nitroman: To just take a photograph is easy. To accentuate beauty, to express personal vision and to create art requires more than just a camera, it requires the skill of craftsman. I see none of that skill here ... these are just simply photos. I quite like the two guys with the eyes and crutch by Mariya Kozhanova but the rest could have been taken by a ten year old.
Yes, it is all subjective. For me, that stark mountain rock surrounded by both the traditional (coloured housing, sled dogs, etc.), and the trappings of the modern World (SUV, plastic containers, etc.), is a perfect expression of her project's raison d'etre in a single frame.
OK, using those two images as an example... The photographer did not "just take a photo", she effectively communicated the state of change in a remote, traditional community... http://www.camillem.net/index.php?/stories/uummannaq-/I feel the only weakness in this body of work is looseness of its edit as shown on her Website, but we do not know which images were submitted to Featureshoot for this competition (other than these two).
I think most of these images are adequately executed, and as projects they certainly express personal vision. I'm pretty sure accentuating beauty was not an intention on all bar one of these projects. In terms of communicating their intentions, I think each project/artist has done very well.
Size... I carry a 4x4 full of gear to most shoots.Autofocus... I (genuinely) shoot almost eveything with manual focus.Video... Have never shot even 1 second of video with anything other than my iPhone.System... Approx. 50% of my work is shot with tilt/shift lenses ... Bring 'em on mirrorless. Especially the one that equates to human vision (FF 45mm TSE).
Enjoyed that - thank you.
This is perhaps the first truly ground breaking DLSR in terms of spec and stills capability since the original 1DS and 5DmkII, but here's the rub (for me) ... It won't make *my* pictures (currently via Canon FF) any better for my clients or myself. On every practical level I think this sentiment applies to the vast majority of long-term photographers too.
I bought an Instax Wide camera a couple of weeks ago. Love it - a perfect foil to my control freakery digital work.
Every one of these photographs has a genuine, communicative quality ... I would be grateful to have photographed any of them.--Simon Stanmore
Well, some are photographic & portraits. I like 3, 4 & 6.
What I learned from this article ... There's not many photographers using DPR these days.
This is a Pro forum ... why send this here?--Simonwww.simonstanmore.comwww.interior-photo.co.uk