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Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kev, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Kev

    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    November 1, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    That's a good question.

    There must be several workable solutions.

    The best one I've been able to come up with
    for myself is to make the best quality prints
    I can. I use film and photosensitive paper.
    But -- to be sure -- they should be framed.
    So the bulk grows and grows. Hardly suitable
    for entire collections.

    Man Ray said he wouldn't rest until he saw
    his paintings in a 'big fat art book'. I
    wonder if in the future that will change to
    big fat pdf file??

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    telephone: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd Erlick, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. Kev

    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    November 1, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    It seems perfectly reasonable to print the
    ones you like best, and keep the big digital
    file too. It's cheap, and a resource for the
    future family. The best of both worlds for
    very little money.

    For future generations, the more pictures the
    better. Who knows what they will find of
    interest? Probably just the cars in all the
    backgrounds ...

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    telephone: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd Erlick, Nov 1, 2006
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  3. Kev

    Bill Funk Guest

    National Geographic photogs shoot literally hundreds of rolls of film
    for an end result of 15-25 pictures in an article.
    Kinds puts your comments to shame, doesn't it?
    Bill Funk, Nov 1, 2006
  4. Kev

    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    November 1, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    Is it ever!

    I haven't come close to scanning all my
    negatives from the 70s and 80s, but it is
    wonderful to go through them onscreen, where
    it's much easier to see what's going on than
    in contact prints.

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    telephone: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd Erlick, Nov 1, 2006
  5. Kev

    Bill Funk Guest

    A good list, except for number 3...
    Number 3 should be: Learn from your mistakes.
    And that's the hardest one.
    Bill Funk, Nov 1, 2006
  6. Kev

    ronviers Guest

    Hundreds of roles? Imagine the dust, ant stings, mosquito bites, rope
    burns, sunburn, frostbite etc. involved in exposing hundreds of roles
    - now that's masochistic.

    ronviers, Nov 1, 2006
  7. Kev

    Bill Funk Guest

    Easy when the shots are set pieces.
    When I shoot at a fair or the Renn Festival, I shoot a lot, because
    things happen fast. Even taking a picture of a passing person in
    costume will take several shots, because you don't know which one will
    be THE one. Dynamic scenes require many shots to get the right one.
    Bill Funk, Nov 1, 2006
  8. What on earth are you trying to say, man?
    Richard Polhill, Nov 1, 2006
  9. I took 683 in about 40 minutes this morning, hanging out of the window
    at an average speed of 110mph at 2000 feet, freezing cold. A quick
    glance through, and I haven't found any crap ones yet...
    Willy Eckerslyke, Nov 1, 2006
  10. Kev

    ronviers Guest

    When I see the face of a gorilla on the cover of National Geographic I
    assume there were a lot of ant bites involved. Possibly even a
    photographer in a fetal position getting the crap beat out of him by a
    family of angry gorillas - trying like crazy to protect his/her

    ronviers, Nov 1, 2006
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    Chris Hills Guest

    Depends on photography..... try using a tripod at a kids party.

    Having done a lot of point and shoot with firearms in the military There
    are many pictures I have got through reacting quickly and "snapped" a
    quick shot. Pausing would have meant no picture at all.
    True but it can help you get pictures you can not get with poor
    equipment. It all depends what sort of photographs you want to take.
    Chris Hills, Nov 1, 2006
  12. Kev

    Chris Hills Guest

    That's OK just use a tripod......

    Can you imagine trying to use a tripod with a bunch of curious apes or
    gorillas around... some of it wil be point and shoot and hope he hasn't
    grabbed the camera.
    Chris Hills, Nov 1, 2006
  13. Kev

    Surfer! Guest

    Hundreds of rolls I think!

    Must confess to having shot 2 roles this week just because the sea
    looked so good. Lovely breakers today at one place, so hard to capture,
    but at least there was enough sun to shot at 1/1000 or 1/2000 so
    handheld was fine. :D Yesterday there was less light so it was tripod,
    f22 and a cable release aiming for the other end of the spectrum. And,
    there was no dust, ant tings, mosquito bites, rope burns, sunburn or
    frost bite involved, just a bit of stinging in the eyes from the fresh
    breeze and a thin layer of salt & sand on the car.
    Surfer!, Nov 1, 2006
  14. You know it appears, when reading all these tips, that the majority of
    posters only consider landscape photography.

    I suppose if you look at the photos in any amateur photo competition
    these days the pictures will be 45% landscape, 45% nature and 10% that
    get no votes. I appreciate a nice landscape and a picture of an animal,
    but it's always the 10% that contains the interesting stuff.
    Richard Polhill, Nov 1, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    Well, it's the 'other' really, isn't it? It's that indefinable
    something extra. Subject itself isn't greatly important unless the
    competition states it.

    If you take a look at last year's BBC weather calendar (viewers pics)
    just looking at those thumbnails for me five leap from the page
    april - september - october - november and december and it's just that
    indefinable something.
    Paul Heslop, Nov 1, 2006
  16. Yeah, but they can afford it....They charge about $4, or $5 an issue, plus
    they publish three or four other magazines, any one of which can use some of
    those shots that don't make the main mag.......
    William Graham, Nov 1, 2006
  17. I've been following this thread, and the only tip I can add to the mix is
    one my dad used to use.....Get up really early every morning....The best
    time to get good nature shots is at sunrise. - I wish I could tell you that
    I follow his advice, but in fact, I go to sleep about 3:00 AM, and seldom
    get up before 11:00 AM......:^) But then, I don't take near as good pictures
    that my dad did, either.......
    William Graham, Nov 1, 2006
  18. Kev

    Bandicoot Guest

    Souds like you and me have much the same internal clock. I love the early
    morning light - but I very seldom get to see it (unless it's because I
    haven't gone to bed yet...)

    Bandicoot, Nov 1, 2006
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    Alex Guest

    He'd starve to death.
    Alex, Nov 1, 2006
  20. Kev

    Alex Guest

    And if you want to make great landscapes, you still need to take
    plenty of photos. Just to make sure that every whisp of cloud is in
    exactly the right place to enhance your photo. You can't "just compose
    it properly" as the scene will be changing from moment to moment (even
    quicker if there's a strong wind).
    Alex, Nov 1, 2006
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