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AnthonyAllison last won the day on April 4 2016

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  1. My 98 Tacoma is now 20 and going strong at 281k. Considering replacing with a newer one or 4runner.
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    that second one is great. definitely giving me a bit of a robert frank vibe.
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    what's up with your website?

    how did i miss this... great, simple website. i would only ask that instead of opening a lightbox, that when you click the images, it advances to the next photo. this is because having to click a small text "next" button is imprecise. otherwise i just want more photos and galleries because your photos are awesome.
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    what's up with your website?

    dude, sweet. this one got me stoked - i used to love looking at everyone's site back in the day. i love the collages and how the background changes in certain galleries. only thing that stands out to me as something i'd change is that all the galleries are vertical-scroll oriented, while the "drifting" one is a click to advance slideshow that breaks the cohesion. also the a/miss gallery is very short compared the others, although i absolutely love the photos and concept you're going for.
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    Copyright music on skate video DVD

    any commercial use, distribution, or broadcast of an unlicensed track is considered infringement. dvds can fall under any of those three.
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    Random Photo Discussion

    me2 but with a mamiya 6
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    The Flat Earth Video

    quoted for truth. and I generally love or can at least appreciate things that are way out there, however this production was ridiculous and unbearable.
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    In Depth: Cloud Storage for Photographers and Filmers

    I would double check your Google settings, I believe you can turn compression on or off - but that might effect how much you pay and can store. As for personal cloud, this was the first solution I looked at. However, because it’s an on-prem solution (you’re basically running a home server), it didn’t satisfy the need for an off-site backup. If some major act were to happen to your place, you would still be out of luck in the same way.
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    what's up with your website?

    Theres a few things that stand out to me on your website 1. ditch the watermark. seriously. this only detracts from otherwise powerful images of the firefighters, and the lack of consistency in watermarks doesn't create a unified, cohesive brand identity. 2. do you pay for smugmug? if so, I would take my money somewhere else, because their overbearing logos are no good. every website these days offers unlimited hosting 3. continuing in that sense, the combination of the smugmug layout with watermarks makes it seem like you are in the business of selling stock images, which I don't think is the intent 4. curate and define clear goals for your site. there are some galleries with a lot of images, and some with only two. then there is the booking section... these all compete. if you want to generate leads from your site, put these things together and focus on concise galleries that emphasize a call to action to book.
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    what's up with your website?

    In the time SP has been gone, I went from a site that I coded myself, to a squarespace general "portfolio" looking one (the kind every photographer uses with the sidebar and click to advance slideshow), to this: http://www.anthonyallison.net/ My goal was to modernize the portfolio experience and start off with a big, bold first impression where the features get the heck out of the way and showcase the photos. I also wanted to implement a video background that drew visual focus to the skate video I made. I am also very over the idea of click to advance portfolios being the basis of a website for a number of reasons, namely these few 1- its often slow and clumsy. things like crossfade transitions kill attention, and requiring the user to interact 10-25 times (click or use keyboard arrow) per gallery results in less website engagement as a whole. side-scrolling helps a bit, but then you run into issues with mobile UI. 2- the majority of traffic is from and on mobile, and if you haven't optimized for mobile UX, then you're losing that engagement. 3- slideshows perform terribly on mobile, often having to load a lot of render blocking scripts with photos that aren't optimized for mobile screens (these should be lower image res or quality). also, the click to advance ruins the mobile experience where attention span is even more at a premium. breaking the slideshow at a certain media width helps, most sites don't do this natively. As far as my site update, I'm looking at some data, mouseflow recordings, and other stuff to learn about how users interact and spend time - so far there has been a much larger improvement in time on page, galleries viewed, and amount of times reaching the end of a gallery. the feedback has been good as well. There are still a few areas to tweak and improve though. Now if I could just find time to create cohesive portfolios out of thousands of images, that would be great. That part is entirely tedious.
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    Random Photo Discussion

    I've considered doing the same, but going to the Nikon d850. Then I just decided to keep it as-is and shoot more film instead. As for why - it's not durable, and it's not weather sealed. Two things I like to have when skating and hiking, respectively. But I can put up with it because of the results I get when I sit down and edit.
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    Digital Cine Stuff

    Sony boyz. I've got the a7rii and i'm generally happy with it. Generally. For me, this camera was the full package, which is what I like about it. 4k video, s-log footage, good autofocus, amazing lowlight and dynamic range, and great stills. The amazing latitude of the means that when I'm shooting darker weddings, I can pull an insane amount of detail from the shadows, effectively bumping the EV up multiple stops without any noise in most cases. Most native glass is zeiss as well, but I can also adapt almost any lens since it's mirrorless. I also like that it's very compact and lightweight, so that when I travel or backpack it's not a burden. I should mention that I came at this as a primarily still shooter who does some video in what's usually run and gun situations (protests, narrative vlogs, skate stuff,). Drawbacks are the battery life. It's terrible. BUT, running an external power bank over USB is great and solves it. The next biggest thing is that it's not weather sealed, and in no way feels durable. It's like they did the bare minimum to house the electronics and nothing more. I am also not a fan of most native lenses not having focusing scales (they are electronically coupled and the focus ring doesn't do anything physically). At night, this is a pain when I'm trying to do nighttime landscapes and just want to focus to infinity. Accessories are the battery grip or some sort of power bank - no question about it. I would 100% use this for a skate project and I plan to this summer. The small package means I can carry lighter weights and the specs achieve much better results than I ever could with what Canon offered in their HDSLR bodies.
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    Trips coming up?

    I’m in Seattle hit me up if you’re around!
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    Filming Assignment Research Poll - All SP Members Needed

    I agree, I loved the section as well. Looks like the data is starting to suggest that there are a lot of new users (this that have not participated) who would be interested (actively filming and definitely in), which is a great sign.
  15. The landscape of SP has shifted, and during the check-in thread, I noticed a lot of members don't film skate stuff any more. Filming assignments are definitely cool, but if someone were to devote time to managing the process and filmers were to spend time working on something, it's best to make sure there's actual interest. I'd love for all members who have filmed skate stuff to participate in this poll so we can genuinely get an accurate representation of the SP landscape and filming assignments.