when i went to seaworld like everyone and their mother had a DSLR. Everyone just walks around with their entry DSLRs with kit lenses to take pictures of the most mundane things. then some people had their kit 5dmk2's with the 24-105 L lens to take pictures of their children riding rides
then later i saw someone doing some "fashion shoot" of this asian girl standing next to some green vines. The guy had a 5D or a 1D with this Carl Zeiss 50mm lens on it, which means he was starving for shallow DoF, but then he places the subject right against a background and therefore makes everything in focus. and he was using a bounce flash during the daylight, not to mention how bad the background was for fashion in the first place.
[QUOTE=The Un-Men;34103537]Okay he used a digital Hasselblad to take this [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/6380082761/in/photostream/[/url] but most of his photos aren't terrible and he doesn't have a terribly written website. I don't know how to feel about this.[/QUOTE]
his photographs are pretty bland. could have easily been shot with a rabal
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34106972]when i went to seaworld like everyone and their mother had a DSLR. Everyone just walks around with their entry DSLRs with kit lenses to take pictures of the most mundane things. then some people had their kit 5dmk2's with the 24-105 L lens to take pictures of their children riding rides
then later i saw someone doing some "fashion shoot" of this asian girl standing next to some green vines. The guy had a 5D or a 1D with this Carl Zeiss 50mm lens on it, which means he was starving for shallow DoF, but then he places the subject right against a background and therefore makes everything in focus. and he was using a bounce flash during the daylight, not to mention how bad the background was for fashion in the first place.[/QUOTE]
Should have smacked the camera out of his hands.
Apparently Dane Cook's sister happens to be a [url=http://www.facebook.com/pages/Courtney-Cook-Imagery/132869460087275]mediocre photographer.[/url]
He made the mistake of posting a link to her page on Facebook.
I've never done this before, but this artform comes to me naturally even if I'm not good at it
I don't think there's a way to rephrase that without it remaining an oxymoron
[editline]11th January 2012[/editline]
[release]GWC = Guy With a Camera
Models often ask me how to pick a photographer. I usually go through a long list of items to look for. Here's just ONE.
If a model is looking for a PROFESSIONAL photographer, she should go to someone who uses professional equipment! You wouldn't go to a brain surgeon who used a plastic knife!
Let me make it PERFECTLY clear... you can get absolutely lovely, artistic, and wonderful images from a camera phone... BUT... a PROFESSIONAL photographer uses professional gear for professional results.
While there ARE other brands, here is a chart of pro equipment. If you are a model wanting professional photographs DO NOT bother with a photographer who uses anything less than what is indicated on the chart.
If you are a model who just wants to hang out and play model with a guy with a camera who wants to hang out and play photographer, please disregard this chart.
ladies and gentlemen, one of deviant art's most famous photographers, [url=http://pelicanh.deviantart.com/]pelicanh[/url], stating the tool is the most important part of producing professional results.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather trust a skilled surgeon with a decent plastic knife than a homeless man with a surgical scalpel.
He has a very literal picture expressing his view of how his equipment correlates to himself
[h2]Generalizes other photographers by their cameras[/h2]
[h2]Has gallery titled 'fetish' on DeviantArt.[/h2]
[editline]11th January 2012[/editline]
His mouth looks like a bird's beak.
this is the best photosnobbery thread ever
I feel ashamed to admit I actually found that dickhead's interview useful so I'll shoot a roll of tri-x as soon as possible to compensate, promise. Who knows what good advice he could've given had he not suffered from head-stuck-up-far-in-his-ass syndrome.
remember my friend with a shirt wrapped around his head from the last page?
his self declared repetoir now includes:
professional actor (incidentally walked across a street whilst filming for transformers was happening down the road. may or may not be seen as a tiny, tiny extra walking around and gawking at actors talking from a few hundred yards)
professional model (see pictures on last page)
professional photographer (bought a 'professional' camera, the ~sony cybershot~)
professional fashion designer (claims to be in contact with several people in europe and is working on a 'secret' line of clothing)
he's done one 'photoshoot' with his 'professional' point and click bridge, to which there is a dedicated album on his facebook with a single image. He just stated that he's got two more shoots 'booked' (friends who've volunteered on his last facebook status), and is asking what he should charge as a professional
I give up
WHY MUST THESE PEOPLE EXIST?!
I give up[/QUOTE]
This reminds me of that guy on this forum who was advertising 'his production studio'. When questioned, he bragged that he had bought twenty copies of Photoshop but did not yet have any employees, though he did have several Craigslist ads out!
It was named something predictably lame like 'shadowcat productions'
Andrew... i love you
[QUOTE=Ohfoohy;34171087]WHY MUST THESE PEOPLE EXIST?![/QUOTE]
For us to scoff at.
[editline]14th January 2012[/editline]
[QUOTE=Ekaterina;34200003]Andrew... i love you[/QUOTE]
Allow me to say hello, Mister Campillo. Here is an open letter, from all of us here who may just appear to bitch and moan about photographers like yourself.
I do have to say the picture mentioned on the previous page is a terribly uninspired image. I'm glad you're happy to get your new camera, but I don't think it's any stretch of the imagination that you could have used the same lens on a D40 and gotten the same result, sans printing a giant poster of the image.
I have not looked through your gallery much, but from what I've seen, it's not bad; [I]However[/I], I see you're using a [B][I][U][URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/5941875866/in/photostream"]Hasselblad 503 CW with a $17,000 digital back[/URL][/U][/I][/B] and a variety of hefty zeiss glass for many of your shots. You may not "play with toys when it comes to your equipment", but in my opinion your photos do not come anywhere NEAR matching the money, especially with all of the [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/6594070713/in/photostream]gimmicky edits[/url]
Your art is good, but it is an insult to people of anywhere near eqivalent talent but less money to be a snob about how much your equipment is worth. And for what? To prove a point about your stature as a photographer who does not associate himself with lesser equipment? There are many larger professional studios run on far less than what you boast.
Now, I will not defend cueball. You probably read my post on the last page, he's blunt and just kind of jumps right to insult, but he has a point and you're doing nothing but proving it. You've made your "I am D4" photo private so more people cannot see nor comment on it; It seems multiple people decided to comment rather than just throw a "YAY! YOU GET AN AWARD!" comment on it.
And that's just the thing. These people are already there, already thinking "what makes this so special", but they don't say anything. Not until someone else stands up and states their opinion. It is unavoidable on the internet, don't take it too hard.
Your gallery is OK. It's full of gimmicky hipster edits and filters that probably came bundled in some software or were purchased off a [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-439809-distressed-negative-frame-with-clipping-mask.php?st=e03eba7]stock site[/url], but I can live with that. Some images are better than others, many of them are not exciting or involving at all, especially your nude models; they are pictures of girls taken with a nice camera, but they do not speak the word "sexy" to me so much as they say "[URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/6147673562/in/photostream"]vulgar[/URL]". I'd rather be looking at the [URL="http://i.imgur.com/AIEqc.png"]entire page[/URL] full of [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/5381716364/in/photostream"]cows[/URL] you posted.
I wouldn't complain so much if I didn't know you carried a bag of equipment that cost more than a decent car and took pictures like a hipster street photographer. Clearly [URL="http://www.doblecphoto.com/#/content/Portfolio/Portraits%20Art/I%20am%20who%20I%20am_lq.jpg"]this is your job[/URL], and that is great. The customers are obviously happy and keep giving you money to do your thing.
[B]However, your attitude is ultimately the problem.[/B] You [URL="http://i.imgur.com/qrzkl.png"]consistently boast[/URL] about [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/5471497008/in/photostream"]your equipment[/URL] by [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/4318480243/in/photostream"]posting pictures[/URL] of what [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/2992373854/in/photostream"]even you[/URL] called [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiscampillo/4754960310/in/photostream]"toys"[/url].
Some people are not blind to the bigger picture, Luís.
Join in on this discussion if you really want to talk. Otherwise, this will be waiting for you on flickr.
post of the century
Dai, that was beautiful.
Best post 2012
he snipped his post a few months later and scribbled out the above
reposting for posterity:
[B]Thanks for writing of me :smile:. It's free advertising. I'm just a madman:quagmire: with a good photographic equipment and do not make good pictures. Sorry about that. It's my style and if you do not like do not visit my photos. I make money doing wrong my work and makes you angry. Life is like that. I do not mind your comments. I will not waste my time answering you. I will continue doing my bad photos. You keep talking. Kind regards.:suicide:[/B]
Jumping in, in his defense, English must not be this guy's first language, so some of what Dai is trying to convey may have been lost and interpreted as blank hostility.
That's right, my English is not good. Sorry.
[QUOTE=Yomismo;34209596]That's right, my English is not good. Sorry.[/QUOTE]
how can you afford all your gear?
Glad you dropped by, and I'm sorry if my message seems more mean than it really is. Not sure how well it translates.
by the way, you remind me of an old friend of ours here
FP Photo drama. I don't come here often enough any more.
[QUOTE=daijitsu;34212449]Glad you dropped by, and I'm sorry if my message seems more mean than it really is. Not sure how well it translates.
by the way, you remind me of an old friend of ours here
Is he still around?
[QUOTE=Roll_Program;34218253]Is he still around?[/QUOTE]
His current alt is Karlhungus, only pops in once in a blue moon to post a picture and links in the photo thread as far as I can tell
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