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May 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm in reply to: A funny job ad I found #25556
I think they have a pretty sophisticated site, and some fine quality work. It certainly seems they are high end and have the skills to deliver.
I imagine they asked for experience with a Mark III because they probably shoot with them and don’t want to change their editing workflow (and changing all their presets within Capture One version 7).May 19, 2015 at 11:03 am in reply to: Am I a Fauxtog? #25524
don’t know what it is about your top shot (the fellow in the silhouette) but when I viewed it, I had a flash-back to 1980 and wondered how I could score some weed near my office at lunch time.May 13, 2015 at 8:21 am in reply to: Honest Feedback requested! #25512
@CC: NOTHING gets by you… you’re like a super-sleuth! Are you sure you’re not a member of some OPP counter-intelligence special ops?
Wait… I guess if you were, you couldn’t answer in the affirmative anyway. So it’s kind of like one of the ultra-double-negatives… as in when Bill Clinton was questioned by Congress about Lewinsky:
Q: Is it your position that you did not want to have sexual relations with her?
A: Well, I didn’t not want to answer, but then it occurred to me that if your compound question wasn’t previously not broken down into its component parts, it would depend upon what the meaning of the word “is” is in the second to last question you asked.
A: Right. Next question.May 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm in reply to: Why is everyone hung up on NOISE!?! #25500
Right On!! I noticed the same!!
It can handle up to about 12,800 before the LR6 NR would make subjects look ‘plasticky.’ I haven’t really used the 1Dx for a good month now. I’m actually toying with selling it…April 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm in reply to: Fauxtogs who should end up on the main page… #25477
I tried to look at the links to the photos from https://www.facebook.com/michaelbrayphotography but I get a message that this page is unavailable. Perhaps someone ‘photo-shamed’ him?April 11, 2015 at 8:28 am in reply to: How to talk to a fauxtog? #25367
Some of your own shots have a white haze over them… was that intentional? It appears as though you over-adjusted the ‘blacks’ in post.
Otherwise, I like a great deal of them, especially the cute “kids” shot.
As for your friend, many look over-saturated, straight out-of-camera. You might suggest she / he wander from their comfort zone into unchartered territory – perhaps trying ‘incorrect’ camera settings with candids, off-camera flash, deliberately de-saturated colors, maybe using the ‘wrong’ white balance – all to challenge themselves to see other ways they could make a photo ‘work’ either with composition, focus, lighting, whatever, when met with the challenge of those changing conditions. They may be surprised.April 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm in reply to: Is this a Fauxtog? #25360
@CC: Do you think I should be asking the photographer?April 10, 2015 at 8:26 am in reply to: Is this a Fauxtog? #25357
WCS: I’m trying to understand what about these shots makes them so extraordinary? Perhaps there’s something I’m not seeing…? I do see much photoshop editing and some nice composition with a few, but beyond that, I’m stumped by your comment “I soon realized they were an amazing set of images.”April 4, 2015 at 10:27 pm in reply to: Ghost Dad Photo, What's Your Take? #25337
I’m with you.
For every person, grief is a deeply personal emotion. Many display it with copious tears and despair while others or more stoic.
Taking the edited photo and displaying it for the whole internet and world to see is somewhat disturbing for the very reason I mentioned above. If the family likes it, fine. But it’s not something to display to others, as it interferes with my own ideas of how I would grieve in such a situation. It’s the same as those who fight every September 11th over whether to read the names or not.
Death always comes out of season, and let each to their own was of sorrow.March 27, 2015 at 10:27 am in reply to: Am I a fauxtoggg #25283
Sure don’t see your work you fucktard!
Again, as CC insinuated above some months ago, your grammar requires some remediation.
I don’t have much time, so I’ll be succinct. In EVERY English sentence there must be a subject and a predicate. Your statement above does not qualify as a inasmuch as there is no defined subject. Writing a simple “I” would suffice as the defined subject. Moving along, using “sure” as an adverb modifying “don’t” works GRAMMATICALLY but the urban genre from which the rest of the statement is borne begs for different wording – perhaps “ain’t seen” would suffice. “Your work,” while, again, technically correct, wouldn’t allow the same fluency. Perhaps “YO shit” emphasizing the ‘yo’ with caps.
Substitution of these 2 phrase would also take care of the missing comma.
“you fucktard” is a splendid choice as an interjection phrase. The only change I’d make here is to capitalize the ‘F’ because, technically, the word becomes a quasi-proper noun as it refers back to a named individual, EyeDocPhotog. But that’s a small point.
So…. let’s put it all together shall we? You wrote
Sure don’t see your work you fucktard!
and incorporating my changes we now have
I ain’t seen YO shit, you Fucktard!
Better? 🙂March 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm in reply to: I'd like some opinions on my photos. #25274
Wow… this image tells me a dramatic story of a woman who perhaps had a hard life. That was the first sentence which came to mind. The lighting is great and allows for the texture of her face to really stand out. Well done.
Nice, sharp shot from above. Love the pose and shallow DOF.
Great candid, vivid colors.
In all, some nice work. 🙂March 21, 2015 at 7:46 am in reply to: Should I do a corny christmas shoot? #25246
[cause my ideas are better since this is what I do]
I wish my patients would see this quote and say “oh, THAT’S why I’m here!! You’re a doctor and are house-trained to treat these diseases. I’ll shut up and put away my smartphone now and stop asking insulting questions.”
But, alas. Maybe in my next lifetime.March 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm in reply to: Why is everyone hung up on NOISE!?! #25222
Now that my friend CC has learned me how to virtually eliminate noise by adjusting settings CORRECTLY on my camera and in ACR for RAW images, I feel as though my photography has taken a huge leap forward.
Note that I have also experimented with grainy images DELIBERATELY, for art’s sake. I will echo Vionthing’s words.March 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm in reply to: For the wedding people – Highest ISO you'll safely go? #25213
Bingo, thanks so much CC. I’m seeing patients now, I’ll be home by 7:30PM NYC time. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoot me an email then I’ll send over the high ISO DNGs. I appreciate your help immensely.
I see the 10,000 ISO shots that come straight out of the camera in jpeg with only medium NR applied and THEY LOOK BETTER than my DNG captures processed with LR or ACR enhancements!! I’m doing something WAY wrong!!
Have a look at this video from FroKnowsPhoto.com. Start at 1:13. Look at that clarity at 10, 12, 16,000 ISO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPuaIMd09BM What the hell am I doing wrong with this camera?!
HELP! 🙂March 17, 2015 at 7:57 am in reply to: For the wedding people – Highest ISO you'll safely go? #25206
I tried to post the DNG right from LR but all it allowed me was jpeg… how to post the original DNG?