photography philosophy

  1. JensM

    Philosophy Presentation of "product".

    I ended up seeing going to a photography exibition today, named "Royal Photographers" covering the Norwegian royal families own photography since 1890 to 1990. I wouldnt neccesarily have attended it on its own, but as it came bundled with along with a tour of the Norwegian Royal Castle and I do...
  2. P

    Project of memories/Life&Death

    Hi good folks of the internet. I am in an ongoing project of documenting the stuff my friend and I do in this , the most likely last summer she is with us. I am using film in a half frame for diptychs, instant film, an action camera and my main shooter. I am trying to think in the ways of a...
  3. agentlossing

    Philosophy Album Organization (Flickr, etc.)

    This may or may not be something you think about, but I have been mulling over how to make my Flickr albums more presentable. Yes, I am somewhat of a dinosaur who still uses Flickr, mainly because it doesn't have a lot of the other rigmarole that many of the image hosting and sharing sites have...
  4. CatsAreGods

    Philosophy What a difference 3 minutes makes (AKA And Then the Sun Came Out)

    I knew I had taken these photos on the same day, but I thought it was the same bird hours apart. I was floored to discover it was just 3 minutes. I posted this here, rather than the Show Birds thread, because I thought it might help someone else appreciate the power and moment-to-moment...
  5. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Philosophy Are you a "on location" or "all-the-way" shooter?

    I've been having this conversation in my head for some time now. For me it has been as long as I remember a curiosity to look at the world as much as I can. 99% of the time I have my camera in my hand looking for opportunities anywhere, out on the streets, walking through forests, hiking and...
  6. mike3996

    Philosophy Common falsehoods photographers believe

    1. When you crop for aspect ratio, you're wasting megapixels. You may think your 16mp 4:3 photo may lose a lot of fidelity (and pixels) when you crop to a 10MP widescreen format but your DPI doesn't reduce at all during the process. Do the math! 2. You need massive numbers of pixels to print...
  7. gordo

    Philosophy The Lowly Snapshot

    With the latest discussions generated around the release of the Pentax Monochrome, I've been seeing more of the "mindset" and "art" or "storytelling" commentary. But what of the lowly snapshot? (Rambling thought mode - ON) For some of us, we aren't looking to create art. Or make an...
  8. CatsAreGods

    Philosophy No comment

  9. JensM

    Philosophy Interesting article about photographic expressionism.

    Based on my photographic "background" with press, add and documentation free-lancing in the 90s, I have pondered a bit upon photography as art over the last three to four years and dabbed a bit with abstracts and such. Not that I have reach enlightenment, to the tune of berets, black turtlenecks...
  10. AndyMcD

    My new project

    With the holidays fast approaching, I will have some downtime from work at last so I have set myself a project to try something a little creative. I have picked up a cheapish transducer device which you place in water and hook up to 24v and it creates a mist effect. I found out about these...
  11. agentlossing

    Philosophy Culling and Curating

    I was just going through my Flickr account, culling somewhat mercilessly (for me... most viewers would probably survey the results and still find about half of it that could be culled out), as I periodically do. My Flickr usually remains around 500 photos, sometimes more, sometimes less. Flickr...
  12. JensM

    Philosophy The Devil is in the details, or not.

    Got three blinding flashes of the obvious, over the 24 hours that was Sunday. First flash: Which turned into this This was based on not doing my due dilligence, just running the G9 on apperture priority. I am not a very accomplished starry photographer and have to date made exactly one...
  13. lucien

    Philosophy auto iso

    Hi what systems allow the camera to let the ISO float? When in Manual mode? Oly doesn't, and my old Sony a230 doesn't. Nikon does. I'm wondering what systems have auto ISO in manual mode. Thanks,
  14. mike3996

    Philosophy Small trips often, or longer ones less so?

    Photography can be done many ways and you can allocate a little time or hours on hours. How do you prefer to take your photography? A short hour daily, or a good 5+ hours once a week? I am thinking about this idea since I am considering moving out from the center of action. I think I will be...
  15. emerson

    Philosophy About Criticism: the three key questions

    Many years ago, in a university Art History class, I was taught that art criticism was really about answers to three pertinent questions: 1. What did the artist set out to do? 2. Was it done well? 3. Was it worth doing? These three questions have served me well when critically examining my...
  16. agentlossing

    Philosophy How Often Do You "See" Your Vision Change Regarding Your Photos?

    I've been culling my photos lately, actually have made a couple passes through some of the recent/standout stuff in the past half-year. Partly digging through work that's three or four years old to distill it to the interesting moments, pick the best out of the many multiple shots of the same...
  17. grebeman

    Philosophy The Obsession with "gear"

    Just why do so many of us seem to acquire more and more "gear" in pursuit of photographs? Lets just look at one of my favourite photographers, James Ravilious. Although he studied at art school (under an assumed name since he was the son of a famous engraver Eric Ravilious) he was a self taught...
  18. sh0wtime

    Philosophy Found an Interview with working Pro using vintage compacts

    Hi guys. was just browsing the net (like you do) & stumbled across this interview.. quite liked the concept :) although it's very "niche", i can't imagine there would be a lot of mainstream demand..
  19. sh0wtime

    Philosophy Gamechanger?

    Hi guys. Over your Photography careers have you ever got any new kit that could be described as a gamechanger? Obviously most new kit provides incremental improvements but did you ever use something for the first time & be like "Wow, that is awesome" :clapping: For me it was probably my D3. it...