4 Giga-Pixel Camera has been invented...

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by SilentRaven, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. SilentRaven

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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    This should probably be moved to general Q&A...this forum is for discusing famous photographers and stuff like that...Maybe nice mod will come along soon and move it! :)
     
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    How des this relate to historical photographers? perhaps the "the doctor is in thread should also be in Q and A but stickied?
     
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    Because that thread is for general Q&A.
    This is for specific and technical - all the areas not covered by the above.
    Has anyone asked a question about neo-post-modern deconstruction up there recently?
    And I did it because nobody came here to talk about photographers.
    I find it odd that so many people take up photography professing an interest but do not want to discuss the subject at any level other than 'what camera should I buy'.
    There is an awful lot more to being a photographer than owning a camera.

    This seems to have become a random thread...
     
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    Hertz - Funny thing is... your thoughts are right along the lines of what Malachite and I were discussing earlier tonight. It would be wonderful for new photographers to actually study and learn the art or craft of photography instead of simply asking for the step by step instructions on how to get a specific shot.
    After attending a high end workshop this last weekend, with many professional photographers in attendance, I was amazed that there were a few of them that were getting good shots completely by accident. Normally, it would have been annoying that they were asking Photo 101 questions but I think that all of us realized that they were there trying to learn.

    Personally, I like the "Dr. Is In" thread. There is a wealth of information rattling around in your head. :mrgreen:
     
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    Well, if you went and checked out the gallery...the photos were taken by him...using a camera he invented...

    if he's not famous now, he will be.
    and plus, i never read anywhere that this was only for famous ones.

    and the reason its not in the General Q&A thread is because that thread says, "Ask all of your general photography questsions here!"
    well...i never had anything to ask, only something to say and to show...because, well, i thought someone would find it interesting and appreciate how crisp and clear those pictures really are.
    I did not expect people to have the first reaction of "this is in the wrong place."
    It just seems to me that you're more interested in the organization rather that the topic that is being discussed on these forums. Well best of luck with that.
     
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    The reaction was prompted by the fact that this thread is for Discussion. It says it clearly in the title. Along with 'A place to discuss the work of other photographers, famous or otherwise.'
    Your first post was to tell us that a camera had been invented. Forgive me if I seem dense but how is that a discussion?
    If you had started a discussion by asking a suitable question it would be a different matter but it was presented as a fait accompli.
    Why we are so hot on organisation is that if we were not, then random posting would soon make this board unusable.
    People generally come here to share ideas and ask questions, but for it to work there must be structure and order so that people know where to look. How easy would an encyclopaedia be to use if the subjects were just shoved in randomly?
    You will also find that people tend to only look in on the sections that interest them so if people look in to find a post that doesn't fit in with the topic they can get a little nonplussed.
    It will only work, too, if people are tolerant of each other and each other's reactions and opinions. And that works both ways.
    I am sorry that you have been upset by the reaction you got here - but then again it does say 'expect varied opinions'.
     
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    Post 'em all, and let mod sort 'em out! :gun:

    The gigapixel project is as much hype as photography. He hasn't invented anything. He has assembled a highly precise (in focusing and film plane concerns) large format camera. While his photographs are competent, they aren't that exciting, although I'm sure that the prints are stunning. There are lots of other folks doing large and ultra large format film photography, many quite creatively, and some would blow this guy out of the water with the amount of info they are getting in an exposure.
     
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    Hear, Hear!! :thumbup:

    Sometimes something can just be tossed out there to facilitate a discussion, with no direct question asked, but to invite comments that can lead to discussion. There are plenty of threads that start that way, with little more than the poster saying: "Discuss."

    So post away, people! :D It's all good!
     
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    Well, first I was going to move it, now people are "discussing" and it's Friday so what the heck, I'll let is stay :mrgreen:
     
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    Any good sites to visit to see some large format work, Matt? I'll fully admit that I am shamefully ignorant of other famous (or otherwise) photographers. We studied Ansel Adams in my photography class and that was about it. I would love to see some examples of large format work if you have some handy.
     
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    Does he have some handy...? Careful Alison - have you seen this guy's LF cams??? :lol:

    Those things are built so beautifully, I just love to look at them...I can't wait till I get the chance someday to use one out in the field. They're like little works of art! :D
     

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