Saturday, January 31, 2009

Chobi Mela V - Inauguration

Chobi Mela V - Inauguration, originally uploaded by -Niloy-.

[Photo: The young Lebanese photographer looks through the official Chobi Mela V book.]

Went to the inauguration event of Chobi Mela V. [Jan 30, 09, at the National Museum in Dhaka. They have a brilliant little auditorium there.]

Unfortunately with only a slow f5.6 lens. Not nearly enough light. This is the best I could do at ISO 3200 with a D40x.

More details at this flickr group

Chobi Mela V - inauguration

Monday, January 26, 2009

This depresses me

A photographer is never really DOING anything. Just celebrating what everyone else is up to.
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Want something?

Want something?, originally uploaded by -Niloy-.

Just a little street observation.

Read the notes in flickr.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What an HONOR: Photographer unknowingly made an historic icon


Shepard Fairey’s posters of Barack Obama became the iconic image of a historic campaign. After a bit of digging by a photographer and a blogger, it turns out that Fairey’s source material was a photo by Reuters’ veteran photographer Jim Young.

“I saw that poster all over the place, all year. For a lot of people it symbolized the campaign. It meant so much to so many people,” Young told Philadelphia Inquirer photographer and blogger Tom Gralish, who has led the search for the photo.

“I’m honored, but I’m glad it didn’t come out until after the campaign,” Jim added. “I think even if I had known it was mine, I would have kept quiet. It would be just my little secret.”

Shepard Fairey, an artist who first came to fame for an altered picture of wrestler Andre the Giant, has said in interviews that he found the Obama source photo using Google Image Search and then “did his thing to it.” His “Hope” poster is now in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
Iconic Obama poster based on Reuters photo
Shepard Fairey
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How to use BIG ASS lenses

"The challenge is to bag a clean, tight frame of Frances president Sarkozy surrounded by the mounted Republican guard as he waves from a command car..."

Read how guys from Reuters used a RARE 1200-1700mm f5.6 IF-ED Nikon on a crazy assignment.

Unleashing “The Beast”
Posted by: Mal Langdson

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just Fourteen.

Half Faced Alex, originally uploaded by David Chu Photography.

50mm f/1.8 Series E
On the bus, going home.

C. Strife says:

how old are you?

David Chu Photography says:


C. Strife says:

wow.... : ( and already on primes!

good start.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Expressive Photojournalism

You can say so much using effective photojournalism!

The tiny text reads:

May 2, 2008: An Iraqi boy looks skeptically as he is dwarfed by a US soldier in Baghdad.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

How I took this:

What I did here..

In the camera, Changed the metering mode to spot metering. Pointed the centre autofocus point towards the sun. Pressed down the AE-AF lock button, so that the exposure doesn't change as I recompose and shoot.

Popped the NEF image in CaptureNX2. Changed the white balance to tungsten, so the otherwise brown sky turned a deep shade of blue. Put colour control points: one on the sun, one on the black bits, one in the middle of the blue sky and another on near the crow. Played around with the sliders until I got the colours and contrast to my liking. Also removed one dust spot.

Saved. Exported. Popped it into Picasa, and posted it to Flickr and Facebook.

Done. All this in 34 mins from shooting the actual image.
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