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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On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs - Crop-sensor (594 comments in total)

"The GH5 is large for a Micro Four Thirds camera"...
Many folks will not know that this means. Why not say how big it is compared to the other cameras in the roundup?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
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Jacques Cornell: Pretty soon, the majority of "photographs" will bear no relation to reality whatsoever.

95% of the "photography" we see these days in commercial (not news) media is, in fact, "photo-illustration".

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 13:20 UTC

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Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 9th comment

Pretty soon, the majority of "photographs" will bear no relation to reality whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 02:27 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
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Kaso: Now I've heard of a place called Bergün. Clever PR joke.

I find "mock" bans of photography about as funny as "mock" executions. No doubt, some ignorant fear-pandering legislator in Florida or Missouri or wherever is thinking, "Hey, if it's good enough for the Swiss, why not here?" God knows they've tried often enough lately. But, hey, so funny. Why worry about it? I mean, it's not a topic of any importance that's dear to anyone's heart, right? Let's just all laugh about it. Until it comes to your town. Then it's too late and not funny any more. On the bright side, when photography gets the government's evil eye, we'll all be able to buy used cameras to keep in our display cabinets REAL CHEAP.
The lack of concern over photographers' rights on the DPR forums never ceases to amaze me.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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Kaso: Now I've heard of a place called Bergün. Clever PR joke.

K25, you're so willing to lay down and roll over when some "official" tells you to. Good doggy! Here's a yellow star or crescent or whatever for your jacket.

And, for the rest of you "chill out" apologists for authoritarianism, yeah, I get that it's a PR stunt. But, you know what? Ever since 911 I've had random self-appointed brown-shirt vigilantes trying to stop me from making photos in public, and local legislators around the US have tried to stamp out photographers' First-Amendment rights. There's nothing funny about "banning" photography, even when it's a "joke".

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
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Kaso: Now I've heard of a place called Bergün. Clever PR joke.

K25 - Glad to know you consider photographers to be "sulky, boring, negative, dull, unimaginative, egomaniac, lethargic". Does this apply to you? Do you own a camera? Why are you here?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)

"you can 'push' shadows pretty far, though not too much"
Um... What does this mean? Specifically?
There's a lot of vague subjective language in these reviews, and sometimes the choice to describe something as either a benefit or a weakness seems entirely random. It would be better to stick to facts and let readers draw their own conclusions.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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Kaso: Now I've heard of a place called Bergün. Clever PR joke.

If it's a PR stunt, it's not at all brilliant, as they obviously failed to realize that most of the world would hear about it through a headline - "Town Bans Photography" - without watching the video.
As for bitter and sour, that's not me. But, there have been many legislative attempts here in the US since 911 to trample Americans' First Amendment Rights, so what might seem "whimsical" to the Swiss touches a raw nerve on this side of the pond.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
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snowrunner: I'm not sure this is a genius PR move. Yes, it got the town into international news but I'd never visit a place where I'm not allowed to take pictures and I believe many others feel the same.

On second thought, perhaps this isn't meant to be serious. Funny people, those Swiss, you can never know with them.

Oh, great. That's all OK then. They may or may not enforce this law and extract a "ridiculously small fine" every time I press the shutter button. I feel so much better. Will they be laughing with their legendarily dry humor when I refuse to pay?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
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Dimijis: Brilliant marketing and PR !!!

Brilliant if the goal is to keep people away.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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Kaso: Now I've heard of a place called Bergün. Clever PR joke.

And I'll be certain not to go there, now that they've made it clear I'm not welcome, I can't even photograph my family outdoors, and the town is collectively smug as all get-out.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:03 UTC

The local smartphone repair shop must be super-busy removing the cameras from all the residents' phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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Jacques Cornell: Have they banned painting, drawing and writing, too?

Well, dissatisfaction and FOMO can be engendered just as effectively through these means, too. Singling out photography shows 1) a lack of imagination, and 2) the kind of inconsistency that courts usually strike down. Looks like the kind of idiotic anti-photography know-nothing oppressive amateur legislating we've seen at the state level here in the US since 911.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 00:59 UTC

Have they banned painting, drawing and writing, too?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 06:34 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On photo Landing at LAX in the Your City - Flying Planes challenge (10 comments in total)

Whoa.
Reminds me of flying into the old Hong Kong airport. There's a good vignette at the beginning of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon".

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 02:50 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

Mike99999 -
Says who?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

mferencz, you've misread my post. The PanLeica 100-400 is slightly smaller than the Sony 100-400, thanks to it's smaller max aperture, not because of the size of the sensor it covers. A Pentax 300/4 for 645 format is smaller and lighter than a Canon 300/4 for 35mm format, which shows that covering more sensor/film area doesn't require more glass. Generally speaking, a lens of a given max aperture and focal length will be roughly the same size, regardless of the format it's designed for, especially at normal-to-tele focal lengths.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

That's incorrect. The PanLeica is slightly smaller because its max aperture at the long end is f6.3, not f5.6. Regardless of format, a 300mm f4 is roughly the same size. I had one for 35mm SLR and one for 67 - same size. I just checked online, and Pentax' 300/4 for medium format is smaller and lighter than Canon's for 35mm. Check it out.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)

At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 11:54 UTC as 26th comment | 18 replies
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