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Subject: Re: [Leica] Lea PAW week 5 & 6
From: Bill Satterfield <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:30:40 -0600
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This is probably one of the first lessons you should learn and also the 
hardest. I have also learned that the two sexes also have a different 
eye. I attended another local workshop and one sex brought mostly 
flower,  dime a dozen photos, while the other brought picture post card 
photos. The ones that brought  black and white photos seemed to have 
more of an appreciation of what makes a good photograph.

B. D. Colen wrote:

>Bill Satterfield wrote:
> He also said you can buy
>local  picture post cards and save your film unless you can get a
>photograph that is not a dime a dozen. I am still transiting. and my
>ideas have changed too.
>Funny...just an hour ago I sent the following message to one of my MIT
>students who is cutting the second class - actually a field trip to go to a
>presentation by Susan Meiselas - for a week in El Salvador...
>"when you go to El Salvador, or anywhere else "foreign" for that matter,
>don't waste your time taking photos that wouldn't be worth taking next door
>to where you live. That is, if you want post cards, buy postcards - the
>people who shoot them are probably much better at color control, etc., than
>you or I. In other words, save your film for that which tells us something
>about the human condition - and when you are about to shoot, ask yourself
>why you are shooting, and whether you are invading someone's space for no
>good reason."
>B. D.
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