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  1. I like ice cream....

    by , 08-06-2014 at 11:05 AM
    Digital is quick, easy, instant, and cheap. The image quality is excellent and the versatility of digital equipment simply cannot be matched.

    Personally, I prefer film. To me it really is more about the journey than the destination. I love the whole process. And in this fast paced world of instant gratification and instant disappointment, I find it very therapeutic to slow down and take my time to really enjoy the sunset, so to speak.

    Ask the gardener which he prefers, ...
  2. It's not all Black and White to me

    by , 08-04-2014 at 04:07 PM
    A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.

    Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1 ...
  3. LF checklist

    by , 12-04-2013 at 07:52 PM
    Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.

    So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...

    Have or will have
    180 lens
    All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT

    Need to get

    Longer lens (200-300 range)
    Shutter release cable ...

    Updated 12-04-2013 at 08:01 PM by Christopher Walrath

  4. Been two years. But I'm back.

    by , 11-26-2013 at 08:36 PM
    Well, I kind of departed suddenly. Without a trace. POOF!, one might say.

    I'm sorry I disappeared. I know I don't need to apologize. But I was having a hard time after Faith died. As I mentioned in the last entry I sold all of my camera gear. Just felt the need to remove the 'obligation' I felt to use something I had when I wanted nothing to do with it. And I moved in a different direction, that being getting my family through a tough time.

    Well, about mid-August ...
  5. The Cloud over Higher Education

    by , 06-09-2012 at 07:39 AM
    Here is a recent essay of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, which I suppose might resonate with some here. The link is here.


    June 3, 2012
    A Technological Cloud Hangs Over Higher Education
    By Keith A. Williams

    I was there when it happened. And for the record: I did object. I was but a teaching assistant; the decision was not mine. The decision was to replace the pendulums and other demonstration gizmos in the undergraduate ...
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