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TropicalWilson

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Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« on: July 06, 2016, 08:34:29 AM »

Saw this article and these images struck me as looking very 'out the box' and not post processed. I wondered what peoples thoughts were on the reasons why, the merits, critique etc.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/07/05/obamas-official-photographer-took-2-million-photos-8-years-favorites/
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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 09:17:00 AM »

Saw this article and these images struck me as looking very 'out the box' and not post processed. I wondered what peoples thoughts were on the reasons why, the merits, critique etc.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/07/05/obamas-official-photographer-took-2-million-photos-8-years-favorites/

he is not a weeding photographer, is he ? etc ...
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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 09:34:26 AM »

I like his photos, somehow the photographer's presence is not felt, which to me is the hallmark of a good event photographer.

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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 10:12:08 AM »

... looking very 'out the box' and not post processed...

Just curious, what makes you say so?

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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 10:43:32 AM »

Saw this article and these images struck me as looking very 'out the box' and not post processed. I wondered what peoples thoughts were on the reasons why, the merits, critique etc.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/07/05/obamas-official-photographer-took-2-million-photos-8-years-favorites/

His job is to document. You do that best by getting out of the way as much as possible. Of course, it's impossible to escape the three decisions that always bias photographs: where the photographer stood, where he pointed the camera, and when he tripped the shutter.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 01:21:21 PM »

His job is to document. You do that best by getting out of the way as much as possible. Of course, it's impossible to escape the three decisions that always bias photographs: where the photographer stood, where he pointed the camera, and when he tripped the shutter.

Jim

and @ the type of pictures posted he might as well simply do the video... less chance to miss the moment really, I hope WH has the budget for the storage  ;D
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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 02:05:24 PM »

I hope WH has the budget for the storage  ;D

Compliments of the American Tax Payer...as always

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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 03:11:25 PM »

Compliments of the American Tax Payer...as always

Peter

well, rather this than WMD adventure
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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 07:03:30 PM »

Saw this article and these images struck me as looking very 'out the box' and not post processed. I wondered what peoples thoughts were on the reasons why, the merits, critique etc.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/07/05/obamas-official-photographer-took-2-million-photos-8-years-favorites/

I admit I find the question strange: is it necessary to justify not processing? He had plenty of real content, he didn't need to push local contrast to add zing to boring shots.
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Re: Obama Photographer Personal Selection - Thoughts on Style
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 03:12:41 AM »

I call the look 'out the box' because of dark areas without much detail (eg the suits). Im sure the images were carefully produced, they are good, but I wonder about aesthetic of processing and peoples views. Also, probably the 'realness' of the content is influencing my perception of the processing too.

Should unprocessed images be justified? No, but I do sometimes question the authenticity attributed to unprocessed images, given the extent of variation possible in camera, including engineers trying to make things pop by default.

Thanks for your views!

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