View Full Version : Sam Abell on Patiance, Passion and Slowing Down
I really appreciate your posting this. I like the slow build to the climax, and the postscript is nice too.
Thanks for the link...I'm interested to hear what Sam has to say about spelling.
Thank you very much, that was great.
Oh, the Golden Days of National Geographic...
Yes, that's a very interesting piece.
Those bison "skulls" sure look like fairly recently-killed "heads" to me.
The final image really is something. A dream. I'm glad to see the drafts that led to it. Makes me feel there is hope for making great images someday.
I'm wondering about the hit-rate he mentioned - eight published out of 25000 shots, almost 700 rolls of 36 exp transparency film?! Possibly he was exaggerating a little bit given the context, but a whole staff shooting like that would certainly have kept some film manufacturers happy! Given the skill of the guy, I'm sure there would have been a huge proportion of good pictures so perhaps 'hit-rate' would be the wrong term. For sure I'd have nightmares about the editing...
This one is also excellent, a talk he gave on release of his book "The Life of a Photograph"
I particulary took to the story of him shooting pears on a window sill looking out over Red Square, which took him a full day to shoot.
Thanks for posting this. It's a great story and sa great photo at that. Very likeable guy.
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