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Title: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on June 19, 2016, 11:21:33 PM
Pointed in the direction of The Guardian /photography Cickens and Corsets.

Hope you can find it OK.  A series of haunting B+W images from the 30's.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Oldboy on June 20, 2016, 08:11:22 AM
Here's the link: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/17/john-claridge-east-end-photographs-in-pictures

Great 'sooty' photos of the old East end. Thanks for posting.  :tup:
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on June 20, 2016, 08:43:59 AM
Thanks Old Chap.
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Post by: jinky on June 20, 2016, 11:51:33 AM
Great evocative shots
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Post by: anglefire on June 20, 2016, 09:41:20 PM
Not that long ago - Environmental health would have a heart attack at the chicken!
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Post by: DigiDiva on June 20, 2016, 10:54:38 PM
Emotionally moving. Love them.
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Post by: Reinardina on June 21, 2016, 06:27:00 AM
Great stuff. Very occasionally, I manage to 'see' an image this way and 'catch it.'

Love Dennis Thorpe as well, and Bert Hardy.

Would not try to imitate/plagiarise these images, but they do inspire and 'show the way' to see beauty in everyday situations. Or call it the beauty of reality.

In haste (from Holland).
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on July 22, 2016, 03:56:48 PM
If you have access  to Sky Arts have a look at Masters of Photography  tonight  at  8pm.  It's  a bit like Master Chef but more interesting .

Lots of pretentious  twaddle but one good bit of advice, "Don't  take pictures to please the judge, do what  pleases you."
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on July 22, 2016, 06:47:13 PM
If you have access  to Sky Arts have a look at Masters of Photography  tonight  at  8pm.  It's  a bit like Master Chef but more interesting .

Lots of pretentious  twaddle but one good bit of advice, "Don't  take pictures to please the judge, do what  pleases you."

It was 6pm. Ive recorded it (or taped it as wifey says.)
Its also on the plus 1 channel  and the catch up format , it was originally Thursday nights I believe.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Reinardina on July 22, 2016, 06:49:31 PM
If you have access  to Sky Arts have a look at Masters of Photography  tonight  at  8pm.  It's  a bit like Master Chef but more interesting .

Lots of pretentious  twaddle but one good bit of advice, "Don't  take pictures to please the judge, do what  pleases you."

I 'only' have Freeview, which I don't watch either. (On average, I watch maybe three hours per month.)

I do not try to please judges, as I never enter anything that will be properly judged; maybe I should, as I would probably learn a lot.
I do what I like, as far as photography is concerned, and shoot whatever catches my eye, including my kitchen window, and vapour trails!
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on July 23, 2016, 11:05:06 PM
If you have access  to Sky Arts have a look at Masters of Photography  tonight  at  8pm.  It's  a bit like Master Chef but more interesting .

Lots of pretentious  twaddle but one good bit of advice, "Don't  take pictures to please the judge, do what  pleases you."

Just watched it. Spot on with your analysis Alan, especially the comparison to masterchef.
I got distracted/bored a couple of times with the slow script etc but will give it another go next week.
I did agree with the "judges" stating they were underwhelmed with shots displayed.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on July 28, 2016, 09:00:11 PM
 Wouldn't  bother this week.  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: jinky on July 29, 2016, 07:32:35 PM
Looked in tonight and wasn`t too bad I thought. Having been to berlin recently I was quite interested in seeing what they did. generally disappointing but it was a miserable night of empty streets. I felt the German guy who posed his own friends was allowed to much leaway although is in trouble for using other unofficial equipment. Bruce Gilden was a bit savage and very much seeing his style as the only style. Although I agreed with aspects of what he said re: getting closer his assertions that they needed themselves to be expressed in the image was  a bit arty for me. I`ll do a series link and see where this one goes but the right one went out tonight with her rather boring rubbish pictures that said nothing much at all.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on July 30, 2016, 08:23:47 AM
I've  got a feeling it's  going to turn even more into a programme  much like those boring and repetitive  cooking  shows that seem to litter the TV these days.

A couple of things puzzle me. Why do they have to use equipment provided and do they all get the same choice?  There doesn't  seem to be any  disagreement  amongst the competitors who gets what.

Perhaps choosing a nighttime shoot for Berlin  was to obviate the possibility  of all the usual 'Berlin' shots that visitors take in the city. Having said that they could have chosen any place where the streets were relatively  empty at night.

The judges, well they're  judges. They have to be critical  and usually in an arty  farty way otherwise they wouldn't have much credence with any of the  viewers  from the arty  farty section.

 Gilden was rude and dismissive especially to the bloke who questioned his comments on his work. Saying 'you may not agree but that's where you are and that's  where I am", implying I'm  famous and you're not.

I expect it will drag on but hopefully improve and each week some poor wretch will be embarrassed.

The Italian  judge is the bloke who women DCM POTY a few years ago with the portrait of an anorexic girl in a glamorous pose.
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Post by: jinky on July 30, 2016, 04:44:47 PM


A couple of things puzzle me. Why do they have to use equipment provided and do they all get the same choice?  There doesn't  seem to be any  disagreement  amongst the competitors who gets what.
Puzzled me too. Seemed an obvious street photography theme where they would needc to travel light and find action on the streets but some chose otherwise and I wondered whether that was all that was left or they made an active choice. Just seemed a bit biased towards the German guys who kinew Berlin well and used friends to pose in staged shots too.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on August 04, 2016, 09:07:12 AM
Episode 3 tonight Sky Arts 8pm. The Nude.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: jinky on August 04, 2016, 10:59:52 AM
Episode 3 tonight Sky Arts 8pm. The Nude.

I picked a good night to start my recorded series link then Abers  ;)
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on August 05, 2016, 10:08:18 AM
Recording is the best way to view, you can skip all the adverts and get the programme down to about  30 mins.

Don't  know where they got the competitors from but there's  not a lot of creativity coming out, mind you the image from this weeks specialist was not particularly inspiring creativewise.   Sticking a bunch of flowers up someone's jacksey  might be construed as creative 8)

Thought the best image was chosen as the winner.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: jinky on August 05, 2016, 11:24:54 AM
Recording is the best way to view, you can skip all the adverts and get the programme down to about  30 mins.

Don't  know where they got the competitors from but there's  not a lot of creativity coming out, mind you the image from this weeks specialist was not particularly inspiring creativewise.   Sticking a bunch of flowers up someone's jacksey  might be construed as creative 8)

Thought the best image was chosen as the winner.

Yes I thought best one won out too. Still find the judges a little harsh and one dimensional but this task really sorted out the competitors and as you say not much creativity. The usual "get myself in the shot" from the young pretty one, an obvious copy of one of the examples given by the one goin g out and the rest  doing  group contortions etc. I hated the tatooed woman shot that they seemd to like just because " It shows ugly". I bet she`ll be pleased.  I dom like to watch this though and imaginew what I would do. I think I`d have done OK last week in berlin but would have struggled myself this week as I`ve just no idea how to pproach bude work. I`d have been looking for accentuationg curves / spines and been told I was cliched no doubt. failing that I`d have put some roses where the sun don`t shine and capture the flowing blood  ;)
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Post by: Oldboy on August 05, 2016, 06:35:02 PM

Sticking a bunch of flowers up someone's jacksey  might be construed as creative 8)


I think that's already been done by Carry On Nurse and Wilfrid Hyde White.  :P
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on August 05, 2016, 07:47:18 PM

Sticking a bunch of flowers up someone's jacksey  might be construed as creative 8)


A little late in the day. Hieronymous Boscastle employed this "creativity"  back in 15th  century in a painting that the competitor was trying to recreate.


Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on August 07, 2016, 11:33:29 AM
Just "tried" to watch Ep 2.
Had to turn off after 20+ mins. Bored shitless.
was not helped by the comment, " too much light the image will be over exposed" "too little, under" :legit: :legit:
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: Oldboy on August 07, 2016, 09:45:00 PM
Just "tried" to watch Ep 2.
Had to turn off after 20+ mins. Bored shitless.
was not helped by the comment, " too much light the image will be over exposed" "too little, under" :legit: :legit:

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: ABERS on August 17, 2016, 08:45:44 PM
Master of Photography.
It's  degenerated into a boring and repetitive  programme, with the last episode  employing some Hollywood  hard case who spent the whole of his input acting the part. I shall persevere until the bitter end just to see who  manages to win the  €150,000 prize and  pull off the biggest heist   since the Great Train Robbery.
Title: Re: Have a Look
Post by: anglefire on August 17, 2016, 09:48:33 PM
I did see a bit of the nude episode - I did like the bloke that was jumping - as for the rest, meh.
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Post by: jinky on August 20, 2016, 11:53:56 AM
Master of Photography.
It's  degenerated into a boring and repetitive  programme, with the last episode  employing some Hollywood  hard case who spent the whole of his input acting the part. I shall persevere until the bitter end just to see who  manages to win the  €150,000 prize and  pull off the biggest heist   since the Great Train Robbery.
Yes I thought he was acting (like a pratt mainly) throughout and yet was decrying the image Tarantino had given him through the role! I thought the image picked out was my favourite - sat by the pool , although it was more luck than planning he ended up going in close. His "reflection"shots were abysmal and not worth getting wet for! The Chinese guy rightfully went home for the worst portrait shots I`ve seen in a while and others were rather boring. i`ll still be watching it in future weeks though just to see if that older male judge gets any less birtly / rude and who wins.