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Old 10-10-2018, 03:38 AM
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Default Why do you take photos?

I thought I would lead and by the number of people that post I suspect I just might be the only one that bothers to answer.

I'm a cross between a gear head and some one that like to be active. Photography fits these two like a glove. Cameras are fun to use. I really like the way you habe to figure things out on a film camera. I mostly like MF bodies because you have to think and figure more actions out.

Digital DSLRs bring a different skill set with a lot of really cool things to figure out. Though I hate menus as compared to dials. But still They are cool..

I love the darkroom. It has nothing to do with not liking the digital darkroom. I in fact use my digital darkroom a lot. Though I just don't find it as fun. The Darkroom is full of equipment and gadgets so natural I am drawn to it more.

Some where in between all of this gear I enjoy trying to duplicate other photographs. What I mean can I get the same lighting, exposure, composition or the same action. No I am not making the same photo but I am working on my skills to get then same results.

FOR EXAMPLE- can I get the same lighting for my portraits. Oh well this is what I enjoy about taking photos.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:14 PM
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Yousuf Karsh was a master of portraits For more guidance, study the painters of a few hundred years ago.

It was long ago said, "negatives are taken in the camera, prints are made in the darkroom." Perhaps anything that can be done in the darkroom can be well imitated in digital editing, and faster and often much easier. An original darkroom print by the photographer does have the advantage of being a product of that photographer's vision and execution. It is also rarer than the prints that have been mass produced with ease and precision. However, I don't differentiate between digital and analog prints in my own work.

It was easy to shut out the rest of the World while in the darkroom. However, in almost all of the darkrooms I set up, I worked standing up. Sitting in front of a computer is sedentary. Since my feet are smaller than my butt, I was obviously created to work at a computer.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:55 AM
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It's ashame most people would instantly recognize his photo of Winston Churchill but have no clue who he is.

I would suspect any one great with their post processing would create equal results regardless of wet or digital.

I Just love the smell of napalm, oh I mean stop bath in the morning.
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