When you begin to put your work in print, several things happen. One, you are forced to apply critical thought to your images. What are the five or ten best images? What is the single best image? How do the images work together, and perhaps most importantly, what isn’t good enough? Picture package editing is an excellent skill to have. With shorter and shorter assignment times and dwindling attention to photographic detail, oftentimes, the three to five-picture edit is all you will get. Better make the most of it.
At the beginning, It sounded like the coyotes got the dog but I’m sure that’s my imagination. Please tell me that is true. Print has never been more important as I feel that so much digital photography lives in hard drives, that is until those drives crash. Loved hearing about your history with the Hasselblad. I don’t like to manipulate images either. It must be a carry over from the days of film. Love the long exposure of the lights over the tracks. Interesting to watch your editing process. and yes, looking for the light is what we do. Applying critical thought to photography is so important. Editing is an art form. I see photographers on Instagram show the same photo in color, black and white, square, full frame. Merciless editing is what we learn over decades of making photos. Thank you for this episode.
Nope, they didn’t get the dog. The sheep and chickens are another matter, and for those I don’t actually know. Print scares a lot of folks. If you have never really had to edit or sequence or learn type or page design it can be daunting, which is why view counts on print films are so low. Much easier to dwell on equipment while avoiding the elephant in the room.
A $65 Blad! Oh man that would have been awesome. I’m sure the hipster film crowd has ballooned the price up quite nicely!
They are pretty pricy now, for sure.