Well, it looks like the dark side of those proponents of digital is finally rearing its ugly head - treating film users as undesirable! I can't wait for the signs to start popping up - they'll have the silhouette of a 35mm canister inside a red circle with a slash through it.
I replied to this a couple of days ago, and ??? I don't see anything here - possibly the reply slipped off into bit heaven...?
Which "Ed" are you addressing here?
If the question was directed towards me ... My answer would be: "With a camera - the same way I photographed a Nun the last time..".
She was a had a *very good* "eye" for photography and had returned from an assignment to Africa, where she had photographed the local people and became fascinated with the flat art - paintings, done by the local people, in their style, of religious themes. She had used an APS camera - and returned with 11 rolls of film. The problem was that she was not experienced in photographing flat art, and there were terrible amounts of perspective errors - keystoning galore.
I had the film processed in a local Commercial lab, and finally produced ~ 70 or 80 color prints, correcting for the perspective errors by easel tilting - the old "brick trick". *Interesting* - if backbreaking - work!!
I photographed her for an article in their publication about her work.
So -- "How did I photograph her? - and how would I photograph another Nun?"
I'll ignore any subrosa implications here - I would photograph her in exactly the same way as I photograph everyone else - Talk to her, try to get some idea of her inner "being" - Try to discover her internal image of herself , and how she would like to be presented in the photograph ... that would be, more or less, the end of rationalization. Then - try to "leave my Self" and start tripping the shutter, "stream of consciousness-ly" as I always do.
I think we should all take a planned trip to San Jose, what would that be, several hundred? and take care of the nun and the other grizzly people in that area... (or at least show them that we're rather nice after all). Michael could bring lots of wine and Ed could offer to do the nun's portrait.
Sigh and I was out of town. Karen come on out. Two viking ladies are better than one. I'm sure that nobody would dare stand up to us. Brian might have a bit of fun taking pic's of the aftermath. But I have a tale to tell about my trip. could have used Brian on it.