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    A photographers prayer

    Our yellow father, who art in Rochester
    Grateful we are for your roll and sheet film products
    Your fourth-quarter statements and shareholders be monetarily satisfied.
    Take not from us your slide and print films but restore unto us the Kodachrome and TXP of past
    and deliver us from repetitive digital captures and unrealistic HDR images
    continuing to give us our HC-110 and T-Max product lines.
    For your film is our happiness and our purchases are your continuing future, for now and the next 120 years.
    Amen.

    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

    Andreas Feininger

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    Glory be to the camera, and to the emulsion, and the latent image. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, photographic tradition without end.

    In Nomine Papierus, Filmio, et Spiritu Argentine,

    Amen

    (Stolen from the internet, likely this forum ...)
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    Something for FUJI!!!!
    I love its films more than The yellow guy.

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    I'm an Existentialist. Friedrich Nietzsche said God is dead. I believe that Kodak is slowly dying. But don't be so glum there is a freedom to this. We don't have to worship at the church of Kodak with its disciples at the photo store anymore. They're falling by the wayside like the American auto makers. Kodak didn't improve their products until foreign competition. Now it's too late....

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    Quote Originally Posted by F80p View Post
    Something for FUJI!!!!
    I love its films more than The yellow guy.
    But they're gone...
    --Nicholas Andre

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    I believe in Ilford and their silver halide imaging products,
    Produced in Mobberley and distributed world wide.

    I believe I will load my Mamiya with FP4+
    Find a moderately sunny day and fire my shutter at an interesting scene.
    I will develop the film in ID-11, with 2 agitation cycles per minute
    And hang the film to dry after fixing and washing it.

    I believe I will print the negative on matte FB paper and then place it in rapid selenium toner, for archival permanence.

    I believe in the legacy of film, the potential in a latent image, the continuation of Harmen and the fact that my picture will not fade into inkjet oblivion.

    And all the photographers say “Cheese”.
    Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.

    Andreas Feininger

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    The Halidic Commandments.

    Thou shalt have no other medium before me.
    Thou shalt not make unto thee any electronic image, not any likeness of any thing that is heaven above or in the earth below in within the sea.
    Thou shalt not take a photograph of anything in vain.
    Remember the standard and the lens board and may it not be holey.
    Honour thy Nikon and thy Canon.
    Thou shalt not inadvertantly expose a sheet of film.
    Thou shalt not fondle a D40.
    Thou shalt not make a photograph without another's permission.
    Thou shalt not bear witness that digital is useless. It can always serve as a bad example.
    Thou shalt not cover thy neighbors Lowepro Computrekker AW, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Canon, nor his nor his tripod, nor his shutter release cable, nor his lenses and flashes, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
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    "Wubba, wubba, wubba. Bing, bang, bong. Yuck, yuck, yuck and a fiddle-dee-dee." - The Yeti

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    I love that photographers prayer!

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    Ooh photographic Dogma! My ultimate question is when you take a picture in the forest and you don't hear a click, did you take a picture? To me, photographic Koans are more fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiberiustibz View Post
    But they're gone...
    Not all of them! Thankfully.

    I'd leave the writing of prayers and poems to the others. Not my strong point.

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