The best resource for the genre I've ever come across is here: http://imagesfound.blogspot.ca/
I found that after looking at the pics for sometime I got used to the idea and began to find them quite beautiful. And then it makes the, "Lone tree and the sky" and "The ruined jetty/pier into the lake/sea" and "The rocky seashore" etc look really stupid and thoughtless.
And then as John says, I tried it myself and failed I think it would take a few months of intensive photography in a particular location to begin to get the shots these guys appear to do naturally.
Errrrr I use a Panny G2. It's got a tilt and swivel LCD as well. My Nikon's in the loft.
I also do model railways, where the expression, 'Got all the gear and no idea' is quite often heard. Modellers who make something from odds and ends gain far more satisfaction from their efforts.
And so it is with photography.
If Joel Grey encourages people with phones to make good or even just more pics then his job is well done.
On another front the Royal Photographic Society here in the UK is looking forward to the first submission for its LRPS distinction made with a phone.
And there are still people out there using film in field cameras and making large contact prints.
In my opinion photography just is, the means is secondary to the image.
I'm getting there slowly, my 5D is in the loft, as are my 4/3 lenses, I just use a Panny G2 and 20mm now.
Hmmmm I'll stick to my Panny G2 .... disappointed
I bought PS7 for £50 had used GimPhoto until then, wow photoshop does things much faster, but, GP has a better curves thingy and the image crop is better so is the perspective tool what lets it doen though is the printing PS7 is streets ahead.
Do I need anything else, no, I can do exactly what I did in the darkroom on the positive and then turn it into a negative.
Emailed Fuji UK on Saturday, phoned them this morning, Monday, to confirm my request for sensor replacement. Very good response from the person I spoke to and an immediate confirmation email that my sensor will be replaced.
It's a great camera and I do hope this will fix the 'orb' problem.
jimread: OK so one can get a 4ft X 3ft print off this, whose got the room to display it and whose got 16 gig of ram to process the files?
I can scarcely believe my eyes.
OK so one can get a 4ft X 3ft print off this, whose got the room to display it and whose got 16 gig of ram to process the files?
What a load of complete rubbish!!
Just enjoy your wedding day and use that which you've got between your ears to remember it.
Thank goodness for that, never again will we see the "Lone Tree and The Sky"
Hooray to the power 10
Eileen just reminded me of Cliff Richard's "Summer Holiday" [not that she saw it, well not ALL the way through]
jimread: Just goes to prove that the whole IQ thing is just a joke. Try comparing some of the small sensor cameras, the difference is 1/2 a Gnats knacker. Especially as 99.999% of pics are used on the web at 800 x 600 and 72 dpi.
And the difference obviously is 1/2 a Gnats knacker!! :-) Are they bonkers, do they mean us, well yes they do and have done since the first photographic one-upmanship magazine was published.
Just goes to prove that the whole IQ thing is just a joke. Try comparing some of the small sensor cameras, the difference is 1/2 a Gnats knacker. Especially as 99.999% of pics are used on the web at 800 x 600 and 72 dpi.
magnumgf: Looks nice with the retro style and metal body. Otherwise totally incomprehensible. Can anyone tell me what the point of a viewfinder that does not show what you get in the picture, it only shows 85% and it has parallax error. On top of that it does not show ANY shooting information, not even focus. You would be better off looking over the top of the camera if you ask me. There are other cameras out there with much bigger sensors, can be fitted with electronic viefinders that give you all the shooting into, can use a variety of lenses and only cost slightly more. Why would you pick the Fuji over them?
A functional fail, but looks sweet.
I do street photography with an LX5 no need for a viewfinder at all, I would like an X10 simply for the EV dial. Sometimes with the LX5 dial, even though set to EV adjust, I inadvertantly push it and end up adjusting something else.
No one seems to mention the EV dial, surely the most useful tool for the street photographer working in rapidly changing lighting.
 Checking on UK prices I came across £426 inc VAT and postage
HowaboutRAW: Oh great--irony--softcore books reviewed by dpreview.
What a load of absolute chauvinist crap!!! You want to learn how to pose? Put your camera on a tripod and pose yourself, you'll soon learn how to do it. Then and only then will you be able to pose models by demonstration, hopefully they, if they are any good, will do it better than you.
I use an LX3 and have ordered the X10, why? I do street photography and the manual zoom [being able to set 28mm and 35mm] and the EV dial sold it for me. If the IQ is as good as the LX3 I will be happy. The viewfinder may be a bonus, I shoot from chest height so I'm not sure about that. I've pre-ordered it at £479 [down from £539 UK rrp] for those who want to know.
After reading the review, I'll stick to my G2, I can get beautiful A4 prints from it and I really like all the accessable controls. I came to this digital caper from D&Ping my own B&W, I don't need the 'modes' and other bells and whistles.
I would suggest with respect that anyone wanting to learn about how to use a camera should go and buy an old Zenith film SLR and find out how simple cameras actually are and how little knowledge you really need. After that it's possible to concentrate on making the image and nothing else.
I say Zenith, people laughed at them, but where all other film SLR's fail the Zenith keeps going and you can rely on them.