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Black and White: 2013

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorothea Lang

When I read Dorothea Lang's quote a few months back in the National Geographic October 2013 issue, I reread it several times. With that one sentence, she expressed how I feel when I look at things. I subconsciously frame everything with my mind's eye. I consciously frame potential images first by looking at them, and then holding the camera to my eye. I'll lower the camera without even taking a shot if it's not what I "saw". Every now and then, I'll take it anyways. Sometimes I'm surprised by the beautiful image which appears, sometimes I'm disappointed. I find it interesting that even after 8 years with a digital camera, I still have the same habits as I did when I used film: don't waste film, look for the perfect picture.

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Alex says:
Jan 06, 2014 02:55 PM
sooooo schön! vielleicht sollte ich das doch auch mal probieren. ich liebe schwarz-weiß-fotografie, aber seit dem digitalen zeitalter hab ich das ein wenig aus dem auge verloren. vorher hab ich viel in SW gemacht...
Juliana Neumann says:
Jan 06, 2014 03:20 PM
Vielen Dank! Ja, die S/W-Photographie ist wirklich etwas besonderes und meine grosse Leidenschaft. Probiere es einfach mal wieder aus!
Richard says:
Jan 06, 2014 09:24 PM
These photos are fantastic! It really makes me want to work some more with SilverEfex to see what will result. You have really developed a great eye for taking photos.
Juliana Neumann says:
Jan 06, 2014 09:40 PM
Thank you!
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