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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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 (115 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 8th 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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Jacques Cornell: Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

The French President seems to be sure. Think he'd file a lawsuit he was sure to lose? The basis of the lawsuit is not that the paparazzo was harassing, but that he trespassed on private property. At least according to what I've read here.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: A gray card is a fraction of the cost of the ExpoDisc.

To clarify my original point:
There are still some old-fashioned "gray" cards that are not reference gray but are intended simply to reflect 18% of light falling on them for purposes of determining exposure. There are others that are color-neutral and intended for color calibration. Those are the ones I was referring to. They can be had for much less than the ExpoDisk.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 09:59 UTC
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barrym1966: Funny how no one is taking legal action against his wife since he was under 15 when they got together and she was his much older teacher. That's more news worthy

Barry, give it up. You're WAY off-topic.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
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barrym1966: Funny how no one is taking legal action against his wife since he was under 15 when they got together and she was his much older teacher. That's more news worthy

Um, something that happened decades ago and that has been public knowledge ever since is, almost by definition, NOT newsworthy.
Besides, which, what does this bit of trivia have to do with the topic at hand? Leave your political agenda at the door.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:35 UTC

Trespassing is illegal. Duh. All the hand-wringing in this thread seems rather silly, not to mention wildly blown out of proportion.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 03:44 UTC as 10th comment | 8 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.

Trespassing isn't illegal in France??? I find that hard to believe.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
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Funkyd3121: Must have been made by Apple

Fuky's post was both OT and slanderous. It needed a rebuttal. Hopefully the mods will delete this sub-thread.
Also, read again, and don't put words in my mouth: I didn't say "Apple computers outlasts Windows PC". I said MY Apple computers have outlasted all the PCs my friends, family and colleagues have owned. There's a difference between reporting actual experience and making a blanket claim. You need to work on your reading comprehension, or drop the straw dog argument. This sub-thread is now way OT, so over and out. Go ahead and have the last word.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 03:35 UTC
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entoman: The total weight of my gear often exceeds the carry-on weight/size limit, so out of necessity I have to put some of it in hold luggage. Provided that it is packed well, it should be perfectly safe.

By "packed well", I mean wrapped in bubble-wrap or boxed with polystyrene chips, and additionally protected by clothing.

When packing gear in this way I put it all in a hard case - one that is very conspicuous, and therefore less likely to be stolen or picked up accidentally.

Another sensible idea, if your flight is indirect, is to allow an extra day on arrival, to allow for possible delayed baggage!

The operative words are "should be". My hard-sided Samsonite suitcase arrived with one entire corner completely stoved in and the frame twisted. It was beyond repair. Must have fallen 30 feet from the plane to the tarmac. Also, a colleague had three Pelican cases containing $25k of Hasselblad and other gear simply fail to appear at Newark Airport. They were never found.

I would never use undisguised Pelican or other obvious "gear" cases, for the simple reason that airport baggage handlers can easily identify them as high-value items and make them disappear. I'd put a packed Pelican inside a ratty-looking duffel bag or suitcase.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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BeaverTerror: The mistake made is not checking camera equipment. It is spending 11k on a lens.

I don't believe you.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
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Funkyd3121: Must have been made by Apple

A useless and misleading glob of innuendo serving only to get attention and stir up controversy. Grade-A troll material.

My Apple computers have all outlasted every single Windows PC anyone I know has ever owned.

Now, back to the actual topic.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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