Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,650   Posts: 1,623,569   Online: 784
      
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 50

Thread: ENTROPY

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    17,348
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    9
    hi Agx
    sorry for being vague ...
    i mean the exact opposite of obsessive-exactitude ( if that is a word? ) ..

    love those entropic solargraphs ned
    john

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,412
    John, I don't think entropy was a good word for this. Colloquially people tend to use the word entropy to signify any tendency toward disorder or randomness, so originally I assumed you were asking about leaving things to complete chance without a pre-defined image or result in mind - eg: point the camera anywhere without viewing, leave the shutter open for two days and "see what happens", or on the technical side - dump some coffee into spent A130 and "see what happens". That sort of thing. But I'm not entirely sure what you mean.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    8,093
    Images
    228
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    John, I don't think entropy was a good word for this. Colloquially people tend to use the word entropy to signify any tendency toward disorder or randomness, so originally I assumed you were asking about leaving things to complete chance without a pre-defined image or result in mind - eg: point the camera anywhere without viewing, leave the shutter open for two days and "see what happens", or on the technical side - dump some coffee into spent A130 and "see what happens". That sort of thing. But I'm not entirely sure what you mean.
    I tease john a lot because many of his abstracts look just like your description hehe

    However I know John is a very skilled manipulator of image and light.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    17,348
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    9
    hi michael

    i wouldn't say 2 days and see what happens mainly because i am too impatient but yes, exactly ..

    thanks stone!
    john

  5. #15
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,940
    Images
    344
    I think stabilised photogenic drawings may come under this heading, as would Anthotypes.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  6. #16
    blansky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Wine country in Northern California
    Posts
    5,138
    You want entropy, photograph children.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

  7. #17
    David Brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    near Dallas, TX USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    3,408
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    ... leaving things to complete chance without a pre-defined image or result in mind - eg: point the camera anywhere without viewing, ... and "see what happens". That sort of thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    ... yes, exactly ...
    I don't go quite that far, but I do freely admit that for all my careful planning, framing, and exposure measurement, many of my best photographs have ended up being nothing like my "visualization" at the time the shutter fired. Happy accidents is probably a good term. Add to the "accidents" the deliberate manipulations that occur once in the darkroom, and there ya are ...
    David
    Taking pictures is easy. Making photographs is hard.

    http://silverdarkroom.net
    http://silverdarkroom.wordpress.com

  8. #18
    Blighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Lancaster, N.W. England
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    881
    Images
    70
    'Serendipity' springs to mind.
    Norman is an island.Time and tide wait for Norman.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    108
    Entropy: Sending your film to a less than stellar lab and getting back someone elses photos.

  10. #20
    dasBlute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    176
    Images
    21
    "Nobody knows what entropy really is, so in a debate you will always have the advantage."
    - von neumann to shannon
    I need some more entropy in my approach , I seem way too obsessive about sharpness and perfect negs...

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin