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***SW&D Photography Thread***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by g transistor, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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  2. Kaplan

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    Agreed. That last one is on my desktop right now - it's like poetry.

    Is it known whether it's a straight up photo (with whatever post processing), or if it's a composite of the individual elements?
     
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    Echoing others about the last one. Reminds me of 李白.
     
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    First image is a remarkable composition in terms of light and shade. Second one as Kaplan says is very poetic, has great compositional balance and symmetry.
     
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    From memory, Fan Ho worked only in film. I could be off, though.
     
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    The Ricoh GR is the finest camera I have ever used, all things considered.
     
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    I am now ready to get back to 35mm, picked up some Kodak tri-x and portra. I know I know so cliche blah whatever I want to shoot at dusk so opting for a bit faster, both 400 iso

    Perhaps a refreshing reminder


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    to be fair, Adams shot the vast majority of his professional work with large- and medium-format cameras.

    if you're planning on pushing your film you might do just fine with 100 or 200 iso. i really enjoyed playing with orange and red filters with b&w film back in the day. i'd love to get a full frame dslr so i can get back to my roots. peace!
     
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    starting to do some amateur-hour product photography as an intern.

    I have a Nikon D90 (crop sensor) right now with a 35mm 1.8 prime lens. Thinking about getting a new one (I've wanted a diff lens for portraits anyways for a while), would like to keep it under 400-500.

    Any recs? I like primes so I was thinking maybe just a Nikon 50mm 1.4 but I dunno really. At some point I want to go mirrorless/film but that's a ways off..
     
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    Apropos of nothing but the mention of Ansel Adams, but Stephen Shore said that a meeting with a drunk Adams was one of the five most transformative events of his career. He was in his 20s and Adams in his 80s (I think).

    During this meeting, Adams told him, "I had a creative hot streak in the 40s, and since then I've been pot-boiling [ie, churning out work for money]". Shore didn't want to look back on his life as an 85 year old and think that he'd been repeating himself for the past 50 years. Whenever he solves a problem that he's been working on, he changes something essential about what he's doing in order to keep progressing. He says art is about solving challenges in your medium, and beautiful pictures are only the byproduct.

    Not to talk shit about the great Ansel Adams - I just thought it was an interesting comment coming from one of the fathers of photography.
     
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    I used to push film from 100 to 400 iso in years past. I found using Rodinal bought out the grain of the image and gave B&W photographs a stronger presence. A quick introduction http://www.danimalweb.co.uk/blog/2010/01/22/an-introduction-to-rodinal-bw-film-developer/
     
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    the point i was making in posting the video had to do with his methodology of composition rather than format, details, richness, etc. in his works. Contrast that with the examples given (or just check instagram/social media/flickr) of photos taken for the sake of taking them. I posted this elsewhere but I suppose it's relevant here too: http://www.newyorker.com/business/c...ill-photograph-everything-and-look-at-nothing

    One reason I want to abandon megapixels is because the ease with which I end up just taking so many shots that in the moment seem like good ideas without contemplating them (maybe ease is the wrong word here, I almost feel compelled or encouraged to overload my shutter count). Obviously this can be applied to film, but walking around knowing there are 36 exposures minus whatever remaining allows me to be more aware of what I'm looking at in some practical sense rather than totally emotionally immersed in some fleeting moment.

    I intend to push 400 -> 800-1200 [​IMG]

    Basil that is an awesome anecdote
     
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    oh. lol no i don't have time to watch vids, just make the point that you wanna make brah.

    fwiw i learned photography in a darkroom with 35mm film, blah blah blah. i abandoned the medium for about 15 years while the world went digital and then picked up a dslr out of necessity. i've taken it out for expression sessions and i find that i'm as deliberate as i ever was with film. but i can understand the change in outlook. bravo for taking a stand, hope to see some of your work amigo!
     
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    Hey, really love this thread. Lot of wonderful photos, recently @Mesta (your blog is so good!), @the shah (awesome circus pictures) and @LonerMatt - great & beautiful work!

    Got myself a used fuji x-t1 and I've been trying to learn how to use it in the past week. Sweet flipping camera, but I'm still a noob at this. Would like to share a few photos I thought turned out OK anyway. From Copenhagen..

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  16. Mesta

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    Ah thanks Benjaminda! Good choice with Xt-1 (I'm very very biased..).
    Is that the 35 or 56mm? Your light on pic 4 and 6 was pretty good!


    Quick selec here of my recent stuff.
    Did some shots at the 'fashion' week of Montreal lol.

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    More girlz and portraits on my blog. (really need to update my website...tumblr went to shit)
    Moving to tokyo soon, expect some japanese street life!
     
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    Nice, I like it! I got the 18-55 lens; came with the camera. It's not too bad and it was a great price. Definitely want the 56mm lens, though. What do you use? 35mm?
     
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    Most of my pics are with the 56mm.
    I also have the 23 :)
     
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    Ooouh I messed up?
    Might as well put pics. Sorry guys, the page didn't refresh.

    Fully styled that one!

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    Mesta Well-Known Member

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    Again, so sorry for the three posts lol. (mods, you can delete my last two here, I had a bug).

    Last pic: Melie.

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