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General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. TheBear21

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    pretty unexciting
     
  3. millsy

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    I always wondered how they judge these things. Art is subjective sure but I don't get what makes that one so special
     
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    Its quite nice actually, I like it and think its better then the same old stuff on here.
     
  5. TheBear21

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    Remember Pluck-a-Duck? Pretty similar system I think.
     
  6. HorrorLand

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    ^ For fellas above, why take shit out of others work? Its a piss poor attitude to have if you are looking to improve your own... especially having looked at some of your outputs.
     
  7. random1283

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    I Dismissed it at first, but after a while it clicked for me, it definitely has a certain light hearted feeling to the photo with out being too conceited (I'll stop here) which is a hard thing to capture. Would I have presented if differently yes, but that just me and my taste.
    Looking through the gallery of finalists, its clear that the judges have selected a wide range of photos which seems to encompass an even wider range of emotions. So that seems to have been the criteria of choice for this contest rather than technical excellence, which for a public contest is a fair thing to do considering that the best about photography is how accessible it is.
     
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  8. Pinkeh

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    Still waiting for Sigma 135 or 85 Art. :lol:
     
  9. wiztek

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    85 first please Sigma...

    RDFL no longer providing film scanning services :thumbdn:

    They were very slow in turn around time and film scanning is just pricey in general... but that's still a shame.
     
  10. 2SHY

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    So over digital photography. Photos mean nothing now that there's a lot less effort required.

    Now looking into film and rangefinder camera's. Specifically Leica's.
     
  11. wiztek

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    Can't tell if this is sarcasm or not...?
     
  12. 2SHY

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    Should have stated I'm looking into film photography more than digital.
     
  13. millsy

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    If you want to emulate the film experience buy a 256mb SD card for your camera and shoot in jpg :)
     
  14. Deftone2k

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    So far from true :lol:

    Did all those nice cameras at the first meet up the other week get you hooked 2SHY haha?

    What is your budget? Lots of great stuff around cheap, and other stuff that is also great and a bit more exxy.

    So much good stuff on the second hand market these days its amazing :D Definitely suggest looking at Medium Format longer term, that has always hooked me much more than 35mm.
     
  15. millsy

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    Well medium format is a bit different :p

    I understand the fascination and enjoyment with film don't get me wrong, but every time I hear someone say that there's less effort required, I always suggest people restrict how many digital images they can take, and how they take them. Sure it's not the film process, but if your SD card can only hold a roll of film's worth of photos and you are shooting in jpeg to restrict editing latitude it surely encourages you to focus more on the photos.

    But if you wanna do the film process yeah obviously not a substitute as it's still an inherently digital workflow.
     
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    Good on ya! I delved in simply because there is wealth of information to continue learning, natural path for any serious enthusiast!

    But don't go all romantic on us, rejecting all your prior knowledge of digital for the sake of following a trend ;)
     
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  17. nakey

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    I've never understood this mentality. Effort on what? creating art? processing? Not trying to change your view and i'm all for shooting film, but to me the effort to take a shot is either there (IE: you're making the effort to take a specific shot that you want) or not.

    If anything, the proliferation of cameras, and the technical ease of "preview" and Post Processing means that a lot more effort is required to make something stand out

    EDIT: if they mean less because there's more of them out there, not every photo is either deemed to be, or meant to be, High art (or art in any case). Pretty sure Flickr/Facebook/Instagram/Et Al weren't there when i shot my first selfie and food pic in '91...
     
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  18. Pinkeh

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    I spend about 3 hours on site for portrait sessions and upwards of 30minutes or more per image in post.

    Digital workflow is effortless? What...? :wired:

    Personally I do not miss the days of working with film and waiting days for development.

    I come across aerial imagery captured by Phase One camera systems on specialised survey aircraft with cameras mounted on the base of the planes. Thank goodness they are mostly large format digital sensors now... some places still use the film backs and then the images have to be developed, scanned, stitched, ortho-rectified and then digitised to produce spatially enabled maps or datasets.

    At least with digital sensors you can instantly preview the images whilst the plane is being flown so that any corrections can be made on the spot. But in the days of film, you would wait weeks or months for the hundreds of large format imagery to be developed. And if the images aren't good you would have to reschedule another flight costing tens of thousands of dollars. There is also a small window for which aerial photography can be captured so if you miss it due to various circumstances, you would have to wait for the following year.
     
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  19. HorrorLand

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    I suppose people percieve effort in different manners. What you say is entirely true especially with the notion that film is going to improve your photography, its just another medium after all.

    But there is no harm in shaking up the process a little and learning new things for greater satisfaction (and you dont need a leica for this). Remember it is a hobby for some.
     
  20. millsy

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    It's like listening to vinyl, all about the experience :)
     

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