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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,620
Posted By Thebes
The idea is "if it's not good enough, you're not...

The idea is "if it's not good enough, you're not close enough".
Its not a look for everyone, but if you stick a lens in a subject's face, then 20mm or wider can give you some background environment...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Thebes
I commonly shoot while walking. Stopping is often...

I commonly shoot while walking. Stopping is often better if you can, but that isn't always practical.
Try for at least 1/(4x focal length equivalent), faster is better, slower and you will have...
Forum: Large Format RF 10-19-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Thebes
Are you sure that your infinity stops for the...

Are you sure that your infinity stops for the 90mm lens are set properly?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 3,715
Posted By Thebes
I love them. They serve as a reminder that...

I love them. They serve as a reminder that regardless of a thing's grandeur today, that "this too shall pass".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 2,449
Posted By Thebes
There have been a number of currently working at...

There have been a number of currently working at photographers whose work is viable on the secondary market who used no light meter at all.

A light meter provides a suggestion on how you might...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Thebes
You don't need any machine to develop your film....

You don't need any machine to develop your film. Its nice to have a dark place to load it, works better than a changing bag, if you can't see your fingers on your hand in front of your face after 5...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-05-2010
Replies: 116
Views: 13,346
Posted By Thebes
I normally don't shoot stealth but I have a...

I normally don't shoot stealth but I have a couple techniques for when I do.

If I am not otherwise shooting I will normally use my Dslr and a manual focus lens. I like my old manual Nikon lenses for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
From my post above the one you quoted

From my post above the one you quoted
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
I would absolutely call that a photograph....

I would absolutely call that a photograph. Indeed, even if you uploaded the digital capture to adoramapix for them to use their spiffy light based printer, I would call that a photograph. If we call...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Well weather has canceled my shoot so I will...

Well weather has canceled my shoot so I will weigh in again. I know I am in the minority, but still I can't reconcile a photograph being something other than that which was created by light writing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Not at all. And I am not talking about the word...

Not at all. And I am not talking about the word "photography" but about "photograph". It seems to me that a new paradigm is reappropriating that term in an attempt to destroy an older paradigm that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
I have already conceded that the PROCESS of using...

I have already conceded that the PROCESS of using light recorded as data to make a giclee is photography, even though the end result is not a photograph because the print is not written by light....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
And yet the poster you have of AA's photograph on...

And yet the poster you have of AA's photograph on your wall is something more than is contained within the negative. He chose what paper to print it upon, what developer to use, how to dodge and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
No, data is discrete, as in a number, fact or...

No, data is discrete, as in a number, fact or figure. Silver particles are not descrete, ie you can not precisely say the location of even a single crystal in relation to another, or a single grain...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Actually, lots of photographic prints are still...

Actually, lots of photographic prints are still made via contact printing. And again, since much of my photography used to involve multiple steps, images and manipulations, some of which were NOT...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Data is not writing. Arguable the file created is...

Data is not writing. Arguable the file created is normally destroyed as part of the process. It is capturing, or perhaps recorded, there is no object upon which it can be seen. Perhaps I could even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
BTW, I studied the history of photography in...

BTW, I studied the history of photography in college at Indiana University. I don't recall anyone ever referring to, say, an offset print as an actual photograph. I would have called a photographic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
No, the print is made via a light sensitive...

No, the print is made via a light sensitive process, so it is a photograph. I would argue that it is still a photograph (written with light) even if there were no negative and even no camera.

BTW, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
And here you just referred to these as "prints",...

And here you just referred to these as "prints", not as "photographs". They were prints that were representations of photographs, or of photographic negatives. Such an art is clearly still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Christopher, I don't deny that a giclee can and...

Christopher, I don't deny that a giclee can and should be exhibited in the MOMA. I am just saying that the print itself is not made via a photographic process. And as far as I recall no one in this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
I agree "digital imager" doesn't have a nice...

I agree "digital imager" doesn't have a nice sound to it, so why not another term. The shooter is using a camera, so "camera artist" works for me, and "digital arts" seems fine for those working with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Photo Graph means Light Writing. A ink jet does...

Photo Graph means Light Writing. A ink jet does not use light to write. A cyanotype, daguerreotype, polaroid, etc use light to write on the actual object that is a photograph. Photograms have been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
An inkjet isn't a photographic process. Try using...

An inkjet isn't a photographic process. Try using one to print a serigraph, call it a serigraph, and hang it on a gallery wall. It still won't be a serigraph. I am talking about the final item, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,834
Posted By Thebes
I had one back about a dozen years ago. Great...

I had one back about a dozen years ago. Great camera, good autofocus, nifty flash modes (including off the film, try that with a dslr), etc. All the backs peeled. I paid like ten times that for mine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 4,081
Posted By Thebes
Well, for me a "photograph" means that something...

Well, for me a "photograph" means that something was written by light. Anna Atkins, the earliest female photographer actually worked in cyanotype photograms, but these have always been considered...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Thebes
More properly, from in front of my porch... Super...

More properly, from in front of my porch...
Super Graphic, whose RF I do use, but doubt I did for making this scanned negative.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4303595832_2123214eef.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2010
Replies: 538
Views: 39,976
Posted By Thebes
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4407465173_3c6...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4407465173_3c62859d52.jpg

Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII on Delta 400 - a few weeks ago
I'm in the mirror and that is my Super Graphic on the tripod
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 1,671
Posted By Thebes
I realized the other day that I have never bought...

I realized the other day that I have never bought a used digital camera, though I have bought refurbished (probably won't again, one soon had a problem that negated the savings from both and then...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-26-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 12,241
Posted By Thebes
I'm comparing my (former) Zorki 4 to other...

I'm comparing my (former) Zorki 4 to other vintage camera gear, not my digital stuff or even my old N90. It, and its kin I have handled, did not feel well built. This is a separate matter from age,...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 02-26-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 41,770
Posted By Thebes
I prefer black but its not a big deal. I feel...

I prefer black but its not a big deal. I feel black is more subtle and blends in better. Silver or silver and black stick out more, but when people see it they smile at the old-timey camera the...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,778
Posted By Thebes
Whether art is crap or not is irrelevant to...

Whether art is crap or not is irrelevant to whether it is art. A lot of art is horrible junk. The manner of their creation doesn't make them art, what would make them art is if they were referenced...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,778
Posted By Thebes
The score or script might well be intended as a...

The score or script might well be intended as a work of art. That is how we discuss, for example, Shakespeare- obviously we have no thing to discuss with respect to his productions. I would say that...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 2,778
Posted By Thebes
I would argue that neither of those images are...

I would argue that neither of those images are art. You describe one as "a crying grandchild" which is what was in front of the camera, and this does not seem to be a title for the Jpg file as a work...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-25-2010
Replies: 203
Views: 12,241
Posted By Thebes
Years ago I had a Zorki 4. I got the impression...

Years ago I had a Zorki 4. I got the impression that if the monkeys all did their jobs on a given day it might have been a good camera. The optics were fine, but the fit and feel of the body made me...
Forum: Large Format RF 02-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By Thebes
I've had a few Caltars and I do not think they...

I've had a few Caltars and I do not think they were inferior lenses. They were just labeled for a major retailer with a house brand name, and a good brand name at that. I had a 90mm Caltar f6.8 which...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2010
Replies: 189
Views: 23,375
Posted By Thebes
I used to. Now that I have gotten back into film...

I used to. Now that I have gotten back into film I don't think I will, its really quite a pain and another step which can be messed up. The only reason I might is if I start stockpiling film, then a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 20,389
Posted By Thebes
I carried a GIII QL17 with me for about 800 miles...

I carried a GIII QL17 with me for about 800 miles on the Appalachian Trail. I kept it double ziplocked in a hip pack worn in the front. I used it in the rain often, it rained often, I tried to keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 2,302
Posted By Thebes
Well... like others I thought this one was long...

Well... like others I thought this one was long since settled. My opinion and position:

Photography can be art. Whether it is good as photography does not matter. Whether it is good as art does not...
Forum: Large Format RF 01-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,637
Posted By Thebes
Well, now that you have it, why not show it off...

Well, now that you have it, why not show it off some more?

How do you find the RF? Previously I was only aware of one other RF 4x5 that sync'd its RF to multiple lenses without removing and...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 01-19-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 3,197
Posted By Thebes
My understanding is that the sensor is the...

My understanding is that the sensor is the expensive bit. Especially for the M9, which has a new and unique sensor in terms of the angle of light it can accept.

I doubt that the jpeg conversion adds...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-16-2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15,371
Posted By Thebes
I'm using a Minolta 7SII and a Super Graphic...

I'm using a Minolta 7SII and a Super Graphic (yeah, using the RF some though mostly a view camera). Previously I've used a GIII QL17, Zorki and Hexar AF.
Forum: Fixed Lens RF 01-08-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,326
Posted By Thebes
There is a lot of sample variation, especially...

There is a lot of sample variation, especially when you also consider their storage conditions during the last few decades. I've been happy with a Canon GIII QL17 and have recently picked up a cheap...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-02-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 15,711
Posted By Thebes
Seems that dSLR's are becoming favored. I use a...

Seems that dSLR's are becoming favored. I use a D90 instead of a gg adapter that I tried out with my HV20 (consumer camcorder with 24p). Not enough light, the lights I would have needed would have...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-01-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 15,711
Posted By Thebes
I don't know about others. I had been largely out...

I don't know about others. I had been largely out of photography for years, studying at Indiana University in the late 90's, and am getting back into photography... have been on and off but more on...
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