Bad Olympic photos


piotro

Smeggypants

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 01:46
Oh dear
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Algernon

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 08:38
They are an utter disgarce
How do some of these Pro togs ever get the job in the 1st place
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

snappychappy

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 08:51
Ooops
My piccies.

greynolds999

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 10:20
These guys are amateurs. I can take far worse photos than that!

In fairness, the article does state they get between 30 seconds and two minutes per person so no time to change the lighting, change the backgrounds, etc.
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aliengrove

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 10:30

petrochemist

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 16:09
greynolds999 wrote:
These guys are amateurs. I can take far worse photos than that!

In fairness, the article does state they get between 30 seconds and two minutes per person so no time to change the lighting, change the backgrounds, etc.

Gary you may be able to take worse, but judging by the shots you've put up in the gallery you don't publish any with such bad lighting / backgrounds!

Nearly all the examples of the US olympic team shown suffered from very severe lighting (one harsh flash with no reflector?). The poseing may be better than I'd have managed (I don't do portraits well) but there seems to have been NO preparation at all, and with such a small background cloth he should have known better than to try the wide angle shots!
My PP skills are somewhat limited but I'm sure I could improve on many of these - Clone out the ripped paper, boost shadow detail...
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
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Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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johnriley

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 16:58
It's been suggested elsewhere that these were not finished products, but only parts of planned images, in which case a small figure in the frame could be pre-planned to fit in with something else. If this is the case, someone may be furious that the images have been leaked....
Best regards, John

Algernon

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 17:33
They can't be used for anything the lighting setup was an
absolute disgrace. If they were pushed for time one light
either side of the camera would have been better. More of
a glamor set up.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

cabstar

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 18:35
I love the torn background paper with no attempt to even clone it out...
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Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

japers45

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 19:57
they are bad photos but I take the back story with a pinch of salt. The internet is literally a "web" of misinformation.

I doubt the back story more than the togs involved.

Not really into the Schadenfreude and I would not be surprised if this is a set up.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 05/07/2012 - 20:34
I think they served their purpose very well. They got a lot of people's attention and once the medals start rolling in they'll soon be forgotten.
I liked the one of the guy behind the racquet
Regards
Stan

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