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NYC Photography
« on: August 13, 2006, 11:57:15 PM »
I picked up a digital SLR a few months back in Jan/Feb, and have been pretty happy with it.  Here are some recent shots, feel free to contribute anything you guys are shooting - it's great to see different people's preferences of subjects, styles, motifs...

Friday (Aug 11):

Southstreet Seaport (part of a street performance):


Southstreet Seaport (Josh Ritter performing):


Williamsburg, Brooklyn (that interesting-looking church near like N11):

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 05:55:31 AM »
Nice snaps Zip, there are a lot of us in the area who take photos and are generally interested in photography. Sorabji (who I haven't seen a post from in a long, long time ...) does terrific work and has a wonderful site:

http://www.sorabji.com/

And then there is the Astoria group on flickr where some of us post to as well:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/astoria/




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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 07:54:41 AM »
^thanks for the links.

You're right - Sorabji's got a ton of good stuff up, and also Flickr is probably a better place to post lots of shots than here.  I guess I should get an account at some point.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 08:29:46 AM »
I'm also pretty fond of Zooomr, which is like Flickr but has a couple of extra features (and some annoying bugs, but hopefully they'll squash 'em soon). One feature is geo-tagging, where you can put your photos on a Google map and then find other photos near them. And it's a little more Web 2.0 in interface than Flickr too.

Here are my photos that I've put up there: http://beta.zooomr.com/photos/harlan

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 09:22:14 AM »
i regularly visit NYC photoblogger Joe: http://joesnyc.streetnine.com/

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 10:28:33 AM »
I like Quarlo. His colors are totally supersweet.

http://www.quarlo.com/083005.html


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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 10:38:48 AM »
Speaking of photography, any suggestions on where to get good-quality but inexpensive photo frames? The local places in Astoria seem to charge about $60 for frame/matting/etc for an 8x10 photo. I can get what I want online for $25 or so, but would prefer a brick-and-morter place if I could find one...

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 11:23:53 AM »
hey zip.. What lens are you using.. Your pics are so sharp!

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 11:32:47 AM »
I love the color quality as well  :-)
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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 12:39:27 PM »
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hey zip.. What lens are you using.. Your pics are so sharp!
thanks - the first two were shot with a fairly inexpensive Nikkor 55-200mm lens, and the third one was shot with a slightly more expensive Sigma 15-30mm lens.

thanks for the links to those photo blogs - they're looking pretty impressive at a glance so far.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 12:43:45 PM »
i'm a fan of www.rion.nu. she recently moved from nyc but her shots always amaze. and the site design is mighty nice, too.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2006, 04:41:31 PM »
Speaking of photography, any suggestions on where to get good-quality but inexpensive photo frames? The local places in Astoria seem to charge about $60 for frame/matting/etc for an 8x10 photo. I can get what I want online for $25 or so, but would prefer a brick-and-morter place if I could find one...
Have you tried Michael's Craft Store on Northern and like 54th ish?
They'll frame and matte for you or you can buy what you need and do it yourself.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2006, 04:58:59 PM »
Speaking of photography, any suggestions on where to get good-quality but inexpensive photo frames? The local places in Astoria seem to charge about $60 for frame/matting/etc for an 8x10 photo. I can get what I want online for $25 or so, but would prefer a brick-and-morter place if I could find one...

I use Frames by Mail. They're not expensive, they have standard size frames and mats, but, the best part is you can create your own, any size frame or mat, multiple image mats, and get them in any color, shape, position, etc. Plus, you can design it all online with a preview. Used them to get the frames and mats for my comic book art pages (couldn't use standard sizes for them - they're 17 x 21 and mat, frame, glass, and backing were just under $20 each).

http://www.framesbymail.com

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2006, 05:44:11 PM »
Hey duluoz cats -

With frames by mail, what do you do about glass?  I see they won't ship glass (probably a good idea), but they offer plexiglass.  Have you tried that?  Do you buy glass locally afterward?

I've been trying to figure this one out for a little while now...

Thanks!

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2006, 09:28:22 PM »
Hey all

I was wondering if someone can help me out. I am shooting a wedding next week, but I don't have a good flash. I have collateral, I could throw  you a couple of bucks in you want. I would only need it for a day.

I have a Pentax istDSLR.  I really appreciate it.

Thanks

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 10:08:03 AM »
you can go to adoramon on 18th street. They have a rental department. You can even rent lenses! www.adorama.com


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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 10:17:48 AM »
^ah, i forget they do rentals.

i think i might like adorama more than b&h because it feels a little less chaotic in there.

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006, 10:29:24 AM »
i think i might like adorama more than b&h because it feels a little less chaotic in there.

I love B&H. It reminds me that (a) I'm in New York, whose population only recently went below 1 million Jews, and (b) how completely gear-crazy shutterbugs can get...

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006, 10:32:32 AM »
Gah! B&H drives me insane. (I'm a photographer/photo student). Went there once, that was enough for me. I'm all about Adorama, and I have a friend who uses Alkit for rentals, and likes them a lot.
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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006, 10:50:05 AM »
the tiny but incredibly stocked lens and repro on 17th street is worth a visit. in addition to supplying every camera rentable imaginable, they also do repairs.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006, 12:35:10 PM »
^ah damn, nice prices there, it seems, at a glance.  i might try walking there at lunch soon - thanks

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2006, 05:49:01 PM »
I was just wondering if anybody was looking for something interesting to shoot around Astoria.  I was walking down 41st St. (may have been 42nd) btw 25 Ave and 28th ave and there is this incredible house with an awesome looking door on it.  I think that it would be something nice to photograph.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2006, 10:01:13 PM »
^ah, thanks for the heads up -

i rarely am that far over in astoria (typically more on the other side of the tracks (31st st).  i'll check it out at some point.  although i'm shooting up in boston this weekend.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2006, 09:14:26 AM »
hmmm. i guess i should take a look. i've ridden up there before (since i'm on 41st)... might be worth a shot (no pun intended)  :roll:
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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2006, 08:27:22 AM »
I love B&H. It reminds me that (a) I'm in New York, whose population only recently went below 1 million Jews, and (b) how completely gear-crazy shutterbugs can get...


I love B&H, too. They know their stuff, period. Granted they don't suffer fools, and that can be a bit unnerving, but ever since they moved into the new space they seem to have lightened up a little on the attitudes. Plus, you never know who you'll run into there. I love seeing all the pros that come in with their tortured cameras, all taped up with notes on aperture settings and shot lists, their lenses dinged within an inch of their lives. And they have some of the best used equipment in the city, too.

G*d, I remember how impossible the old store was to navigate and get service from ... but that was part of the allure, heh. By the time it got to be your turn you were as ornery as the sales person.  8-)

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 08:32:03 AM »
Hey duluoz cats -

With frames by mail, what do you do about glass?  I see they won't ship glass (probably a good idea), but they offer plexiglass.  Have you tried that?  Do you buy glass locally afterward?

I've been trying to figure this one out for a little while now...

Thanks!


(Sorry, just saw this post!) I used the plexiglass, it's actually nicer than glass, I think -- it doesn't reflect light, so you see the image more clearly behind it.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2006, 08:35:11 AM »
(Sorry, just saw this post!) I used the plexiglass, it's actually nicer than glass, I think -- it doesn't reflect light, so you see the image more clearly behind it.

I just received a couple of frames from framesbymail. The matting looks great (despite my cutting the tolerances a little close!), but the frames have glue marks on the visible surface! I'm going to call them today to find out how their customer service is...

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2006, 11:20:00 AM »
Hey Harian...please do keep us updated on that.  I am just about to order from them and this could certainly affect  my decision.

Sorry your aggrivation becomes our education.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2006, 11:47:54 AM »
Hi Adam. I called them and they're sending replacement frames soon. They were just fine about it. I'll let you know how the replacement frames look. I'm planning on using the new frames for gifts while keeping the old ones for myself.

Hey Harian...please do keep us updated on that.  I am just about to order from them and this could certainly affect  my decision.

Sorry your aggrivation becomes our education.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2006, 03:05:24 PM »
i took these shots the other weekend in dumbo:













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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2006, 03:13:26 PM »
shot this in astoria today:



shot this in williamsburg last month:


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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2006, 03:15:39 PM »
Zip, nice photos! I particularly like the building shell (Water St, right?) and the trumpeter...

Hi Adam. I called them and they're sending replacement frames soon. They were just fine about it. I'll let you know how the replacement frames look. I'm planning on using the new frames for gifts while keeping the old ones for myself.

For the record, they sent the two replacement frames very quickly. One of them was almost perfect and one was just as bad as the other two. I guess the answer is that they have inexperienced people constructing the wooden frames. Next time I'll try metal frames, where at least they won't have wood glue on them... I sent the better of my frames, along with the (very nice) matting and a photo I took to my sister for her birthday, and she really liked it, so that's the important thing...

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« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2006, 03:19:04 PM »
Zip, nice photos! I particularly like the building shell (Water St, right?) and the trumpeter...

thanks man :)  yep, exactly - water street.

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Re: NYC Photography
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2006, 09:31:01 AM »
Hey Zip! love the pictures... I like the Mano's papya shot.. It almost looks like the phone was posing for you.. :mrgreen:

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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2006, 01:55:41 PM »
Hey Zip! love the pictures... I like the Mano's papya shot.. It almost looks like the phone was posing for you.. :mrgreen:

Really enjoyed the photos.
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