kansasphotog

kansasphotog

Lives in United States KS, United States
Works as a Photographer & Videographer
Has a website at www.chuckfrance.com
Joined on May 15, 2013
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Twitter: chuckfrance

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kansasphotog: The problem with the idea of photojournalists becoming "dinosaurs" is that although everyone and their dog carries a camera/smartphone nowadays that does not make them a good photographer. PJ's are trained and successful ones, will not only be exceptional photographers...well above "citizen journalists" they also understand the concept of access. Put a good PJ next to someone that is not trained and you'll be able to tell who gives the more compelling photo. Just compare the Chicago Sun-Times reporters that carry iPhones with the PJ staff at The Chicago Tribune....not even close.

It's great that folks love photography but still, the professionals will always get the best shot. As photographers we all should care what makes a good photo technically AND emotionally.

Let me respond to the "photography is not difficult comment. That is simply absurd. "Good" photography is difficult. Anyone can rapid fire and machine gun photos...that means nothing except they have equipment that allows for that. That does not make a good photo...it makes a snapshot.

Not saying that "ordinary" people have no emotion. I think we're all photographers and love photography. But one should not discount people who make it their living and display a high level of commitment to capture a moment and tell a story.

What I'm saying is that a tourist snapshot is just that...a snapshot. Their is nothing wrong with that....it's awesome that people love photography but let's not be so off handed with "anyone can get great results" comment. Do you capture a moment and tell a story with little or no post production or do you sit for hours a computer doing photoshop masks and layers upon layers. If so cool, then you're an artist not a photojournalist.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 19:20 UTC

The problem with the idea of photojournalists becoming "dinosaurs" is that although everyone and their dog carries a camera/smartphone nowadays that does not make them a good photographer. PJ's are trained and successful ones, will not only be exceptional photographers...well above "citizen journalists" they also understand the concept of access. Put a good PJ next to someone that is not trained and you'll be able to tell who gives the more compelling photo. Just compare the Chicago Sun-Times reporters that carry iPhones with the PJ staff at The Chicago Tribune....not even close.

It's great that folks love photography but still, the professionals will always get the best shot. As photographers we all should care what makes a good photo technically AND emotionally.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

You can tell through the work that she's in love with photography and the photographic process. Her passion for what is in front of the lens shines through her photos.

Anyone who has passion for what they do should be commended.

Bravo...keep it up and happy shooting!

Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 71st comment

With the RAW update Nokia has improved an already great imaging device. The lines will continue to blur between "cameras" and other imaging devices like smartphones. It's totally possible to shoot a paid assignment with the 1020...I have.

Congrats to Nokia for updating the 1020 with DNG support!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 04:51 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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skytripper: Most people who think a smart phone is a camera don't even know what RAW capability is. To each his own, but carrying a small, high-quality pocket camera at all times is the easiest thing in the world. Who needs a phone that deludes itself that it's a real camera?

Agreed Lars....I have the 1020 and it is part of my working kit as a photographer. To me, Nokia seems to actually care about photography...offering up improvements faster than some "camera" companies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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NCB: One of the most attractive batches of sample pics I've seen for some time. I wonder if Fuji has tweaked the color for "consumer" tastes. Or maybe the default "film" is set to something different from the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

I actually, find Fuji colors to be wonderful and much better than say a Nikon. If you use the default settings the colors render, in my eye, perfectly. If you're shooting in Velvia mode then of course things will look askew.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
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