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What Is Art

What Is Art

Introduction This essay consists of a series of short statements whose goal is to describe what I believe art is.  These statements are summaries that briefly state specific points. Together these statements create a list of what I consider to be the...

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Capture One – We Are Breaking Up

Capture One – We Are Breaking Up

Capture One Is Awarded The Worst Marketing Message Ever Like many of you, I received an email on Wednesday, January 18th, about changes with Capture One Subscriptions, Licenses, and Cost Of Ownership. Let me tell you, I have never seen a more...

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  • Russ Lewis
    Russ Lewis
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    Landscape & Nature Photography
    on: February 3, 2023 at 10:46 am

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    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Re: Glen Affric in Autumn
    Reply #1 on: February 3, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Great image.  I must get back there sometime.

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Re: “Well, I didn’t do anything with them.”
    Reply #2 on: February 2, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Damon, I used the workshop attendee as a way to do my own poll.  Since I see many of the same folks at different workshops, I am curious, after going to workshops and taking some marvelous images, why they are not being printed.  I have said many times that you don’t have a photograph until you can hold it in your hand.  Prints don’t always have to be big wall prints. They can be a collection of small prints or medium-sized (11×17 inches).  I have wondered if it is a time thing or a cost thing.  In our upcoming workshops, we will show that it is easy to make prints and not all that expensive, especially when compared to what many folks invest in camera gear.  You mention how good it feels to have your own prints on your walls.  The same good feeling can be enjoyed with your own photos of some of your own adventures. It’s why we do photography.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Damon Lynch
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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #3 on: February 2, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    I have traveled all over the world and have been with some fantastic attendees as we photographed some of the most beautiful locations there. Many of these attendees are repeat clients. When we meet again, I ask what they did with the images from the last trip, and most of the time I am shocked by the answer of, “Well, I didn’t do anything with them.” Maybe they processed a few and put them on social media, but almost everyone didn’t make one print or even consider making a print project, collection, portfolio, or book.

    I’m interested why workshop attendees don’t print.

    Is it in line with the percentage of photographers who do not print? In other words, is there nothing special about these workshop attendees compared to other photographers?

    Or is it more the kind of folks who tend to go on workshops with Kevin? Perhaps they have extremely busy schedules, and their primary motivation for going on the trips is the experience of doing photography among like-minded companions, rather than the actual photos that result? That’s a genuine question. Having not gone on such a workshop, I’m only speculating.

    I don’t mean to focus on the workshop attendees per se (they have their own privacy), just to use this to start a conversation as to why people don’t print when you otherwise might expect them to.

    As an aside, due to an overseas move, for 6 months I was without my own set of self-printed and framed prints. When they were finally delivered, what a difference it has made to have them in the house! Out went the awful photos and paintings the landlord had left up on the walls, and up went my own. Wow. I really didn’t expect it to make that much of an impact. But it does. It truly does.

    Paul Sokal
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    Re: Lake District Minimalism
    Reply #4 on: February 2, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful, Ken.