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Title: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Etrsi_645 on April 16, 2013, 11:06:16 AM
Seriously, I can't be following every photo forum I have come across. I think I need to contain it to about 3 or so.  This LULA forum, Pentax because I own one, Paul Buff because I own some, and maybe one other Dpreview(?).  I also used to follow Fred Miranda's and Four Thirds but this is all getting too much.

I am curious what fellow 'togs follow..

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 16, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
Seriously, I can't be following every photo forum I have come across. I think I need to contain it to about 3 or so.  This LULA forum, Pentax because I own one, Paul Buff because I own some, and maybe one other Dpreview(?).  I also used to follow Fred Miranda's and Four Thirds but this is all getting too much.

I am curious what fellow 'togs follow..


None; I try to add some content now and again to this one.

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: WalterEG on April 16, 2013, 02:08:16 PM
Forums?  NONE - not even this one, really/

I used to be administrator of a couple of local forums but we had the wisdom to shut them down.

The age of the forum has well and truly passed.

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on April 16, 2013, 02:11:03 PM
I follow LuLa only and that is enough for me.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: walter.sk on April 16, 2013, 02:13:30 PM
Lula, and I check the news & reviews on DPreview.  Occasionally I ask for info on their forums but spend most of my forum time here.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Vladimirovich on April 16, 2013, 02:16:02 PM
Seriously, I can't be following every photo forum I have come across. I think I need to contain it to about 3 or so.  This LULA forum, Pentax because I own one, Paul Buff because I own some, and maybe one other Dpreview(?).  I also used to follow Fred Miranda's and Four Thirds but this is all getting too much.

I am curious what fellow 'togs follow..



I try follow some specific individuals that I can learn from ... so I track where they appear... I do not visit LL because it's LL or because of the content of its main page - but because I can read something posted by Eric Chan (for example, there are some others in addition that make LL forums worth the time) here, in discussions... and that is much better than tutorials.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Pete_G on April 16, 2013, 03:50:47 PM
Forums?  NONE - not even this one, really/

I used to be administrator of a couple of local forums but we had the wisdom to shut them down.

The age of the forum has well and truly passed.



Walter, what do you mean by that, out of interest?

In answer to the question I find this the best place to be, and GetDPI which I think is a third of a stop down from here.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Schewe on April 16, 2013, 05:10:58 PM
I am curious what fellow 'togs follow..

Well, LuLa (obviously)...

I also check in at the Camera Raw Forum (http://forums.adobe.com/community/cameraraw?view=discussions&start=0&numResults=30), Photoshop Forum (http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop) and the Lightroom Forum  (http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom?view=discussions&start=0&numResults=30)hosted by Adobe. I visit there as much for seeing what people are talking about (like after and upgrade) and researching top "issues". Currently watching the LR5 Beta forum (http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/lightroom5?view=discussions) for feedback (and blowback :~)

Rarely go to DPReview (and usually only to check if people are talking/complaining about me or my books).

Occasional I'll check out the Digital Darkroom Forum (http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/). But there's usually not much going on there...
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Dan Berg on April 16, 2013, 07:36:22 PM
LuLa
Nikonians
GetDpi
Fred Miranda
Pretty much in that order.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 16, 2013, 08:37:47 PM
Lula.
Pretty much in that order.   ;)
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: ErikKaffehr on April 16, 2013, 09:30:09 PM
+1

Erik

Lula.
Pretty much in that order.   ;)
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: BernardLanguillier on April 16, 2013, 10:09:41 PM
Are U saying that there are other forums beside LuLa?

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: wolfnowl on April 17, 2013, 01:41:08 AM
I have several photographers in my Google+ circles, and I follow the RSS feeds of a few photographers' blog posts in Feedly, but this is really the only place I hang out - other than the work I do for our local photographers' meetup group.

Mike.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: stamper on April 17, 2013, 05:13:03 AM
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None; I try to add some content now and again to this one.

Rob C
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With 9382 posts Rob I think it is more again than now? ;) Are you the leading all time poster on here?  ;D

This forum and the    http://www.lightroomforums.net/forum.php are my two daily visits. Any more than that and things become confusing. :)
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 17, 2013, 09:33:00 AM
Seldom look at the numbers; it's a bit like pixel-peeping.

Worse, now that you've brought it up, makes me feel I need to go get a life! But wait: this is the allotted life... innit?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: HSakols on April 17, 2013, 10:25:36 AM
I like to check out http://landscapephotographyblogger.com, put together by David Hyde.  When I was first starting Photo.net was a wealth of information and still is if you can wade through everything else.  But then you're talking to someone who even once in while will read Ken Rockwell.

For Yosemite updates I read:  michaelfrye.com

I'm surprised no one has brought up the online photographer.

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 17, 2013, 02:07:23 PM
I like to check out http://landscapephotographyblogger.com, put together by David Hyde.  When I was first starting Photo.net was a wealth of information and still is if you can wade through everything else.  But then you're talking to someone who even once in while will read Ken Rockwell.

For Yosemite updates I read:  michaelfrye.comI'm surprised no one has brought up the online photographer.





?

Are you waiting for news of the ultimate explosion? You don't need to tune in: you'd hear it. We probably all will.

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: RSL on April 17, 2013, 02:40:17 PM
I've checked out several and made a serious stab at one other (which shall remain nameless to keep one of our occasional members from coming down too hard on me), but that one was so riddled with trash photography I gave it up and came home to LuLa for good. On lula people seem at least to attempt to cull their losers. They (I include myself) don't always succeed, but on that particular web they don't even seem to try.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: fike on April 17, 2013, 03:10:14 PM
Yes, I was noticing the irony that Rob C. has 9,000 posts and he says he doesn't follow forums.  I have just over a thousand here (my most active forum anywhere) and have been a member for over eight years. 

1) LuLa
2) DPReview (I mostly use this forum to filter and get to interesting news and deals. I don't participate much there)
..after those two I am all over the map depending on what I am interested in at the moment
3) Micro Four Thirds Forum
4) Max Lions Tawbaware Forums were THE epicenter for pano and stitching discussions. Less active now.
5) Fred Miranda forums for buy and sell used gear and for browsing photos
6) Adobe Support forums are occasionally helpful.
7) Anandtech and Toms Hardware forums are good for PC building information
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rocco Penny on April 17, 2013, 03:27:30 PM
well,
art is where you find it and if rob c or rsl, or  michael or schewe or any of the other keepers of the keys so to speak were to leave or discourage me I'd go too.
But they don't and they are,(artists I mean)
so this one is good.
I did for a while follow some pretty funny guys and dolls on a few different forums for my own reasons,
but making short work of pretenders seems a function of negative skepticism,,,
daisies and sunshine and candy!!
down with negative skepticism!
up with artists!
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 17, 2013, 06:16:28 PM
Yes, I was noticing the irony that Rob C. has 9,000 posts and he says he doesn't follow forums.  I have just over a thousand here (my most active forum anywhere) and have been a member for over eight years.  

1) LuLa
2) DPReview (I mostly use this forum to filter and get to interesting news and deals. I don't participate much there)
..after those two I am all over the map depending on what I am interested in at the moment
3) Micro Four Thirds Forum
4) Max Lions Tawbaware Forums were THE epicenter for pano and stitching discussions. Less active now.
5) Fred Miranda forums for buy and sell used gear and for browsing photos
6) Adobe Support forums are occasionally helpful.
7) Anandtech and Toms Hardware forums are good for PC building information


Forum following. Nope, I still donít think I follow forums of any sort, and certainly donít feel that LuLa is something I follow. I think itís a place where I chat with people who, on the whole, seem to understand me and put up with my possibly misplaced sense of some particular values.

To me, following something connotes being led by the nose by it; I never felt that way here. Were I to become a football fan, for example, then as a follower, I would expect myself to be swept along on a tide of bullshit and the kind of mindless devotion best given a dog who would, in the end, perhaps repay you with love Ė or a bite.

For example: I am coming more and more to the conclusion that photography has plateaued: reached a place where it has lost (personally) its original purpose as either provisioner of happy snaps (however grand or even grandiose) or a commercial venture Ė has reached a position where yes, it can be more than either of those two basic things, it can become therapy not in the sense of replacing something thatís lost or even something else never present, but in providing an outlet for a creative urge that really doesnít require that one produce anything on paper at the end of it. What purpose any forum for this concept of something from nothing, including LuLa?

In a sense, perhaps thatís what Imogen Cunningham was about: did she really ever feel the need to make any giant blowups from her Rolleiflex? Would she have given a Flying Burrito Brother for mega-pixel sensors, ultra-this coated lenses, been a closet fan of anything simply expensive and, therefore, by dint of that, exclusively worthy of cachet? Maybe she was about seeing, and the inner satisfaction that comes from realising something not entirely obvious. But I suspect this may be something that comes with age and/or long experience doing something. As Iíve suggested in other topžcs, when you know you can do it, do you always have to do it in order to enjoy the idea of doing it; isnít seeing the possibility enough or, perhaps, even better? Itís certainly cheaper and less frustrating.

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: WalterEG on April 17, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
In a sense, perhaps thatís what Imogen Cunningham was about: did she really ever feel the need to make any giant blowups from her Rolleiflex? Would she have given a Flying Burrito Brother for mega-pixel sensors, ultra-this coated lenses, been a closet fan of anything simply expensive and, therefore, by dint of that, exclusively worthy of cachet? Maybe she was about seeing, and the inner satisfaction that comes from realising something not entirely obvious. But I suspect this may be something that comes with age and/or long experience doing something. As Iíve suggested in other topžcs, when you know you can do it, do you always have to do it in order to enjoy the idea of doing it; isnít seeing the possibility enough or, perhaps, even better? Itís certainly cheaper and less frustrating.

Now Rob,  THERE is something worthy of being chiselled into stone or crocheted into the corner of a pillow slip!!

It isn't just photography that is different, but the folk who engage in it.  Present day Cunninghams and Meatyards are certainly not to be found in abundance.  Especially on fora.

Walter
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Peter Mellis on April 17, 2013, 08:20:00 PM
Only LuLa and the Online Photograper (not sure if that qualifies as a forum).
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: artobest on April 18, 2013, 08:04:36 AM
Filmwasters is a friendly and active place. APUG and DPUG are also useful for digital hold-outs like me. But there aren't many forums as active over a range of fields as LuLa.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Alan Smallbone on April 18, 2013, 09:44:40 AM
I follow Lula and Fred Miranda Alt and Canon forums and also the Landscape and Nature sections. I glance through Dpreview and also the Fuji X forums.

Alan
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 18, 2013, 10:12:47 AM
well,
art is where you find it and if rob c or rsl, or  michael or schewe or any of the other keepers of the keys so to speak were to leave or discourage me I'd go too.But they don't and they are,(artists I mean)
so this one is good.



Ain't gonna happen: your posts are unique. And you dig some music that I love too!

;-)

Rob C

http://youtu.be/MhNhaZzgp9I

Sat watching this bar for thirty minutes, extending a coffee whilst the accountant in his office nearby was finishing off some papers for me. They didn't play this song; they didn't play anything. I was worried about the parking zone. They should have played the song; yeah, it would have distracted me, calmed me down. Never did enjoy accountants much, nor parking attendants with uniforms and notebooks.


Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: NancyP on April 18, 2013, 01:19:21 PM
Besides LuLa:
dpreview: astro, macro, birds/wildlife, landscape, sometimes pop into the street and sports fora. Check news there: LR5 public beta! Like to see some photos during my lunch break. Splendid insects on the macro forum.
Fred Miranda macro forum: there's a h* of a lot of DIY expertise there, and the results are fun.
Canon Rumors: News - yes. Fora - no.
Photography-on-the-Net (a large Canon-specific forum site): not all that often
www.birdphotographers.net : self-explanatory. Ogle bird photos, pick up how to tips, and there is a nice (helpful) critique this photo community and a reasonable number of ornithologists and seasoned birders.
Just beginning to learn a little basic astronomy, the forum site I may consult for "how to" tips is Cloudy Nights.
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 18, 2013, 01:28:24 PM
Besides LuLa:
dpreview: astro, macro, birds/wildlife, landscape, sometimes pop into the street and sports fora. Check news there: LR5 public beta! Like to see some photos during my lunch break. Splendid insects on the macro forum.
Fred Miranda macro forum: there's a h* of a lot of DIY expertise there, and the results are fun.
Canon Rumors: News - yes. Fora - no.
Photography-on-the-Net (a large Canon-specific forum site): not all that often
www.birdphotographers.net : self-explanatory. Ogle bird photos, pick up how to tips, and there is a nice (helpful) critique this photo community and a reasonable number of ornithologists and seasoned birders.Just beginning to learn a little basic astronomy, the forum site I may consult for "how to" tips is Cloudy Nights.



You got to be joking, right? This had me in stitches!

It's a British 60s thing...

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Pelao on April 18, 2013, 01:34:40 PM
Not many.

This one, clearly.

Real Photographers: nice people, about photography and not about gadgets: http://www.realphotographersforum.com/content/ (http://www.realphotographersforum.com/content/)

Get DPI a bit. DPreview for entertainment.

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: RobbieV on April 18, 2013, 03:46:19 PM
I check Pentax forums because I have one, and occasionally peruse the classifieds. I used to post in their photos section, but there is no eye for subtlety.

I have never joined or enjoyed DPReviews. Too many sharpness shots of brick walls and arguing.

Sometimes I peruse large format forums, scanning back forums, medium format forums and other types to see what other kinds of photos are being produced. It is a nice change from the contrast and saturation boosted photos that populate 500px and the like. I feel like it helps keep me focused and wrangles my own desires to crank up the processing in my own photos. I'm about to start looking for forums where Jenoptik lenses are used by someone. I'm interested in what they would be like to shoot with outside their intended use in forensics, and to learn more about them. Same with Pentacon fine art reproduction cameras or something similar.

The online photographer is a site I'll visit occasionally, but I'm not really fond of his personal stories. Nothing wrong with them, just that they do nothing for me. I like when he writes about cameras, and when Ctein writes about printing.

 I enjoy the honest critique of this forum.
 

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: WalterEG on April 18, 2013, 04:52:30 PM
It's a British 60s thing...
Rob C

Product of John D Green perchance?

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 18, 2013, 06:02:28 PM
Product of John D Green perchance?




Heysoos, Walter! You remember him?

This world is even more tiny than I'd thought!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 18, 2013, 06:42:23 PM
Rob C doesn't follow any forums. That's because he's a Leader, not a Follower!    :D

Cheers,

Eric
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: WalterEG on April 18, 2013, 07:36:09 PM

Heysoos, Walter! You remember him?

This world is even more tiny than I'd thought!

;-)

Rob C

I still have the book with the cover which was probably the best shot in the whole publication.  Great effect visual effect from a time when Adobe was a dwelling (and a Gaytime was an ice cream).

Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 19, 2013, 03:29:54 AM
Rob C doesn't follow any forums. That's because he's a Leader, not a Follower!    :D

Cheers,

Eric





Is nothing sacred?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: how many or which different photo forums do you follow?
Post by: Rob C on April 19, 2013, 03:32:10 AM
I still have the book with the cover which was probably the best shot in the whole publication.  Great effect visual effect from a time when Adobe was a dwelling (and a Gaytime was an ice cream).





You also spent working time in Britain, didn't you?

I know it all depends on the where and the when, how big the city and its photographic support networks, but how did the experience compare with the one(s) you know in Australia?

Rob C