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Author:  Mr_Flibble [ Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Combat Photography

Oh, and my latest toy

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Leica I (Standard, Model E) from 1938

Author:  Happysnapper [ Sat Jan 29, 2011 13:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Combat Photography

New site for my photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryjames ... ollections

Author:  AFPU-1 [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 14:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Combat Photography

Intereting stuff, Barry! Thanks for sharing. Don't know if I've put in my tuppence worth, but for my money, best photographers: Bob Capa and George Rodger in Europe and Edward Steichen (and his crew) in the Pacific. No mysteries there at all!

Author:  Mr_Flibble [ Tue May 10, 2011 10:20 am ]
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Just picked up two books from amazon: "Darkness Visible" - the WW2 memoirs of Charles Sumners who served in the 166th Signal Photo Company and Ray Boomhower's "One Shot" on war photographer John Bushemi who was killed in the Pacific.

Interesting reference material for SPC and US Warphotographers re-enactors.

Author:  AndréSAS [ Thu Feb 27, 2014 18:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Combat Photography

To stick to the title of this topic: I mainly am a re-enactor bringing a camera into the field rather than re-enacting a WW.2 photographer.
Main goal is to get some 'operational' footage. I hardly am into portrait stuff but like to capture the dirt, the smoke and fire on a battleground. Best way to do it is dress up like one of the guys and embed inside the actions. Haveing a gun license myself helps to stay safe in the hot zone.

Here's are some samples:
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I recently started using picasa as well:

https://picasaweb.google.com/115750537349815224112

Thank you for looking.

André

Author:  Paul W [ Wed May 07, 2014 16:51 pm ]
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Latest piece of set dressing - 4 inch lens rather than a 6 inch lens and some mixing and matching from helpful forum members but later war 16mm Filmo on B&H Filmo camera mount married to a New Zealand 1943 dated tripod. The clapperboard came from a junk shop (smelling heavily of cat wee - the blackboard's been replaced) but does have a broad arrow stamped in the top - it's a crude beastie which makes me think it may be something original !

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Author:  Mr_Flibble [ Mon May 19, 2014 6:08 am ]
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Excellent looking set, Paul :)

Author:  AFPU [ Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:10 am ]
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AndréSAS wrote:
To stick to the title of this topic: I mainly am a re-enactor bringing a camera into the field rather than re-enacting a WW.2 photographer.
Main goal is to get some 'operational' footage. I hardly am into portrait stuff but like to capture the dirt, the smoke and fire on a battleground. Best way to do it is dress up like one of the guys and embed inside the actions. Haveing a gun license myself helps to stay safe in the hot zone.

Here's are some samples:
Image
Image
Image
Image

I recently started using picasa as well:

https://picasaweb.google.com/115750537349815224112

Thank you for looking.

André


The best way to get period looking photographs is to use a period camera and not anything digital or with a zoom lens. I appreciate that having to judge shutter speeds and apertures is not easy the cameras such as the Super Ikonta 532/16's that the AFPU used back then and we use now, will give correct look.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:52 am ]
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AFPU wrote:

I appreciate that having to judge shutter speeds and apertures is not easy


That's the difference though between being a photographer in the strict sense of the word, as against being a 'machine operator' in regard to the digital age ... isnt it ...??? .. plus of course they did tend to use exposure meters back then, although with experience and knowing the film (speed) and equipment, it was, and is, possible to assess fairly accurately what the exposure needs to be

Author:  Mr_Flibble [ Mon Jul 07, 2014 19:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Combat Photography

"f/8 and be there was" was the saying. Focused at a particular distance in combination with a flashgun, gave the press photographers a sort of point-&-shoot option.

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