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by Matt Quinn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

Chuck, Thank you for starting this revealing conversation. It has helped me in an unexpected way. I retired in '10, at the tender age of 75, and took up photography to keep me off the streets at night, to fill what I thought would be endless hours of free time, and to avoid driving my wife crazy and...
by Matt Quinn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

Ed, Wonderful story. Great memories. Good lessons.Thank you. Matt
by Matt Quinn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: Cold Embrace

Odd man out, here. I prefer your first post, Minnie, even though it seems a bit flat, but I suspect that is what happens when you take pictures during a snow storm. The bush was there, so it should stay, I believe. And the snow was falling, so it should continue to fall. More authentic that way. If ...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Collector of Fine Art BW Images
Replies: 64
Views: 2548

Re: Collector of Fine Art BW Images

I like both the one you gave and the one you got. Both are high quality, fascinating images that require second and third looks and more. Thanks for sharing. (And I wonder if we might do something of this sort?...just a thought) Love Minnie"s idea of a photo swap. No surprise here; all the real...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 13
Views: 65

Re: Walk With Me

I'm sure you can find enough to make a nice book, perhaps you should look deeper than the collection you chose all along. Your thoughts about what's your best work has likely changed through the year. Mine always does. I never make my collection till November because what I thought was good in Febru...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recommendation for print service for photo book
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: Recommendation for print service for photo book

My book will be with about 100 pages and I will be printing about 500 copies. I want one! :clap: I'm reserving my autographed copy now. I'll bust open my "special secret probation" piggy bank for that one. :D As will I. And I am second in line, behind Duck, for a low numbered autographed ...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: Cold Embrace

Another snow image, bear with me as I enjoy this remarkable (for us) event. The small tree looked to me like she has her arms around the larger. Does it have too much swamp-clutter to be seen by folks with less anthropomorphic inclinations? All comments, suggestions, edits are welcome. Marvelous. I...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 13
Views: 65

Re: Walk With Me

've read of a similar activity by Freeman Patterson, a photographer/teacher I have great respect for. He throws hula hoops from his back door and has the students shoot from within them. His books are some of the best I've found on composition and just seeing. I agree with you. Though my location is...
by Matt Quinn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recommendation for print service for photo book
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: Recommendation for print service for photo book

Matt, I might be in a different lane than you are and I'm putting together a book myself with the hopes of having it printed by the end of 2019. I love the work that LensWork puts out and they are using https://www.hemlock.com/#!/. My book will be with about 100 pages and I will be printing about 5...
by Matt Quinn
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 13
Views: 65

Re: Walk With Me

If I ever write a book, it will be titled "Bloom Where You're Planted: Outdoor Photography For The Rest Of Us" - and it will be about trying to coax something of interest out of uninspiring surroundings. "God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones M...

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