Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,968   Posts: 1,523,410   Online: 1097
      
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 69
  1. #21
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Humboldt Co.
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    4,624
    Images
    40
    I listened to a friend putting forth the wisdom of going to digitial printing. If I went with inkjet printing, I could produce large editions and sell them for considerably less per print than my limited hand made prints, but make far more income. The concept works well with him. He created a plastics business that is now world-wide based in the middle of nowhere, Humboldt County. Now his kids are out of the house, and most nights he is in his studio working on images and/or printing until the early hours of the morning. He is an excellent, excellent photographer, passionate about his work. I believe he has a MA in photography from Humboldt State University (a program which has long since, unfortunately, not existed).

    So I decided that was not the path I wanted to be on. I enjoy making handmade prints, I love working with film, I love working with the 8x10. Which is very lucky because I think I would go broke trying to get up to speed with the digital hardware, paper, and ink! Well, not broke really, but I might have to give up beer...but I am afraid of having to produce more work to pay for all the stuff to make new work with which means I have to make more prints to pay around and around until I am dizzy. I'd have to really love doing that sort of work to be able to do that much of it and make it pay!

    Now, the gelatin, sugar and lampblack watercolors I use for carbon prints are relatively cheap and the platinum is not all that expensive compared to the number of sheets of 16x20 silver gelatin I use to burn through! But I realize that doesn't mean I am off that big wheel I described above. But at least it is at a pace that I can deal with, happily producing some good negatives now and then, making some good carbon or platinum prints, working half-time for the university, and raising my three teenagers. And teaching a workshop now and then. And manage to travel a little around California now and again. It's not life in the fast lane.

    Vaughn
    Last edited by Vaughn; 03-11-2012 at 11:55 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

  2. #22
    Leigh B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,035
    Images
    1
    "Get a real job."

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

  3. #23
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,067
    Quit buying photo gear.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  4. #24
    Rick A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    north central Pa
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,822
    Images
    32
    Stay away from "her" she's just using you.(15 yrs later and a divorce, it hits me--DOH!)
    Rick A
    Argentum aevum
    BTW: the big kid in my avatar is my hero, my son, who proudly serves us in the Navy. "SALUTE"

  5. #25
    bsdunek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,102
    Images
    194
    Move waay baack so you can get everything in. (so my subject is this little dot in the middle; well I was only eight at the time, but it only took one roll of film to learn that was bad advise)
    Bruce

    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak just did!


    BruceCSdunekPhotography.zenfolio.com

  6. #26
    daleeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    999
    Images
    17
    Floss

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    156
    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Quit buying photo gear.
    +1
    I wish I could follow that though. I really believe is does not help you become a better photographer.
    But I just cant stop.

  8. #28
    winger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Page County, IA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,387
    Images
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by Moopheus View Post
    And the cameras themselves come in a wonderful variety, for the same reason. And how would you know what "the one"" is if you don't give more than one a try?
    Exactly!

  9. #29
    Steve Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    8,555
    Images
    122
    Anyone who says "that won't work" or "it can't be done" or "you can't do that" or something similar. These are usually people who need to be proven wrong.


    Steve.

  10. #30
    SuzanneR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,726
    Images
    135
    When I built the darkroom in 2003, I had a number of people tell me not to do that, the tide was toward digital, and that I should go digital. Didn't take that advice then, and don't regret it at all, though I have added some hybrid work with color recently, but still shoot it with film, and I love my time in the dark.

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin