That last one was definitely worth waiting for!
It was a beautiful day in the midwest! I decided to postpone cleaning my basement and walked out my front door with the P65+, 645 and a 45mm lens to continue a long neglected series that I used to shoot with a 'Blad and Efke 25. It's my first time seeing what kind of black and whites I can get out of the digi-back. Not bad... not bad at all
Jeff Turner's Emerging Light Photography
From your pov is the model in Graham's photo only a blow up doll? Or is Bob's model any less beautiful than your friend?
"Campaign for real beauty? Can you define that please?
Nice range of tonalities Chris in these shots. Have you per chance made use of the option to view your shots you intend for black and white as b&w images on your 65+ LCD screen? Sometimes doing this helps me "see" the b&w composition more clearly. Nice to have this option tho I only use it occasionally so far. Eleanor
I have a pretty good idea of what the issue is. I will be starting a new thread in the sunset bar on this issue. I hope that there folks can debate it without detracting from the "fun" intent of this thread.
The new thread is located at http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?p=121897
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That 120 seems to have a great image circle, I really torn between that and the 47 as my next new toy.
That would depend on where you shoot. I was shooting with all my lens on this trip from the 24mm to the 120mm. The 120mm brought the detail in better and at the same time has a large amount of movements. Sometimes the subject matter is several miles away (Cedar Mountain) and the 120 just brought in what I wanted.
That said, I have a 35 and 72; if I didn't have the 35 then I might think about the 47 before the 120 hope this makes sense as I've only had one cup of coffee...
The 72 is a great lens as well. I just that lens to take the self shot of me at the Watchtower. Great movements on this lens.
Come out here and we'll shoot the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley both very interesting and different shooting areas.
I'm also thinking of Page AZ and slot canyons early next year and using the 24 and 35 - should be fun...
from this morning, new paint job in process and some misc around the Navy Yard
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a couple more...
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North Germany (Island Fehmarn) with the arTec and 35mm HR:
A couple of images from a day spent at Cranworx Colorado for the slopestyle event. All shot with P30+ and Mamiya 150D. Again, who says you can't shoot action with medium format?
If you're into this sorta thing, I have a lot more images from that day on my blog: http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/2009/08/03/crankworx/
Look great Justin and I will never say you can't shoot action with MF , do it all the time myself.
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
80mm f2 Xenotar with 1.4x Longar, Sinar e54LV
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nice shot Graham; those rings are begging for crispness though. a job for Helicon focus. I've never tried it with a portrait
Graham, the tone value makes this shot special.
I thought I should share this with you.
On a sunny friday morning this January I was invited to shoot a c-section. Luckily I had a P1 645, P30+ and 2,8/45 to try it out. Unfortunatly in all that hurry and excitement with the new camera I overexposed the pictures a bit.
Still this was a great day and a great experience.
BTW Its a healthy boy (not mine) named Mio.
Hey Guys and Grrrrlzzz
I went through most of this thread - glimpsing through the pictures... not reading a single bit...almost.
While watching, I have had a new favourite photographer, one I really admire and some I believe would be better of with a Leica-format Yashica.
Well this is my first forum entrance -and I just found this gorgeous site by accident, and already have learned a lot.
Making it short : me, analogue first, digital last - however i just bought the H3d2-39 with a HCD28 and HC80. But before working with those and showing off most of "who cares pictures", I will just let you know that I am in favour of analogue still.
I noticed that Guy wrote about a lens that it was tack-sharp wide open, and bokeh / unsharpness started at the ear (a portrait model photographed at page 50 something )
Well .... True
But working analogue, I encourage you guys and grrrrlzzzz - remember Jamin, Darlot ...before Tessar lenses ruined it all
Back in the days of Julia Margaret Cameron - lenses had different performance and feel .... and I would like you to go back for a while.... Glooge her up...
Photography is about seeing and observing - an in many cases Deception, well capture is the least bit as you might already know whether analogue or digital....but working with the old techniques still, while having one of the best MF digital and DSLR´s around - I keep coming back to analogue.... what about you guys and Grr.....?
I know I really could not live without digital - and will of course get rid of my Canon-**** just when I get settled with the H3 - but analogue is still a true performer for me.
When that H3-thing happends I will work both H3, Bromoil, Cyanotype, Linhof, Diana F, Sinar, Jamin, Darlot, Kodak Portrait lens and Heliars
Well this pretty much sums up my views on photography - I have both options still, whether it be H3 or Polaroid Type 55
Just my thoughts - after watching a great gallery...Your Gallery
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I know where did you come from
It is nice to hear your story, in fact i never used film or analogue before, and i am new to photography as well, and i use all digital 100%, but nowadays i have a feeling that i would like to go back to analogue way, but many who are using analogue are going digital way, just few or some still with analogue but even those are using digital these days beside analogue, so i am not sure if i will do the right thing if i go back to analogue world, even i am struggling to find some kind of analogue MF new completely and not used or new-like, but many offer me used in excellent condition but i still want completely new not used at all film MF, and because it is rarely to find one new i feel why i go to analogue if the bodies or analogue cameras are going to be discontinued, it is like even those brands and companies gave up with analogue.
On another hand, i was also thinking to get a "New" large format instead of MF, i have one digital MF so why get another MF, i should get different format, so with large format i will have variety camera systems or formats, but even the choice is difficult and confused and also very difficult to find New body and not used even once.
Well - I come from Denmark - but never mind that.... I could be from anywhere in this world
I totally agree with you - and then......
Being digital is one thing.... and you perform as you are spoken for..... customers rapid demands and the urge to perform well...
I am totally lucky, because I work with young photographers, teaching them ol´ techniques and new ones too
Myself - hmmm - well comparing with those who thinks that going MF digital is expensive, should think again....
going MF digital, LF digital and being analogue still - that is EXPPPPPPENSIVE :-)
My most beloved lens is not a digital one - but a Jamin-Darlot /4.5 from 1854 and a Heliar 360/4.0 from 1911
Well that just me, these awesome lenses and techniques...... which I treasure. sTill
In fact the expense in digital MF is coming from the digital back, i can get many non digital bodies cheap, but digital back alone itself is way too expensive, that is why i feel i can get analogue MF or LF without digital in reasonable prices, and you lucky that you were using analogue.
To be honest, i was looking to get analogue only for myself, not for clients or agencies or so, only for fun, but it will be expensive if i will use films and labs, and also it will take time if i have to scan all my film photos, so that i was not sure if i should only use digital or it is no harm to add analogue these days.
When i look on film/analogue shots i feel it is different than digital, even those film users saying they prefer film look over digital look, this alone making me to want to go to film world, and i am thinking of minimum MF, and not 35mm analogue.
Welcome Claus, film or digital are both ok when the image is right... Love the 2nd shot, nude behind the screen!
I feel much the same as you. You are welcome to join us at the analog section of the forum as well...it is pretty lonely over there sometimes. I find myself preferring the analog look, but also the process much better than digital. The cameras and lenses tend to intrude less in the image making process. But there are clearly some things that digital does better, more easily, more securely and faster...like empty your wallet. Or fill it, if you are working on a deadline...
Claus, welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your images. I especially like the portrait of the older gentleman. Nice to see some different looks here.
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Just recently had some of my work published in Indianapolis Woman -- a local magazine. 1st publication!! WHOHOOO!!!!!
- pages 22-23 under Nikki Blaine Couture. (4 shots total, including the headshot)
Image of the meditation pond at a local church. I am building the portfolio for an Arkansas picture book. Jumped off the highway when the sky lit up after dinner one evening.
(Sorry for the size, I thought the site was supposed to downsize large images???)
Very cool composition Ed!
Excellent job, and my only nit suggestion would be that I might prefer to see a bit more foreground even at the expense of some of the sky, or perhaps even a slightly further back viewpoint?
Speaking for me personally, I find the second version a stronger and more powerful composition...
They're both awfully good...