Archive for the ‘3 Things I’ve Read About Last Week’ Category

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The Resurrected Camera argues that … “Digital technology could be the best thing ever to happen to film”.

He writes: “I’ve had a few discussions with classmates who’ve never touched a camera that wasn’t digital, and there seems to be some ignorance/misinformation out there that needs clearing up.  There exists a device, wherein a photographer takes a strip of film negative and converts it into binary code on a computer, therefore rendering it a digital photograph.  Shoot a roll of film, get it developed, scan it; that’s really as far as you need to go (optical printing is just the icing on the cake).  From there, you can do whatever you want with it, and all the advantages of digital technology become open to film users.”

Read the Article: Digital technology could be the best thing ever to happen to film

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I read an article in a blog called The Shaw Academy, about 10 Signs You Are Ready To Become A Professional Photographer. Read The article and see which sings you recognize  in yourself.

Read The Article :10 Signs You Are Ready To Become A Professional

 
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For Last I’ve read an article by By Russ Burden at Outdoor Photographer  titled Move Beyond the Hobby. In this short article he describes his development as a photographer.

He writes “From the first time I picked up a camera when I was 12 years old, photography has been a big part of my life. Over the years it evolved and I turned professional. The point at which this occurred is tough to define so it’s hard to say when I moved beyond the hobby. When I get asked by enthusiastic photographers what they need to do to become a professional, I give them a quick synopsis of the steps I took. They certainly are not the be all, end all, but they should help point you in the right direction. Found below are some of the steps I’ve taken. Mimic them, modify them, or dismiss them and choose your own path. Whatever course you choose, stay determined and focused.”

Read The Article : Move Beyond the Hobby

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. She gives us tips for better Black and White Conversion in Lightroom. Specificaly she writes ” Ever wondered how the professional photographers get those dreamy black and white or sepia toned images? Wonder why yours come out looking dull and flat looking?  I’m going to give you 3 tips to help you do better black and white conversions using Adobe Lightroom, and solve that problem!...”

Read the Article: 3 Tips for Better Black and White Conversion using Lightroom

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I read an article in a blog called Vintage Everyday, about Photos of Life at Woodstock Festival 1969 I think they are great and you should have a look.

Read The Article : Photos of Life at Woodstock Festival 1969

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For Last some food for thought Should we photograph the homeless? The argument is put by the Casual Photophile.

Read The Article : On Photographing the Homeless – A Dialogue

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Frank Machalowski is a German award winning photographic artist and photographer, who lives and work in Berlin. After studying economic studies in Berlin and applying himself to various trades he works today as a freelance photographer and artist. Frank first got into photography as a hobby years ago. At first he was mainly into digital photography, but then he started shifting back to film as he found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be most fascinating. Today he develops and prints his photos on his own. His major areas of interest are the city as well as the country side, two opposite fields but to him they kind of attract.

Some photographs of his series ‘monster’ and ‘multiexpo‘ were shown in Germany, France, USA and Italy at renowned galleries and festivals. He is part of a permanent collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.

Visit his site: http://www.framafo.de/index-me.php

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If you shoot film, you know how difficult it can be to properly organize your photographs once they have been digitized to your computer. Modern digital cameras allow easy organization with built in metadata that provides every bit of information you could ever need; however, digitally scanned photos contain no such data. Promote Systems has introduced the Meta35, a device to easily import and sync your film camera’s metadata.
 
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I now  have a new gear that i hope to be able to acquire in the near future.

Sony’s full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony’s highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily whupping its predecessor, the 36.4-megapixel A7R. It also has the “world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor,” according to Sony, giving it high sensitivity (up to 102,400 ISO) to go along with all those pixels. It gets the 5-axis stabilization system from the A7-II, but unlike that camera, shoots 4K video that’s sampled from the entire 35mm sensor.

Read The Article : Sony A7R II

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Jeanette D. Moses writes a post about a startup who turns to Kickstarter to fund stories from five heavy-hitting photojournalists.”Could Crowdfunding Save Photojournalism?” She writes “‘….A startup called Viewfind is trying to change all that. A newly launched Kickstarter from the company is trying to raise $25,000 to produce five long-term documentary projects from Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, Ruddy Roye, Beth Nakamura, Benjamin Lowy and Matt Eich.….” 

Read the Article: Could Crowdfunding Save Photojournalism?

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Carl Edwards writes about moving to film photography…for ever.. “….It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally made the switch back to film photography. Digital is very promising with a bright future but in the end I was won over by the little light-tight cartridges packed with 64.5 inches of silver halides waiting to be kissed by the light. Hit the jump to read the top 10 reasons I made the switch! ….”

 
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Aaron Brown Writes :” Film fanatics rejoice because filmmaker Matt Mangham is back with the second installment of Analog, a personal series he put together to find and tell stories which explore the current state of film photography.”
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Olympus EPL5 , OM-m4/3 adapter and Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Manual Lens

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Sam Cornwell  writes a post about why some photographers still choose film over digital.She writes “‘….This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it heralded a new age of digital photography and with it came a death cry for film.Prompted by this incredibly dull article published recently by the BBC, I decided to ask some fellow photographers what reasons they had for still shooting the so-called “outdated” technology. Here’s the list of what they told me….” 

Read the Article: 12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

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Chris Gambat writes about the film manufactures today “….Film–the mention of it either makes photographers gawk at it due to antiquation or makes them become stirred with butterflies in the stomach. The use of film has declined steadily as the digital age has progressed, and with that many films have been discontinued due to a decrease in sales. Instead, many tend to look to Instagram and other programs for filters that give digital images the look of film.

With the world moving deeper and deeper into the digital realm, we asked film manufacturers how the industry has changed in the past five years ….”

 
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Tiffany Mueller  Writes about an amazing film photo project that blew my mind “.. Like all great art, it all starts with an idea. Then comes the task of turning that idea into a tangible piece of art. For Thomas Kellner, that means research. A lot of research. Starting with finding the perfect building then working out all the details. Things like determining the time of day in which the lighting is perfect and which perspective best illustrates the story, the idea. He starts by drawing a sketch of the composition he’s envisioning. Next, he begins the story-boarding process, mapping out each and every movement his camera will make on his tripod. There’s no room for error….”
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The Tight Fisted Photographer  writes a post about amateur photography, consumerism and marketing bullying.Using an Imaginary user named KIM. .She writes “‘….She buys an entry level DSLR, because everyone does.  Her photography doesn’t improved particularly at first, but she is intelligent and competent, and masters the controls of her DSLR.  In that pursuit, she picks up shiny photography magazines from the superstore.  They tell her, what she already feared.  In order to improve further, she needed to buy a better lens..…..” 

Read the Article: Kim’s Story

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Daniel Schaefer returns with a followup to his immensely popular article ‘The Storytellers Kit’. This time discussing what type of body can be used to achieve the look you are aiming for. 
 Read the Article: Body Language
 
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At Shootingfilm.net  I ve read an article about Film vs. Digital through RA Friedman’s Look. I found the examples used quite nice and I would like to point them out to you.
  Read the Article: Film vs. Digital through RA Friedman’s Look

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Minh Thein  writes a post about Cinematic Look in your photos.. .She writes “‘….One of the most important things for the creation of a cinematic feeling image is control over light: control light and you can control what stands out, the order in which your audience reads an image, and beyond that, how they feel when they view it. This is of course significantly easier to do when the light sources in question are not random: it’s much easier to make a cinematic image with ambient neon than it is with pure sunshine, as there’s just so much more directionality and variation of color. Fortunately, I had a decent amount of both in Tokyo; I’ve always found it to be one of the most easiest cities in which to make these kinds of images for that reason.…..” 

Read the Article: Photoessay: Cinematic in Tokyo

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Leanne Cole writes an article about B&W / Monochrome photography . She says “….The Monochrome Madness challenge has been wonderful, yet I am finding many people feel their own work is not good enough, or they don’t really know, or think they don’t know, how to do monochrome images.  I offered to write a post about it.  I thought why not, but I don’t feel like I am in any way an expert on monochrome images, or black and white, so I am going to get the discussion going, and like we did with other discussions, like common mistakes newbies make, I will talk about what I do and give some ideas and hopefully other people will keep adding to the discussion. What happens, I will start the conversation.  The first part is how to choose an image, and the second part will be about how to convert them to black and white.….” 
 

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Eric Kim  Writes about his experiences of Shooting Medium-Format Film in Street Photography “...after a long trip in Stockholm, Dubai, and London I wanted to share some of my experiences shooting medium-format (Hasselblad 501c + 80mm lens and Mamiya 7 + 80mm lens) for street photography (and traveling in general).

To start off, I have been really fascinated with shooting square-format photographs recently. To be honest, my first real fascination with shooting squares was from Instagram…… 

Read the Article: My Experiences Shooting Medium-Format Film in Street Photography

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“I Bring You Spring” D3200