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« on: November 11, 2002, 11:07:29 am »

[font color=\'#000000\']Two points/questions

I've always been frustrated by taking photos of fall color.  I cannot get on film anything like what I imagine in my head when I am there in front of the real thing.  It's to the point that I've all but given up on it.  

Commenting on each photo, Michael says that he took many frames trying to achieve a good composition.  I wonder about this.  As a novice, I'm always amazed when I hear how many shots professionals take.  The National Geo guys are especially crazy taking 100's of rolls to get 30 some shots.  Isn't the idea to really study the image in front of you? Before you click the shutter, shouldn't you have framed the subject so you've got exactly what you want?  I've read many times to examine the whole viewfinder, especially the corners.  Isn't a shotgun, 1000's of frames approach contrary to the idea of making each image count?[/font]


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2002, 09:38:06 pm »

[font color=\'#000000\']Michael:

Thanks for the extra photos and extra info on the fall colors from your recent trip to NY. Wonderful shots! The fall color shots are good, but I like the Letchworth Deer as much or more than any of them. All of those pics would be good for printing A3 to A3+ size.[/font]


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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2002, 08:57:37 pm »

[font color=\'#000000\']Kostek,

You sound like a view camera kinda guy.  You can basically divide landscape photographers into two types.  The view camera types agree with you and shoot 50 - 80% keepers.  The roll-film and 35 (and digital) types tend to "work" a subject and take a fair number of frames and pick the ones they like best.  Generally with 1 - 10% keeper rates.

I'm in the second category, but I've seen plenty of wonderful view camera work.  So I'm not going to say either way is better.  Just that some of us tend to be one way, and some the other.[/font]
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