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On article In photos: 'Paris in the Springtime' (71 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: Sad to say that in France((where it all started) these spontaneous photos are legally no longer possible.I gather the same is now true in Budapest. How long before it applies everywhere? That will just leave us with landscapes that have been copied a million times and macro,oh and of course Selfies! Hence the emphasis on phone cameras which nobody in the street takes any notice of.

It is still perfectly possible.
Here is a series I made a while ago in Paris:
Or if you prefer them in a slideshow with music:
I was never stopped by any policeman and never had any discussion with people I photographed.
I guess that the attitude of the photographer makes the difference.
Privacy rules are imposed because many people are fed up with a zillion cameras being stuck into their faces.
But if you work discreetly (and most of all : friendly) there is hardly ever an issue.
And I do NOT ask permission first.
It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Article:5391359433 (2 comments in total)
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bob81: The second book is available at Amazon
Creative Digital Photography by Christopher Gatcum (Oct 5, 2009)
$1,163.60 new (1 offer)
$930.88 used (4 offers)

Hardly what I would spend. It must be a grat book, but I would rather put that money towards some equipment.

That really must be a mistake.
I don't know how you came up with those ludicrous prices.
It is not an expensive book by any means.
I quickly checked amazon and found it at 10.24 GBP

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (335 comments in total)

How can you seriously expect the readers to vote for "best" of several cameras.
Any reader probably bought only one of these in 2013 - if he bought ANY camera in the first place...
So everyone is just going to vote for the one they bought (or wished they could have bought), without on-hands knowledge of the others.
Such a poll does not search for "best" but for "most popular in sales/wishlists".

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:49 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (117 comments in total)
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JL Martin: In 2001, a Spanish photographer, Marcos Vilarino. who has long worked the same subject, published a book with Lego and famous photographs: Have a look

Seems like his are at least as good if not better

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 14:35 UTC
On article Google is adding holiday cheer to your photos (1 comment in total)

I can see the fun in this.
Cheesy, but fun.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment
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edu T: (what I'd like to know is) WHO's the soundtrack by...?
a nice juxtaposition of '70s-ish all-too-familiar elements --hence the integration with the cliche images-- but with the bonus of elaborate, haunting vocal harmonies (0'48").
thanks anyone!

The soundtrack is 'Gold on the Ceiling' by the Black Keys.
Here's the same (full) song used for a dynamic slideshow of volleyball images:

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:20 UTC

It's a testament to how un-original we all are .
But fun to watch nonetheless. At least once.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

It's a revelation that rings true : many "best shots ever" must actually be lucky shots.
But that does not diminish the merit of the photographer : aiming and shooting blind is an art in itself (it requires intimate knowledge of camera and lens) and most of all: the photographer still had to be there and have the wit to make such a maneuver to get an interesting shot while staying with his head in the trench and camera to the eye would have resulted in an interesting photo of a wall of dirt.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:57 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

At some points during the video, I think I see the silhouette of an obscured man behind the skeleton: could be the person who does the light painting with the small (probably bright LED) light.
But when the skateboarding skeleton is on his way from A to B and suspended in mid air in the frames that constitute that movement, I am still puzzled how the man behind can be there long enough to do the painting (must be at least several seconds).
I once tried it (much simpler) in a single shot and that was fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 18:31 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Nice to know a bit about this.
You can tell that Kubrick started out as a photographer (and actually a very good one too). Near the end the costume designer talks about his attention for the fabric of costumes, in order to recreate the light-reflection characteristics seen in period paintings.
Gotta love this if you are interested in available light.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 06:15 UTC as 19th comment
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RoelHendrickx: While visiting the SW I shot with my regular camera.
I recognize most of the places here.
However, I also used my Iphone to shoot, process and upload first sample images while on the road (think: "look, family, we are now here...").
Those images are numbers 26-65 in this gallery:
Real final photos elsewhere on my pages.

Thank you Stu

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:09 UTC

While visiting the SW I shot with my regular camera.
I recognize most of the places here.
However, I also used my Iphone to shoot, process and upload first sample images while on the road (think: "look, family, we are now here...").
Those images are numbers 26-65 in this gallery:
Real final photos elsewhere on my pages.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 04:13 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On photo No - You listen to me !!! in the Defiance challenge (7 comments in total)

That guy seems to have almost the same expression on many occasions.
I had an instant flashback to a few years ago.
Look here (images 12-22):
Good shot you got there (especially the angle)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 16:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Instagram cracks down use of its brand name (12 comments in total)

I don't see how regulations issued today, can prohibit a certain custom or use that predeces it, unless those regulations are just a repetition of general law.
But in that case, Instagram should not include it now to try and crack down on use they seem to have tolerated and encouraged before.
Adding it to corporate regulations seems to be a message that "there is no more Mr. Nice Guy" (from now on), which is kind of an admission, that previously much more was tolerated.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 18:47 UTC as 9th comment
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