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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By GSNfan
What you're trying to say, rather verbosely is...

What you're trying to say, rather verbosely is that we must take part in crowd funding of photography projects because it helps improve mankind. If that's what you think, fair enough, that's not what...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By GSNfan
There is nothing wrong with crowdfunding a...

There is nothing wrong with crowdfunding a photographer to go and photograph poor and starving people, because paying directly to those poor and starving people is so without any backstage passes and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By GSNfan
I think that pretty much narrows down the whole...

I think that pretty much narrows down the whole crowdfunding phenomenon... For example in one of those sites if you pay $300 you get 'time alone with the artist' and workshops. Which is ironic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By GSNfan
Indeed, a very intelligent observation.

Indeed, a very intelligent observation.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By GSNfan
This is tricky, while it makes sense to talk, at...

This is tricky, while it makes sense to talk, at the same time by that act of talking you ask for the attention of people. On the other hand, if you just casually shoot, people soon lose interest and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-25-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,572
Posted By GSNfan
Even in those professions, its just a little too...

Even in those professions, its just a little too much of a stretch to dish $10,000 for a DSLR that surly is not gong to outperform MF digital or even FF digital.

But in case of Sigma I think...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-25-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,572
Posted By GSNfan
I'm looking forward to image samples of Sigma's...

I'm looking forward to image samples of Sigma's new $10,000 DSLR. The sensor on that camera is supposed to be the most film-like digital sensor to date and Sigma is using that very 'film-like'...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-25-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,572
Posted By GSNfan
One thing which I really like about film, apart...

One thing which I really like about film, apart from the look and its asthetic is the fact that it makes me work hard, processing, scanning all of that to me is work and rewarding. No click, click in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-25-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,192
Posted By GSNfan
No, they don't.

No, they don't.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 4,622
Posted By GSNfan
Use color.

Use color.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-23-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,468
Posted By GSNfan
Because digital b&w out of a camera or with...

Because digital b&w out of a camera or with direct conversion looks lifeless, texture-less and with dim highlights and ugly shadows.

But aesthetic experience with b&w is essential, hence one of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I fully respect what you feel and I cannot change...

I fully respect what you feel and I cannot change your view or anyone else.

People forget that this is simply a theoretical discussion and what they do in the end of the day is their own calling,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I cannot report what I posted, and as I said this...

I cannot report what I posted, and as I said this thread is done. I have to go and shoot some pictures.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
The term false dilemma is thrown around here...

The term false dilemma is thrown around here quite often but mostly mistakenly, this is one glaring example of a false dilemma that should be taken as an example and here way.

Why not The Matrix,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
When you don't know what to say, at least don't...

When you don't know what to say, at least don't misconstrue my points and don't try to lead it to a different direction.

Photography is not done, its the mediocre stuff by lazy that is done. There...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
As an educator if this thread and the questions...

As an educator if this thread and the questions it raised has resonated with you, hopefully its a good sign.

A majority of people take photos these days as a 'creative outlet' to compensate for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
First we have to reach the 3D photograph stage...

First we have to reach the 3D photograph stage and then probably simulated reality such as in the matrix. But considering the fact that we cannot even mass produce FF sensors cheaply that is a long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
You have the right idea, because throughout...

You have the right idea, because throughout photography history most great works were done not for money but for an altruistic reason(s). The Americans is a good example, I'm pretty sure neither...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Art was not a commodity, it was commissioned by...

Art was not a commodity, it was commissioned by the kings and aristocrats, or clergy for a 'higher purpose'. The artist sold his services and not his art, the art was priceless and it was there to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I think you asked an even more pressing question,...

I think you asked an even more pressing question, why would I pay for your print when I can download your image and print it myself or use it as desktop or digital panel etc?

The whole future of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Of course a hard copy is preferred, especially...

Of course a hard copy is preferred, especially when digital media can be pirated for nothing. Imagine downloading the whole HCB collection in high-format form a torrent site.

Look what digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
In the initial posts I specifically posted that...

In the initial posts I specifically posted that if someone asks for a print for me, I will print.

I'm not against printing, that would be stupid and funny at the same time. I merely asked if it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Appeal to sentimentality is not really the way to...

Appeal to sentimentality is not really the way to go about it convincing people, but it does make it clear why people still print, it is purely for sentimental reasons and to me that is just fine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Indeed, a real photographer does not ask...

Indeed, a real photographer does not ask questions on the crapatastic internet, instead he posts 'blunt' answers to crapatastic internet questions and make people laugh and cringe at the same time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I'd lie if I say that is not true, but I'm afraid...

I'd lie if I say that is not true, but I'm afraid it is true. The party is over as far is how photography was practised.

Ten years ago people still wrote love letters... Its sad isn't it... but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Of course one cannot argue against human emotions...

Of course one cannot argue against human emotions and sentimental value of things, your point is valid but that is looking at things in a micro level.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
That is inevitable. But also more importantly art...

That is inevitable. But also more importantly art photography will not be defined by a few people in the galleries and so on, it will be ratings in websites such as flicker that will determine the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I think you raised an even more important point....

I think you raised an even more important point. Why should someone buy a large paper print?

Collector factor maybe but even then why not buy the whole gallery of your favourite photographer in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
You're point is valid as well, but then how many...

You're point is valid as well, but then how many people make wet prints of their family photos in large size? Not many I assume.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I agree Roger, but things have changed as it...

I agree Roger, but things have changed as it always does. The finely made, hand written books of medieval times with their miniature painting on the borders give way to mass printed boring books of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I will have to find a buyer first before...

I will have to find a buyer first before contemplating that thought... But yes, as I said before if someone specifically asks for a print, I will make one otherwise making prints for myself, I don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
People keep brining up the idea of family album...

People keep brining up the idea of family album so I guess I should deal with that.

Who really takes family photos any more when video is a lot more fun and watching it again even more so?

I much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
That is a valid argument; nevertheless,...

That is a valid argument; nevertheless, photographs without an audience to see them is like singing in the shower for one's own pleasure, in other words one will never know how good of a singer one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
What you 'see' does not have to be tangible to...

What you 'see' does not have to be tangible to make it 'real'.

Just because a photo is in the form of digital information, it does not mean its no-existent, it does exist, simply in another format...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Just because RFF forum is not printed, which will...

Just because RFF forum is not printed, which will probably make thousands of pages, it does not mean its not copyright protected.

Hopefully now its clear.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
I can see the point of Blurb books, but...

I can see the point of Blurb books, but ironically I have looked through more digital versions of Blurb books rather than paper ones.

As far as hanging prints at home is concerned, well, why not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
What makes you think galleries will not isntall...

What makes you think galleries will not isntall HD/ displays?

Neare: Proof of ownership is in the content and not the container.
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 5,980
Posted By GSNfan
There is some sort of apocalypse in the coming...

There is some sort of apocalypse in the coming future, but its not at all as dramatic and cool as the biblical rapture, its far more boring, slow and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,172
Posted By GSNfan
What exactly 'The Black Garden' means? Apart from...

What exactly 'The Black Garden' means? Apart from the fact that it 'sounds' deep and brooding and cool...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 10,767
Posted By GSNfan
Is there a point in making prints anymore?

With tablet PCs, e-readers, smart phones, ipads, other pads, OLD displays, e-paper and finally HD monitors/TV with very high dynamic range, is there any point in making prints any more?

Once a...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 5,980
Posted By GSNfan
This is a cultural apocalypse because people take...

This is a cultural apocalypse because people take a nutcase seriously.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 10,468
Posted By GSNfan
The biggest problem with digital b&w is for it to...

The biggest problem with digital b&w is for it to look appealing and 'credible' it has to look like b&w film, which pretty much kills the whole point of digital b&w with its crazy long time post...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,704
Posted By GSNfan
Most certainly, and they should start by watching...

Most certainly, and they should start by watching Cindy Sherman's masterpiece of a movie called The Office Killer:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,704
Posted By GSNfan
Actually, its a cheap imitation of Goya's Clothed...

Actually, its a cheap imitation of Goya's Clothed Maja but I guess that is too 'old world' to be worth discussing in this brave new art...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 14,107
Posted By GSNfan
They need Sony, but the problem is that Sony is...

They need Sony, but the problem is that Sony is too big to really care. For example they packed the same sensor that they sold to Nikon and Pentax for their midrange DSLRs (D7000 and K5) into their...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 14,107
Posted By GSNfan
Whatever Leica does, they should be aware of the...

Whatever Leica does, they should be aware of the fact that sooner or later we're going to have X100 successors or similar cameras that will have interchangeable lenses and adopters for M lenses. In...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,704
Posted By GSNfan
Thankfully the history and heritage of art is so...

Thankfully the history and heritage of art is so rich and extensive that such little auctions have no bearing on what we still consider art.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,400
Posted By GSNfan
You have to conclude for yourself what focal...

You have to conclude for yourself what focal length gives you the ideal covering space and helps to visualise what you want to capture.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,704
Posted By GSNfan
To me the genius of her is apparent in that she...

To me the genius of her is apparent in that she knew what she was doing and how people will be reacting to her and finally how much her prints would be sold. To me that genius in business is art of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-18-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,557
Posted By GSNfan
This video on the other hand is good to watch so...

This video on the other hand is good to watch so you can learn from him how not to do certain things.

For one don't 'act' like you know what you're doing when you don't. People will sense that and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,693
Posted By GSNfan
What you should be doing is use high...

What you should be doing is use high saturation/contrast film with a really low contrast lens.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-18-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,557
Posted By GSNfan
I like watching videos of street photography but...

I like watching videos of street photography but I can't get passed first 30 sec of this video, and I have tried twice. Its just too painful to watch this guy, he looks very uncomfortable and like a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By GSNfan
To be or not to be, I guess you pretty much...

To be or not to be, I guess you pretty much narrowed down the whole act of candid photography on the street, famously called street photography.

Your situation is very simple, do you carry on...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-17-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 10,834
Posted By GSNfan
Pixel envy is not so bad, I'll note that as well.

Pixel envy is not so bad, I'll note that as well.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,585
Posted By GSNfan
I got to try one for a bit the other day and...

I got to try one for a bit the other day and combine that with seeing the image quality and lens quality, I'm sold. But, not right now, maybe after I have shed some of the DSLR gear that...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-17-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 10,834
Posted By GSNfan
I have not watched this film but I will look at...

I have not watched this film but I will look at the trailer and get back to you A.S.A.P.



I'm so going to use that today.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,018
Posted By GSNfan
There are many mean and callous words but...

There are many mean and callous words but well-fed is not one of them.

Anyway, people can call themselves anything they want... After all the biggest problem with our time is that people simply...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,018
Posted By GSNfan
When I used the word starving, I thought well-fed...

When I used the word starving, I thought well-fed would be a good contrast to it and it would make a better sentence, is that make me a writer-artist, or someone who's the bane of existence for those...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-16-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 8,018
Posted By GSNfan
Indeed. I would love to meet a true tortured...

Indeed.


I would love to meet a true tortured artist, all I come across is boundlessly optimistic (about their own work) people who have the least bit of doubt. The idea of starving artist is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-16-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,291
Posted By GSNfan
Those colour photos look very good, especially...

Those colour photos look very good, especially 1st, 2nd and the last one.

The lens in X100 shows what can be achieved when a decent dedicated lens is used for a sensor.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 5,371
Posted By GSNfan
I crop with digital, where I have to fix the...

I crop with digital, where I have to fix the barrel distortion, or straighten the horizon. With film I don't crop, because I'm not sure what if the cropped part is actually the best part of the photo.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,291
Posted By GSNfan
These are pretty credible digital b&w shots and...

These are pretty credible digital b&w shots and with perhaps less sharpening (so the digital grain don't pop up) and a little dodge and burn here and there so the highlights don't look blocky,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-14-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,291
Posted By GSNfan
Sper, I assume you used silver efex pro? these...

Sper, I assume you used silver efex pro?

these images have a pleasant b&w look. I think the low contrast lens of X100 along with its tendency to overexpose makes it a decent candidate for digital...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,928
Posted By GSNfan
Since when did the 'rest of us' started thinking...

Since when did the 'rest of us' started thinking of ourselves as photo geeks?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-13-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Despite everything that you listed, still it is a...

Despite everything that you listed, still it is a photograph that is in your passport and not a painting or something else to 'show' what you look like.

You're comparing a photograph to real time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By GSNfan
Szarkowski's enthusiasm for Winogrand was...

Szarkowski's enthusiasm for Winogrand was justifiable, but he made the mistake of presenting Winogrand like a typical photographer while Garry was anything but 'typical'.

One of the reasons I hate...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
I think you're backtracking on your initial...

I think you're backtracking on your initial cavalier statement a bit... But even then when you say you have 'priority' to cover the news, that priority comes based on what criterion?

You're not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By GSNfan
Every time I feel overwhelmed by the whole...

Every time I feel overwhelmed by the whole photography-thing with Pros, amateurs, artists, gurus (and their groupies) and people handing me their business cards that say "fine art photographer", and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
That is fine as long as you work in your office,...

That is fine as long as you work in your office, or cordoned work area. When you're in public place where everyone has the same right to be there, don't shove and push people or whine about it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
Forget about pushing amateurs, watch this:...

Forget about pushing amateurs, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jESY1YReUrQ

Madoff might be a crook but still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By GSNfan
When you speak of his body of work, do you refer...

When you speak of his body of work, do you refer to the developed and printed part or the thousands of undeveloped rolls of film -or combined?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By GSNfan
Considering the fact that Winogrand hated the...

Considering the fact that Winogrand hated the term street photography and called it 'stupid'... It would be rather silly to make a judgement on one of his books as contributing 'something' to street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105714
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
Its not impossible, its just that with more...

Its not impossible, its just that with more photographers there is more competition... And like everything in life competition is a good thing because only the very best will make it and the rest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
The music analogy is a good one. Photography is...

The music analogy is a good one. Photography is sort of like music industry and making it big is as hard as becoming a famous singer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
I appreciate your honesty but if you have what it...

I appreciate your honesty but if you have what it take to be a 'big fish' you'll become a big fish no matter how many other fish are out there. HCB did not become famous because he was the only one,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
Indeed, I'm beginning to feel as if the same...

Indeed, I'm beginning to feel as if the same people that we or I hold in esteem are actually the same people who have caused this current stagnation in still photography.

Photography is still in its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
I think the proper word is interpreting images...

I think the proper word is interpreting images rather than 'reading into them'... Literal speech is not the best help when people start getting 'intellectual'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 5,891
Posted By GSNfan
Everyone is taking photos... But then what's wrong with that?

A semi-famous photographer said he could not take photos in a certain event because there were 30 to 40 'amateurs' (and he used that word) in front and blocked his shots...

I found his comment...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
The funny part of this argument is that some...

The funny part of this argument is that some people have already made up their mind to what an 'intellectual' is as if its like being a carpenter or dentist or something...

How do you define an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 7,076
Posted By GSNfan
So, according to your nihilistic view, we're...

So, according to your nihilistic view, we're simply engaged in a perpetual fruitless labour?

But don't you feel you're threading on dangerous ground because this sort of pessimistic argument can...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By GSNfan
Thanks Roger and everyone else for your replies....

Thanks Roger and everyone else for your replies.

This question is not easy to answer but in my humble opinion (after thinking about it since I posted this question) I feel the question itself has...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By GSNfan
How should a photograph look?

I ask this question from you Roger, because you have been at it for sometime and you know your photography history, but I'd appreciate input from everyone.


When someone posts an image for critique...
Forum: Off Topic 05-10-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 2,886
Posted By GSNfan
In case you want to photograph in a place where...

In case you want to photograph in a place where all people are compliant, they position themselves in decisive moment compositions, and don't say anything no matter how annoying you get with your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
Take the time to offer some concrete reasons as...

Take the time to offer some concrete reasons as to why people should read Sontag and where she makes sense if at all... I always find it disappointing that most discussion on the forums either become...
Forum: Photo Software 05-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,588
Posted By GSNfan
Silver Efex for b&w, Alien Skin Exposure for...

Silver Efex for b&w, Alien Skin Exposure for colour.

Give those digital files some texture and warmth, make them film like but call them digital. That way you're honest and yet still you spare the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By GSNfan
Watch this famous photographer with a huge DSLR,...

Watch this famous photographer with a huge DSLR, and even a handle for the DSLR and yet he shoots like his invisible (skip to 2:00): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uic6p4lwX8

... Its all about the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By GSNfan
That was very 'hip'.

That was very 'hip'.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 7,076
Posted By GSNfan
Are you saying ideas are limited?

Are you saying ideas are limited?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
Kerouac's introduction is neither philosophy nor...

Kerouac's introduction is neither philosophy nor intellectual mumbo jumbo, Its a poetic tribute to Frank's work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
... In case people wanted to hurt their brain by...

... In case people wanted to hurt their brain by abuse of language, there are much more sublime avanues, such as Sein und Zeit by Martin Heidegger or Sartre's pseudo-philosophical nonsense. Sontag is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
Philosophy of photography, I know its casually...

Philosophy of photography, I know its casually used in forums to create a section where people can talk about anything else other than gear -related to photography, but in true philosophical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
I think you're misdiagnosing your depressed...

I think you're misdiagnosing your depressed state.

Images are not forced-watched to you like in The Clockwork Orange, you have the option to turn away and spend your time doing something else rather...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By GSNfan
Every time I come across a group of...

Every time I come across a group of photographers, they all go quiet and even though I smile without looking at them and pass them, I get the feeling that they're either going to say there goes...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-09-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 7,919
Posted By GSNfan
Those who look at photos without the self...

Those who look at photos without the self reference criterion of a photographer are a far more objective judges of a photograph. When a majority likes a picture, it means that is a successful...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By GSNfan
I see, but what sort of comments?

I see, but what sort of comments?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 5,290
Posted By GSNfan
Actually, the Chinese people would have been...

Actually, the Chinese people would have been right to think so, and that is true for a majority of people around the world... The 'picturesque' is not defined by some pseudo-intellectual who felt the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By GSNfan
Do you also happen to notice that those types,...

Do you also happen to notice that those types, seem to carry the camera as just another fashion accessory and they hardly take a picture and if they do they make sure others of their type notice...
Forum: Off Topic 05-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,294
Posted By GSNfan
Yes indeed, reality sucks especially when you...

Yes indeed, reality sucks especially when you project your own insecurity on to others.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By GSNfan
For one HCB like many top photographers worked...

For one HCB like many top photographers worked from early morning until sunset, of course with some breaks but basically the whole day on their feel and looking for photos, now how many of us, even...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By GSNfan
Thanks for the link, its from the Contact series...

Thanks for the link, its from the Contact series created by William Klein.


He makes it sound so easy, don't think, don't want, be receptive and let your unconscious do the work... And then you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By GSNfan
I guess its time for that holy ritual called CLA.

I guess its time for that holy ritual called CLA.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,899
Posted By GSNfan
Try to stare at yourself in the mirror for 2...

Try to stare at yourself in the mirror for 2 minutes without turning away and you'll find out how hard that is... On the other hand you can 'select' a good photo and place it on the desk and feel...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Gabriel M.A. and jsrockit, I think we've very...

Gabriel M.A. and jsrockit, I think we've very different ideas of what makes something serious, so we should agree to disagree.


I also think Roger Hicks needs to clarify as to what's wrong with a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
The problem is that abstract and verbose...

The problem is that abstract and verbose sentences which lack any true premise(s) and leads to no conclusion does not pertin itself to critical scrutiny.

You "thought", serious photography became...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
To the cut the story short, and bring this...

To the cut the story short, and bring this discussion back in track what is your idea of serious photography?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Straw man fallacy is a little too crude for me to...

Straw man fallacy is a little too crude for me to even feel slightly inclined to indulge it.

Maybe you should stripe down the fluff and 'cuteness factor' from your posts and make a concise point of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
I'm not a magnum member so I cannot comment. But...

I'm not a magnum member so I cannot comment. But Magnum is still one place where the photography that most of us love is still celebrated and kept alive.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
If that's what you think it means you have really...

If that's what you think it means you have really misunderstood this discussion.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Photography is not painting, its factual, and...

Photography is not painting, its factual, and there is a reason why in your passport you have a photo to identify who you're and not a painting.

Salgado's work might not be about 'your' life but in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-06-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By GSNfan
Use zone focus for action.

Use zone focus for action.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Serious photography is taken seriously by an...

Serious photography is taken seriously by an audience of mainly competent and accomplished photographers.

In other words if you're asked to join Magnum, it means your work is serious.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-06-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
The answer is not as tricky as you thought. In...

The answer is not as tricky as you thought. In fact its very simple.

Serious photography deals with issues that affect people's lives and their way of thinking.

In case you're still unsure then...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-05-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
That is a uphill task. For one the whole amateur...

That is a uphill task. For one the whole amateur photography business now runs on over-priced 'fast glass' that is 'sharp wide open', secondly it is the only type of shot that can get a positive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By GSNfan
The blogs

Do you feel blogs are an effective means of promoting your photography? And if you're promoting your photography through a blog, what are your expectations?

I had thought about creating a blog for...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By GSNfan
Convert it to b&w.

Convert it to b&w.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By GSNfan
Anyway, I hope to see some shots by you that are...

Anyway, I hope to see some shots by you that are not just tests shots and more like real shots.
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 6,255
Posted By GSNfan
Sorry to hear that... The guy was probably not a...

Sorry to hear that... The guy was probably not a good thief since he was using the front door... Or who knows if he was a thief unless captured and interrogated.


I wonder why we root for and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By GSNfan
I don't know whats there to learn. This camera...

I don't know whats there to learn. This camera functions just like any other camera since 1945.

But anyway, looking forward to your work with X100 because no one in this forum was a bigger and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-04-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,761
Posted By GSNfan
You sum up a very important point concerning...

You sum up a very important point concerning X100, do we really need to read/see/listen/watch anymore info about this camera?


Most of us were convinced of buying it the first day it was announced,...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 9,322
Posted By GSNfan
I read somewhere in this forum that photography...

I read somewhere in this forum that photography is banned in Tsunami hit areas because of disaster tourists. How did you manage to take these photos?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By GSNfan
The biggest problem with this photo is that there...

The biggest problem with this photo is that there is no subject in it. But don't worry its not you fault, these days that is the norm.

I would've liked this shot if there were people somewhere in...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,368
Posted By GSNfan
Its good to hear but also remeber that you'll...

Its good to hear but also remeber that you'll only know if its the camera for you after a month or so.

First day I went out with a DSLR, having upgraded from a digi P&S, I felt elated, I thought i...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
By focusing on the man sitting at the ledge the...

By focusing on the man sitting at the ledge the people and the landscape in background would have been in focus (if shot at f5.6 -f8 range) the chessboard would have looked slightly out of focus but...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,423
Posted By GSNfan
Where did fuji confirmed its their own...

Where did fuji confirmed its their own sensor?

Check the DXO stats including ISO performance its virtually the same.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-03-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
But from a photographic point of view, what makes...

But from a photographic point of view, what makes the chessboard and pieces more important than the man in the background?

What if I want to look at the chessboard, the pieces and the people and...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By GSNfan
Why don't you just post the images in your post?...

Why don't you just post the images in your post?


I'm all for plugging blogs but I'm also very lazy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By GSNfan
I might have GSN in my nick, but I'll not...

I might have GSN in my nick, but I'll not recommend it for low light photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2011
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,789,967
Posted By GSNfan
That red thing on the shutter with the matching...

That red thing on the shutter with the matching strap is priceless.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
That is exactly what I'm going to do right now....

That is exactly what I'm going to do right now. This time just taking my RF with some tri-x and going out with a much lighter bag.

This thread was great and I'm glad I shared it with you people....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
Exactly, it was mental block and like all mental...

Exactly, it was mental block and like all mental blocks by sharing it I gained some important insight into why it bothered me so much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
What do you think GAS is? Why do you think there...

What do you think GAS is? Why do you think there is this compulsion to buy and buy and buy?

Its us exercising our 'options', by transferring whats already in our 'consciousness' into our hands and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
Honestly, selling is not going to help you. You...

Honestly, selling is not going to help you. You WILL buy them again, because those items are in your consciousness and memory. They don't have to be in your curpboard, they're in your 'head'.

The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
There are always too many choices, but the...

There are always too many choices, but the problem is in us and not those choices now when I really think about it. Its this rationalistic way of thinking, 'just in case', 'having options', and 'why...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
When is a hobby no longer a hobby and more like...

When is a hobby no longer a hobby and more like work? even if you're not paid for it at least in the short-term.

I can call photography a hobby but its no longer a hobby because I cannot control it....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
Thank you for all the relevant posts and...

Thank you for all the relevant posts and comments, it did help me, and now I can see that what I need to do. For one, no more lugging around the DSLR 'just in case'.

Threads like this help sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
But even if you do, I won't be offended because...

But even if you do, I won't be offended because when something is pure and unadulterated its no longer crap, because crap by its very definition means impure and adulterated. lol
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 2,419
Posted By GSNfan
Lots of options results in indecision

This thread is about the problem that arises once you become conscious of the fact that you have a lot of options and you feel incapable of narrowing them down to the bare minimum.


I'm planning to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-30-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,296
Posted By GSNfan
http://www.newswear.com/images/jn6.jpg “You've...

http://www.newswear.com/images/jn6.jpg

“You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?”
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-29-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,442
Posted By GSNfan
I got this book and I'm half-way through it....

I got this book and I'm half-way through it.

Its an interesting adventure story so far but at the same time I'm not impressed by the photographer himself and his photos. He seems to always miss the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-28-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
The reason PJs resorted to 'isolating' the...

The reason PJs resorted to 'isolating' the subject from the background, had to do with the fact that they had no control over the background... You isolate the subject if the background is ugly,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By GSNfan
Throwing the background out of focus is a dirty...

Throwing the background out of focus is a dirty and cheap way of taking 'creative looking' shots without being creative.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-27-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,423
Posted By GSNfan
You didn't had to wait so long, D90 RAW samples...

You didn't had to wait so long, D90 RAW samples are all over the internet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By GSNfan
Can't wait to try this with my friends and get...

Can't wait to try this with my friends and get booed by them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,354
Posted By GSNfan
I don't know, and I don't want to "project" any...

I don't know, and I don't want to "project" any sexual deviancy on people simply by their manner of clothing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,354
Posted By GSNfan
In psychology there is term called 'projection',...

In psychology there is term called 'projection', it is the cause of 95% of all troubles in the world and human life in general.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By GSNfan
People like to be different, especially now when...

People like to be different, especially now when everything is standardized, individuality is crushed and sameness is everywhere.

Photographers are no different, they like to be different, their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,354
Posted By GSNfan
A wannabe is someone who's actually a wannabe, by...

A wannabe is someone who's actually a wannabe, by wearing a vest you don't automatically become a wannabe if you're not a wannabe... Secondly, if you're conscious of the fact that you're a wannbe...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,436
Posted By GSNfan
And you forgot one of the most important street...

And you forgot one of the most important street photographers, without him people like Moriyama are unthinkable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4wieOa_Kog
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,354
Posted By GSNfan
Clothing is very important, and in fact even how...

Clothing is very important, and in fact even how you look overall. The more well-dressed you're in a sutble way, and the way you carry yourself all of that makes a difference. For older photographers...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-25-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,406
Posted By GSNfan
What is the difference if you're shooting the...

What is the difference if you're shooting the same subject?

What is the difference between snapshots and serious photos of the same wedding?

I think this is an important question that needs to be...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-25-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 9,436
Posted By GSNfan
From Kartez to HCB and then to Winogrand and...

From Kartez to HCB and then to Winogrand and Martin Parr, that pretty much completes the street photography bell curve, the rest of us are just statistical anomalies.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,367
Posted By GSNfan
Weegee was the best american photographer, but...

Weegee was the best american photographer, but due to his humble origins and his aesthetics he never got the recognition he deserved... While others who were actually imitating Eurpean photographers...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,336
Posted By GSNfan
More than cell phones, the biggest problem is the...

More than cell phones, the biggest problem is the sunglasses, people going around looking like feeling-lees zombies with sunglasses...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By GSNfan
You're comparing yourself with Picasso? Are you...

You're comparing yourself with Picasso? Are you really serious with this post or its some sarcastic attack on God knows who?


But as far as words are concerned, here is a tip. When someone does not...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By GSNfan
Imo in your photography world there are no...

Imo in your photography world there are no audience.

Me, as an audiance told you (while others didn't even care) that I did not like this style and look and my eyes felt overwhelmed by it....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By GSNfan
There is a thin line between going against the...

There is a thin line between going against the grain and actually destroying the canvas. I don't think this is progress, if thats what you think then its all good.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,223
Posted By GSNfan
Nobody looks at still photos anymore, and yet...

Nobody looks at still photos anymore, and yet everyone is taking still photos and mostly on the street. The Winogrand disease has caught everyone, the act of taking photos has become the means and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By GSNfan
I don't know if you can use words and arguments...

I don't know if you can use words and arguments to justify pictures, but for me those images are an assault to my visual sensors.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,223
Posted By GSNfan
People don't appreciate what they don't...

People don't appreciate what they don't understand. You show pictures taken by Winogrand to a lot of people and they shrug it off, you show pictures of HCB to anyone and they immediately see...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 13,551
Posted By GSNfan
In the last part of my post I wrote, "In other...

In the last part of my post I wrote, "In other words you take the photos and present it, if its considered art after [some] many years such as in the case of Atget then and only then its truly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 10,923
Posted By GSNfan
A wedding is a ceremony, a social get together, a...

A wedding is a ceremony, a social get together, a party, completely staged and only of visual significance for the people involvedly, mostly the bride and groom and their families. In other words,...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-22-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,907
Posted By GSNfan
I don't know about the pro part, but if Sony...

I don't know about the pro part, but if Sony ended up using a 24mp sensor in a compact that performs better than this nex-c3 sensor, then we're in for some exciting times in digital camera market.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By GSNfan
Absolutely not. I was confused by your signature,...

Absolutely not. I was confused by your signature, I thought that was your post.

I recently watched a program on how our eyes sees color and about color blindness, which is not really seeing the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-22-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By GSNfan
Not if you suffer from color blindness. In fact...

Not if you suffer from color blindness.

In fact everyone should take this color blindness test: http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/ishihara.asp
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 9,489
Posted By GSNfan
... And in fact its a dream job. As a...

... And in fact its a dream job. As a photographer, if you're sent on assignment to a war zone, it means you have made it.

I'd accept such a job without any hesitation and I'll be very proud of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2011
Replies: 164
Views: 21,318
Posted By GSNfan
Interesting thread, but unfortunately I might...

Interesting thread, but unfortunately I might have to spoil it be mentioning that the best 'film noir' ever made is Chinatown, a beauitfully shot color film.

I'd recommend Moriyama's work. His the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,677
Posted By GSNfan
When you annoy people and turn into a nuisance,...

When you annoy people and turn into a nuisance, they'll call you all sorts of things... A pervert is the stereotype of a photographer and there have been many cases of perverts using a camera but for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,677
Posted By GSNfan
A good friend who's a decent photographer used to...

A good friend who's a decent photographer used to say that Gilden is a street performer and not a street photographer... Imo street photography is like a street performance, but inversely if you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 9,489
Posted By GSNfan
If you read that carefully and break it down, its...

If you read that carefully and break it down, its pure verbose nonsense.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 9,489
Posted By GSNfan
These threads about dead war photographers always...

These threads about dead war photographers always turn bitter for some reason.

While death is a tragedy, in my view its a bigger tragedy for those caught in the middle without any choice, rather...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,677
Posted By GSNfan
After watching the video of those people taking...

After watching the video of those people taking photos, I thought the apt title for this thread should have been, 'wannabe paparazo wage war on street photography'.

-Don't attract attention
-Don't...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-20-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,647
Posted By GSNfan
The story? We already know the story in great...

The story? We already know the story in great detail with a lot of footage and great footage at that. What part of 'this' story is left to be told? We know the extent of the destruction with the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,647
Posted By GSNfan
Lets look at these images differently. Had these...

Lets look at these images differently.

Had these images were the only record of the post tsunami destruction of a small area, they'd be sensational and quite significant historically. Their...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,165
Posted By GSNfan
Alien Skin exposure 3

Alien Skin exposure 3
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,936
Posted By GSNfan
Its cool you're offering reference without...

Its cool you're offering reference without checking the portfolio of the applicants... I say that because in a similar thread about lightstalkers one member from there asked potential invitees to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,936
Posted By GSNfan
My initial post explained it, its just another...

My initial post explained it, its just another forum the only difference is that its membership is by reference.

It used to be open but they changed later, which does not mean they became exclusive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,936
Posted By GSNfan
Make RFF membership by reference only and...

Make RFF membership by reference only and suddenly people in others forums would asking, "what is RFF?" "why is it so exclusive?" etc...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 8,007
Posted By GSNfan
What I'm trying to say is that according to rules...

What I'm trying to say is that according to rules of war you can use the technology of those you defeated and that is not knocking off.

As far as that photo is concerned, its posed, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 8,007
Posted By GSNfan
As far as Russians knocking off Leica, I have say...

As far as Russians knocking off Leica, I have say they defeated and captured half of Germany so it gives them certain rights to use the technology of their defeated and conquered foe.

And they took...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,677
Posted By GSNfan
When you don't like the people you're...

When you don't like the people you're photographing, you're simply wasting your time, because the photos will be crap and the process annoying. This is one of those obvious facts that a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 8,007
Posted By GSNfan
+1 The Australian digital camera comes with an...

+1

The Australian digital camera comes with an instructional video that features Russell Crowe and the ghost of The Crocodile Hunter.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 13,551
Posted By GSNfan
Actually it was 'art' that compromised still...

Actually it was 'art' that compromised still photography.

When still photography was not considered art and had that freedom to be itself, it flourished and some of the best work that are purly...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-16-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,272
Posted By GSNfan
There are no shortage of X100 reviews but not a...

There are no shortage of X100 reviews but not a single one that one could actually buy... Fuji did very well to sell the idea of this camera but failed to actually sell the product itself.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,752
Posted By GSNfan
In fairness to Robert Frank, his selection was...

In fairness to Robert Frank, his selection was not based on 'pretty pictures', but pictures that helped the narrative in The Americans.


Frank's work is pure genius, its just that like all works of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By GSNfan
The expectations are so low from still photograph...

The expectations are so low from still photograph that any loony with a pinhole camera can have his exhibitions... I blame this on the art establishment that likes to label any crap as 'art' so they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 13,276
Posted By GSNfan
With all these economic terms used here and there...

With all these economic terms used here and there and talk of insanity, we should not forget that after all we're talking about pawnshop-grade used cameras of an out-dated technological made.

We're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By GSNfan
A photo has to be visually interesting and should...

A photo has to be visually interesting and should have an impact on the viewer "as something more than just a picture of something."

I used to think by taking matter of fact and straight pictures on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2011
Replies: 131
Views: 13,276
Posted By GSNfan
I feel completely indifferent to these price...

I feel completely indifferent to these price increases. I have been trying to sell some stuff for months now and no one is even asking to lower the price. I'm talking about cameras and lenses,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By GSNfan
The same score as Nikon D90 at 73...

The same score as Nikon D90 at 73...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By GSNfan
Eugene smith could have photographed that...

Eugene smith could have photographed that deformed child, in sunshine and with all the afflictions visible. That would have been a document of the subject. Instead he photographed in a very pleasing...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,752
Posted By GSNfan
Going back to the original post about the work of...

Going back to the original post about the work of RF and AA.

I'm a hardcore street photography fan but when it comes to repeat viewing and taking pleasure by looking at a photo, I find myself...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,508
Posted By GSNfan
The low value of dollar is another factor in the...

The low value of dollar is another factor in the price of 'new' cameras, which means it will lead to further inflation in prices of an already saturated and stagnant market.

It will be interesting...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,752
Posted By GSNfan
That is by assuming that Frank's work has content...

That is by assuming that Frank's work has content and Adams is technically perfect.

The content in Frank's work is purely subjective, either one sees content in it or not. The problem is peer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,508
Posted By GSNfan
Lets say I'm shooting slide film, and I use on an...

Lets say I'm shooting slide film, and I use on an average 3 rolls a week (at the least).

$15 for the three rolls, $30 for processing. That is $45 a week. Even if I shot C41 it would on the same...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-13-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,752
Posted By GSNfan
When Robert Frank shot his famous book, the world...

When Robert Frank shot his famous book, the world was a different place. People hadn't become media conscious, and more importantly there was life on the streets... So, all he had to do was point and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,508
Posted By GSNfan
Imo there is a simple reason for the price hike...

Imo there is a simple reason for the price hike in film cameras. A lot of disaffected amatures who shot mostly digital have suddenly become aware that creativly they've hit a dead-end and pretty much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,508
Posted By GSNfan
Overpriced camera market

Do you think the camera market is inflated and the cameras are overpriced?

I'm speaking of all production cameras, which is 99% digital cameras of all form.

I was thinking about my own situation....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 6,403
Posted By GSNfan
A camera is of the same sex as its owner.

A camera is of the same sex as its owner.
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