A slow one.
I use (mostly) large format in various sizes, in (mostly) B&W, on (mostly) immobile or at least slow-moving subjects.
It just struck me that there might be a connection between slow photography and "slow food"? Both are very important to me - I don't eat "fast food", or use a d*gicam....
-- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
I'd just say that I'm a photographer. I did the corporate photographer thing for about ten years. Now I just like to shoot what moves me enough to set up the camera. My normal subjects range from Landscapes, buildings, to nudes.
I'm only shooting B&W now, color is just too real for me. Every couple of years or so, I try a roll or two of color film. It just doesn't move me the way black and white does. Or maybe its just a hold over from the corporate thing, most of my work there was color.
I must say, I can't wait for the Fall colors that are just around the corner here in the East. I'll have my holders filled with plenty of B&W film to capture the wonderful colors.
Okay, I'll bite.
I'm an artist.
Not a very good one, maybe. Unknown, for sure. Not starving, obviously.
Being able to make pictures to please only myself, I have the luxury of calling myself an artist if I want to.
I've never really been good with people and am self concious about taking pics of people. (yes I am trying to working on that).
Originally Posted by roteague
But with the right model, portraits are almost simple.
I needed portraits for photo class and a friend of the Mrs' was volenteered. We were both a little unsure at first but she quickly turned out to be a natural! I shot two rolls of 36 in less that 30 minutes, most of the poses were her own doing, required very little directing. I got an 85 mark on that project, many good prints and a little bit more confidence
Never disregard what your not comfortable with, you never know (yes I still have a rather hard time photo'ing people).
As for type of photographer, I guess I am urban landscape (if there isn't too many people), natural landscape, still life and macro. Everything I shoot is B&W, much to the disappointment of the Mrs.
I also would like to get into LF
on further reflection...
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I am strictly a hobbyist with too many cameras and an underutilized darkroom. I am a "Dr." and a specialist in Ob/Gyn. I have a Hasselblad with three backs - B&W, color neg, and color positive - loaded and ready to go. I have two Olympus P&S's - an XA and a Stylus Epic - one with B&W, one with color neg. There are three ancient Nikons (F2's) and several lenses. Also there is a Wista Field with several holders - mostly B&W but 1 or 2 with color negative. Right now golf is my main passion but we are beginning to get some snow on the peaks and fall colors are coming!
I haven't posted for awhile due to other commitments but when I have something of interest I plan to share. When I'm active in photography I really enjoy it. I usually do landscapes - large and small - but rarely do people other than candids of family, especially grandchildren and pets.
I guess you could say I'm a dabbler, but I have been involved for 50+ years thanks to an early start.
After today, goober.
A frustrated one. I am hoping to go pro (about now). I feel a deep connection with the land in a way that is hard to describe. I could get very pretentious, but have said enough. I am primarily a landscape ohotographer by choice and seek to cpature the effect that the land and elements have on me within my photographs. Sometimes I succeed, often I fail. However, I always love trying.
I was born in the wrong century. A few hundred years ago, when much of the wilds were still mysterious would have been better. I moved into photography as an art after simply using it to record 'wild' experiences (No hidden meaning). For me it is often escapism, as the real world is often a let down! For me lanscape photography is so very pure. You, camera, the land and the elements....
I also do portraits (love photographing pregnant women), street scenes, still life etc.
Good question, and a lot of good answers. I'll take a whack at it, but I don't know whether it'll be accurate or not...
Mainly landscape, with some portraits, candids and a few other things creeping in.
Traditional. I started out on colour print, changed over to transparency when I saw how much better the results were, then fell in love with the darkroom and now shoot mainly B&W.
Amateur, or I'd starve!
Unsatisfied. On the plus side this means I'd always trying to do better. On the minus side this means I'm rarely happy with my results.
Best I can manage this evening.