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  1. A life without photography

    by , 11-10-2008 at 11:58 AM
    Every so often, I go through a phase of wondering what my life would be like without photography. Without the giant sucking sound coming from my wallet that represents the hobby, what would I do with the money and the time freed up? I could take more vacations, go to more interesting places I haven't been to yet, I could get more work done around the house, heck, I could probably afford a bigger house!

    I get this feeling periodically when I get frustrated with my progress or lack ...
  2. Thrift Store Classic Camera Diary

    by , 11-02-2008 at 01:41 AM
    I thought I'd give everyone a taste of what the Thrift Store experience is like in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    It all began in August when I got the notion to buy an analog camera.
    My best bet was Thrift Town in El Sobrante. There I bought a Minolta Hi-Matic 9 for 15 bucks. I liked it's James Bond looks, but was disapointed when I realized that the Hi-Matic 9 was not an SLR. I put the camera in the closet and forgot about it.
    Later, I decided to try again. I went ...

    Updated 11-18-2008 at 01:24 AM by Suzie Place

  3. Week 5 - Pulitzer 1946 - The Winecoff Hotel Fire - Arnold Hardy

    by , 10-30-2008 at 04:07 PM (Click)
    For week 5 we take a break from the war, 4 x 5 cameras and from press photographers.

    Arnold Hardy - The Winecoff Hotel Fire

    Camera 2 x 3 Speed Graphic

    Film Kodak

    Lens 100mm

    Shutter & Aperture Flash @ f4.5

    The Wincoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia was advertised as fireproof despite not being fitted with sprinklers, fire ...

    Updated 10-31-2008 at 12:04 AM by two40

  4. Smithsonian classes, part 2

    by , 10-30-2008 at 06:20 AM
    Interesting observation:

    In my night photography class, EVERYONE is shooting film. In my portrait class, all but myself and one other woman are shooting digital. I understand the desire on the part of the instructor to have folks shoot digital in the portrait class, for the instant feedback. What I find interesting about it though is the chimping that the students do that totally breaks up the workflow of the portrait session. I really wish I could bring in my studio camera monster, ...
  5. Shooting night photos

    by , 10-27-2008 at 07:28 AM
    Well, I got to develop my night shots from my first night photo class outing over the weekend, and made a couple preliminary prints. I got one absolute killer shot of the Washington Monument at sunset, when the sun had just dropped below the horizon but the clouds were still illuminated. I grabbed that one while my other classmates who had also arrived early were huddling down in the Metro station entrance to stay out of the wind. This was my second time shooting with my Turner-Reich triple-convertible, ...



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