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  1. What's So Special About Black and White?

    by , 03-08-2009 at 11:39 PM
    What's So Special About Black and White?

    'Fine art' photography has historically been so dominated by black & white that some might conclude that artistic photography is black & white. Why is this so? After decades of technical refinements in colour photography leading to modern c41, E6, colour instant film processes and the digital technologies, why is black and white photography still perceived as the higher art?

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    Reasons abound, of course. ...
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  2. Shaking things up a bit

    by , 03-05-2009 at 12:56 PM
    Well, now that I've gone and offloaded all my 35mm SLR stuff to fill out the Contax G2 kit, I'm thinking it might well be a good time to just take a break from all my large format shooting. I've been feeling a bit of creative blockage working with the big beasts lately, so maybe it's a good time to get funky with the little stuff and shoot more freehand. I'm definitely due for a vacation, and doing a bit more "street" type work with the rangefinder might be a good prescription to cure ...
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  3. Out with the old toys, in with the new...

    by , 03-01-2009 at 04:32 PM
    Well, I just unloaded a whole bunch of stuff today. All my Contax SLR stuff (RX body, 85, 50, 35 and 18-35 lenses), a Samsung digital camera, and some accessories got traded in to KEH at the local camera show. They were there to buy, and did not have a sale booth set up. Most of the other dealers there had rather sad piles of mostly undesireable stuff, overpriced. As I was waiting for the KEH guy to appraise my stuff, someone else was trading in a bunch of Contax G series stuff to another dealer. ...
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  4. Photographic Mathematics (not e = i x t)

    by , 02-28-2009 at 08:29 PM
    No, I'm talkin' economics. I thought I was sellin' my soul. But I really wanted to take the plunge. I had built a Mamiya M645j system over the space of five years and had gotten two bodies, prism finder, for C lenses, L pistol grip. Well I finally decided to sell all of this to make the jump to 4x5. I sold the kit for $500.00. I got enough to start. I got a 4x5 view camera from erie for $100.00. I got a 545 Pola holder form ebay for about $50.00. I got an expired (so what) box of P/N 55 ...
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  5. Buying lenscaps

    by , 02-24-2009 at 05:14 PM
    Well, I just got a new lens the other day for my Contax G1 - I found a very nice 35mm f2 in the used case at the camera store, so I couldn't let it sit around being an orphan. Not that I needed the focal length, but I've heard some terrific things about that lens. Well, I went to the KEH website to find a lens shade, shade cap, and rear lens cap. Well, KEH had two of the three, so I put them in my shopping cart, then flipped over to the B&H website to see if they had the third. They did, and ...

    Updated 02-24-2009 at 08:06 PM by TheFlyingCamera

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