My New Camera - (8)

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flat five
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My New Camera - (8)
Sep 21, 2005

hi... i'm flat five from the D70 forum... i've recently stepped it up and will now be posting in this forum as well...

i mostly shoot in the streets of new york and go for either city details or city life... here's my first set of life images made with the 17-55dx...

1- on the G

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2- hangin'

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3- somebody best come fix it

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4- siesta

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5- love

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6- Julio

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7- Victoria

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8- Chuck

thanks for looking... critiques, questions, comments welcome..
jeff

Norwen
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Welcome
In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

Your style of photography is my style also. I'll look forward for your posts.

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

nice pictures. taking pics of strangers with max focal length of 55mm lens is a talent in itself i'm finding. curious about how you approach your subjects. do you hang out with them for a little or just snap and run?

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In reply to inanola, Sep 21, 2005

inanola wrote:

nice pictures. taking pics of strangers with max focal length of
55mm lens is a talent in itself i'm finding. curious about how you
approach your subjects. do you hang out with them for a little or
just snap and run?

haha..nah, i try to avoid the snap and run scenario... that leaves me with the same weird feeling as when somebody sees me shooting them with the 70-200 from across the street... for the most part, i talk with the people a little bit before making the picture and sometimes i end up hanging out with them longer and may be able to try a few more shots... even when i'm without my camera, i always find myself engaged in little conversations throughout the day.. i'm always interested in people and the similarities that we all share even though society makes it out as if we're all so different...

that said, i also make pictures of people without asking or talking with them first... #1,2,3, & 5 of this set were all shot with no vocal exchanges prior to the picture... sometimes, the image has to happen first or else it probably won't happen at all... in these cases, i might talk to the people afterwards and show them the image or sometimes no exchange at all will happen...
it's all situational and i'm still learning as well...

as far as the 55mm max, i feel this is a great 'limitation' because it requires a certain closeness which seems to create a nice connection between the viewer and subject..
thanks for the comments..
jeff

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Norwen wrote:

Your style of photography is my style also. I'll look forward for
your posts.

cool... i look out for yours as well
jeff

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a smallish correction...
In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

here's my first set of life images made
with the 17-55dx...

should read -- ...with the 17-55/d2x ...
jeff

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Paul.R.Lindqvist
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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

Congrats to a job well done (and a new camera)

I really like them, does not look like the average street "snapshot"

Thanx for sharing.

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

yeah, pic #1 looked like you had some explaining to do after taking pics of the dude's girlfriend or worse if the two gentlemen on the right are the blonde babe's family.

i need to work on breaking the ice with strangers. people will oftern talk to me about my camera but i'll have it at some odd setting so that the pic doesn't turn out when i snap a pic of them. if i go to mess with the settings, they get all uneasy. i'm usually racing between my son's school and my business so that doesn't help when i go to bs with people. so again, great shots.

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Can't think of a better person...
In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

...to be using a D2X.

Nice set.

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Zane Paxton
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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

flat five wrote:

i mostly shoot in the streets of new york and go for either city
details or city life... here's my first set of life images made
with the 17-55dx...

Wonderful series; you've capture something important here.

Cheers,

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

nice shots, look forward to seeing more of your work.

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These are very well done
In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

very good skintones.

Thanks for sharing them.

Henry

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My faves are the first and last. Would love to know the tech details on #1.

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Salvador Moreno
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Really nice collection
In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

There are some shots very nice...
Love... Oportunity
Subway/Train... Composition
and the expression of some models has been very well captured.

Congratulations.

Saludos...
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thomas1973
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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

So, you've moved up in life, heh!?!

The D2X looks niiice, and you're showing it off well, as you've always done with the D70.

Interesting street shots - I love the 'love' shot, and the tighter portraits, especially those of the old men.

And I envy you the D2X... Looking forward to handling it

Thomas.

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

I like #2 & #5!

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Kent Johnson
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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

Thank you! Man, I need to get off my butt! Nice work.
Kent

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jean bernier
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Absolutely great !
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Jean Bernier

Just love them all. And I love this city too (I visit once a year) but am too shy to just come up to people and have a chat and start snapping away LOL.
You must have what is called "great people skill".
Keep on with the good work.

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

You DOG!!! D70 just wasn't good enough 'ey

I like all of these--serioulsy all of them. I think my favs are the following:

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on the G--the guy on the right with the shades is a classic -- and the lady is no slouch either

--Love--a signature FF shot imo--opportunistic. nice

--Victoria--love the angle

--Chuck--it's funny becuase for one of you last sets like this (when it was raining on my vacation), i had an entire comment written up and it was lost when I hit preview--i was pi$$ed. anyway, there was a fellow there who had the similar wrinkles of time and i just loved it. you have a penchant for getting these just right. this would look awesome in b&w as well.

It's remarkeable to me to see how you have progressed in this type of photogrpahy. you may have been at it all along and not posting, but i feel like you just started posting this stuff within the last six mos. i can say with certainty that your work of this sort has improved dramaticaly and you have no doubt amassed quite a collection of these.

nice--now i'll have to keep my eyes peeled in two forums--thanks a bunch.

we've gotta chat offline--i'll email you this week.

patrick

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In reply to flat five, Sep 21, 2005

Hi flat five,

I like your style, I'm too chicken myself for those kinds of shots, but I like them a lot, welcome to the forum.

Cheers,

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