Ben, for most these threads are likely just a way to pass a free moment or two when there's not enough time to actually go out and do real photography. I work from home. Software development. I keep APUG on a side monitor. When I get a free moment between debugging product build cycles I occasionally jump in with a drive-by post.
Like right now.
This weekend I'll be out with the 8x10, weather permitting. But I can't fit that in during the wait for a three-minute debugging build on a Friday afternoon while working.
These weekday afternoon threads are like all the Old Farts sitting around the porch at the General Store on a Saturday afternoon simply BSing to pass the time.
"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932
I find this thread much more interesting than "what's the best time for trix in D76 at 24°?" When you listen to people talk about what they truly love, the way they say things matters almost as much as what they say..
oodles of people saying it
i am not sure whose i like best
maybe ES or M-B-W
Originally Posted by batwister
More critically, does anyone really know how to pronounce Brassaď properly? Since I've finally bought a book of his work. Also, I still don't dare mention László Moholy-Nagy in the real world - mostly because only academics really give a shit about his work, but also because I CAN'T GOD DAMN SAY IT!
brassaď is pronounced like " braaws ay ee " the two dots over the the ď ( tréma ) makes it so you pronounce both vowels separately
laszlo moholy nagy is pronounced in hungarian like "mo-hoy-neug"
moholy nagy is the godfather of modern graphic design and plastics work,
he did much more than make bauhaus perspective, and type+graphics-photographs and invent photograms ( simultaneously with manray ).