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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    It's fair to say that a great many of us here use digital & analog, from choice or sometimes necessity, (most of the Moderators included) but we are here because of a passion for traditional photography. So it gets frustrating to have an unbalanced approach, but that's his decision, it may well mean some of us don't subscribe to Lenswork because of this, perhaps unfairly.
    This seems to me like probably a fair comment on Brooks Jensen's editorial work outside of the printed magazine, but I don't feel it's reflected in the print _LensWork_ at all (I can't speak to the "extended" version). The vast majority of the magazine is the portfolios, and it seems like the interviews with photographers try to focus on artistic aspects rather than gear and technique.

    Lately the editorial content seems to have spent a lot of time on marketing and presentation---largely in digital media, so I guess that aspect is digital- or hybrid-centric, though I get the feeling that if an interesting all-analog path to a market other than the traditional expensive-high-art world popped up, they'd discuss that too.

    Some of the portfolios work for me, some don't, which I think is OK. I don't remember seeing anything that made me say "wow, this is crap". I think they go in a little too much for the "pretty landscape" genre, but then I tend to like the "old poor farmers in Qazumistan" stuff... :-)

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    The problem is Nathan that when you're not flush with spare cash even little things tend to tip the balance, and living outside the US it's a lot more expensive. Add to that not being a past subscriber what you've never had you din;t miss.

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    I would love to subscribe to Lenswork but being in the UK the cost is too much. It seems to be twice the US price. I do have a large number of back issues obtained second hand and they are superb. The printing is of the highest order and the articles and portfolios always interesting.

    The thing I like about it the most is that there are no technical or technique articles. (My main complaint with Silvershotz.)

    Yes, many of the portfolios are digital, but that's what most people use these days. Just look at the work for photography's sake and don't get hung up on how it was produced.

    The same with Brooks' podcasts. They are primarily about the art of photography and the life of an artist. Of course they mention digital, usually to illustrate a point, but so what? Again, even if they do, look beyond it and see how you can apply it to your own, analogue work.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    I have eaten dog. I did not, however, photograph it, so you've got me there. I'm not Chinese.
    Did you start to bark after you eat it!

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