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Photography and psychology, part two: how we view images

Photography and psychology, part two: how we view images | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Woman, umbrella and street scene 1 - think for a moment, how does it make you feel? Today's article is the conclusion of the previous article on photography, psychology and why it's all a mind game...

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An In-Depth History of Group f.64

An In-Depth History of Group f.64 | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
A new book looks at Group f.64, one of the most famous collectives in the history of photography, whose members battled the Depression while grappling with photography’s evolving role in society.

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f64 for the large format fans out there

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First Impressions: Sony A7 Mk II | Chris Gampat

First Impressions: Sony A7 Mk II | Chris Gampat | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

Meet Sony’s 4th full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera: the Sony A7 Mk II. The camera is sort of being billed as the successor to the A7: which was (and still is) the perfect balance of high ISO output and resolution right in the middle. But Sony has come out with a few new changes to the camera with the biggest one being the addition of image stabilization to the sensor. Other changes added in are the inclusion of more autofocus points, ergonomic changes to the grip, and a couple of additions for video shooters. Sony brought the New York press out on an excursion to play with the new camera in different environments. And while the A7 Mk II is capable of doing some really cool stuff, we’re not sure that everyone needs it–or at least that’s what we think so far.....


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Bodybuilders and angels: the pictures that changed photography – part two

Bodybuilders and angels: the pictures that changed photography – part two | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
A popular Russian wrestler, a Sri Lankan centenarian and the pioneer of hidden cameras all play a part in some of the most revolutionary images ever taken. Today’s selection runs from the 1870s to the first world war
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A Guide on How to Shoot Street Photography on a Film Leica (or Rangefinder) | Eric Kim

A Guide on How to Shoot Street Photography on a Film Leica (or Rangefinder) | Eric Kim | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

I know a lot of street photographers who have gotten into film recently, and have recently invested in film Leicas (specifically Leica m6’s). I wanted to write this guide to share everything I personally know about shooting on a film Leica based on my 3 years of experience. Disclaimer: I am not a Leica expert, nor do I claim to be. But I will to share some practical tips and insights about film Leicas and how to shoot them on the streets.......


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From the Leica M9 to the Leica M240…and Back to the M9 | Ashwin Rao

From the Leica M9 to the Leica M240…and Back to the M9 | Ashwin Rao | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

Hello my friends. It’s Ashwin, back to talk about my recent GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) journey with Leica. I have been a huge fan of both the Leica M9 and Leica M Monochrom over the course of the life cycles of these cameras. I have always enjoyed the rangefinder way of seeing, from the time I first came upon my very first rangefinder, an M6 TTL. I joined the digital rangefinder transition, as did many others, with the Leica M8, and while that camera had many benefits (incredibly clear and crisp sensor), it was not quite ready for prime time due to its IR sensitivity issues and operational foibles, all of which have been well documented. That being said, many Leica M8’s remain in service today, over 8 years after it first came into production in September of 2006. The Leica M9 was released to much fanfare on September 9th 2009, heralded as the first full frame digital rangefinder, featuring a high quality CCD sensor with the same pixel pitch as the M8, and some cosmetic and operational refinements. The infrared sensitivity issue ,which plagued the M8, was mitigated for the M9, and for many, it is considered a modern legend of digital photography. I received my first Leica M9 in December of 2009, and soon thereafter wrote my first article for Steve, reviewing the M9 and a “travel camera extraordinaire.” 5 years later, I believe those same words hold true. The Leica M9 remains a remarkable camera, capable of capturing the decisive moment and motivating the eager photographer......


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New York City Photos by Franck Bohbot

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Light On - expressive photos of New York City by Franck Bohbot.


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Documentary Footage of Master Street Photographers at Work

Documentary Footage of Master Street Photographers at Work | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
I've received a few inquiries asking about the documentary footage of master street photographers I was referring to in my post on using the Fuji X-Pro1 for street work. While I believe the best wa...
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great collection of video with masters of street photography

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Hasselblad Masters: How to create atmosphere in your photography using long exposures

Hasselblad Masters: How to create atmosphere in your photography using long exposures | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Learn to transform the world around you and create incredible art using a Hasselbald Masters simple long exposure technique on InMybag.net
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beautiful long exposures here.  Not the usual dreck

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NY Through The Lens - The Book! I am super... | NY Through the Lens - New York City Photography

NY Through The Lens - The Book! I am super... | NY Through the Lens - New York City Photography | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

NY Through The Lens - The Book!


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45 Examples of Urban Decay Photography

45 Examples of Urban Decay Photography | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

A showcase of wonderful urban decay photos, to show you the beauty of the neglected places.


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X100T - We just could not help it! | Sven Schroeter

X100T - We just could not help it! | Sven Schroeter | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

The Fujifilm X100 camera range is a force to be reckoned with. We personally believe (although we have no tangible proof to back up our claim) that Fujifilm’s recent success in the photographic market started with the introduction of the innovative X100. It was first released to the public early 2011 alongside the now aging XPRO1. Now three iterations down the track, all the kinks have been ironed out and the X100T is the reigning king. Last week Wednesday the camera was released in New Zealand and we were lucky to be one of the first to get our hands on one. Since its arrival, it has been glued to our hip. No matter where we went or what we were doing, it was hanging by our side. A popular saying amongst photographers, ‘the best camera is the one with you’, well our X100T went and will continue to go everywhere we do.  Although this is the first time we have punished an X100 series camera, we do have extensive experience with the rest of the X series range to draw upon (XM1, XPRO1 and XT1, all mated with the Fujinon prime lens range)........


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Sony a7 II - Sony's EVIL | Kai Wong

Sony a7 II - Sony's EVIL | Kai Wong | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

The shelf life of Sony products is shorter than a dairy product left out in the sun. What's more, the fresh stuff comes out sooner than you think, so the old stuff is left smelling and looking a bit cheesy. For those who have recently bought the Sony a7, the news of the a7 II- which benefits from five-axis in-body stabilisation - must've been enough to turn your stomach, coming to the realisation that the camera that you bought, the one that was only launched a year ago, seems a huge amount less desirable now. Still, it's good news for people who haven't bought a Sony a7 yet because now is not the time to buy the a7. The a7 II is what you should get. The addition of in-body stabilisation makes this an incredibly useful tool for not only stills photographers but for those video-loving peeps too, especially as a large amount of people who buy these Sony cameras don't bother to invest in the native lenses made for the cameras. People like putting their vintage Leica lenses and other old lenses that were made before the days of plastic and image stabilisation, so having the benefit of stabilisation in-body makes perfect sense......


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Can you Really Use Manual Lenses on the X Pro 1? | Matt Widgery › Von TOMEN

Can you Really Use Manual Lenses on the X Pro 1? | Matt Widgery › Von TOMEN | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
  One of the most interesting possibilities with mirrorless camerams is their ability to use almost any classic vintage manual lenses ...
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From Queen Victoria to a hippo: the pictures that changed photography from the 1820s to the 1870s

From Queen Victoria to a hippo: the pictures that changed photography from the 1820s to the 1870s | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
All week we’ll be bringing you the most revolutionary photographs ever taken, by the biggest names. Today, it’s the birth of photography, with the earliest heliograph, scandalous nudes and the first ever manipulated image
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Nudes on sand and Ansel Adams: the pictures that changed photography – part three

Nudes on sand and Ansel Adams: the pictures that changed photography – part three | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Today’s selection of groundbreaking images comes from the interwar period, with glamorous propaganda shots, farmers in the Great Depression and moonrise in New Mexico as seen by the king of landscapes
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Leica M-P Review: This time it makes sense to upgrade your old M | Mike Evans

Leica M-P Review: This time it makes sense to upgrade your old M | Mike Evans | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

A couple of years after the introduction of a new M camera you can be pretty certain it will be joined by a P (for Professional) version that adds some cosmetic changes and, usually, a tougher rear screen in return for a few hundred pounds enhancement to the already sizeable tag.

 

In my opinion the silver M-P looks best. Note the return of the frameline lever (to the right of the lens) which helps add to the M3 nostalgia. So it is with the M Type 240 which was launched in September 2012 and reached dealers' shelves in the Spring of last year. Eighteen months on and the new M-P has arrived. Compared with previous P versions, this new camera, which comes in either silver or black, offers a longer list of improvements and tweaks for a premium of only £550*. This is is considered a modest increment at Leica. Cosmetically, the M-P is set apart by the missing Leica logo and M designation on the front of the camera. The image of restraint is enhanced by traditional engraving on the camera top plate, reminiscent of the original M3 from 1954. The iconic cursive Leica name is accompanied by the simple wording "Leica Camera Wetzlar Germany". That's it. With eagle eyes you can check this is an M-P is by the model designation on one shoulder of the hotshoe mount. The camera serial number is on the other side, as on the M.....


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Why B&W Photography? | Leicaphilia

Why B&W Photography? | Leicaphilia | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

I really like Robert Frank. If I have a photographic mentor, it would be Robert Frank. He’s known mainly for The Americans, but I prefer his earlier European work – Valencia and England/Wales, both of which have a raw immediacy and lack of pretense sometimes absent from The Americans. You see him finding his style in his European work, mistakes and all. Sometimes the ‘mistakes’ are the best parts of his work. Frank has always been open to the serendipitous, the casual look, the throw-away visual remark others would pass up without seeing the meaning pregnant within. Even so, Frank can be remarkably inarticulate about his own work, as most great artists are. Its because Art comes from a place apart from reason or words. Great Art is pre-articulate. You can’t define it, but, like pornography, you know it when you see it. So Frank’s comment, above, about B&W photography, is interesting, but it doesn’t tell us much about why B&W photography is evocative in a way not available to color photography. Once a necessity of technological constraints, black and white photography now requires a deliberate choice. Why, then, would a modern photographer opt to photograph in black and white? ....


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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking | The New York Times

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Living and Looking | The New York Times | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

The journalist and filmmaker Sheila Turner-Seed interviewed Henri Cartier-Bresson in his Paris studio in 1971 for a film-strip series on photographers that she produced for Scholastic. After her death in 1979 at the age of 42, that interview, along with interviews that Ms. Turner-Seed had conducted with Bruce Davidson, Cornell Capa, Lisette Model, W. Eugene Smith, Don McCullin and others, sat like a time capsule in the archives of the International Center of Photography in New York. That is, until 2011, when Ms. Turner-Seed’s daughter, Rachel Seed, learned of their existence and went to I.C.P. to study the tapes. It was a profound experience for her, since she was 1 when her mother died and did not remember her voice. Ms. Seed, herself a photographer, has been working on a personal documentary, “A Photographic Memory,” about a daughter’s search for the mother she never knew through their shared love of photography. She is raising money with a Kickstarter campaign. The following interview was transcribed from tape by Sheila Turner-Seed and has been lightly edited......


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Tatsuo Suzuki

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have I posted this before?  I'm posting it again if I have. Tatsuo Suzuki

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Nov 25th ... Fuji X100s ... Enlightenment! ... Opens My Mind for the Street - Streetshooter

Nov 25th ... Fuji X100s ... Enlightenment! ... Opens My Mind for the Street - Streetshooter | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Twas the night before the 25th and all thru the house, not a camera was stirring, not even, hey shooter, what the heck are you doing? It’s November silly. sheeeesh XMAS is a month away. The winter is arriving soon. I’m told that I should expect this to happen soon. …
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Hasselblad Masters: Essential advice for all Artists

Hasselblad Masters: Essential advice for all Artists | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Hasselblad Master; Rafal Maleszyk gives essential advice for all Artists and show's us what gear is in his camera bag on InMybag.net

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just the essentials

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Video: Justin Borucki’s Wet Plate Street Photography

Video: Justin Borucki’s Wet Plate Street Photography | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it
Watch as photographer Justin Borucki takes to the busy streets of Chinatown with a stash of chemicals, a portable darkroom and a stack of hand-cut glass plates to freeze a moment in time.

Borucki has spent the last year and a half setting up on the streets of the city and using the slow, methodical wet plate collodion process to capture the “old, decrepit and beautiful” New York he remembers from his childhood.

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Souvenirs de Paris , la deuxième partie | Michelle George

Souvenirs de Paris , la deuxième partie | Michelle George | Ephemerafotographica | Scoop.it

I’ve just got back from vacation trip to Paris, this time it was for pleasure, not work…though after seeing Peter Lindberg’s current exhibition at the Gagosian gallery I felt an overwhelming need to take some pictures. So I contacted my friend and model Gina Woitke who happens to live in Paris with a view to combining street photography and portraiture. All I had on this trip was my Fuji X e1 with its 18-55 mm kit lens so we decided to keep it very raw. Stripped back, no make up, no styling and no retouching. All Post production is done in Adobe Lightroom with a view to give it a filmic look........


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