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holt.anthony

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Just to say a big thank you to Charlie, Kevin and Chris for this video series. It's been a joy to watch.
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DaveKennard

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Great series, thanks to Charlie, Kevin, Chris, and anyone else involved in putting it together. I bought Charlie's Yosemite book, and very nice it is too.
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Roy Sletcher

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Absolutely first rate feature and kudos to all involved in producing and presenting this story. This article alone worth the Lula membership. 

For anybody interested a YouTube video featuring Charlie's endearing comments and humble style at:

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d8zxB4zMAg


-rs-
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Thank you, Kevin and Charlie, for a great series! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Much appreciated.
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Charles Cramer

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Again, thanks to everyone for the kind words about this video series!

On April 18th Roy posted a link to a video, and I clicked on it to see which video it was.  I found that the link has an extra "http://" at the beginning, so here's the corrected one: Charles Cramer Presentation.  This is a talk I gave to the  OnLandscape conference in England in late 2016.  It's about an hour talk, including a discussion with David Ward afterwards. Thanks, Roy for posting this link.  (By the way, they've just announced the 2018 OnLandscape Conference with three incredible hosts, Mark Littlejohn, Tim Parkin, and Joe Cornish! It takes place in the beautiful Lake District).

As long as we're posting Youtube links, I'd love to share a 4 minute video I did with several faculty from my alma mater, San Jose State University.  It's a short piece written by composer Brent Heisinger, played by pianist Gwendolyn Mok, with images and video editing by, well, moi! Loveliness Video.   You'll find it very calming....but don't fall asleep!
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Frank Burdis

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I very much appreciated the series with Charlie.  It was most helpful to see the thinking behind the edits that he makes and how subtle changes can make such a big difference.
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Dave (Isle of Skye)

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Yes this is by far the best thing I have seen on photography for quite some time - bravo everyone involved in it and especially Charles for taking part and for being so open and willing to describe in detail, so much of his technique to us all.

Can I ask you a question Charles? On the Ansel Adams - Photographer video (1981), there is a young guy hanging around behind Ansel wearing a big hat and looking a little unsure of himself, this person appears around 44 minutes into the video (see screen shot below) and I have often wondered if this you Charles from all those years ago?

I am not going to put a link to the video, as I am quite sure it should not be on youtube, as this video is still on sale in Ansel's gallery in Yosemite and well worth the purchase for anyone interested, and they ship worldwide as well  :)

Dave
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Charles Cramer

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Hi Dave,

No, that's not me.  Also, I didn't attend the 1981 workshop.

Thanks for the kind words about the videos!

Charlie
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BrianWoolf

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Enjoyed the videos so much. Charlie Cramer is a favorite of mine.
Burning Question, what does Mr. Cramer do with the 'bad' prints that he makes, the first or second print, do they get tossed or does he save them for any reason?
I make 'test' prints of my photos to see them as prints and live with them but I will accept poor prints if the image is weak or questionable. If I do make a second or third print, I often destroy the first and sometimes the second print because they are just plain bad, Rip them into quarters and into the trash but I am not using an expensive paper to make these 'test' prints.
Thank you,
Brian
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Charles Cramer

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Brian,

What to do with proof prints, or bigger ones that are not quite right?   I recycle them....in the trash can!  (After ripping them up first).   John Sexton said that the trash can is the most important thing in your darkroom (approx. quote).  And remember, at least ink jet paper is a little cheaper than silver gelatin paper :-)

And sometimes it takes 4 or 5 or more to get things just right.  All I can do is make a print that makes me happy, and that usually means I can't think of anything else to make it look better.

Charlie
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I am revisiting the chapters, and with each viewing I find more tips, tricks, and wisdom.  I am taking notes for future reference!  Charlie, your method and style is mature, and clearly the product of much thought and experience.  I am grateful for each trial and error you spare me.  I hope I have the patience and perseverance to view each chapter as many times as required to learn the lessons imparted.  This is by far the most valuable and rewarding instructional stream I have encountered.

Ralph
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