"The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance." —Percy Bysshe Shelley

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by Steven G Webb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

Yes, the aroma and the memories. Mine are not as profound nor poignant as others but are pleasant. The man who introduced me to photographic printing has long passed from this life. I love being able to process in open light and to print in-house or online. I'll still cherish the memories of Ralph ...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

Yes, the aroma and the memories. Mine are not as profound nor poignant as others but are pleasant. The man who introduced me to photographic printing has long passed from this life. I love being able to process in open light and to print in-house or online. I'll still cherish the memories of Ralph R...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

A young boy sang, "Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are" that young boy grew up and acquired a college degree and proudly looked up at the night sky and sang "Twinkle twinkle little star, now I know just what you are" after years of life experience and with acqui...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Dec 2017 - Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston
Replies: 41
Views: 1152

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston - Share Your Thought

I made an attempt at watching The Matrix once. Failed. It is either intellectually above me or I need to be stoned rather than sober to get it. It's one that you probably have to watch a couple of times and even then most people don't see the second dimension to the movie. The short version is that...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Dec 2017 - Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston
Replies: 41
Views: 1152

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston - Share Your Thought

I made an attempt at watching The Matrix once. Failed. It is either intellectually above me or I need to be stoned rather than sober to get it.
by Steven G Webb
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Dec 2017 - Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston
Replies: 41
Views: 1152

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston - Share Your Thought

I prefer the Currier & Ives for all the reasons given by others with the same preference. No need in being repetitious. Thank you for pitching in, and we don't mind repetitious, 'cause you've probably got your own unique view! The stark reality, sharply defined edges and contrast in Eggleston's...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Dec 2017 - Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston
Replies: 41
Views: 1152

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Two Kinds of Christmas Images: Currier & Ives vs William Eggleston - Share Your Thought

I prefer the Currier & Ives for all the reasons given by others with the same preference. No need in being repetitious.
by Steven G Webb
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Umbrella storage bag solution needed
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Umbrella storage bag solution needed

Well, I ended up using Steve's idea and sewing up a bunch of bags/sleeves. It went rather quickly as I didn't bother tapering them (just a straight tube bag). I bought two yards (1.8m) of fabric at my local Wal-Mart and that netted me a dozen bags. Four more than I needed, but waste not, want not. ...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?

Here's another rabbit hole in the conversation: Unemployment. The economic climate, at least in the US, caused the loss of many manufacturing and skilled labor jobs. For a couple of generations we've tried to make professionals of our offspring encouraging college degrees with the promise of high-wa...
by Steven G Webb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?

... I don't feel it is the technology advance alone that killed us but it is a link and the chain. ... Do you think the lesson here is adapt or die? S- "Adapt of die" is applicable almost universally. Photography has evolved almost from its beginning in a direction making it easier and mo...