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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:24 PM

Well this should turn out to a hot bed of opinions and views, but here's your chance to vent your spleen however you see fit. However, lets not turn it into a mud slinging match against individuals or complaints about how EPZ is managed etc!

Things that annoy you within the spectrum of photography/videography?


So here's one to get the ball rolling and one that irritates me no end. Why is it that TV cameramen have no idea how to film horizontally, by this I mean I could be watching a show where a presenter is saying his piece to camera in front of what maybe a wonderful landscape scene behind him/her, but it's completely ruined because the cameraman hasn't checked his level and the whole horizon is completely on the skew. It's a small thing I know but you get the idea?

Right off you all jog, have fun and play nicely! Smile

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Andy_Curtis
29 Aug 2014 - 3:26 PM

On the subject of cameramen... Reading Festival. I did not manage to go this year. But the BBC cameramen have no idea how to cover it! I do not want to see the crowd, or the people being crushed up against the fence... I want to see the band!
What if the photographers took one pic of the band, then all the rest was of the people watching them, or the sky.... Grrrr

Andy

Last Modified By Andy_Curtis at 29 Aug 2014 - 3:27 PM
SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:35 PM

Some of the camera work on the Grand Prix is rubbish. You get a close up of a couple of cars trundling around at the back while there's a real cut-throat tussle going on just out of shot and you get there too late to see the action. Really annoys me. Something similar, on Strictly the camera will often be focussed on some close up of the audience or the feet, when what you really want to see is the entire couple as they move around the floor. Grrrrr.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:39 PM


Quote: Some of the camera work on the Grand Prix is rubbish.

That's more to do with the poor direction/but you're right it's another bug bear of mine Sad

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44031 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:44 PM


Quote: Something similar, on Strictly the camera will often be focused on some close up of the audience, when what you really want to see is the entire couple as they move around the floor.

People watching is more interesting than seeing a couple of focus-seeking so-called celebrities.TongueSmile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44031 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:46 PM


Quote: Some of the camera work on the Grand Prix is rubbish.

That's more to do with the poor direction/but you're right it's another bug bear of mine Sad

One of the best things about the annual coverage of Le Tour (de France) is the excellent camerawork. From motorbike, helicopter and car.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:47 PM

The only thing that niggles me, is why camera companies never ask what people actually want in their cameras !!!!

Instead of adding 'gizmo's' & stuff that most people would never use, & pay for it !!; .......then hoping their product
will sell to the masses.........analyse what the buyer actually wants in a camera, & give 'em the right product !!!

I hate having to pay for facilities that I never use !!!!!!!.......Grrrrrrrrr !!!!!.Sad

OK, rant over now !!.......'cos I know it'll never happen !!Wink

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:47 PM


Quote: People watching is more interesting than seeing a couple of focus-seeking so-called celebrities.

But if you want to watch the whole dance you can't see what's happening if all you get is close up shots of heads, feet, audience etc.

Last Modified By SlowSong at 29 Aug 2014 - 3:48 PM
MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91080 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:48 PM

What really annoys me is a siituation like that at the end of a match at Wimbledon where as the players approach one another to congratulate/commisserate the camera cuts away to the crowd. When the camera cuts back the initial moment has gone.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44031 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:52 PM


Quote: People watching is more interesting than seeing a couple of focus-seeking so-called celebrities.
But if you want to watch the whole dance you can't see what's happening if all you get is close up shots of heads, feet, audience etc.

Who wants to watch the dancing?Grin
Sorry, Chris...Strictly leaves me cold, no matter how they film it. I'd rather get out on the dance floor myself and have a real good time.Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 3:53 PM

I thought this was a discussion about what annoys us about photography/camerawork. Whether you like dancing or not is irrelevant.

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72330 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 4:09 PM


Quote: Some of the camera work on the Grand Prix is rubbish.

That's more to do with the poor direction/but you're right it's another bug bear of mine Sad
One of the best things about the annual coverage of Le Tour (de France) is the excellent camerawork. From motorbike, helicopter and car.

I aggre.
I only wish that the commentators didn't continually contradict themselves, due to commentating for the sake of talking.
Yes I know it's not photography based, but I needed to say this Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64538 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2014 - 4:19 PM

To be fair though, it's up to the Director as to what shots you see on tv. He has a feed from many cameras and chooses the shots, so I don't blame the cameramen too much. They're just presenting options.

Last Modified By SlowSong at 29 Aug 2014 - 4:20 PM
lemmy
lemmy  71941 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 - 4:39 PM


Quote: Some of the camera work on the Grand Prix is rubbish.

Unfortunately the BBC uses the feed and direction from the country where the race is coming from. Obviously you couldn't have every country using its own cameras and feeds. So when you're watching the tail enders it's probably because someone from that country is in there.

Everyone imagines the commentators choose what to watch but it ain't so. Which doesn't make it any less annoying.

lemmy
lemmy  71941 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 - 4:52 PM

What annoys me most is endless super sharp shots, creamy water on waterfalls and sea, moody dark/ beautiful cloudy/ deep blue....artificial skies....tweaked colours...aargh!

At a time when it is possible to do anything with an image in post production, as with CGI in films, it gets over-used to a point where it just becomes part of the background noise. Are photographers still really impressed by super - often over - sharp pictures?

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