Nothing more than glorification of war and war machines.
Sounds like major league BS to me.
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
That's what I thought when I saw these images several years ago when I worked in prisons and wrote about them. They could just as well be night shots of oil refineries out on the plains. Hardly seems a good way to "illuminate" the prison disgrace of the U.S.
However, I'm not surprised it's coming from an "editor" for whom I have such low regard. And yes, you don't have to remind -- that's MY opinion (as is everything else I've ever said in my entire life!).
RobertSigmund: I knew this movie. A pity he died so early. Maybe because of his big fat belly! :-(
He died of cancer.
"A camera for all weather?" Or just a silly, ignorant headline?
If there are no weather-sealed lenses available, why would anyone ask if it's a camera for all weather? Or, can I use it without a lens?
cmosse: Its also known that the famous Robert Capa Spanish Civil War "falling soldier" photo is a fake
Please stop spreading this nonsense. Capa had talked about exactly how he took that picture.
"...at a price rather lower than the camera manufacturers' equivalents."
It's just "lower." What's the "rather lower" claptrap?
I think what you really want to say is that it's significantly lower, but your ad sales people will not tolerate that. And you can't bring yourself to go with the simple and straightforward, "at a lower price." So you make yourself feel better with a silly and superfluous "rather" tossed in.
I'd rather read honest copy.
The power of a camera and someone who sees things! No wonder people get afraid when they see someone with a camera!
Nothing like a pedestrian "street photography" piece to provide a good spike to the traffic line.
Great image -- nice to see some other folks recognized how good it is!! Congratulations.
coudet: Typical - 80% of the pictures show human suffering.
"If it bleeds, it leads." Journalism is about drama, not happy days.
aardvark7: You couldn't make that £5000 could you? I mean, you were British once...
I had no idea this ragtag bunch had $5K they could just give away. What a surprise! I always saw this as a little shoestring operation.
What is a "consumer-facing photographic company"?
aardvark7: With regard to aesthetic merits, each to his own and one can't argue.As to success, that goes hand in hand with individual taste too.
However, the essence of this article seems to have been missed by all but one who commented.
The author talks of perserverance and illustrates that by mentioning the number of visits to a site. To me, this is not perserverance, but rather making use of the opportunity.
99.9% of all photographers will not have the luxury to make such trips, even if they had the desire. It may be too expensive or they have other calls on their time. It is simply not an option and the only way they get 'the shot' is by lucky chance of being there at the appropriate time in the first place.
Any time the subject comes up as to the most important thing in photography, I always say 'Opportunity' and this article demonstrates exactly that.
Give most the opportunity and even a basic camera and there would be bucketloads of quality shots. Most simply don't get the chance.
Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The point of this piece is not traveling to a lake in Ireland. The point is thoughtful planning and envisioning your image. The author's location may not be your location. The author's image may not be your image. We must find our images where we are, and often we must try, try again.
That's a hotel.
To me, this one is clearly the winner!
I rarely vote, but this is a real five-star image. Thanks.
Nice work. That took some effort to put together! I like it.