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Post by Lizkins » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:49 pm

that lighthouse shot is pretty fricken rad. makes you feel small looking at it
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Post by Kaiproject » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:58 pm

Lizkins wrote:that lighthouse shot is pretty fricken rad. makes you feel small looking at it

yeah i loved the lighting at the time, heaps of contrast with the sun behind clouds on the far side, almost silhouette but not quite.
you get that glint/sheen on the vegetation that makes it look a bit like a HDR as well... :D

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Post by ADD_Boy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:01 pm

is that Airey's inlet light house Kai?

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Post by fooishbar » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:40 am

i went to a wedding i actually really enjoyed and took some pictures:

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sword cutting is awesome XD
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Post by Kaiproject » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:13 pm

ADD_Boy wrote:is that Airey's inlet light house Kai?

yep, took quite a few shots of it from diff angles lol, but that one prob the fav
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Post by mecka » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:58 pm

Lovely pictures all.

I'm utterly, utterly retarded for iPhone photography. Obsessed. Haven't taken my SLR out lately except for a few country trips. All shots taken and processed on my phone. I'm _mecka on Instagram.

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mecka wrote:Lovely pictures all.

I'm utterly, utterly retarded for iPhone photography. Obsessed. Haven't taken my SLR out lately except for a few country trips. All shots taken and processed on my phone. I'm _mecka on Instagram.

yeh tbh i have been thinking "what phone should i get?" based on the camera in them...
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Post by Lizkins » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:01 pm

yeah i just bought film the other day that cost me $30, i remember when it cost like $2.50


those shots look cool Oli, but the whole iphone photography thing doesn't do it for me. taking a photo on your phone and then adding a filter to it kinda kills the romance of it all. i know photoshop is kind of the same, but not to that extent.
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Post by mecka » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:23 am

Actually Liz, none of the stuff that I post actually has a filter slapped straight over it. Sure, it was easy to do that at first but to me it feels like a really understimulating activity when all it takes is a single button press.

Every picture is processed like I would any other photo, but on my phone. I'm actually finding the touch interface really, really quick and easy to use and there is something addictive about the immediacy of processing the photo on the spot, rather than having to cart an SLR home then pick through hundreds of pictures and then post process. Limited capacity and inability to shoot large amounts of frames in rapid succession mean I'm really forced to line shit up and take the best picture on the first go. Out of one hundred photos, I might get fifteen or twenty keepers, as opposed to three with my dslr.
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Post by quick » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:55 pm

isn't the effort part of the point in a lot of photography? i mean, convenience is not something you associate with good photography
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Post by mecka » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:03 pm

Photography isn't necessarily something that requires a massive amount of effort for a good result. Great photos can come simply from being in the right place at the right time i.e street photography largely relies on time and place as opposed to heaps of time in post.

The question is, what do you associate with good photography? Do the circumstances under which you took or processed your images have any bearing on the final outcome? Should the fact that I stand on a street corner finalizing an image make any difference to doing it on my computer at home?

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Post by quick » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:56 pm

mecka wrote:Art is subjective.


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Post by mecka » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:14 pm

Took the day off and walked from the city to the docklands and back.

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Post by fooishbar » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:47 pm

wtf is that?
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Webb Bridge, on the Yarra behind the Docklands
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fooishbar wrote:wtf is that?

fucking cool!!
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Post by Lizkins » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:20 pm

mecka wrote:Actually Liz, none of the stuff that I post actually has a filter slapped straight over it. Sure, it was easy to do that at first but to me it feels like a really understimulating activity when all it takes is a single button press.

Every picture is processed like I would any other photo, but on my phone. I'm actually finding the touch interface really, really quick and easy to use and there is something addictive about the immediacy of processing the photo on the spot, rather than having to cart an SLR home then pick through hundreds of pictures and then post process. Limited capacity and inability to shoot large amounts of frames in rapid succession mean I'm really forced to line shit up and take the best picture on the first go. Out of one hundred photos, I might get fifteen or twenty keepers, as opposed to three with my dslr.



after chatting with you about it on the weekend i see you put quite a bit of time and effort into the shots. However, one thing i thought about yesterday was that you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso. I do think your iphone shots are awesome, don't get me wrong, but i think for me it still just kills the romance of it all.


Took some film shots on the weekend. Scared to even take out the film from the camera, so nervous as to how they turned out. But yay to feeling inspired and excited about photography. The exhibition took a lot out of me, so its nice to feel love again for it all :D
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Post by Kaiproject » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:33 pm

webb bridge is awesome, very popular architectural subject and rightly so. did some shots of it way back in VCE media studies.
nice fisheye shot there (i assume, or is it just ultrawide? major bending of lines), though personally fisheye not my cuppa just reminds me of every bloody skate video out there and 90s music videos/album covers.

re: iphone; there's nothing wrong with point and shoot sometimes, often it makes you think more about composition and subject matter rather than technical aspects like Dof, shutter, lighting.
however i'd much rather just use a tripod with dslr - precise adjustments and makes you think in the same way as just mentioned.

if you like the touch-screen part of it, you should check out the new Olympus PEN EP-3. ridiculously fast & accurate touch-screen auto-focus. uses a diff system than dslr AF; there's vids that show it can AF as fast as a 7D (or faster).

and of course you can put any micro-four-thirds lens on it. i'd love to get a micro-4/3 cam someday. GF2 does amazing video for its size..
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Post by mecka » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Lizkins wrote: you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso


lol, you haven't seen me process a shot from my canon.
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Post by quick » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:43 pm

mecka wrote:
Lizkins wrote: you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso


lol, you haven't seen me process a shot from my canon.


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mecka wrote:
Lizkins wrote: you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso


lol, you haven't seen me process a shot from my canon.



:? we have talked about it numerous times, but whatever
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Post by mecka » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:11 pm

Lizkins wrote:
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Lizkins wrote: you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso


lol, you haven't seen me process a shot from my canon.



:? we have talked about it numerous times, but whatever


I can spend an hour on a single pic out of my dslr, maybe ten minutes tops on my phone

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quick wrote:
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Lizkins wrote: you didn't really post process your slr shots as much as you do your iphone shots. At least you don't just slap on a filter like some people. However, i still reckon i just liked the feel of your slr shots moreso


lol, you haven't seen me process a shot from my canon.


hahahahaha... that sounds rude and very funny


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Post by ADD_Boy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:40 pm

oli. top 3 and bottom 2 instagrams are mad..

and that docks one is SWEET !! any post prod on that one?

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Not much, as it was pissing down rain at the time. Image captured in Photosynth, imported into Photoforge. Two layered image, top one with multiply blend mode and boosted vibrance. Sharpened and uploaded.
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how is taking a photo on your phone any different to taking a photo on an slr? it's a camera, it takes photos.
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Post by mecka » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:02 pm

When it comes down to it I suppose it's got more to do with the setting available on an SLR. You have a much better chance at getting a "finished" image with decent depth of field, sharpness and colour than you do out of a phone.

For me, thats the challenge.
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:45 am

i'm pretty sure the same doubts were cast when digital cameras became the new thing. any new form of artistic expression should be celebrated. some of the shots on instagram are amazing, to the extent that i'm skeptical that they have solely been processed on a phone tbh.
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Post by Lizkins » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:17 pm

huge wrote:how is taking a photo on your phone any different to taking a photo on an slr? it's a camera, it takes photos.



thats like saying riding a motorcycle and bicycle are the same thing. You ride both of them
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no it isnt
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is so
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i think you'll find that actually, it isnt. :P
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Post by Lizkins » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:51 pm

just because you say it like that, doesn't make it so

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An iphone is a camera, a motorbike isn't a bicycle.
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yes it is!
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JAMESSSS wrote:An iphone is a camera, a motorbike isn't a bicycle.



its called an iphone, not icamera


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Do I need to draw a venn diagram?
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Lizkins wrote:
JAMESSSS wrote:An iphone is a camera, a motorbike isn't a bicycle.



its called an iphone, not icamera


foot still down


A motorbike is called a motorbike, not a bicycle :P

As someone that doesn't know much about photgraphy, I'm more impressed by photos that aren't photshopped or use digital post production. You know, like how they did phots for 150 years before photoshop. I really believe that the digital age has taken huge amount of skill out of photography. I know that will probably rub some people the wrong way.
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Are you implying calculators have taken the skill out of maths?
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JAMESSSS wrote:Are you implying calculators have taken the skill out of maths?


Yes.

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Hardy wrote:
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JAMESSSS wrote:An iphone is a camera, a motorbike isn't a bicycle.



its called an iphone, not icamera


foot still down


A motorbike is called a motorbike, not a bicycle :P

As someone that doesn't know much about photgraphy, I'm more impressed by photos that aren't photshopped or use digital post production. You know, like how they did phots for 150 years before photoshop. I really believe that the digital age has taken huge amount of skill out of photography. I know that will probably rub some people the wrong way.



and clearly as someone who doesn't know how to spell :P how many letters do you want to miss in one post?

just getting back for the jibe at me :P
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Lizkins wrote:just getting back for the jibe at me :P


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I would like to see your Venn Diagram Jamesssss!

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Post by fooishbar » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:05 pm

an iphone is a thing that you point at a scene, press a button, and a picture ensues. you can take very very shit pictures very very easily with it. but if you're any good at photography then you can take some brillo shots too.

just like ... say ... any digital camera.
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