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Master of Photography is back May 25

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by RovingMike, May 3, 2017.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I do actually have some sympathy for that. He specialised in being an observer, not in being observed, which is why more might have been expected of someone as self-obsessed as Olympe.

    But you just don't do average snaps whatever the reason. He could have got far more out of each of those situations if he'd thought about it.
     
  2. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Maybe the shooter was uncomfortable about this brief and it reflected in the photography. :(

    We have seen good work from this shooter in the past rounds :)
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Definitely. He hated it.
     
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  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Eyes down, look in. Any last predictions?
     
  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well, so you know not to back any horses I give you. But my sneaking suspicion did come home the winner and I think deservedly so when you look back through everything.
     
  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I agree. The winner was the correct choice.
     
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  7. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I think the winner really came into their own in the last few weeks and I'm delighted for them!
     
  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    And you know who couldn't resist being naughty again.
     
  9. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    I am well please :)

    Totally correct pick by judges.

    I think if it returns next year they should make them shoot film as well and use a darkroom :p LOL

    I much more enjoyed the way it was presented this time round.
     
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes a ridiculous thing to do.
     
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Definitely. That presenter last year was a real pain.
     
  12. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I think it made for a much better programme this time round. Not having that simpering woman who added nothing, NOTHING to the show at all was a marked improvement. I think they had a little bit more information on the technicalities of the shots from the photographers themselves, and there seemed to be a bit more meaningful discussion between contestants and guest mentors. Still think there's too much 'fill' in the way of atmospheric shots of the building/judges/lightbulbs but then I record it and zap through those now.

    Stll can't believe that youknowhow tried that - the mind boggles.
     
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Quite. And Comewell insisted on a totally pointless family portrait for no reason anyone could fathom. To give her credit, Olympe seemed to get the idea far better than in some previous episodes and at least established a POV based on the children.
     
  14. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    It was interesting to note (and only Gillian acknowledged it) that when give the option of 3-5 images, none of them felt able to go with fewer than the max allowed. I think Comewell might have had something much more interesting if he'd gone for a harsher edit. And our 'naughty' photographer probably could have said as much with three shots as with the five chosen. I was pleased to see Olympe had thought about a concept that didn't involve dance or lying people down on the floor. Her assignment interested me the most actually because on one level it was less 'exotic' and 'other' than some of the other assignments which could have made it more difficult to make something interesting out of it - I thougth she did pretty well and certainly liked her work this round better than I have most of the other rounds.

    Still pondering over the intention of bringing all the other contestants back. It's not like they *did* anything but hug each other. I wonder if someone had watched the Apprentice and borrowed the idea before ever noticing how pointless it was?
     
  15. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I've yet to watch this series (I may try and catch up on Sky), and could only stomach small sections of the first one. BakeOff aside, the best of these in my view is a pottery one on BBC two, I've seen it for the last two years and is hilariously emotional :)
     
  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I quite like the pottery one too. TBF I have also liked Sky Arts art one and the similar offering from the BBC.
     
  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes I was lost as to why they brought everyone back. Thought they were going to use them to vote, or help choose the best from each round or something. Give Olympe her due, she did turn the children upside down!
    But I think the perm any 3 from 5 strategy worked for each of them. There was a bigger chance of the judges engaging with something.
     
  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Like Portrait Artist and Landscape Artist on Sky Arts too, but some culling of presenters needed there as well.
     
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  19. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    I say it's a people thing. LOL

    They have all experienced this process and it is fair the 1st people to know who has won are all the other shooters.

    Also they would all want to pass on their congrats in person I reckon. I would. :)

    It would highly incorrect to use other contestants to judge the winners.

    Steve McCurry was given special judging and I wonder if that had some effect because we saw some close up of chatting with the in house 3 judges.

    Did you know that Steve has had a few issues himself on alter images?

    It appears someone in his studio had been 'cleaning up' his shots before prints were made. Like cloning out background clutter. :eek:

    Strangely one image was totally messed up in terms of the 'clean up' and was spotted in a print on display in Italy by Paolo Viglione!

    So for street shooting or culture shots is that a no no? Its stuff being removed not added.
     
  20. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I didn't, but I do now thanks. More info here: https://petapixel.com/2016/05/06/botched-steve-mccurry-print-leads-photoshop-scandal/

    I guess as he says there's more leeway in personal projects. But at club level or for distinctions, I'm sure we'd expect and require cloning like that unless it is pure reportage.

    Have to say if I couldn't do better than all three in the link, I'd hand in my Photoshop key.
     

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