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Thread of confusion.
My dear wife Carrie and I have just been a week in our new house, 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway - a nice six - roomed residence, not counting the basement, with a front breakfast - parlour.

2649 06/07/2014 - 7:58 PM
By polis_928tadw59
Thread of confusion.
It was an intoxicating mix, both visually stimulating and completely free from odour, that it seemed to radiate a pale green luminescence blew his brains away...

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2649 06/07/2014 - 7:58 PM
By polis_928tadw59
Does charity begin at home?
I have worked in the voluntary sector almost all my life (also called Charity sector or sometimes even 'Not For Profit' or NGO's). And charity is I think really important - in this country it provides an alternative to the government machine, sometimes it gives a voice to those who are being badly served by the world of business and central or local government.

But the OP wanted to know firstly if charity begins at home - I recon it has to - but it doesn't or rather shouldn't end at home.

It is never ever worth getting involved in a sort of horse trade of which charitable cause is the best - who can say if RNLI is better than NSPCC or if Oxfam do better stuff than National Trust, are Breakthrough Breast Cancer a better cause than Cancer Research UK (because they have less money or is it the other way around because they can afford to do more research)?

It has to be a matter of personal preference like anything else we buy, its no different really - we are buying into a cause that we feel is important. And of course that stretches to our right not to give at all.

I don't give on the High Street to 'chuggers' personally I think it is a crass way of getting people to give - but it works (they just wouldn't do it otherwise) - I give to various charities I support because if I didn't and others like me didn't then these organisations would cease to exist and that would mean someone's need and distress would go unmet. That doesn't sound like the sort of place I would like to live to be honest.

Cheers

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16 23/01/2012 - 7:54 PM
By ketch
Thread of confusion.
Nobody believed Barney when he said he had discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig was totally real.

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2649 06/07/2014 - 7:58 PM
By polis_928tadw59
Thread of confusion.
Take her down to 60 metres midshipman and don't spare the seahorses - grinned the gap toothed skipper - we're going hunting.

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2649 06/07/2014 - 7:58 PM
By polis_928tadw59
Site running at a crawl?
Good so its nothing to do with my end ... ?

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33 15/01/2012 - 8:21 PM
By tomcat
Photos you enjoy looking at
I think any image that has been worked rather than simply snapped. What do I mean by 'worked' its something I think to do with intent and also an image that conveys some feeling and impression.

It could be an over cooked HDR of a bird on a stick above a waterfall with some pebbles in the fg (the bird could be wearing a gas mask BTW) just so long as it conveys some feeling - brilliant work - nice light.

Cheers

56 11/01/2012 - 7:42 PM
By M22s
Photos you hate looking at
Bloody perfectly shot landscapes with bloody pebbles in the fg, seascapes with bloody pebbles in the fg, readers wives shots with bloddy pebbles in the fg, bloody gas masks, digitally enhanced gas masks, wildlife shots taken in a zoo.

Rant over, now where is the good therapy thread ...

92 11/01/2012 - 8:07 PM
By ade_mcfade
Thread of confusion.
What a bizarre thread ... Watson? Yes indeed Sherlock it seems to be shot through with a fine purple yarn made from the fleece of an Artic Lemur.

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2649 06/07/2014 - 7:58 PM
By polis_928tadw59
A new kind of camera. A new kind of image.
Its amazing - I have been around just as long and this is the first time i've seen this too. Is there something wrong with the way forums work I wonder?

Remarkable new technology that will eventually transform the way we all capture images (but not how we take photographs - I guess). This is certainly something that is worth watching - but why have none of the big guys taken this up? The answer is simple, right at the moment their business plans are based on sales through established technology. If they throw everything up in the air with something so potentially groundbreaking who knows what will come down. Eventually one of them will break rank though (and it won't be one of the big two - too much to lose) and probably this year. In the meantime the Lytos (have I got that right?) team will reap what they can. Very interesting, wish I had heard about it earlier!!

21 05/01/2012 - 11:52 AM
By Big Bri
voting
Hi Mark - some nice uploads so far - but if you join EPZ as a paying member you need to remember that you receive the equivalent of one euro for each and every view of your uploads (regardless of clicks or votes). So a real incentive, although of course you can only upload one image each day, so if you are planning on making a living out of this you had better make each upload is a good'un.

Now various site types such as 'mods' will try and tell you that this is just not the case - and they are probably correct but its a nice idea!!

Like your uploads very much - will go and spread a few clicks over your pf.

Cheers

8 03/12/2011 - 1:51 PM
By mark_s
Sensor Cleaning > Arctic Butterfly
Artic Butterfly - gets my vote too - not sure you need to be quite as diligent as Ade - I would have thought every four weeks or so (once the little dust bunnies have had a chance to multiply!!) would be good.

It will of course wear away your sensor if you overuse it - NOT

Of course there is always Brillo as suggested by Eviscera above. Or wet and dry sandpaper at about grade 140 but clingfilm and swarfega do not work!!!

20 13/11/2011 - 8:25 PM
By franken
It simply is not.....

Quote: So when a CEO takes over he has to do a 'due diligence' check on all dealings within that company lest he is then blamed for being complicit in them?

Well that seems like quite a reasonable thing to expect and an equally reasonable thing to undertake too. I have had two or three jobs where I have been directly answerable to the board (one as a CEO) and each time I have been careful to check that there are no 'serious' skeletal structures lurking in the deeper recesses of the cupboard - its human nature, you don't want to get tarnished by someone else's sh*t do you.

Mike - I think it may have been a freudian slip but Maxwell was an inspired misnaming (Radio 4 last week interesting half hour programme on him - what a crim!).

Wink

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46 17/11/2011 - 8:50 AM
By gcarth
It simply is not.....

Quote: The truth is we are all hypocrites, when it suits we say well done, pat on the back. When it doesn't suit we want the heads of all and sundry.

Woah there Nick - there really is no need to beat yourself up because of Mr Mud Rock (I think that was the OP's original name?) you know you are worth ten of him and I haven't even met you!!

I think its more likely this sh*t happens when it suits the media and it don't happen when the media gets paid off.

We live in a fairly crap world where the last few decent thoughts of social justice have just left the building and the pervasive new ideas of 'dog eat dog' have arrived and are bigging it up.

As for being blamed for events that happened five years before he grabbed the tiller - well any 'due diligence' check when taking over such a role would have identified that something was not entirely right. That it took five years for him to do nothing suggests a certain level of complicity perhaps?

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46 17/11/2011 - 8:50 AM
By gcarth
It simply is not.....
Yep it does

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46 17/11/2011 - 8:50 AM
By gcarth
We should all be millionaires!
Wow stunning image, nice light, cool pov, great use of colour and something I could only ever aspire to in my wildest dreams. Gursky is a pure genius and there is little more to be added ... not!

Its all about the artist (term used advisedly) and absolutely nothing to do with art - since when did an unmade bed or a pickled shark make art - they don't, they make money.

The world of high art is much more to do with investment than things of interest, social comment or beauty - those things just get in the way in fact. So strip them out and get straight down to business - the image has no redeeming elements to get in the way of the cash nexus. There are people in this world who do actually need to get rid of money and wish to do it painlessly - what better way, you don't even need to draw on matters of taste and aesthetics.

So this load of tosh will get stored away and its provenance will show that it has changed hands in 2011 for megadosh. Next time it appears it will be sold for even more - money usefully laundered and probably protected from the vaguaries of the stock and investment markets in turbulent times.

Or maybe I am just missing the point and it really is fab???

Wink

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30 13/11/2011 - 3:06 PM
By mikehit
Urgent Advice Needed
Sounds convincing Mike although there is a difference between copyright and patent which should also be borne in mind.

With the genome projects is it a fact that the processes to establish the code are protected by patent whilst the actual sequence is protected by copyright. We seem to be drifting into fairly technical areas here and I have to say that I defer to your knowledge.

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49 21/11/2011 - 11:32 PM
By User_Removed
It simply is not.....
Excellent response Mike and I am sure you are right, I have been guilty of lazy thinking.

Dare I also suggest however that you have been a little guilty of lazy reading.

Of course any CEO is guilty if they are found to have presided over unlawful activity within their company. In the examples you give, you suggest that a CEO can't possibly be guilty if a sales rep goes too far in securing a sale. Sorry I have to completely disagree the CEO is as guilty as the sale rep - there should be in place proper checks and balances to ensure that this does not happen and there are plenty of direct sales agencies that do exactly this (I know, I have worked for them in the past).

Even the drink driving lorry driver who mows down a party of 15 school children and will carry the can and the prison conviction does not completely exonerate the CEO of that company from some degree of guilt. How was he allowed to be on the road - transport boss must be brought to book - you can see the Sun headlines (after a bit of hacking here and there no doubt!!)

The key definition is not 'presides over illegal activity' it is sir 'some degree of guilt' and that is teh point I was trying and probably failing to make.


Quote: Maxwell did not commit the offence so the analogy is invalid

Mike this is an interesting diversion and I think you are trying to throw me off the scent!! What has Maxwell got to do with this (actually probably quite a bit I guess but where did he come from - I have checked the thread??).

I think it is the 'degree of guilt' and the statement 'committing the crime' that hold the clue. For sure for many people Ms May has committed a crime, its not perhaps the one you had assumed at first.

Her crime, I think, is indeed issuing instructions that were open to interpretation but it was also failing to accept any responsibility when things went wrong, failing to keep a check on a key department and leaving really sound senior civil servants out to dry merely to save her own skin. OK they are not all punishable crimes but for many people they are nevertheless crimes.

Mike I don't think we are disagreeing on the basics at all, we may be departing on some of the detail - but hey such is the stuff of life (and the courts!!)

Smile

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46 17/11/2011 - 8:50 AM
By gcarth
Urgent Advice Needed
This is a cool thread and some excellent advice as long as you pick carefully!!

It is worth noting a few ideas underpining the importance of copyright because it is a key part of all creative activity (usually restricted to human activity but I guess the IPR lawers would have fun with the photo taking chimp!!).

Copyright bestowes on originators and creators a right and an incentive in the tangible form of recognition and in turn this helps them towards a fair and reasonable reward for their endeavour.

Copyright (and other rights) ensures that works can be disseminated, without fear of 'legal' piracy and copying. This guarantee helps to increase access to and promote enjoyment of our culture and knowledge around the globe.

This is why it is so important that the copyright remains with the originator by way of default and can only be sidestepped by virtue of a contract that states clearly that the rights of the originator are being ceeded to a second party.

Copyright however cannot be applied to ideas, processes or mathmatical analysis - I believe.

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49 21/11/2011 - 11:32 PM
By User_Removed
It simply is not.....
If a senior executive officer of any organisation (and it doesn't make any difference how big or small it is - that has absolutely no bearing on culpability) presides over criminal activity within that company then he or she must be called and held to account.

It is no defence to claim ignorance (you try that one with the traffic cops next time they stop you for speeding - 'I didn't know it was a 30 limit' just see how that one plays!!).

If he/she didn't know about the activity then they are being derilict in their corporate duty for not ensuring sufficient checks and balances are in place to prevent illegal activity and if they did know then 'bang to rights'. The buck stops with the guy on the helm which seems to me, by any measure, to be the Mud Docks, old and new.

The analogy with politicians is an excellent one - as we watch the teflon coated and highly fragrant Theresa May-Pole wriggle out the mire, high heels intact. She is the boss, she must carry the burden - but then the art of politics is to receive the praise with great gusto and completely avoid the brickbats by stammping ones well turned heel and claiming 'I didn't know'.

Try telling that to the traffic cops!!

Wink

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46 17/11/2011 - 8:50 AM
By gcarth
Fund Raising Ideas
OK - how about organising one of the following:

Race Night
Casino Night
Challenge (lie in a bath of baked beans/Hellmans mayo for 24 hours)
Head, leg or whatever shave
Quiz Night at your local (should always be good for about £200/£300)

But I really do like the idea of a car wash with some of the models who owe you a favour - that sounds like a quick way to raise £1k. Of course the degree of exposure will have a direct effect on the amount of money you raise (no I wasn't thinking that!!).

Good luck

Wink

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16 07/11/2011 - 2:36 PM
By AlexandraSD
Day 02 November 2011: Winter Landscapes

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16 03/11/2011 - 10:15 AM
By ketch
Is it just me or?
Who are you Naeva and what sort of photography do you like??

I notice that you only joined the site yesterday so its perhaps a bit harsh to judge this site by the failings of others.

Uploading a few images and experiencing feedback and critique might just help to inform your comments a little perhaps?

You might then avoid comments such as those above - but right at the moment I would agree with Mikesavage 'It's just you'...

14 03/11/2011 - 4:49 PM
By JackAllTog
Active Membership 2011
I should like to log a complaint about the quality of puns please...

32 21/05/2011 - 2:39 PM
By Just Jas
What do you think about square thumbnails?
Its a bit like cutting up all the stamps in a stamp album so they are all exactly the same size - it completely devalues each stamp but wow all those rows look so neat.

This is an unbelievably crass idea - even the example Dave gives at the top of this thread contains at least three images that are not square (they need black bands to make them conform). So - no no no and please no.

But would it be possible to have mouseover enlargements (a little like E bay) that would be quite cool - you could even make these only available to 'paid for' members - thats almost through the line stuff!!

But please not little square boxes - maybe little ovals or how about keyhole shapes (sorry I am being facetious).

Cheers

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113 14/07/2011 - 1:19 PM
By Ade_Osman
stolen camera finder
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23 17/05/2011 - 10:18 PM
By Draig37
American Accents :)
Your recorded speaking voice sounds very different to your singing voice interesting. How about Martha's Vineyard ??

Of course many of the very very early North American english speakers would have been from East Anglia (persecuted puritans) which almost certainly explains some of the elements of the West Virginia accent - that you tube flash of Tangier Island sounds to me very much like really broad Norfolk accents. Which is truly amazing given how many generations ago those settlers arrived and what has happened since then.

Because many of the early settlers also took with them Devon and Cornish sailors (their last port of call before crossing the Atlantic) many of whom remained in the US thankful to have many a landfall after such a long journey, and 'not looking for'ad to the journey ome neither', my guess is that there is plenty of westcountry accent in there too.

Smile Smile Smile

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64 19/05/2011 - 3:35 PM
By joolsb
stolen camera finder
I had cheese on toast with red onions for lunch - I tell you those red onions know how to repeat!

Thought this thread was interesting - mind you I don't know what the French is for Deja Vu!!!

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23 17/05/2011 - 10:18 PM
By Draig37
advice requied
The property will also have buildings and contents insurance, it will also be legally required to have employers and public liability insurance.

That it (the hotel) leaves a vase worth over £20k in an unsecured position would almost certainly invalidate any claim it may make on its own insurance (which may be why they tried to go after somebody else - but it really isn't likely to be the photographer more likely to be the person who hired him).

Wink

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60 16/05/2011 - 5:23 PM
By fj
competition con

Quote: The idea that if you use a digital image, just as it is out of the camera, it is the 'natural' picture - that is a delusion

Interesting point CB and something that has not changed at all, it was just the same when we used film. It contained all the data but a roll of undeveloped film doesn't look much!! Wink

The idea that using PSP and PS is somehow cheating really has lost currency, even over the last two years. I doubt that this sort of madcap pseudo purist stance is held by many anymore??

Light blue touchpaper and retire ...

33 16/05/2011 - 6:18 PM
By peterjones
advice requied
I think I was one of the 'just go for it' group and I really would like to stick by that sentiment for a number of reasons.

Firstly I understood that no money was changing hands here (certainly not at a commercial rate at least), secondly if the engagement is very much on the understanding that the photographer is new to the game and is using the opportunity for experience and thirdly well I come back to the idea of 'caveat emptor'. The buyer must always accept responsibility for the purchases they make (accept where the vendor has set out to de-fraud). As long as you are open and honest with the bride and groom and family then they can decide if they want to take the risk or not.

Fourthly - if not now then one day you will have to grip the thing and do it on your own (if this is your chosen route) and you could sit on the fence forever waiting until you felt totally confident and had bags and bags of experience working as an assist. 'Go for it' and to hell with those who preach reckless caution.

In the 'famous' case of the photographer breaking a vase it would be interesting to see the terms of their contract and indeed the hirer of the said hotel (who in almost every event will be the party to hold a contract with the hotel and who in fact would be sued by the hotel). They may in turn of course go on and sue the errant photographer - but the hotel? highly unlikely.

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60 16/05/2011 - 5:23 PM
By fj
advice requied
Bloody hell can't you keep the noise down - some of us are trying to get some sleep!! These forums are not designed for this sort of 'high pitched' and 'over wrought' debate - so for goodness sake lets keep things in perspective.

Professional Indemnity Insurance is hugely expensive and usually is only sought by professionals and practitioners, who can cause real damage by making a wrong judgement. An architect may design a faulty roof - it falls in and 123 peole get killed or injured - she needs to be covered by PII. A solicitor advises on the legality of a corporate takover - the advice is wrong, costing the investors millions - he needs PII. An accountant suggests a company should no longer continue trading, costing 234 people their jobs - the advice was wrong 234 lose their homes - she needs PII.

A wedding photographer trips over one of the bridesmaids at a wedding and smashes her camera - is it really likely that the photographer needs PII??

There is also a very well worn saying in law that goes 'caveat emptor'. Basically it means that the buyer must make sure they are happy with the product/service when they engage with the vendor. It doesn't allow someone who is fraudulent to get away with selling rubbish - but it does allow anyone who is well intentioned to sell the fruit of their work. If a friend asked me to cover their happy day I would do it (in fact I have) I would not rush to the nearest specialist insurance agent to make sure I was covered (I can give you some really good PII contacts if you feel you need them).

In other words 'go for it' - and have confidence that what you will do will be good and perhaps just a little different to the run of the mill stuff that wedding specialists may turn out.

Cheers

Wink

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60 16/05/2011 - 5:23 PM
By fj
Why sunset/sunrise images don't do very well on this site??
I think you have more than enough votes on that one without needing to tout for more !!! Wink

34 23/04/2011 - 5:15 PM
By aftertherain
Three seconds of your life!
Voted - will we all get a sip??

185 24/05/2011 - 2:16 PM
By User_Removed
Anna (fishnet)
Hi Anna

So very sorry to hear of your loss - I think you have a long walk 'up hill' now - but I promise those memories in your rucksack will keep you going.

Cheers

Robert

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114 28/04/2011 - 12:58 AM
By looboss
Critical Theory of Photography
Why do the eassay if its not just for the Halibut?

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56 11/04/2011 - 12:35 PM
By sherlob
Test - please ignore
John 1 - Mike 2

Bringing hope to the lost

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5 27/03/2011 - 7:24 PM
By User_Removed
Critical Theory of Photography
Interesting question - check out Frankfurt School and the development in around the 1930's of a critical social theory that was largely used in application to mass culture including still and moving images. Max Hokenheimer and Erick Fromm were two exponents I think.

Given the prevalence of apllication to mass culture I think a quick look at some of teh Frankfurt School critique might be worthwhile.

Cheers

Smile

56 11/04/2011 - 12:35 PM
By sherlob
Does the genre affect you?
Does the type of photograph you take, effect your temperment - or does your temperment effect the type of photograph you take?

An interesting idea but is it really very credible?

If taken to an absolute conclusion all BOAS photographers have the same sort of temperment, which seems most unlikely. Or everyone who has a certain type of temperment will somehow be attracted to taking BOAS photographs - an even more unlikely scenario.

I suspect temperment has a minute part to play but the drivers that decide what images we end up capturing are far more complex and often impossible, I suspect, to even deduce. As for the corollary, perhaps a life spent photographing just one subject may have some marginal effect on our characters and temperments. Its probably not the images themselves but rather the mechanisms and trials we have to go through in order to capture an image, that has a bigger impact (and even then I suspect it is only minimal - when you think of all millions of other things in our lives that have an impact on our temperments).

My personal conclusion would therefore be no - at least not so that you would ever be aware - we all have too many other things going on to be able to reach such a simple cause and effect conclusion.

WinkSmile

109 29/03/2011 - 9:49 PM
By Paul Morgan
Domain Name Suggestion Please?
strandsofcabbage.co.uk would have been so cool or should that be cole!!!

I assume this is yet another naked attempt at getting publicity to one's site - all I can say is:

''how very, very, tacky''.

Did you say your web-address is: www.coleshot.co.uk btw???

Wink

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85 16/03/2011 - 8:39 PM
By ketch
comments on images
@ wattoj & codachrome

Nice Pf's - but how on earth would I ever be aware you were there - like all/many on here I can't look at every up load so how do I ever become aware of your images????

The very best way is to add your comments to others uploads (we all probably want some sort of feedback that's why we upload our images) - so take your heart into your hands a little and do three simple things: comment, comment and comment. You will be amazed - your lovely images (and I am going back right now to look them) WILL receive all the attention you most probably deserve - but you have to make the effort too!!!!

Cheers

Robert

16 16/03/2011 - 8:30 PM
By ketch
The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE

Quote: tbh I would just buy a £5 tube of no more nails.

Smile



Quote: For some, it is very important to know or try to know how Rembrandt mixed his paints

Fair point - but the only reason we are interested in trying to do this is because he was a master and we only know this by looking at what he produced (the end result is what drives this not how he got there) we don't try and work out the methods employed by Jack Puddingford because what he produced was complete rubbish.

As for needing to be able to 'get there again' I don't really think that is ever truly possible although I do understand the reason for advancing this.

Overread raises an interesting distinction - probably worthy of another thread - which is the distinction between the viewer and the originator. For sure they are different at an obvious level but how do they both view the same image differently.

Only the originator knows what kit was used and how it was employed, only the originator knows what post production was applied. This information can be shared with the viewer but in doing so perhaps change forever how that image is then viewed by that person (I have seen gobsmacking images that I have subsequently discovered were heavily digitaly manipulated - this completely changed my view of those images).

So maybe knowing that the nail in a piece of wood was hammered there by a Roman soldier does completely change how the viewer reads what they see!!

I guess I could be persuaded that the journey is sometimes as important as the final destination - but only sometimes.

84 04/06/2011 - 1:28 PM
By Paul Morgan
The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE

Quote: The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE. – Ernst Haas

Unpack this for what it really is - it should not be interpreted literally, is Haas really saying an image created by a pin hole camera is the same as the shot taken with a medium format Hasselblad or a Nikon D3X?? Probably not - he is however demoting the significance of the camera. If you look at a nail hammered into a piece of wood - it doesn't make any difference to know that the hammer was a Stanley 03N claw or a Jackson Lump Hammer - it is still a nail hammered into a piece of wood.

Rembrandt used some amazing bits of kit to create his masterpieces - but it really makes no difference to know that he used egg tempura any more than he had eggs benedict for breakfast. What counts is the final destination not how you get there..

Of course its endlessly entertaining to talk about the contra flow on the M6 and how you know this amazing short cut that takes 14 minutes off the journey - for many its the stuff of life.

Haas goes on to say But you have to SEE. Sounds like he is pretty sold on this idea but just try Googling 'Blind Photography' and see just how many blind practitioners there are out there. I was surprised. But of course they have all without exception done something amazing they have in fact developed their own unique ways of SEEing - not in the conventional sense but very much in the way that I suspect Haas meant.

SEEing I suspect he meant to be pretty much the same thing as 'feeling' or conveying an emotion or moment and not the physical act of seeing.

The medium is the message not the camera.

Cheers

84 04/06/2011 - 1:28 PM
By Paul Morgan
Talking about kit is tedious... ?
I see you use sable never could get on with that myself - always use virgin badger or vietnamese timber mouse for fine detail work.

Hooray at last a posting that I can 100% agree with - and yes it entirely chimes with the thread on Real Photographers.

Wink

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49 09/03/2011 - 5:16 PM
By lawbert
Well done England!
I think that nail trimmer was enough to secure a place in the last eight for the mighty army. I think England have dented the SA confidence hugely with this result - can this really be the same team that went down to Ireland - now remind me, where is that cricket playing country again??

Mucho satisfactorium ...Smile SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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90 05/04/2011 - 10:18 PM
By tomcat
Camera modes
Very good ...

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1 05/03/2011 - 1:23 PM
By ketch
National Trust 25 Year Copyright
No they took a 'stiff' upper lip attitude at the time - couldn't work out why!! National Thrust or something they muttered ...

15 04/03/2011 - 8:37 AM
By Just Jas
National Trust 25 Year Copyright
Far be it from me to defend the position of the Trust (although I did work for them for a number of years) but WRT the OP surely the photographer holds all the cards. Of course the Regional Director will 'try it on' but its down to the photographer to negotiate what he/she feels is fair and worthwhile. That could be free use in specific publications but always to be credited with a website address. It could be a realease for a fixed period of time.

This sort of haggling goes on all the time and just because a Regional Dictator (they always were regarded as sort of demi gods) says hand over your images for 25 years doesn't mean that's what you have to do.

The second aspect to all this that has emerged however is much more worrying and really does feel like the NT are flexing their muscles quite simply because they can.

When I worked for them years ago I remember being approached by a cycle company called 'Giant' - they wanted permission to go to the site of the Cerne Abbas Giant to take some promotion shots. That was fine, we openen discussions - we tried to get the company to agree a (modest) fee to do this - they would not play ball. What happened? Well about two month later a series of Giant cyles adverts appeared with the Cerne Abbas Giant (his hand was resting on the saddle of the bike) the shots used had been taken outside the site perimeter. There was nothing the Trust could do about this whatsoever. On public land, shoot what you like, private land get the landlords permission (and strangely although it is our money and the Trust are a charity - Trust land is held as private land with public access - usually).

Following the incident with Giant cycles - I did try approaching the manufaturers of Viagra (Pfizer) to see if they could use images of the Cerne Abbas Giant, they politely declined - I still think they missed a golden opportunity!!!)


Cheers

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15 04/03/2011 - 8:37 AM
By Just Jas
What makes a real photographer?
Interesting - I wonder where the non real photographers operate??

120 07/03/2011 - 11:57 PM
By havecamerawilltravel
What makes a real photographer?
She didn't have a blank PF here on EPZ did she??

Can't see how a pure form of photographer would never show work to anyone - how would anyone know they were a photographer for a start???

We all have ego's that need to be nourished (and anybody who says any different I recon is in denial) and we get that from exposure - it doesn't really matter how, but we all crave some sort of 'pat on the back' - its how we can tell we are alive and be reasonably sure there are other like minded souls out there somewhere.

I am sure I know who you mean if the answer is yes... (to my first question)

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120 07/03/2011 - 11:57 PM
By havecamerawilltravel