Monday Missive — March 15, 2021

Quotes

When you are dedicated to a 35mm camera with a 35mm lens, you’ve got to move around a lot. You have to get down, get dirt all over your butt, be there in the traffic. You’ve got to let the dogs come up and sniff you and growl at you – and you just keep taking those pictures. A camera just puts you in a whole other atmosphere. None of us photographers are like flies on the wall. We’re not. It’s really obvious when a camera is in the room.” — Donna Ferrato

Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” — W. Eugene Smith

“Photographic technique is no secret and – provided the interest is there – easily assimilated. But inspiration comes from the soul and when the Muse isn’t around even the best exposure meter is very little help. In their biographies, artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci and Bach said that their most valuable technique was their ability to inspire themselves. This is true of all artists; the moment there is something to say, there becomes a way to say it.” — Ralph Gibson

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– The bright lights of Tokyo
– Swiss mountain passes
– Osamu Kanemura’s Urban Chaos
– Donna Ferrato: 50 years of photographing women

Post-processing
– Tablets, pens, presssure sensitivity: what you should know
– Flow vs opacity for brushes Also what those three little symbols in the options bar mean.
– Making difficult selections easy Thanks Steve O.

Field/Studio
– In astrophotography the NPF rule is better than the 600 rule

Miscellany
– The greatest female street photographer ever?
– Surreal, minimalist, BW: Contest winners Thanks Steve O.

First daffodil to bloom this spring. So welcome!

Sedum is starting as well.

2 thoughts on “Monday Missive — March 15, 2021

  1. The Bright Lights of Tokyo and Urban Chaos (of Tokyo) were interesting. I have walked down some of those streets or ones like them in another epoch.

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