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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By Hsg
Its better to have a camera, which might bring...

Its better to have a camera, which might bring inspiration - cash only brings the inspiration to spend it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By Hsg
I have not taken photos in a while now but I...

I have not taken photos in a while now but I still I have kept my cameras. Hopefully the desire for taking photos will return.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,937
Posted By Hsg
The fact is that there is a double standard in...

The fact is that there is a double standard in robert frank's work. On one level he seems to capture photos that depict racism and on the other hand he seems to be racist towards 'the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-09-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,937
Posted By Hsg
A reevaluation of Robert frank

I was not a fan of Robert Frank, but then I bought into the hype and became his fan, that was until recently.

I've come to the conclusion that Robert Frank like his ilk: Winogrand, Arbus,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Hsg
Photos of subway tunnels without any rats in the...

Photos of subway tunnels without any rats in the frame is not "street".

j/k good work. :)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,779
Posted By Hsg
The LCD makes the camera a fragile device, its...

The LCD makes the camera a fragile device, its like a chink in the armor and a big one at that.

So I can identify with the OP; however, taking away parts from a camera is never a good idea.

One...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 7,779
Posted By Hsg
I empathize with loathing the camera LCDs, but...

I empathize with loathing the camera LCDs, but this operation was a bridge too far.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,069
Posted By Hsg
When I was new to photography, I used to feel...

When I was new to photography, I used to feel like a fraud when photographing political demonstrations because I was shooting for myself. I guess I wanted to play the PJ but with more reflection I'd...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-26-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 30,706
Posted By Hsg
Looking at the images posted in this thread, I...

Looking at the images posted in this thread, I couldn't help but feel that most of them seemed underexposed, so I looked at the histogram of a few and my assumption was correct, a majority are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
A beard can make one look noble or make one look...

A beard can make one look noble or make one look like a terrorists or a Cossack.

A long beard has never been a gurantee of making one noble... And we know this thanks to photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
They have influenced each other in a strange...

They have influenced each other in a strange way.

Once photography came about, painting stopped pursuing realism and became impressionist and expressionist. In other words, painting has always tried...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
I agree with you, but I also feel that people...

I agree with you, but I also feel that people should not think in linear terms. There is no reason you should not paint if you're photographing.

Photography could be a big house with many rooms or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
Fair enough, although painting snobs won't accept...

Fair enough, although painting snobs won't accept you as 'one of them', as photographers are so welcoming and modest that they accept anyone who takes a photo with a camera as one of them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
Consider the simple distinction between...

Consider the simple distinction between photography and painting. As OP mentioned a crime scene, you don't forward an impressionistic painting of a crime scene in a court, you forward photographs....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,275
Posted By Hsg
If you like impressionist paintings, why don't...

If you like impressionist paintings, why don't you start painting? Why do you want to reach an established painting aesthetic, impressionism, through photography?

In life if you want to go to X...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,485
Posted By Hsg
To answer your question as to why the image would...

To answer your question as to why the image would be endorsed by MZ, I'm going to plug The Century of the Self (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,485
Posted By Hsg
"This image says so much about our future"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cbw_bXzWAAIt_ap.jpg

Source...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-22-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,383
Posted By Hsg
Perhaps they feel that if you really want great...

Perhaps they feel that if you really want great B&W images then you should invest in b&w film.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
I was polite enough not to ask you if you have...

I was polite enough not to ask you if you have put this pompous theory of yours that, "the only path to success in any endeavor that involves skill is through dedicated and directed practice. With...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
Practice makes sense in art forms where there is...

Practice makes sense in art forms where there is a difference between learning and performing.

A saxophone player can practice and then perform. An actor can practice in front of a mirror and then...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
I once tried to put this theory into practice, I...

I once tried to put this theory into practice, I shot everyday for a month.

After a couple of weeks, the photo taking process had become mechanical and boring, but I kept on shooting, taking some...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
Of course, murder is murder.

Of course, murder is murder.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
Ambition and creation are mutually...

Ambition and creation are mutually exclusive.

When you have an ambition you know what you want and what your goal is.

Creation is without any template, it has no precedence and no method, if it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
Caravaggio killed a man in a duel. Have they...

Caravaggio killed a man in a duel. Have they removed his works from museums (and churches) because he was a murderer?

An artist who's unquestionably great can even be forgiven for murder, because a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
If you can't help yourself but to use words like...

If you can't help yourself but to use words like bs and religion and nonsense etc. in response to my posts then try to exercise some self-control, otherwise i don't want to think that my posts in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Hsg
Talent, success, admired by others, all of these...

Talent, success, admired by others, all of these goals that photographers strive for, has nothing to do with photography, its a product of low self-esteem that wants to be elevated and made...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hsg
As a grown up, I agree with your sentiment....

As a grown up, I agree with your sentiment.

Good luck with your questions.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hsg
If the child-mind was the ideal mind, then in...

If the child-mind was the ideal mind, then in evolutionary terms, that's where the development of the mind would have stopped and people would have never grown up to be adults.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hsg
With all do respect, photography is not a...

With all do respect, photography is not a children's activity.

If Children were truly 'creative', we would have many of them in the pantheon of arts and sciences etc..


The reason children ask so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hsg
There is always someone who's going to be...

There is always someone who's going to be 'better' than you, in whatever field you're in... Some people can live with that and others find the thought painful.

In photography, even if you become a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hsg
If one becomes a 'great' photographer, what to...

If one becomes a 'great' photographer, what to do next? Become 'greater' than one's current greatness?

In other words, when you reach the peak of your talent and skill, greatness in exceptional...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Hsg
I do understand my pictures. I know for example...

I do understand my pictures. I know for example why they appeal to me and why I captured it.

And I'm also careful about what my photos say about me, for example its easy to get a grasp of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,097
Posted By Hsg
Think of it this way, do you think Eggleston...

Think of it this way, do you think Eggleston could ever include photos in his books where his with prostitutes? And still be respected as a master photographer? Not really. especially considering his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
Yeah, comedy is great. The best movie Hollywood...

Yeah, comedy is great.

The best movie Hollywood made about the 2008 financial crisis is The Big Short, a comedy!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
I don't mean to drag this any further, but if one...

I don't mean to drag this any further, but if one gets out of the 1st world solipsism and thinks globally, $1 is a lot of money in most countries.

$1 is 18 pesos in mexico, which is part of north...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
What about Wikipedia? Its free and run with...

What about Wikipedia?

Its free and run with donations.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,611
Posted By Hsg
Hell is other people. -Sartre

Hell is other people. -Sartre
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
If you add a condition to your statement in...

If you add a condition to your statement in regards to free information, that is no longer a full endorsement of free information.

Secondly, capitalism in its true sense of the word, is not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
Good luck to Luminous Landscapes whatever payment...

Good luck to Luminous Landscapes whatever payment method it uses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
So, your solution to global economic growth is,...

So, your solution to global economic growth is, repackaging what was free and selling it all over again?

Lets say tomorrow google decides that access to youtube is $1 a month, or google search is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
Its the money, the beggar-grade $1 fee is more of...

Its the money, the beggar-grade $1 fee is more of an annoyance than an expense.

if you think free information should be repackaged like one of those mortgage scams and resold again, then you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
That's reassuring.

That's reassuring.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
Information that was free, should be kept that...

Information that was free, should be kept that way. Turning free information into a product overnight, after years of ad revenue by the traffic those articles generated seems greedy to me.

Even if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
It did not mention that in the subscription...

It did not mention that in the subscription window.

I checked now, the forums are free.

Thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
Leaving aside the articles in...

Leaving aside the articles in luminous-landscapes, all the forum posts were contributed for years by people for free. And suddenly to turn all that free contribution by members to a commodity is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-05-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
i agree with you on all matters, but its...

i agree with you on all matters, but its difficult to justify small sensor when larger sensors are on the same price level.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,584
Posted By Hsg
$1 a month subscription to Luminous Landscapes

I was looking for an article about a particular camera and clicked on the luminous landscape result, after the article loaded, a drop down menu with 'subscribe now' appeared. I clicked here and there...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
IMHO, anything longer than 28mm (ff equivalent)...

IMHO, anything longer than 28mm (ff equivalent) is too long for sidewalks in most north american downtown areas.

I like images that captures the people completely without cropping limbs because...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
of course it was operator error, but in street...

of course it was operator error, but in street photography you don't have time to think, while you think the situation has changed and there is no more picture to be taken.

Even if I had shot at f...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
On one level its a good idea to use a small...

On one level its a good idea to use a small sensor because you can shoot wide open and still have enough dof to get sharp images with decent shutter speed in low light, but in normal light you're...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
It was shot at f5.6 on a Nikon V3 with its 1"...

It was shot at f5.6 on a Nikon V3 with its 1" sensor.

In full frame terms that is f16 (5.6*2.7=15.12).


The more is in focus, the more clutter to distract from the subject, and with a small...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
Its an interesting image and I can photoshop the...

Its an interesting image and I can photoshop the lettering on the trash can but, sharp-eyed photographers will right away notice the mistake.

I don't mind the failure of this image but its a good...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,604
Posted By Hsg
$1000 US is almost $1400 Canadian... Its not a...

$1000 US is almost $1400 Canadian...

Its not a good time to be a Canadian GAS sufferer.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
Well, here is an example of deep focus destroying...

Well, here is an example of deep focus destroying the shot. This is a crop.

I saw nice light (not apparent in this compressed and small file) a decent composition, raised my small sensor camera and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-02-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,991
Posted By Hsg
I admire the look and construction of Pen-F, even...

I admire the look and construction of Pen-F, even though its just an outer shell gloss, which is superficial and superfluous because its m4/3 sensor is small, which means deep dof even when the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By Hsg
The only photography trend that you can always...

The only photography trend that you can always rely on is that there is no way to simplify a complex activity such as photography.

Lets take something not related to gear but technique - exposure....
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-25-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,184
Posted By Hsg
Perfectionism about photography gear usually...

Perfectionism about photography gear usually begins once the photographer's talent has peaked.

The obsession with lens sharpness and that other cringe-worthy term, 'lens rendering', begins once the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-17-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 5,979
Posted By Hsg
Its easy to be cynical about such videos. A 71...

Its easy to be cynical about such videos. A 71 year old man photographing skateboarders and bikini clad young girls in a sex tourist destination, but that is getting away from the video's message,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-16-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,686
Posted By Hsg
There is no shadow detail to separate the woman...

There is no shadow detail to separate the woman from the background. This is due to limited dynamic range, because the image is exposed with clipped highlights and shadows.

If you lighten the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 23,862
Posted By Hsg
$500 for a jpg camera without a lens is still a...

$500 for a jpg camera without a lens is still a lot of money.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,700
Posted By Hsg
Knowledge is passed down from one person to...

Knowledge is passed down from one person to another, sometimes consciously other times unconsciously. Some people, like the OP, seek a teacher, other times someone else might seek a pupil. There is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,700
Posted By Hsg
I have attended the lectures of some magnum...

I have attended the lectures of some magnum members here in Toronto, during Contact Photo festival. what I learned from these lectures was a simple answer to all my photography-related questions, put...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,700
Posted By Hsg
I had a look at your flickr account and your...

I had a look at your flickr account and your photos seem very popular with 20+ favorites for some of them. And i assume those photos are scans of prints.

Continue to do whatever you're doing and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By Hsg
the simple rule is, if the digital photographer...

the simple rule is, if the digital photographer can produce better jpgs than his camera, he/she should pursue digital post-processing, otherwise nothing shouts louder, mediocrity, than a badly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,097
Posted By Hsg
A wabi sabi object momentarily gives one a...

A wabi sabi object momentarily gives one a glimpse of what is rather than what ought to be.

For example most people live as if they're immortal. Death and dying are far from their mind, so they're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,097
Posted By Hsg
Very good examples. Especially the first one.

Very good examples. Especially the first one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,097
Posted By Hsg
Whichever way Wabi Sabi is defined by words is...

Whichever way Wabi Sabi is defined by words is incorrect because an aesthetic is not a description, its an experience.

Wabi Sabi in western sense comes close to tragedy, but tragedy without...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,488
Posted By Hsg
""To me, photography is the simultaneous...

""To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-01-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,247
Posted By Hsg
Its a fetish, if you have no rational reason to...

Its a fetish, if you have no rational reason to own Leica gear... So, as Yoda said:

"“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”

– Yoda

“You will know (the good from the bad) when...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Hsg
I like Weegee's Naked city because its a no...

I like Weegee's Naked city because its a no nonsense photographic book without the pompous ego of the photographer getting in the way of its narrative. I like Weegee, he was a real street guy.

I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-30-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 6,311
Posted By Hsg
The first one is Leica M240.

The first one is Leica M240.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-30-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Hsg
The only photobook that I like is Weegee's The...

The only photobook that I like is Weegee's The Naked City. He says in the book for example that, "murders and fires are my bread and butter" so, one has to admire his wry sense of humor but also his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,531
Posted By Hsg
This is what Robert Frank had to say about...

This is what Robert Frank had to say about Cartier-Bresson:

“He traveled all over the goddamned world, and you never felt that he was moved by something that was happening other than the beauty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,531
Posted By Hsg
But you're forgetting that b&w street photography...

But you're forgetting that b&w street photography post Robert Frank is a tradition rather than an aesthetic.

Robert Frank was the pioneer of this tradition because he deliberately selected images...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,531
Posted By Hsg
Your image has considerable blue color caste,...

Your image has considerable blue color caste, which sort of helps to make it feel calm and serene, but color caste always distracts from the subject.

And the first hurdle to good color photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 3,531
Posted By Hsg
People will always confuse color with colorful.

People will always confuse color with colorful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
I agree. I'm sorry to the OP as well. Back to...

I agree. I'm sorry to the OP as well.


Back to the topic.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Its difficult to emotionally distance oneself...

Its difficult to emotionally distance oneself from one's photographs, I agree, but how else one can improve if one's under an illusion that photography needs my photographs.

Photography is a medium...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Not money. I imagine the best reward for a...

Not money. I imagine the best reward for a photographer is recognition by the photographers whom he admires.

Joining Magnum photos is a good measure of success for a photographer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Commitment implies an attachment to an idealistic...

Commitment implies an attachment to an idealistic or materialistic cause in spite of obstacles and hurdles. But photography is not a cause, its a medium of visual communication... One can build...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
You're not being patronizing. I can understand...

You're not being patronizing. I can understand how annoying the topic of creativity can be, because people dislike difficulty, complexity and effort with no reward. And yet, most artistic endeavors...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
One can approach the question of creativity by a...

One can approach the question of creativity by a different route. What is NOT creativity?

I'd say productivity is not creativity.


And related to this topic, the lens that makes one the most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Being committed to photography implies that ...

Being committed to photography implies that photography needs the photographer rather than the photographer needing photography.

If I were to cease any photography-related activity by this hour,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
I don't wish to derail this thread any further...

I don't wish to derail this thread any further but I have to say that its creativity that makes my photography life difficult and that topic requires its own thread.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
I replied to your following question to my first...

I replied to your following question to my first post in this thread:



And that post generated responses that I had to reply to.

I did not misunderstand the original topic.

Anyway, back to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
I had to look up that name on Wikipedia. To...

I had to look up that name on Wikipedia.



To OP: Here is a book that might interest you: The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
When I look at this image and see that car coming...

When I look at this image and see that car coming towards me, my first instinct is to step aside... That means leaving the picture without finding anything of interest in it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Beethoven is the only musician with the...

Beethoven is the only musician with the distinction that he was not an entertainer, he made the music and then the audience had to learn to appreciate his creation.

Even though Stanley Kubrick...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Specially when it comes to photography because...

Specially when it comes to photography because the photography subject is always out there in the world, which means photography is not only an intellectual and artistic pursuit but also a highly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
'Making art' is like baking donuts, following a...

'Making art' is like baking donuts, following a recipe... Creativity is finding out for the first time how to plant and grow wheat in order to make the dough for donuts.

Art cannot be made with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
You're confusing creation and...

You're confusing creation and performance.

Creation is a painful process, and only good enough creators get to have the privilege to perform their creation no matter how small or large the stage...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Exactly. So, what focal length is good for...

Exactly. So, what focal length is good for expressing oneself through photography? As you can see its an absurd question. And the answer is not a zoom lens because a zoom lens is nothing but a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Aiming to just have fun with photography is the...

Aiming to just have fun with photography is the most productive way to start photography, but as time passes, years go by and then decades, one begins to face the difficult question of, 'what do I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
Let me answer you by first by describing the...

Let me answer you by first by describing the challenges that faces a typical street photographer - my field of photography.

If you use a prime lens in street photography, you have to go back and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,621
Posted By Hsg
If you're bored with a certain focal length, your...

If you're bored with a certain focal length, your photos are also going to be boring, it does not matter if the the lens is wideangle, normal or telephoto.

So, forget the gear part and become...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-18-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,857
Posted By Hsg
Patience is a virtue that every photographer must...

Patience is a virtue that every photographer must exercise. You have just bought a camera that shoots B&W only, so learn more about b&w photography, read Ansel Adams' trilogy: The Camera, The...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-16-2015
Replies: 1,632
Views: 103,624
Posted By Hsg
Great shot. Nice aspect ratio.

Great shot. Nice aspect ratio.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Hsg
I define success in photography in terms of...

I define success in photography in terms of succeeding to use photography as a medium of self-expression - finding one's voice through photography.

But once the photographer finds his/her voice...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,541
Posted By Hsg
The richest talent-less hack in the world.

The richest talent-less hack in the world.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By Hsg
The measure of success in photography

All new photographers go through a period of struggle as they learn and improve their work. At first their measure of success is success among their peers, mainly how better is their work compared...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,811
Posted By Hsg
Well, just look at the two dials, one for the...

Well, just look at the two dials, one for the right hand and another for the left hand, that is a unique idea and very intelligent.

Even if it is the work of some photoshop hack, its very...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,335
Posted By Hsg
Leica has not released a Bruce Gilden edition...

Leica has not released a Bruce Gilden edition Leica so I don't think they're a fan of Gilden and want to be associated with him.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-10-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4,811
Posted By Hsg
The camera looks very polished and the result of...

The camera looks very polished and the result of careful thought and design. I doubt it is the work of some photoshop hack.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 43,105
Posted By Hsg
If you think a straight scan should give you ...

If you think a straight scan should give you five zones of tones with deep shadows and punchy highlights, you'll be disappointed because just like a b&w print from a negative needed dodging and...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By Hsg
The light was perfect, and with wide open spaces...

The light was perfect, and with wide open spaces and people everywhere, Moscow is a great place for street photography.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,810
Posted By Hsg
From an interview with...

From an interview with Cartier-Bresson:



http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/cartier-bresson-there-are-no-maybes/
Forum: RFF Polls 12-07-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 23,398
Posted By Hsg
Theoretically it should, but also you can ...

Theoretically it should, but also you can down-sample a high resolution image.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,810
Posted By Hsg
Don't fall into such traps by dividing your...

Don't fall into such traps by dividing your photos between cameras and lenses, get a second opinion.

The camera might vary but the photographer is the same, and its the photographer who decides...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-06-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,985
Posted By Hsg
The greatest challenge of a portrait photographer...

The greatest challenge of a portrait photographer is how do you make art out of someone looking at the camera.

Just take the fine line between a smile and a grin, how do one know which smile was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,200
Posted By Hsg
Every digital camera has a native or base ISO,...

Every digital camera has a native or base ISO, when using the base ISO the capture analogue signal is not boosted and hence you got very little or no noise and maximum dynamic range.

When you...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 10,463
Posted By Hsg
That's a lot of work. I was looking at fuji...

That's a lot of work.

I was looking at fuji classic chrome flickr pool and the images seem low contrast.

Kodachrome was a high contrast film, even Kodachrome 200. Look at the work of Steve McCurry...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By Hsg
Your images have atmosphere and a moody quality....

Your images have atmosphere and a moody quality. Just keep doing what you do.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,985
Posted By Hsg
The b&w conversion very good - detailed and...

The b&w conversion very good - detailed and punchy midtones.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-04-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 10,463
Posted By Hsg
That's clever. You can do the same trick for...

That's clever.

You can do the same trick for any other digital camera, right?
Forum: Leica SL 12-02-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,500
Posted By Hsg
We're talking about a camera review, not some...

We're talking about a camera review, not some artsy winogrand 'snapshot aesthetic' philosophy.
Forum: Leica SL 12-02-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,500
Posted By Hsg
We don't want Alex Webb to start reviewing...

We don't want Alex Webb to start reviewing cameras, but those who 'review' must at least have the basic skills to shoot a distortion free, color corrected and well-framed portrait.
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,500
Posted By Hsg
He's a very smart guy, he's one of the successful...

He's a very smart guy, he's one of the successful photography bloggers, in a field littered with failed bloggers whose reviews no one reads.


But I have to say how does he get away with not making...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,500
Posted By Hsg
It depends on the individual. If someone has...

It depends on the individual.

If someone has spent more time browsing ebay than actually taking or processing photos, gear is everything for them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hsg
Hey Kanzlr: I'm very much taken by this shot....

Hey Kanzlr:

I'm very much taken by this shot. could you elaborate a little about how you shot this, for example how did you manage to get sharp detail on the green cliffs which seem to quite a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hsg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mmBFZb-erXfuvas5...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mmBFZb-erXfuvas5SZJ2ML0WHDCMgp2Hn1jrjR_MO8OQMB4mN6NX3IgrXuygXGtFqd9QitdpMG7bgPDhTeeTONN2YSMG5hbs93Pp5juaL6nZbcgfzAnBPCCsHaVKaxFyL9eDpRJnvV29eus30BsSV1OzfghsWNyAhuHZ1f...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hsg
^kanzlr: Excellent photo with texture, color...

^kanzlr: Excellent photo with texture, color harmony and depth.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-30-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,168
Posted By Hsg
Thanks. This was shot with a Canon A20 P&S...

Thanks. This was shot with a Canon A20 P&S camera.

As to disturbing interpretation, must be a projection in a Jungian (Freud) sense.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hsg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XQcedtPw0jWzhEy_...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XQcedtPw0jWzhEy_oDb-jVj95m7WK3myW4Jf2R_ESY6xDnVZYfp5i39WT6z33p_tAiVrdepiOhd0vEuDGSoP_iNpB8wThGarA9rKRZRwy7xy4Iz1EuVKHDlIdLxMJ64PwhkChct_-jJTwb_eQm4ub7fYoXaxVnR1pWCFhZ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By Hsg
Interesting thread, because time really goes by...

Interesting thread, because time really goes by when you're busy taking photos. This is my first street photography image that I found interesting, so I'm going to upload it on rff gallery as my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,591
Posted By Hsg
If the body of work is any good, there is a good...

If the body of work is any good, there is a good chance that it might find its audience.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,200
Posted By Hsg
In low light the camera meter becomes useless...

In low light the camera meter becomes useless since it tries to average the very dark shadows.

So take control and set the exposure to manual, take test photos and check their histogram in review...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-26-2015
Replies: 1,632
Views: 103,624
Posted By Hsg
Excellent.

Excellent.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,088
Posted By Hsg
Hipsters don't look very sympathetic in photos,...

Hipsters don't look very sympathetic in photos, unlike Tibetans.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By Hsg
Thanks. I agree, there are too many wideangle...

Thanks. I agree, there are too many wideangle shots with no concern with vertical and horizontal lines, including my own... Another reason why the OP should keep his 50mm and use it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By Hsg
Keep the 50mm because you'll find a use for it at...

Keep the 50mm because you'll find a use for it at some point.

This is my favorite 50mm shot - tri-x processed in rodinal. Nikon 50mm 1.8 and Nikon f100....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By Hsg
Use normal developing for color and then convert...

Use normal developing for color and then convert the scans to b&w.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-24-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
As a street photographer my biggest challenge is...

As a street photographer my biggest challenge is finding beauty in the streets.

Without beauty there is no art or craft.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 4,003
Posted By Hsg
One benefit of using a zoom lens (with digital)...

One benefit of using a zoom lens (with digital) is that you learn through exif data what focal length most of your successful shots were taken. Then you can purchase a prime lens for the focal lenght.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 11-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Hsg
Reset the camera to default settings and if that...

Reset the camera to default settings and if that did not work, reinstall the firmware even if its up to date.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-23-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Hsg
This is the strongest photo in the series in my...

This is the strongest photo in the series in my humble opinion.

http://41.media.tumblr.com/1fd692f0cb5a3c65fe9fe4ee3a194543/tumblr_nxhw72LCHa1ul9y0zo1_1280.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hsg
With digital and using a tripod, you can also ...

With digital and using a tripod, you can also bracket the shots by exposing once for the highlights and another for the shadows, then you can blend the shots in photoshop.

This works with static...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
His a very good photographer, very underrated....

His a very good photographer, very underrated. His b&w images are beautiful, which is sort of distracting from his theme of religious intolerance.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
Don McCullin is photography's Goya.

Don McCullin is photography's Goya.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hsg
A graduated neutral density filter is a much...

A graduated neutral density filter is a much better solution to dynamic range for landscape shots.

If you underexpose green and blue channel, especially the blue channel is going to become very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hsg
No. What I mean is that if you're using the zone...

No. What I mean is that if you're using the zone system, you divide the film contrast range or dynamic range by ten, and then you mainly use the five mid zones in your exposure, development and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hsg
From personal experience I can relate. Its...

From personal experience I can relate. Its frustrating to try and emulate the tri-x feel with digital, but that is mainly a problem of form - even if you learn the best B&W digital conversion, you're...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
Joel Meyerowitz on the other hand used his...

Joel Meyerowitz on the other hand used his connections and got the commission to photograph the site of 9/11.

I'm pretty sure there were many police photographers there who's job it is to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
As I said the subject finds the the photographer...

As I said the subject finds the the photographer and leaves him with the option to take the photo or not. K Carter did have the option not to take that picture.

I don't know who said it, but...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
As Nietzsche said, "... for when you gaze long...

As Nietzsche said, "... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By Hsg
I think the subject finds the photographer rather...

I think the subject finds the photographer rather than the other way round.

Kevin Carter is a perfect example because no matter how many other photos he took, that image was always going to hang...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
You must put yourself in the shoes of your...

You must put yourself in the shoes of your subjects.

One day I was pointing the camera at a postcard stand and a couple passing by thought that was strange, and it was strange, nobody takes photos...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By Hsg
RAW ISO 200 f8 1/640 sec 25mm focal length (37mm...

RAW
ISO 200
f8
1/640 sec
25mm focal length (37mm full frame equivalent)

I underexposed by one stop to preserve the color and highlights.

The raindrops were side-lit with a dark background and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hsg
According to Ansel Adam's zone system, negative...

According to Ansel Adam's zone system, negative B&W film has ten stops of dynamic range. Where as today most digital cameras have 12 to 13 stops of dynamic range and 14+ in the case of some of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Hsg
Landscape photography is basically cloud...

Landscape photography is basically cloud photography, for example the most famous landscape shot of all time, Moonrise, Hernandez. There are very few great landscape shots without clouds.

I have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By Hsg
Thanks. With a cheap camera its easy to take...

Thanks. With a cheap camera its easy to take risks and go out during a thunderstorm.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Hsg
The south side sunsets must be great because you...

The south side sunsets must be great because you have a clear horizon to the north west.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
This a strong photo. The street lines and the...

This a strong photo. The street lines and the lights are exquisite.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By Hsg
Nikon D40 Nikon 18-55mm zoom lens....

Nikon D40 Nikon 18-55mm zoom lens....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By Hsg
This image with a Nikon D40 and Nikon 55-200mm...

This image with a Nikon D40 and Nikon 55-200mm vr...
Forum: Travel 11-19-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 42,772
Posted By Hsg
From a great series, this one is my pick.

From a great series, this one is my pick.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By Hsg
Contact Ned, the former member.

Contact Ned, the former member.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
Before any other definition, street photography...

Before any other definition, street photography is photography.

This is what people forget.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
HCB would appreciate the surrealism of this shot...

HCB would appreciate the surrealism of this shot where only one kid out of everyone is perfectly in focus.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
Daido Moriyama is 77 and he looks very dignified...

Daido Moriyama is 77 and he looks very dignified and yet hip.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8171/8074147923_b3a9876a6f_b.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,838
Posted By Hsg
From...

From dpreview:



funny

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1135269351/reuters-will-no-longer-accept-edited-raw-files-from-freelance-photographers
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,235
Posted By Hsg
Alex Webb photographed for years in one of the...

Alex Webb photographed for years in one of the most dangerous places in the world, Mexico US border.

So, as crude as it might sound, a street photographer must have guts and determination if his to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Hsg
The true mark of an artist is that their work...

The true mark of an artist is that their work retains its power through time. The Americans is the photography book that leaves all other photography books behind and reaches a whole new level of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Hsg
W/NW: Lake Ontario

Bluffers Park.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 5,574
Views: 492,942
Posted By Hsg
How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom....

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom. Complete Professional Workflow. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px0xyv9OA5E)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 5,574
Views: 492,942
Posted By Hsg
Woodbine beach - storm over lake...

Woodbine beach - storm over lake...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,212
Posted By Hsg
Nikon F100 with Nikon 28-80mm zoom lens.

Nikon F100 with Nikon 28-80mm zoom lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,098
Posted By Hsg
You did not mention what kind of film you're...

You did not mention what kind of film you're shooting.

For negative film, color or b&w, expose +1 stop. For slide film -.7 stop.
Forum: RFF News 11-13-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,903
Posted By Hsg
I like the default background, especially for...

I like the default background, especially for color photos, because its color neutral (24 for all three RGB channels).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,455
Posted By Hsg
By counting Winogrand's output...

By counting Winogrand's output...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-12-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,679
Posted By Hsg
I had managed to back up the 2011 'keepers'. In...

I had managed to back up the 2011 'keepers'. In that sense losing 2011 photos did not bother me that much.

My backup strategy is to make sure that 'keepers' are backed up, the rest i don't worry...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,455
Posted By Hsg
Considering that all Leica M lenses are manual...

Considering that all Leica M lenses are manual focus, the modernization of M leica ovf has to offer a better manual focus mechanism than the classic patch.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 7,455
Posted By Hsg
The classic RF optical viewfinder with its focus...

The classic RF optical viewfinder with its focus patch has landed more great photographs than any other camera viewfinder. Its very unlikely that Leica will kill its golden goose.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-11-2015
Replies: 134
Views: 34,441
Posted By Hsg
40/1.4 Sc [.....]

40/1.4 Sc [.....]
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
Those workshops screen photographers by looking...

Those workshops screen photographers by looking at their portfolio before accepting them. The main reason being that a mix of green and advanced photographers during the same workshop leads to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,433
Posted By Hsg
I'm looking forward to a $1000 Leica selfie stick.

I'm looking forward to a $1000 Leica selfie stick.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
For a free book its pretty good.

For a free book its pretty good.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
I'm going to download that book and read it....

I'm going to download that book and read it. Thanks
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Hsg
My all time favorite photography video is this...

My all time favorite photography video is this clip of Daido Moriyama photographing on the streets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VViYphLJWOk
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
I had never heard of Udo Kulterman and sadly...

I had never heard of Udo Kulterman and sadly there is no english wikki article about him.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
You can watch Costa manos of magnum critique eric...

You can watch Costa manos of magnum critique eric kim in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IGGX-vHjO4
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,795
Posted By Hsg
Check Eric Kim's photography, see if you like...

Check Eric Kim's photography, see if you like what you see, spend some time with his work. A photographer's skill or lack of it are apparent in his photos.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,679
Posted By Hsg
I have lost all of my 2011 photos, except a few,...

I have lost all of my 2011 photos, except a few, so backing up my photos should have been high on my priority list.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By Hsg
I think its a little patronizing when social...

I think its a little patronizing when social media commentators like these two tell people to stop obsessing about gear and go out for photography.

In order to take photos one needs inspiration, its...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-04-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6,739
Posted By Hsg
As a social media participant, are you a content...

As a social media participant, are you a content provider or commentator?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-04-2015
Replies: 1,632
Views: 103,624
Posted By Hsg
This is a very strong photo. And its cool that...

This is a very strong photo. And its cool that you didn't crop it. The dark foreground works with the light background.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,482
Posted By Hsg
Artists are not good with money. They follow...

Artists are not good with money. They follow their heart.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,482
Posted By Hsg
Its a good investment with historical backing....

Its a good investment with historical backing. Most of top photographers of film era shot Leica and still do like Alex Webb.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,482
Posted By Hsg
Investing $10,000 for a camera and lens combo is...

Investing $10,000 for a camera and lens combo is affordable to a very tiny group.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-04-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,482
Posted By Hsg
Perhaps one might reverse that sentiment by...

Perhaps one might reverse that sentiment by saying that its sad for Leica that young ambitious photographers are not using their [digital] cameras due to cost and reliability.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,100
Posted By Hsg
After shooting street photography with small...

After shooting street photography with small cameras for sometime, I begun to feel that I was not paying attention anymore and I needed to slow down.

So, I begun to carry a DSLR with a zoom lens....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2015
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Posted By Hsg
Thanks. The shot was taken from the toronto...

Thanks. The shot was taken from the toronto harbourfront centre's boardwalk.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
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Posted By Hsg
http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa331/rffphoto...

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa331/rffphotos/DSC_0066_zpslycjabrw.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
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Views: 1,064
Posted By Hsg
^They included the inevitable hobo portrait there...

^They included the inevitable hobo portrait there as well, so I agree, a broad spectrum of genres are included in the selection.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
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Views: 1,064
Posted By Hsg
There are some really good images there,...

There are some really good images there, especially this one:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
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Views: 1,064
Posted By Hsg
Professionally retouched.

Professionally retouched.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-02-2015
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Views: 8,378
Posted By Hsg
... And there are always zoom lenses for even...

... And there are always zoom lenses for even better flexibility in real-time cropping. I only use zoom lenses these days.

I shot this image with a DSLR and a 55-200mm zoom...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
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Views: 8,378
Posted By Hsg
That is why I mentioned 'respecting' the aspect...

That is why I mentioned 'respecting' the aspect ratio, which I should have said 'respecting the aspect ratio consistency' so that the presentation does not come across as a hodge podge of various...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,378
Posted By Hsg
You're right. It is not an artistic question if...

You're right. It is not an artistic question if the artist does not think it is.

In my case it is a valid question.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-01-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,378
Posted By Hsg
Thanks for that bit of information because we...

Thanks for that bit of information because we take such things as camera or monitor aspect ratio for granted.

As far as cropping is concerned, as I said before it requires skill just as framing in...
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