Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/02

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Subject: [Leica] Daved and confused
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Tue Dec 2 11:08:02 2008
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I understood and practiced
pre-visualization in its purest form
when using an 8x10 camera (even more so with a 12x20)
something about those huge ground glasses and setting them up
along with a spot meter and color temperature meter
lent itself very well to the pre-visualization concept

4x5 photography lent itself very well
to the polaroid proof mode

the Hasselblad a bit less so - although the polaroid still worked
on commercial, architectural and interior work

a 35 SLR yet a bit less so - more frames - more experimentation
a 35 RF means working fast and thinking less

digital does bring back a certain "polaroid" type of approach
yet, not the same, unless tethered, and really studying and tweaking  
along the way


Fond regards,

On Dec 2, 2008, at 12:45 PM, Douglas Sharp wrote:

> Visualisation IS still important - we now just have a lot more  
> leeway for making mistakes - and, fortunately, the opportunity to  
> correct them with another shot within seconds of having viewed them  
> on the back of the camera.
> What we now have is more or less an equivalent of a Polaroid back  
> on a film camera.

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