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    We can't have a "dramatic B&W photo" thread without including Ansel Adams:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    We can't have a "dramatic B&W photo" thread without including Ansel Adams:
    Or without Julius Shulman.







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    Many years ago I thought I wanted to be a pro photographer, and one of my areas of college study in the subject was industrial/architectural photography. Still like the art, esp. large-format. Here's a nice image(not mine):

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    ...and one of my own again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Many years ago I thought I wanted to be a pro photographer, and one of my areas of college study in the subject was industrial/architectural photography. Still like the art, esp. large-format. Here's a nice image(not mine):
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Joe, are your photos with an iphone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Those damn iphones, they take great photos.
    Well I've seen a lot of lousy iPhone photos. I think it does take a bit of an eye whatever medium you choose. Your photos are lovely because you have an incredible eye. I can usually see the difference between really good kit and a really good eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Those damn iphones, they take great photos.
    Its was the primary reason I switched from Samsung to iPhone last January. Well that, and the fact that Samsung's phones were exploding and catching on fire. Seriously the Samsungs had excellent cameras, but the iPhone is leaps ahead of it in speed and intuitive use and maybe just a little bit ahead in image quality. Its hard to justify carrying a camera around for street photography, when you have an iPhone in your pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Its was the primary reason I switched from Samsung to iPhone last January. Well that, and the fact that Samsung's phones were exploding and catching on fire. Seriously the Samsungs had excellent cameras, but the iPhone is leaps ahead of it in speed and intuitive use and maybe just a little bit ahead in image quality. Its hard to justify carrying a camera around for street photography, when you have an iPhone in your pocket.
    I also have always noticed the iPhone images have a great sort of Leica rangefinder feel to them. I also use a photo app called hipstamatic that gives really nice B&W and food photography


    I took this one and it immediately reminded me of henri-cartier-bresson-rue-mouffetard- paris-1954-boy-smiling-wine-bottles




    The new iPhone 7+ comes with a really cool portrait feature which gives actual depth of field now.


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    In most cases, the gear doesn't define the photo; as Joe said, it is more the artistic eye that makes the pleasing image. There are exceptions, of course. It would be pretty much impossible to make a photo with the depth, tonality, and detail of the Ansel Adams photo I posted above with a digital image taken with an iPhone. But even with the best of gear, it still takes an artistic flair to make a good image with it.

    My "thing" when I studied commercial photography was studio product imagery, such as the photo below (again, not mine - I have never digitized the work that I have kept from those years); the control over shadow and highlight densities, depth of field, and sharpness of image cannot, AFAIK, be created with any handheld telecommunications device with a lens and photosensor:

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    I know it's a little thread drift from the B&W but here is an example of the new iPhone 7+ portrait feature

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    Nice sharpness, Joe, but (not trying to be critical, just interested) can you control the depth of field?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Nice sharpness, Joe, but (not trying to be critical, just interested) can you control the depth of field?
    I just shot a sample it's a very subtle change and you can control some with on screen controls. I don't want to fill this thread with color so I might post it on a color photography thread. ( good reason to start one )
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    Thanks, Joe. Yes, a color photography thread would be welcome. I'll post a couple there.
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    Igor Stravinsky, photo by Arnold Newman


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    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!
    Drag line bucket for open pit mining. Hard to get the scale tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Drag line bucket for open pit mining. Hard to get the scale tho.
    Cool! I'll guess at the scale - make a roof of plexi and you'd have an excellent garage?

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    I wouldn't call this shot dramatic, but I like it. A 100 year old woman in a village on Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Sumatra. Given the wonders of FB and smartphones, I'm still in regular contact with a young lady from this village.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    This one was taken by either my brother, or his boss at the time, Clive Kane. I've got a tasty print of the D type they were photographing as well... somewhere at home.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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