Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 85

Thread: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

  1. #1
    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Wash.
    Posts
    2,259

    “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Let’s say you’re out in the landscape, looking for a pleasing composition.

    “There’s no shot,” you finally decide. “Not around here. Not in this light, not with my gear.”

    You head for home, a bit crestfallen.

    Whose fault is this?

    You’re not really going to blame the landscape or your gear, are you?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Leipzig, Germany
    Posts
    269

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    Who’s fault is this?
    Fault? You don't have a legal right to a great shot every time you leave the house. I recommend reading Minor White...

    Michael

  3. #3
    Salt Nerd
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City
    Posts
    589

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    I never head home crestfallen when I *don't* make a photograph. I consider all of it research for the next time I come back. Film is expensive, why make bad photographs?
    Michael Slade

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    81

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    The only time I'm a bit peeved is if I miss a shot I should have taken. 'I'll have a cup of coffee before I take the picture' has ruined quite a few shots!

    Adrian

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    5,342

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    A bad day of LF landscape photography is just a good of of exercise.

    I totally enjoy hiking in the redwoods -- even with 60 lbs of 8x10 gear and no film exposed. There might be wind, rain or whatever.

    But sometimes I am walking around seeing nothing -- so I'll just set up the camera on anything closely resembling a image -- and that gets my head into the right space.

  6. #6
    Kirk Gittings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
    Posts
    8,559

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Pybus View Post
    The only time I'm a bit peeved is if I miss a shot I should have taken. 'I'll have a cup of coffee before I take the picture' has ruined quite a few shots!

    Adrian
    Ditto
    Thanks,
    Kirk

    "When did photography become a desk job?" Kirk Gittings 2009

    KIRK GITTINGS
    WEBSITE

    LIGHT+SPACE+STRUCTURE (blog)

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    4,500

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Pybus View Post
    The only time I'm a bit peeved is if I miss a shot I should have taken. 'I'll have a cup of coffee before I take the picture' has ruined quite a few shots!

    Adrian
    Yes.

    Rick "who has given up on making pictures at a spot many times and not felt the need to assign blame" Denney

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    GA, USA
    Posts
    2,580

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Yeah I get bummed but I don't blame it on anything. However I am trying to take more shots as practice (especially on 8x10 x-ray film). The more I shoot the more I learn, so if I leave the house with x number of sheets I try to shoot all of them. On 4x5 with T-Max I'm a little more conservative due to cost.
    Bryan
    My blog about shooting film in south GA:
    valdostafilm.blogspot.com

  9. #9
    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Wash.
    Posts
    2,259

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    But sometimes I am walking around seeing nothing – so I'll just set up the camera on anything closely resembling an image – and that gets my head into the right space.
    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    The more I shoot the more I learn, so if I leave the house with [x] number of sheets I try to shoot all of them.
    I think these two observations suggest a psychological truth.

    Namely, that “Going through the motions” can help restore an ailing vision.

    They’re also self-critical – they don’t point fingers at their gear, or “the light.”

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    81

    Re: “There’s no shot around here – time to head home.”

    Sometimes trying too hard isn't so good. I stop seeing potential images if I try too hard. But then at other times I really need to take any picture to get the flow going.

Similar Threads

  1. Testing EI - Neg Dev Time - Print Dev Time
    By Alessandro V. in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 18-Apr-2011, 12:42
  2. LF Home Page and Forum Home Page
    By Paul Coppin in forum Feedback
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-May-2006, 14:15
  3. long time listener, first time caller
    By James O. Kenney in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2005, 16:02
  4. Home-Built Cold Light Head For An Omega D Enlarger
    By Ed Balko in forum Darkroom: Equipment
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2001, 00:22
  5. Shutter time vs. spot meter time
    By Bob Passage in forum Style & Technique
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 4-Feb-2000, 14:37

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •