Nice "capture!"

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  1. thetimedissolver

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    One of the things I find annoying about dig.. I mean, um... "non-analog" photography is the use of the term "capture." as in "Nice CAPTURE, Fred!"
    Why can't the term "picture" or "shot" be used? Is it too old fashioned?
    I don't remember this term being used in the past, or did I just miss out?
    Maybe I'm gettin' too old.
    Well, gotta go develop an Acros roll of captures. (Bleh!)

    Moderators : I just found a thread on this subject, so you can delete this post. Thanks!
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, that annoys me, too. Gotta go into the darkroom and do some imaging, myself.
     
  3. gandolfi

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    true, BUT

    as a dane I have always thought "shoot" was a terrible word! and I try never to use it!
    I'm not hunting.
    I'm not shooting.

    Im making images.
     
  4. blansky

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    In digital they use the word capture, because it rhymes with rapture.

    The person operating the digital device, goes "Oh my God, look what I found on the back of my rapture collector. I think I'll photoshop the shit out this and see if I can make a picture."


    Sorry......

    never mind.



    Michael
     
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    Just a guess ...

    The reference to capture probably is an attempt to differentiate between the image stored temporarily ("captured") in the temporary memory in the camera/on the memory card (and which is just as likely to be discarded as reviewed further), and the image which is actually stored on disk or shared with others or, gasp!, printed.

    If Polaroid (or Kodak) had come up with rewriteable and reusable instant film, us analogue fans might have done something similar.

    I think of it as sort of high speed fishing - "catch (or capture) and release" :smile:

    Matt
     
  6. argus

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    capture images vs. make pictures.

    Simple?

    G
     
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    Personally, I would prefer it that way. I am tired of the digital crowd usurping words that have very specific meanings, like darkroom, for their processes - for example "digital darkroom" or "dry darkroom" (as I recently read in LensWork).
     
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    I "bag" pictures or images. Get them before they're gone.
     
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    Dry darkroom?
    That's a new one. I guess I consider my darkroom dry since it doesn't have running H20. Just a nova proc. I walk to other end of the garage where I have a print washer setup on the hose.
    dry darkroom
    un-analog media
    perhaps, they'll call "flattening" layers to "dry Fixing" the image :smile:
     
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    To me, I guess it don't matter, I do what I do, they do what they do....Life goes on...

    Dave
     
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    It also rhimes with "fracture" as in "digital is a fracture of the quallity of film" or "I got a fracture by using the mouse too much", etc.

    I personally kidnap my photographs. I grab them, gag them, tie them and throw them inside a dark room...
     
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    Ya know Ari, lately you don't seem like the quiet young man that you used to be.

    I think I'm liking the new you better.



    Michael
     
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    I don't capture my images with a digital camera, I just toss a net over them.
     
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    hmm

    did you know: H.C Andersen, the famous danish fairy teller once said:sad:he was one of the first important people in Dk that really loved the new technique)

    in a sort of quote to a friend:"did you know, that in the south, the sun is so strong that a plate can drink the light".....

    he used the non-danisk word "inddrikke" which means in non-english(as in I don't know the word) in-drinking..

    I kind of like that sentence.

    to drink light.
     
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    I've got to go with Dave on this. It is just another medium - a new one at that. The people working in it are still developing their own vocabularies and sets of values. I really can't get too upset about cross over terms or critical of odd sounding new terms.

    That alot of the digital work I see I think is crap does not surprise me. Hell, go look at a lot of the photo sites on the web - there is an incredable amount of just plain awful work around. I just pass it bye.

    They are doing something different. It neither threatens nor diminishes what I do. Give them a hundred years or so and see what they come up with.
     
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    Just for the heck of it, the word "photograph" means "light drawing". I guess I think of the way light more or less "etches" into film emulsion as more like a drawing than stimulating photo sensors in a memory array.
     
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    Inddrikke... I like that. I suppose that in English, it would be "drinking in", as in to "drink in the beautiful scenery" or to "drink in the warmth of the sun".
    The term "photography", (light writing or light drawing), has always made me a bit uncomfortable because my handwriting is awful and my drawing abilities are childish at best. Drinking, however, is something for which I seem to have a natural aptitude.

    Lewis Carroll of "Alice in Wonderland" fame was also an early inddrikke... uh...-er.
    I suppose that a fanciful imagination is a valuable adjunct to photography.
     
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    Hmmmmmm, food for thought.

    To take the lyrical a bit further: I have always disliked the term "taking a picture". As in: go there, take it, leave.

    I see the whole process more as a "receiving", or "getting" a picture. As in getting it, or making onself available to the situation at hand, and the situation more or less dictating where and when the picture "is", and the photographer being there to receive it.

    Kinda the other way around. The picture taking YOU, not you it. Hm?

    End of philosophical rant.

    Always nice to be here! :smile:

    Imke
     
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    As LCG says "I don't care who you are, now that's funny".
     
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    Unintentionally contrary to what Dave said, the problem will be resolved when the comet hits. None of our work will turn out to be archival after all, and life won't go on. ;-)

    But, that shouldn't dissuade us from having a good time until then. :cool:
     
  21. arigram

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    I think you have corrupted me Michael...

    Actually, I am not what I look like.
    I look like a sweet and innocent young boy and in truth I am
    a Marquis de Sade in disguise...

    Oh, me too, allthough the change happened some years ago!
    I appreciate your appreciation Michael, I enjoy your thoughfull
    and seriously funny posts and take your compliments seriously!

    Too bad you have that beard...
     
  22. Ole

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    I'm hoping that some of my prints (and/or cameras) will be fossilised to the confusion of future paleontologists. So I try to make them as archival as I can. :D

    Now that is a sane argument. I agree!