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Tom Wood - Photographer

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My son sent me the link. Just watched it and had signed on to tell the forum, brilliant!

 

Presumably only available in the UK unfortunately?

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Many thanks Peter - always interesting to watch programmes about photography and, most importantly, photographers.

 

BTW, Sky Atlantic's programme about David Bailey's 'Stardust' NPG exhibition is worth a look if you have the means to watch it in retrospect.

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It's on youtube.

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There seems to be an unwritten rule that you never ask a famous photographer what camera he uses. So, having got that out of the way, what was the digital camera that Tom Wood was using?

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There seems to be an unwritten rule that you never ask a famous photographer what camera he uses. So, having got that out of the way, what was the digital camera that Tom Wood was using?

 

I may be wrong, but it looked like a Fujifilm X100s to me.

 

Alan

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I thought his camera was an X100, but the lens was rather large, maybe the W/A convertor was on.   Surprised he used the flash so much...

 

Glad my wife was watching it with me, until now she thought I was the only person embarrassing enough to take pictures of people on buses.

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Yes your right, think that's the wide conversion lens on the X100, as the fixed 23mm X100 lens is as flat as a pancake.

 

I too am surprised he used the flash as the conversion lens would have blocked the path of the flash resulting in a big dark shadow across much of the frame.

I guess the BBC just added the flash effect to make it look more obvious that he was taking picture as the X100's shutter is so darn quiet.

 

Parm

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Many thanks for the replies. Having had another look, I agree it looks like the Fuji X100 with a 'thumb up grip' attached via the hot shoe. Confess I didn't know such grips existed - seems like a good idea for one-handed operation.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Have known Tom for many years and he was our external examiner for a while at Newport. Lovely, gentle guy. He and I also shared a love of real ale. Whenever we went out he would say, "I'm having whatever Pete's having". He had a 10" x 8" camera he wasn't using so I bought it and that's my main camera now.

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Pete,

 

He certainly came across as a very nice guy that would be very good in a college environment.   I just looked on Amazon to see if he has any books on offer.  He has, but the prices are a bit daunting for me - he certainly does not undervalue his work.

 

Like your blog BTW.

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Pete,

 

He certainly came across as a very nice guy that would be very good in a college environment.   I just looked on Amazon to see if he has any books on offer.  He has, but the prices are a bit daunting for me - he certainly does not undervalue his work.

 

Like your blog BTW.

Many thanks Peter. The blog will be added to as I have time. 

 

I'm lucky in that I have most of his books and signed. Not that I intend to sell them. I'm lucky to have met and worked with photographers who's books I had and treasured for years and asked them to sign. Not that I'm a groupie! I know one VERY famous Magnum member who buys multiple copies of books, gets the photographers to sign them all and then flogs all but one of them on Ebay! 

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