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Software & Accessories / Re: Poor Lightroom output of Jpg's
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:54:22 PM »
Adobe is now charging a monthly fee for proper jpeg color output.

Shooting with a long lens is just as disrespectful as getting up close. If you believe the people you are photographing don't want to be photographed in their grief then don't do it from any distance. That type of photography gives us just as much as a bad name.

Perhaps. But in the case I cited, which was just one of many examples I could have cited to underscore my point that longer focal lengths can be useful in street shooting, I didn't know that they didn't want to be photographed. I just thought it was disrespectful to even interrupt them to ask, which I typically do before shooting anyone. We're all going to be in a funeral one day, no one escapes that one; it's part of life. And the image I snapped from afar was quite respectful in that it showed little detail of the individuals involved, and more of the procession, the custom, the way in which this particular culture says goodbye to a loved one.

As others have pointed out, it's not productive to try and define "street shooting" for anyone else. But I think we can probably agree that street shooting occurs "on the street," that is, in public spaces where we all give up a bit of our privacy by virtue of simply being there.

Removing yourself from the situation by increasing distance removes a lot of emotion from the image. Watch the video Mark posted of Nachtwey, he is right in the middle of the scene very close to his subjects. You don't get those kinds of images being two blocks away. I said it before, if you don't feel comfortable shooting it up close, don't shoot it at all.

In the case of the funeral procession and without seeing the image, I would venture a guess that the shot is more documentary in nature than actual street photography.

And FWIW, Nachtwey doesn't shoot street photography, he is a documentary photographer. A lot of people seem to think if it's shot on the street it is "street" photography. That doesn't cut it in my view.

That is akin to sniping.
Find yourself a good place to hide and wait?
Sorry mate, but this voyeurism, not street photography.
Having the balls to get up close and personal to take the shot in the first place is the whole point of street photography...


P-a-h-le-a-s-e: "sniping", "voyeurism?" "Having the balls to get up close?" You need to grow some manners there, Evil Ted. If not, you're the photographer who will give the rest of us a bad name.

Shooting with a long lens is just as disrespectful as getting up close. If you believe the people you are photographing don't want to be photographed in their grief then don't do it from any distance. That type of photography gives us just as much as a bad name.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Nik Collection Bundle for $126.65
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:28:57 PM »
I think I read on this sight the other day..that if you have purchased one or more Nik software previous to this offer (which I have), that there will be an opportunity from Nik/Google to acquire the rest of the bundle for free. Does anyone have info on this offer??????


If you didn't get an email contact NIK.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital cameras of the future
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:24:19 AM »
I'll answer your second question first. The 35mm film cameras I had were capable of auto shooting but I never used it. Focus, shutter speed and aperture were used on manual 100% of the time (auto focus wasn't even a glimmer in anyone's eye) and the camera did everything I needed it to do. The only thing that I used as auto was film advance and 5 fps was plenty. I never had dreams about "features" since they weren't really necessary. I dreamed about the lenses I didn't have and capturing great images.

The digital age has given us some wonderful things but I have yet to see a print that rivals an 8x10 contact print on platinum paper for shear beauty.

30 years from now? Who knows, 60 fps and pick an image out of that? Doesn't really matter, I still use manual the vast majority of the time except for auto focus, my eyes aren't what they used to be.
Back in the day. I hated either wasting a roll of film by shooting of the images at nothing for a few images. Or trying to rewind film back so the tip did not slip back into the canister cause then I would have to dig it out.         

The motor drive on the F1 had the ability to rewind the film and leave the tongue out. That did come in handy at times.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:29:02 PM »
I have been using Fuji X100 for almost 2 years.. It's a great little camera.. I did a review on my site - maybe will help you..


I went in another direction since I started this thread, spent the cash on an X-Pro 1. The 35mm 1.4 I got with it is a great piece of glass. I'll be sure to check out your review.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Film EOS Body
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:25:35 PM »

Does it work that well with glasses?
Can it be turned off?

Not sure about the glasses and it can be turned off.

Canon had something no one else had and I do not understand why they abandoned it.  (Not fast enough maybe?)

I'm sure it could have been improved but it seemed pretty quick to me. I expected it to cover the whole viewfinder by now, no matter where you looked, it would lock on.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Film EOS Body
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:13:56 PM »
The EOS 3 is awesome and the eye control focus was the best thing Canon ever innovated. Don't understand why they abandoned it.

Lenses / Re: Resistance to Larger Filter Size, Kills Great Lenses?
« on: February 02, 2013, 07:43:26 PM »
Since I don't use screw in filters this wouldn't matter to me.

PowerShot / Re: A camera for backpacking into the wilderness...
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:43:20 PM »
Nothing beats the Sigma Merrills for lightweight and image quality. Is it slow and clunky? You bet but who needs speed for landscapes? For a thousand bucks you get a camera that arguably beats FF and take the other 500 and buy batteries and memory cause your going to need it.

EOS-M / Re: Micro four DoF and lenses
« on: January 19, 2013, 07:53:38 PM »

What is an opstacle to make it 0.6 or 0.7?

I don't know much about lens design but I would guess physics. And even it that speed were possible the front element would probably be enormous.

Software & Accessories / Re: Recommendations for light meter?
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:16:50 PM »
A bit off topic here, but I've been having trouble exposing with Velvia 50 film because of the narrow dynamic range. Will a good light meter help me or the metering inside a digital camera like the 5D2 is good enough? Thanks!

A good light meter will help with exposing film well. There are basically two ways to meter, incidence and reflected. Some hand held meters do both, others do only one such as a spot meter. Reflected meters work the same way as an in camera meter and can be fooled.

An incident meter measures the light falling ON the subject and will offer the easiest method of getting exposure right as long as the meter is pointed at the camera and the light hitting it is the same as what is falling on your subject.

I also used to underexpose chrome film by about 1/3 stop, it gives better saturation that way.

Software & Accessories / Re: Recommendations for light meter?
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:07:59 PM »
I don't know anything about this manufacturer. Where do you see that it reads colour temp? It will give you correct camera settings for both flash and ambient light. So does my Sekonic.

Gossen has been around a long time and makes a quality product.....at least they used too, my Gossen is 30 years old and still works perfectly. The meter in the link does not do color temp.

Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 10:05:22 AM »
Ugh, Canon Geniuses or Canonistas.....

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 09, 2013, 09:18:08 AM »
I carry a G9 that fits in my jeans front pocket without a problem, its a little fat but not too bad. It's having lens extension issues and I'm looking to replace it and have been leaning toward the RX100. The fast lens of the G15 is making the choice harder tbough.

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