Create: Q&A Episode 008

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Let us not forget the reality that having the time to discuss photography and bookmaking is a complete luxury. A lot of folks on this planet of ours are simply trying to survive. Food, water, shelter. What f-stop never plays into the life plan. Another important reminder, I am one person with one opinion. Nothing more.

Question One: 48 seconds, Use one lens or three?

Question Two: 2:41, Are you going to do more interviews?

Question Three: 4:21, How do I feel about film simulations?

Question Four: 8:08, How do you find yourself as a photographer?

Question Five: 11:29, Formula for not burning out?

Question Six: 14:59, Do I feel I am actually impacting people or just entertaining?

Question Seven: 16:39, Is a formal photography education required? Question Eight: 21:20, What is my single favorite photograph?

Question Nine: 23:56, Do I try to carry a film look over to digital?

Question Ten: 25:36, What does marketing look like for a modern, unknown project?

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  1. Dan
    Best line of the video. “I don’t know where I would be, Pulling down the ski mask and a pistol in my hand” pissed myself
    Great video.
    2 personal notes came up listening
    1. A month back I dug out my X-Pro 1 put my 35 mm lens on. It was such a joy going out and walking around shooting, small compact and not thinking about zooming. I have all the toys but holding this setup brought a smile to my face and it felt liberating.

    2. I bought 40 rolls of Tr-X. I loaded into the F3 and have shoot a few frames. Unfortunately right now Ontario is in full lock down. But I have plans to carry it all the time along with the X Pro 1. I am graving the look of black and white and the joy of shooting in 2021. Virus be damned.


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      So many people feel the same. As do I. The Fuji is the perfect size. And F3 and TRI-X is heaven. I have the same with a Zeiss 50mm.

    2. Same for me.

      I sold my original Fuji X100 many years ago but I missed that little camera and the fact that I could just pick it up with it’s 35mm equivalent lens without any concern about which lenses to take with me. So as a present to myself I picked up an X100V mid-2020 and as soon as I got it, it was like saying hello to an old friend. It immediately felt right and I love it.

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  2. Another mans opinion. I shoot in Acros film simulation tweaked a bit. Yes, it doesn’t look like film, but it looks like what works for my eye, and I like to see the black and white in the viewfinder when I compose, makes it easier for me to adjust the exposure compensation, tonal contrast in snapseed and done. Glad you listing the questions here ahead of watching. Cheers!

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  3. “What you’re asking for is undivided attention, and that is at a premium in our culture and society today.” D. Milnor

    No guff, eh? That’s one for the ‘music and words’ journal. Thanks, man!

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      No way around it. Looking for that undivided… plutonium at this point. Or even better…..Element 115.

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