ksievers

ksievers

Lives in United States Papillion, NE, United States
Works as a Photojournalist
Has a website at http://www.kentsievers.com
Joined on Jan 10, 2012

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ksievers: See, it only took eleven minutes. One of them even tossed in a grammar critique. Amazing...no wait...sad.

For the sake of clarity, it should be noted that several of Hunter SThompson's posts were so outrageous, they were removed from the string.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 02:12 UTC
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ksievers: See, it only took eleven minutes. One of them even tossed in a grammar critique. Amazing...no wait...sad.

Your lack of class is showing but the pictures to back up your mouth are not. Bu bye. Too many trolls around here these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:13 UTC
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ksievers: See, it only took eleven minutes. One of them even tossed in a grammar critique. Amazing...no wait...sad.

Nope. Just Kent Sievers, working photojournalist for well over thirty years, published locally nationally and internationally. Shot a lot of fuji film back in the day. Still have a fuji hat somewhere in the basement but that's my only connection to fuji. http://www.kentsievers.com Please Hunter, share your real name and credentials with the group.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:40 UTC

See, it only took eleven minutes. One of them even tossed in a grammar critique. Amazing...no wait...sad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 03:27 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies

Graynoise, I vote C, minor annoyance. I was planning on buying one, but am waiting to see if there is a recall. Either way, I still will. If this were to be my only camera, I might think twice, but for me it will be a sweet little unobtrusive low light tool. Now, all you snarky little haters have at me. You all add so much to the value of these forums.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 02:34 UTC as 68th comment | 10 replies
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)
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ksievers: Newspapers slight the power of the still photograph at their own peril. It's the one thing they have that separates them from the rest of mass media. Video is only the latest trend. It is shallow and fleeting and few really take the time to really watch, especially when news orgs tack on ads and long intros. Don't get me wrong, there is some very fine and amazing video work out there, I shoot it myself when it is appropriate to telling the story, but, news organizations abandoning stills for video is about as smart as giving your product away for free on the internet and calling it a business model. I offer these as examples:
Thomas Franklin's raise of the flag at Ground Zero
Rich Lam's Couple Kissing During Vancouver riots
Eugene Smith's Minimata
Eddie Adams' Saigon Execution
Robert Jackson's Ruby Shoots Oswald
Joe Rosenthal's Iwo Jima
Stuart Franklin's Tiananmen Square
Stanley Forman's Fire on Marlborough Street

@T3- Reading people, anticipating the future, earning the trust needed to gain access, placing yourself in the just the right place at the right time with the right optics all come before you even think about pressing the shutter button. The technical stuff is the easy part. Peter Turnley has a few examples of what I'm talking about here. http://www.peterturnley.com/moments/01.shtml#pic ..... Have you looked yet? Okay, now that you have seen what a real pro can do, try and tell me he just traipsed into those scenes, used his motor drive to spray and pray and came up with a few gems.
Go ahead now, get in that last word, that seems to be your thing on this forum.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 01:18 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)
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ksievers: Newspapers slight the power of the still photograph at their own peril. It's the one thing they have that separates them from the rest of mass media. Video is only the latest trend. It is shallow and fleeting and few really take the time to really watch, especially when news orgs tack on ads and long intros. Don't get me wrong, there is some very fine and amazing video work out there, I shoot it myself when it is appropriate to telling the story, but, news organizations abandoning stills for video is about as smart as giving your product away for free on the internet and calling it a business model. I offer these as examples:
Thomas Franklin's raise of the flag at Ground Zero
Rich Lam's Couple Kissing During Vancouver riots
Eugene Smith's Minimata
Eddie Adams' Saigon Execution
Robert Jackson's Ruby Shoots Oswald
Joe Rosenthal's Iwo Jima
Stuart Franklin's Tiananmen Square
Stanley Forman's Fire on Marlborough Street

True, perhaps I should have said talented still photographers. The other forms of media don't have and are not pursuing talented still photojournalists. Newspapers on the other hand, have them in their pocket and oftentimes don't realize that talent is what separates them from the crowd.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 18:55 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)

Newspapers slight the power of the still photograph at their own peril. It's the one thing they have that separates them from the rest of mass media. Video is only the latest trend. It is shallow and fleeting and few really take the time to really watch, especially when news orgs tack on ads and long intros. Don't get me wrong, there is some very fine and amazing video work out there, I shoot it myself when it is appropriate to telling the story, but, news organizations abandoning stills for video is about as smart as giving your product away for free on the internet and calling it a business model. I offer these as examples:
Thomas Franklin's raise of the flag at Ground Zero
Rich Lam's Couple Kissing During Vancouver riots
Eugene Smith's Minimata
Eddie Adams' Saigon Execution
Robert Jackson's Ruby Shoots Oswald
Joe Rosenthal's Iwo Jima
Stuart Franklin's Tiananmen Square
Stanley Forman's Fire on Marlborough Street

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:07 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)
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Bonsainz: While they look OK I still feel the Fuji X10 has much better colours, and much better camera

I too am leaning toward the X10. I was excited about the g1x till I saw the lens. Too slow on the long end. Yes the X10 imager is tiny, but man, there's some magic going on inside that camera and the images are quite nice. I'll likely go X10, love the manual zoom, the retro feel, (I'm old enough to have shot M4 leicas) Just wish fuji had put a better viewfinder in it. I hate using LCDs. The X100 viewfinder would be nice, but since I always use the center focus point and re-frame, I'd settle for a black dot in the viewfinder indicating such. Wonder if I could take a sharpie to it... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 22:49 UTC

Fabulous, absolutely fabulous, but dang it Fuji, why not put the sweet viewfinder on the x10. I have super high end gear already and don't want to carry around multiple lenses when I'm off.
That x10 would be perfect for my carry around, off duty needs if it just had that cool, hybrid viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 02:05 UTC as 66th comment
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