog one is so cute. I find the look interesting.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 01:40 UTC as 11th comment
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huyzer: 8K would be awesome. Instead of taking pictures for that decisive moment, you can video a short snippet, and then export a screen grab at the exact moment you have the image you want. Bring it on!!! :) That's a 33 megapixel photo. :)

If you don't want 8K, fine. But I don't understand people with their derisive opinions.

That could be true, but it depends on the specific moment. So blur might add to the effect. But you can also adjust the shutter speed to not be 1/50, but faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 07:17 UTC
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huyzer: 8K would be awesome. Instead of taking pictures for that decisive moment, you can video a short snippet, and then export a screen grab at the exact moment you have the image you want. Bring it on!!! :) That's a 33 megapixel photo. :)

If you don't want 8K, fine. But I don't understand people with their derisive opinions.

Everyone's idea of fun is different. Maybe your fun is "the lottery" of getting that decisive moment. Maybe another person enjoyment is getting that perfect moment no matter how they attained it.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
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Kubicide: 8K Ultra HDTV is amazing and to clarify some posts below it's 32 megapixels per frame. The big broadcast shows have demoed 8K @ 120 Hz on wall-sized screens over the past two years with various content, and talk about life-like imagery. Can't wait for this to make it into homes!

@dennis tennis
You mean 4K is 8 MP, and 8K is 33 MP.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 05:55 UTC

8K would be awesome. Instead of taking pictures for that decisive moment, you can video a short snippet, and then export a screen grab at the exact moment you have the image you want. Bring it on!!! :) That's a 33 megapixel photo. :)

If you don't want 8K, fine. But I don't understand people with their derisive opinions.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 05:51 UTC as 37th comment | 12 replies
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Colin Franks: I was a late-comer to IG (1 year ago), and have come to understand that those with huge numbers of followers simply cannot reply/respond to all of the comments, there simply isn't enough time given the tedious requirement of typing in @username every time on a miniscule smartphone keypad. There needs to be a quicker way to comment directly to an individual, and they should possibly add a way to simply "like" or appreciate a comment.

One thing that drives me bonkers though is when you're going through your long list of people who have liked or commented, you get catapulted to the top of the list every time someone new likes or comments. You then have to scroll down to bottom of the list again to find where you were, and if someone likes or comments while you're doing this, you're hurled back to the top again! Gah!

Hmm. Weird. I would think it'd be the same for iPhone (which I have and dislike its sync. My next one will be Android) and Android. I guess not.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
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Elliot H: there will always be a hack

@Impulses
I guess I was under the assumption the IR was separate from the imaging sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Elliot H: there will always be a hack

Would the hack be to put your finger (or a piece of tape) onto the IR sensor?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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Colin Franks: I was a late-comer to IG (1 year ago), and have come to understand that those with huge numbers of followers simply cannot reply/respond to all of the comments, there simply isn't enough time given the tedious requirement of typing in @username every time on a miniscule smartphone keypad. There needs to be a quicker way to comment directly to an individual, and they should possibly add a way to simply "like" or appreciate a comment.

One thing that drives me bonkers though is when you're going through your long list of people who have liked or commented, you get catapulted to the top of the list every time someone new likes or comments. You then have to scroll down to bottom of the list again to find where you were, and if someone likes or comments while you're doing this, you're hurled back to the top again! Gah!

I used to think you needed to remember the name to type it out to directly comment back, but all you need to do is click/hold on their name, and it'll auto-populate their name in a reply dialog for you to type a response.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:36 UTC

That is so freaking cool! So incredible!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 30th comment

What is life? Is anything real anymore? xD

I don't mind though. I just got the HTC Vive (VR - virtual reality - headset! Woot! Just shipped to my door today! SOOOO excited!)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 36th comment

This is amazing! Now I can look at some of my favorite artist's work in detail (William Bouguereau and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema). Thank you, Google, for sharing & saving work for posterity!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 9th comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I'm not interested in gaming, and since this is a photography forum, I'll stick to that side of the discussion.

I like the real estate tour kind of thing, and panoramas, so to the extent that "real life" VR is an extension of that, I'm interested. But the images in this article seemed to pan really slowly. Even if that is just a function of the way they are published here, I would imagine that the computational load for this kind of thing is enormous, so we'd be talking about laggy or intentionally slow refresh times in a lot of cases.

The slickest newest way of presenting material is not always the best. I had to teach with a virtual textbook a few years ago. I cheated and bought a hard copy for my own use. It was just more more efficient to leaf through a book to find things than s-l-o-w-l-y trudge through the (admittedly gorgeous) digital version.

If they can make "real life" VR fast, it will be really cool.

Hello @bobbarber,

Yes, I don't know if there is a 1:1 "real life" camera view, but as the virtual in virtual reality say, things are virtually real, but they have to be scanned, or created in a 3D program. The movement inside those environments have to translate perfectly, otherwise many will get nauseous; hence the need for high frame rates.

You could have a virtual book inside VR and flip through the pages just like real life, I'm sure, if someone were to make that. :)

Anyhow, just search YouTube for "HTC Vive" videos, and see what you think, if people feel it's real. I saw a really amusing video in which the lady felt it was very real (and scary). :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoxBEt-JI3s

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Reminds me of the shades horses used to wear. VR is kicking a set of dead horse glasses.

Every time I see a group of people wearing virtual reality headsets I get the impression that actual reality has reached a low point.

That's what I read and hear from naysayers. But then they try it for themselves, and then become converts. :) As the saying goes, "Don't knock it till you've tried it." ;) If you want to read about experiences about these naysayer converts, here's one example:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/4jnqja/had_my_first_party_for_people_to_try_the_vive/

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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photo_rb: Hey I thought autofocus was a gimmick. I'm not knocking anything anymore. ...and I imagine this could be an amazing experience!

I'm getting the HTC Vive (which I think is the best option for VR right now), and am waiting anxiously for mine to ship! Anyhow, if you want to read others gushing about their experience with VR from it, read about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive To them, it is a game changer.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I'm not interested in gaming, and since this is a photography forum, I'll stick to that side of the discussion.

I like the real estate tour kind of thing, and panoramas, so to the extent that "real life" VR is an extension of that, I'm interested. But the images in this article seemed to pan really slowly. Even if that is just a function of the way they are published here, I would imagine that the computational load for this kind of thing is enormous, so we'd be talking about laggy or intentionally slow refresh times in a lot of cases.

The slickest newest way of presenting material is not always the best. I had to teach with a virtual textbook a few years ago. I cheated and bought a hard copy for my own use. It was just more more efficient to leaf through a book to find things than s-l-o-w-l-y trudge through the (admittedly gorgeous) digital version.

If they can make "real life" VR fast, it will be really cool.

@babbarber
VR has to be fast. That's why the minimum specs for computers are high so that the HMD (head mounted displays) can refresh at a minimum of 90Hz. I'll copy and paste (below) what an article says about it:

The reason why you need a very high-end GPU and a mid-range (but very powerful) CPU for the Oculus and other VR solutions is due to how our brains work. When using a VR headset, having a high framerate and minimal to no input lag is more important than ever. Real life doesn’t lag at all – but to get immersed in VR, your games can’t lag either.

The brain doesn’t respond well to VR with low refresh rates and framerates. While 60fps and 60 hz are perfectly fine for normal gameplay scenarios, VR requires a higher refresh rate (90 hz is the popular one right now, but the higher the better) and minimal input lag. If you turn your head and your in-game camera isn’t 1:1 with your movement, you will suffer from nausea. Your mind won’t buy an illusion that isn’t perfect.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 15:32 UTC
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