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Time for an update: I still use film, though. Not vast quantities, but I have a darkroom, and I'm not afraid to use it.

I enjoy every image I take: I hope you'll enjoy looking at them.
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Tell me more, tell me more…

12 Jul 2012 1:26PM   Views : 411 Unique : 312

We’re all here to learn, I hope.

That means that we browse the galleries and pick up ideas. Techniques, names of models, locations and so on.

Well: usually.

But there are some togs who seem to post minimal info. There is no reason not to (for instance) give the location of a spectacular view, or to not give the name of a professional model, or the studio you shot images in. If your technique is out of the ordinary, a few words would be good, and allow others to achieve something of the same result.

So why do some togs only grudgingly give a title? Much less, of course, divulging details of anything else?
My personal view is that if I’m delighted with a model or studio, I should give them a little publicity when I post an image (should I put “Studio Dudler” instead of “home studio” in future, I wonder? Maybe not: Mrs Dudler is unkeen enough when I stack the sofas and move the occasional tables as it is – if she found strangers invading the house even a modest fee wouldn’t put me back in her good books…)

Of course, there are also the generous people. One or two have not only posted mods of my pictures, but have given detailed guidance on how to do what they did. Frankly, much of this is beyond me: my own PS processing stops at sharpening (usually, to be honest, it stops BEFORE sharpening!) – I can give detailed guidance on dodging and burning, though these are both generally easier in the darkroom than on a computer. Adobe hasn’t seen fit to provide tools as adaptable in shape as two human hands…)

So many thanks to those who share immense knowledge freely. And, to those who give away nothing, an appeal. Like the chorus in Grease, “Tell me more, tell me more!”

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