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AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

Now that we have our own subforum, I feel better about posting GBS style news and videos relating to photography. I wanted to see what you guys have hiding in your RSS readers. Discuss photography without giving advice on gear.

Heres one story that I was shocked to hear. Annie Leibovitz is being sued over a 24 million dollar loan in which she put up her real estate and full rights to her photographs as collateral.

http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/conten...5851d49d0b675b6

This just shows that no matter how talented you are, you still need to have some common sense in business. Would you guys feel comfortable putting up the full rights to your life's most important work as collateral? I would think that she should just take more photos if she needed more money.

And then on a lighter note. This video documents a product shoot and final editing that goes into making the cover of a Macworld magazine.

http://vimeo.com/5989754

Since I'm a hobbyist, I have no idea what it takes for commercial product photography and graphic design, so this video was cool to watch and gave me a lot to think about. Commercial work looks a lot like, well, work.

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quazi
Apr 19, 2002

data control

"Photography with reckless abandon" That's about the only way I can describe her. The PBS documentary Life Through A Lens covered it really well. When the cost and complexity of her photo shoots started to rival movie shoots, she just kept going like she was addicted to it.

Having to put up her life's work as collateral for all that poo poo catching up with her? I'm not surprised in the slightest.

Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard" goes really well with this.

Radbot
Aug 12, 2009



Good lord. I would have gladly made that business deal with Leibovitz if I had the money to loan. It's hard to argue with making a loan whose collateral is worth far more than the loan itself.

I kinda wonder about that MacWorld shoot... perhaps this is the amateur in me speaking, but is it really necessary for "half a day" (4 hours? 12 hours?) to expire for a shot like that? I've worked with large format before doing product photography with what seemed to me much more challenging subjects and I came away with great results in far less time. Was it really even necessary to break out the Sinar at all?

Z
Jun 25, 2002



It looked like they were having some trouble with reflections on the iPhones, and that took them awhile to figure out.

TsarAleksi
Nov 23, 2004

What?

Radbot posted:

Good lord. I would have gladly made that business deal with Leibovitz if I had the money to loan. It's hard to argue with making a loan whose collateral is worth far more than the loan itself.

I kinda wonder about that MacWorld shoot... perhaps this is the amateur in me speaking, but is it really necessary for "half a day" (4 hours? 12 hours?) to expire for a shot like that? I've worked with large format before doing product photography with what seemed to me much more challenging subjects and I came away with great results in far less time. Was it really even necessary to break out the Sinar at all?

For something like that? They shot a bunch of different options they didn't show, that's some relatively detail oriented photoshop work, etc etc. For a cover shot like that they are going to spend a ton of time making sure that it's perfect.

Radbot
Aug 12, 2009



TsarAleksi posted:

For something like that? They shot a bunch of different options they didn't show, that's some relatively detail oriented photoshop work, etc etc. For a cover shot like that they are going to spend a ton of time making sure that it's perfect.

You're right. I guess the time makes sense, I just don't understand why this couldn't be done in some dude's basement with a 5D and a Strobist setup.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Pentax in space, bitches!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arena5...57606119049987/

TsarAleksi
Nov 23, 2004

What?

Martytoof posted:

Pentax in space, bitches!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arena5...57606119049987/

They sent up the one they would miss the least if something went wrong.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




TsarAleksi posted:

They sent up the one they would miss the least if something went wrong.



Your space-envy is palpable

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

Martytoof posted:

Pentax in space, bitches!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arena5...57606119049987/

that is pretty wicked. I wonder if this is the one time a UV filter is needed.

MrFrosty
Feb 23, 2001



AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

And then on a lighter note. This video documents a product shoot and final editing that goes into making the cover of a Macworld magazine.

http://vimeo.com/5989754
That was really cool. Thanks for posting it.

JAY ZERO SUM GAME
Oct 18, 2005

Walter.
I know you know how to do this.
Get up.

Leibovitz has been in financial trouble for quite a while. A lot of it has to do with her losing her life partner/girlfriend/whatever, as is frequently the case with working professionals.

I have her book "At Work," and it's very illuminating to how she works. Some of her best shoots, like the Queen and John Lennon, were shot using very simple equipment. I know shoots can quickly get expensive, but what she's dealing with is crazy.

spog
Aug 7, 2004

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.

Interesting article about her and her situation here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddes...tz-photographer

quote:

Dan Kellum, Leibovitz's assistant in 2002, tells the magazine that when her daughter Sarah was in her infancy she insisted on recording the child's minute eating habits in a journal. Except that the journal had to be a brand of notebook imported expressly from Sweden. When stocks of the journals were running low she ordered a couple to be couriered on the next plane, at a shipping cost of $800.

Sounds like she just has no idea about money.

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

Do you guys do much research into your locations and subjects for your photographs? This is an interview with the co-founder of Smugmug about the stories behind some of the photos on the walls of their offices.

http://www.silberstudios.tv/previou...hris-macaskill/

Really stunning photos made by guys who knew about the right time and place. Makes me wonder what kind of opportunities I have locally, if I took the time to plan it all out. Maybe I can find something like a Manhattan-Henge in my area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge

snowman
Aug 19, 2004
due it

I find it especially frustrating when you're at the right place at the wrong time. A lot of places become really interesting in the right lighting/weather conditions, and a lot of that is up to chance. For my more elaborate images I try to find locations, scout out where I will take pictures from, then go back when the time is right and get the shot.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




I hate when I'm downtown Toronto and I forget there's a Jays game or something going on. Pretty much everyone's wearing the same thing and they all look boring then

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

Martytoof posted:

I hate when I'm downtown Toronto and I forget there's a Jays game or something going on. Pretty much everyone's wearing the same thing and they all look boring then

Same thing happened to me when I was in Baltimore 2 weeks ago. It was a pretty big baseball game that weekend. I couldn't put my finger on why it was so boring until your comment. There was a huge mass of people there, but none of them were interesting.

Greybone
May 25, 2003

Not the red cross.

I'm not entirely sure this is the right thread, but I was browsing for studios in Norway and one of the bigger chains uses this for their advertisements:

http://www.fame.no/images/tilb.jpg

I had to post it somewhere, cause drat!

Fragrag
Aug 3, 2007
The Worst Admin Ever bashes You in the head with his banhammer. It is smashed into the body, an unrecognizable mass! You have been struck down.

snowman posted:

I find it especially frustrating when you're at the right place at the wrong time. A lot of places become really interesting in the right lighting/weather conditions, and a lot of that is up to chance. For my more elaborate images I try to find locations, scout out where I will take pictures from, then go back when the time is right and get the shot.

During Semana Santa in Spain, I'd have done absolutely no research at all as I only realized it was the Holy Week when I was on the plane. So cue me going to Toledo during the day only to discover all the events were in the evening.
Waiting for 6 hours suck.

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

Greybone posted:

I'm not entirely sure this is the right thread, but I was browsing for studios in Norway and one of the bigger chains uses this for their advertisements:

http://www.fame.no/images/tilb.jpg

I had to post it somewhere, cause drat!

I intended for this thread to be a fun place to share photography related stories, events, and news for discussion and inspiration. Something different from the usual advice or gear discussion.

Perhaps you could fill us in on your find. Are you shocked at how glow-y they made these people as an advertisement of their service?

Greybone
May 25, 2003

Not the red cross.

AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

Perhaps you could fill us in on your find. Are you shocked at how glow-y they made these people as an advertisement of their service?

Well yes, it looks horrible to my novice eyes at least. Considering they are one of the more expensive studios, I thought it was pretty funny.

dorkasaurus_rex
Jun 10, 2005

gawrsh do you think any women will be there


AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

that is pretty wicked. I wonder if this is the one time a UV filter is needed.

i want to kill myself because i laughed at this post.

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

dorkasaurus_rex posted:

i want to kill myself because i laughed at this post.

was it one of those internetty moments where you realize the goonish-ness of it all?

dorkasaurus_rex
Jun 10, 2005

gawrsh do you think any women will be there


AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

was it one of those internetty moments where you realize the goonish-ness of it all?

yes. and double nerd points because you have to be fairly "into" photography to get that joke

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

I just saw this linked via gizmodo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...splay-time.html

I should have figured that somewhere there is a special tank built for underwater ads and movies. Since getting into photography, light suddenly becomes everything. I start paying more attention to it and I can't think about controlling it underwater.

Dr. Cogwerks
Oct 28, 2006

all I need is a grant and Project is go

AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

I just saw this linked via gizmodo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...splay-time.html

I should have figured that somewhere there is a special tank built for underwater ads and movies. Since getting into photography, light suddenly becomes everything. I start paying more attention to it and I can't think about controlling it underwater.

drat, that's really awesome.

torgeaux
Dec 31, 2004
I serve...

Put this up in the General thread a while ago, but loved it too much to let it go away:

Weegee talking about his brand of photojournalism in NYC.

http://tedbarron.com/BWF-June-2009/22-Weegee.mp3

TsarAleksi
Nov 23, 2004

What?

torgeaux posted:

Put this up in the General thread a while ago, but loved it too much to let it go away:

Weegee talking about his brand of photojournalism in NYC.

http://tedbarron.com/BWF-June-2009/22-Weegee.mp3

That's really interesting, he makes some really good points.

Shame that they don't consider it ok to run bodies any more

torgeaux
Dec 31, 2004
I serve...

TsarAleksi posted:

That's really interesting, he makes some really good points.

Shame that they don't consider it ok to run bodies any more

I love the guy, just the accent and the completely jaundiced view he had by then, but considering he basically covered the crime beat, it's amazing he was as normal as he was. I love his shots, too. He's like a Cartier-Breson without hope or joy.

Haggins
Jul 1, 2004



I just saw this on twitter; Photoshop magnets: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/c...dies/bf9c/zoom/

That's so on my Christmas list.

AIIAZNSK8ER
Dec 8, 2008


Where is your 24-70?

dont forget about these http://gizmodo.com/5232604/adobe-cr...ll-about-design and you will have the house that adobe built.

Rot
Apr 17, 2005



AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

dont forget about these http://gizmodo.com/5232604/adobe-cr...ll-about-design and you will have the house that adobe built.

No Lr!

psylent
Nov 29, 2000



Cool short video about kodachrome: http://www.time.com/time/photoessay...lor_multimedia/

Haggins
Jul 1, 2004



psylent posted:

Cool short video about kodachrome: http://www.time.com/time/photoessay...lor_multimedia/

That was a really cool video, thanks for sharing.

Helmacron
Jun 3, 2005

looking down at the world


AIIAZNSK8ER posted:

dont forget about these http://gizmodo.com/5232604/adobe-cr...ll-about-design and you will have the house that adobe built.

I found this amusing because adobe is a house building material.

Radbot
Aug 12, 2009



Helmacron posted:

I found this amusing because adobe is a house building material.

What if you put these inside an adobe? Adobe adobe? What if Adobe made the adobe? Adobe adobe Adobe?

Twenties Superstar
Oct 24, 2005

sugoi


Radbot posted:

What if you put these inside an adobe? Adobe adobe? What if Adobe made the adobe? Adobe adobe Adobe?

Well, for one thing, adobe is a building material, not a type of house, and just because something is inside something else it doesn't mean that that object is necessarily "from" (or of), as implied by your sentence, the containing object.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Adobe's adobe abode.

ADOOBE DOOBEE DOO

Saint Fu
Sep 27, 2007
hit 'em with the rhythm make 'em feelin alright now

Martytoof posted:

Adobe's adobe abode.

ADOOBE DOOBEE DOO

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Beastruction
Feb 15, 2005


Radbot posted:

What if you put these inside an adobe? Adobe adobe? What if Adobe made the adobe? Adobe adobe Adobe?

Adobe adobe abode.

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