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Matt Graham
Works at Talisman Energy Inc
Attended Bev Facey Community High School
Lives in The Woodlands, TX
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What? A Macbook Pro? And you still don't offer a OSX version of the RowPro.  Please Please bring it in 2014?
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Here is how I get my daughter Olivia to smile all the time in front of the Camera
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Playing around with my lytro camera on a trip to Calgary this week. Its pretty fun!
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Hey Dennis. the resolution is not really great. 1080x1080 px. it is a fun camera to post to the web
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I just found this today and I am soooo happy I found it. It really makes me feel home sick for the Canadian Rockies
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Thanks for sharing. so cool!!
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So I am having NO luck getting a verification email from Apple for Apple ID. Sure makes the iOS 5 update a little tarnished in my mind!
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Well maybe I'll start in on the upgrading...
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So as per my previous post, here is what my cousin took of the scene at PPG Plaza in Pittsburgh! Can you see me?
PPG Place, Downtown Pittsburgh - Water fountain - Photosynth
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Very good post on how what you see is not always the actual case
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Upon seeing James Nacthwey's newly released photos from 9/11's Ground Zero, I was stuck by how heavily manipulated they appear.

http://lightbox.time.com/2011/09/07/revisiting-911-unpublished-photos-by-james-nachtwey/

It's as if Hollywood special effect talent were called in to transform the photos for use in promoting the latest disaster blockbuster. "How can he get away with this?", I wondered. As a documentary photographer myself, with a NY Times cover photo to my credit, I would lose my job if I edited my photos so heavily.

The Associated Press doesn't even let you remove red eye:
"Changes in density, contrast, color and saturation levels that substantially alter the original scene are not acceptable. Backgrounds should not be digitally blurred or eliminated by burning down or by aggressive toning. The removal of “red eye” from photographs is not permissible.... "

REUTERS goes even further. Their rules even tell you what sharpening settings to use.

-No excessive lightening, darkening or blurring of the image. (thus misleading the viewer by disguising certain elements of an image)
-No excessive colour manipulation. (thus dramatically changing the original lighting conditions of an image)
-Pictures may then be sharpened by 300% at a radius of 0.3, threshold 0, in Photoshop.
-No selective area sharpening should be done.

NOT ALLOWED:
Additions or deletions to image
Cloning & Healing tool (except dust)
Airbrush, brush, paint
Selective area sharpening
Excessive lightening/darkening
Excessive colour tone change
Auto levels
Blurring
Eraser tool
Quick Mask
In-camera sharpening
In-camera saturation styles

more here:
http://handbook.reuters.com/index.php/A_Brief_Guide_to_Standards,_Photoshop_and_Captions#Photoshop

I wonder how Nachtwey gets away with this stuff. I guess the photo editors consider him more of an art photographer than a documentary photographer or photojournalist, but why not then label his photos as such? It's often said in the fashion photography world, that behind every great photographer is a great retoucher. I wonder how many of Nachtwey's many fans realize how great a role post-prodution plays in the images he produces.
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This is a job I'd love to have....
McCullough is one of 128 fire lookout observers placed through Alberta's forests, from the remote timberland of the north to mountaintops on the province's southwestern edge. As they did decad...
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I moved from Pittsburgh PA to The Woodlands TX in June. I sure miss the Pittsburgh life and here is one of my favourite shots of my last photoshoot in PA
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Amazing what I find walking the dog at night. I never knew moon halos existed until I saw one last night!
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cool! it's like a b&w moon rainbow! ; )
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The best iOS5 walkthrough I have seen!
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On Sunday I spent the afternoon with +Sarah Graham in downtown Pittsburgh. Here is one with a neat story behind it....
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Work
Occupation
Senior Completions Engineer - Marcellus Shale Delivery Unit
Employment
  • Talisman Energy Inc
    2008 - present
  • Schlumberger
    2004 - 2008
  • Sobeys
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Currently
The Woodlands, TX
Previously
Calgary AB - Grande Prairie AB - Sherwood Park AB - Olds AB - Cardston AB
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Engin-photogra-father that pretty much says it all
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Husband, father, engineer, photographer, dog lover
Education
  • Bev Facey Community High School
    1997 - 2000
  • University of Alberta
    2000 - 2004
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McCullough is one of 128 fire lookout observers placed through Alberta's forests, from the remote timberland of the north to mountaintop

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