NEW SERIES: "PHOTO FINISH", Starts Thursday 14th June, 2012, ABC1 (Australia)
Commencing Thursday 14th June, a contemporary look at the creative, documentary, artistic, technical, practical and aesthetic craft of photography, from digital, large format, oddball, offbeat, antique, home made, 35mm, medium format, location, studio... the lot! The trailer showed a few photographers 'out there' in the wild photographing nature, additional to modelling, documentary, collecting and looking at film and digital. We'll probably see a balanced side of the craft, it not something evidently skewed to "new technology".
Canon EOS1N ('Brutus', 1993—), TS-E 24mm f3.5L, 20mm f2.8, 17-40 f4L, 70-200 f2.8L
Pentax 67 ('Pentaximus', 2010—) + SMCP 45mm f4, 55mm f4 & 165mm f4LS;
Zero Image 6x9 multi-format pinhole (2008—); Sekonic L758D;
Olympus XA, Nikon Coolpix P7700
"If you're not having fun, then you're not doing it right!"
I just saw the ad for that! Can someone record it PLEASE!!! I'll be OS for six weeks from Sunday :-(
Depends, Marc, do you guys have a VHS player there? If so, I'd be happy to record it for you.
Molli!! VHS? Crikey!! (but yes, as an aficionado of older analogue stuff, I do, and thanks so much)...
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Yeah, and then Hoffy jumps in with talk of Tivo and I'm left sitting here looking at my 1987 TV with it's $40 set top box attached
Any idea how long the series runs for?
Interesting that Poisson du Jour's description varies so much from the official description:
Might be interesting if it turns out to be something more than just another dreadful competition reality show. Of course, I'll never see it...there's something like 8000 miles of water between me and the transmitters.
Hosted by passionate photographer Andrew Günsberg (Australian Idol), Photo Finish is a unique series where, each week, three amateur photographers compete head-to-head in themed photographic challenges.
Equipped with the same camera, the time-based assignments are designed to test the photographers’ creativity and skills. A marriage celebrant, a prison officer, an actor and stay-at-home mum are amongst the 24 amateur photographers who take on a range of assignments.
To help decide the weekly winner, Andrew is joined by Anne Loxley, a curator at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art and an expert judge from each genre.
While I don't necessarily agree with the current way they do talent shows, why shouldn't amateur photographers have their moment in the sun as well?
But, if they have spinning chairs, I'm turning off....
I suppose that we can always hope for a DVD release!
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”
— Hunter S. Thompson
SO, who watched it?
What did you think?
From what I have read on other forums, I think I may be in the minority - I quite enjoyed it - I think there was a bit of empathy there from me!