Oh, and that was three weeks and ever since. Holy WOW! Whatta month.
Looking forward to it. Thank you for subscribing to APUG. I hope you enjoy the site a bit as much as I have. It will then be worth it.
Nonetheless. A very impressive photograph. One I have not yet even attempted.
Glad to see you posted here again. I've been considering posting more, but other things have been interfering.
Valerie, the loan market totally shriveled up over the past year; I think many students are simply dropping out due to financial concerns. Classes that have additional surcharges (e.g. chem labs and photo labs) may be especially hard hit.
You got an A, right? I'm getting pretty particular about giving them out.
I enjoyed it!
Convenience. Yup. How much of your time is your creativity ultimately worth? How much of your busy schedule are you willing to sacrifice in order to make good on the needs of your creative soul?
Oh, and thanks.
Thanks Chris, you raise a lot of important questions. By the way, you are quite the poet, too! I enjoyed that.
On the general issue of how we think about print presentation, I think that many of these decisions are increasingly based on convenience and cost... both of which tend to force the photographer into the well-trodden rut stomped out by the masses.
Your blog begs a few questions from me, Keith. How many of us that display our work truly take size and perspective into account? How many of us really wrap our heads around how we want the final print to appear to the viewer after the contrast control and the toning? How many of us stand in front of prints of differing sizes from differing distances in order to guage the impact it will have on the viewer? How many of us cast lighting on the print from a million different angles of varying degrees of intensity? What about surrounding furniture, etc.?
We all have a vision in mind for our work and it sells oneself short to stop the vision two-thirds of the way from inception to completion. You expose it. Your process and print it. Now you must engage the viewer in your presentation as well or you have let yourself down as an artist.
And I will practice what I preach in the Blind Print Exchange. I have not given such things much thought myself as a new printer. But I will from here on out.
Thank you for expressing these wonderful thoughts, Keith. Mission accomplished.