Hit em High, Hit em low…tech that is

As we’ve been speaking about all of the tools both in hardware and software, and best ways to work with RAW files, asset management, corrections, retouching, etc., Here is just a bit of low tech to balance the deal. The yin and the yang.

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So, I just got into NYC, and after dinner there was a huge crowd at Columbia. Knowing the president of Iran was going to be appearing there on Monday , I figured I’d take a look. Now Geraldo Rivera was there interviewing students who had their own thoughts on the visit.
Whether the spectators knew what the issue was or not, the lights drew everyone in and the cellphone cameras were a’clickin. And since I had walked out of the house without even a point and shoot, there I was with the tool at hand: the iPhone.Low tech reporting using low tech gear shooting other low tech cameras.

The point here is: people will and should,capture their lives by whatever means they have at hand. And then share that experience. YouTube is the low tech look and the democracy of it all. As HD is coming in hard, YouTube just gets bigger. And you know how many people sent the pictures they took tonight to their friends through their phones.All of them.
As I have sent this one to you. Just another way to talk to each other.

You see what I WAS going to talk about was

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This series of photos in the restaurant I had dinner in.
All huge prints, perhaps 2×3 ft. and the subject was fantastic: pass the orange game.
If you’ve never played it or heard of it, here is how it goes; one person passes the orange to the next BUT CANNOT USE THEIR HANDS.
Makes for very friendly party.I think it was done once in a Cary Grant movie called Charade with Audrey Hepburn.
Anyway…….
These photographs were black and white except for the orange or whatever you could see of it. The bodies twisting and pressing against each other always had a common junction. The Orange. Brilliant.
Doing some detective work to find the artist and show you more than the iPhone photo.
But you use what you have, right?

Cheers!
Damon

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