giuliomagnifico

giuliomagnifico

Lives in Italy Udine, Italy
Has a website at www.giuliomagnifico.it
Joined on Sep 15, 2012
About me:

Street photographer and reporter

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Hero of modern era!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 6th comment

It should (from Leica website) use a very quite, almost not audible, shutter...I'm very curious to hear it =]
Anyway it could have been a black and white only camera, much more cool and fashion!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:05 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies
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calson: Hate when people produce distorted images with wide angle lenses and think they are being artistic when nothing could be further from the truth. No idea how this gimmicky approach of using a wide angle lens to photograph started but it should challenged and let people decide if a photo with a chosen subject and lighting setup looks better when a 35mm lens is used or when a 105mm lens is used. Doubt many people would pick the clownish image taken with the 35mm lens.

Sorry I read only now I wrote 42.5mm due to my mistake :-) the human vision is 44mm on 35mm camera sensor (53°). I'm always lost in my thought and I confused 44mm with 42.5mm (Panasonic m4/3 lens =D )

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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calson: Hate when people produce distorted images with wide angle lenses and think they are being artistic when nothing could be further from the truth. No idea how this gimmicky approach of using a wide angle lens to photograph started but it should challenged and let people decide if a photo with a chosen subject and lighting setup looks better when a 35mm lens is used or when a 105mm lens is used. Doubt many people would pick the clownish image taken with the 35mm lens.

I can't understand much of your comment, anyway 35mm is not a wide angle lens, considering that 42.5mm is the normal human vision, and the 35 sigma art has almost no distortion (very low, same or better than some 50mm), so your comment it's pointless from the beginning.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
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Mais78: Giulio, are pics 5,7,8 crops? They don't look like they are 35mm.
Well done.

PS Have you considered Silver Efex Pro for your B&W?

Well yes, Silver Efex doesn't "destroy" the photos like photoshop, I replied wrong, but you can achieve the same results with Lightroom only, with more control. It only takes more time but the results are more natural for what I've seen. Just my opinion by the way!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
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Polybazze: Hi and thanks for showing us your work. I was wondering about permissions - I was once contacted by Amnesty International that wanted to use one of my photos. I however couldn't let them use it (but I really wanted) because I didn't have the persons permission. How do you solve this when taking photos of strangers? Or is all your work for non commercial?

These are journalistic images, nobody ever asked me for the people permission, the people in the photos have agreed to be photographed and a lot of times they said me to spread the world their situation!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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Mais78: Giulio, are pics 5,7,8 crops? They don't look like they are 35mm.
Well done.

PS Have you considered Silver Efex Pro for your B&W?

Hi Mais78, no I hate to crop my photos! I done it only in very rare cases, the only cropped photo in this selection is the number 11, because when I saw the scene I was a but distant but I had only one frame of time to shot.

PS: I hate also Silver efex and other apps like photoshop, much invasive on the photos, I use only Lightroom and I'm happy with it. I want to process the raw files, not to re-create an image with Photoshop or similar.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
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El Dulli: Wonderful series.

I am sure these pictures will tip a reader or two who is on the fence regarding the Sigma 35/1.4 Art!

I wonder what software was used for b/w conversion?

Thanks, yes the Sigma 35 Art is fantastic! I process the raw files and manage my library with Lightroom only, I found it perfect, I haven't installed Photoshop!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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Zeyeman: I love the range in tone of your photos, excellent! I was wondering what your post processing techniques were, what you tweaked in general. Thanks!

Thanks! For the RAW process I use only Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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MarcelloDl: Cjale ce brâf!

Mandi e grazie =D

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
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makofoto: Have you considered a smaller, lighter, more "stealthy" high end camera? Such as the Sony A7R mkII? Sony should GIVE you one to try. You deserve it! :-)

No, there's a video of this shot: http://youtu.be/n70i3ByDKPI

I was with my Syrian friend, we take the photo without do anything before, I do it in this way every time because i wouldn't modify the reality. After my Syrian friend talked with her (in Arabic of course) and we bought some ice creams for the children and gave some money to she (there was the Ramadan, she couldn't eat, here children yes). Not for the photo but cause her story and situation was moving...

Anyway I'm realistic, my money do nothing, my photos do a lot more for the Syrian people. With 10$ you can help she for few hours, with spreading the world the Syrian situation I can do a lot more (also with fund raising made with my photos)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
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makofoto: Have you considered a smaller, lighter, more "stealthy" high end camera? Such as the Sony A7R mkII? Sony should GIVE you one to try. You deserve it! :-)

Yep but the dslr has more quality and control...I use both the D800E and 1 V1, different kinds of photos, if you visit my website (www.giuliomagnifico.it) under "Street" tab there are only photos taken with the reflex, under "Urban life" only with the 1 V1 and 10mm. Both are good, sometimes you can't do a photo with the reflex that you can do with a small mirrorless with a tilt screen. My V1 has a fixed screen and a lot of times I used it without looking the display, I mean by pointing it from below in example, you can't do it with the reflex (you can but is complicated due to the weight, dimensions and small DOF).

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
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makofoto: Have you considered a smaller, lighter, more "stealthy" high end camera? Such as the Sony A7R mkII? Sony should GIVE you one to try. You deserve it! :-)

Yes I tried and I'm trying a lot of camera (I'm an "hardware enthusiastic" :-D ) but actually I found the reflex the more quickly and real cameras. I'm only waiting that the display inside the EVF will be more close to reality, because they still have much "digital" look, the refresh and the low lights experiences are still not comparable to the reflex for a reporter, but I love the quality of the Sony cameras and also all the informations (digital infos I mean) that you can see through the EVF. If I will have the money I'll surely bought a Sony to alternate with the reflex, but actually I'm not sure to replace my reflex in the reportage! I also love my friend's Leica Q...awesome camera for everyday use (but it's a bit expensive :D ).

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
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giuliomagnifico: Thanks a lot for the article! If someone have any questions I'm here :-)

Thanks for the suggestion 👍

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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giuliomagnifico: Thanks a lot for the article! If someone have any questions I'm here :-)

Well yes, if I'm still here I thought very well in every situation...a lot of people offered me to go inside a dangerous places, but every time I said myself "Remember that for take one more photo you can loose all of them" and for that I say "NO" a lot of times =D I think in every situation there is an invisibility line that you mustn't pass, it exists when you shoot an homeless, inside a migrants center in Sicily, in Iraq, everywhere and in anything... And the ability of the best journalists is to go closest as possible to this line but without go over.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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michelelombardo: Complimenti Giulio, un lavoro eccellente!!! Saluti dalla Sicilia!!!

Grazie mille! Se ti interessa tra poco ci sarà una mia mostra a Catania per il MED Photo festival, insieme ad altri grossi nomi (Scianna ad esempio) :-)
Buona serata!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 18:09 UTC
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giuliomagnifico: Thanks a lot for the article! If someone have any questions I'm here :-)

That's very weird because there is no "front line" you can go wherever you want but every second inside the Syrian border (not inside the Assad or Free Syrian Arms positions) you can be kidnapped...you won't see anything until a car full of Da3sh fighters went behind you with some riffles. It's not dangerous like a "normal" war were the photographers were with the soldiers and you could be killed by a shot or a bomb, in Syria this is not the big risk cause there no real frontline but the Da3sh could appears everywhere front nothing. Like in Iraq or Lybia...but in Iraq the frontline is more concrete due to the Peshmerga and there are someone who say you "Don't go behind this checkpoint!", not in Syria!

I was at the Kobane border last summer and the people were waiting to enter again inside the city in order to make a party to celebrate 1 year without ISIS/Da3sh, the atmosphere was "happy"...few hours after the Da3sh entered again in the city by a 'truck-bomb' and killed more than 100 people just to take revenge on the people who was making a party. They killed only civilians. All is absurd, the situation can change in few hours from safe to very dangerous.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
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Loro Husk: Guilio Magnifico, A well chosen name for a photographer ;)

Ahah thanks, it's my real name :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
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Thanks a lot for the article! If someone have any questions I'm here :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies

That's really useful! I have the D800E and I will upgrade in the future with the D900, this is a really big step forward for the street portraits were the focus speed and precision is fundamental (you can't capture again the same scene/subject).

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 39th comment
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