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    For those of you who haven't read this - or haven't read it lately...

    This is a link to an article in Kirk Tuck's blog. Kirk is a prominent Austin, TX commercial photographer who wrote this in his blog back in 2007. I think it is still as pertinent today as it was the day it was written.

    I'm sure many of you have already read this, but for those of you who haven't...It gives me a lift each time I do.

    Thanks again Kirk!

    http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com...otography.html

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    Thanks for sharing, it's well worth the read !
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    I read that a long time ago, and it still rings true. It was good to read it again, however.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Thank You Exeter2010 !

    Just the other day I was noticing that I when I
    ditched the digital camera last year.
    I also ditched the digital watches,
    now I back to wearing the Seiko Divers Analog Watch.
    An adult really shouldn't wear a Big Black Plastic Watch.


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    Ron -

    ...big second from me on the watch comment!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exeter2010 View Post
    Ron -

    ...big second from me on the watch comment!...
    Ooooh That's Nice And Shiny !

    That's What Men Should Be Wearing.

    I saw a guy wearing a White G-Shock, yesterday ...
    Enough about watches, What Time Is It ???
    It's Time For, Dallas Cowboys Football !!!

    That's What Time It Is !


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    I enjoyed the article a lot. Thanks! I shot professionally during the days of film and had to give up photography as a profession due to the economics of photography. But Mr. Tuck gave me some insight about shooting jobs digitally. I'm not sure if I could hand the digital work flow involved with digital shoots. I still have all my analog gear and a darkroom and I love processing and printing my own work. But I don't think this will cut it in the professional photography world.

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    Mainecoonmaniac - I'm sure I must agree that any commercial or assignment pro must shoot digital to keep up with the Jonese's, or really, to compete at all in a world where film is barely recognized as viable at all anymore. It is unfortunate but true. The fact is, if I had any assignment and it had to be color, I would probably shoot in digital too. (although I'd have to rent the gear!)

    That's [one of my] main reasons to continue on the B&W film / Wet darkroom track that I'm dedicated to and why the thought of "going pro" or pursuing assignments of any kind is out of the question for me anymore. I adamantly refuse to give up my precious materials and my venerable cameras! Many may disagree with me on this, but I still think and I always will, that there is NO substitute for a handmade, traditional black and white print. And it doesn't matter to me one whit how many Art Directors or potential clients disagree with that notion. No photography work for me? Oh well, I'll just do what I enjoy then and make my money elsewhere.

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    Thanks, Ex. I bookmarked the blog.

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    I need to show this to my wife. She wants me to go digi for portraits. I keep telling her the learning curve and the cost on the back-end(printer ink) do not justify it. Plus, I only like doing wet printed archival B&W prints. I only shoot a portrait once every two months or so. It pays for my film, paper, and chems. I'm happy.

    Mike

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