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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Jacques Gaines in Introduce Yourself   
    CRAusmus here.  Currently in Texas, but going to get to Georgia this summer.
     
    I've been involved in photography in one form or another since I was a teenager. After taking a class in Junior High I built my own black and white lab and began to develop my own images with my Olympus OM 10.  After spending some time muddling around after high school I got a job doing lab work for a professional photographer and working with various camera systems from Horizontal Cameras, Vertical Cameras, Contact Tables, Even Cruze Cameras that took up two rooms.
     
    With thoughts of working in high fashion and making millions in the photography industry I went to Art School and wound up going the Graphic Design route instead, only picking up cameras in the studio when needed.  First digital camera I ever shot with was a Nikon based Kodak DCS that took a 3.5 in floppy disk, and I was bitten again by the photography bug.
     
    With the cost of digital being so expensive I spent more time renting gear and never got around to purchasing a DSLR.  You could shoot all weekend for 90 bucks with Nikon D1, where as to buy one would cost you over 5 grand not including the lens, keep in mind this was 99-03.  However it wasn't until just a few months ago I actually decided it was time to build a serious digital kit for myself.  After spending an entire year doing research and saving, I took a leap and bought into the Fuji System.  I'm fully invested now and couldn't be happier.  I have two lenses on my purchase list, the 10-24 and the 55-200 (unless I score a major deal for the 50-140).
     
    I've been loving having the freedom of shooting whenever I want now I've begun to get back into film as well, and pulled my Patterson out of the attic a few weeks ago and bought a battery for my AE.
     
    Just one of the wonderful things about photography.  The principles never change, the terminology never changes (well not all the terminology), and the technology only gets better.  I'm excited to be a part of the Fuji X Community.  I'm excited to be so near the ground floor of what Fuji is doing.  They have a truly exciting future in front of them and I am very happy to be on this journey with them and you all.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Wraithwrider in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Tried my hand at a couple of Street Portraits on Saturday's Fujifilm Global Photo Walk.
     

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    As always "Creative Feedback" is always welcome in any picture I post.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Wraithwrider in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Wraithwrider in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Dallas Street
     

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    CRAusmus got a reaction from alternegro in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    Dallas Street
     

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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Dwight in Depth of field comparison XF 56 vs XF 90   
    Sounds like a perfect excuse to go to a local shop and try them both out....
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Curiojo in Bag for X-T1 plus 50-140mm Zoom   
    My every day carry bag is my Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 (med) with an Ape Case insert.  Since I carry my laptop and lots of other essentials to work everyday it works perfectly.  I'm able to carry my X-T1 with 35 attached, my 18-55, and my 55-200 as well as an extra battery and some cleaning cloths.  Since I ride the motorcycle most days this is the best solution I've found for daily carry.
     
    On weekends I carry the Ona Bowery.  Small, but holds my whole camera kit I listed plus a few extras not with me everyday.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Morrison83 in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from meloaku in Longer than 30s ?   
    When did we get so lazy?  Damn.  I remember when you had to hold in a button on the end of a long braided metal cord and have a stop watch or count it off.
     
    All of this complaining is getting to the point of utter ridiculousness.  Next you'll want a pop out tripod on the bottom of the camera, or an attached remote to the body that you can simply always have with you.  Then you'll aways be prepared to be a lazy photographer.  Seriously is it too hard to hold a button down?
     
    I've never taken a 2 hour long exposure using a constant wifi connection, so I couldn't say, but I can certainly see how this would create a whole slew of issues.
     
    You can go experiment now, there have been multiple posts of remote releases that will work.  That all of us are using to "experiment" with now.  Sorry you bought the wrong triggers and now it's Fuji's fault that you can't do longer than 30 second exposures.  Hell I just bought one from B&H for 8 damn dollars? You have a  thousand dollars in camera equipment and 8 bucks is too much to spend on a damn trigger?  It even comes with a lock so I won't have to hold it down for 2 hours.  That's just ludicrous.
     
     
    Fuji...Please don't clutter our cameras with a bunch of crap...please... 
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Bob123 in Streetphotography (open thread)   
    My favorite in the thread so far.  Absolutely stunning.  Framing  is great, processing is awesome.  How did you have time to get low and frame so quickly? What did you shoot with/at?
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from larsleion in Documentary Photography   
    We didn't have a topic for this, and I hope it fits alright in the Street Photography Section, but I wanted to post some images from the Dallas Shooting that I captured last night.
     
    Still working on how exactly you curate your Instagram feed so, so far I've only posted 9 images from last night, I'll update my flickr feed later tonight when I get home, because with public transportation at a stand still I had to rely on a good natured friend to help pull me out of the perimeter the police had set up, and I didn't get home until 1, asleep around 4, and I'm about dead tired now.  I'm including one image that I think captured the chaos of the moment the shots rang out, and including a link to instagram feed.  I'll update my flickr later, like I said, but my initial cull is at 78 images and I feel the story can be told in far less than that so I need another cull for a full flickr album.
     
    CC is welcome.  Hard to know exactly where to point your camera when gun shots are coming from both directions.
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content.   All images where captured with either the X-Pro1 with the 35 ƒ1.4 or the XT1 with either the 14 ƒ2.8 or the 60 ƒ2.4; processed in LR, Pro Neg Hi, beef up the contrast a little, and in some cases pull back on the shadows/darks a tad.   Told ya'll I was tired...forgot the instagram link. https://www.instagram.com/crausmus/
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from larsleion in Documentary Photography   
    Doesn't seem to be much interest, but I've whittled the night down to just 23 images.  I hope I told a full and complete story of the night as I saw it unfold.  I tried to.  When shots are ringing out from all around you, it's hard to know just where to point your camera; so out of all the images I captured, I felt that these 23 told the most complete story.  From the first moments I arrived at 6pm in Belo Garden, to the last image I took before leaving the perimeter to try and make my way home.
     
    I'll include a couple, but not all 23 for the purposes of posting here.  This thread is for everyone to post into.
     
    Here's the link to the flickr album... https://flic.kr/s/aHskzFo7Sn
     
    A father and son, myself and another photographer take cover against a gated entry to a parking garage as gunshots are fired at officers nearby.

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    I've posted this before, I'm posting again because the picture above is what I see when I look forward, after taking that image, I turn to my right, and this is what I see. These two images are captured as shots are being fired. The police have yet to triangulate the position of the shooter.

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    An Officer directs myself, some civilians and another photographer deeper into the garage out of the line of fire of the shooter.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Black Lives Matter_March_ 07-16-067 by Clint Ausmus, on Flickr
     
    The full album is available on my flickr feed. I'm still trying to process what happened that night, and am not sure I fully grasp just how close to the shooter I really was.
     
    I welcome any and all feedback.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Ms_Tex in black and white (open thread)   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. WInged by Clint Ausmus, on Flickr
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from George_P in Documentary Photography   
    Doesn't seem to be much interest, but I've whittled the night down to just 23 images.  I hope I told a full and complete story of the night as I saw it unfold.  I tried to.  When shots are ringing out from all around you, it's hard to know just where to point your camera; so out of all the images I captured, I felt that these 23 told the most complete story.  From the first moments I arrived at 6pm in Belo Garden, to the last image I took before leaving the perimeter to try and make my way home.
     
    I'll include a couple, but not all 23 for the purposes of posting here.  This thread is for everyone to post into.
     
    Here's the link to the flickr album... https://flic.kr/s/aHskzFo7Sn
     
    A father and son, myself and another photographer take cover against a gated entry to a parking garage as gunshots are fired at officers nearby.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Black Lives Matter_March_ 07-16-064 by Clint Ausmus, on Flickr
     
    I've posted this before, I'm posting again because the picture above is what I see when I look forward, after taking that image, I turn to my right, and this is what I see. These two images are captured as shots are being fired. The police have yet to triangulate the position of the shooter.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Black Lives Matter_March_ 07-16-065 by Clint Ausmus, on Flickr
     
    An Officer directs myself, some civilians and another photographer deeper into the garage out of the line of fire of the shooter.

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Black Lives Matter_March_ 07-16-067 by Clint Ausmus, on Flickr
     
    The full album is available on my flickr feed. I'm still trying to process what happened that night, and am not sure I fully grasp just how close to the shooter I really was.
     
    I welcome any and all feedback.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from KwaiChang in Poll: How do you use viewfinder, display, menus?   
    I don't think I've ever changed the focus point.  I just focus and recompose.  Been doing it ever since I started photography.  I really don't understand why people move the point around, when it is so easy to just recompose.  If I need to change the way my camera focuses, I change my mode, but I always have the point as small as possible and dead center.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from FujiGlitch in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    This is what a pro's camera looks like.
     

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    I like the look of what ya'll have done, but Milandro nailed it.  They don't look like a professional's does.  But it's your camera, and they do look kinda cool..
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    CRAusmus reacted to Jose Carpin in Photography serie: The Unknowns   
    Hi folks,
      Yesterday I've spent the whole morning looking for picturesque everyday scenes on the streets of Madrid. Fortunately I found interesting scenes to shoot: pedestrians, homeless, jugglers or mime street artists have defined the following photographic serie.   I used the XT-1 + XF35mm f/1.4 R. I am always happy with this combo, enough for street photography. Perhaps the 23mm would be useful too, but I don't have it and it's always uncomfortable to change lenses while walking.    Please, come check out my site on the following link, thanks!: www.josecarpin.com   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8104/29786411462_3c4dab5dac_b.jpg&key=26ca678eb831f7cf3fbd91ae376a0366cb825417a55a688d9068e7cbc27d4620">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5135/29865382246_08dcceae99_b.jpg&key=812d89900d7d4594f567b2209b6181cbb61b3752881a4f1e552bc8b651d5867d">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8813/29273018624_9ae1d970f3_b.jpg&key=d563bbc50dcbaae120cf027ca41e19564c0fc9586221aaeed78cc12e071ed508">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8442/29865390196_b743ce16b4_b.jpg&key=84721e433f634c78168a8973bdbe727d5cef5c947c88b1219acd5abc97c9bc1e">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8290/29786405002_b971985140_b.jpg&key=34388cd110a54ac9a75755826fe38ad668dadff9b775b5a9ddca5a527ca2cc19">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8723/29865391806_0b62cf464d_b.jpg&key=80589806edbebb491ed21878cad680c0188650742729f7337eac52e33422ed61">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5219/29865391296_a588dbbcb7_b.jpg&key=4b05e65f0be5321927c81fdeba9a39a03d3401b8cfb82a91a9de81b24e3bf2af">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8375/29786410582_fba95017e4_b.jpg&key=a7a1b4d015a96a56aaa36a4d3d9f844111eca318bf7aeba3fdf893a561b5d29c">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8443/29786404072_59c6470f28_b.jpg&key=71c274561392fa72988a617e6c4f2d3edf3b979e7701eb3b53dabb94c5822ca6">   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5799/29606037850_becf075c79_b.jpg&key=a2906be964e92d99b98f3a83b542d71e8d386956b0a3077d522c6cfbf8e46721">    
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    CRAusmus reacted to Aswald in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    Duck tape....learn something new everyday. Thanks!
     
    http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/duckvsduct.html
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    CRAusmus reacted to Warwick in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    Yes indeed. In fact, what we call duct tape was originally called duck tape, because it's made of the loosely-woven cotton cloth known in the trade as 'duck'. But obscure facts aside, I can see why, as a working pro testing a prototype, you might want to disguise that fact from prying eyes. But I can't see why anyone else would want to put tape on a regular production camera for any reason. It doesn't make it any less intimidating for subjects having a camera pointed at them, or disguise what kind of camera it is to anyone with any interest in photography.
     
     
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    CRAusmus reacted to Aswald in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    Kevin Mullins probably doesn't have the time to "weather" his cameras to get that antique look
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    I have tried fire retardant 3M electrical tape during my days in IASCA tournaments. They work great and doesn't leave gunk like you said.
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    CRAusmus reacted to milandro in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    One of the great advantages of gaffer tape (for whichever use, even this less than smart “ camouflage”...) is the fact that you don’t need scissors to cut it both widthwise and lengthwise. It has just canvas and you rip it in the shape that you need.
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    CRAusmus got a reaction from Aswald in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    These are Kevin Mullin's Pro2's so I'm positive one of them is probably the prototype, and anther is one he probably purchased, or they both may be.  I think they have to send back the prototypes after a little while.  Mullin's also does a lot of street photography, so that may be why he tapes them up, but I have yet to understand, like Milandro said, either side of this argument.  Seems from an interview I heard from him on ƒfoton that he doesn't use his wedding cameras for street though...I could be wrong...Still...Hard to believe these are less than a year old though.  He is a busy photographer...
     
    There is another form of duct tape out there.  Electricians Duct Tape.  It won't leave residue behind.  It's cheaper then Gaff and won't absorb like other cloth type tapes will, but I think you're probably still better off with Gaff.  It was made for what we want to use it for..
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    CRAusmus reacted to frod in Stolen FujiFilm XT-2 + Lenses (Rotterdam, Netherlands) PLEASE HELP!!!   
    My only other suggestion would be to contact the guys at lenstag - even though you won't be able to register the lenses normally as they require photographic evidence, they may be able to add it to their database to help you and the police anyway.
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    CRAusmus reacted to milandro in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
    the gaffer tape is another type of affectation, as you can see it is carefully placed where the model and brand of the camera will be...don’t show the brand of your camera at all cost!
     
    The whole thing started in movies where you show brands only if they pay you and if they don’t they blacken the name of a camera (and other things).
     
     
    So someone read in this what it was not and took it as an incitement to fight consumerism or assess your individuality.
     
     
    Some folks do it because the don’t want to advertise, some others do it to, supposedly, not attract the attention of thieves.
     
    I don’t understand both stances, and I’ve said so many times, but apparently there are people out there who really remove any brand from their clothes, cars and other things like that. 
     
    I go by the motto “ surtout pas trop de zèle”  I don’t normally pay attention to what kind of things ( because it isn’t only cameras, apparently) my neighbor uses  and thieves just see someone with a big black object in front of his face and a bag on the side. They have a split second to make a decision whether to snatch or not and they are more interested in the timing of their action than the camera which they might be stealing.
     
    But we all have to find justification for our actions whether irrational or not.
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    CRAusmus reacted to armab in My vintage X70 (not for weak hearted)   
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