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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2014, 01:15:36 AM »
^^^And I like the narrative that matches it.
There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!

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« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2014, 11:11:56 PM »
Thank John and Cholly!

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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2014, 11:14:48 PM »


Day 13 of 365 - It's the context, stupid!
"Nearly two weeks ago, when I was starting this photo blog, I had premeditated only the first picture beforehand (day 1). It didn't come quite as I imagined, but I figured it was good enough. After that I was on my own and my quest for 'the 365' had started. I didn't know what to expect or wish for. I only knew I had carefully build myself a photo blog for my 365-project and searched for couple of forums where I could share my coming adventure. I had already invested a fair amount of work into it, so I couldn't turn away from it now (plus there was couple of good friends pushing me into it). In a sense, I had my concept and bones ready, but I knew nothing about how the 365 would change my photography."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 04:28:33 PM »
Stark contrast between the sink and the candy(?). I like it. It's....

Interesting...
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« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 10:39:41 PM »
Stark contrast between the sink and the candy(?). I like it. It's....

Interesting...
Yeah, it's candy and picture works pretty much because of contrast. It's also a nice change in otherwise black pictures. :-)

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 10:40:51 PM »


Day 14 of 365 - Useless stuff - in use
"There is something about old and useless stuff that I find intriguing. I can, for example, go to a flea market and see all the useless junk, but I'm still somehow interested enough to check them out and explore these piles of stuff that are actually something what the seller would throw away if he weren't trying to sell it there. In other words garbage. You can also found odd stuff in forests, like couches and cars – at least in here, but probably there too. Sometimes they are so deep in the forest, it makes you wonder how people have managed to get them there. I guess the interest in old and useless stuff is in some way connected to 'user experience': you find them in accident and they feel like treasures or something. One could also use economics to explain that there is, unlike in super market, a natural scarcity of authentic junk, because every piece of scrap you found is in its own way a unique relic of life shaped by the time. So, it's important to keep eye on them."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 02:52:45 PM »
VERY nice.

I really like this series.

And that is NOT faint praise.
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« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2014, 11:19:14 PM »
VERY nice.
I really like this series.
And that is NOT faint praise.
Thanks Cholly. I wouldn't call them a serie yet. You see I have to invent them again and again every day. Who knows what comes next, if I run out of ideas.. :D

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2014, 11:20:53 PM »


Day 15 of 365 - Lonely stages
"When it comes to composition, I've found myself favoring symmetries and perpendicular angles. I don't know where it comes from, but it seems to be coded into my photographic eye. One could say that it's rigid way of organize objects and things in a picture, but I find it resembling classic harmony or theater stage where everything has meaningful place – everything in order and nothing arbitrary. It's a point of view where viewer is somehow estranged from it and watches it objectively while things are presented to him/her."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2014, 12:13:59 AM »
I must have missed a few days, have been busy and we are into a run of 40C plus days so saps the energy somewhat.
The basin- good control of the specular highlights which are always a problem in a a bathroom.  In fact one theme that is coming through is that you have great expertise in lighting your your images.  The old fridge is excellent lighting.
The green building dos not do much for me but it is still nicely lit....john
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2014, 02:02:18 PM »
I must have missed a few days, have been busy and we are into a run of 40C plus days so saps the energy somewhat.
The basin- good control of the specular highlights which are always a problem in a a bathroom.  In fact one theme that is coming through is that you have great expertise in lighting your your images.  The old fridge is excellent lighting.
The green building dos not do much for me but it is still nicely lit....john
Thanks John for yor comment. When it comes to lighting, these are my first shots where I've used external light (small led light), so my 'great expertise' is really a trying things out and a bit of a luck. Using a continuous led light makes it also easier to achive what I wnat than with flash, since I can all the time see it and correct it easier.

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 10:03:42 PM »


Day 16 of 365 - Hidden Portrait (by Sony Alpha Friend Afzal Khan)
"I am Afzal Khan. By my profession I am a designer, particularly a graphics designer. I have my own firm Hyphen advertising in Kathmandu, where I work as a Creative director. We take care of advertising designs like print ads and commercials for television. However, in country like Nepal there is not much scope for creative work. Especially the kind of photography I do contains no commercial value. So whatever I'm doing with photography is just for myself. It's my big passion and gives me satisfaction. I bought my own camera about three years ago and have been taking photographs ever since. Sony cameras are my favorite because of easy technology and rich colors they produce."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 05:22:43 AM »
Collaboration!!!

This is a STRIKING photograph. VERY evocative.

Nicely done.
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« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 11:08:20 PM »
Collaboration!!!
This is a STRIKING photograph. VERY evocative.
Nicely done.
Yes it's a really nice and intimate photograph from Afzal Khan, and I'm very glad to have him participating to my blog. I just want to add here, that participation is open for anyone. You read more about it here: http://www.yearofthealpha.com/photographer/

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2014, 11:09:39 PM »


Day 17 of 365 - Transference
"Aura has a sleeping cat, which we bought for her before she was born. We wanted it to be 'there for her from the beginning', so that she would later have something 'which has always been there'. While it is very dear to her now, it's has also been interesting to follow how her relationship to cat has developed during this time. While cat didn't receive much attention at the beginning, it seems that it now develops new skills on a daily basis. At first it just sat there with us once in awhile. Then we had to start changing diapers to it. Now it seems that the cat does all sort of things. It reads books, uses computer (to look pictures of other cats!) and if it wants it can fly in the sky."

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