Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Sharing Knowhow' section > Talk About Photography > Sports Talk
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #31
jwcdds
Cream of the Crop
 
jwcdds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 11,724
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tessa View Post
Here is some information and setups from the event: http://photographyblog.dallasnews.co...-olypmic.html/
Yeah... no excuse for the crappy photos if this the same venue. This would be the litmus test, where the adults are separated from the kids. (I was going to say "where the men are separated from the boys," but obviously that doesn't work since there are wonderfully talented/skilled women photographers as well.)
__________________
Julian
Gear/Feedbacks | SmugMug | Blog
My Review | "The Mighty One"
Founding member and President of the BOGUS Photo Club (Blatantly-Over-Geared & Under-Skilled)
jwcdds is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #32
IanW
Senior Member
 
IanW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 1,201
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Surely this must be some sort of joke, right?!

Maybe in Olympic land, it is the 1st April??

Ian.
__________________
Canon 5DIII | BG-E11 | 24-105mm f/4L | 70-200mm f2.8L IS II | 2x III | 430EX
Yongnuo YN-622C | Kenko Tubes | LEE Filters | Manfrotto 055CXPRO3+498RC2, 694CX

flickr
IanW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #33
Thomas Campbell
Senior Member
 
Thomas Campbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 1,966
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
But ... Are they the finished images, or has somebody got hold of the sooc shots and posted those?
If it is on the wire, that is final.

Quote:
I am guessing that these are BTS images that got released out of context.
Nope, that was his real take on the shoot.

The photographer is primarily a spot news-type guy and doesn't do studio portraits ever. Fish out of water.

Quote:
I'm wondering how much of the blame lies at the hands of the Olympic Committee that organised the shoot.
I'm good friends with a photographer that shot it and he said it was a pretty ordinary Media Summit shoot.

Quote:
Yes, the images are poor, but the photographers had poor backgrounds and poor lighting to work with it seems to me.
The photographer controls what background and what lighting he uses. Can't blame the summit, it was the photographer's fault.

Quote:
My comment was about them possibly not getting enough time to set up the lights.
Yeah, you are just incorrect. The lighting was up to the photographer. There were many other photographers there that didn't eff up the lighting.
Thomas Campbell is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #34
RDKirk
Cream of the Crop
 
RDKirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,579
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Sorry, it's the photographer, and being a sports photographer is no excuse for screwing up like that.

If time and space are tight, then you get one good portrait setup and go with that for everyone, concentrating on the personalities of the subjects for variety.

Every newspaper photographer, even sports photographers should know how to set up at lease one basic and effective portrait shot with whatever equipment they normally use. Heck, Annie Leibovitz has made a career with a single one-light setup.

Here are two from the legendary Neil Leifer, simple work, a couple of lights and umbrellas, easily set up in a small space:

http://www.photoinduced.com/wp-conte...Jordan_3-1.jpg

http://216.117.181.169/art/boxing/other/c101.jpg

Sorry, no excuse for flubbing an opportunity like this.
RDKirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #35
TooManyShots
Cream of the Crop
 
TooManyShots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,831
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Hahahaha...oh my....when I first saw this, I was like.... Gee, she looks like a drug addict. The other one looks like a pedophile. And that one has a big head. That one looks like a mentally disabled person. Is quite obvious the photog DOES not have a vision of what a particular shot/athlete/discipline should look like. I assume the US Olympic committee is short in cash and can't afford to hire real sport photographers to shoot these. And these wonderful images are splattered all over on the CBS website. Guess what, they have become the new standard. Did the photog get paid, I wonder?
__________________
One Imaging Photography and my Flickr
Facebook
TooManyShots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #36
whuband
Senior Member
 
whuband's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,356
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Hate to be that guy. Bet he doesn't get hired to shoot the games (at least he wouldn't by me).
__________________
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. Any faster would be dangerous --Hap Kliban
1DM4, couple of 7D's, Panasonic LX7, 10-22mm, 17-55mm, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 70-200mm 2.8, 300mm 2.8, 100-400mm, 580EXII (2), 430EX, Alien Bee 800's, tripods, stands, light modifiers, backgrounds, and (thanks to a friend) a well equipped studio to use at a good price.
whuband is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #37
TooManyShots
Cream of the Crop
 
TooManyShots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,831
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Here is another take on these the so-called "artistic" shots. I smell feet here....

http://www.bagnewsnotes.com/2012/07/...pic-portraits/
__________________
One Imaging Photography and my Flickr
Facebook
TooManyShots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd of July 2012 (Mon)   #38
jwcdds
Cream of the Crop
 
jwcdds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 11,724
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
Here is another take on these the so-called "artistic" shots. I smell feet here....

http://www.bagnewsnotes.com/2012/07/...pic-portraits/
Yeah.. this 2nd article is full of @#$%. I mean c'mon... suggesting that this was an attempt to make these athletes more like normal human beings? Say wut? Really?

We want these Olympians to be polished, strong, well-posed. They have achieved what most of us can only dream of. They are our inspiration... to push the limits of what it is to be human, yet humanly possible.

Yeah... I'm sure the Olympians all wanted crappy photos of themselves be taken and plastered all over the internet. Most of them are probably thinking, "Heck, if I wanted to look that bad, I would've just taken a photo on my phone in the bathroom against the mirror and posted it on Twitter.
__________________
Julian
Gear/Feedbacks | SmugMug | Blog
My Review | "The Mighty One"
Founding member and President of the BOGUS Photo Club (Blatantly-Over-Geared & Under-Skilled)
jwcdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #39
rick_reno
Cream of the Crop
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 44,100
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Easy explanation for these photos, they were shot by a dead guy. Here's his obit...

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...82&mid=4598682
rick_reno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #40
Nature Nut
Senior Member
 
Nature Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 1,366
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rick_reno View Post
Easy explanation for these photos, they were shot by a dead guy. Here's his obit...

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...82&mid=4598682
Maybe they will bury his photography career next to his body because I think that it just died after this incident
__________________
Adam - Upstate NY:
Nature Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #41
jwcdds
Cream of the Crop
 
jwcdds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 11,724
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rick_reno View Post
Easy explanation for these photos, they were shot by a dead guy. Here's his obit...

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...82&mid=4598682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nature Nut View Post
Maybe they will bury his photography career next to his body because I think that it just died after this incident
Don't think that's the right Joe Klamar.

This might be closer to the real McCoy:

http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Klamar
__________________
Julian
Gear/Feedbacks | SmugMug | Blog
My Review | "The Mighty One"
Founding member and President of the BOGUS Photo Club (Blatantly-Over-Geared & Under-Skilled)
jwcdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #42
neil_r
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
 
neil_r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
Posts: 18,065
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

You know your countries economy is going down the toilet when your Olympic Committee get their official photographer from Craigslist
__________________
Neil - NHR Photography
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams
neil_r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #43
rick_reno
Cream of the Crop
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 44,100
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by neil_r View Post
You know your countries economy is going down the toilet when your Olympic Committee get their official photographer from Craigslist
We're lucky they didn't pick up a "photographer" from in front of a Home Depot.
rick_reno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #44
jwcdds
Cream of the Crop
 
jwcdds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 11,724
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rick_reno View Post
We're lucky they didn't pick up a "photographer" from in front of a Home Depot.
You know... some of those "Home Depot" photographers might have done a better job.
__________________
Julian
Gear/Feedbacks | SmugMug | Blog
My Review | "The Mighty One"
Founding member and President of the BOGUS Photo Club (Blatantly-Over-Geared & Under-Skilled)
jwcdds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd of July 2012 (Tue)   #45
Thomas Campbell
Senior Member
 
Thomas Campbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kingwood, TX
Posts: 1,966
Default Re: Olympic Photo Outrage?

My friend Kevin shot at this event and just blogged about his experience. Read about it here:
http://www.thekjblog.com/2012/07/03/...and-usa-today/
Thomas Campbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games photo thread. thumper 8 Urban Life & Travel 612 23rd of March 2010 (Tue) 18:06
Olympic Photo Blogs? mdruziak Sports Talk 1 14th of February 2010 (Sun) 07:45
photo trip to Olympic nation park petr321 General Photography Talk 2 25th of May 2009 (Mon) 22:46
Olympic Photo Galleries (Not mine) FlyingPhotog The POTN Lounge 11 12th of August 2008 (Tue) 13:51


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.