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Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: larsrc on December 02, 2005, 01:12:34 pm
When I first found this site back in '02, there was a section where a handfull of user-submitted photos would get a few lines of critique from Reichmann.  That section was my favorite on the site, as he succintly gave tips on how to improve and it also showed diverse and inspirational pictures.  It does not appear to exist any more, nor can I find anything similar replacing it.  Did he just run out of time to do it, or did I overlook it somewhere?  If the first, would it be possible to have a limited version of it in the future?  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

-Lars
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Paul Sumi on December 02, 2005, 02:43:26 pm
Michael Reichmann stopped doing his monthly on-line critiques a couple of years ago (I believe because of time constraints) then switched to a quarterly contest featured in the LLVJ.

In the latest VJ (#13) he has again switched, to an on-camera print critique featuring the work of his workshop participants:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/video_jo...lum-lands.shtml (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/video_journal/vj13-lum-lands.shtml)

Paul
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 03, 2005, 01:43:23 pm
Is it too much to refer to him as Michael or Mr Reichmann?
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: David Mantripp on December 04, 2005, 08:28:46 am
If you're gonna be teacher's pet you could at least get the spelling right....
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 04, 2005, 11:10:28 am
   
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 04, 2005, 03:25:38 pm
Basic common decency actually. We're meant to be adults here.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 04, 2005, 05:40:44 pm

(http://images.allposters.com/images/HPM/SM914.jpg)
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 04, 2005, 07:19:58 pm
pathetically childish.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 04, 2005, 07:33:06 pm
LOL

(http://www.hereinreality.com/funnystuff/otherstuff/brownnose.jpg)

Is this one more 'adult'?  LOL!!
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Quentin on December 04, 2005, 07:46:26 pm
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LOL

(http://www.hereinreality.com/funnystuff/otherstuff/brownnose.jpg)

Is this one more 'adult'?  LOL!!
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Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: David Mantripp on December 12, 2005, 09:19:07 am
Interesting, it seems that Pom edited his mispelling of "Micheal", which makes my comment look meaningless... and unlike the old board, this one doesn't track edits.

Seems a bit dodgy.... the whole meaning of a thread can be lost.


Also seems that Pom's sense of humour circuitry has gone AWOL. Never mind. Worse things happen at sea.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 13, 2005, 07:01:22 am
DRM, I found your comments offensive though not as much as the ones that followed. I changed the spelling as the mistake had been pointed out to me.

As to my original comment: This is MR's website and his forum, as in someones house you would not refer to them in a demeaning term, so to you shouldn't here. MR is usually referred to as 'Reichmann' when he is being slammed on other boards, it is almost always used as a derogatory term. I don't know of any other photographer or expert in the photographic field who is referred to on forums by a surname only, especially when they are not known by that in day to day life. I believe that it would be only common courtesy to refer to MR by a less demeaning term on his own website.

I've never met Michael, I've never been on one of his trips, I don't subscribe to the LLVJ (sorry Michael, the format doesn't appeal to me, I don't own a DVD player either). I find some of his pictures to srike a cord with me, some don't. I will buy one of the pictures when I get round to it (Geyser Glow Yellowstone Feb. 2002), but I wouldn't consider myself to be brown nosing or in any way 'sucking' up to MR. I find MR to have his head firmly screwed on his shoulders and that's all that counts.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 13, 2005, 08:15:48 am
Man talk about over-reacting on a grande-dramatique scale!  Lots of people are called by thier last names by lots of people, it's nothing unusual and I certainly do not believe this poster meant ANYTHING 'demeaning' by it.  It probably happens to me 10 times a week on the phone and not once has it been anything but a mistake or the way a person is used to addressing people.  Get over yourself, sheesh.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 13, 2005, 08:39:53 am
My point is that with MR it is almost always meant to be demeaning. My original post was a simple question, it was your responses to it that were extremely immature.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: davidr805 on December 13, 2005, 09:14:44 am
larsrc      I would love to have again this kind of online critic ... as  well ... One possible reason that I was thinking after reading all of this post is that they took it away because people fight allot ..

I don't even understand how we suppose call  Mr. Michael Reichmann (did I did it right ?)

 being an international site we should be more permissive and not judge so fast on the intention of people that post.

Or Mr. Mechael Reichmann should put and ad on his page saying how should he like to be call ..

english is my second lenguage
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 13, 2005, 09:19:34 am
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My point is that with MR it is almost always meant to be demeaning. My original post was a simple question, it was your responses to it that were extremely immature.
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You must be an absolute JOY to be around!  Try laughing once in a while, it's good for you
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: BlasR on December 13, 2005, 11:40:51 am
life is so short to be concern about how people should be called..I used to call my father inlaw by MR John...John is he first name..why no to continuo about what is the site about?  It's interesting  to know the Mr Reichmann had the site like that before.

I do support the site by getting the DVD and books and soon A photo.

BlasR
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Mark D Segal on December 13, 2005, 12:35:18 pm
I think this thread started with a reasonable question that only MR can answer, but has become a tempest in a tea-pot. My first and last contribution to it.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 13, 2005, 01:04:47 pm
My original response was this:

"Is it too much to refer to him as Michael or Mr Reichmann?"

Just remember that those offensive pictures and comments (no, they were not funny) were in reply to the simple question above, nothing else.

If you want to call me up on that comment as Davidr805 and BlasR did, fine. I found the other comments and especially the pictures, personally offensive and was not amused in the slightest. It's easy to say 'lighten up' when you are not the butt of a particularly offensive joke (the pics) and far easier when you are the perpetrator.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 13, 2005, 01:07:31 pm
OMG stop it I can't take it!!  I'm about to burst from the laughter!  The more you make a fuss the funnier it is!!!  LOL!!!
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: macgyver on December 13, 2005, 01:39:53 pm
On the original topic, didn't Mr. Reichmann once state that he stopped doing the critiques becuase of the volume he was getting?  Something like that?  I'm not sure when or where I got that, so I may be off, but I swear I remember that.



Kaelaria, you are not helping your case.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 13, 2005, 01:51:46 pm
I don't have a case - I'm just laughing!
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: David Mantripp on December 14, 2005, 03:11:46 pm
Quote from: pom,Dec 14 2005, 12:04 AM
My original response was this:

"Is it too much to refer to him as Michael or Mr Reichmann?"

Well, you see, in fact, strictly speaking, it wasn't.  You're technically telling a bit of a porkie here.  Lighten up fer crissakes. You're really making a fool of yourself. As if jumping on a perfectly innocent first post by a non-native speaker wasn't enough.

Here, in Switzerland, it would be extremely disrespectful to use somebody's first name without being invited to do so.  Different cultures have different standards.  I really doubt that Michael would want you to go on such a crusade for him.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: DarkPenguin on December 14, 2005, 04:27:55 pm
Clearly you haven't read the anti-Reichmann threads over at dpreview.com.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 14, 2005, 04:45:21 pm
It was word for word my initial response minus a spelling mistake on one letter. Don't be obnoxious by implying that I lied.

I can't read the initial post as 'jumping on someone' it was an observation based on exactly those threads in Dpreview and other places that Dark Penguin mentioned.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: macgyver on December 14, 2005, 05:47:58 pm
Out of curiosity,  what threads to you refer to?
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 14, 2005, 06:42:40 pm
Whenever MR writes an article that is not totally picture orientated then he seems to be slammed on DPreview, FM and other forums for being totally digital biased to the point of blindness to it's faults, that he is a paid lackey of Canon, that his pictures are mediocre and he wouldn't have a voice in the market place if he didn't have apparent millions to spend on equipment and trips, etc, etc and it's always 'Reichman is this, 'Reichman is that', it's certainly used in an offensive manner there.
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: eleanorbrown on December 14, 2005, 07:18:51 pm
This is quite honestly, the most bizarre thread I have ever read.  Everyone go out and shoot some images. Eleanor


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Whenever MR writes an article that is not totally picture orientated then he seems to be slammed on DPreview, FM and other forums for being totally digital biased to the point of blindness to it's faults, that he is a paid lackey of Canon, that his pictures are mediocre and he wouldn't have a voice in the market place if he didn't have apparent millions to spend on equipment and trips, etc, etc and it's always 'Reichman is this, 'Reichman is that', it's certainly used in an offensive manner there.
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Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: kaelaria on December 14, 2005, 07:31:57 pm
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Whenever MR writes an article that is not totally picture orientated then he seems to be slammed on DPreview, FM and other forums for being totally digital biased to the point of blindness to it's faults, that he is a paid lackey of Canon, that his pictures are mediocre and he wouldn't have a voice in the market place if he didn't have apparent millions to spend on equipment and trips, etc, etc and it's always 'Reichman is this, 'Reichman is that', it's certainly used in an offensive manner there.
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(http://www.wegotcards.com/cards/rude/mood/paranoid.GIF)

LOL

LIGHTEN UP FRANCIS!!
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 15, 2005, 11:40:52 am
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This is quite honestly, the most bizarre thread I have ever read.  Everyone go out and shoot some images. Eleanor
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DISCLAIMER: This response is not meant as a serious comment.  
It is an attempt to reach the level that this thread has risen and/or fallen to.

Eleanor,
  I wanted to shoot some images, but the gallery owner wouldn't let me in with my Uzi!    

(signed) Not me; somebody else.  
Title: Critiques by Reichmann?
Post by: Ben Rubinstein on December 15, 2005, 01:16:12 pm
Just been putting up a bunch of images for exhibition, have banged my thumb four times with the hammer and the guy wants 10 extra pictures in the back room should he run out (I wish!). Sigh....