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The sadness of this makes me mad, or at least that's the best way I know to describe the feeling I have when I hear things like this. I don't know Sally Mann or her family except through her work and writing. But it makes me mad that people have to live through things that are so sad.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2016 on Emmet M. Mann at The Online Photographer
Well, I go back and forth between a Sony A7r2 and a Tech Cam with a MFDB. If I had to limit myself to a single camera I think the Leica S would probably straddle the benefits of the 2 systems I now use.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2015 on What's It Gonna Be? at The Online Photographer
I read the quoted Christopher Columbus... I felt the need to verify this passage, not because am doubtful of the savagery perpetrated by Columbus, but of how sometimes the truth can get a little twisted. The passage quoted are not the words of Christopher Columbus but of Michele de Cuneo, an aristocrat that accompanied him on the second voyage. No consolation and assuredly not a vindication of Columbus and his methods. There is no excuse for such behavior and no excuse to celebrate a man that permitted and condoned such treatment as normal.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2015 on Happy Columbus Day... at The Online Photographer
I think the task of avoiding cliches will paralyze you as a photographer or certainly stunt growth. Even the struggle to avoid cliches is almost cliche itself. Just let go! We should be photographing and photographing a lot to allow our voice to emerge, to find confidence in our own vision unencumbered by what we think we should or should not photograph. The best advice I think we can give anyone trying to take photography to the level beyond record snapshots is to learn the art of those who came before you and then emulate those for which you have the most affinity. Be not afraid! Do not fear that you lack originality by imitating Ansel Adams or Weston or Friedlander or Eggleston or (fill in the blank), soon enough your own vision will creep in and begin to dominate simply because you are photographing without self imposed restrictions. The photographs will be yours.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2015 on The Worst Clichés at The Online Photographer
Point taken.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2013 on Quiz Answers at The Online Photographer
William Swelbar? Really? He is a study in contradiction. Recently Mr. Swelbar praised the Delta pilots for reaching a tentative agreement with its management 7 months early yet he calls UAL pilots "whiners" for wanting a similar contract. Apparently Smisek (UAL) is a genius for his non-negotiations with pilots (like AMR) while Delta is a genius for getting their pilots to "buy in". Perhaps Mr. Swelbar should look at WHY Delta pilots have reached a TA. Its not because the Delta pilots agreed to pay and benefit cuts. Mr. Swelabr finds it very easy to hurl brickbats at everything, yet he possess' not a single constructive idea. He is a fine "analyst" that epitomizes all that is lacking in AMR management.
Smaller than a 4/3 sensor? I think they missed the mark.
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Sep 22, 2011