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Old 04-23-2019   #41
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I was lucky.

Finding a great photographer who saw the world as I do and so willing to help me was truly a gift I still treasure even tho he is no longer with us. Sometimes I would call waking him up at night, forgetting it’s eastern time zone, but he was always willing to help, nudging and gently challenging me to reach to the next level.

I would express my doubts to him if I would ever become a successful photographer from a business standpoint. He extinguished any doubt I had. I became successful.

I miss my coach and mentor Monte Zucker.

He has a few videos on you tube. They still can help and maybe could help you as well.

Hope this little ditty helps you to keep on striving to do better. Then better than better. And so on.
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van Gogh produced something like 1000 oil paintings. I think most people know a handful of his works.

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Sorry, I don't see the relevance here.
BTW with Van Gogh being one of my favorites I know few more than handful, so?

Oh, I got your meaning. So the handful of paintings that people know are the best one, right?
I don't think I can agree with this logic ether. First example comes to mind: movie "Titanic" is good where is "Melancholia" is not, because people chose Titanic.
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Surely you are not suggesting that all paintings of an artist are equally good.

Of course not.
But, this idea of shooting first and then seeing what you cought never set right with me. Not when I did not know what I was doing, not now, when I pretend to know...
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Why would the OP watch these videos if they just work him up into a lather? I tend not to watch youtube videos of idiots. I've better things to do.
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Why would the OP watch these videos if they just work him up into a lather? I tend not to watch youtube videos of idiots. I've better things to do.

Mostly because you don't know until you've watched it. Same way you discover there's no sugar in your coffee...


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A lot of funny comments in this thread - thank you.

I guess I’m old school. Most of what I learned about photography was from a book:

“Kodak How To Take Good Pictures”

It was 1976, I had a Konica T3 camera, a 50mm Hexanon lens and a burning desire to take great pictures. A guy I worked for gave me a paperback book, “Kodak How To Take Good Pictures” and told me this was all I needed to be a good photographer. I read and reread that book ‘til the pages fell out of the binding. Damn, those were the good old days!

Anyway, I do watch youtube, that’s how I learned how to use M-mount lenses on my Sony A7II camera.

Gotta take the old with the new. Gotta close your mouth and open your eyes and ears. Photography is supposed to be fun, right?

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Kodak did some good books; I've a selection ranging from the neat little or pocket freebie, the normal size paperback up to the mega hardback.


I value the free one most of all.


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