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Re: $4 Million Photograph
« Reply #90 on: February 28, 2014, 04:49:01 PM »
Thankfully discs Led Zeppelin did not cost 4 million after being established artists. For if it were so, I would go bankrupt. I guess that 30 years later today, the discs Led Zeppelin continue to be desired and heard by many people. And Justin Bieber discs will cost less than a used condom. :P Excuse me friends of Canada. ;D

Don't make fun of Justin Beiber..... He saved my Dad's life..... Dad was in a coma in the hospital for three months, completely unresponsive. The nurse turned the radio to a Justin Beiber song and Dad came out of the coma, stood up, walked to the radio, and turned it off :)

Don't worry about offending Canadians by dissing Justin Beiber... He is as well loved up here as appendecitis....
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« Reply #91 on: February 28, 2014, 05:07:48 PM »
Thankfully discs Led Zeppelin did not cost 4 million after being established artists. For if it were so, I would go bankrupt. I guess that 30 years later today, the discs Led Zeppelin continue to be desired and heard by many people. And Justin Bieber discs will cost less than a used condom. :P Excuse me friends of Canada. ;D
Don't make fun of Justin Beiber..... He saved my Dad's life..... Dad was in a coma in the hospital for three months, completely unresponsive. The nurse turned the radio to a Justin Beiber song and Dad came out of the coma, stood up, walked to the radio, and turned it off :)
Don't worry about offending Canadians by dissing Justin Beiber... He is as well loved up here as appendecitis....
Wow! Justin Bieber should be canonized because he's done a miracle. :P But, let's think of deaf patients who can not benefit from the healing power of Bieber. :-[ Oh, I know. ::) We put a picture of 4 million in front of the bed, and the patient will be so bored of looking at it, he will stand up to remove that annoying image of the front. ;)
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Re: $4 Million Photograph
« Reply #92 on: February 28, 2014, 09:16:24 PM »


Sure, the top half is a bit busy, but for just 1 million you can clone it out yourself.

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« Reply #93 on: March 01, 2014, 03:05:24 AM »


Sure, the top half is a bit busy, but for just 1 million you can clone it out yourself.

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« Reply #94 on: March 01, 2014, 06:25:07 AM »
Artist's image played an important role since the popularization of television in the '50s , but with the MTV, the music became secondary.

You are correct.  But I say if you want your files to last a long time, have them stamped on some sort of gold CD-R's (I don't think you can do gold DVD-R, or B-DR...not sure).  Then put them inside a thick carbon fiber safe box, and bury it a mile under ground...:P

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« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2014, 06:46:09 AM »
When I see very young kids today, wearing AC/DC and Zeppelin and Stones tshirts, and actually also LISTENING to the music of my day, I'm torn on how to feel about it.

I mean, I'm happy that it shows the artists of my day put out good material that has stood the test of time, but I also feel bad for them in that, there SHOULD have been a number of bands that had taken their place over these past few decades with solid music that the world would be enjoying and be a common language for the youth of generations past mine, but it appears that got side tracked along the way somewhere.

I find it funny to be wearing on occasion one of my genuine concerts shirts from the day...and seeing a kid that is about 12yrs old, wearing a reproduction of it.  I drove into a parking lot at a grocery store the other day, it was a friday afternoon after work, I had the top down and was jamming to old Zeppelin Dazed and Confused, the 30 min version on The Song Remains the Same soundtrack album. I guess it was blaring.

I shut it and the car down, got out and walking in, one of the very young stock boys was sitting outside on break and started kinda head banging my way and shouted "Hey, great song man, I love zeppelin".

I smiled, but when I got inside, I wondered, how the hell did a kid that young know that song well enough to know what it was?  I mean, it was in the middle of the part where Jimmy was playing a heavily effects driving guitar with a violin bow...unrecongnizeable to most anyone that was a Zep fan from my age I'd have thought.

Interesting...interesting.

Oh and yes, I'd love to talk stereo some too....stereos that "glow" are cool.  EVerything is better in audio with tubes IMHO.

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I guess I can kind of relate to that.  I was born the same year Led Zeppelin 1 came out.  But I recall in the late '80's, how most of my friends loved them, and all of what we thought of then as "classic rock".  My first exposure to rock music, was in third grade, seeing kids wearing KISS t-shirts...1977.

What blows my mind, is that even 5 or 8 years ago, Pearl Jam and Nirvana were already being thought of as "classic rock".  Other "pop rock" bands like Matchbox 20 from the late 1990's, that I kind of liked...have now apparently been forgotten by everyone.  Even bands from post 2000 such as Coldplay, that I also pretty much like...seem to be in the process of being forgotten (especially here in America).

But I say, don't just smile at a kid who appreciates the music of the era of your own youth, or anyone else who reads this.  Speak to them about it a bit.  Tell them how cool it was to see them in concert.  I recall enjoying the gaping mouths from younger people, even from over 10 years ago...when I told them I saw all the hair bands back in the day...and especially something like seeing the original Guns n' Roses, OPEN for Motley Crue on the "girls girls girls" tour in late 1987...itself named after the Elvis movie (that almost nobody my age at the time knew about)!

Did you see the Ted Nugent episode recently on "That Metal Show", on VH1 classic?  Watch it, it's hilarious and entertaining as can be!  (He didn't even get into politics, which was good...he does plenty of that elsewhere...not that I disagree with him at all though...haha).  The guy is 65 years old and still has a lightning fast sense of humor, along with the energy and ability he had when I first saw him live in 1991, with "Damn Yankees"...and that was well over a decade after he first became a really big deal (as you know).  On the show, he spent a good 15 minutes giving his rock and blues heroes their due, and telling how he played with them.  He seems to do this every time he's interviewed somewhere.  When he said one of his favorite new artists is Bruno Mars...I can kind of see why in a way (it reminds him of Motown of his youth).  But frankly though, in 2030, nobody will remember Bruno.  They'll all be learning "stranglehold" on guitars, though!  And they'll be dreaming about "sweet poontang"!!  hahaha...it's down here in Nashville, according to Uncle Ted! 

Oh, and I almost forgot, if you haven't seen it yet, seek out the interview on David Letterman from a year or more ago, when he had Plant, Page, and Jones on.  He asked Jones something like, "back in the old days when you guys had made it, how do you think you compared to your peers?"  And Jones kind of softly but quickly snaps back "that's assuming there were peers"...!!  Plant laughed and said something like "that's why we don't usually let him talk".
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Re: $4 Million Photograph
« Reply #96 on: March 01, 2014, 06:46:49 AM »


Sure, the top half is a bit busy, but for just 1 million you can clone it out yourself.


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« Reply #97 on: March 03, 2014, 11:08:37 PM »
I don't necessarily think music has gone downhill. Rather, there is just a greater quantity of music, so there is more to sift through.

Just like having 1000 cable channels with 24/7 content necessarily reduces the hit rate of good programming, having a million new musical "artists" every year means good music is harder to find. I suppose the same is true for photography.
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« Reply #98 on: March 04, 2014, 07:12:18 PM »
I don't necessarily think music has gone downhill. Rather, there is just a greater quantity of music, so there is more to sift through.

Just like having 1000 cable channels with 24/7 content necessarily reduces the hit rate of good programming, having a million new musical "artists" every year means good music is harder to find. I suppose the same is true for photography.

not to mention the flood of garbage cookie cutter singer/ talent shows that churn out the most unbelievable drivel
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« Reply #99 on: March 04, 2014, 09:34:56 PM »
I don't necessarily think music has gone downhill. Rather, there is just a greater quantity of music, so there is more to sift through.
Just like having 1000 cable channels with 24/7 content necessarily reduces the hit rate of good programming, having a million new musical "artists" every year means good music is harder to find. I suppose the same is true for photography.
The abundant amount of information makes it difficult to achieve what we truly seek. Yes , today the Internet allows access to artworks that were formerly available only in museums . I can hear some music CD that I only find in specialty stores , and it is wonderful . The problem is that the supposed " democratization" of information tries to force us to consume what millions of people enjoy. Viral Videos on Youtube are a disguised advertising. Facebook is a haven for exhibitionists , with photographs of their ghastly poses , stretching his arm with a smartphone to show " friends " what you had for lunch or what defecated in the bathroom . I think the best word is not democratization , but trivialization of information .

If anyone is on line in various "social networks", it will receive dozens of photos (bad), you will hear many songs (bad) and assist countless videos without important content. How these people get attention? Well, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and other "artists" recreate your image continuously to remain attractive to the crowds. In this sense, the academic art looks unattractive, and "conceptual art" try amazed aesthetic aberrations (dress made of meat?). Instagram's filters give the illusion that any fotogafia becomes work of art through software, and computer screens or smartphones are the only means of end almost all photos taken today.

There will always be good singers, photographers, painters, but they achieve visibility amidst the ocean of garbage trying to steal our attention?
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« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2014, 09:50:48 AM »
There will always be good singers, photographers, painters, but they achieve visibility amidst the ocean of garbage trying to steal our attention?

Is it any coincidence that the most successful photographers are the ones that are the best at marketing their work?

Here's an interesting take on this from someone with perspective (Interview with Steve McCurry of the Afghan Girl fame):

Q: When talking about change, many photographers allude to the fact that we're all inundated with images now thanks to Instagram and the web in general. Have you seen a change in the way we interact with photos because of that?

A: People are taking many more photos now, but we have always been inundated with pictures. 40 or 50 years ago we would have magazines and newspapers, but now there's Instagram, the Internet and all of that. It's an evolution.

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« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2014, 10:06:49 AM »
There will always be good singers, photographers, painters, but they achieve visibility amidst the ocean of garbage trying to steal our attention?

Is it any coincidence that the most successful photographers are the ones that are the best at marketing their work?
Here's an interesting take on this from someone with perspective (Interview with Steve McCurry of the Afghan Girl fame):
Q: When talking about change, many photographers allude to the fact that we're all inundated with images now thanks to Instagram and the web in general. Have you seen a change in the way we interact with photos because of that?
A: People are taking many more photos now, but we have always been inundated with pictures. 40 or 50 years ago we would have magazines and newspapers, but now there's Instagram, the Internet and all of that. It's an evolution.

Guess I'll have to hire a marketing specialist from Lady Gaga, vertir me raw meat and other crazy things to be a rich photographer.

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« Reply #102 on: March 07, 2014, 07:06:05 AM »
The only accessible way to make money in photography is to do weddings, or to do product photography, and to a lesser degree portrait, school, or event photography.  And even then, there are plenty of others who are doing the same thing, competing for your customer.  Certainly there are a few who have had long careers and made the big time in fashion photography, or for National Geographic or similar...or in the "photo art" world.  But I have a hard time believing someone today can start along a similar path and ever arrive at similar notoriety after a few years.  Digital has cheapened it but also made it too easy to do quality work.  Not that I would want to change that, it's just that it's kind of like going to Alaska to look for a wife or something.  Too many men...!!  I think that, rather than trying to become a successful landscape photographer, a more realistic goal for myself, is to become the next President of the United States...:D

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« Reply #103 on: March 07, 2014, 09:10:49 AM »


Sure, the top half is a bit busy, but for just 1 million you can clone it out yourself.


This is an unmistakable masterpiece. Please post your bank account, I would like to wire you a million dollars. :-)

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« Reply #104 on: March 07, 2014, 11:15:51 AM »
...I think that, rather than trying to become a successful landscape photographer, a more realistic goal for myself, is to become the next President of the United States...:D

At least, that position becomes vacant every 4-8 years. Landscape photographers are still competing against Ansel Adams and the guy's been dead for 30 years.
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