Ray Shan

Ray Shan

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Has a website at shan.io
Joined on Nov 17, 2009
About me:

A street and travel photographer based in San Francisco.

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  • Thanks for the kind words! When the Leica Q first came out, I borrow it for a month and gave it a serious try, but decided not to buy my own. The experience is slightly better than my RX1, but it's ...
  • Very cool! That reminds me - I should really give contests a try. I'd love to get into exhibitions. It would mean more to me than just selling my work.
  • At least it's much easier to block web ads and trackers with Safari's Content Blocker and browser extensions like uBlock Origin. It's been over a decade since I saw ads on the web.
  • Your serendipity comment reminds me of the flâneur . Sometimes I dream of being one, just wondering the streets looking for that moment. But in reality I'll probably be bored very quickly. Better ...
  • Right. I'm going to China soon. Thinking about buying one, testing it out, then selling it on eBay if it's not my cup of tea. I'm not loving that it's Huawei. Not because its Chinese, but rather ...
  • Yup agreed about the app stores. I don't use that many apps so the walled garden approach works better for me. I'm entrenched in both the Google and Apple ecosystem as well. Not concerned about ...
  • Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I second your PSAs - it's important to get into a habit with these things. And this list is no where close to tin-foil-hat territory, it's just the basics.
  • Thanks for your well-researched reply. I'm right there with you - not concerned about Google. I use all the Google offerings personally and professionally, and I worked there :) I'm more concerned ...
  • I feel like I'm following your footsteps Barry. My next experiment is also a small system camera with a fixed prime - X-T30 + 23mm. I think I'll like the ergonomics and experience a lot more than ...
  • Makes sense. I do that on the iPhone, shooting raw with Lightroom mobile for print-worthy photos. I only shoot raw with my camera. I'm happy with the dynamic range. Certainly not at the Night ...
  • I agree that the shots are indistinguishable at web sizes. And it makes sense that software should be able to programatically generate a "raw" image after the algorithms run. It's just data after ...
  • The Leica X1 looks like a similar experience to my RX1. I shot many of my favorite photos with it, but I didn't enjoy using it, and the lack of a viewfinder is one of the biggest reasons. Something ...
  • Yup I am too lazy to lug them around :D BTW love your work Paulo. Especially the scenes from Oman . Makes me want to visit that whole different world.
  • I really want to try Night Sight on a Pixel. iPhone's low light capabilities are just not good enough. There are 2 reason that camera makers are far behind on computational photography: (1) Chips in ...
  • Thank you. I agree that smarter auto makes phones a lot more usable than cameras with manual settings. I've yet to try Night Sight on Pixels. iPhone's low light capabilities are not good enough. Ju ...
  • Replied in Nikon D700
    Wow what a moment! What's the story behind it? Do you have more work you can share?
  • Thanks for bringing up Photoplus Expo. I've never been to a photography show before. Definitely on my todo list!
  • Replied in Absolutely!
    I'm talking about shooting with Lightroom, not editing with it. UI is pretty straightforward to me, maybe because I'm a desktop Lightroom user. I use it as my main camera app.
  • Love your work Rich. One of my favorite places to visit in any town is the local university. There's always something interesting to shoot, like the french fries at my alma mater . And Newfoundland ...
  • Thank you Dennis. I found the sweet spot to be somewhere between large sensor point-and-shoots and smaller mirrorless systems. The RX1 and RX100 took many of my favorite photos, but I didn't enjoy ...
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