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Forum: Photos 05-25-2008, 05:48 AM
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Posted By markgong
To Polonaise: No luck ;)

I get lucky a lot but this shot took two days of waiting on the steps to nail. I first saw the laundry hanging there the first day and waited and shot for about an hour. The next day, I went back...
Forum: Photos 04-25-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By markgong
Re: To euryan: Honesty

Haha same here...unless it's overcast or raining. I don't shoot sunny 16 that much but it never hurts to have a camera around.

Mark
Forum: Photos 04-24-2008, 03:57 AM
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Views: 223
Posted By markgong
To Polonaise: thanks

Hi George, thank you for the kind words on this and the other images. I went into Cuba looking to create some original photos out of a country that's over photographed. I don't think I did the best...
Forum: Photos 04-24-2008, 03:54 AM
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Views: 227
Posted By markgong
To tamatree: Toning

This image was intentionally toned to have a darker exposure. If I made it brighter, I think the yellow background would complete for the attention of the rest of the subjects. That and to me, the...
Forum: Photos 04-24-2008, 03:52 AM
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Views: 230
Posted By markgong
To horatiuTT: Camera shake

Hi Horatiu,

I think the reason this image and my other images doesn't get a lot of responses is due to the thumbnails. I like to layer a lot and create complex images where a quick glimpse on a...
Forum: Photos 04-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By markgong
Re: To markgong: zoom

Oh yes, the D3 is an excellent camera but I found it too big and bulky to be an effective street photography camera. It takes longer for the subject to get use to it and it's a pain in the ass to...
Forum: Photos 04-19-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By markgong
Re: To markgong: zoom

I completely get the unpredictability of kids playing. I did a quick workshop on this photo where I cropped and rotated the image just slightly. For me it's better to crop out the man on the right...
Forum: Photos 04-19-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By markgong
To horatiuTT: Workshop

Hi Horatiu,

I actually prefer b/w for this photo as well, but keeping with the rest of the series in Cuba, I decided to go with color. I like your workshop but I think it's hard to get the skin...
Forum: Photos 04-19-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By markgong
Re: To markgong: black thing

Haha, sounds like the canon has the same issues with its lens hood as the Nikon. There were a couple times with the Nikon 24-70 where the lens hood rotated and created a similar effect. Like I...
Forum: Photos 04-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By markgong
To Luko: My rational

I knew I can count on you for a good critique Luko :). A few things bothered me about the original color version of the photo (I posted a workshop of it):

1. The color of the girl's shirt and...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By markgong
To horatiuTT: exposure

Hi Horatiu,

This photo is essentially untouched and I was just blessed with great light. I spot metered for the highlights and set the camera on manual. A DSLR will always expose for the...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By markgong
To euryan: Honesty

Thank you for the honest critique Ryan. I am actually more concerned with the people in the back wearing white than getting down to her eye level. I found that my shooting style generally involves...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By markgong
To Luko: Four layers

Thanks for taking a closer look Luko. I was actually looking forward to hearing your critiques regarding my new photos. I've been shooting nothing but portraits and fashion the last year so Cuba...
Forum: Photos 04-15-2008, 05:39 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By markgong
To maciekda: Flickr

I haven't jumped on Flickr yet due to image grab issues I've heard about in the past. I take it you like Flickr?

Thank you for the kind words.

Mark
Forum: Photography 04-15-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,796
Posted By markgong
The Eddie Adams Workshop

I completely forgot to mention this on TE, but any young or new pro photographer should apply to the Eddie Adams Workshop. It's the only workshop of it's kind in the world where tuition is free and...
Forum: Photography 04-15-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,211
Posted By markgong
Re: Jeff Hutchens

In addition to being a great photographer, Jeff is also a very decent person. He's actually located here in DC and I've met him a few time through another PJ. You're right in that Jeff takes a...
Forum: Photos 04-10-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By markgong
To Blairfraser: China

Funny you mention China Blair. Cuba reminded me a lot of what China was like 20 years ago before. I was born in China and lived there for a number of years before moving to the states. The social...
Forum: Photos 04-10-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By markgong
To mariandrea: Thanks

Thanks for the comment Maria. The photo was intentionally exposed for the midtones rather than for the highlights. This was done to show the elegant interior as well as blow out the busy rooftop...
Forum: General 01-15-2007, 10:54 AM
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Views: 9,781
Posted By markgong
Re: Who s really a good photographer in TE ??

Hey, I never deleted my account...I've just been away. ;)

To be honest, the internship at the washington post this summer burned me out a bit from photojournalism. 70 hour weeks for 12 weeks...
Forum: Photography 09-28-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By markgong
Re: Big congrats to Mark Gong

Thanks Don and Herve! I'm really flattered you guys even mentioned me. I am really excited for Eddie Adams (7 days to go). My team leaders include an AP photo editor, National Geographics head...
Forum: General 05-17-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By markgong
Re: Career Help!

Why are you listening to other people when it's your life. Do you what love and love what you do...you can't go wrong. You may not be rich, but you'll be happy. Life's too short to be something...
Forum: Photography 04-17-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By markgong
Re: Refugee Camps in Africa

I don't think the issue is not getting a press pass as so much, how you are going to get the photos out. The reason the UN looks for press passes is that they know the photographers that are...
Forum: Photography 04-15-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By markgong
Eugene Richards joins VII

Taken from Frank Evers' post on Lightstalkers. I think this is fantastic news for VII! Richards is definately one of my favorite and most influencial photographers. I know Richards left Magnum...
Forum: Photos 04-13-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By markgong
To nygus: Agreed

The photo was cropped from a horizontal. I wish now that I left more space above the man's head for the eyes to follow, but alas, it's too late for that. I agree with what eleparc is saying about...
Forum: Photos 04-02-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By markgong
Re: To sohrab: photography magazines

Sohrab speaks true on a lot of topics. If Magnum and VII is your goal, then you need to start shooting for that now. What makes them so special is their passion and unique vision, not just their...
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