jadot

jadot

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://jlphotography.co.uk
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

Professional Photographer - Weddings mostly, Portraits of real people are high on the list.

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MarioV: I never joined Instagram because I dont understand the appeal of viewing photos on a small screen. And I guess this is another reason why dedicated cameras are becoming less popular - at phone screen size, people cant tell much difference between majority of photos taken with a phone vs dslr.

It's not meant to be a real 'only two options', silly!

It's allegorical - Something along the lines of: If you won't show a photograph to people because of a perceived lack of quality, then people won't get to see your photograph.
If instagram is the platform that most people use (500m per month?) & you're in the business of getting photography in front of people, then it's probably good enough quality for photography or at least for the way that photography is viewed in 2017.
There might be other places on the internet to display photographs, but that's no good if nobody is leaving the thing that works [for them].
It's like saying you have the most incredible large format print - it's the best picture ever made, & you're going to display it in a dark cave that nobody goes to.
You should get discovered as the great artist you are, but it won't happen.
I have more chance of getting discovered for posting selfies on Instagram.
This doesn't make me better than you - it's just how it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
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gorllu: Promoting photographers based on their skin color? That is racist af.

Our society reached the point, where promoting chocolate is diversity friendly and promoting any kind of milk is racist. West is strange place to live...

Um, then they should advertise it as "Agency for Commonly Underrepresented Photographers" or something like.

Photographers/musicians/artists/writers/person of colour? Just categorises that person's legitimacy. It's wrong.

If they clearly don't mean just one particular colour they should say what they mean instead.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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MarcV: An example would be nice, as I don't use instagram and don't understand what this is about exactly...

It's not hostility, or not intended as such. Honest question: Why would a person who doesn't use instagram click on an article about instagram, let alone pass a comment on the article stating that they don't use instagram.

If, for example, I happened across an article about a different snapchat filter algorithm that was being implemented, I wouldn't feel the need to know much more about it because I don't use snapchat.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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MarioV: I never joined Instagram because I dont understand the appeal of viewing photos on a small screen. And I guess this is another reason why dedicated cameras are becoming less popular - at phone screen size, people cant tell much difference between majority of photos taken with a phone vs dslr.

What's the 'Better Photo' -

A 'high quality' one that nobody will see?
or
A 'lower' quality one that anyone can see?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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Bobthearch: When you depend on someone else's website to display your work ...

Ya get what ya get.

When one relies on a popular internet forum to get news about what's happening in the world of photography, and as a place to express a reaction - we get you, apparently.

Oh well.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
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matthew saville: "and some users are freaking out"

When you have so few brain cells left, it's easy to freak out when your little 1st world bubble gets bumped in such an inconsequential way.

Headlines like this (and visions of social media "influencer" meltdowns) make me lose confidence in the survival of human society.

Thankfully it's nice to know that we can rely on the old school to always tell us about what's really cracking out there. I'm sick of these newfangled social media pointing photography and art into a new and unchartered territory that constantly and vitally challenges the old, reliable, safe, and more real ways of doing things, culturally speaking. i remember the days when instant photography was an exposure onto plates of glass, and you had to sit still for 3 days without blinking to get a portrait. The world has gone mad.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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MarcV: An example would be nice, as I don't use instagram and don't understand what this is about exactly...

MarcV - Appreciate your comment but wondered why you thought that you should understand something that you don't have any connection with. Fear of missing out? (on something that you clearly have no use for anyway). Weird.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 12:31 UTC
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NickyB66: I know a lot of professional's using Fuji X series camera gear and making a good living from them, including sports (LeMan's 24 hour, worldwide Formula One coverage), photojournalism for Reuters and the Washington Post for example. Sure Nikon is up there with the best but, as far as Fuji is concerned, the gear is highly regarded in professional circles...you've only got to look at the profit that they make, and the sales disaster and scrapping product models that Nikon has faced recently.

Bob Janes - I think that's fairly generous, and nice of you to give benefit of the doubt, but we're talking about Nikon here - they don't really do subtle.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
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NickyB66: I know a lot of professional's using Fuji X series camera gear and making a good living from them, including sports (LeMan's 24 hour, worldwide Formula One coverage), photojournalism for Reuters and the Washington Post for example. Sure Nikon is up there with the best but, as far as Fuji is concerned, the gear is highly regarded in professional circles...you've only got to look at the profit that they make, and the sales disaster and scrapping product models that Nikon has faced recently.

I'm a full time professional Fuji X Photographer. I shoot weddings mostly - it's my profession.

Nikon could take a look at the current mirrorless cameras on the market and learn from their successes rather than point an accusatory finger at their supposed (alleged) failures. Just saying it out loud doesn't make it so.

Conversely Nikon's arrogant refusal to acknowledge what professional photographers have known for years now won't do them any favours with the switchers (From Sony, Fuji, etc) that they will so desperately need when they want the Nikon M to be a run away success.

They're late to the game, and a little humility might go a long way.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
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jadot: The Fuji version (and no Doubt Nikon, Sony, Olympus) is apparently following shortly.

Godox are for me, the go-to portable flash solution, and in some cases have replaced my studio lights too.

When the Fuji trigger is released it will be mine.

Not the X-Pro F. Not yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 10:18 UTC

The Fuji version (and no Doubt Nikon, Sony, Olympus) is apparently following shortly.

Godox are for me, the go-to portable flash solution, and in some cases have replaced my studio lights too.

When the Fuji trigger is released it will be mine.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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PhotoKhan: This "innovation" need that almost sounds like a techno-junkie request for a regular fix is utterly strange and the true sign of our hedonist, purposeless times. It goes so well hand-in-hand with current-day politics.

As for Canon-as-a-target, it is true their are not the most innovative, at the moment, but they do have other advantages. as a Photography brand.

In any case, it is all a moot point, as the real driving factor is Canon being a brand that attracts so many criticism and hate, it is almost a case study.

If Canon was "innovating" on a weekly basis, the very same people would be complaining how they couldn't keep up with such fast-paced change and how it was shame Canon lost their "spirit" or whatever...

I agree with this. What I find mildly amusing is the grandiose attempt at relevance from entitled people who assume that Canon (or anyone else) is making cameras with that one single person in mind. An open letter to Canon is only there because if they had written an actual letter to Canon they wouldn't get a reply.

Why do people always want a Company to 'innovate' just like another company is doing? Why not just buy the thing the other company makes? This article is all about how Canon aren't keeping up with the 'more innovative' competition, so why stick it out with Canon? Because you like the brand? Doesn't make sense.

Stamping your feet because other (usually mirrorless) cameras are better than your comfort blanket is rather silly. And the author of this article has been a 'long term' Canon user since the 450d? Please! What's that? 10 years?

Grow a pair.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
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2stepbay: Only an idiot believes they are prepared to face the onslaught of a hurricane.

And on the weather reporting side: while weather people think they are doing everyone some good, I only derive comic relief from someone standing in the driving rain, wind pushing them back and forth, screaming in their mic "it's really intense here".

You can say that again.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:18 UTC

Seems legit

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 195th comment

Nice one Jared.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 09:40 UTC as 16th comment
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zakaria: Weight and price are the weakest area for this aps/c lens.my dfa pentax 100mm is ff lens and almost half of the price and half the weight.

Sorry - why did you quote "creeping up" just then? That's the term you used earlier. Are you arguing with yourself?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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zakaria: Jadot do you think the pentax dfa 100mm is not a true macro?

No. I think it's not a true Fuji lens. (Fuji being what this press release is about).

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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zakaria: Weight and price are the weakest area for this aps/c lens.my dfa pentax 100mm is ff lens and almost half of the price and half the weight.

Because Nikon are coming down in price...

Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, whomever - all have to work in fluctuating economies. Is there any tech company who's prices are not "creeping up" in 2017?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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zakaria: Weight and price are the weakest area for this aps/c lens.my dfa pentax 100mm is ff lens and almost half of the price and half the weight.

Yes. Fuji with their sinister scalping missions. What with the lens roadmap, the relentless firmware updates, and the expanding choices for their X-Trans system, as well as their medium format advances, they are "clearly" out to get us.

It's a specialist lens, and no doubt the market who wants it will pay for it, and those who don't might buy an alternative, 90mm or even the 56mm. I would imagine that Fuji, like any brand, will build enough of these lenses to satisfy whatever size market they're anticipating, and make their profit. I strongly doubt that they have knocked such a lens together over night, and then arbitrarily priced it high to fail. Why would they do that?

If you need the lens you will understand why it's priced where it is and that can be justified. It will pay for itself.

If you don't need it then it's irrelevant how much it costs, or what Fuji's mysterious marketing plan is anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Fuji giveth, Fuji taketh away...

Oh. Functionality exchanged for functionality, you mean?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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