Tape5

Tape5

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Colour is a bit of a nuisance where B&W photography is doing just fine. B&W photography keeps relations simple and focused. Now I am asking myself ''who was the talented tailor in town who did that smart jacket on Mr Lincoln?''

But colour is good to show the youth that history was not in B&W. It is much easier to forget a monochromatic history.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 25th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Dear DPR, to make up for showing photos that are fun and original, you now have to publish an equal number of photos of Half Dome, shot with a D800 and accompanied by the artist's statement of the importance of his/her work. Hot air balloons with a polarizing filter will also work. If you don't have those, the Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower or time exposure of the Hong Kong skyline will do.

Seriously, these pics are adorable.

Forget about the dump that the Sydney Opera House is and the Eiffel tower which is another dump ..let me think....oh here straight from Chris Beetles gallery in London:

''In 2010 one man decided to give away £1,000 every day to strangers with only one catch they had to do something "good" with the cash. What happened next was beyond his wildest dreams. The lucky people accepted the money and responsibility, added their time, ideas and energy and sent the money spinning far and wide, magnifying the impact, generating wonderful stories and making many people smile. He documented it honestly and beautifully on his website.

Chris Beetles gallery have selected some of the best photographs from this fascinating project and are pleased to be sharing them and the amazing stories that go with them, in an exhibition which opens this Monday.''

But hey, the world is such a perfectly wonderful place that we may just be fine looking at kids being photographed by their dads.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
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dave_bass5: How did a boring set of snaps get on to the front page of DPP?
I assume the description at the top was written before the author saw the shots. I certainly hope so as i have a lot of respect for DPP, but i see no correlation between what was written and what was shown.
Im sure the father is pleased with them, i would be as well, but really, these are just shots that most parents would take many times, only with a different PP style.

@dave;

Here by the court order of this great republic I order you to be hung drawn and quartered from the city gates so that other citizens will learn what the consequences are of calling something boring, boring.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:59 UTC

It is so stupid it is funny. But in a stupid type of way if you get my meaning.

I hope someone at DPR is having a laugh so at least it is worth the effort.

Hey guys how about a review of what is going on in various photography galleries in London, Boston, NYC, Paris, Moscow, Kabul, HK, Rio, Ankara,............??

Most would rather read that than this fluffy dross, I hope.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:02 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Waterengineer: If sensor size maters then why is the medium format (MF) camera industry basically dead? Why isn't there a consumer MF camera if sensor size matters?

Is the MF camera industry basically dead?

How did you work that out?

Because your neighbours' kids are not playing with them in their backyards?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: Seems like there is no more sense in discussing usefulness of anything that appears on the market, because as long as there are people ready to buy anything, anything will be sold.

...and the trash commercialism-trash consumerism loop is neatly closed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
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GURL: Only Burma, Liberia and the United States have not adopted the International System of Units units as their official system of weights and measures.

In the United States metric units are not commonly used outside of science, medicine and the government. The United Kingdom has officially adopted a partial metrication policy, with no intention of replacing imperial units entirely. (from Wikipedia)

As a result, since Germany is no more the leading camera manufacturer, we can't relate image sizes (expressed in "video camera tube inverted inches") and lenses (which focal length is expressed in milimeters because German lens manufacturers are still highly praised.)

This helped Japanese manufacturers to sell point and shoot cameras fitted with microscopic sensors but proportionaly very large front lens elements. That this will not help them explain why images from cameraphones are not good enough could be seen as a revenge of said International System of Units...

:-) Yes, I'm French...

Did somebody ask you if your are French?

Or you are just very happy to be one?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:43 UTC

Photography used to be a domain of genuine enthusiasts and artists in the bad old days.

Now it is whatever handed down to the consumers after the engineering nerds have fulfilled their designs under the command of the ad boys and men in suits to maximise profit.

Someone has to harvest the trillion shutter movements a day of the global hunger to take photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

They all have one element in common.

They are all artfully overrated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 09:39 UTC as 54th comment
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SeeRoy: Q: How have we managed to survive without this?
A: Easily.

Actually it would have been easier if we had not heard about it because now I have to spend energy to try and forget it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 17:44 UTC
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JDThomas: I find it interesting that people on this forum sit back and bash every new or different concept that comes along while doing pretty much nothing to further any interesting changes in modern photography.

It may be limited in application, but it's a relatively novel design.

Any interesting ''change in modern photography'' will be an innovation in the philosophy of photography and new ideas in photography as an art form, not a ''relatively novel design'' in technology.

If you think some nerd's gadget is going to do it, you are mistaken.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? article (102 comments in total)
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Tape5: Richin first suggests that ''many who are making cellphone images'' produce work that is ''more honest'', then he goes on to claim that the world needs ''curators'' to show us what is worth seeing in this ''overabundance'' of honest work.

Hallelujah brother. All we need now is a holy man who has been imbued with this divine power to ''curate'' to step forward and tell us distracted citizens what abridged version of truth we need to expose ourselves to.

Send us the bill.

The singular voice of the fellow human better be ignored and not seen at all than to become the ''unseeable'' curated voice that formally loses its existence.

Because then hope remains.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
On Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? article (102 comments in total)

Richin first suggests that ''many who are making cellphone images'' produce work that is ''more honest'', then he goes on to claim that the world needs ''curators'' to show us what is worth seeing in this ''overabundance'' of honest work.

Hallelujah brother. All we need now is a holy man who has been imbued with this divine power to ''curate'' to step forward and tell us distracted citizens what abridged version of truth we need to expose ourselves to.

Send us the bill.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)
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Tape5: Mobile phones place cameras in the hands of thousands who think photography begins and ends with taking pictures.

They are as good as painters who think painting is about pushing your brush into the paint bucket and rubbing it on the canvas.

Sure sometimes it turns interesting. But 99.99999%* of the times it is not even interesting.

*Taking into account all mobile photos taken daily on the planet.

Statistically the same could be said for comments on comments on articles.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:29 UTC
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

Mobile phones place cameras in the hands of thousands who think photography begins and ends with taking pictures.

They are as good as painters who think painting is about pushing your brush into the paint bucket and rubbing it on the canvas.

Sure sometimes it turns interesting. But 99.99999%* of the times it is not even interesting.

*Taking into account all mobile photos taken daily on the planet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 08:14 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

All this superzoom stuff is a bit passe even for those who wish to photograph things they cannot see.

One monkey finds a fresh branch to grab and all the monkeys in the forest jump on it until it snaps.

If the branch doesn't snap, in a few years we will have 5-12000000 superzooms.

DPR should do an image comparison against the 120,000 dollar Canon 1200mm/5.6.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 16:51 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
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Doug Frost: That kid is f*cking awesome.

Who is awesome? And why should we care?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 18:25 UTC

The best way to find the small crumbs of truth about any product is to read as many reviews, good, bad, short, long, five stars, one star, three star,........that you have time to read. Then after a few days or weeks of doing this, a strange truth emerges that is YOUR truth.

Truth in any sense is a completely subjective emergent phenomenon. If it was not, everyone would buy the same product.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 28th comment
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mehran langari: anythins we like to hear about one thing ,is good an oposit is true ,because my mind dont jodje my mind love hear good things ,then we trust that positive ads

Right on Mehran!

At last someone speaks of the significance of what goes on inside a person's head who is reading a review !

Our minds love hearing good things indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 17:58 UTC
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miketala: This report is ids the worst fanboy garbge i cannot believe. MTI is a college for ;arty retrds. I cant blieve that DPR would print so stupid things al the time! duh. Those persons who wrk DPR are totum pole bottom to, but they think they so wiley!!@ theyh contstatn ely remove things i say hear and refuse to let me put up shots my wife. never trust crafty MIT or wiley DPR fanboy. they out to trick you jest like they trick me by make up kit remove dog blimesh.

This is exactly why I keep on coming back to DPR. Gold.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 23:23 UTC
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