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Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author

 

“Our autobiography is written in our contact sheets,  and our opinion of the world in our selects”  

"Never ever confuse sharp with good, or you will end up shaving with an ice cream cone and licking a razor blade."  

 

Bill Pierce is one of the most successful Leica photographers and authors ever. I initially "met" Bill in the wonderful 1973 15th edition Leica Manual (the one with the M5 on the cover). I kept reading and re-reading his four chapters, continually amazed at his knoweldge and ability, thinking "if I only knew a small part of what this guy knows... wow."  I looked foward to his monthly columns in Camera 35 and devoured them like a starving man.  Bill has worked as a photojournalist  for 25 years, keyword: WORK.  Many photogs dream of the professional photographer's  life that Bill has earned and enjoyed.  Probably Bill's most famous pic is Nixon departing the White House for the last time, victory signs still waving. 

 

Bill  has been published in many major magazines, including  Time, Life, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, Stern, L'Express and Paris Match.  :His published books include  The Leica Manual,  War Torn, Survivors and Victims in the Late 20th Century, Homeless in America,  Human Rights in China,  Children of War.  Add to that numerous exhibitions at major galleries and museums.  Magazine contributions include  Popular Photography,  Camera 35, Leica Manual,  Photo District News, the Encyclopedia of Brittanica, the Digital Journalist, and now RFF.  Major awards include Leica Medal of Excellence, Overseas Press Club's Oliver Rebbot Award for Best Photojournalism from Abroad,  and the World Press Photo's Budapest Award. Perhaps an ever bigger award is Tom Abrahamsson's comment: "If you want to know Rodinal, ask Bill."

 

I met Bill in person through our mutual friend Tom Abrahamsson.  In person his insight and comments are every bit as interesting and engaging as his writing.  He is a great guy who really KNOWS photography.  I am happy to say he has generously agreed to host this forum at RFF  From time to time Bill will bring up topics, but you are also invited to ask questions.  Sit down and enjoy the ride!

 


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Old 12-07-2012   #26
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Excuse me if I missed this, but has anyone used Adobe DNG Converter on the Fuji RAW files? I totally forgot about it and will try it out myself tonight.
Yes I have.. What is your question?

After conversion, I tried to import it into Aperture. It did not work. I can use the dng file in photoshop or LR fine.

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Yes I have.. What is your question?

After conversion, I tried to import it into Aperture. It did not work. I can use the dng file in photoshop or LR fine.

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Just wondering how well it worked? But this is totally subjective.....
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Even though I am not a user of capture one... I hope this rumor is true.. And other vendors are not far behind now.

http://www.fujirumors.com/x-trans-un...eries-support/

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Gary, thanks for the heads-up. Much appreciated. I'm one of those Apple-types that's waiting for the Aperture upgrade. I suppose they'll be the last one on the block to incorporated X Raw files. Oh well, no worries... XP1 jpegs are splendid.
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i wish photoshop elements worked...i have a copy of lightroom now but don't know how to use it...and much too lazy to learn!!!!!!!!
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Just wondering how well it worked? But this is totally subjective.....
If I remember correctly, someone in one of the other threads said that adobe used the same base engine for raw support in all their products from LR, photoshop and dng converter.

I posted a picture comparison of LR, RPP and silkypix in this thread. All processed from same raw image.. U can judge for yourself.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...2&postcount=17

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i wish photoshop elements worked...i have a copy of lightroom now but don't know how to use it...and much too lazy to learn!!!!!!!!
Why not go Fuji raw to adobe dng and then import to elements. If I remember correctly the dng converter has a batch capabilty.

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Gary, thanks for the heads-up. Much appreciated. I'm one of those Apple-types that's waiting for the Aperture upgrade. I suppose they'll be the last one on the block to incorporated X Raw files. Oh well, no worries... XP1 jpegs are splendid.
I have been limping along by only exporting my best keepers to a raw processor like RPP or silkypix from Aperture. Then re-importing the tiff for the final work on it. A big pain.


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Why not go Fuji raw to adobe dng and then import to elements. If I remember correctly the dng converter has a batch capabilty.

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i need to find a tutorial somewhere...i have been lazy and just shooting jpegs and working on them in pse...
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Am I the only fool that keeps using LR with X-Pro1 files? Most of the time, I think they are fine.
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from what i have read there are quite a few folks using lr and that are satisfied with the results...i just need to figure out how to do the few small pp things i do...
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