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« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2013, 11:24 »
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I see a photographer and pilot taking unnecessary risks for a shot that could have been better and more easily taken with the plane grounded and then composited later. I could understand if they needed to light the plane for video, but for still photography?

Yuri wants to be some kind of "rockstar" of photogrpahy, and this was his best idea right now. Kinda fell short imho. Why he does this? Keep in mind, ppl here know him, and many admire him, but outside the microscopic world of microstock, next to photographers like f.e. Demarchelier he is a less than obscure name.


« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2013, 11:27 »
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PetaPixel just posted about this, Yuri Yuri Yuri, the guy that gets what he wants, a true professional ;D

« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2013, 11:33 »
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PetaPixel just posted about this, Yuri Yuri Yuri, the guy that gets what he wants, a true professional ;D


http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/1qmmp5/yuri_acurs_uses_30kw_of_fillflash_to_light_up_a/

« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2013, 11:50 »
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Remember he's sponsored by Profoto and Hasselblad and sells his monopod.  Those companies want to get something in return for their investment.  It's just part of his job.  I wouldn't mind setting up a few shots like this if someone is going to give me tens of thousands of dollars in equipment. 

« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2013, 12:52 »
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Remember he's sponsored by Profoto and Hasselblad and sells his monopod.  Those companies want to get something in return for their investment.  It's just part of his job.  I wouldn't mind setting up a few shots like this if someone is going to give me tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.

But it's a rainy, semi-boring video at best. Look at the kinda stuff gopro or redbull have on youtube, thats what you need to compete with for people's short attention span... next to that this is about as exciting as watching granma' mow the lawn.

« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2013, 12:54 »
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PetaPixel just posted about this, Yuri Yuri Yuri, the guy that gets what he wants, a true professional ;D


http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/1qmmp5/yuri_acurs_uses_30kw_of_fillflash_to_light_up_a/


Judging by those comments I'm guessing that that's not Yuri's official fan club?

« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2013, 13:14 »
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Remember he's sponsored by Profoto and Hasselblad and sells his monopod.  Those companies want to get something in return for their investment.  It's just part of his job.  I wouldn't mind setting up a few shots like this if someone is going to give me tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.

But it's a rainy, semi-boring video at best. Look at the kinda stuff gopro or redbull have on youtube, thats what you need to compete with for people's short attention span... next to that this is about as exciting as watching granma' mow the lawn.
Gopro's videos cost a lot more to make than Yuri's and they are different things.  Yuri is promoting himself, profoto, hasselblad, and his monopod in the video.  If you look at profoto's last youtube video it's only had 6,000 views in 6 months compared to Yuri's which had 10,000 in a day.  Seems fairly successful to me.

« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2013, 13:35 »
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Remember he's sponsored by Profoto and Hasselblad and sells his monopod.  Those companies want to get something in return for their investment.  It's just part of his job.  I wouldn't mind setting up a few shots like this if someone is going to give me tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.

But it's a rainy, semi-boring video at best. Look at the kinda stuff gopro or redbull have on youtube, thats what you need to compete with for people's short attention span... next to that this is about as exciting as watching granma' mow the lawn.
Gopro's videos cost a lot more to make than Yuri's and they are different things.  Yuri is promoting himself, profoto, hasselblad, and his monopod in the video.  If you look at profoto's last youtube video it's only had 6,000 views in 6 months compared to Yuri's which had 10,000 in a day.  Seems fairly successful to me.

If you account for athe cost of the strobes, etc, I don't think most of the videos cost more at all. Most of profoto's videos are startightforward ads, Yuri only has some logo peek-a-boo.

« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2013, 13:41 »
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Remember he's sponsored by Profoto and Hasselblad and sells his monopod.  Those companies want to get something in return for their investment.  It's just part of his job.  I wouldn't mind setting up a few shots like this if someone is going to give me tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.


But it's a rainy, semi-boring video at best. Look at the kinda stuff gopro or redbull have on youtube, thats what you need to compete with for people's short attention span... next to that this is about as exciting as watching granma' mow the lawn.

Gopro's videos cost a lot more to make than Yuri's and they are different things.  Yuri is promoting himself, profoto, hasselblad, and his monopod in the video.  If you look at profoto's last youtube video it's only had 6,000 views in 6 months compared to Yuri's which had 10,000 in a day.  Seems fairly successful to me.


If you account for athe cost of the strobes, etc, I don't think most of the videos cost more at all. Most of profoto's videos are startightforward ads, Yuri only has some logo peek-a-boo.

He didn't get the gear just to do that he's done other things to promote the companies. 
Inside Tour of Yuri Arcurs' Top Notch Photo Studio!

« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2013, 13:48 »
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we saw that before man, are you getting paid as well?

« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2013, 13:55 »
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we saw that before man, are you getting paid as well?
I was pointing out that the gear wasn't given to him just for shooting the fighter plane.  He promotes profoto in other videos as well.  Now that you mention it, are you getting paid to hate on Yuri?  It seems a bit unhealthy.

Ron

« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2013, 13:58 »
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What a stupid thread this has become, I am sure the OP didnt want this when he posted the video.

Votes down: You lot must be incredibly bitter !
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 14:08 by Ron »

« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2013, 18:03 »
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Ok, I think this thread has served it's purpose. 


 

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