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Aug 23, 2006 02:55 |  #1

First post and fairly new to SLR world. I totally love this forum, lots of great help! Thought i'd like to share a couple DJ shots of my friend at a local nightclub. Shot with a Rebel XT w/ kit lens. ISO 400. Focal 28mm. f/4.0

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Aug 23, 2006 08:27 |  #2

Nice mix of ambient and flash. I would have liked a few without flash however: Should have been (just) possible at ISO 1600


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Aug 23, 2006 08:41 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #3

It's good to see a DJ using WAX!!
these cd DJ's suck!
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Aug 23, 2006 16:18 |  #4

Thanks! i'm doing another shoot on thursday with him and some other DJ's so i'll bump it up 1600 next time


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Aug 23, 2006 17:14 |  #5

Geez, I thought that was vinyl! But I agree, I have no clue about these CD guys!


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Aug 23, 2006 18:13 |  #6

Nice shots - I like the angle + hand flash/blur in #2.




  
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Aug 23, 2006 23:39 as a reply to  @ DwightMcCann's post |  #7

DwightMcCann wrote:
Geez, I thought that was vinyl! But I agree, I have no clue about these CD guys!

It probably is vinyl but we always called it "wax" here in Chicago when I was growing up, we had a store called Dr.Wax, thats where we got the name from.


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Aug 24, 2006 10:40 as a reply to  @ Fade2's post |  #8

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It probably is vinyl but we always called it "wax" here in Chicago when I was growing up, we had a store called Dr.Wax, thats where we got the name from!

I understand ... the originals were cut onto wax disks which were then used to make molds in which the vinyl was poured to produce a record. If you played the original wax impression it wouldn't last very long ... maybe couldn't even be played I'd guess.


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Aug 28, 2006 19:29 |  #9

here's another one i did a couple nights ago.

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f/3.5. shutter 1/13. sec. focal at 18mm. bumped the iso to 1600 this time.. i would've love to see it in 3200 but the xt doesn't go that high..
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Aug 28, 2006 21:38 as a reply to  @ Fade2's post |  #10

Fade2 wrote:
It's good to see a DJ using WAX!!
these cd DJ's suck!
Nice shots!

They're called CJ's. I like to tell myself that I came up with that, but I'm sure someone else had come up with it before me.


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Aug 28, 2006 21:42 |  #11

Wrong again, they're called DJ's who use CDJ's. A CDJ is a CD player made for DJs. I personally have played on vinyl and love it, but find that CDs are just waaaay too versatile to be thrown in the background like that. Hate to say it, but it's getting to where all the pros that people "in the know" have so much respect for are using CDJ's. Just a fact of the field. Afterall, they both play music, they both can be used similarly, what's so taboo about CD players??? Do people simply like to see records? What if you were in a place where all you can see of the DJ is his face? Assuming you were having a great time and loving the music and dancing to it just like everyone else in the place, would you suddenly have less respect for the DJ if you discovered he/she was using CDJ's? If so, then it's all you, not the format. ;-)a
And how can you have so much hate for a digital format in DJing if you defend the benefits of digital photography over film? A bit one-sided, don'tcha think?

Good shots, by the way. I've got tons of them of friends of mine who are also DJs.
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Aug 28, 2006 22:14 |  #12

Why bother with vinyl or cds when you've got programmes like serato scratch coming out?:p [In saying that I'd still buy vinyl if I played *purist attitude*]:lol:

I think the last image is a little too dark - need to bring out the highlights around the djs shirt and tone down the yellow.




  
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Aug 28, 2006 22:25 as a reply to  @ Spiral Photo's post |  #13

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Wrong again, they're called DJ's who use CDJ's. A CDJ is a CD player made for DJs. I personally have played on vinyl and love it, but find that CDs are just waaaay too versatile to be thrown in the background like that. Hate to say it, but it's getting to where all the pros that people "in the know" have so much respect for are using CDJ's. Just a fact of the field. Afterall, they both play music, they both can be used similarly, what's so taboo about CD players??? Do people simply like to see records? What if you were in a place where all you can see of the DJ is his face? Assuming you were having a great time and loving the music and dancing to it just like everyone else in the place, would you suddenly have less respect for the DJ if you discovered he/she was using CDJ's? If so, then it's all you, not the format. ;-)a
And how can you have so much hate for a digital format in DJing if you defend the benefits of digital photography over film? A bit one-sided, don'tcha think?

Good shots, by the way. I've got tons of them of friends of mine who are also DJs.
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sorry man but I just don't feel that way about DJ's. part of the attraction to vinyl over cd's is the fidelity and the breadth of the bass that is nearly impossible to duplicate with cd's. On top of that, the term "scratching" and "spinning" imply a direct impact that the dj has on the medium through which the music eminates, and these actions are fictionally reproduced through said cdj. so in answer to your question, yes I would have less respect for a dj if he/she was using cdj's, regardless of wether or not "people in the know" are fine with cdj's.


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Aug 28, 2006 22:49 |  #14

Think about what you're saying. You're telling me that the sound quality of music created using DIGITAL technology sounds better on non-digital technology. Sorry, I don't buy it. If a track is created using 44.1kHz stereo settings on a computer, then it will naturally sound better using CD technology because those are the stats they use also. It will sound exactly like the original. Putting them to vinyl will add hiss, pops, and will eventually bare scratches on them. Sure, CDs scratch also, but when I scratch a CD, I can reburn it and voila...there's my new copy, for about a dime. If I scratch a record, I have to drop at least $7-12 to get a new copy. No thanks.
As for the blend of both technologies, I agree with the above post about Serato Scratch, or Final Scratch. Also, I'll bet you all the money I have that if you're in a club setting surrounded by people, you won't be able to tell the difference between a 160k mp3 and a record. The accoustics of the club typically make it almost impossible unless the guy who encoded the mp3 was a moron. People say that the sound is "warmer" on vinyl than on digital....I disagree, and even if I DID agree, that's not the ultimate goal in a club setting. People could give less than a crap about the actual sound quality as long as it's louder than the stereo in their own car. Most of them don't even care about the music in the first place. They just want alcohol.
Also, I like to produce and remix music. I can't really make a good remix of a vinyl track and then cut it back to vinyl just so I can play it in public. Sure, if you rip a vinyl track to CD, then it sounds like crap from the CD, but an original, digitally produced track will sound better using the same digital technology rather than playing on vinyl.
When people say vinyl is better than CDs, it's typically a glamour thing rather than a true quality thing.


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Aug 28, 2006 22:56 |  #15

still haven't made a believer out of me...maybe if I hadn't grown up in a family where music isn't just there as something in the background I might agree, but I've done comparisons between two copies of the same recording, vinyl and cd, and there was a noticeable difference. now if these cdj's start being able to handle sacd's, then i'll start to take notice a little more...


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