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View Poll Results: Ratio of How-to vs Picture Books

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  • 100:1 or less

    5 55.56%
  • 10:1

    1 11.11%
  • 5:1

    0 0%
  • 2:1

    1 11.11%
  • 1:1

    0 0%
  • 1:2

    0 0%
  • 1:5

    1 11.11%
  • 1:10

    0 0%
  • 1:100 or more

    1 11.11%
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    Le Poll isn't working.....

    For every how-to book I have 50 or more picture books and combined 45 how-to-picture books.

    I'll know soon when the library is finished.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    So ya know, Sean. It worked on mobile access.
    Thank you.
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    Some one pulled the handle down to hard,could not vote,must be a chad problem.

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    Worked fine on Google Chrome.
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    Worked fine for some people so it must work fine, perhaps I pushed the ENTER button too hard.

    Next Thread.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    In the beginning I had a lot of how-to books -- I was living abroad in a foreign country (wait! I still am!) and trying to teach myself everything about film photography with a manual SLR as I had no other resources to draw from, and the internet was slow and expensive and not easily come by (this was Japan c.2001). But as I got better and more confident in my skills I realized the content of my photographs needed work, and as such, I drew much more inspiration from picture books and those books tend to be the type of photo books I buy now. Even so, the ratio of how-to books still outnumbers the picture books, probably somewhere around 2:1.

    That being said, in my recent move back to Japan, the majority of books I brought with me were how-to books, mostly alt processes books, Anchell's darkroom cookbook, and all of Rudman's books, because I know they'll be valuable resources for me here. I didn't bring Way Beyond Monochrome because it's such a heavy book and I knew the second edition would be out this year (which I can't wait to get!). I also brought some 'process/philosophy' books (for lack of a better word since they are not how-to or picture books), like Art and Fear, the Tao of Photography, etc. which tends to me interest me more now as well.
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    The question "in your library" I took to mean "in my local public library". In that case it is 1:10. In my own library it is more like 1:1.

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    I use LibraryThing for my photography book catalogue: 62 technique books out of a total of 315. Most of the technique books I bought a long time ago and rarely look at - they really need a new home. That said, I've recently found some interesting old how-to books - for example Abney & Clark's Platinotype from 1898 and a book on negative retouching from 1914. It's fascinating to find out how much we've forgotten.

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    Probably about 2:1 or 1:1.
    2F/2F

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    i actually thought this was about THE library
    like a social commentary thing
    lol

    i have the time life set that i think of as picture books and other books not about photography but with great photography in them
    I'd say its 5:30

    1:6?

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