So, I am trying to come u with ideas for photographic assignments for myself to do. If anybody wants to give me a suggestion they should give one, but here is what i have thought about so far:
Putting my camera on self timer and, as the timer runs down, i throw a large paper plane into the frame of the image, a bit of a chance image type-thingermagigger.
still thinking. As with my creative writing stuff, every time I sit down to write a blog I get writer's block.
Well. I'll start with the five sorts of photographers.
1. Anti-digital Photographer. 'If it ain't silver then it is an abomination and should be purged at the alters of AA, Weston and Bresson.'
2. Film Photographer. 'Well, I use film because it is what I have always used. Sure digital has its place in my workflow. However I prefer to use film.'
3. Non-specific Photographer. 'I have a Nikon N65 and a Nikon D40. I could be found with either raised
Well, my vintage collection is growing, slowly but surely. This weekend I was outside of Philadelphia with my parents to go see the Barnes Collection and do a little antiquing. I found a nice little tintype not in a case or any other kind of mount, but it featured a young man in some kind of working outfit, outdoors on the stump of a tree. The unusual circumstance of the man sitting on the stump outdoors drew me to it, as the vast majority of tintypes show sitters in a studio, in a very formal circumstance
Over the New Year's holiday, I took some time on New Years' Day to indulge in an annual tradition I keep - spending a few hours touring exhibits at the Smithsonian. This year, I took in five different photography shows at the National Portrait Gallery - Portraits by Matthew Brady, The Photograph as Jewelry, The Mask of Lincoln, Women in Photographs, and a display of contemporary work in the collection.
The Brady Portraits were fascinating - almost all of them were carte de visite
I have not been this excited about one of my hobbies for a long time (and I have a lot of hobbies). I find myself sitting for hours trying to find equipment, reading all of the posts here and searching every photography site I can find!
I have nearly gotten everything I need for my darkroom, except the room, but I can set it up anywhere that I can make light proof for the time being and the supplies wich i will have to order soon. I can't wait seeing that first print that I develop