Very well said sir! I think it was George Thoroughgood who once said something along the lines of "why should I write songs when Chuck Berry already wrote them all"?!?!? Which is probably a bad example because he actually then did NOT write songs. But I agree that the process is the really fun and interesting part. Once I've created a finished version of a photograph, I'm largely done with and don't think about it beyond that other than to occasionally put a few shots up in places like this. And THEN forget about them. But the process is so enjoyable I keep coming back for more. Work like this is just that much more inspiration, even if I can never hope to equal it or even come close...Paul, if your only joy in photography is in viewing the finished photos, you can safely hang up your camera. There's millions of great ones already. But for me, 50-60% of the joy is in the creation process.
I hope that isn't so because I wanted to make a couple books, one of our vacation and one of some of my photos out and about. I just want to have paper copy you know like in the olden days.looking at photographs as they were intended to be seen - printed - is a quite different experience to seeing them on screen.
I discovered just how different when I had a few favourites of my own printed only to discover they didn't work on paper at all ...
I was talking specifically about the ones I had printed, Kristen, and they didn't look bad, simply rather different than I expected ... remember a screen image and a paper print are illuminated quite differently, they will never look identical ... I really liked the way mine turned out in the SiJ book thoughI hope that isn't so because I wanted to make a couple books
I believe so Chuck, it's a pricey lump of paper but beautifully produced, really very high quality paper and reproduction.$50US on amazon.com. Is that about the going rate? No special in Warehouse, regrettably.
Ditto. I don't want to print my own anymore, I'd rather have them done by someone with good printing stuff. And after the blurb thing, and realising the hard cover is the way to go, I'll probably go down that path. I have a LOT of family photographs, and photographs my father took whilst he was in the middle east during WWII, and I want to get those scanned and into print before I drop off the perch, sadly Blurb is probably the best way for the rest of the family to access those. I'd love to have a book created in iPhoto and printed by Apple, but for wider distro to the family, Blurb is the best option at the moment. I may do a bunch of my own favourite photos via Apple. I've had calendars done by them in the past and they are absolutely beautifully presented.I hope that isn't so because I wanted to make a couple books, one of our vacation and one of some of my photos out and about. I just want to have paper copy you know like in the olden days.