Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by Battou, Mar 1, 2008.
I feel for you dude. I feel the need to miss this assignment on those grounds alone. Have a look, there is a "Signs" assignment going on at the moment. Feel free to participate.
Sadly some will be unable to add to the imagery due to lack of equipment, but on the reverse end users like jimmy will be able to see that not all lenses are the same and there are some shortcummings for particular intentions and goals. I understood this from the start, this is part of why there is no particular subject material any more.
I my self only have two lenses that are able to do this and one of them is damaged and both of them are kit lenses that came with the bodies from manufacturer.
Don't worry about it, I don't expect any one to know everything. One of the streingths of this section to learn from others by example, Hopfully this will help you deside if you want to invest in a lens capable or not in the future.
Therein lies the fallacy of this entire assignment. The purpose, I assumed, for these assignments was to enable the entire TPF community an opportunity to contribute and participate. The standard here is you can submit a post IF you have the right equipment. To me, that is bogus.
Your so-called strength, is in fact a weakness. That choice, if applicable, can be decided throughout the entire TPF format. I do not believe that someone's current shortcomings ( sorry folks, no disrespect) with respect to their current equipment has any bearing to an open forum assignment. My opinion, and this is only mine, is that a community assignment should to be open to ALL. Period.
Sorry Battou, but your argument has no merit for me.
I am new here, and my oppinion i,m sure doesnt have much wieght. However I agree with you Kundalini. I came here to learn, and in my opinion, most people that are trying to learn photography, or people that are noob's wont have a lens's to play this assignment either. I am here to see if I want to make this a carear after I retire. and I want to learn if I have the creative eye, or the mind to create art. If, and when I decide that, then I will buy the apropriate lenses. until then I will use the equipment I have. Which in my opinion is some very good stuff!
This arguement as you so plainly put it is over. Your point is based soly on oppinion, and as far as I am conserned your oppinion is moot as you seem to have failed to realize the previous four tech challenges hindered their partissipants simply by their location in the world. Half the world let alone TPF users could comply with the assingments simply due to winter weather and a few others. Some of the more knowledgable could side step this but that leaves the rest to sit there waiting for the next.
One can not just up and move to the far end of the world to take a picture, Yes some could get around it but not all. How ever anyone can accuire necessary equipment by what ever means be it buy or borrow. Equipment is a far more of a choice than the conditions outside or location. Yes I can understand that not everyone can afford a thousand dollar lens, but seriously it's a lens, there are dozens of ways to shoot a lens without owning it.
If this assignment holds no merit for for you then discontinue posting as this meaningless squabble is draining any thoughts to partissipation.
My next post in this thread will have only a picture in it, I'm threw arguing over this.
I have always considered small apertures as the physically small apertures. Like f/22 is smaller than f/16. Physically big apertures are like F/2 and /1.2. Just an observation. Maybe the terms have changed in recent years.
I was actually striving for meaningful dialogue and debate as I was confused with the parameters of your assignment. The term "argument" is not only classically defined as a disagreement, but often meant to be a process of reasoning. And yes, I was a little put off by the innocous exclusions of the whole. However as you have decidedly taken a foothold with your position, I can only offer these three links for your benefit.
I would suggest to use them wisely and often.
I expect your future photos within this thread to be inspiring to us all.
On your lenses... you cannot.
I believe you are right. I like to make comments like "numerically smaller" or if I make no references, the larger the opening of the aperture, the smaller the F-stop number used. Keeps things clear fo those who are not sure about how things work (not that I am implying that anyone here doesn't know how things work, just that we can confuse some of the less experienced in our group if we are not precise and consistant in our jargon).
Lens Babie abuse to be honest.
But shrugs, i never use my 1.4s, prefer my 2.8 zooms so much more. The assignment doesnt offer anything really, slapping on a large aperture lens and taking a photo isnt really anything technical, this would be more based in composition and thats already taken by signs.
This could be totally dumb, but what about combining the technical assignment with the subject assignment by perhaps coming up with a standard list of technical subjects which would be included in the post for the subject assignment and people would be encouraged to apply different technical aspects to the same subject and to specify which techinal aspect was used in their post?
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