Paul Auclair

Lives in Canada Canada
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Paul Auclair: i wonder if AP profited financially from the pic. i mean directly as in selling usage of the pic and not via increased advertising /web traffic.

so you figure they for sure profited financially directly from the OP's image?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 00:58 UTC

i wonder if AP profited financially from the pic. i mean directly as in selling usage of the pic and not via increased advertising /web traffic.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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Paul Auclair: these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

we don't have crocodiles here but i know what they are :P

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

"HowaboutRAW
Paul,
No one was pointing a weapon at the officer, that he thought so it not an excuse."
absolutely correct. not an excuse.
a mistake, yes.
apparently no amount of name calling and insults hurled by social media warriors are stopping these events from occurring.
would understanding the causes of mistakes which lead to these events be somehow useful for the prevention of future similar events?
is that a valid point?
also,
I haven't the foggiest idea who you are or what you do for a living.
I asked you how charitable you would be to someone whom you believed had a gun pointed at you and whom you believed intended to fire that gun.
officers are shot and/or killed in performance of their duty (earning a living).
I requested that you answer that question while trying to best consider an officer's point of view. "put yourself in his shoes" is the common saying here.
to imply that my question could be interpreted as a threat is false.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 04:40 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

"HowaboutRAW
Paul:

The officer made more than a mistake.

He made a decision regards someone else's life, without anything like a solid assessment of the situation."

wow, argue much?
a mistake is a mistake...there is no more than a mistake no matter what comments appear on social media afterwards. what lies beyond a mistake are the consequences and results there of.
"without anything like a solid assessment of the situation"
no solid assessment huh?
apparently his assessment was a weapon was pointed at him and manned.
please tell me with all honesty exactly how many seconds you would afford someone whom has just drawn a gun/rifle on you and is prepared to fire that weapon thus ending your life?
and be sure to keep in mind that shooing people in your line of work is considered by many to be great fun and cool and happens often plenty enough too.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

Colin_C
So are you implying that the cop had justifiable reason to shoot the photographer based on the fact that the cop was well aware of the statistics regarding how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
No. that's quite a stretch.
-for the record I believe the "cop" made a terrible mistake.-
the officer was not in danger from the photographer unfortunately he thought otherwise.
My point was and is that I believe a leading factor which may have greatly contributed to that mistake is that a lot of "civilians" are shooting cops nowadays.
Seems likely to me that the more cops get shot, or fear they will be shot, the more they might forget/disregard their training/duties when they see their lives flash before their eyes (mistakenly or not).
Does it not seem logical that when cop killings stop the accidental shootings of civilian by cops will follow suit?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

i do assume one responsibility of an on duty and armed officer of the law is to make a request of compliance to a person or a group of persons perceived as a threat by that officer.
the officer clearly made a mistake which caused a great deal of suffering.
the photographer should not have been shot or made to suffer any negative consequence from simply setting up a camera/dong his job where and when legally entitled to do so.
but...these events are continuing to happen (for whatever reasons we may rightly/wrongly assume).
it doesn't seem like folks are giving enough consideration when weighing out risk to reward of their actions and it doesn't seem like people are learning from other's mistakes/suffering.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

really...you have no idea what my point is...I highly doubt it but...
how many officers/people are shot/killed in less time than it takes them to say "drop it or I'll shoot"

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:35 UTC

anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 147th comment | 23 replies
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Paul Auclair: these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

what if all 40 of the people including the driver were all mass murderers (of the very worst kind...they murder puppies and bumble bees and humming birds and kittens and flowers) on their way to a murdering convention?
sarcasm
- please note- i wrote "sarcasm" again as I did at the end of my first reply.
you know what sarcasm is, no?
if not then for the record...yes I do believe they behaved poorly and should not have done what they did.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 03:53 UTC

these fine folks wanted to do something and they did it.
they are heroes and role models to us all.
they didn't let anything stand in their way.
it's insane they should have to pay 'anything' for simply taking a cool picture for all of us.
social media warriors...to the rescue!!!
sarcasm.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
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Vitantonio Dell'Orto: 20 fps and the battery lasts 450 shots? That is 22 seconds shooting before having to change it. Don't think any actual sport or wildlife photographer would be thrilled. Until they'll fix the battery life in mirrorless (not just Sony's) reflex will always be the best choice for that kinds of photography.

so is it your opinion that the new 2.2X times more powerful battery of the A9 will likely "get empty without shooting *ANY* Picture, too"?
I have an old A7II with grip (bought as soon as it was available 2+ years ago, with the two batteries). I regularly go for days/weeks without using the camera and do not charge batteries AFTER use. I'll usually charge them up if need be if I plan to use the camera the next day or so but I often just grab the camera and shoot. Never not been able to shoot. Period.

Just how long does a typical "wildlife photographer" stay out in the wild, camera ready, waiting to shoot?

BTW-I have 4 DSLRs that I seem to recall suffer from battery drain when not in use just the same as my 4 MILCs.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Vitantonio Dell'Orto: 20 fps and the battery lasts 450 shots? That is 22 seconds shooting before having to change it. Don't think any actual sport or wildlife photographer would be thrilled. Until they'll fix the battery life in mirrorless (not just Sony's) reflex will always be the best choice for that kinds of photography.

You are declaring publicly that your comprehension indicates the battery will last 22 seconds?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

today...EVF.
i was strictly in favor of the OVF.
things changed.
after a long enough period of time with EVF i found when shooting with an OVF i felt "there is something wrong here?!".
I realized i had simply acclimated to WYSIWYG, focus peaking and (mainly) Magnified View/Focus Assist and preferred the benefits of those functions over the OVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 114th comment
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Paul Auclair: I recently installed the 10 Express for Sony.
Is there any way to efficiently and accurately incorporate X-Rite's ColorChecker Passport with C1?
I emailed the same Q to Phaze One a week ago or more and have heard nothing back.

Ahh great info thanks.
Fun for after work.
Paul

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 14:56 UTC

I recently installed the 10 Express for Sony.
Is there any way to efficiently and accurately incorporate X-Rite's ColorChecker Passport with C1?
I emailed the same Q to Phaze One a week ago or more and have heard nothing back.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)

the highest speed mechanical burst mode for mk2 is listed at 10 FPS with AF-C
the highest speed mechanical burst mode for mk1 is listed at 6.5 FPS with AF-C *no IS
-questions
the mk1 does 9 FPS with AF-C after f/w 3.0 no?
will the EM1.2 achieve maximum 10 FPS burst rate with full IS/IBIS activated?
-or is it impossible to determine due to IS Priority settings of FPS or IS?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 22:37 UTC as 45th comment
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

what is a "historic context" that only a photo can establish?

i read a post in which the author stated that he/she read about the assassination but not did not really 'feel it' emotionally until he/she had seen the image(s).
So, yes indeed there is an added impact when photos are added to an story.
in the end though if most folks do nothing but post/reply about a story and offer no help or assistance, then what value has the photo really added to the story or the more important issue that is described by the story?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

I see a shooter and I see a dead body.
I know all about what the photographer did and how he felt at the event.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

great, we have established that photos taken at these types of events are necessary to establish truth and also to evoke a higher degree of emotional response.
how would a frame, or several, taken from an unmanned tripod mounted video camera not suffice?
why is "the plight of the professional photographer" the key issue here?
this is a photo website so any/all photos/photographers are sacred no matter what?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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