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The first thing that came into my mind when I heard Amazon was buying whole foods was their video of the no checkout store, where the bill was just sent to your phone after. What's more whole foody than the fact you won't be able to shop there without the newest iPhone?
To me it's premium hippy market meets high tech solutions. Forget about the employees, we won't need them in 2 years. And who's more likely to be on board with weird innovative grocery solutions? Not mr 50 year old farmer dude that pays cash everywhere, that's for sure. Whole foods is the perfect test run before you open Amazon store.
Huh. Today I learned!
Funny how it was the opposite way of what I was thinking. Not them mis-using internet words (which does happens in corporate settings) but us internetters hijacking a perfectly established word.
What's the maximum famouseness poets ever reached in the USA? As someone that grew up in french speaking Canada, I honestly have no idea. In russia, poets during their lifetime were mega famous at some point. Like celebrity level famous. Was there a period like that in US history too? Or were they all just famous amongst intellectuals and then just canonized to be taught at school?
- Voznesensky’s generation of poets, which included Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Bella Akhmadulina, declaimed their work in sports stadiums to overflow crowds. A moment presented itself — the relative artistic freedom of the early Khrushchev era — and these poets pounced on the microphone. As Mr. Voznesensky put it, with a punk lip curl: “The times spat at me. I spit back at the times.”
Sidenote I was at the marketing retreat at my new job today and they keep saying stuff like " we're constantly trolling for pictures of our product on instagram"."we're trolling all the time"
Has trolling acquired a new meaning? Cause they clearly meant browsing/searching.
Yeah, thank god Ctl-Z works everywhere!
I was shooting at the highest stop for most the shots - but the really close stones are still not in focus perfectly. Maybe i'm just being picky...
Got that tripod and shutter release so all should be good. Scored the good manfrotto stuff, it doesn't do any fancy flips but is pretty solid :)
yeah, got that blinky screen set so i know when i blow out the whites :) I'll look into getting that color card.
Cool video - been essentially doing the same thing all day with blemishes on the rocks. The lightroom brush works quite well actually.
Yup rule of thirds has been a struggle.
Submitted pictures with 1/3 cobblestones = not enough cobble stones was the feedback
2/3 cobblestones pictures are harder to pull off so they don't look too boring.
And then i start running into depth of field problems where i got to do multiple shots to later blend everything in focus. (Which i still need to pull off successfully - tried a couple times today but turns out i need to take more pictures than i anticipated for everything to be sharp)
Taking pretty pictures is significantly easier than taking pretty pictures of x. But with all the tutorials I've been watching and all you guy's help, I'm improving fast imo :)
I feel like todays work is a lot better: https://imgur.com/a/RrH7F
Still working at turtle pace in lightroom. Doesn't help my usual shortcuts don't work and sometimes mess up something when they correspond to some other action.
Better? It's still a bit blown out, but it was literally the sun there.
I guess I'll have to shoot a bunch because they're asking me 7-10 shots per subject so they can make their selection too. Time to watch some data lightroom management tutorials.
You're right about not showing messed up pics anymore, one big reason I did was to show I was out there working on something and not just sitting at home all day. I'll have to go re-shoot that location properly tomorrow morning - at least it will show fast progress on my part. I think they expected a bit of a learning curve when they hired someone without a real background in photography (theoretical or practical), but the steeper it is the better!
Thanks a bunch for all the feedback, appreciate the tough love :) I feel like a better photographer just after reading this.
Do you think I should mess around with LUTs? I was thinking of keeping it as non-sylized as I could, since the point is to sell rocks and I don't want to colours to be too far off reality. And trendy faded black pics are going to look like shit in a couple of years.
Okay - here is my first trial with the equipment i'll have. Comments, critique?
I messed up the first picture a little and the house is not very sharp because of it. Also having a little trouble conveying the true colour of the rocks in picture #3 (it's the same location as #4 and #5 and looks hella different.)
But overall, I'm pretty happy with the result :)