I read somewhere that one must spend in excess of something like 25,000(?) hours doing something to become truly skilled at it. It has me thinking about how much time I spend at my photography. Not enough, I know that much.
So, in lieu of a New Year's resolution, all year I'm going to keep rough track of my darkroom time (not including shooting time). As of today, I've spent 15 hours in that glorious space. Not too bad, really.
As for what I'm working on, its the Fofofest
Well, been busy at the store lately. One of our drivers lost it, pointed out that there was a bad attitude that was affecting everyone and that someone had to do something about it and soon. He then promptly walked out of the store, nary to been seen or heard from again and thus solving the problem for us.
Well, in his absence there has been more than ample opportunity for me to grab a delivery that would otherwise have been delivered and hit the road. I traveled to distant Greenwood,
Sat. Nov 28th, 2009.
Got moving about 11 am for Prime Hook NWR with the 4x5. (Man, I could get used to this) I took the Black Farm Trail, a nice walk between a couple of windrows and tax ditches through a field and back to the woods. I have walked this trail many times but never with the big camera. I got to the end of the windrows to a place where I had made an awesome photograph with my old M645j only to ruin it as it was on the first roll of film I ever processed.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Well, today began innocuously enough. I had set the alarm for 6:40 am for a date with Steve Graff (aka Sirius Glass) in Bel Air, MD, at Barnes and Noble to meet for a shoot at 9:30. Hit the alarm. Rolled over. Woke up at 7:20. Crap! Rolled into my clothes, gear already in the Jeep (only forgot one thing which I will rectify shortly) and hit the road. Called ahead when I was 15 minutes away at 9:25. Now, I'm wearing a wool brown fedora and when I
Another thing that I noticed about digital photography is that it's advancing. Just when you think that the cameras couldn't be improved on, the next generation of image sensor comes out. The film cameras are no more advanced now than when the F6 series stopped production before most people even knew that it existed.
Our last mixed-format outing involved an old school house on a ranch out of Likely California, a Nikon D300, a 4X5 monorail camera, and a clear (very cold) night. During
Updated 11-02-2009 at 06:41 PM by Jehu