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Doug Plummer
Interests: favorite wine: a good california pinot noir, or anything from Syncline, favorite city: new york, favorite magazine: the new yorker, favorite tv show: the west wing, favorite movie: until the end of the world, wim wenders, oregon), favorite ipod selection for a long flight: bach or mozart, favorite bird: bushtit (psaltriparus minimus)
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I actually shot with Olympus OM-2 cameras when I started my professional career in the 1980s. Had used them since I was a teenager, and I felt utterly comfortable with them. They couldn't handle the hard use I was giving them however--I always 4 bodies at at the ready, and one or two were always in the repair shop. Ended up in the Canon fold. So wish I had kept all that glass.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2020 on Sweet Sight at The Online Photographer
I have absolutely no interest in camera comparisons or gear reviews. I'm maybe philosophically interested in equipment only in terms of what effect the form factor has on one's relationship with the act of capture. But pixel peeping--utterly irrelevant to anything. Every camera is pretty much amazing now. The limitations of any equipment is what drives a creative process anyway. I can get good photos with my phone even, despite and because it's a horrible way to interact and actually see what's happening (bright sun say, or composing at arms length). I learn something from having to work around all that. But I'd rather shoot with my deeply familiar Canon 5D iii, with a real time and real life view, through a viewfinder, not some weird electronic interpretation of it, and where I have total control of the composition. It's a camera getting long in the tooth, but so what?
The lovely thing about traveling and photographing with no agenda is that I can indulge myself. I am in Lisbon for the week. There is no goal, no assignment, no list of things I have to get. I can walk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at dispatches
A friend of mine, who's a professional symphony musician, says this about her craft. If you don't practice for two days, you notice. If you don't practice for four days, everybody notices. This idea is occurring to me as I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at dispatches
The 2015 Contradance Calendar will happen. I'm just behind, that's all. I've got lots of communties to show this time: Coos Bay, Louisville, St. Louis, Peterborough, Concord and Clarkdale, to name a few. I've shot over 30,000 dance photos this... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at dispatches
There's a ton of great time lapse eye candy out there. Look at very many of them however and they soon seem cut from the same cloth: a stunning landscape or cityscape, amazing light changes, and cinematic camera movement. They... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at dispatches
Three years ago this spring I began to learn to play the piano. As I am preparing a set of photo tutorials and planning for a workshop this summer, it helps me to reflect on the creative process of acquiring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at dispatches
I will cease uploading here on 1/1/14. To continue seeing the series, bookmark my Tumblr: On Facebook and Twitter too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Today I Saw