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Wim Wenders & why photography is over for him...

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cshimokita
Wim Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer who had three Academy Award nominations - Best Documentary Feature: "Buena Vista Social Club", "Pina", and "The Salt of the Earth" (the latter about photographer Sebastião Salgado). Two of his 64 director credits include "Paris, Texas" (1984) and "Wings of Desire" / "Der Himmel über Berlin" (1987). It seems that Wenders regards photography as a thing of the past: "It’s not just the meaning of the image that has changed – the act of looking ... ...Story

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A look at exif metadata...

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cshimokita
If you represent f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, luminance (reflected light), and illuminance (incident light) as a Base 2 log value, you can simplify the exposure calculation process... The "Additive System of Photographic Exposure (APEX)" is explored in a previous post ( Ev addendum ... November 2013). From the detail explanation we can see that Ev=Av + Tv.....Story

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Does understanding photo theory limit us...

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cshimokita
Alternatively, is a classic theory of photography still relevant in today's digital age. The following 'unaccredited' photo was sent to me by a regular forum member. I wonder how relevant or even how accurate it is in today's world. Photography Simplified In a comment the other day someone questioned the idea that photographers need to think about f-stops, shutter speeds, and/or ISO...Story

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Met a friend in Tokyo...

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Echi
Ginza, 2015 Our dear mod in a dimly lit restaurant taken with a Leica M246+50 APO. I spent a day with Casey. He accompanied me to the Leica office where I was lent a Leica SL demo unit to test in time for when I got back for the SL launch in Manila. I only had a brief relationship with the SL and will write about it in a different post...Story

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Just a Taste

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DonWishnow ( Wish)
Hermione, Hermione, Philadelphia Independence Sea Port Museum Tall Ships Celebration ...Story

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Test driving the Hasselblad Flextight X5 Scanner

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cshimokita
Let me say right off the bat that the price point of the Hasselblad Flextight X5 is a consideration... this scanner is designed for professional use and the image quality and performance are what you would expect. Exterior - Shibuya, Tokyo Photo: Canon EOS 5D Mark II / 35 f/1.4L (c) C.Henderson The Flextight X5 is a film (transparency / negative) & print scanner and earlier this week I had a chance to evaluate it using some of my images. The resolution, density range, and processing speed are played at .....Story

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50 shades of White....

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blomman Mr Blue
Yesterday was -3 C and a thin layer of snow... Season's greetings! Today, -9 C.... Best Blomman ...Story

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Let's make a print.


J_Warden
Hi all, I know not many of us use film and darkroom techniques any more but it's a process that I still enjoy. Want to see how it's done? We start with the negative (above). I have isolated the negative that I want from a strip of six. You can see the others hanging out on the print will be of a very foggy Schuylkill river in Philadelphia...Story

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The Abyss

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flamenco
reminds me of the time when I had my deep sea and on a solo dive into the Laurentian.... LOLLL U must surely see why I had to shoot this ! ...Story

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The Wall

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ThomasM
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