Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I've been actively engaged in photography for about 35 years, the past 20 as a professional. I studied photography at the Institute for Contemporary Photography in Tokyo and the International Center of Photography in New York, have photos in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photography in Japan, have taught photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography in New York, co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York, and serve clients around the world. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

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Wow, there are a lot of guys here who want to keep women out of the club.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
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Jacques Cornell: Why aren't they providing pricing for all configurations? It's not even clear what the "base" configuration includes.

Pat, don't get me started...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Why aren't they providing pricing for all configurations? It's not even clear what the "base" configuration includes.

Maybe release date is a ways off and HP hasn't figured it out because they don't yet know what the costs of RAM storage will be when it finally goes on sale. All I know is no amount of money would convince me to use Windows.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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beavertown: PC trumps Mac in one area finally.

As with smartphones, having multiple manufacturers gives you a greater variety of models. But let's face it, a lot of them are not exactly top-class. There's a lot of plastic junk that will break when you drop it, or even when you don't. My father-in-law's "bargain" Toshiba plastic laptop literally fell apart within a year, and his plastic Samsung phone shattered when he sat on it. And then there's Windows. I CANNOT believe this wasn't made 30 years ago. It looks like something that came out of a dot-matrix printer. They STILL have not figured out how to anti-alias fonts??? It's quite clear that Microsoft doesn't have a single professional graphics designer on it's product design staff. That thing is UGLY, visually a complete mess.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

Why aren't they providing pricing for all configurations? It's not even clear what the "base" configuration includes.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies

This seems like a really bad idea for wedding & event shooters who need to process literally thousands of photos. I'm imagining the camera bursting into flames on the desktop. The workflow has gotta be pretty gnarly, too. It also seems like a weak way to deal with the lack of good RAW conversion software for Fuji, and it probably offers fewer processing options than, say, LR or C1 or DxO. Just seems like a real kludge and a bit of a novelty.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 12:06 UTC as 4th comment

I sure wish DPR would give us a summary so we don't have to watch the whole video to find out what's in it.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 09:36 UTC as 22nd comment
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Jacques Cornell: Clearly, police training needs to be given higher priority.

brn - If those are the only stories of unarmed citizens being killed by police you can think of, you haven't been paying attention. A 12-year-old with a toy gun in a park, shot within seconds after police arrived. A man strangled in an illegal choke-hold for selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. A man running from a traffic ticket shot in the back. Just three well-known cases from a very long list in just the past few years.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Clearly, police training needs to be given higher priority.

brn - Given how often unarmed people get shot, strangled, and fatally battered by police, I don't need more information to stand by my statement. This case fits the pattern: police need better training. And accountability.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 00:03 UTC

Clearly, police training needs to be given higher priority.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
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starwolfy: What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

borax - That is what I've been saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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starwolfy: What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

I guess we'll know when the court renders a verdict. Until then...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: I use and like Duet (www.duetdisplay.com). No special hardware needed, no wireless glitches. Just connect the iPad to the Mac with a standard Lightning cord for a smooth, stable connection. Also keeps the iPad's battery charged. $20.

To be clear, I'm using an iPad 4. Also, there are some settings that can make Duet sluggish. I found the basic settings render full Retuna resolution while maintaining good performance. Since I'll often use this setup for long days of editing away from home, I really like the fact that I don't have to rely on the iPad's battery.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: This camera @ 12 MP was obsolete the day it was released. Fortunately, Canon announced their 21 MP affordable FF while my D700 was still in its dealer return period, and I never looked back. Picked up a D3x a few years later.

Canon's "21MP affordable FF" at the time, the 5D MkII, was in many ways inferior, including high-ISO noise. I know because I shot events with a 1Ds MkIII (same sensor as the 5D MkII) and my partner shot with a D700, and I was jealous of his high-ISO IQ. The D700's AF was also superior, which is why I had the 1Ds MkIII instead of the 5D MkII.
For many uses, a 12MP pixel count does not obsolete a camera. Witness Sony's a7S MkII.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:03 UTC

I use and like Duet (www.duetdisplay.com). No special hardware needed, no wireless glitches. Just connect the iPad to the Mac with a standard Lightning cord for a smooth, stable connection. Also keeps the iPad's battery charged. $20.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
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starwolfy: What the paparazzi did is not considered a crime in France I think. He will go to court but I don't think he can be considered a criminal by french law. Criminals are killers, rapists, etc. Paparazzis aren't even we don't like them.

starwolfy - Perhaps the word you're looking for is "misdemeanor"?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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Weerterbos: diffidently needs an A1 to do this.
http://www.godox.com/EN/images/Products_Mobilephone_A1_Flash_06.jpg

definitely?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 01:21 UTC

How does this work??? Is it RF, IR, do the triggers have wifi built in, or what?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 01:20 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Jacques Cornell: Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

Take it up with the author of this article. I'm basing my comments on what's written above. If you have contrary sources, let's see them.

Also, in what European countries is it legal to trespass on someone's property to photograph them against their will?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

Dude, read the article at the top. Particularly this line:
"...it was the photographer's alleged unauthorized entrance into the couple's private property that led to the cops being called and a legal complaint being filed."

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 09:38 UTC
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