weisman

weisman

Lives in United States NY, United States
Has a website at http://www.tomweisphoto.com
Joined on Jun 4, 2008

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Cindy Sherman, one of the most famous art photographers of all time, didn’t press the shutter button herself in many cases:

“Initially [Cindy] Sherman photographed the Film Stills in the loft apartment where she and Longo lived. She took many of the pictures herself using an extended shutter release; others, particularly those set in outdoor locations, required a second person to take the photograph, such as her boyfriend, friends or family. Sherman’s father took #48, in which she appears as a vulnerable young woman waiting with a suitcase at the side of a darkening country road.”

tate DOT org.uk/art/artworks/sherman-untitled-film-still-53-p11519

I betcha Ms. Sherman owns the copyright to all her images…

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 02:29 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

Again with the fragile springy antennas?!
It’s held by only one spot of solder, and when the solder breaks the antenna flops around.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to take my MultiMAXes apart to re-solder the damn antenna back into place... and I'm not rough on my gear. Ugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12 (30 comments in total)

I've always considered a silver umbrella to be the poor man's beauty dish.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 16th comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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dash2k8: I'm curious about that solo saxophonist picture. Did the author say he used a flash? Are flashes allowed in such venues?

Yes absolutely flash is allowed during the reception/party for weddings and bar mitzvahs. I shoot 30+ events a year and use flash heavily. I bounce flash a lot as Carey's example shows, and I use 2 remote room flashes for most jobs as well.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 14:31 UTC

"A long-held secret..." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 4th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (348 comments in total)

In the “Studio shooting - AF Coverage” graphic, “Hasselblad” is misspelled as “Hasselbald”.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)

Well there goes the tax return...

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 34th comment
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CallumG: Seeing these D5 shots reminds me how spoiled sports photographers are now. You'd have to be trying really hard to not get a good shot.

Yeah when I started out it was a Nikon 8008 with T-Max 3200 and a 50mm or 85mm f1.8... and manual focus which is all but a lost art.

With regards to this set of photographs, ISO 1600 @ 1/1000 @ f2.8 means a very bright gym! It's probably outfitted with lighting for television coverage, and nothing like the high school caves I had to shoot in - with film no less - when I was a newspaper photographer. Ah memories...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

If Canon is going to make a cute little mirrorless camera, why not a whole set of cute little f2 primes? These slow zoom lenses are so depressing.

I see they offer a 22mm f2 but that’s it.

Meanwhile in the m4/3 universe - a crazy number of tiny fast primes...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply

The writers neglected to mention the most glaring reason to reconsider this camera; no hot shoe. That means no off camera flash via Pocket Wizard or other radio remotes. If I can’t use remote flash I can’t manipulate the available light. It’s kind of a waste of a leaf shutter in my opinion, and a deal breaker. I own only pocketable/compact cameras that feature a hot shoe.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 15th comment
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weisman: Here's an example:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/40695273
Note the highlight that surrounds the perimeter of the model despite the black background. Then you can fill in the subject with a reflector(s) or other light(s) as desired.

Thanks, fmian. Right sorry I forgot about the adult filter...

For that shot I rigged a large white piece of fabric behind a smaller (maybe 3' wide) heavy black piece of fabric. The flash head was then behind the white and shooting through it (or maybe bounced off a white card first...). You can play with the distance between the two walls of fabric. Fabric is pretty inexpensive and then you just need the stands, crossbars, and clamps to hold it up.
Of course you can also use a standard softbox and then rig a Matthews black flag in front of it, but the nice thing about the fabric setup is you can make it as large as you want.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
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weisman: Here's an example:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/40695273
Note the highlight that surrounds the perimeter of the model despite the black background. Then you can fill in the subject with a reflector(s) or other light(s) as desired.

@Alex Efimoff
Correct, one light source is used, and you're shooting straight into it. Adding a reflector at the camera location makes it look like two light sources.
Also, it's nice if your lens doesn't flare easily.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 04:51 UTC

Here's an example:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/40695273
Note the highlight that surrounds the perimeter of the model despite the black background. Then you can fill in the subject with a reflector(s) or other light(s) as desired.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies

1. Are the hot shoes are standard Nikon TTL hot shoes (with contacts for the EVF of course)?
2. Flash sync speed? I’m assuming leaf shutters with no practical flash sync limits.
3. Will the built-in flashes communicate with Nikon speedlights via wireless CLS?

I would have liked an EVF too.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 45th comment

Am I the only one who thinks that a flash on top of a transceiver on top of a camera is a tenuous stack of gear with a cantilever load that's a recipe for failure?
Also, the AF assist beam from the flash is going to move up significantly and may not sit over the camera's AF points correctly. I see this PW unit does not have its own AF assist beam to offset that problem.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Kind of Sally Mann-ish. I like them.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

I'm more interested in the light which is very nice. Is it natural light or a flashlight or something else? Why is the camera important?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 15:10 UTC as 23rd comment
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cjhacker23: And no hotshoe... Not even one of their bass-akwards Minolta hotshoes. WTF.

I have. Olympus XZ-1 + Sunpak 383 Super = Awesomeness. The hot shoe also also allows the use of a Pocket Wizard and PC adapter. It's quite useful.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:24 UTC

YES YES YES! Woohoo!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:24 UTC as 27th comment
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