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Good subject for today
I'm going to ruffle a few feathers. My personal opinion and view:

I was brought up in Texas, where we have strong republican/conservative views. We were brought up to look after ourselves and not to rely on the government to give us anything.

One day, when I was in High School, there was a teacher's strike. However, my US Politics teacher was not part of the union. So, he took that day as an opportunity. He told the class:


Quote: "If you aren't happy in your job, get a new one. If you can't get a new one, make a new one. If you can't make a new one, consider yourself fortunate you have a job."

There are plenty of people out there who are jobless and would be more than happy to fill these positions for half the pay and double the hours.

Again, my personal view and probably a completely different scenario. Not everyone's cup of tea. Back to the hamster room I go Wink
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Needless to say, not really completely on topic. Anyone have photos of strikers?

18 11/07/2014 - 10:33 PM
By Sooty_1
Where to hire a Fuji xt-1
Check out the ePHOTOzine Directories for Hire Centres. We have a few in there:

http://www.ephotozine.com/directories/category/photographic-equipment-hire-centr...

In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2
5 10/07/2014 - 11:42 PM
By Keith-Mckevitt
This growing #tag trend
Using hashtags to that extent is stupid.

It started as a way to define a topical discussion on social media like twitter. Because the '#' is rarely used in normal conversion, it was used to define a tag, also known as a hashtag. This allowed people to follow the conversion by simply searching for comments which contain the hashtag. For instance, you may want to create a discussion about tour de france photos. So you might start using the #tourdefrancephotos hashtag. Its similar to how the ePHOTOzine gallery filter workds, except we don't use the #.

Unfortunately, it has grown a bit out of control these days where people hashtagging every other word and people forgetting what tagging is really about.

This topic could be tagged with #socialmedia and #rant Wink

As for the topic of selfies.....the obsession of it is a bit ridiculous, boring and self-obsessed. Why would anyone want to pose in their bathroom anyway? Especially if their phone as a front facing camera? Kids aye Wink

12 08/07/2014 - 2:42 PM
By IshanPathak
ephotozine site 'Flash Player update' pop up.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-xp/help/setup/take-a-screen-shot

Then use the image button in the comment box to upload the image here. However, it does sound like adware.

17 27/06/2014 - 11:11 AM
By bluesandtwos
Groups

Quote: I don`t think all groups show David.

It does depend on the groups settings. If it's an openly public group, any forum topics posted in that group should show up in the forum's recent activity.

16 26/06/2014 - 11:08 AM
By petebfrance
ephotozine site 'Flash Player update' pop up.
A screenshot of what you are seeing would be handy to actually distinguish if it is fake or not.

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17 27/06/2014 - 11:11 AM
By bluesandtwos
Groups
Forum Activity from the Groups does show up in the general forum 'recent activity'

16 26/06/2014 - 11:08 AM
By petebfrance
Product reviews ephotozine
Hi Steve,

You should be able to click Lenses in the 'Browse by Category' box:

http://www.ephotozine.com/reviews

We've not changed the way to filtering, browsing and search of the page works, only the visual look.

1 19/06/2014 - 4:03 PM
By davidburleson
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
just a bit late.

We've released the update to the main site now.

30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
signing in isn't required in this phase of beta testing unless you want to add a comment to an article. Smile

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30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
In ePHOTOzine discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
Well, I have to say, this is probably the least amount of feedback we have ever had on a beta test. We must be doing things right Tongue

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30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Versions very slow showing on screen
No problem Netta. Happy ePzing!

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3 16/06/2014 - 8:46 PM
By davidburleson
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features

Quote: Do you mean submitting articles, news items etc for consideration ?

Yes

Quote: Adding comments, just like I have done here should stay the same. Smile

Yes

30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
@lawbert

We've been here before (I think last month...and the month after). You've heard the response. It's not going to change. You'll just have to wait to see what we have in-store when we get to those areas and we're getting closer and closer to those areas.

Lets try to get back on topic. Feel free to provide any feedback about the latest updates to the news, review, techniques and features area here.

In ePHOTOzine discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
bump Smile

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30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Help Beta Test "v6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features
Hi Everyone,

We would like to invite you to a beta of the new "V6" News, Reviews, Techniques and Features. The beta can be found at:

http://beta.ephotozine.com

IMPORTANT: The beta site is running off the LIVE database. Whatever you put on beta will show up on the live site so please don't put any test data on. If you upload a photo on the beta site, it will count towards your daily upload.

What has been done?

- Mobile-friendly News, Reviews, Techniques and Features area.
- 'Explore More' box located under posts now features 'gallery photos taken with this camera', 'other posts of interest' and 'recent posts' where applicable.
- Overall page speed performance improved.
- Cleaner, more refined design of these sections.
- Cleaner, simpler design for comments.
- Improved 'epz like' button design.
- Removed excessive amount of buttons at the top of posts.
- Submitting posts will now take you to the contact page for quicker submission.
- 'Article Activity' feed more clearly designed

How to Beta Test

Visit http://beta.ephotozine.com and have a browse around. If you find things that don't seem to work right, note these down in your feedback. Feel free to have a test on other devices such as tablets and smart phones.

You will need to login to beta if you wish to access your account settings.

The main pages in question that need testing are:
- http://beta.ephotozine.com/news
- http://beta.ephotozine.com/reviews
- http://beta.ephotozine.com/learn/techniques
- http://beta.ephotozine.com/features
- Any post from those pages

Important Notes/Known Issues
- Homepage will be slightly out of date
- Links within posts will take you to the main site.
- Large blank space on the left, below the 'Search' box in news, reviews, techniques and features sections.

How to Give Feedback

The best way to provide feedback is to create a report on either the beta site or on the live site. Please provide as much information as possible. Screenshots are handy too.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Have fun and we hope you like it!

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30 18/06/2014 - 7:35 PM
By lobsterboy
Versions very slow showing on screen
Hi Netta,

Depending on the file size of the version and your connection speed, the version image may take a few seconds to load.

Best Regards,
David

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3 16/06/2014 - 8:46 PM
By davidburleson
Photo Tee Shirts....
"I just photographed your mum"

36 14/06/2014 - 4:00 PM
By saltireblue
Any good, easy web hosting sites
Give foliopic a try. there is a free 14 day trial:

http://www.foliopic.com

foliopic has a new template designer which allows you to fully customise the look of your template without ever touching a single line of code or needing to know anything about how to build a website.

Plus, if you join the upper packages, you will get an voucher for e2 membership here on ePHOTOzine.

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10 25/06/2014 - 5:29 AM
By Chrism8
Foliopic E2 Voucher
Hi Robert,

You should get the voucher code shortly in your email.

David

1 11/06/2014 - 11:34 AM
By davidburleson
Can the Macbook Pro handle Photoshop and Lightroom smoothly?
In that case, continue using JPEG, its really up to you. I'm not sure, but in LR, if you apply edits to a JPEG, can you revert it like you can a RAW?

18 10/06/2014 - 10:00 PM
By elowes
Can the Macbook Pro handle Photoshop and Lightroom smoothly?
I'd say shooting in RAW is more for those who do a bit of post processing (at least in my experience). JPEGs are flat imagesfiles which means you are only changing the pixels. While RAW files have alot more information stored in them which can be used with RAW processing software like Adobe Lightroom. You can do alot more with RAW files.

In Computers | Page: 1, 2
18 10/06/2014 - 10:00 PM
By elowes
Uploading to EPZ from iPad
The normal gallery upload will work if you have iOS 7. We will be replacing the flash multi-uploader with a more compatible one in the very near future.

In Computers | Page: 1, 2
13 09/06/2014 - 9:43 AM
By davidburleson
New Members Gallery
Hi Derek,

Thanks for the suggestion. We will take it on board. While we have not thought of doing a 'new members gallery', in the near future, we will be looking at ways of improving ways for our users to discover new photos on the site which they might like which will allow users like you to quickly broaden your scope of viewing to more members and find those hidden jems that are all so often missed. I can't go into too much detail about the specifics, but it's all really exciting stuff which i'm extremely excited about.

David

5 09/06/2014 - 9:15 AM
By collywobles
Annoying Pop Up

Quote: Funny thing is I now have a different home page for Firefox and I havn't really done anything to Firefox itself.

That is probably because your homepage was helping make money for the adware/popup. They hijacked your browsers homepage to redirect to one with an affiliate link in which everytime you did a search and clicked on an ad in the results the adware would make money. Sneaky stuff.

8 03/06/2014 - 4:07 PM
By here4years
How do i ask Google index a website it has not indexed?
Submitting is one way, but to quicken the chance, you need to start finding other sites where you can promote the link to your site in a no-advertising manner. Stick it on your facebook page and twitter account.

3 03/06/2014 - 10:59 AM
By Lucian
Annoying Pop Up
It looks like you might have either a browser hijack or some adware.

1. Go into firefox settings and check that your homepage is set to a page you want it to be
2. Review and uninstall any add-ons you may have installed on firefox
3. Review all software you have installed and uninstall anything you no longer use
4. download, install, update and run Malwarebytes Free Edition

That should sort your problem out.

8 03/06/2014 - 4:07 PM
By here4years
Coming up with a theme or idea for a long project?
Why not use some sort of randomization of ideas. Write down a load of words on paper: types of photography, photography subjects, locations, adjectives, emotions and your existing ideas.

Cut the words up and put them in bags/hats and pull out one of each. You'll get some interesting combinations which might spark a few ideas for themes.

It could be a theme itself, random acts of inspiration.

17 29/05/2014 - 8:18 AM
By garethpartington
Editing for other photographers!
It's nothing new, I've seen people offer photo editing skills on freelance job boards before. If your price is right, your work is good and you give good customer service, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to make a few quid from doing it. Just keep an eye out for clients who want the world for the price of peanuts and try to think of something that makes you unique to your competitors. Also, make sure that you have a good online portfolio that features your work. Maybe it's your customer service, your location, your turn-around time.

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16 29/05/2014 - 8:44 AM
By arhb
What is your dream photography setup?
If money was no object, what camera, lenses, tripod, bag, lighting kit, etc would you have?

11 23/05/2014 - 6:17 PM
By parallax
Photoshop challenge: Audi R8 Wallpaper
Here's my go:


9 21/05/2014 - 7:26 PM
By lawbert
Copyright
Unfortunately, there isn't any guaranteed way to completely prevent your photos from being stolen. But here are some of the most common ways to minimize and monitor theft:

1. Heavy watermark - as mentioned, this will probably ruin the photo
2. Light watermark - easily cloned out
3. implement 'right-click' protection through either a masking transparent image or disabling the right-click menu - this can prevent the most common way of stealing your photo. But more tech saavy people will know how to get around this.
4. Include EXIF copyright data in your photos - at least then you might have some proof it's yours if they don't strip it out
5. Regularly monitor the usage of your photo on the internet. This can be easily done using Google Image search. Upload your photo to google image search and it will try to find matches on the internet. At least you will then know where it's gone and can consider taking appropriate action.

If you are really worried, maybe only put up a few photos which you are willing to stick out there and take the risk of being lifted and keep the majority of the rest of your work in a secure area on your site that only your clients or potential clients can view by contacting you for further details.

7 04/07/2014 - 12:22 AM
By johnkennedy
.Com v .co.uk domains?

Quote: I think domain suffixes should be much more imaginative. Grin

We'll, there are quite a few to choose from now:

http://www.newtldlist.com/

21 25/05/2014 - 11:14 AM
By ade_mcfade
Monday night challenge - 19th May
I've edited it for you.

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25 19/05/2014 - 9:48 PM
By brrttpaul
Displaying EXIF info in Photoshop CC
Yeah, that sounds like Photoshop is only going to relate the EXIF to the original file (even if it is edited). You might be better just to save as a new file instead of duplicate to a new file.

9 20/05/2014 - 8:49 AM
By mlewis
Displaying EXIF info in Photoshop CC
Is the data present on the original file in photoshop before you duplicate all layers to a new file? If so, it sounds like when you create the new file, Photoshop isn't preserving the exif data to the new file.

9 20/05/2014 - 8:49 AM
By mlewis
What one thing....
Simple things like the rule of thirds, foreground interest, being aware of what is in the frame to avoid distraction, level horizon. But most of all, understanding my camera and getting to grips with aperture and shutter settings so I can move away from the 'auto' setting and get more creative.

Also, browsing ePHOTOzine for inspiration.

31 22/05/2014 - 2:22 PM
By lemmy
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
Does anyone else fancy having a go and this style? I'd love to see what others come up with.

In Digital imaging | Page: 1, 2, 3
11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
Is there any small mobile phone with
We've reviewed quite alot of camera phones which have good cameras. Check out our reviews:

http://www.ephotozine.com/reviews/camera-phones-30

3 15/05/2014 - 8:28 PM
By kombizz
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
So the running count of 'look a likes' are:

Charles Manson - 2
Rasputin - 1
Jesus - 1

Tongue

11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
Well, I think I managed. I've uploaded it to the gallery, but here it for you forum folk:


11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
I'm going to give this another go tonight now that i've taken a few more self portraits. Hopefully i'll have something to show later.

11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
How do you deal with Junk (Postal) Mail

Quote: How do you handle it?

I put junk mail in the bin. But I don't get much either.

16 13/05/2014 - 5:01 PM
By dark_lord
Who/How/Why/Where of "people photography"
Who

My family mostly. I tend to try to go for natural 'action' shots. If i'm out with the camera, I fancy a bit of street photography. I'm still yet to do a good self portrait.

How

Totally natural, usually while they are doing something. For instance, I try to capture my kids playing. I've been using an Fuji x100 for a while now and i'm still working on getting to grips with the best settings for different types of photos, but it's a great camera for quick changes to aperture and shutter speed. Natural light as much as possible, I hate that flash look. I try not to draw attention to the fact i'm taking their photo as it usually ends up looking posed then.

Why?

Mainly to capture memories and to share these photos with friends and family. Also, to develop my photographic skills. I'm mostly keen on modern architecture and automobile photography, so i'm trying to broaden my skills to something more organic and emotional.

Where

At home, day outs, in the street, parks, beach.

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7 13/05/2014 - 3:50 PM
By ade_mcfade
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
maybe, or I might just need to comb it a bit before I take a photo. I have a couple of good landscape and urban shots. I found this you tube video tutorial which seems pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6UPWu_4URI

11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
"True Detective" Double Exposure Style Portrait
Ever since watching True Detective i've been trying to pull-off the portrait style seen in the opening credits:

http://vimeo.com/84017154 (Warning: Not safe for work, some adult content)

I think my main problem is that I haven't got a good portrait shot. All my portrait shots are a bit fuzzy around the sides (thanks to my hair). I was wondering if anyone else fancied having a crack at it and posting their results and some tips on how to achieve it.

11 15/05/2014 - 5:22 PM
By discreetphoton
Lost wedding images on an encrypted disk
what type of files (extensions) are on the disc?

9 04/06/2014 - 12:16 PM
By Quo_Vadis
Members blind votes...none E2 member
Maybe.............

I'm afraid you won't be getting anymore out of me or the others will take me out to a desert and shoot me. Tongue

18 09/05/2014 - 10:26 PM
By lawbert
Members blind votes...none E2 member

Quote: For everyone, or just the paid up ones?

Both really. We want to enhance the experience for all our users, regardless if they are paid or not. Needless to say, there will still be some great benefits to being a paid member as well.

To elaborate a bit, without giving too much away, ePHOTOzine is probably the most complete online platform for photographers. It encompasses all aspects from news, equipment reviews, techniques, sharing, discussion, inspriation, and discovery. However, it isn't setup in the easiest way. So, the team has been discussing alot about how we can help bring everything on ePHOTOzine better, and there are some really good ideas which i'm sure we are going to go forward with.

However, we have also be working on the core framework that ePHOTOzine runs on, improving it's performance and it's ease of upgrading and managing so we can push upgrades and features out quicker. We have kind of out grown the existing framework. In the next month or so we will also be discussing hardware upgrades with our server admins to ensure that we get the performance we need to the growth we expect and the performance demand that comes with it. Along with all this, we are also improving the site's functionality on other devices such as tablets and smart phones.

We have a monumental project ahead of us and it's going to be amazing when we complete this phase of development.


Quote: Would you care to share any info David and the timescale of this?

It's really hard to say and we don't like to project timescales that are too far in the future. You never know what curve balls might get thrown your way in that amount of time. But we are taking a progressive upgrade approach in which we take portions of the site at a time to upgrade, rather than waiting for it all to be done at once. I'd imagine that fully completed could be a year or 2, but the 'game changers' could be seen in the next few months.

18 09/05/2014 - 10:26 PM
By lawbert