allanjfotos

allanjfotos

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photo & videographer
Has a website at www.allanjohnston.co.nz
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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How much risk to get how much reward? We live in a nanny state where there is to much protection, if you want to push the boundaries and you know the risks go for your life as its your life!
AJ Hackett the man behind the Bungy Jumping said "Why live on the edge when you can jump off?" AJ knew the risks and Hackett has never had a death maybe that different to this case however no need to live a life without pushing the limits.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 01:29 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)
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lightandaprayer: I've known many creative and accomplished artists who weren't good with money. The two things require different mind sets and skills. While I don't think that you need to be poor to be an artist, there is some truth to the stereotype about artists and money.

Ansel Adams was a great photographer but a lousy businessman. At one point in his career Ansel was in dire straits. He charged too little for assignments, sold his prints for a pittance ("Moonrise" for $45!) and had a backlog of orders that would require over a year of darkroom work to fulfill. Fortunately, a family friend took over managing the business side, Ansel began charging what his work was really worth, he took on corporate consulting gigs for companies such as Polaroid and he eventually dug his way out of his print order backlog. The last 30 years or so of his life Ansel did well.

Instead of dissing Annie for her money woes, why don't you compare your work to hers to see if you might learn something from her?

Sometimes the truth hurts. Ansel had a manger the promoted him beyond him have great work.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)
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Class A: Some reddit users gave this course a less than favorable rating. It would appear to be wise to try and find out whether this course is what one expects before buying.

For those that do not know any better than to place people as gods (photographers) best let the hard lessons sink in its part of the learning process. Even gods get it wrong when they maybe bankrupt (sadly). Annie has been in and out of the waste and ringer over the last 10 years.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
On article Hello, Nikon D820 rumors (7 comments in total)

more bull$#!t ... where is your proof?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 07:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

WHERE'S THE 4K?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 487th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)

Are you talking about the new 4k señor Nikon DSLR?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:45 UTC as 28th comment
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)
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alexdpx: When the Fuji X-series cameras came out, I was not interested at all. But now, they are (X100S and X-E1) what I shoot with 90% of the time.

I'm skeptical about this new Nikon DF but who knows, maybe when they come out and I have the chance to try one out, it might seduce me too.

Are you talking about the new 4k señor Nikon DSLR?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On article Leica launches M9-P professionally targeted rangefinder (100 comments in total)

M10 said to be 29MP and a very different look. Anyone know anything or have links to anything?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:48 UTC as 24th comment
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