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Ricoh 5th May 2017 07:35 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by drmarkf (Post 413685)
For me, if I'm working a subject, I find it's usually the first one or two, or the last one or two. I suppose those represent either the first vision that struck and attracted me, or else the one that came to me after a while studying the subject.

One of our senior club members (Davis Steel, who shoots Olympus exclusively these days) emphasises the value of working the subject, and I must say I think he's right.

I suggest you dust off your old film gear and enter the world of photographic brain training. :) But jokes aside, I picked up a copy of Magnum Contact Sheets and clearly the 'togs of the day (some still alive) would expose the best part of a roll if the subject was worthy.

drmarkf 5th May 2017 10:12 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
Yes, that's one of my all time favourite photo books.
Available for under thirty quid at times if you keep an eye out. Massive value.

Ricoh 5th May 2017 10:51 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by drmarkf (Post 413703)
Yes, that's one of my all time favourite photo books.
Available for under thirty quid at times if you keep an eye out. Massive value.

Here too, think I paid 29.95.
Great learning to be had from the voluminous pages, a must have in my opinion.
Rule #something, buy more books, less gear.

Bikie John 6th May 2017 08:59 AM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
Corollary of rule #something - buy a bigger house :)

John

David M 6th May 2017 09:42 AM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by drmarkf (Post 413685)
For me, if I'm working a subject, I find it's usually the first one or two, or the last one or two. I suppose those represent either the first vision that struck and attracted me, or else the one that came to me after a while studying the subject.

One of our senior club members (Davis Steel, who shoots Olympus exclusively these days) emphasises the value of working the subject, and I must say I think he's right.

But is that because you have an emotional response having taken the shots. An impartial observer may pick entirely different shots.

Ricoh 6th May 2017 12:07 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by Bikie John (Post 413713)
Corollary of rule #something - buy a bigger house :)

John

You want to see my bookshelves devoted to photography - think you're right about the need for a bigger house. :)

Ricoh 6th May 2017 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by David M (Post 413715)
But is that because you have an emotional response having taken the shots. An impartial observer may pick entirely different shots.

The 'impartial observer' needs to buy his own camera - what a choice this person has, though, will it be digital or will it be film, tough decision.

Bikie John 6th May 2017 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Ricoh (Post 413721)
You want to see my bookshelves devoted to photography - think you're right about the need for a bigger house. :)

Yup. Except for "bookshelves" read "living room floor" :)

John

David M 6th May 2017 02:10 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by Ricoh (Post 413723)
The 'impartial observer' needs to buy his own camera - what a choice this person has, though, will it be digital or will it be film, tough decision.

By impartial observer I meant an editor choosing shots or a visitor to your web site. I was often surprised when checking the page views statistics as to which images were getting the most visits.

Ricoh 6th May 2017 06:34 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by David M (Post 413731)
By impartial observer I meant an editor choosing shots or a visitor to your web site. I was often surprised when checking the page views statistics as to which images were getting the most visits.

Yes indeed. In fact Eric Kim (like him or not) recommends not to look at or edit your images for a good number of months from the time of capture. Reason being, of course, human emotion can cloud objective judgement whether an image is worthy of sharing. If the photographer can find an independent critique then all the better. Of course if you shoot in analogue with latent images, then it generally enforces a time delay between capture and viewing.

Ricoh 6th May 2017 06:41 PM

Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera
 
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Originally Posted by Bikie John (Post 413730)
Yup. Except for "bookshelves" read "living room floor" :)

John

That would be divorce if my Mrs was your Mrs :)


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