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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera

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For me, if I'm working a subject, I find it's usually the first one or two, or the last one or two. I suppose those represent either the first vision that struck and attracted me, or else the one that came to me after a while studying the subject.

One of our senior club members (Davis Steel, who shoots Olympus exclusively these days) emphasises the value of working the subject, and I must say I think he's right.
I suggest you dust off your old film gear and enter the world of photographic brain training. But jokes aside, I picked up a copy of Magnum Contact Sheets and clearly the 'togs of the day (some still alive) would expose the best part of a roll if the subject was worthy.
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Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera

Yes, that's one of my all time favourite photo books.
Available for under thirty quid at times if you keep an eye out. Massive value.
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Yes, that's one of my all time favourite photo books.
Available for under thirty quid at times if you keep an eye out. Massive value.
Here too, think I paid 29.95.
Great learning to be had from the voluminous pages, a must have in my opinion.
Rule #something, buy more books, less gear.
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Corollary of rule #something - buy a bigger house

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Re: The lure of the uncomplicated camera

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For me, if I'm working a subject, I find it's usually the first one or two, or the last one or two. I suppose those represent either the first vision that struck and attracted me, or else the one that came to me after a while studying the subject.

One of our senior club members (Davis Steel, who shoots Olympus exclusively these days) emphasises the value of working the subject, and I must say I think he's right.
But is that because you have an emotional response having taken the shots. An impartial observer may pick entirely different shots.
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Corollary of rule #something - buy a bigger house

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But is that because you have an emotional response having taken the shots. An impartial observer may pick entirely different shots.
The 'impartial observer' needs to buy his own camera - what a choice this person has, though, will it be digital or will it be film, tough decision.
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Yup. Except for "bookshelves" read "living room floor"

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The 'impartial observer' needs to buy his own camera - what a choice this person has, though, will it be digital or will it be film, tough decision.
By impartial observer I meant an editor choosing shots or a visitor to your web site. I was often surprised when checking the page views statistics as to which images were getting the most visits.
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By impartial observer I meant an editor choosing shots or a visitor to your web site. I was often surprised when checking the page views statistics as to which images were getting the most visits.
Yes indeed. In fact Eric Kim (like him or not) recommends not to look at or edit your images for a good number of months from the time of capture. Reason being, of course, human emotion can cloud objective judgement whether an image is worthy of sharing. If the photographer can find an independent critique then all the better. Of course if you shoot in analogue with latent images, then it generally enforces a time delay between capture and viewing.
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