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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:31:44 PM »
Pixel size doesn't really have anything to do with it. A single pixel doesn't make a picture. Multiple pixels in concert make a picture.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

I keep hearing "pixel size, pixel size!" and although I don't get the physics like you do, I can tell you that a single, full-frame sized pixel isn't going to take much of picture.   ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:26:53 PM »
My take away: Technology marches on. Physics not so much.

I'm really tired of all the "physics doesn't change" arguments.  Physics, literally "knowledge of nature" or the science of nature, changes all the time.  Nature itself does not change, but our understanding of it (aka physics) and ability to work within it changes on a daily basis.

If you want to be a photographer in Iceland:

"Working as a photographer or calling oneself a photographer requires a masters degree in photography from the Reykjavík Technical College, or a similar degree from another industry-based school in Iceland"



This is why one should not use Wikipedia. :P

In Iceland, under the Industry Act, to operate a professional photography business, requires the photographer to be registered as a tradesman of which there are three levels: Masters, Journeymen and Apprentices.  To own the business the photographer has to meet the requirements (pay fees) as a Master tradesman.

It has nothing to do with getting a Master's degree.  Think of it more like a photographer having a specific type of business license.

Interesting!  Is there any requirement for registering as a master level tradesman, or is it just different paperwork and/or more money?

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:01:37 PM »
Simple... most people would agree if cost isn't considered... And I think for me I want to see

Canon 50 f1.8 < Canon f1.4 < Sigma f1.4 < Canon 50L < Sigma 50 art < otus. 

But I understand it isn't that simple...

But it is that simple. 

The only problem is you need a different list for each of: weight, weather sealing, CA, corner sharpness, center sharpness, bokeh, color rendition, AF performance, cost, size, flare control, microcontrast, etc., etc.   :o

Landscape / Re: Total Lunar Eclipse - #1 of 4 - April 2014
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:51:08 PM »
I finally managed to get some processing on my images done. Out of 200 frames, I've picked 17 that encompass the total sequence from first shadow to last shadow. Still working on that composite. In the mean time, here is my Totality Triad composite, all spiced up:

Well, that's mildly...freaking awesome!  Can I buy a print of that off ya?

Landscape / Re: Total Lunar Eclipse - #1 of 4 - April 2014
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:18:27 PM »
That's beautiful shot jrista :)

I have never photograph the moon before. Last night, I gave it a try. Result I got is "indescribable"  :-\ :-\ :-\

That pretty much looks just like what mine would have, except I didn't bother to try knowing how bad it would be.  :-[

Thanks jrista for starting this thread, and any additional tips/tricks/how to's would be much appreciated!  I have no delusions (or particular interest) in being a great astrophotographer, but it would seem that just a nice shot of the moon should be within reach skill-wise and equipment-wise for most of us with a little help from our friends here.  Still 3 more chances! 

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:37:18 PM »
In less than 5 months, it'll be 5 years since the 7D was announced and nothing so far indicates that a 7D II will ever be released ... I've lost my interest in it and if it does get released, I most likely will not buy one.

On the other hand, if it never gets released, I most certainly will not buy one :)

On the other hand...wait, how many hands does this beast have??...I will almost certainly buy one.   8)

EOS Bodies / Re: DP Review's 10 most popular camera list
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:34:19 PM »
Just go to Amazon's best seller's list to see what people are actually buying...

Of if you prefer, check out Amazon's Top Rated list to see what people think of the cameras they've bought.

The Top 20 are all Canon.  The 5DIII tops the list, and there are no Nikon FF cameras in the Top 100.

Of course this could also just point out which brand has the most fanatic fan-boys (is that redundant?)   ;)

this will be softer than a marshmallow....

Even if true, I somehow doubt it'll be significant on a facebook size image.  I know people who are excited about this lens and the flexibility it offers.  They use DSLRs because of their ability to capture motion/sports better than any other option, but don't have any higher quality target output beyond facebook.

Macro / Re: The same flower.
« on: April 11, 2014, 04:16:45 PM »
I'm going to dissent and prefer the first one.  To me the 2nd one is a very generic flower picture that I feel like I've seen a million times.  The first one by virtue of not having the green background seems more unique and creative, which to me means more interesting.

That being said, it depends a bit on the audience/target application.  If it's for a book on flowers, the 2nd one has a more realistic presentation. 

Photography Technique / Re: What if we were still shooting slide film?
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:48:10 AM »
As a sport shooter, I cannot imagine trying to work with film. 

The only way (for me at least) to repeatedly capture "the moment" is with a burst.  If I had to hear the "ka-ching" with ever shutter release, I'd miss shots because I was worried about wasting money, or I'd miss the attempted one-shots because my timing sucks, or I'd be bankrupt.   :-\

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 06:01:24 PM »
"Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely."

Indefinitely:  "for an unspecified period of time"

In other words it will be available until they decide that it won't, which may be sooner than you think.

I'm happy to inform you all that the "soap" ended very well.
The photographer told me that I did the right thing calling him to talk about the bride approached me asking for my images and he's still calling me for other jobs.
Lesson learnt, I feel happy and relieved.
Thanks for the update. Good to hear that the situation was handled well.


Apologies for my earlier comments, I was wrong to assume you wouldn't do the right thing.

Yup, thanks for the update and glad it worked out! 

But Neuro, you can't apologize dude, this is the interweb; you're not allowed to be reasonable.  Ever.  For any reason.   :o

Wrong. Why would I post on a photography forum to show off?

"The Bride chose my images instead of the photographer, how much should I charge?"

Not, "What should I charge a bride for pics I shot at a wedding?" wanted everyone to know the bride preferred your images to the person paid to shoot the wedding. 

I have no idea why you'd come here to show off, but it seems clear that you did. 

Sorry, going to have to disagree with you on this one Neuro.  IMHO, the original statement is describing very relevant context, not braggadocio.  The option that you offer does not provide the necessary information that he was not the hired photographer, and that indeed there was one.

Quote from: Orangutan
I would offer a variant of Hanlon's Razor:  Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by human imperfection.
That's a new one to me, but I like it and indeed think it applies here.

Yet another pasionate debate without the facts.... sigh!

That's debatable.   ;D

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