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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wrong Photography Ethics?
« on: May 20, 2013, 06:01:54 AM »
If I can do it in the wet darkroom (cropping, dodging, burning, filtering) then it's completely legal; adding to or subtracting from the photo I feel are iffy, they take away from the art of photography...that's certainly not to say that I have not photoshopped hundreds of contrails out of beautiful blue sky...but adding objects that do not exist is a no-no in my mind.

I know a lot of people go with this. But to me it makes no logical sense. What was so special about the wet darkroom that means photography can't progress?

The idea that "because light has gone through a lens to hit a sensor" so its a photograph makes no more sense to me. Whats so special about that?

I'll bet Mr A Adams would be happily photoshopping away if he were here today.

To me its a case of I'm trying to make an artistic image. I'm not saying to anyone that I'm making photographs, I'm an artist using a digital camera and computer to produce images. That way i'm not misleading anyone.

Some people will think its all computer generated and that makes it fake, and easy. Am I misleading them because most of it is done in camera and the computer part is not easy at all?

Do what you want to produce the image you want. Be honest with people. That might involve telling people how its done in detail, or you could just say I don't disclose details.

I too fail to see why doing something in darkroom is legit and doing it digitally not! Yes, I like the idea about not disclosing facts, the lesser said about a photo, the better. A photo should speak for itself.
Thank you!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Weddings
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:55:07 AM »
You take lovely photos! Loved all of them...!!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:50:27 AM »
They are approaching a waterhole. They were thirsty and walked very fast.
nice one :-)

Thx much

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:43:07 AM »
They were approaching a waterhole. They were thirsty and walked very fast.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:59:02 AM »
Love the weather sealing photo. Wow.

Black & White / Re: Street shot C&C please
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:27:43 AM »
I like the bkg. But find the head room excessive.

Love the photo though.

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:26:35 AM »
Great call on the focus screen, want one for my 5DIII.

5d3 does not accept focusing screens... damn. But if I get a super focusing screen I will use it on 5d2 or 1dx.

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:20:31 AM »
A pocket (jeans) size full frame camera with super sharp 35mm 1.4 lens with an electronic viewfinder, built in flash.
Asking for too much? Ok, loose jeans... :)

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:16:21 AM »
I've been waiting two years for Manfrotto's tripod that dispenses super dry, slightly dirty martinis.

I think it's the Queen Olives that are holding the whole thing up.  When are they going to know their customers?  We'll take it now, with Manzanilla olives instead, just put it out already!

We won't wait forever . . . we'll have to sell all of our Manfrotto and go to Miller  ;D

Hahahaha. :)

Lenses / Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:05:56 AM »
Help, I only have one kidney.  I'm conducting a poll: which organ should I sell to finance my 200-400 purchase?
Ah! Had not thought of that! I have a spare kidney and some other parts. Tonsils anyone? ;)


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Need help with video lighting!!!
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:03:53 AM »
I tried my best but could not figure out what to say.

What are you shooting and for what? On what format?

What is the kind of end result you looking at?

How many crew members? Will you have someone who can hold reflectors, lights or you will have to fix all on stands yourself?

How many lights do you want to use and what power supply do you have?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Need help with video lighting!!!
« on: May 15, 2013, 12:56:10 AM »
I am a working DOP and wish I could help. But your question is too loaded.

Most advertising is generally fake at some level or the other. True.

PowerShot / Re: Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:40:15 PM »
Puzzling, this S200 looks the same as the S100, yet it jumped by a full 100 model numbers from 100 to 200. Previously we went 90, 100, 110 ... something doesn't add up. What is this camera?

Good point

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:28:14 PM »
I think a raw shooting DSLR is a very different beast to the C100 / C300, and to be honest I don't think many pros will be making the switch.

I wouldn't yet turn up to a pressured commercial shoot with a hack and raw though - asking for problems.

At the moment raw isn't practical for most projects where practicality / routine reliability comes ahead of image quality / art. The C100 is a very different camera to the 5D Mark III ergonomically and that more so than image quality is why pros love it so much. The broadcast ready codec on the C300 is also a big thing and raw is not a broadcast acquisition format because you cannot edit it fast or just drop it into the BBCs news workflow! The amount of data it generates is phenomenal.

I think the Blackmagic Cinema Camera now has a stern rival, but the Cinema EOS stuff plays in a different part of the park.

I won't be shooting my own short film / music videos on C300 now I have this on the 5D Mark III though. I am an image quality junkie and that matters more to me than the practicalities of getting it working smoothly, and delivering a quick commercial project.


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