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    Gosh, I thought Sarko and austerity were voted out of office?

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    New French President's official photo shot on a ... Rolleiflex!

    Francois Hollande, the new French President, has had an official portrait done. The photographer first used a dSLR, then a 35mm Leica, before switching to a Rolleiflex, which gave him the right result.

    Interestingly the photo was done in natural light and handheld.

    http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/arti...47_823448.html

    Google translated: http://translate.google.com/translat...8.html&act=url

    More detail on the film cameras: http://translate.google.com/translat...-devoilee.html

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    Seems like the French are always on the cutting edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Seems like the French are always on the cutting edge.
    Woot! The French are one of my language peeps and were among the big early pioneers of analog photography (if not the pioneers of analog photography)!

    Vive la France!
    Typical digital zombies say: "Adapt or die!" "The world is changing, change with it!" "Analog is old and nasty! EEEEEEEWWWWWW!" "Why should I pay money for getting my pictures when I can have everything NOW?" "Why shoot manual when you can have the camera do everything automatically?"

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    Another reason to hoist up the tri-colour. Viva la film!
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    It is a head of state photo. It needs to be a bit flat, a bit boring, a bit conservative and generally something bland enough to fit well on the cheap frame on a civil service wall. On the other hand, I kind of like it, it is nothing spectacular but he looks like he is about to speak or do something, not distant nor majestic, not "presidential" or high-above but actually about to engage with the viewer.
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    I like it, it is sure better than the prior French president's portrait:
    http://farm1.staticflickr.com/222/51...e36774e9ef.jpg
    Last edited by zsas; 06-04-2012 at 07:51 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Fix broken link
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    Quote Originally Posted by zsas View Post
    I like it, it is sure better than the prior French president's portrait:
    http://farm1.staticflickr.com/222/51...e36774e9ef.jpg
    100percent improvement.

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    I think it may have been a Tele-Rolleiflex that was used. Looks like one in some of the photos of the shoot I've seen online anyway.
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    I'd rather have my official portrait taken by Depardon than Leibovitz. Her portrait of Queen Elizabeth is ghastly: http://obamapacman.com/2010/01/annie...cial-portrait/

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