photo_rb

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photo_rb: Thanks for the article. The part about HDR is interesting as I've tried it a few times from the air with mixed results. Maybe flying too fast to be able to get three frames close enough to meld.

Thanks, not used Lightroom. I've been using the align feature of PhotoMatix and Aurora but haven't tried Photoshop yet...will give it a go.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 17:05 UTC

Thanks for the article. The part about HDR is interesting as I've tried it a few times from the air with mixed results. Maybe flying too fast to be able to get three frames close enough to meld.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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photo_rb: A half decent lens costs over $1000 these days...that's 10 years of Lightroom/Photoshop...sheesh!

I understand people's issue with subscription software too. I am presently subscribing to the Microsoft suite and looking to get out.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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photo_rb: A half decent lens costs over $1000 these days...that's 10 years of Lightroom/Photoshop...sheesh!

Making it was the easy part. Just one guy did it. I should have said "make and maintain" in my previous post.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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photo_rb: A half decent lens costs over $1000 these days...that's 10 years of Lightroom/Photoshop...sheesh!

Good replies. I'm coming from the viewpoint that good software is very expensive to make and so many can't see it the same way they look at a physical product that is also expensive to make. I have a hard time blaming Adobe for the subscription process because back in the pre-CC days I knew at least as many people who used pirated PS as who legally purchased.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 02:49 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)

A half decent lens costs over $1000 these days...that's 10 years of Lightroom/Photoshop...sheesh!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 55th comment | 11 replies
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doak: Smartphone mfrs here's a software feature to develop: obstacle avoidance warning for pedestrians so one can walk while focused on your screen and alerted to objects in your path.

All you need is a big sign saying "Samsung Phone." They'll all scatter.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 21:19 UTC

Nice to see all the nice comments. Well deserved!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 6th comment

Did anyone happen to see if there are any stipulations on when the photos had to be taken? I looked but didn't see a reference to that. Most contests I've see have some rule for that.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 10th comment

Was there an addendum for the exploding washing machines?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
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BadScience: The wailing and gnashing of teeth about Trump becoming President of the USA is pathetic.

Those that wish he were not elected president need to realise that he won in large part due to millions of ordinary Americans rejecting the fabricated thin-skinned outrage culture that is poisoning debate.

"You obviously do not get out much. Anything that Trump has said is small fry compared to what you will hear at a bar, or at a ball game, or on a construction site, from men AND women"
BadScience if this is normal talk to you, I feel a bit sorry for your situation in life. Where I live, 20-year old males may talk like this when drunk but not 59-year old teetotaling businessmen.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 05:17 UTC

After seeing this work, I did a search for Scott McCook and I have to say, I'm impressed by his accomplishments in a relatively short time.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 19th comment

Now that we've entered the era where dinosaurs once again rule the earth, there should be plenty of great photo opportunities. You just have to watch you don't get stepped on.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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quietrich: This type of aerial 'landscape' is so past it's sell by date. Decorative though it can be, it doesn't add anything to what's been done so many times before (Burtynsky, Maisel etc.).
Also the pretentious 'environmental' angle just doesn't stand up - the carbon footprint of each of these images is phenomenal.
"to illustrate the impacts that industry can have on the world around us" - by producing images of the 'toxic sublime' to hang in the corporate headquarters of global capital. I know that many will disagree, but in my opinion this stuff is both artistically and ideologically redundant.

After that, you have to tell us what kind of photography you actually "do" like. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Tom Frerichs: Flying over people...although it doesn't say, it sound like a crowd...and crashing into the side of a building certainly are examples of criminal negligence. Based only on the facts related in the story, it sounds like this is an appropriate outcome.

Unfortunately, with so many new drone pilots out there that do things like this, we're likely to see both more prosecutions and more restrictions. The former is proper, the latter is sad because it will penalize those who fly responsibly.

"FAA rules does say that flying over people heads is forbidden."

Don't go on a drone forum and say that...you'll get three guys telling you that is not the case whatever FAA rule you quote. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
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photo_rb: On page 4 you mention it is only the second camera you've encountered that can shoot above 30 fps at 4K. What is the other camera?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 20:27 UTC

On page 4 you mention it is only the second camera you've encountered that can shoot above 30 fps at 4K. What is the other camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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dccdp: I'm not from the US so I am not familiar with the intricacies of the American politics. Still... Isn't this kind of whining about one's side losing the election characteristic to more immature democracies? I mean, seeing all these hater comments that find a lot of weird reasons for why Democrats lost (such as "voters are stupid Vodka-drinking rednecks"), makes me think about countries that only now discover democracy, unaccustomed with concepts such as dealing with different opinions, having respect for the one who disagrees with yourself, diversity, and tolerance.

If you had seen any of the past 8 years of racist hateful comments about Obama you would realize this is not something new.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Fotodiox LED100WB-56 quick review (56 comments in total)
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techjedi: Aren't hot lights considered distracting as the primary light source for portraits? I thought one of the big advantages of flash was that the model isn't squinting or reacting to the light? I feel like the picture of the guy wearing the beanie cap is showing this tension in the skin around the eyes.

That said, these look great for product shots if they have enough power for 2 lights to enable ISO 100, f5.6-ish, 1/125-ish on APS-C sensor for a 3/4 body-size mannequin.

Interesting point. I wonder how different Karsh's portraits would have been using flash.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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entoman: As someone who has been taking photographs since the 1960's, I fully understand the "creative satisfaction of a physical end product", but I sure don't want to return to the days of tramlined films, 2-3 week processing times, excessive grain, almost non-existent exposure tolerance, storage problems etc etc. Move forwards, not backwards, and who the hell is "kodak" now - presumably someone in China is banging this stuff out? Getting it processed in Europe is a virtual no-go, and ridiculously expensive, and I don't really fancy processing 200-300 films myself after an expedition.

Agree, the day I got my Canon 1Ds was the day I switched off my Jobo Autolab E6 machine for good. However, I sometimes think about shooting something with b/w film. I still have all my darkroom gear.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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