Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] What makes a good photo (was: Lee's week four)
From: Henry Ambrose <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 08:17:08 -0600

>Why do I get the feeling that this going to wind up as some sort of
>research material with the usual turgid academic excretions adhered to it.
>Slobodan Dimitrov
Then Ted wrote:
>If some of these guys would just leave all this damn theoretical crap in the
>unopened can and busy themselves with picture taking without all the fool
>thought processes about photography and the photo process,  I bet a hundred,
>many of the PAW pictures would be a thousand fold better!

OK Gentlemen,

All I suggested was to go out and make pictures in a slightly different 
And there's no need for this to turn into anything else.
Have you ever done what I suggested?
Not that either one of you need to. Or anyone else.
What I'm saying is to override your brain for a roll - go only with the 
feely part - then inspect the results. Its interesting to do.

No theory, no turgid excretions. 
Its anti-theory. Its making pictures.


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