[Darkroom] [Noisebridge-discuss] Calling All Photographers!

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 17:38:56 PDT 2010


> Kelly- I'm a former school-paper photojournalist who had darkroom-duty
> enough times to hate it, but if you all are discussing: Lighting Studio,
> Gallery Space, and or High End @cost printing equipment, I'm _SO_ there, and
> I'm sorry I didn't drop a line earlier.

The darkroom list has just become the de facto photography
mailinglist, and we've been discussing digital stuff on there as well.
 We're also doing a bunch of optics / chemistry stuff that's not even
technically analog photography.  We've discussed changing the mailing
list to optics at noisebridge for this reason.  If you've been under the
impression that the list is for analog photography, I'd be interested
to hear your thoughts.  I personally think that analog/digital
segregation is retarded, even though I am very much an analog person
myself.

-Kelly

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 16:49, Ozzy Satori <ozzymandi at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I think that Wednesday night is leading, mostly because that seems to
> be the night that everyone is available that also fits well into my
> schedule.
> Timing will usually be based on desired lighting characteristics...  Years
> of landscape photography taught me that the most powerful variable available
> to the photographer for daylight/landscape photography is time- as that
> determines the position of your full-time flash.  For the time being, doing
> basic street photography, half hour before, to a half hour after sun sets
> leads to the most aesthetically appealing (if not most creative) lighting
> options, so it's a good start to get NBShooters off the ground.  It's also
> an interesting time to learn about the dynamic of going from direct-light to
> ambient photography, and there is the greatest deltas between moment to
> moment lighting, so it teaches you to be aware of your exposures and not get
> caught up in 'point and shoot' mode.  You as a photographer should be able
> to out-think you camera.
> But your camera should be able to capture your mistakes, because every
> failed exposure is a potentially lost goldmine.
> It's an interesting catch-22...  Fun toys to play with in any case.
> I'm putting together a photo-theme-scavenger hunt tomorrow... Ideally I'd
> love to do a show and tell afterwards, and stick the results up on the wiki.
>  Stay tuned for more details!:)
> - Ozzy
> -
> Mikolaj, I would _LOVE_ to have a shooter dedicated to nothing but taking
> candid pictures of befuddled, frustrated photographers... I think that's
> awesome!  And I'll lay down the gauntlet for myself to say, publicly,  that
> there is no button on any of your cameras that I cannot give a salient (if
> potentially muddled by marketing buzzwords) description of.
> Kelly- I'm a former school-paper photojournalist who had darkroom-duty
> enough times to hate it, but if you all are discussing: Lighting Studio,
> Gallery Space, and or High End @cost printing equipment, I'm _SO_ there, and
> I'm sorry I didn't drop a line earlier.
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think this is pretty much at the If You Build It They Will Come
>> stage.  I can do Tues, Wed or Thurs, but as usual I'm pretty busy too.
>>
>> I think we're all down for investing in a nice printer as well.  There
>> has been some discussion of this in the past.  See the wiki and
>> darkroom mailing list archives.
>>
>> -Kelly
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:51, Kate McKinley <kate at lugh.net> wrote:
>> > I would be interested in such a group. My history is primarily in
>> > performance photography, but I would like to do more portraiture and
>> > other types that I haven't explored in the past. I'm also interested
>> > in analog and learning older, currently little used processes.
>> >
>> > Best nights for me are Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.
>> >
>> > --Kate
>> >
>> > On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Ozzy Satori <ozzymandi at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> I Want to start a weekly shooters group at NB, a chance to get
>> >> together,
>> >> share our passion, challenge each-other, and in general photo-geek
>> >> out!:)
>> >>  If it takes off, perhaps we could talk about doing a group-buy of a
>> >> decent
>> >> 24 or 36" wide community at-cost printer.
>> >> Fwiw, my background is as a semi-professional photojournalist (weddings
>> >> and
>> >> events in Rochester, NY), as well as Urban Decay, Landscape, and
>> >> Ambient
>> >> Street Photography.  A (very, very old) sampling of my work can be
>> >> found
>> >> here.
>> >> I haven't done much in a few years, I miss it horribly, and I can think
>> >> of
>> >> no better excuse to start up again than NB:)
>> >> Love Art?  Enjoy Photography?  Have a Passion for Framing, Subject and
>> >> Content, or hell, do you Have a DSLR and want to learn what all the
>> >> cool
>> >> buttons actually do?  If you could drop me a quick reply with A- the
>> >> type of
>> >> photography you're interested in and B- The night that works best for
>> >> you
>> >> (Meet at 7p, leave NB by about 7:15).  I'll make the formal club
>> >> announcement at tonight's meeting.
>> >> Thanks Guys!
>> >> -Ozzy
>> >> --
>> >> ~ $ cat true
>> >> Cogito, ergo Sum; itque alea iacienda est.
>> >>
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>
> --
> ~ $ cat true
> Cogito, ergo Sum; itque alea iacienda est.
>


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