What's your photografic issue 2011?

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  1. Frank Chambers

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    Hi,

    I'm new to APUG and would like to thank all you guys: great forum, keep the analog spirit alive! I am living in Berlin, Germany and shoot some 35mm analog (and digital) Nikons, two very old Pentax too as well as a Mamiya RZ67 Pro.

    I would like to start with a question and if you like to answer, great!

    What's your most common photographic issue this year - so far? Well, I have to say I'm fixed some kind to high contrasts. Bright sunlight in a dark wood or something like that. And, the analog equipment and results are by far superior to digital! I knew that before, but I am mostly fixed on this self chosen topic this year and it gave me some great experiences.

    So, what's your photographic issue 2011?
     
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    Frank - hello and welcome to APUG. My biggest photo issue is trying to find time to get out and photograph. So just about any subject matter interests me.
     
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    My issue is not being able to afford more equipment.
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Frank!

    My biggest issue is to stop worrying about trying to make perfect pictures! I recently have been looking at the work of the great Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. All my life I have been so selective about what I shoot because I was just trying to be too careful to make perfectly composed and technically perfect pictures. And then I come across a shooter like Moriyama, and just the idea to just go out and shoot more and stop worrying feels so liberating!
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Frank!

    My biggest issue.... TIME! Too many photo ideas... not enough time to make them all happen.
     
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    Hi Frank - welcome to APUG! My biggest issue at the moment is not having a darkroom to print in -- I find I become a much more intuitive (and hopefully better) photographer when I've been looking at my own work with a more critical eye. I also live in a fairly standard, boring Japanese city and it's hard to find inspiration to go out and shoot -- I need to break out of the box and get the creative juices flowing again.
     
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    Hello Frank and welcome to APUG!. Like others my biggest issue is time.

    Jeff
     
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    Welcome.

    My photographic focus this year has been trying to catch up with today's digital technology. It is a necessary evil, but I am trying to make the most of it.
     
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    Not really an issue, this year I will begin using, and processing, colour negatives. I just received yesterday the last bits of equipments (flasks, acetic acid) and now I only need to go out taking pictures, with a negative attitude :wink:
     
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    I'll be setting up my first darkroom soon and learning how to print! With regards to photography itself, I plan to shoot more 4x5 with my Crown Graphic, especially color negative. A big C-41 negative can be a beautiful thing indeed.
     
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    My main issue is finding subjects which interest me, I live in London, but street photography does not interest me. I like landscapes, nature, and travel photos, not much of that going around here.
     
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    Apug is a fun place to learn and share.
    I will have to vote for the "time" issue. Never enough time. Even while on vacation the other week I ended up pulling out the M2 rangefinder more than the Tachihara because there was so many places we tried to fit in. so even on holiday there was time restrictions on using the view camera.

    Lee
     
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    My biggest issue is finding a way to make money out of this thing...
     
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    Mine is to get beyond my medical condition and getting strong enough to get back outside with enough strength to carry my MF format system and Meastro tripod like I did 20 years ago. High hopes, I know. Maybe settle for carrying the system or even just getting time and well enough to go a shootig with the Leica.
     
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    Deutsch? By "issue" were you looking for something like Fach or Thema? Oder meinst du etwas wie "problem"?

    My issue is finding time to do it all.

    My theme continues to be archeology.
     
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    My issue is to be able to find a Fuji Frontier scanner so I can operate it myself.
     
  17. Frank Chambers

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    Well it is the same, it's not?

    Time is the most important thing concentrating on an issue and there is no matter if it is a problem, a topic or a personal challenge. Therefore, I mentioned my contrast issue, that's all together, at least for me.