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  1. Week 6 - Pulitzer 1948 - A Boy, a Pistol, and Trouble - Frank Cushing

    by , 11-13-2008 at 02:52 PM (Click)
    I must apologise for missing a week. I was too busy to even post a draft last week. I've actually been very busy this week as well but I've made the effort even though it is a rushed one. I hope you enjoy it despite my whinging.


    Frank Cushing - A Boy, a Pistol, and Trouble

    Camera 4 x 5 Speed Graphic

    Film Kodak

    Lens 127mm

    Desperation. ...
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  2. 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 ...
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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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, ...
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