Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/05

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Subject: Re: I respectfully agree with Ted ;-)
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:11:35 +0100

At 00:40 05.11.1997 -0500, you wrote:
Eric wrote:

<<<<<But sometimes you have to shoot a lot of film, simply because as you
shoot, you begin to see new things. If you stop, you might miss the best
picture that only comes as you begin to whittle away the lesser pictures.

Although the capacity of 36 px per roll is nice, it's not so bad to 
train visualization, perception & composition (rules) also. 

Adams, Weegee etc. didn't "motor" x rolls with 36 pix each in their 
LF cameras. But, their pix are still touching.

On the other side, there are some exceptions, specially in color photography: 
Sometimes you need to take several pix with just 1/3 of an f-stop apart
to get exactly the desired emotional impact of a certain subject. Paul
Fusco describes this in detail in his comment on his Life series, in 
which his own children discover earth (taken with the M Super Angulon).