IP Roundtable (EP-224)

Topic 1: Let’s get ethical (haha)
Sal Cincotta
“The answer is simple for me. I am a competitor. Competition pushes me and it pushes the people around me to raise the bar. I have been entering competition for 7+ years… Why would I not enter ShutterFest? I want it to be a major competition and if I don’t believe in it enough to enter – why would others? While I realize everyone may not share this philosophy, again, it’s pretty standard.”
“We are all hired to judge the event,” he said. “Each with a different line of work and portrait photographers judge portrait, wedding judge wedding. I judged fashion, engagement and beauty and landscapes. There are four judges to every room. Everything is blind judging, no names, no information. About 97% of our judging was within 3 or 4 points of one another,” Rojas explained. “Judgement was based on only what they saw, nothing else. So being so close in judgment to me, was huge,” he emphasized. “Any of us can challenge a judgment on an image and call for a rejudge of an image. Total throughout the day, we had that happen less than 10 times and we judged about 300 images. So for us to be that close on blind judging was huge.”
Souvid Datta photo of child sex slave being raped used to advertise a contest

LensCulture and the Commodification of Rape

Souvid Datta plagiarized a photo from Mary Ellen Mark

Photographer Souvid Datta Appears to Have Plagiarized Mary Ellen Mark

Topic 2: Jeff: Surface Laptop
13.5” 2256 x 1504 PixelSense display (beautiful)
14.5 hours battery life
Surface Laptop (Core i5)
Specs: 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620
Color: Platinum
Price: $999

Specs: 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620
Colors: Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold
Price: $1299
Surface Laptop (Core i7)
Specs: 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Color: Platinum
Price: $1599

Specs: 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Color: Platinum
Price: $2199
Jeff’s Thoughts
No TB3??? Come on! Actually, where is all the TB3 we were supposed to be getting in 2017 in general!
No USBC ports, proprietary Surface Connect for charging
Like 2016 MBP, not enough RAM
Touch screen but no 360 degree hinge to make it feel more like a tablet?
Copying Apple, including the terrible price to performance, paying a premium for style

Tripod Roadshow Information
3 Legged Thing (Albert tripod)
Acratech (Nomad and GP ballheads)
Benro (multiple products)
Feisol (tripod & tabletop tripod)
FLM (awaiting specifics on what they are sending)
Induro (multiple products)
MeFoto (three tripods)
Novoflex (ball head, possibly some macro accessories)
Really Right Stuff (BH-40 ballhead)
Sirui (two tripods, two ball heads, a mini tripod)
Slik (two tripods)
Vanguard (two tripods)
June 16 – Valley Forge National Park
June 17 – PA Center for Photography – Doylestown, PA
June 30 – Gettysburg, PA
Early July – Coastal North Carolina (Surf City, NC)
July 21 – Central Park, NYC
August 07 – Erica Coffman’s studio in Ohio
August 12 – Connor and Sandy’s Lighting Workshop
Show #1 private showing for attendees only
Show #2 6:30 pm, open to the public, come meet Connor & Sandy, and I!
August 14 – Kansas Night Photography meet-up
August 16 – Chicago Botanical Gardens
Show #1 private showing for attendees only
Show #2 4:00 pm open to the public
Information: www.markcmorris.net or email [email protected]
Novoflex Castel-Cross Focusing Rack (macro focusing rack)

Inspiring Photographer: Harold Ross

Midroll: Skillshare

Topic 3: Scanning the family film collection
Flatbed scanner options, Epson V800
Dedicated film scanner option, Plustek 8200i Ai – includes better software than SE
Dmax rating, what’s that?
Film duplicator, lens attachment
Jim: Why not use a camera?
Jim: Photo Scan app
Jeff: What about outsourcing? I get this question regularly, any experience sending shoebox of photos off and getting digital images back?

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