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Subject: [Leica] Do you ever feel you're cheating with photography?
From: tmanley at (Tina Manley)
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:49:43 -0400
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As you have shown in your photos, every photographer will have their own
interpretation of even the most photographed places.  The impact of the
photo will have more to do with the photographer's interpretation than it
will with the spectacular-ness of the scene.  To me, the challenge is to
make my photos of an often photographed scene different from the crowd.
You succeeded.


On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:41 PM, kyle cassidy on the lug <
leicaslacker at> wrote:

> There are some things that I?ve always resisted photographing because it?s
> like cheating ? views that are so spectacular all you need to do is show up
> (antelope canyon is a prime example of this) ? locally I?ve always avoided
> photographing in Eastern State Penitentiary, the abandoned prison that once
> housed Al Capone and is now a ruined tourist attraction. Getting
> spectacular photos there is pretty much ?f2.8 and be there?.
> A few weeks ago I ended up teaching a photo class in there ( For a
> ridiculous amount of money, you can get the whole place to yourself.) I was
> going to stick to my guns and not actually take any photos while I was
> teaching but I ended up snapping about ten because it felt foolish not to
> grab something that was right there. This is model Roxana Hire, shot with a
> Leica M9 and a 35mm 1.7 while waiting for the students to get their lights
> set up.
> <
> I was also unable to avoid going to Antelope Canyon and taking photos
> while passing through Arizona.
> What about you? Are there things you avoid photographing because you think
> it?s too easy? Do you ever give in?
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Tina Manley

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