Dr Gal

Dr Gal

Joined on Jul 15, 2012

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On New Hipstamatic tools inspired by photojournalist Ben Lowy news story (71 comments in total)
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Dr Gal: While the NYT photos have interesting subjects and are very well composed, the technical faults are such that I find myself unable to enjoy watching them.
These are shots taken with a lo-fi camera and filtered with a lo-fi app. The colors are unreal (in a bad sense), dynamic range is non existant, and one can find more details in a Kodak disc camera shots. Sorry for being harsh, but some shots are so bad I would be embressed to have my own name on them (and I don't make a living from this stuff).

The problem is not with the people or situations, it is with the technical faults that make some pictures an eye sore.
I want to hear the story, but not through this pseudo-nostalgic hipster filter. I fail to see how burnt out skies, artificial colors or horrible noise adds to the story.
It is fine to add grit to your pictures for storytelling purpose, but these pictures are just flawed.
And I really tried to like them, really. Then again, that's my personal and unprofessional opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 11:30 UTC
On New Hipstamatic tools inspired by photojournalist Ben Lowy news story (71 comments in total)

While the NYT photos have interesting subjects and are very well composed, the technical faults are such that I find myself unable to enjoy watching them.
These are shots taken with a lo-fi camera and filtered with a lo-fi app. The colors are unreal (in a bad sense), dynamic range is non existant, and one can find more details in a Kodak disc camera shots. Sorry for being harsh, but some shots are so bad I would be embressed to have my own name on them (and I don't make a living from this stuff).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 05:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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