MartinaB: Just beautiful. Photography is amazing now, but it was amazing back when. I have done some big format work and there is something intangible , hard to describe about it. If you can go see the show! If you can, buy an old 8x10 and try this film. Be patient and you will be rewarded.
There will always be a difference of opinion. I appreciate the artistry that goes into these. Comparing these to digital would be like comparing a real watercolour image to a digital one. You simply can't. With the real thing the artist gets to work his medium by hand, see it as it develops and enjoys working with the materials outside the digital environment as opposed to sitting behind a computer for 6 hours and twiddling Photoshop brushes and filters. Digital has it's place, so does this.
(sorry replied to your post rather than the article Martina)
MarkJordan: Though I am in agreement with the premise of seeing and creating with one light, I am not sure the images are the best examples of it. So sorry. Regardless, thanks for sharing and getting so many minds to contemplate the fundamentals. God knows we can all use it.
I think the examples are just fine, it's down to the reader to apply what they've read and to test the setups in their own way. It's not for us to slavishly copy the article...??
Thanks, good rules to start with and use for practice.
Jacques_t: There is something to be said for taking a photo and having a person 'work it' to conform to the artist's vision. What I find disturbing about digital art and 'artists' is that any Tom, Dick and Harry can press a button on a phone, apply an instant filter and call it 'art'. Where is the artist in the art in that process?
Digital art becomes forgettable very quickly, it does not hold much value, other than instant monetary value.
I have no problem with technological progress, but don't leave the 'artist' out of 'art'.
Agreed with both, the only thing missing from your analogy TH is the bit about the artist having 'vision'. As a person who designs buildings and public spaces one has to have a vision before you can even put pen to paper (or lines and solids in a CAD program!). You can have evolving vision or a finite vision but in the end you, the artist, has to work and 'sculpt' your art. Pressing a button to apply a filter does not, in my opinion, make an artist...
I came across this post on a photography section on a well known mac forum...needless to say I rolled my eyes! :) The OP posted this...
"Hey guys, can you suggest any tips on how to take photos like they’re being taken by a professional? Strategic poses and angles? I am going to use photo apps like Pixlr-O-Matic and add the finishing touches (then share) in Instagram. (or vice versa)"
There is something to be said for taking a photo and having a person 'work it' to conform to the artist's vision. What I find disturbing about digital art and 'artists' is that any Tom, Dick and Harry can press a button on a phone, apply an instant filter and call it 'art'. Where is the artist in the art in that process?
drawer77: This release is a disaster.There is no swivel screen, no raw video format, no video autofocus feature, no uncompressed video output, they have only added 1.2 Mpixels in resolution since 2009.This camera has been hastily released for the Olympic games crowd, it looks like an empty body with a new chip.
It's a Semi-Pro / Pro dSLR, not a camcorder.