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Photo Monster - 5 Legs, One Eye, Bag Over His Head


Michael Hiles
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This was made at a week long photo workshop. Fred Picker, the sponsor, was keen on a large format approach, and he was an accolyte of Ansel Adams. I learned to print from listening to Fred and looking at his prints.

 

M2, 50mm Summicron, Panatomic-X, Rodinal

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Michael,

 

Do you have the Fred Picker video tape series? Your picture reminds me of his tape on Photographing. I haven't looked at for a while but there were several scenes showing Fred setting up his view camera and taking the picture. I used to be almost completely a LF photographer until I grew weary of carrying all the gear. You have apparently learned well.

 

Paul

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Do you have the Fred Picker video tape series? Your picture reminds me of his tape on Photographing. I haven't looked at for a while but there were several scenes showing Fred setting up his view camera and taking the picture. I used to be almost completely a LF photographer until I grew weary of carrying all the gear. You have apparently learned well.

 

Hi Paul,

 

I don't have any of the tapes - wish I did. I do have all Fred's newsletter, which are very interesting and informative. What I liked about Fred was his no BS approach. He had a saying "Different is not the same". This went along with his stress on testing in a scientific and orderly manner. Other's opinions may be a good place to start, but there is no substitute for orderly testing and measuring to get the facts first hand. The approach works. Fred was a good but not great artist, but he was a wonderful teacher.

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