Imagemaven

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 29, 2011

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Interesting because it shows that the "look" is most important to the artist and not necessarily the latest gear. I use to send students to MoMA to look at the permanent photography exhibit and ask which image had perfect "technique."

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 37th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (96 comments in total)

I am a photographer for 45 years and after 25 years doing commercial work I began teaching. My first year our school bought 25 of these for students and they didn't last a semester and Canon would not fix them saying "undue wear and tear." We then bought 25 Nikon P and S's and 2 Nikon D100's. The small Nikon's lasted 6 years and the D100's are still going. Since we have enlarged our cage of equipment with many Nikon DSLR's and they all have performed flawlessly and never having to go out for repair.
Testimony to Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

At one point the photographer for sporting events had a single shot Graflex and created great images by looking anticipating and being a trained photographer. I applaud technology but there is a point of diminishing return in cameras for the still photographer.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)

Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Kasebier, Bourke-White, Lillian Bassman, Sarah Moon, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Tina Modoti, Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Liebovitz etc. Photography has been fair to everyone as when you look at the images they're judged good or bad. For years the photo editors and art buyers were a female dominated profession and I don't see how they would discriminate overtly. Are there some people who discriminate, yes but photography has been long accepting of everyone as a whole. Part of discrimination occurs with creating groups and not allowing everyone into the "main" group...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 43rd comment

The market is always changing yet at the same time stays the same. In the 50's and 60's Nikon had the Ftn and people could have used smaller Leica M cameras. Nikon did not go away for lighter and smaller. In the 70's Nikon F2 and Olympus had the OM and pentax followed with mx but Nikon still was the choice. The 80's and 90's Nikon F3 and contax came out with GREAT G cameras but Canon joined the pro market to copy Nikon. etc... What I am saying is that there are reasons to use the Nikon as a professional camera. The continuous F mount, built like a tank, vast accessories, NPS, etc. I have used Nikon since the 60's first as a student then as a pro. But I have carried with me a Rollei 35 or similar.
I could take great photos with my Leica X-1 but on a job but would never think of using it. Clients would look at you as an amateur if you brought a small camera. Nikon I trust, the only true Camera / lens company left, sorry Leica you're a luxury goods company now.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)

Hermes. Obviously Leica is no longer a camera company but a luxury brand. Maybe they can even partner with Porsche.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 116th comment
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gustabod: didn't ask if they thought their cameras are overpriced?

I had an M8 with 1200 shutter actuations and it "died" Leica wanted $900 to repair. They DO NOT support their customers as the interview said. In fact I have had many new leicas and lenses over the years and they lost a customer with this behavior.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 13:16 UTC
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (620 comments in total)

I have been a photographer for some 35 years. There is no one perfect tool/camera. There is only the camera for the job that you need it for be it a commercial job shooting architecture or the style you shoot as an artist. I have taught,( as well as worked as well as exhibited for the past 20 years), and as a teacher I have sent students to the Museum of Modern Art's permanent exhibit and have asked them to find the photo which is perfect. The answer is always the same, either they are all perfect none. What makes them perfect is the artists vision what makes them imperfect is you can always find some technical issue. I also when asked by a student what camera to buy give the same answer, use the one that feels as if it is one with you. Years ago some would complain about Nikon because they felt it focused and the f stop ring went backwards.
Kertesz used 2 1/4, leica, Olympus, and Polaroid and always created great works. Gene Smith used borrowed Minoltas, and created great works.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 13:45 UTC as 154th comment
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