Originally Posted by borgunto
I would understand if you were disappointed in the direction this thread turned, but there are passions at play here.
I'd like to read more if you can share any other interesting facts that were revealed in your conversation with Steve McCurry, or from his presentation.
I agree with Bill. Passions and artistic tastes are always at play. I'm not a fan of the guy, but in all honesty I think if I shot colour seriously I'd go digital, and for most professional colour photographers I suspect digital was a godsend.
I'm kind of speechless at how nasty this thread has turned out....my god folks...really?
Other people read this stuff, it's not hidden in a members only section like I really think it ought to be and it makes a lot of people on here look really bad for saying things they have.
I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately and have been pulling stuff of the web everywhere I can. I told my wife that APUG is the only forum I will post on anymore but the resulting tone of this thread is making me strongly reconsider.
This is not moving film forward, it's the opposite and it is really bad folks, a horrible thread actually. Yesterday I had a 24 year old local who read an article about my fine art work and darkroom email me. He has been looking for a rental darkroom to print some of his work for a show so he was wondering if he could spend some time in my setup.
We talked and I am going to help him....he had never heard of APUG and with threads like this I am going to suggest he keep it that way.
Bye folks, read only from here on out!
"I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~
Dan thank you for bringing Jeff Jacobson to my attention his last roll is very different to Mccurry's work and I believe in a good way. I also agree the thread has become very nasty especially the racist comments.
Without the turks and arabs we wouldn't have a a lot of things like the number zero and the entire greek philosophy not to forget many advances in the optical sciences.
It's your call, of course, but I think that seems like an overly extreme reaction to a small group's bad behavior.
Originally Posted by PKM-25
As Edmund Burke once said, all that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to stop posting on internet fora. Or something like that.
 He did in fact say "men", alas. I do not endorse the sexism of the people I paraphrase.
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The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
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Originally Posted by ntenny
And don't forget: "Clap on, clap off the Clapper".... Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty
actually a lot of things mentioned in that article are wrong ..
first and foremost, before the 1920s it was not turkey, turkey did not exist
it was the ottoman empire which in its height spanned from asia to venice.
only now noah's ark considered to be in turkey.
i wish the racists would not comment in threads it ruins it for the site as a whole.
...apug used to be known as "the most polite forum on the internet"
... not this
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Reason: not worth my breath
Even so, this is a pretty tame forum with some pretty nice people who share common interests... thankfully. These kind of htings happen periodically, as you well know, and then they go away - either the offensive member goes, or the issue dies down and goes.
Originally Posted by jnanian
I don't think it makes the matter right, just because others do it as well. I don't want to get into it but the whole interns as free labor model is broke, the continuation of it across so many other job sectors is disgusting. It's not what it was ideally anymore, as a learning apprenticeship. I remember his posts require interns to already have all the photographic skills already, so it's just free labor with a change of staff every 3 months.
Originally Posted by Jim Jones
There are more discussions on other sites about his practices, if you search online, but I wont comment on it further here. This thread has gone every which way and I don't think it reflects apug as a community forum.
I don't understand all the fuss in this thread. This Forum SHOULD be about a photographers PERSONAL CHOICE. It is every bit as ridiculous to criticize someone for choosing to shoot digital as it is to criticize someone who chooses to only shoot film (and besides, from the comments I've read here over time, it appears most of us here shoot both).