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    silver bullets

    we all chase down equipment and everything else ...

    is there any such thing as a silver bullet, and if there is, what is it ?

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    Experience and good notes.
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    Some folks have shot great photos with Holgas and pinholes, but most, I think, would like something or anything with a little more control. Once having acquired that, it's the photographer not the equipment. My opinion only of course.
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    Experience and good notes.
    I'll agree with that and toss in some luck and common sense.

    BTW...I define luck as being open to, and aware of, all the possibilities happening around you.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

    Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    we all chase down equipment and everything else ...

    is there any such thing as a silver bullet, and if there is, what is it ?
    Yes, it's the camera and lens that I don't have, the ones that will make me a better photographer!


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    Silver Bullets are for vampires John, I found to my cost many years ago that photography isn't a problem that can be solved by throwing money at it with more and more expensive equipment, I found the way to improve your work is the way you would improve your playing of a musical instrument, by taking classes, seminars, study and practice.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    ...I found the way to improve your work is the way you would improve your playing of a musical instrument, by taking classes, seminars, study and practice.
    I must respectfully disagree with the part about taking classes. Practice, yes; but if you don't have an eye for composition, no amount of study will help you. The technical stuff isn't that hard to figure out on your own.
    Frank Schifano

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    My silver bullet is 8x10 film contacted on gelatin-silver paper.

    If the sins of out-of-focus, under-exposure, and under-development are avoided even very approximate use will yield tone, gradation, and detail that the eye can't fault. The system is so forgiving it's seductive.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    we all chase down equipment and everything else ...

    is there any such thing as a silver bullet, and if there is, what is it ?
    You'd have to ask the Lone Ranger, and I think he's dead.
    Eddy McDonald
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    Eschew defenestration!

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