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  • #12113
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    Peter Robinson
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    A new 8 part series about Photography started on Thursday night at 8pm. It’s about a group of photographers who are challenged to creatively photograph  a city. They are judged by a panel of experts who choose who drops out like the do in the cooking and dance programmes. It’s interesting to see the different approaches they choose. Don’t worry if you don’t have sky you can view on ‘catch up’ at:

    https://www.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-arts/master-of-photography

     

     

     

    #12117
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    Ian McNab
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    Don’t worry if you don’t have sky you can view on ‘catch up’ 

    ‘Fraid not, Peter – the login process eventually requires you to enter your Sky subscription ID. 🙁

     

     

    #12126
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    Peter Robinson
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    Apologies. Thanks for pointing that out Ian.

    #12148
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    wbaxter
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    Watched a recording of the show last night, reminded me of our trip to Venice and some of the images we took. I think that any CPS member could have produced as good or better work than that submitted.

    Interestingly were the judges comments, that the contestants were giving them what they thought the judges expected. ( as we do from time to time in all competitions)

    The Judges have asked them to be themselves and surprise them with their own interpretations of the subjects.

    I look forward to the next episode. The first episode is repeated on Sky arts tomorrow night Wednesday.

     

    #12156
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    ajroyle
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    Just watched the first programme. Really good.

    It works like the pottery programme or Bake-off or Sewing Bee – but don’t let that put you off, there is a lot of interest there. They have a guest photographer looking in each week and on the episode I saw it was Alex Webb! The next week it was to be Bruce Gilden! But don’t be too excited, they don’t play a big role.

    It is clearly sponsored by Leica since when the contestants are sent off the choose their equipment they are all Leica cameras they pick.

    Catch it if you can, well worth a look.

    #12178
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    ajroyle
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    Just watched programme 2 with Bruce Gilden as the guest. He was awful! Rude, hyper-critical and seemed to think that everything should look like his stuff – he even checked himself several times after saying “get in closer”. HCB would have had a hard time!

    Some of the work done by the contestants is excellent and my money is on the Russian lad or the one of the girls (difficult to catch the names). The Russian has already taken one which is worthy of comparison with the best in street photography and the girl’s work is reliably original, thoughtful and graceful. I’ll try to catch the names next time.

    #12181
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    Ian McNab
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    I find Gilden (and his photographs) completely obnoxious. (But I suspect he ‘has issues’, as they say, after what sounds to have been a fairly appalling childhood in a very rough area of New York.) I find it incomprehensible that some people actually admire his work – a bit like being impressed with the sheer brass neck of a mafia hitman!

    It’s a shame this series is only available on Sky, and those of us who don’t have a subscription can’t see it. We’re relying on those who do to keep us informed!

    #12184
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    ajroyle
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    Yes, he was dismissive of one shot, a street portrait, implying that it didn’t convey much. In fact the photographer had come across an old patriot of his in his travels on the assignment and was quite overwhelmed by the meeting and had actually pictured his old mate! (Cut to shot of non-plussed photographer).

    Still it all adds to why it is an interesting programme.

    #12186
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    wbaxter
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    Agree totally Gilden was one of the most ignorant people I have seen on TV for a long time, if he was involved each week I would have second thoughts about watching it.

    Thought the work produced was good and original, unfortunately we did not see the work of all the contestants. agree with the decision to dispense with the contestant who photographed rubbish as it was total rubbish images in every way.

    Would like less dramatics and see more of the contestants finished work.

    #12187
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    wbaxter
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    There is an article in the latest edition of the RPS Journal about Stephen Dalton (Hon FRPS), describing how he takes his nature images, a lot of which are taken in the studio.his images can be viewed here

    http://www.stephendalton.co.uk/

     

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