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glowrock Feb 24, 2011 5:14 PM

I'd talk about myself, but I don't really consider myself to be even a moderately decent photographer... ;) Not a single thread I've posted comes close to the quality of so many SSPers, period. Not to say my threads aren't good, they just aren't GREAT!

Aaron (Glowrock)

diskojoe Feb 24, 2011 9:07 PM

:previous:

your threads are great its just your camera that sucks :haha:

UPGREYYEDD!!!!!!

xzmattzx Apr 19, 2011 3:28 AM

Can we get this going again? Who's on the clock?

diskojoe Apr 20, 2011 1:02 PM

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Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 5246648)
Can we get this going again? Who's on the clock?

I know, right. there has to be at least on person out there willing to spill all their secrets to us.

Tony Apr 20, 2011 4:47 PM

Maybe Someformofhuman? See for yourself: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=190268

flar Apr 20, 2011 5:00 PM

KCGridlock was supposed to be next, but he is now called SkylineScenes so he might not know about it.

ColDayMan also nominated -AX-, but he doesn't seem to be around lately either.

Someformofhuman is a good choice too.

HomeInMyShoes, are you reading this? If you're not around maybe Tony or I could message one of these guys.

diskojoe Apr 20, 2011 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by flar (Post 5248731)
KCGridlock was supposed to be next, but he is now called SkylineScenes so he might not know about it.

ColDayMan also nominated -AX-, but he doesn't seem to be around lately either.

Someformofhuman is a good choice too.

HomeInMyShoes, are you reading this? If you're not around maybe Tony or I could message one of these guys.

SFOH would definitely do it. Skylinescenes has been on here recently too so he might do it now.

xzmattzx Apr 28, 2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by flar (Post 5248731)
KCGridlock was supposed to be next, but he is now called SkylineScenes so he might not know about it.

ColDayMan also nominated -AX-, but he doesn't seem to be around lately either.

Someformofhuman is a good choice too.

HomeInMyShoes, are you reading this? If you're not around maybe Tony or I could message one of these guys.

Seems like someone should just go ahead and contact whoever is next up.

diskojoe Apr 29, 2011 2:11 PM

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Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 5258442)
Seems like someone should just go ahead and contact whoever is next up.

I'm on it! I sent a PM to SkylineScenes and SomeFormOfHuman.

Both seemed to be popular choices by the regulars.

Lets see if they respond. :tup:

Tony Apr 29, 2011 6:21 PM

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Originally Posted by diskojoe (Post 5259682)
I'm on it! I sent a PM to SkylineScenes and SomeFormOfHuman.

Both seemed to be popular choices by the regulars.

Lets see if they respond. :tup:

yay! Thanks disco.

diskojoe Apr 29, 2011 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony (Post 5259984)
yay! Thanks disco.

No problem. :tup:

SomeFormOFhuman May 2, 2011 3:46 AM

Thanks for the PM, interview questionnaires coming right up! :tup:

SomeFormOFhuman May 2, 2011 4:18 AM

Here ya go! :tup: Hope it isn't too lengthy...

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You have been requested to be interviewed for the following thread:

Getting To Know Your Skyscraperpage Photographers

If you wish to participate please answer the following questions and either PM them back to me or post them in the thread linked above.


What are you shooting with and what would you like to shoot with?

I'm shooting with an EOS 7D. Coupled with a 10-22mm, 24-70mm, 100-400mm and 055CXPRO3 Manfrotto Tripod. I shoot all kinds of styles and subjects ranging from sports to still life - an all rounder.


If you could sum up your style in one photograph what photo would it be?

It's hard to summarise one photo as I keep experimenting new techniques and shooting styles ranging from all subjects and walks of life every time I shoot. But I think until recently, surrealism art has caught my attention. And I think, a third eye view would be great; I guess is up to the public to decide what photo it would be. :p


Talk about your inspirations and influences.

Everything and anything that catches my attention and interest me is already my eye of influence. ;)

I've never been schooled for photography or read anything about it. It's a self-taught adventure for me. :)

It's not until recently I got myself caught up in landscape photography. Everybody thinks that Singapore is nothing but an urban jungle which I disagree. It's a garden city, and some places not many people know about. And I wish to showcase these places of 'mundane' interests like parks, shipyards, deserted/rural parts and forested areas with water banks, seas and rivers - all away from the city area.

Surrealism in the works of Salvador Dali has taught me that a certain place or landscape can be imaginary or somewhat 'fictional'. I yearned that my photos has to tell viewers that this particular place of interest is, well... 'more than just a place of interest' - because of either colour, lighting, the play of sunrays, or the way the subject(s) stand out in the scene, which has to establish an imaginary feel, you know that sorta thing. Of course you do not literally see melting clocks in my photos but you get the idea... It's sort of a reciprocated idea borrowed and translated into photography.

With Dali's inspirations my photos only work best within the 'golden hour' of sunrise or sunset to achieve this effect. Wide range of filters were customized and the strong yet carefully subtle use of DRI/HDR (never ever, overedited) manually blended to further reflect this inspired idea from Dali.

Reflections in the water also play an important role in surrealism photography... Photographers must not see water as water itself, but rather like a never ending mirror to reflect what's above as if there are duplicates of this place of interest.

In SSP, there are photographers whom I also draw inspirations from, like bulliver, hydrogen, photolitherland, Witty Nickname, sekkle, giallo and many others who I didn't forget but too much good photographers here. :)


Where have you not been that you want to photograph?

Everywhere else. There are so many things that I wish to explore and look around. There's limitless amount of beauty in this World.

If only I had money...


Talk about your most popular (in your opinion) photothreads.

The Caught in the Act thread I thought it was pretty good concept. IamHydrogen's thread about Chicago has also caught my attention as well.


Talk about your photothreads that didn't get the response you wanted.

Hmm, I didn't post much photothreads in SSP, so I can't directly answer this question... Sorry. :)


Any tips or personal wisdom you'd like to pass on to others?

It's a photographer's job to make the most mundane looking of all places into something beautiful.

So just don't think too much, open your eyes, be clear about what you want to photograph and ask yourself; what in this scene interests you? What do you want to tell the viewers? What do you want them to appreciate? The dead tree? The reflection of water? The sky? Extraordinary out of the ordinary, what if you could combine these elements and tell a story? Settle those in mind, and we can start shooting. ;)

Who should we ask these questions of next?

Photolitherland & bulliver. ;)

diskojoe May 2, 2011 2:29 PM

Thanks for the response and bringing this thread back to life. Thanks for the shout out about my thread too. appreciate that.

When I think of the SFOH style something of this nature comes to mind....
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/...c012233c_b.jpg

Now, Whose next? Who does SFOH want to hear from?

photoLith May 2, 2011 4:29 PM

^
I love your photography someformofhuman, the photos are always very clean and precise. Keep up the awesome work, hopefully you publish a book or something someday.

SomeFormOFhuman May 3, 2011 1:48 PM

Thanks to all who supported me. :) Many thanks to Diskojoe for the PM as well. :) Take care everyone...

diskojoe May 3, 2011 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SomeFormOFhuman (Post 5264475)
Thanks to all who supported me. :) Many thanks to Diskojoe for the PM as well. :) Take care everyone...

Your Welcome! You definitely deserve to be noted here.

photoLith May 19, 2011 10:35 PM

What are you shooting with and what would you like to shoot with?

Until recently I was shooting with a Nikon D200 with many lenses. I mostly use wide angle lenses, the Tokina 11-16 f 2.8. I just bought a D7000 and now only use it. I would love someday to be able to buy the Nikon D2x or whatever replaces it in the future. I have many other lenses though, the Tamron 200-500mm, Nikon 18-70 f 3.5, Nikon 10.5mm f2.8, Tokina 12-24mm f4, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, and some extension tubes for macro.

If you could sum up your style in one photograph what photo would it be?

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dboy1/88-1.jpg
Hmmmm, maybe this photo?

Talk about your inspirations and influences.

Well, I used to shoot only nature photography, mostly birds. I dont really know too many photographers by name. I would say my biggest influence would be National Geographic. I had a subscription to them since I was in 3rd grade. Many of the photos stuck out in my mind and I probably learned how to frame photos from National Geographic.


Where have you not been that you want to photograph?

I have been to many places around the world but the place I want to go to most and spend tons of time shooting in, would be NYC. Ive been there before, but it was 6 years ago when I really wasnt interested in urban photography. I could just spend years photographing everything in that city.

Talk about your most popular (in your opinion) photothreads.

My most popular photothread would have to be my Cairo, Ill photothread, that and the redneck Arkansas photo thread I made years ago. Both got up to around 12 or so pages.

Talk about your photothreads that didn't get the response you wanted.

My Denver photothread I made only got like 6 responses, although the photos werent too good cause I only spent 2 hours walking fast around town to see as much as I could.

Any tips or personal wisdom you'd like to pass on to others?

Its all about framing photographs. I try and show the whole scene so people can get a feel for the city even though they arent there. I try and capture the whole street and all the buildings on that street. Like this...

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dboy1/hot3.jpg

and this

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...rdboy1/van.jpg

and this

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSC_1040.jpg

I also do portraits every now and again, I think this is my best

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dboy1/c120.jpg

I usually spend most my time framing the photograph and take many shots of the same scene and in order to get the best possible photo. I always have my camera on manual settings so I can set the aperture and all that. I think in order to get the best photo you have to completely understand lighting also in order to get the best possible exposure

diskojoe May 20, 2011 4:00 PM

Great responses! Thanks for participating.

Who would you like to have interviewed next Photolitherland?

photoLith May 20, 2011 7:07 PM

^
I am Hydrogen.


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