that someone could write something like "shoot out" in the context of a lens comparison and NOT include photos. again, the king-of-all-wanks ... wanked about 16mm lenses. this is wank's response to not having images available to support what he has to say "The images were made at a
secure test range and have not been cleared for publication. Even if I
was at liberty to publish them, you'd be looking at about 25MB of data."
that's fucking amazing. secret images of lawn furniture? secret images of secret walls? secret images of boring suburban architecture? please.
i'm so amazed that anyone can take that dude's advice based only on his words.
so ... we've gotten two judge's choices for the uber street contest. when i was going through it myself and applying aperture star ratings i noticed a couple things:
1) photographs of streets ... not quite street photography in the correct context of street photography.
2) some have no clue what constitutes street phtoography.
3) EVERYONE should learn about naming their files.
it's hilarious. i look at small details about photographer's work. when i look at links to individual images i usually see dsc...something. like wank. he has no numbering scheme or renaming scheme on his work. look at the file name of the photo.
10 years ago another photographer introduced me to one of the easiest and best methods. take your name and i'll use the name herman t. wanksalot as the photographer name.
htw are the initials.
next use the date with the year first, then the two digit equivalent of the month and the two digit equivalent of the day ...
if htw shot something today the first file would be named htw20081008-001.
in programs like aperture and photo mechanic it's very easy to start with the first number and set a sequence. unless you're somewhat unfortunate and have to rely on programs like G.I.F.T. -- reference to this will be only understood by those who use it and hate it. ;)
creating a numbering scheme for your photos now will alleviate headaches in the future.
unless you're wank.
and since it's almost a sport pointing out how people like wank are people who would "never give up their monopod" nor just admit to themselves there's nothing they'd like more than to be a pro but ... they're "just not that good," i was surfing blurb last night and saw a link for a book by emily shur. although i'm not a huge fan of what i saw in the book. i really like her celebrity and portrait work.
although mr.wishes-he-was-a-pro-but-couldn't-get-representation says pros don't websites or blog, emily also has a pretty-well updated blog. good for her. i put her on rss.
as busy as a pro like she is ... it's cool to see that she does a lot of personal work. in fact, it's very evident that her pro work has a deep root in her personal work. not only ... but the fact she actually takes the time to do her blog and help just that one person out there who reads something which resonates so well ... it changes their lives.
that's fucking cool.
as irrelevant as wank is ... i think myspace should is as or more irrelevant and should just go away. when you compare EVERYTHING about facebook with myspace ... it's just ... something to make you delete your myspace profile. never really wanted to create a facebook profile but, honestly, i'm glad that i did. they really do it right.
so ... yeah ... had a few minutes so i thought i'd just ... get it out. ;)
hope the markets are fucking you too much.
hope you don't have too much money locked away iceland. feel sorry for some of the brits and the icelandics. must suck ... what's going on.
yo, m, that email this morning about wanks and tripods made me laugh. it's so fucking true and ... it's so sad ... it's funny.
time to shower and get outta here for a while. but first i think you should watch this. i love arguing with someone who has no basis for their arguments and clearly have no knowledge of things they really should. like mccain supporters, of course. ;)
j recommended the ministry video. ;)
and think good thoughs for m ... not the one about the tripod ... but m-the-spaniel ... his stomach is all sorts of fucked up. poor spaniel.
cheers from just the slightly less warm l.a.