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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
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Posted By PKR
When the price of Silver goes up, the price of...

When the price of Silver goes up, the price of products using Silver goes up. They never go back down, not that I can remember.

https://www.kitco.com/charts/popup/ag1825nyb.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Why the camera market, and photography, are on a...

Why the camera market, and photography, are on a decline.

Robin Wong's thoughts.

I thought Robin made several good points, some I missed. Most blame the Smart Phone. There are other things at work....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By PKR
Robert, please post this to Camera...

Robert, please post this to Camera Work.

Apparently, their have been changes made here and I have great difficulty posting.

Thanks, pkr.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Robert Frank November 9, 1924 – September 9,...

Robert Frank
November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019

Robert Frank, Legendary Documentary Photographer, Has Died at 94

Robert Frank, one of the most influential documentary photographers of our time,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Devin Yalkin I saw Devin's work in this last...

Devin Yalkin

I saw Devin's work in this last Sunday's NYT Mag and, it was interesting. I wondered about the muddy tones in his work. After visiting his page, it's pretty obvious that the NYT is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By PKR
Product Photographers Replaced by Robots

I guess many saw this coming. I wonder how it does with highly reflective surfaces and glassware?


When a Phone Won’t Cut It, Now You Can Hire a Robot Photographer
The rise of online shopping has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
It seems the NatGeo / Beth Moon thing isn't going...

It seems the NatGeo / Beth Moon thing isn't going away any time soon.

Scientific Errors in Those Nat Geo Milky Way Photos

petapixel.com
6 mins read

The night sky offers an unlimited source of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Hi Robert, I hope all's good with you and...

Hi Robert, I hope all's good with you and family.

Anush has a good eye. She keeps her equipment simple and produces some good images. She updates her Instagram feed regularly so, you can follow her...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
More Fake Photos.. How Beth Moon screwed the...

More Fake Photos.. How Beth Moon screwed the pooch.

This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows

petapixel.com

By Michael Zhang
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Eric...

Eric...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Anush Babajanyan Anush works with one Nikon FX...

Anush Babajanyan

Anush works with one Nikon FX body and 28mm & 50mm lenses....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Michael Wolf 1954 - 24 April 2020 RIP...

Michael Wolf 1954 - 24 April 2020

RIP...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Tomas van Houtryve https://tomasvh.com/

Tomas van Houtryve

https://tomasvh.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Hi Willie. I hope you're well and making lots of...

Hi Willie. I hope you're well and making lots of pictures.

pkr
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,758
Posted By PKR
Wind at your back and good light Roger. pkr

Wind at your back and good light Roger.

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Matt Black updated his website. The image...

Matt Black updated his website.

The image quality of his black and white work is really good on my monitor. I would love to speak with him on his methods. Willie, do you know how Matt achieved this...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-06-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,758
Posted By PKR
Roger you're one of a kind. You're always...

Roger you're one of a kind. You're always generous with your knowledge and humor.

Roger, if you read this, my thoughts are with you.

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Really nice stuff. Thanks for posting. I think...

Really nice stuff. Thanks for posting.

I think Koudelka may have some influence in his work ?

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
More of "that kind" of photo news. This kind of...

More of "that kind" of photo news.

This kind of thing is getting to be a common thing now.

The Winning Photo of the $120K HIPA Prize Was Apparently Staged
Mar 18, 2019 Michael Zhang

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Hi Willie, Robert, John, I hope you're all well...

Hi Willie, Robert, John,

I hope you're all well and making lots of good photos/fotos.

Here's some new storm stuff from Mitch Dobrowner.
I've see his Audio Tech credits in many recent Sony...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-24-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,243
Posted By PKR
Hi Bill; I'm rarely on the site these days. But,...

Hi Bill;

I'm rarely on the site these days. But, when i am, i always check to see what you have written. I've been reading your stuff for years, going back to Camera 35.

I spent about half an hour...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
John Densky http://www.johndensky.ca/

John Densky
http://www.johndensky.ca/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
John & Robert, Happy New Year to you two. All...

John & Robert,

Happy New Year to you two.

All the best, for great things, photos and other stuff in your lives, in 2019.

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Here's some stuff on Nick Nichols. I knew Nick...

Here's some stuff on Nick Nichols.

I knew Nick when he lived in SF and Berkeley with his wife Riba and their two young sons in the 70s & 80s. I haven't spoken with him in some time.

Nick is an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
It's really nice to see you guys keeping this...

It's really nice to see you guys keeping this thing alive.

I visit the front page of the forum now and then but, don't log on. I haven't seen any serious photography posts in some time. I stopped...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,074
Posted By PKR
Bill Allard takes on a few students each year. I...

Bill Allard takes on a few students each year. I think about 8. Recently, he had to require a portfolio to be submitted for review for acceptance. And, all students must use their digital cameras in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
Yeah, too many buttons, feels bad in the hand. I...

Yeah, too many buttons, feels bad in the hand. I have that problem too. It kept me from using medium format a lot in the film dazzze.

Fuji has fixed that for many of us.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
Hi Willie; I have both FF and APS-C systems....

Hi Willie;

I have both FF and APS-C systems. Sometime back, I found myself using the smaller format more and more, for the reasons you outline.

Many commercial clients occasionally want huge files....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
"Just because you "don't get it" doesn't mean it...

"Just because you "don't get it" doesn't mean it isn't a viable choice for many other people."

Succinct and accurate.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
Black's done a lot of work in central California....

Black's done a lot of work in central California. I think his website and the Magnum site cover much of it.

As for the Instagram people, they are a good sampling of today's "photo people". Few of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
Yep, I agree. I see many pros traveling light...

Yep, I agree. I see many pros traveling light these days. The less stuff you pack, the more you get done. Lugging a lot of gear around is both hard on your energy and a lot of bs to think about when...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
"I don't care what anyone else shoots with...

"I don't care what anyone else shoots with because ultimate(ly) it is the work that matters."

I think this is the root of the argument. And, I believe it's the great divide among the mass of "photo...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,264
Posted By PKR
"It is a camera that lets me have full control...

"It is a camera that lets me have full control and gets out of the way and lets me create.."

I don't think many understand this concept. In the time I've been on this forum, I've always spoken of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,859
Posted By PKR
If you work outdoors with speed lights, or...

If you work outdoors with speed lights, or indoors balancing window daylight w/flash, the X100 cameras have a great advantage over most others. A Leaf shutter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,791
Posted By PKR
If you look at some of the cameras pros are...

If you look at some of the cameras pros are using, the MP count isn't huge. For a long time, many ADs were comparing digital camera output to a scanned 8x10 chrome. With the demise of big film,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-24-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,113
Posted By PKR
Marketing BS like, "pre-owned".

Marketing BS like, "pre-owned".
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-24-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,113
Posted By PKR
Design excellence, production length/history...

Design excellence, production length/history (Nikon 35 f1.4 & 55, micro, and Leica 35 Summicron come to mind) are big factors. The number of "famous/classic images" made with the lens and variants...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-22-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,456
Posted By PKR
Considering the current news cycle, popcorn...

Considering the current news cycle, popcorn futures.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
8, 12, 14 vs 16-Bit Depth: What Do You Really...

8, 12, 14 vs 16-Bit Depth: What Do You Really Need?!

By Greg Benz

PART 3 OF 3

Future proofing
As we discussed above, sometimes the choice of bit depth doesn’t matter right away, but later in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
8, 12, 14 vs 16-Bit Depth: What Do You Really...

8, 12, 14 vs 16-Bit Depth: What Do You Really Need?!

By Greg Benz

PART 2 OF 3

Because Lightroom only allows +5 stops of exposure, I also adjusted the curve to bring in the top-right point to 80%...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Note: I generally don't archive technical...

Note: I generally don't archive technical articles but, I found this good and important. My tech-photo skills/knowledge aren't the best. So, Willie if you would read and comment on this lengthy...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By PKR
I wonder if this business will have a serious...

I wonder if this business will have a serious effect on his future as an artist? It's in the two big Art news sources. So, public and the Art world are aware of the issue.

"Artist Hank Willis...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By PKR
Jeff Koons has deep pockets like Prince. He can...

Jeff Koons has deep pockets like Prince. He can afford a team of lawyers to hamstring most contesters of intellectual property theft. Look at how long Richard Prince got away with stealing images,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By PKR
"Geez, what a pretentious word for ripping off...

"Geez, what a pretentious word for ripping off other people's work. 'Remix.' Like a so-called DJ.."

That caught my eye too. Makes it seem commonplace and the norm. The term migrates to "today's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By PKR
Hi Steve, I'm in a bad place for good...

Hi Steve, I'm in a bad place for good connectivity today. I had a bit of a failure for a time. The link is up. Sorry for the delay/error.

pkr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By PKR
Photographer Says Artist Stole Photo for ‘Remix’

Photographer Says Artist Stole Photo for ‘Remix’
Sep 17, 2018 Michael Zhang

South African photographer Graeme Williams was attending the opening of the Johannesburg Art Fair earlier this month when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
DAH Hurricane Florence I love some of Harvey's...

DAH Hurricane Florence

I love some of Harvey's short video clips.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnto4qbBq9B/?hl=en&taken-by=davidalanharvey
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By PKR
Yeah, they're using your money for as long as...

Yeah, they're using your money for as long as possible.

I quit doing business with ebay when, my bank manager told me that ebay was requesting info on any other bank accounts i had other than the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By PKR
I find it hard to believe you're that naive ?

I find it hard to believe you're that naive ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 33,627
Posted By PKR
San Francisco.. TV crew reporting on car...

San Francisco..

TV crew reporting on car break-ins in SF has both bait car and camera crew vehicle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 33,627
Posted By PKR
Making your camera look old and ugly (if it...

Making your camera look old and ugly (if it hasn't already achieved that state) is a big deterrent. The thief will be looking for a nice looking camera to sell.

I know this goes against the thinking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By PKR
I don't know the wedding photo business model....

I don't know the wedding photo business model. But, it seems the thief is simply taking credit for photos they didn't create to generate business and, represent their ability to create imagery that's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By PKR
You continue to find reasons to excuse photo...

You continue to find reasons to excuse photo theft. Keeping your images offline doesn't prevent all photo theft. But, I'm sure you know this.

The only thing that I've seen stop a photo thief is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By PKR
"Photographer creates a website and posts a small...

"Photographer creates a website and posts a small selection of thumbnail images. She accepts that by posting them online they may be used elsewhere without permission. She's fine with that because...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By PKR
EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive and ‘Upload Filter’

petapixel.com

By Michael Zhang

The European Parliament yesterday voted in favor of the highly controversial EU Copyright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
9/11 Never...

9/11

Never Forget.

https://www.financialexpress.com/photos/business-gallery/850713/911-attack-20-haunting-post-tragedy-photos-of-world-trade-centre-that-sum-up-the-tragedy/14/

Joe McNally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By PKR
Data Scientists Chart the Tragic Rise of Selfie...

Data Scientists Chart the Tragic Rise of Selfie Deaths
73 people died from selfies in the first eight months of 2016 alone.
by Emerging Technology from the arXiv November 15, 2016

Selfies became...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By PKR
I'm no youngster. When growing up and in college,...

I'm no youngster. When growing up and in college, my friends weren't that stupid. We also owned guns and there weren't any school shootings. Most of my friends got hurt riding motorcycles. And, that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By PKR
Another Selfie Death

I held out hope for generation Z.. Oh well..


From PetaPixel

Teen Falls to Death Trying to Take Selfie at Yosemite Waterfall
Sep 10, 2018 Michael Zhang

Taking risks for extreme selfies has claimed...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By PKR
Harry; I've missed your posts. I'm not here as...

Harry;

I've missed your posts. I'm not here as much as in the past.

Hope you're well, pkr

https://archive.org/details/TheLivesOfHarryLime
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Here's a photo that as an educational tool, is...

Here's a photo that as an educational tool, is worth a bucket of new lenses to those who haven't figured this out.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjjjGICBYBz/?hl=en&tagged=williamalbertallard

Photo...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-28-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By PKR
Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform

Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform
August 28, 2018


Leading journalists from more than 20 countries joined a call Tuesday for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-28-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
I guess, I should point out that, the difference...

I guess, I should point out that, the difference between the best few lenses wasn't vast, but was clearly visible and worth the testing. The thing that was staggering, was the vast difference between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
Eye...

Eye Care

https://petapixel.com/2018/08/25/how-to-look-after-your-eyes-as-a-photographer/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
Fuji EX 50 f2.8, by a good margin. I tested Leica...

Fuji EX 50 f2.8, by a good margin. I tested Leica Focotars, Nikon EL, Schneider variants and Fuji ES and EX.

They aren't easy to find. I got lucky, after a lot of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By PKR
Yep. Royal Robbins passed away in March of...

Yep. Royal Robbins passed away in March of 2017.
https://www.royalrobbins.com/timeline/

https://www.royalrobbins.com/

Those guys all had lots of stories. The story of Yvon Chouinard being drafted,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By PKR
Lots of the old Camp 4 guys are gone. People...

Lots of the old Camp 4 guys are gone.

People forget about Galen Rowell. Galen was a good photographer.
http://www.mountainlight.com/

Doug Tompkins moved to SA and was rarely heard from. Hap Klopp,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-24-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
I pay more attention to the lenses (focal...

I pay more attention to the lenses (focal length,etc) I use the most.

First, you have do decide that within a set of lenses, all 28mm f2.8 AIS for example, that some will be better than others.....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
John; I do a lot of table top and other still...

John; I do a lot of table top and other still life work with an old 60mm AFD Micro Nikkor. It's an amazing lens. I bought it from a friend who is a Nikon executive. It was old and rotated out of NPS...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
John, I often worked with ADs who were used to...

John, I often worked with ADs who were used to looking at 8x10 Ektachromes. They would look at my portfolio and then ask about the camera format. There was often a pause after I answered. One AD...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
Yep, you are. But, if you print big, i believe...

Yep, you are. But, if you print big, i believe testing is well worth the time.

By big, I mean 20 x 24" or larger.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
I start with sheets of newspaper taped to a wall....

I start with sheets of newspaper taped to a wall. They are lit at 45 degrees by quarts light. The camera is tripod mounted and a cable release is used. I test at several camera to target distances at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-23-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By PKR
Hi Bill; I test my lenses. Years ago, when...

Hi Bill;

I test my lenses.

Years ago, when picking up all my Nikon gear from it's annual cleaning, a Nikon Factory Tech came out of the repair area holding my 24mm f 2.8 AIS. He was accompanied...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Long time friend to Camera Work has some work...

Long time friend to Camera Work has some work up.

"When you photograph people, visual access is everything. It trumps all the gear you can stuff in your bag or your forum. I’ll take ‘trust’ over a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
I know a few photographers who have Instagram...

I know a few photographers who have Instagram pages. The few who come to mind, teach on an annual basis. So, i guess that makes some sense, as per announcements and other info. I don't know many...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
What I see as very different today is, many...

What I see as very different today is, many people see no value in Art. This is pretty common i think. First TV, and more recently social media have played a big roll in this. And, I think the trend...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
With cars, its worse than what most people think...

With cars, its worse than what most people think as per "electronics". Most new cars have GPS tracking built in. Most can be disabled by a signal sent from a Highway Patrol car. Most need to go to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
Bob; I don't think most of the social media...

Bob;

I don't think most of the social media photographers can tell the difference. Recently, a neighbor looked an an old gallery portfolio of my work and dismissed it as complete BS. These are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
I think film will be around for quite some time.....

I think film will be around for quite some time.. B & W for sure.

As for cars (trucks), there's lots of stuff around that will pass smog, that isn't full of electronics. An older Chev or Ford with a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
I think, he's talking about public perception and...

I think, he's talking about public perception and art, with a small "a", and I agree with him. To find a good published photo on social media is a task. In the past, anything published went through...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
It's been my experience that, the good...

It's been my experience that, the good photographers are still in business and making money. The thing that separates the men from the boys, in high end photography, is usually lighting and, a good...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
I agree with you. I think this comes back to...

I agree with you.

I think this comes back to editing. Photo Editors, Art Directors, Graphic Designers and my printer, made me a better photographer. I got a lot of feedback over the years. It was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
Larry; As I and others have said, both on this...

Larry;

As I and others have said, both on this thread and the others, this isn't about the phone as a camera tool, at least for those interested in photography. The gear people may find some issue...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
My citation was to underline the comment John...

My citation was to underline the comment John made. Seems you have a problem with the numbers?

As for phones and social media, my neighbor told me her boyfriend was killed in an auto accident...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-17-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
That's what I got from him. Instagram: "Around...

That's what I got from him.

Instagram:

"Around 95 million photos are uploaded each day"

"More than 40 billion photos have been shared so far"

That's just Instagram.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-15-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
Bill; What do you think Gene Smith would have...

Bill;

What do you think Gene Smith would have done with a camera phone? My recollection is, that he would use any tool that got the job done.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is...

From North Korea to Baltimore, Instagram Is Fostering the Next Generation of Photojournalists
Artsy Editors
Jan 21, 2016 7:00 am

February 13, 2010. Marjah, Afghanistan. A troop-carrying helicopter...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
"in which people seek out the same locations and...

"in which people seek out the same locations and take the same photos. "

I've read that in Yosemite Valley, there are trail markers indicating the exact three spots where Ansel Adams placed his...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,216
Posted By PKR
Hi Bill; I don't think the topic is fully...

Hi Bill;

I don't think the topic is fully cooked, so, please continue with it.

No one brought up the subject of working photojournalists using camera phones. I know that many do. If you can get a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By PKR
Link to Virginia Fed Court...

Link to Virginia Fed Court thread..

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=165537
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
I'm constantly reminded of the Gaussian Curve...

I'm constantly reminded of the Gaussian Curve when intelligence is in question.

Hope you and your wife are well, pkr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
"In fact, someone else said the same thing...

"In fact, someone else said the same thing earlier on this thread. That a photographer they knew made half their income from prosecuting cases of image theft."

I made a comment about Photographer...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By PKR
Tripod mass can be an advantage. Not just in...

Tripod mass can be an advantage. Not just in windy spots, but in overall stability. I use an old Gitzo Studex Compac Rapid. With the ball head, it comes in at around 10 lbs. I sometimes hang a weight...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
Who is the "WE"? Maybe you can furnish a list...

Who is the "WE"?

Maybe you can furnish a list ?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
You mean, who needs talent when you can steal...

You mean, who needs talent when you can steal it?

Mr. Prince responded on Twitter: “Phony fraud photographers keep mooching me. Why? I changed the game,” he wrote on Wednesday. His Instagram...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
EU Court Ruling...

EU Court Ruling ..

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=165846
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By PKR
Online Photos Can’t Be Used Without Permission, EU Court Rules

Online Photos Can’t Be Used Without Permission, EU Court Rules

PetaPixel
Aug 08, 2018 Michael Zhang

A Virginia federal court sparked quite a controversy among photographers last month when it ruled...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
This Milky Way Photo Was Shot on a Phone The...

This Milky Way Photo Was Shot on a Phone

The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts the highest-scoring smartphone camera ever evaluated by DxOMark, sitting head and shoulders above its competition with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By PKR
Bill. If you're commenting on my above post.. If...

Bill. If you're commenting on my above post..

If my neighbor, who I like, wants to come into my yard weekly, and pick 10 avocados off my tree, I'm fine with that. If the AH down the street wants to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By PKR
X ray, see the last entry.. EBay wants to reuse...

X ray, see the last entry.. EBay wants to reuse quality photos (own and charge for them?).

Not allowed
Including photos that don't accurately represent the item for sale
Placeholder images used to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By PKR
Yep ! In getting rid of some old gear in the...

Yep !

In getting rid of some old gear in the past, I would often set up a 2 Ft bank light and fill, with a nice table top setup (background) and, do quality product photos of all the gear I wanted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
The local photo kiddies view "democratization"...

The local photo kiddies view "democratization" as, their right to use any of my work as they please. A couple of years back, I was met with a group of photo students "demanding" access to larger...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
David; Again, I don't think this about the...

David;

Again, I don't think this about the device, the camera phone, but the attitude / mind-set of the "new photographer", who often uses a camera phone to make photos.

I can remember reading,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
From Mike Johnson at TOP, this morning.. "I...

From Mike Johnson at TOP, this morning..

"I assume most people around here are visual, and like visual representations of information. I know I do. You might be interested in a recent infographic at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I'm afraid we're in the minority on this topic...

I'm afraid we're in the minority on this topic Teddy. The photo world has changed. It has been dumbed down like many other things.

The local photo art students claim my photo archives belong to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
David, I have no idea what goes on re food photos...

David, I have no idea what goes on re food photos in the UK. I've had some experience with French products sold in the US. The French, in my experience, want their food represented accurately.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Bob, in your attached photo, I'm guessing that,...

Bob, in your attached photo, I'm guessing that, all the ingredients were placed so that the photo would depict the contents? Eating a sandwich that was made that way would be difficult. It looks like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Hi John; I'm sure that's the case. But, if you...

Hi John;

I'm sure that's the case. But, if you want your pizza to look like the one pictured, begin with duplicating the lighting used. As a "photographer" I'm sure you're aware of a possible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Hi Roger; The head on a glass of beer is caused...

Hi Roger;

The head on a glass of beer is caused by bubbles forming around dust particles in the glass. I'm sure you've seen pub workers dunking a glass in water just before pulling the tap ? This is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I don't know where you get your info, but I've...

I don't know where you get your info, but I've never seen anything like the things you mention done for a photo. I worked as an assistant to Irving Penn's former studio manager, who shot a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
David; I can only tell you that much of the food...

David; I can only tell you that much of the food that my friend photographs is off the shelf. As you would expect, he knows where to buy good looking and tasting food.

Most recently, the bread for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
David; I think you may be behind the times in...

David; I think you may be behind the times in much of this. My studio mate is a food photographer and rarely is anything photographed that isn't eaten'. Most food is prepped in several photogenic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
With no cost, and very little thinking, or care...

With no cost, and very little thinking, or care for the created final product.. in most cases.

Maybe, given the quantity of images uploaded to social media daily, a very small %, 0.001 (?) are made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Nope, I just searched WW and insta. So, you don't...

Nope, I just searched WW and insta. So, you don't think it's his site?

Edit:

You may be correct, I'm not sure. My web presence is run by a 2nd party. I don't do any day to day work on it. I do have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
When I saw the article I thought of the "new...

When I saw the article I thought of the "new photographer" uploading 3500 unedited pictures to social media he took on his 2 week vacation. Also, some pros who make 1500 captures on a 1 day...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I think, in the early days of Kodak, photography...

I think, in the early days of Kodak, photography was fairly easy. You bought a camera loaded with film. You exposed the film with images. Then, you returned the camera to Kodak, who made prints and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Why are you taking a shot at PetaPixel? Please...

Why are you taking a shot at PetaPixel? Please correct me if i'm wrong.

The story came from Michael Zhang. Michael is co founder/owner of PetaPixel. I figure you don't like his site. No problem....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I'll take that as, you didn't bother to check...

I'll take that as, you didn't bother to check before taking a poke at someone who's made a name for himself in the visual/image world. Pretty sad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/wimwenders/...

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/wimwenders/?hl=en

You did look, right ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I would completely agree with you Bob, except for...

I would completely agree with you Bob, except for the local art students who want my stuff. They think, they have a lot of say in what I do with my work, as everything is shared and free today, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Hi Bob; I think today, a lot of good photography...

Hi Bob;

I think today, a lot of good photography gets lost in the social media photo tsunami.

Years back, my studio mate, who makes a lot of TV spots and isn't known for his intellectual...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
I think, in some instances phones have...

I think, in some instances phones have introduced "photography" to some who would never have found it otherwise. And, a camera phone in the hands of a good visualist is just another, "often more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By PKR
Wim Wenders: Phones Have Made Photography ‘More Dead Than Ever’

Wim Wenders: Phones Have Made Photography ‘More Dead Than Ever’
From Michael Zhang at PetaPixel

Renowned German photographer and filmmaker Wim Wenders thinks that photography “is more dead than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By PKR
Well, I would have my repairman look at it. Then...

Well, I would have my repairman look at it. Then you can decide between a repair or replacing the camera. Buying another used camera (unless from a dealer or repair group)doesn't guarantee that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By PKR
I have several F3s that are used a lot. They are...

I have several F3s that are used a lot. They are tough cameras. I suggest you check to see if the camera is jammed. I never had that problem in many years of use, with both body only and, MD4...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-27-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By PKR
This is interesting stuff, the way people work,...

This is interesting stuff, the way people work, that is. When I find photos I like, I'm always interested in how they were made. In my work related stuff , it's expected that I deliver sharp photos;...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-27-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By PKR
"the law in most countries is an unenforceable...

"the law in most countries is an unenforceable mess."

Thanks Roger !

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Winogrand video. These have been posted...

Winogrand video.

These have been posted previously, but entertaining and valuable. He seems a happy guy, it shows in his work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl4f-QFCUek

It rolls to part 2.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-27-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By PKR
Winogrand was pretty loose with the 28 finder. I...

Winogrand was pretty loose with the 28 finder. I don't work that way, or do street photography but, I appreciate his working style and the results it produced.

With a lens like a 28, that can be...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-26-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By PKR
Use good...

Use good glue!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM4IGweHT2k

Alignment might be easy, but properly clamping it in the aligned position might be tricky. Best done in a cold environment (so you have...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,387
Posted By PKR
You did a good job of raising your son. Much to...

You did a good job of raising your son. Much to be proud of.

pkr
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By PKR
I think it could be argued that, if you earned...

I think it could be argued that, if you earned any funds from photography that, exposure "made by you, or your agent", be it a web site or any gallery promotion (not including a given image in the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-26-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By PKR
If you're in serious need, and care more about...

If you're in serious need, and care more about the imagery than the camera; given the space on the top plate, epoxy a shoe to the top plate.

As per John's link, lots of room for a...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By PKR
That part about: "conjunction with your name", is...

That part about: "conjunction with your name", is interesting. If the print is signed on the face (border) and not on the back, as many do, is that "connecting the image with your name" in a legal...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By PKR
As a working photographer, before hanging a...

As a working photographer, before hanging a gallery show years back, my Publications Attorney reminded me that, hanging photos publicly, be it an art gallery, museum or the local café, was...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,663
Posted By PKR
I think social media has played a big part in...

I think social media has played a big part in this. Take a photo of someone getting their mail from in front of their home and, if there's a name on the mail box, which is often the case.. the viewer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Marina Koryakin Marina bought her first camera...

Marina Koryakin

Marina bought her first camera in 2015. Since then, she's been very busy making photos. She doesn't appear to be a young women so, I'm sure from the look of her work, she learned to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Andre Kertesz in...

Andre Kertesz in Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCr1r4boxdU

"Among his many honors and awards were a Guggenheim Fellowship and admission to the French Legion of Honor.
Kertész's work had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
I own a bunch of glass. It's necessary for work....

I own a bunch of glass. It's necessary for work. But, extreme WA distortion aside, it's pretty easy to change perspective in most cases, with your feet.

"The best zoom lens is your legs.” -Ernst Haas
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Yeah, you can't teach creativity. You can help...

Yeah, you can't teach creativity. You can help and encourage the creative, but that's it, as per my experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Yes Robert, you're correct IPPA NEW YORK –...

Yes Robert, you're correct

IPPA

NEW YORK – July 18, 2018 – The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is proud to announce the winners of the 11th Annual Awards. This year’s winners were selected...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
IPPA IPhone Awards 2018 If you look through this...

IPPA IPhone Awards 2018

If you look through this site you'll find a gallery of previous awards. While I don't like all the good photos, there are some real gems, done with a camera phone. The more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By PKR
I know they help NPS members with valid Nikon USA...

I know they help NPS members with valid Nikon USA equipment. I don't know their policy on non members and non USA gear. But, I would send them an email. The upstate NY office is probably the best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Yep, most pro/consumer level cameras do a fine...

Yep, most pro/consumer level cameras do a fine job. Many of the older niche cameras were/are used by pros and art photographers. The GF-1 comes to mind. And today, the little Sony X 100 series are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Good luck with that.. Some see and most don't....

Good luck with that..

Some see and most don't. As per my earlier post.

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Given that case, why not use a 100mp Phase ? ...

Given that case, why not use a 100mp Phase ? it's a Bayer array I think, as per previous sensors, and could be tested by DXOMark I would guess?

I wonder if DXOMark tests Phase One cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Well Nick, I think my criteria for camera/sensor...

Well Nick, I think my criteria for camera/sensor selection is far different than yours.

I took many pictures using film for many years. I worked both commercially and did my personal work with film....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Yeah, I know. See frame #76 And, why would this...

Yeah, I know. See frame #76

And, why would this be good for Fuji ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Has anyone seen the DXOMark review on the Fuji...

Has anyone seen the DXOMark review on the Fuji Phovia 100F Flavor Instant Noodle Product ?

Oh, I forgot, DXOMark doesn't review Fujifilm products...

Fujifilm Launches Provia 100F-Flavored Instant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Great stuff Willie.

Great stuff Willie.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Burk Uzzle new work https://www.burkuzzle.com/

Burk Uzzle
new work

https://www.burkuzzle.com/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,032
Posted By PKR
In my opinion, Phil is the best camera reviewer...

In my opinion, Phil is the best camera reviewer on this forum. I've used cameras in some bad environments, all work related. Sand storms, explosions in steel mills (2 of them, years apart). Phil's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Quantum Dot lighting. Quantum dot white LEDs...

Quantum Dot lighting.

Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

July 12, 2018, Optical Society of America


https://phys.org/news/2018-07-quantum-dot-white-efficiency.html#jCp

"Efficient...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Hi David; Let me rephrase that.. Some people...

Hi David;



Let me rephrase that.. Some people get it, most people don't.

Best, pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
I thought sometime back that, trying to get that...

I thought sometime back that, trying to get that concept across has become a waste of my time. There are some who get it, and a lot that don't. I think, to my mind, the interest simply isn't in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-09-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
There are 3 big (1 of them pretty famous) Art...

There are 3 big (1 of them pretty famous) Art Schools in my city. There are also 2 major universities, that offer BFA/MFA degrees.

Some students from these schools commonly "appropriated" digital...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-09-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
While I don't care for the camera movements...

While I don't care for the camera movements (photomatics), this method of public presentation seems fairly safe.

Elliott...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
The better camera is the one you're most...

The better camera is the one you're most comfortable using. The one that will get used to make photos you like. The rest is bs, in my opinion. Most modern digital cameras will produce good technical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Yeah, hardware.. if you look at all the great...

Yeah, hardware.. if you look at all the great pictures that have been taken, few would wonder about what camera they were made with. Large vs smaller format sometimes comes up among photographer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Who owns DXO Mark ? "DxO Labs is no longer the...

Who owns DXO Mark ?

"DxO Labs is no longer the same company as DxO Mark — DxO Mark became an independent company in the fall of 2017....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,832
Posted By PKR
Ha, yeah. I'm currently working with a new FF 40...

Ha, yeah.

I'm currently working with a new FF 40 MP Dogmatic 4000D. "It solves all of your image problems, all of the time." TM

Hope you're well emraphoto, pkr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
From: The Verge Google shows how easy it is for...

From: The Verge

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

To highlight the need for more secure copyright protections

By Nick [email protected] Aug 18, 2017,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
If you consider all the image theft over the...

If you consider all the image theft over the years that wasn't pursued (local Art School students, etc.), more than my fair share.

I donate my time and money to feeding the poor. The internet...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
You come across as someone who has lifted photos,...

You come across as someone who has lifted photos, and thought nothing of it. Please correct me if I'm wrong? If that's the case, it makes you an image thief, correct ? Or, in simpler terms, a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
The agent, in the instance of my web exposure, is...

The agent, in the instance of my web exposure, is an art gallery. As far as getting photo work, I do that without outside help.

And, I would prefer that my gallery work not be included in their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
In my case, and in the cases of many others in my...

In my case, and in the cases of many others in my field, it's select exposure to a particular set of individuals that's important. Exposing my work to the general public, is a waste of time and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
An excellent assessment of, the public's attitude...

An excellent assessment of, the public's attitude regarding most anything found on the web.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
Yep, and it's why people don't file patents on a...

Yep, and it's why people don't file patents on a lot of stuff..

The formula for Coca Cola and the KFC recipe are old, pre China and the web, examples. Today, lots of intellectual property goes...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
Well, that's true to a degree. The first case...

Well, that's true to a degree.

The first case of image theft I saw, was at a big photo sales event. It was so big, I couldn't see it all in an hour or two.

At that time, I was doing my own b&w...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-02-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
There is a good chance this will catch on. I...

There is a good chance this will catch on.

I removed my stuff (for the most part) from the web years back. The students at the local art colleges, just across the bay from you, are taught that it's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-02-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6,175
Posted By PKR
Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use

Just a heads up for those who may have missed this..

From: Michael Zhang at PetaPixel

Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use

A Virginia federal court has made a decision that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the...

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

nytimes.com | 2018-06-07T23:15:29.000Z


Under the helmets, the faces are young and tormented, stubbled and dirty, taut with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By PKR
David...

David Duncan

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/ddd/gallery/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By PKR
Pretty interesting KM25. Lots of Sinar parts...

Pretty interesting KM25. Lots of Sinar parts around.

Is the film completely flat in your mount ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Edward Burtynsky Instagram feed. The photo...

Edward Burtynsky Instagram feed.

The photo record (snapshots and other) give some insight into how Burtynsky works.

https://www.instagram.com/edwardburtynsky/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
It's great to see others posting to this thread !

It's great to see others posting to this thread !
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,066
Posted By PKR
Better health to you Chris. pkr

Better health to you Chris.

pkr
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
The Last Days of TIME...

The Last Days of TIME Inc
.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/19/business/media/time-inc-oral-history.html
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,029
Posted By PKR
Does Zen come with the camera or is it an...

Does Zen come with the camera or is it an accessory?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,029
Posted By PKR
Leica, Shmika.. Ernst Haas Bokeh, Shmooka...

Leica, Shmika..

Ernst Haas


Bokeh, Shmooka ..

Me
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,003
Posted By PKR
http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-macallan-ma...

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-macallan-masters-of-photography-elliott-erwitt

https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/12/new-elliott-erwitt-book-comes-with-hidden-flask-of-rare-macallan-whisky.ht...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,003
Posted By PKR
I had a graphic design client who, apparently,...

I had a graphic design client who, apparently, is/was a painter. I did work for this women over a number of years; we often traveled together on jobs. We had many conversations about art and other...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,003
Posted By PKR
You only need to look to painters who's talent...

You only need to look to painters who's talent was discovered after their death for proof.

The psychological makeup of many highly talented people requires a second participant to bring "public...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Famous Photographer in the news.. "Le Weinstein...

Famous Photographer in the news..

"Le Weinstein de Suède" : Jean-Claude Arnault, ce Français à l'origine du report du prix Nobel de littérature"

(what a great headline, it's why I love the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Lee Friedlander Live stream document courtesy...

Lee Friedlander

Live stream document courtesy of PDN

https://livestream.com/nypl/events/7222359
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Hi Willie; The most insightful stuff I've read...

Hi Willie;

The most insightful stuff I've read about Winogrand were things that Lee Friedlander has said about him. I'm sure you know they were close friends. I think, late in his life, Friedlander...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
He sprinkles them in a series through The...

He sprinkles them in a series through The Philosophy, comparing and contrasting the depiction of women as he progresses chronologically through Winogrand’s career, which roughly coincided with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Fortunately, he had a crack team of writer...

Fortunately, he had a crack team of writer friends to do the heavy lifting. Helen Gary Bishop, Leo Rubinfien, and Tod Papageorge all contributed introductions to his monographs, each one stellar....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2018
Replies: 1,853
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 276,832
Posted By PKR
Book Review: ‘The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand’

For a photographer with so many memorable quips to his name, Garry Winogrand didn’t leave much of a paper trail. The four books he made during his lifetime (five if you count the 1976 Grossmont...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-19-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
It wasn't just her, she was the one with the...

It wasn't just her, she was the one with the mouth. The brains may have been elsewhere, and likely more dangerous.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-19-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
I think the nonexistent environmental concerns...

I think the nonexistent environmental concerns are one of the reasons the semiconductor conductor industry moved there. Cheap labor is also in the mix.

Lawmakers in this state don't want any...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
Thumbs up David; I did think a bit before writing this. A...

David;

I did think a bit before writing this. A fellow I know of works in China. He lives there. He's an American from Michigan and a younger guy. He has a Ph.D from MIT in EE. He works as a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
I just remembered something of note, from my...

I just remembered something of note, from my conversation with the young women I wrote about in frame #174

She demanded, not requested, that I put my images on a website so, she and her fellow...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
Soo, I suppose we know where those thousands of...

Soo, I suppose we know where those thousands of images came from https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Seriously, I too been a developer for both web and desktop...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
"I was by myself, hiring people on an “as need”...

"I was by myself, hiring people on an “as need” basis."

Most of us are using that model in today's changed photo market.


I understand your position. I feel my time is very valuable too.

Best, pkr
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
Hi Bill; Let me describe copying as I've seen...

Hi Bill;

Let me describe copying as I've seen it, and tell me if you're okay with it?

What I'll describe is a photo that was copied and, "the copier" who won a local court case (jury) with his...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
The portfolio is the credential. Many...

The portfolio is the credential.

Many portfolios are kept under wraps, only to be shown to prospective clients. Much work is on websites but, many of us deliver samples on a thumb drive avoiding...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
Most of these kids, the ones who want work, can...

Most of these kids, the ones who want work, can be found at the numerous Starbucks, making or serving drinks. I don't frequent Starbucks but, I've heard reports from the working photo assistants. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,699
Posted By PKR
As a potential employer, I have a bit more...

As a potential employer, I have a bit more freedom, for now. Things could change as per local politics, i guess. Little would surprise me these days.

Being smart, creative and willing to work hard,...
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