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My name is kombizz kashani. I was born and brought up in Iran, a beautiful country that is full of history.
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  • Quote:Kombizz, Your photos that I have seen on here are of poor quality and just seem to be protests against Israel and the US, not very appealing.

    It seems you are referring to my journalism images that I take it mostly in protesting / demonstration / events. Unfortunately the editor of this site delete some of them time to time !

  • Quote:So it's not a press pass you need or the access afforded to famous photographers? . . . . .

    Thank you for input. I guess the only element that I do not have is time.
    There are too many place to discover & too many people to talk.

  • Quote:
    Quote:What I try to say that if you are a famous pro photographer you have better opportunities to take better images in better locations compare to an enthusiastic photographer who does not have privileges or any fames !

    Sorry to be harsh but I looked at your link before it was removed and 99 per cent of your photos were boringly composed, like mugshots, the quality of exposure and processing was no better than a smartphone shot in many cases.
    If you can't get really great shots of everyday life what makes you think that having a press pass or access to other subjects is going to make your images better. You need to learn your craft first. None of these are out of the ordinary. Your Iran shots aren't pro quality. Sorry, somebody needs to tell you this.
    5000 in that album, you are going for quantity not quality.

    I do agree with you completely. Perhaps the main reason for all of these so called 'poor quality' is because I always on the road to see new places, new people, and use my compact camera to record my observations during very short time (less than a minute).
    Naturally if I had more time in one place and the lighting, and other conditions were alright then I could produce better images (which you could see them in my account in photo.net portfolio).
    I have read and seen many outdoor enthusiastic photographers stay in a place for a longer period in order to catch ( as a example) a fish bites it's bait, or the sun stay in the right position in order to take many shots and of course they chose the best shot and publish it.
    About pro photographer, most of them could go to many restricted areas that an enthusiastic photographers could not go. In fact I asked one of them who went inside the house of few top religious people in Iran and took many images. He responded me that he could go because he was a famous pro photographer.

  • Quote:I don't see that you are expressing any point what so ever about being a 'good' photographer'. Indeed, the quote posted lacks any sense of clarity and as a result I am not sure what you are saying. For you to gain any meaningful response you will need to be much clearer. Sorry.

    What I try to say that if you are a famous pro photographer you have better opportunities to take better images in better locations compare to an enthusiastic photographer who does not have privileges or any fames !
  • Today, I wrote a confession about my photography passion to a pro-photographer in Flickr.
    Do you agree with my opinion about being a good photographer?

    Quote: For sure, 'fame' is very important in capturing the right images on the right place. Although I was one of your followers in this site, I never looked completely to your entire images of Iran. Today I did.
    Then I found that although I took around 5,890 images of my home country, whenever I visited Iran, none of them are as good as yours.
    Then I reach to this conclusion that FAME, or perhaps International Fame, having special privileges, and having good camera equipment effect on the outcome.
    Then I felt bad.
    Only IF I had only a press card, then I can get some privilege to take better pictures in the right spots !
    This is just my sincere feeling that I wrote for you.
    God Bless
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  • Folks, you need to watch this short movie and find out why Americans are NOT stupid !

  • Quote:Joking aside, you should check out their forums, it's not robots, it's real people many of them are expert users of those products.

    Forums here

    Thank you Chris.
    I asked the forum and received one answer which I need to read it in good time, and then see what will be my next problem.

  • Quote: Google plus course

    Thank you JN_

  • Quote:
    Quote:you are not much aware about the Google System as almost everything in this company done by the robots or voice messages without being connected to any human voice

    It's a long shot in that case, but there's an automated system called Google search. For an automated system it has been very been very successful, taking the internet by storm. I'm going out on a limb but I think I'm not the only ephotozine user to have used it to find things. Wink

    Here's an example search

    Thank you Chris for your answer.
    I searched for google photo tutoring and found few good ones.

  • Quote:Ask Google...? bit of a cheek asking here..?

    It seems to me you are not much aware about the Google System as almost everything in this company done by the robots or voice messages without being connected to any human voice.

  • Quote:Short course for the above:
    ask Google...end of course..

    It seems to me you are not much aware about the Google System as almost everything in this company done by the robots or voice messages without being connected to any human voice.
  • I would like to know how can I add tags about my image in the new system of Google Photo, or Google Earth.
    In Flickr and many other photography sites you are able to put tags for an image. I wonder how can I add tags in Google Photo, Google Plus, and Google Earth images.
    Many thanks
  • I am looking for a short course in learning about Google Plus, Google Photo, and Google Earth photo sites. After Google changed so many things around, and put away Picasa site, as well as Panoramio site, I faced with difficulties in putting my images in any of above sites.
    I wonder if any of you know about any short courses in London that teach about Google and the above three sites.
    I would appreciate if you write me the details of these course if you know any.
    Many thanks
  • Time to time I see an interesting video in FaceBook, then I try to copy it to my other social media. Then not sure how I do it.
    Although FB has it's own manual, but because my knowledge about computer is zilch, I could not understand a bit what do I need to do next.
    I know that the first thing I have to do, take the url address of the video, but most of the time they do not have it. Then if I am stuck in the mud.
    I wonder if any of you could help me in this respect.
    I would appreciate your help in this matter.

  • Quote:Interesting question if you think that your posts might tell stranger's where you live, see - http://grahamcluley.com/2013/11/instagram-twitter-location-privacy/

    From elsewhere on the web:
    Stripping out this GPS information isn't always necessary, depending on the site you're using. Based on tests we've done and information gleaned elsewhere, both Facebook and Twitter strip out EXIF data automatically. Instagram does too, unless you add a picture to your Photo Map, while Flickr gives you the option to keep GPS data intact or take it out during the upload process (it's set to strip it out by default). eBay is another site that removes location information as a matter of course.

    Remove Location Data From Your Photos Before Sharing Them

    Google+ is one of the biggest sites that does keep the location data with your pictures, and Tumblr is another. Any pictures you Dropbox will have their GPS coordinates intact, as will any pictures you email around to family and friends. If you're not sure, you could always run a test yourself to see how a particular site or service works, but it's always worth thinking twice about whether you want location information to be included with your pictures.

    Pays to know what you are sharing.

    Thank you Jack for your answer.
    Now, I understood that I should not use Instagram after buying my very first smart phone.
  • I understood the Instagram is online mobile photo-sharing with using smart phone.
    My question is about EXIF files of each image.
    Does Instagram's EXIF includes manufacturer of smart phone, phone number, geo tag, date, time, focal length, ISO, etc .... ?

  • Quote:You'd only need 10Mpixel for bigger printouts or to provide room to crop afterwards - why do you need 10M+

    My current phone does 8M but recommends using a 6M setting.

    OK - I go with 8MP.
    What is the name of your mobile phone & mode number.
    I am going to consider to purchase if it is small or pocket size.
  • Is there any small mobile phone with a proper good camera?
    I have noticed many people who have smart phones, using them for FB or playing games.
    I am interesting in buying a small mobile phone with good camera (10mp or higher) just for call and take a good picture.
    I am not interested in a big mobile phone that does not stay in my pocket.
    I wonder if you know any?
  • Recently I have noticed that people put their images in twitter. It used to be just the URL address.
    I wonder what would be the format in order to put an image in twitter site.
  • "They'd rather take pictures than help!! "

    Many Malaysians would rather take pictures of an accident than help the victims – an insensitive behaviour that has been caught on film by director and producer Jason Lim.

    How about you? Have you ever been in this kind of sticking situation?
  • Is there any Free Online programs that allow you to copy YouTube movies ?
    If you know, then please provide info.
  • Photography Students Swallow Film and Make Black and White Prints From What Emerges
    To know more read [link removed by ePz - nudity on page linked to].
  • Recently I noticed that two of my images were taken without my permission (stolen) in two different online magazines.

    1- Lost Brain

    Buddhist News
    which later on, I wrote a comment under the page for them.

    2- Roger Says: Freedom For Palestine

    Socialist Worker
    I wrote to them and asked them either delete my image or pay for it. So far they ignore my email completely.

    A photographer friend told me, I needed to take them to the court. Unfortunately it is simple to say, but without any cash, and not having enough info about the court action, I am not able to pursue it.
    I wonder if you know any other way?

    So far they did not bother to answer me.
  • "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst".
    (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    "Don't set out to get something specific. Follow your nose, it may surprise you." - John Maloof

    "Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand

    "Street photography is like making cheese. It takes a hell of a lot of milk to make a small amount of cheese just like it takes a hell of a lot of photos to get a good one." - Robert Gillis

    "Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur." -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    "Composition must be one of our constant preoccupations, but at the moment of shooting it can stem only from our intuition, for we are out to capture the fugitive moment, and all the interrelationships involved are on the move." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

    "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." - Robert Capa (Hungarian Photo Journalist)

    "If you want it you get nothing, just be receptive and it happens" - Henri Cartier-Bresson

    "Sometimes the simplest pictures are the hardest to get..." Neil Leifer (NYC Photographer)

    “I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” Bruce Gilden, New York Street Photographer

    "If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, then it’s a street photograph. You feel like you’re really there.” Bruce Gilden

    "Sometimes life is like street photography, 99% failure. But that 1% is good enough reason why it should continue to go on"... Nats Manuel

    "All a photographer has to do, is find and catch the story-telling moment." Alfred Eisenstaedt

    "Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of 'psst' that you usually can't even hear because you're in such a rush to or from something important you've tried to engineer." - David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

    “To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” - Elliott Erwitt

    "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
    - Ansel Adams

    "You have to live and life will give you pictures." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Light makes photography.
    Embrace light.
    Admire it.
    Love it.
    But above all, know light.
    Know it for all you are worth,
    and you will know the key to photography.
    - George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
  • Just 37 Seconds
    I wish I had his complete PS knowledge!
    I made a mistake in typing some of the products that I saw them in the internet.
    The correct one is as follow:

    - 32GB Integral Class 10 UltimaPro CL10 £54.00
    - 32GB Integral Class 10 UltimaPro X SDHC Card 95MB/s £45.00
    - 32GB Integral Class 10 Ultima Pro SDHC 20MB/s £16.00
    - 32GB Integral Class 6 SDHC Card £38.00

    - 32GB SanDisk Class 10 Extreme SDHC Card 45MB/s £24.00
    - 32GB SanDisk Class 10 Ultra SDHC £19.00

    - 32GB Kingston Class 10 Elite SD Card UHS-I 30MB/s £17.00
    - 32GB Kingston Class 10 SDHC Flash Card
    - 32GB Kingston Class 4 SDHC Flash Card £14.00

    - 32GB Lexar Class 10 Professional UHS - 400x 60MB/s High Speed £25.00
  • I try to find out which card is suitable for my digital camera. Unfortunately I could not find much info despite searching the internet.
    Perhaps you are able to tell me more about them.
    I am little bit confused about the word of describing these memory card, which I used BOLD for them, i.e. Ultima, Ultima Pro, I Pro, Ultra, etc ....
    Of course based on these words, the prices are fluctuated.
    Initially I try to purchase an Integral Ultima SDHC Class 10 Memory Card, 32GB which cost me around £60.00. [32GB SDHC Card UltimaPro CL10 ]
    Then I noticed that there are other cards similar to this:
    - 32GB Integral Compact Flash UltimaPro 300X Memory Card
    - 32GB Integral Compact Flash I Pro 100X Memory Card
    - 32GB SanDisk Ultra SDHC class 10 Memory Card
    - 32GB Kingston SDHC Class 10 Flash Card
    I would appreciate your help in this matter.

  • Quote:After 6 LONG Years WAITING, at last Sony produced a smaller Full Frame camera under the name Alpha A7 & Alpha A7R with small body and small hand grip.
    Unfortunately most of the time you're going to be holding the lens - not the camera.

    Yes, you are right.
  • After 6 LONG Years WAITING, at last Sony produced a smaller Full Frame camera under the name Alpha A7 & Alpha A7R with small body and small hand grip.
    During this long period, all of time I was waiting for this day.
    I remember I met Eric Billette , the Sony Europe representative at 'Focus on Imaging 2009' in NEC Birmingham and told about my concern.
    Later on I met DIME VIP People at Sony World Photography Awards gala on 19th January 2010 and again I told them about my disappointment.
    Now, Sony produced Alpha A7 & Alpha A7R which I am going to hold them at last.
    During this long period, I was using my dear girlfriend Minolta Dynax 7 as well my other mistress, a Pentax compact digital camera for my observation of my surroundings.
  • Thank you KevSB
    Next time I TRY to remember.