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09/03/2002 03:47:34 PM · #1
i took a LOT of pics for this challenge.. some were pretty cool but i wanted something that was probably not going to be submitted by anyone else so i didnt submit any of these.

Should I have? Let me know :) ....

magnetic9999's candid outtakes
09/03/2002 03:58:19 PM · #2
As a candid I like fashionbrotha best. Just as a picture I love the little boy on the big tile floor.
09/03/2002 03:59:09 PM · #3
ditto :)
09/03/2002 04:14:55 PM · #4
Please note that there's three or four separate threads of outtakes -- try to check them all.
--Paul
09/03/2002 04:37:43 PM · #5
Hunchback2 would have been just awesome if it had been a bit sharper/less grainy. Love it!
09/03/2002 06:07:09 PM · #6
I think I would have submitted hunchback 2 and named it "Is anybody down there?"
09/03/2002 06:20:35 PM · #7
My favorite = Glazed look of the damned.
09/03/2002 06:26:08 PM · #8
I think that my favorite is "the lost shoe diaries" in b&w.
09/03/2002 07:22:01 PM · #9
Mag:

The fact that so far every single person ('cept you setz) has chosen a different photo for their favorite speaks to how hard it is to tell how they would have done if submitted.

I like hunchback2, minus the soft focus and the graniness. I might like it even better in black and white. It has something to say, which is part of candid for me - even if it's not for everyone.

I like fashionbrotha, which I think is the strongest of those you posted. The only thing at all is that the shape on the far right distracts me.

I like the title CurlySunrise, though the pic itself didn't hold much interest for me.

The person in Big City Denizon holds some interest to me, but the angle here hid too much of her face and I was unable to realize my interest. Ha! I'm looking at the photos as I type this up so I don't have to do it from memory, so I click next and there's the other angle. Unfortunately it was too far away and blurry to fix my problem. (Damn these candid people for not standing still!)

As a shot, I like Boy on the Tiles, quite a bit, but as a candid, it loses strength for me. I wouldn't vote it down for that, but I wouldn't allow it to acheive a really high score either. Probably 6-7, where it definitely would have been at least an 8 if not for the topic. I like it better in black and white. The yellow pants draw too much attention in color, IMO.

Good lord, how many of these are there, Mag? I just keep clicking next...

The expression on the woman's face in superfro looks very familiar. The "what in the hell is that person taking my picture for?" expression showed up in lots of my shots. In this case it is so pronounced that it really works for candid, though I found the rest of the photo uninteresting.

LOL. Great minds think alike. The very next shot focuses solely on the woman's expression. But it's changed by now. Drat.

It's hard to determine what I think of Drug Dog because I can't see what the dog is sniffing. No commentary from me on this one.

Yaaaaayyyy! I've reached the end without giving up. That was a damn lot of outtakes. You get bonus points for selecting so many to TRY to work with. When I take that many I pick the strongest few and trash the rest 'cause it's TOO much work!

Dawn
(fav is still fashionbrotha.)
09/04/2002 08:01:55 AM · #10
wow dawn thanks for your mammoth effort.

part of the 'problem' in this kind of challenge for me is that I live in a large city so rich with possibilities and diverse inhabitants. So I go out and in a very short amount of time get alot of material to work with. And then, it's tough to winnow it down. I personally think the shot I submitted was the strongest of all in terms of subject matter. There was no disputing the candidness of it - unless I have a movie director's budget - and that's a large part of why I submitted it :).

I really liked fashionbrotha but I felt like there was too much room for people to question it's candidness as it appears that he is looking right at me, and it's just to 'perfectly posed' looking.

09/04/2002 09:29:41 AM · #11
magnetic..as always you obviously have the eye for an entertaining subject.

I find myself jealous of many of your shot subjects because they scream to me...'Work that idea a bit longer!!!"

I know what people are gonna think/say..candid means grab shot..they aren't supposed to know you're there, its not a fashion shoot.

I disagree to a point. That Dan Heller article says it all.

To me candid means natural, unrehearsed, impromptu. A photograph of people interacting with their environment.

Whether they know you or that you are taking their photo is inconsequential. I am sure many of the incredible shots we saw of 9/11 people are aware of the cameras being there but the nature of the disaster was far more important and they continued about their business at hand.

My subject this week was planned. I got to know the people, they allowed me into their circle of confidence enough so that they went back to their daily/regular routine after a brief curiosity moment.

It took me a couple of hours to get to that point. Then the shots flowed.

However, my successful approach was also my problem.

Because I never allowed the camera the time to be prepared..I "snuck" or "stole" shots during moments..... so many of my shots were blurred due to very low light conditions and the stupid, STUPID canon G2 slowness.

If I could have shot an auto focus DSLR like a Nikon D1x or Canon 1D or any decent film camera from the hip the shots would have been simply incredible(God I am really starting to hate this thing for photojournal style photography). My opinion is candid photography is all about the moment.

But Mag..back to your photos. I see a lot of good stuff in just about all your photos. Lost Shoe Diaries and Fashion Brotha had the most finsih to them but I sense you already knew that as well.

Lady with Dog has huge potential if not for the branch..the face she has, the tension of the leash, the wheelchair, the light..all are great.

Swatting at pigeons would have been huge if not for that building and maybe just a hair more overhead and getting all of the pigeon in the shot.

Anyway, I found this weeks challenge to be a great challenge, I got some very nice photo op's and learned a lot.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/4/2002 9:29:50 AM.
09/06/2002 09:07:35 PM · #12
hokie, sorry i did not respond to this post earlier .. musta got buried :) .. thanks for all the positivity and encouragement!!

i hear you about grab shots and digicam speed .. i guess it's just amazing that they do all the tihngs that they do do (doo doo?) so well :) .. ???

i have the e10 and it's fairly speedy for a digital camera, but even so, when those kids started unexpectedly going after a huge flock of pigeons with their umbrellas, by the time the camera had born down and snapped, there was one sole remaining pigeon just starting to escape the frame .. unlucky last pigeon :P

one thing about the low light i've found handy is set it to a higher iso so that you get faster shutter in lower light .. helps a LOT. yes it will be noisier but everything is a tradeoff, and shouldnt subject matter should be foremost, in a photojournal visual ?

anyway, i really appreciated the analysis :)
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