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Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique From time to time its been suggested that RFF have a mentor Photography help section in terms of Technique - how to shoot this or that. 1st of all I had to find someone whose work I really like. 2ndly that photog had to be willing help others. That's the catch: so many excellent photogs just are not wiling to make the time for that, or just as likely, simply don't give a damn about helping others. SimonSawSunlight is an excellent up and coming photog whose work seems to go well beyond his 24 years.

You can view Simon's work at http://www.simonbephotography.com/  and www.facebook.com/simonbphotography Simon has been published in in FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), LFI (Leica Fotografie International) and more recently in Radiate Magazine. He also recently had a large solo-exhibition in Berlin. Not too Shabby! So, let us begin this adventure and see where it goes. Thank for taking this on Simon!


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Old 10-27-2013   #41
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I avoid it now, since getting a film jammed in the M2, probably on account of this. I wasn't seeing double or anything, but I think that a couple of double exposures towards the end of that roll were interesting. No more shots taken that evening though as it was only next day I trusted myself to get the film out.
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I've only done it a few times and only with my DSLR. I couldn't imagine either trying to protect, focus or unload/load a Leica screwmount after more than a couple of beers. I'm not so fussy about damaging my Sony.

This was from a day a mate and I went out to photograph the disappointingly lame New Bedford folk festival in MA. We went drinking instead after finding nothing interesting to photograph. At 1am after a long, alcohol soaked day we were walking home and came across a tiny coffee shop with the most amazing noise emanating from it. Somehow in the mayhem of low light, manual focusing, Irish music induced meyhem I managed to avoid getting the camera smashed. I had the wherewithal to ask permission before I shot.

So yeah, do it, but be careful.


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Old 11-18-2013   #49
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that was shot after the opening for Simon's exhibition in January .. (I was not totally wasted but tipsy enough). Unfortunately non of the shots from the gallery were useful. I forgot to check the shutter speed after I handed the camera to someone, ****ing nerds


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I have enough trouble these days dealing with reality on its own, let alone dealing with reality under the influence.
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Quite. Like Philip Dick said, reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Applies with drinking too.


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Yeah, but everybody looks weird when I'm 'under the influence'.

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Of course drinking, weed, coke, e, shrooms, H, acid... how would you remember without photos?
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you know you're obsessed with photography when you look at a pic like that and the first thing you think about is, the white balance needs to be fixed.
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you know you're obsessed with photography when you look at a pic like that and the first thing you think about is, the white balance needs to be fixed.
Maybe I should have changed it in camera but I liked the way it turned out. I also upped the pink highlights in PP and I like the feeling these tones give me.


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I photograph quite frequently while drunk. It's a great way to pass the time and can have awesome results.


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Of course drinking, weed, coke, e, shrooms, H, acid... how would you remember without photos?
indeed. i was so worried the first time i took LSD because i kept forgetting to change the shutter and aperture until after i took the picture, and was worried none of them were going to come out. luckily some did.
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indeed. i was so worried the first time i took LSD because i kept forgetting to change the shutter and aperture until after i took the picture, and was worried none of them were going to come out. luckily some did.
As far as worries during a first Acid trip...Sounds like you got off easy.


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indeed. i was so worried the first time i took LSD because i kept forgetting to change the shutter and aperture until after i took the picture, and was worried none of them were going to come out. luckily some did.
As far as worries during a first Acid trip...Sounds like you got off easy.
I hear ya. First time, I worried that I might get lost, then that I might not, then I worried that I would never be able to know everything that was right there in front of me, and when I picked up a camera, the concept of a physical device for "doing things" just wasn't something that made sense. The way the controls moved around all by themselves was entertaining.
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if any of you are planning to knock their brains out on nye, please take pictures and post them here
2013/14 was the first time I didn't do exactly that.
I'll try to post some older ones tho
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im always wasted while shooting simon..... how else do you find yourself in situations like this? hahaha



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