Photographers wanted...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Greg Johnson-Managing Director MSC, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Hello

    MSC is a sporting photographic agency that currently specialises in motor
    sport all over the world.

    We are currently looking at expanding in to a range of new sporting markets
    outside of motor sport, and require more photographers in most major capital
    cities of Australia.

    Anyone wishing to express interest in joining MSC and with experience in
    sport/action photography should e-mail us off group at

    Greg Johnson
    Managing Director
    Greg Johnson-Managing Director MSC, Oct 4, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    Criteria ?
    Miro, Oct 4, 2003
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  3. Hello

    Applicants must have a large amount of experience in photography and be able
    to provide examples of their work.

    Due to our turn around times, pro quality digital equipment is necessary.

    Greg Johnson
    Managing Director
    Motor Sport Communications
    Greg Johnson-Managing Director MSC, Oct 4, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    Hmm are there really any digicams out there which produce "professional"
    quality results yet are fast enough for sport?

    Adam F
    Adam F, Oct 5, 2003
  5. You're making a joke right?
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 5, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    No - humour me.

    If I must explain myself, what I mean is that the full-frame, high
    resolution 35mm-based cameras like the 1Ds and the 14n are far slower in
    terms of fps than the 1D or Nikon D1 (for example), yet those do not have
    the resolution to match decent 35mm film. I guess it depends on what is
    meant by "professional quality". Perhaps there are now fast hi-res cameras
    out there, please enlighten me.

    Adam F
    Adam F, Oct 5, 2003
  7. but you can still capture professional results.... just not 8 of them in a
    second. I used my EOS1 for years without a booster, I still got the job
    done with results to match the guy next to me with a booster... I probably
    used a lot less film too. :)

    There was a day when I had to flick my thumb on a lever, at best I would
    have prob. got maybe 2 fps.... again, it got the job done with professional
    results. While I agree that 8 fps is GREAT for sport, it is not a
    mandatory requirement to produce pro results.
    Exactly.... professional quality is a sliding scale linked to intended use.
    Have a look at any sporting event and you will see many a pro using an
    EOS1D.... this "low" 4mp camera produces a large % of the professional
    images that you and I look at everyday. So again, hi-res is GREAT but it
    is not mandatory to produce professional results.
    I would hazard a guess that a high-res, high fps DSLR is just around the
    corner, but until then there are still plenty of options that produce....
    "professional" quality results that are fast enough for sport.
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 5, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    mm yeah the technology to xfer the image to memory quickly can't be that
    hard to produce when e.g. nvidia and ATi spend millions every year (every
    week probably) on developing faster memory access/throughput etc - perhaps
    the camera companies just need to work more closely with computer graphics

    also the vase majority of sports images are published in newspapers and
    magazines, rarely larger than ~8x12 inches in size so a 6mp digicam, I
    admit, could produce "professional quality" results. I just think it's a
    silly expression.

    one beef I have is that, unlike (it seems) everyone else here I have yet to
    see an inkjet print that has impressed me. can someone point me to a gallery
    in Sydney where I can get some education? Just out of interest, does anyone
    know if Ken Duncan uses digital printing or an enlarger?

    Adam F
    Adam F, Oct 5, 2003

  9. I too am not that fussed on inkjets... I looked at one once but much
    prefered the results from the Pegasus/Lamda/D-Lab machines and traditional
    wet processing... plus there is no time wasted printing (I send to the lab
    via FTP so that is nice and quick) nor is there any mess from inks, the
    other BIG plus is that we know the archival properties of true photographic
    paper. The 25+ year archival claim on inkjet is based on "simulated"
    exposure to conditions, unlike the real prints that have been hanging on the
    wall for years.
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 5, 2003
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    Cameron Guest


    99.9999999% of all major sporting events on the planet are now shot with
    digital slr's. There were thousands of them at the olympics, there will be
    hundreds and hundreds of them working at the RWC. The EOS1D and the Nikon
    D1H (D2H in use at last World Athletics champs and the upcoming RWC) give
    perfect results on a par with film. As a matter of a fact the D2H should be
    heaps better, it is rumoured that the D2H at 1600 is about as good as the
    D1H at 400.....
    Cameron, Oct 5, 2003
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    There are plenty of people out there with 1D and D1h cameras getting
    professional results. Megapixels ain't everything, the sensor quality is a
    big one. The size of the photosites on the sensor are a big part of how well
    the image will upscale. My D1h has fairly large ones due to being only 2.7mp
    on the 1.5x sized CCD, and believe it or not, the prints I've printed are
    better from it than my 6mpixel D100 (I haven't gone further than 8x12"
    though - never had a need to). I'd expect the Canon 1D to be about the same
    or even better with the 1.3x sized sensor with 4mp.

    Of course more resolution won't hurt, but the current tools are still very
    Gavin Cato, Oct 5, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    Ken Duncan would probably have specialist teams on call. Last I heard they
    drum scanned the image, did the photoshop business, made colour seps and
    then did professional colour proofs from the seps. My understanding was that
    the colour proofs were done in bulk.

    With Ken it depends on what his goal is. He will use all whatever he needs
    to get the gob done.

    I bought his recent book 3D Australia. It was done in collaboration with 3D
    shooting experts in Sydney.
    Miro, Oct 6, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    I dont suppose you would care to factor in Asia and India ?
    Miro, Oct 6, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    Now I just need them to be cheap...or maybe in another year or so a D1h will
    be considered so "redundant" I will be able to pick one up for $500 :)

    Adam F
    Adam F, Oct 7, 2003
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