"It wasn't directed at any one person. I've been lurking and posting on this forum for a year + and the vast majority of people on here do nothing more than "upgrade" cameras without ever learning to use any of them. I wonder if they realize that they're the reason manufactures are...
You want the truth ? I'll give you the truth.
For the last year I've been watching many so called photographers buy, trade and sell every new camera that comes down the pike yet never see any photographs. A 10 is not better than a 9 just because a manufacture says it is. Sensor size...
This is why I'll take photography books over images on the internet any day. This is Trent Parke in the massive book "Magnum Magnum". The image is 15" x 24" and for comparison you can see my Ricoh GRD in the top left corner.
I get some of you started for cheap.
David Bradford, excellent street photography shot from a taxi in NYC
Drive-By Shootings by David Bradford (2000, Hardcover) 9783829028912 | eBay
Daido Moriyama: The World through My Eyes, A very broad retrospective...
After being caught in several strong storms my soaked Ricoh GRD 3 started to act erratically. Wouldn't turn on for 24hrs, memory wouldn't remember the date, etc, etc. Well the battery was trashed but someone gave me an idea. Take out the SD Card and battery. Put the camera in a ziploc bag and...
From the PBS movie W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult. Years ago I remember reading a story on him where he stated the same thing. Family and what people consider a normal life hamper the creative process. I couldn't agree more.
W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1/9) - YouTube
David Bradford's photography from a New York City Taxi cab while driving is amazing. He's one hell of a nice guy too.
Drive-By Shootings: Photography by David Bradford
Amazon.com: Drive by Shootings : Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver (9783829028912): David Bradford...
Over the last couple of years I've met Daido 3 times and was able to have a quite long discussion with him through an interpretor and sat in on a discussion with Robert Frank. Both have almost 50 years behind a camera and it's almost amazing the clarity in which they see the world and photography.
“A realist is not someone who produces a copy of a natural object, but someone who takes an existing copy and copies it again. This definition comes from Roland Barthes. I completely sympathize with his idea, as, in addition to copying the outside world, I keep copying those copies, and then the...
I'm kind of questing where they would sell them ? For Ricoh now I go to Adorama or B&H and they're kind of the only dealers that sell Pentax too. Actually there aren't that many camera dealers with store fronts around anymore and even electronic stores are receding.