Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Hipshot Street Project
From: doug kim <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 10:01:00 -0800

which lens were you using?


On 1/10/03 9:39 AM, "Johnny Deadman" <> wrote:

> On Friday, January 10, 2003, at 12:06 PM, Alan Weinschel wrote:
>> I got through about four pages and saw nothing remarkable.  Is taking
>> 300 shots without looking through the viewfinder akin to having 100
>> monkeys bang on typewriters hoping for a novel.  It seems so random and
>> so contrary to photography as providing for and revealing a unique and
>> personal "eye".
> I did it as hipshots precisely so that I wouldn't have any personal
> attachment to any particular frame, or any worry about what people
> might think of it. However it is not at all random. While the framing
> is sloppy to say the least, you are able to grab moments much faster
> than by moving to the camera to the eye. It all depends what you are
> looking for. My own rules prevent me from giving you a particular
> example until the project is over but there are at least four or five
> images in there that I am happy about and maybe ten or fifteen that
> would make it into a looser edit. Most street photographers work with a
> hit-rate of around this order. Anyway the point is not to come up with
> great pictures but to discover something about the process of editing.
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> John Brownlow
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