PESO - American Fence (the process of creativty)

DagT dagt at chello.no
Tue Jan 9 09:01:36 EST 2007


Yes, you are right in a way .-)

But I still do not carry a tripod or have it in my car (I seldom use our car anyway).

In your picture the tripod suits the way you photographed it which in turn suits the subject (sorry, I haven't commented on it before). 

I would probably have solved it differently, perhaps with a little stealth trying to get a person into the picture (not necessarily making a better picture), and then the tripod would not have been of any use.  It depends on how we like to work, and being an amateur I am free to do exactly that.

A couple of my pictures have been compared to Franks, and I don't think he uses a tripod either .-)

DagT
 
> Fra: "Shel Belinkoff" <scbelinkoff at earthlink.net>
> 
> Isn't a fence a still life?
> 
> There's always a tripod in my car, but it's not used too often.
> 
> Shel
> 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message]
> > From: DagT
> 
> > It depends on how you photograph.  
> For me the triopd always gets in the way.  
> I like to move freely, to change angles and 
> to follow the subject, even in a studio or 
> using medium format.  So the only times 
> I use the tripod is for still life. I never carry 
> it around.
> 
>  
> > > Fra: "Shel Belinkoff" <scbelinkoff at earthlink.net>
> > > Dato: 2007/01/09 Tue AM 02:25:11 CET
> > > Til: "Pentax-Discuss Mail List" <pdml at pdml.net>
> > > Emne: Re: PESO - American Fence (the process of creativty)
> > > 
> > > Well, Ken, in both cases the tripod provides better results.  It's the
> > > misuse of the tripod, or not using it in the best manner, that can
> > > contribute to lesser results.  But, the results you're talking about are
> > > aesthetic, not technical.  And even by using the camera/tripod as you
> > > suggest, aesthetic results can be crap
> > > 
> > > Shel
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: Kenneth Waller <kwaller at peoplepc.com>
> > > > To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List <pdml at pdml.net>
> > > > Date: 1/8/2007 12:44:26 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: PESO - American Fence (the process of creativty)
> > > >
> > > > > So, the short answer is, regardless of shutter speed, using a
> tripod can
> > > > > help achieve better results.
> > > >
> > > > Agreed, but I've also seen it hinder better results.
> > > >
> > > > I've seen photogs approach a subject with the camera already tripod
> > > mounted, 
> > > > legs extended & simply set up & snap away. In these cases the tripod
> is 
> > > > preventing full exploration of the photographic opportunities.
> > > >
> > > > I was taught when using a tripod, to view the subject thru an
> unmounted 
> > > > camera, @ various perspectives & only when I arrived at the desired
> scene
> > > to 
> > > > then bring the tripod into use & set it up to capture that view.
> > > >
> > > > Kenneth Waller
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "Shel Belinkoff" <scbelinkoff at earthlink.net>
> > > > Subject: Re: PESO - American Fence (the process of creativty)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Boris,
> > > > >
> > > > > To answer your question, there are a few reasons, or maybe several
> > > > > variations on the same reason.  First, a tripod is always more
> stable
> > > than
> > > > > hand held, and since this shot didn't need quick reflexes, and it
> was
> > > easy
> > > > > to set up the t'pod, why not go for as high a quality as I could
> get. 
> > > The
> > > > > other thing I noticed is that, as I've gotten older, I sometimes
> move
> > > > > forward and back, usually very imperceptibly - in fact, it's more
> of a
> > > > > feeling that I'm moving than actually observing it - and the tripod
> > > keeps
> > > > > the camera in the same plane, or the same precise distance, from the
> > > > > subject, reducing focusing errors.  Further, the use of the t'pod
> > > allows 
> > > > > me
> > > > > to more carefully frame the shot, avoiding slight tilts that
> sometimes
> > > > > occur when shooting hand held and giving me the freedom to frame
> more
> > > > > accurately.  It also allows better use of  mirror prefire or
> bracketing.
> > > > >
> > > > > So, the short answer is, regardless of shutter speed, using a
> tripod can
> > > > > help achieve better results.
> 
> 
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