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03-30-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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Hi all,
After a long time not taking any pictures, then having a compact digital for a few years, being totally frustrated with the lack of immediate control over what I'm trying to take - pressing the shutter and waiting for the camera to play with itself, and waiting, and waiting, and then finally when the shutter releases everything has changed completely, It seem like the sun could have gone down while I waited.
Talk about 'the decisive moment' ! !
Now I have come to a decisive moment and invested in a K-7 (with the kit lenses) and hope I'll be able to pick up where I left off with my Spotmatic more than 25 years ago.

One of the things I really enjoyed about studying photography all those years ago was the processing and manipulating after taking the photo, which I've been unable to do without a darkroom in the days of film. With digital it's possible again, and even easier than before.

All I need to do is get out and look, and record.

Favourite photographers: Everyone, but especially Henri Cartier- Bresson, Bill Brandt, Don McCullin.

Looking forward to an interesting forum.


03-30-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Have fun with your new camera.
03-31-2010, 01:21 AM   #3
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03-31-2010, 01:50 AM   #4
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Gee as soon as I read 'the decisive moment' I thought of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I've been taking a strong interest to reportage & social documentary styled photos lately.

It probably won't be easy but good luck with your transition into digital. Look forward to seeing your shots.

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post processing has never been easier but IMHO not as fun as being in a dark room!

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