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And then, one day we stopped talking about negatives and darkrooms and discovered jpgs, raws and tiffs and photo-editing software instead. The transition was much easier back then for those who already owned a computer for the rest it took a short or a longer while. Digital, changed the photography industry, bringing the whole photography world upside-down.
I had been shooting with film cameras, both negative and positive film (transparencies) since I was a teenager. Lately, I shot only transparencies as their quality and impact were superior to that of printed images. They cost a lot and transparency boxes were piling in my apartment.
What did digital photography mean to me?
It meant I could shoot my heart out without thinking of the expenses.
It meant I could immediately see (and show to others) what I had just shot.
It meant I could DEVELOP my own shots and not rely to any clumsy photo-lab.
It meant freedom and creativity.
So I turned digital.
Do I miss the film era? Yes I do. Because deep down I’m a romantic.
This is why I have kept most of my film cameras (and all my vinyl records).
Am I a digital fanatic? I wouldn’t say so.
What pisses me off in digital is that you almost need to be a computer geek in order to understand and shoot with a digi camera (I’m not talking about the compacts here). Cameras look more like e-gadgets than cameras. The war of the MPixels gets to my nerves. I’m very frustrated that the brand new, damn expensive camera body I bought today will be old and outdated in few months when the new model will hit the selves.
Still, I keep shooting digital. Because the world moves forward.
People often ask me: “what digi-camera is good for street?”
I usually answer that the best camera for street is the one you can always have with you.
Street photography is always around us so we’d better have always a camera handy in our pockets.
Is this possible? Not yet, but soon I guess it will be!
Dear Street Photography afficionados,
We at the #The-Yard-Collective are happy to introduce you our new gallery: The LightHouse!
Every month a group of three of our moderators, *DougNZ, ~MARX77 and ~kingmouf will pick a number of notable photos from Yard’s galleries and propose them to all moderators. After a voting process, the top three photos will be featured in the LightHouse Gallery.
After the selection process, we will present those photos with a comment from the gallery’s curators.
So ‘nough with the talking and let’s present you the first.. four… selections for the gallery! A tie in the voting process forced us to accept more photos this time. The photos will be presented in no particular order.
JANUARY 6, 2012:
Number 22 in The Yard Shed by ~sagi-k
and entry number 79 in The Yard Shed by ~gato1
and also enjoy their other two entries each in to the competition:
THE WINNER IS *myraincheck - MARY CIMETTA!
A big congrats to Mary! Her winning image outperformed the rest of the competition and was by far the most popular amongst the judges. A more deserving winner is hard to think of since she always delivers as a street photographer. Her images are often ones that will require you to look at it for a while before your brain sees that extra dimension that she so often adds to her images.
Please take the time to congratulate her in a proper manner! Other than this feature she has won a Print of her winning image together with a winners certificate with a judges motivation and a a year of dA premium membership subscription.
(The runner ups will soon be notified and they will be featured in the next journal/blog entry.)
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Her winning entry, image #48 in the Yard Shed Collection [link]
Like one of the judges, Nick Turpin, said: ”This is a classic street photograph, something extremely simple and everyday that has been elevated by the act of photography into something surreal and ambiguous. There is the implication of a little narrative here, what is the relationship between the man and the boys if any? What are they doing?”
DECEMBER 10, 2011:
SOON WE WILL PRESENT THE WINNER!
Almost all of the judges have given their input anD before Christamas someone will recieve one great gift, a Diploma with a motivation from the judges, a Large Print of their winning entry + an exclusive Mega Feature! The three runner ups will also be featured, but not as extensively, and in the issue after the Mega Feature. Furthermore all runner ups and the winner will be given Premium memberships here on dA.
Today you all three of The Yards galleries will be featured with four images each, and also Annieta =onyx2010 recieves the Veterans Award Badge.
NOVEMBER 3, 2011:
Sea Lane – ”A sea lane or shipping lane is a regularly used route for ocean-going and large lake vessels.”
Updated: 2011-11-03 | 15:00:00 GMT+1 –
The deadline for submitting entries into The Yard’s Autumn Contest is getting closer. At the end of this month the entry period expires, so make sure you are hitting the streets and taking that one pic that will blow our minds.
In this issue a selection of images from the Digi Classic gallery are shown, Brian Q. Webb gives a new PhotoJazz Five interview as a some short news towards the end.
OCTOBER 4, 2011:
Target! - ”In so far as objects are concerned, limited to those which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to action and whose capture or, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a defining moment”*.
A for street photography purposes modification of a the Geneva Conventions Protocol I, article 52, section 2 [link]
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011:
“A regatta” – is a series of racing competitions at sea. A regatta often includes social and promotional activities which surround the racing event, and except in the case of boat type (or “class”) championships, is usually named for the town or venue where the event takes place.
These images are selected once every for 6 weeks by the Yard’s Digi Classic Gallery Moderator team and will be found in the featured gallery on dA, but also on our WordPress blog, the Yards Facebook page and our other off site Yard hangabouts…
AUGUST 12, 2011:
Plimsoll Line* – The name of a special marking, also known as the national Load Line or waterline, to be positioned amidships, that indicates the draft of the ship and the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded for specific water types and temperatures. The purpose of a Plimsoll Line is to ensure that a ship isn’t overloaded and has sufficient freeboard and thus sufficient reserve buoyancy.
To make up for time lost in drydock our beloved craft is now loaded beyond reason. Two galleries, not one, will be featured as well as a new Photojazz Five, by the Taiwan based American Brian Webb `bQw. This time he is featuring the Portuguese architect and photographer José Calheiros. *JACAC. Today we will also award someone special a Veteran’s Award Badge.
I have a friend who is a wizard when it comes to music. He is a conservatory schooled composer and arranger, and also a studio musician as well as a live music instrumentalist on all varieties of saxophone & clarinet and piano other clavichords. Although two of the operas he has created have been performed at Opera houses in Stockholm, he first and foremost is a jazz musician. Or if you were to ask him, ”I am nothing but a jazz musician!” Well he is quite cultivated and knows more than a thing or two about everything that is fine art, and hence so too about photography. His girlfriend is a professional photographer and he verbally outwrestles her most of the time when it comes to discussing the craft of painting with light.
May 30, 2011:
Definition of a foghorn: A device that uses sound to let other ships know of the presence of another ship in foggy conditions.
SERIOUS EXPOSURE – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Some of the images that make in to The Yard’s, albeit relatively large dA micro cosmos, gain momentum and perpetuate themselves away from oblivion! How? By being selected to the featured gallery or by ending up in the Yard’s journals. Every ten days a new journal is published, and is in turn copied, in parts or in its entirety, or at least referred to Yard accounts at the following sites: Apart from here at dA, Our own website in the shape of a WordPress blog, Facebook, Flickr, Shadowness, My Shuterspace, Reddit, Stumble Upon and Twitter. That means nine different sites are blowing the foghorn at the same time in the misty and treacherous waters of the world wide web. In fact some internet marketers of “creative freelancers” will charge you money to do this. (Also have in mind that the short News segment near the end in the Journals also gets multiplied by nine. So do not hesitate to send a note to *absolutpe if you want to suggest news about yourself or others.
From now on you don’t need to search anymore to find one of the best Street Photography Clubs ever, because you’ve already found it. Here at WordPress and our headquarters are at http://the-yard-collective.deviantart.com/
I proudly present you the ‘New’ Yard Collective:
New galleries, new admins with new tasks, Sudor’s Corner, Brian’s Five Q’s, new intensified featuring of select images, mega exposure, new demands on Senior Members (to be posted), new submission’s guidelines (not quite finished yet), cool competitions, Yard IRL meetings, new ways of helping lesser experienced street shooters, the Yard on WordPress – Facebook – Shadowness – and several more places! These are some of the things that are either happening or will be happening in the Yard!