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"No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want."
- Ken Rockwell

I just read this in an IDG Connect email. I navigate there once in a while and usually like what I see. However, the quote speaks to the photographer in me. Better charge that LIon battery and wake up the shutterbug. John was talking in his blog recently about how the digital age makes it more affordable to be an artist. Ditto for photography. I think it was Eisenstaedt who said he shot at least one thousand images for every one that was considered for Life Magazine. I devoured that big glossy monthly as a kid. And my kid shoots dozens of digital pics a day. Mostly of her nose, or her eyeball, or the cats. But the only possibility we'll ever see a great photo from her is by letting her take that liberty, and then doing a little juducious editing of the results once they get on a harddrive...which speaks to the point that technology offers a certain amount of financial freedom to the field of photography as art. Click away, no film to buy, view on an lcd in your camera, delete, upload to your computer, view, edit... But painter & photographer John takes the printing piece to a whole new level. I can't wait to see how it worked out at his show in July.


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