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<p style=”text-align: left;”>How interesting -and daunting. So much to learn. It sounds like the road to the first print will be a long one</p>
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I heard from Bill T. He is leaving for Texas soon, but suggested we could do a “field trip “ to his studio in early June (3 – 7) between his two Art Trails open studios. I’m especially interested in seeing his dry mount press and his matting and framing workflow.</p>
My printer is being ordered this weekend! Alan wants it here when the tech comes to install my new computer on March 4 or 5, so then I will have two machines to learn at once.
Herb, you mentioned some books – I would love to know what books or videos you recommend. Reading back through this thread, it’s obvious I have a whole new language to learn.
Cindy’s information on SIGs is interesting. It sounds like we are getting enough interested people to form one in this club. It would be great fun to meet once a month or so and show our prints to each other and exchange ideas and tips as well as critiques – or maybe just call them opinions.
I just got back from Photoclave with a strongly renewed interest in printing. I would love to be included in the lunch at Handline meeting.
while at Photoclave I spoke a bit with Bill Theis about printing. He does all his own printing as well as mounting and framing. I have written to him about a possible visit to his studio and also suggested it might be a fun field trip.
I will update when I hear back.
You are certainly not alone. Every day I question my own ability. I find myself taking photos with competitions in mind. I know judging is subjective, yet I am bummed when I don’t do well. I come up with ideas about my photos and then discard them because I’m afraid they won’t do well. I’m starting to understand why people choose not to compete, and yet club competitions are the main way I share my work, so I hate the thought of giving it up.
I listened to the first video by The Photographic Eye and it brought up a lot of important ideas. I’m not trying to make a living at photography, but I know that feeling of Imposter syndrome. At least making a living to support one’s family is a respectable reason to do something, rat race though it may be. But putting a lot of effort into photography and then feeling bad about it, or not good enough, or maybe it’s not enough effort, or maybe I’m just not creative or talented, or maybe I just need to focus more and find my niche, but maybe I don’t have a niche because I’m just a scattered person or maybe a thousand other things. Maybe I should just give up photography altogether. Except I like it and I like the way I see the world differently since taking up photography.
I am nowhere near figuring all this out, but it helps to know that you, a photographer I very much admire, also feel some of these things.
Great photos! I especially like the shots of the tractors and the wagon ride. Everyone looks great and these photos show what a good time we all had.
I tried a bridge camera on my last trip – 1″ sensor, fast lens, 24 – 600 mm equivalent (Sony RX 10 iv). I loved always having the lens I needed. I didn’t love not having the sharpness of a full frame camera. I’m still searching for perfection, but will have to settle for improving my technical skills to create my own perfection.
Jennifer Marano here! After 2 days of trying to register, I am finally here. I have a love-hate relationship with computers, but with cameras it is mostly love. Before 2017, I knew how to push the shutter button on a point and shoot camera and send the film in to be developed. Eventually, after the advent of digital, I learned a little about photoshop elements, but not much else. But in 2017 I decided to take a few more steps and joined SRPS and took a class at the JC. Photography has brought a lot of joy into my life. Joy in capturing images, joy in learning how to manipulate and enhance them, joy in meeting such a wonderful group of people.