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In Topic: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Lite updated with unlimited nodes

Yesterday, 12:53 PM

Omah, it's easier to help if you list software and OS versions, and also list your steps on XML export. Resolve 10+ uses XML 1.3, which I think is only compatible with FCPX10.1 +.

In Topic: Canon 50D video?

30 August 2014 - 06:59 AM

Adding controls is possible but it won't be the most elegant looking, since it's jumbled up parts.  Not familiar with the ML 50D but shouldn't be a problem to lose "Trash" function for video. I'd talk to your closest dealer.  Since you are in FL, you could try ReefPhoto.

In Topic: Pics of (unpaid/non-model released) children diving in piers: Exploitative or...

27 August 2014 - 10:34 AM

Theoretically model releases are only needed for advertising, not for editorial use.  Think about newspapers, all those people in the shots in the news most certainly haven't signed a release.


Going off to google Wyatt Neumann....

But taking a picture of a child without parental consent is illegal I think.   As for the editorial issue, that may be true for US 1st Amendment rights. So how does that work for model releases since their parents didn't sign their rights away. I think that's an entirely different story, which is why I brought it up.  The Wyatt Neumann issue was just a segue into this issue, which is about children's rights and whether it's exploitative.  

Using them for competitions usually requires model releases, in which case, even Wetpixel's POTW competitions needs them.  Then there's the individual country's own laws (or lack thereof) in places in Indonesia etc.

In Topic: Pics of (unpaid/non-model released) children diving in piers: Exploitative or...

25 August 2014 - 01:46 AM

Bill in terms of legality, editorial or any other publish use that requires payment is pretty much commercial no? I think the ethics side of it is pertinent as well.  So many photogs, myself included, have done it over the years.  I brought it up because in some ways, it can be seen as exploitative, even on something as innocent as social media.  So much so I think next time I do it, I'm going to bring along a printer so they can have something to remember by.  I just never remember to do so!

In Topic: The Derawan Islands

30 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

I recommending splitting the trip between Nabucco and Derawan.  Derawan is a nice resort but mainly a sandy critter hunt with as KK says with the turtles.

The ride over to Maratua is very long and I'd rather not spend over 4 hours on a boat for 3 dives, especially when it's easier to time the channel dives at slack on incoming tide.  I'd hit Kakaban and Sangalaki from Nabucco, which is closer.  There use to be a resort on Sangalaki, but I heard it's closed now.  I would research that as a 3rd spot if you have the time.