RGBCMYK: I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.
I was replying to the comments below where someone said that they looked like paintings and not traditional photograph subjects. And yes I know that they were drawn by light using a camera. They were copywork of original paintings which doesn't not make they photographs.
Peiasdf: Look more like painting to me. The subjects looks like artwork of the time instead of real scenery or person.
They were paintings, he was doing copywork to create reproductions.
I wish everyone new their photo history. They are copywork. Niépce was into lithography like everyone else at the time and when his son who was marking his stones went off to fight in a foreign war he turned to the camera obscure to make the marks on his stones.
2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!
I do see this as an option but think outside the studio, think about rim light on the edge of a cliff, prow of a ship, etc., yes you could get it with a boom poll but this could make for some interesting images as long as there was minimal wind
So a famous retired NY fashion photographer Neal Barr was shooting nudes on a white Lucite platform in 1971.
I want to see this in every professional soccer stadium in the world. When a player fakes a fall the replay is broadcast immediately and if it was faked he is red carded and fined on the spot!!!!!!!!!
Now I love my NEX-7
It would be interesting to see a review of the sweep pano mode vs. apps panos.
I wish I could truly explain to everyone the difference between taking photographs and being a photographer. The value / cost in hiring someone to take photographs is very different from hiring a photographer. You hire a photographer for a vision and what they bring to the project. A photographer is chosen based upon their style and vision for the project I know there will be a lot of people who disagree with this or don't understand this concept. I know it took me a long time to grasp the concept. It would have been a very different discussion on a commercial job where the photographer billed for expenses and then added their creative fee. Yes their creative fee and this is what a photographer charges because they are hired for this. I don't believe the client who is looking for a low price is looking for a photographer because they are just looking for someone to take photographs.