View Poll Results: Your personal anxieties about LF (You can vote more than one)

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  • 1) Limited local places to shoot

    30 17.44%
  • 2) General costs & logistics (transportation, space, learning)

    30 17.44%
  • 3) Time away from other priorities (family, job, pets, etc.)

    35 20.35%
  • 4) My age/health/motivation/fulfillment

    34 19.77%
  • 5) Gear (camera/lenses/tripod/enlarger/scanner)

    8 4.65%
  • 6) Film & development

    46 26.74%
  • 7) Printing & display/exhibitions

    22 12.79%
  • 8) Scanning/digital processing

    19 11.05%
  • 9) My post count (too low/too high) ;^)

    4 2.33%
  • 10) Other: (Please share!)

    26 15.12%
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Thread: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

  1. #11
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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    The only anxiety I have about LF is fear of being harassed when taking pictures.

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    "None of the above" I have no anxieties about shooting LF-been doing it since 78. Its like a well worn glove.
    Thanks,
    Kirk

    at age 70:
    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Fascinating well thought out poll.

    No anxieties here though. 3. Time could be a problem, but I've managed to integrate photography with family to an adequate extent. I cheat a little by not printing but a tiny tiny fraction of what I shoot/develop. No anxiety is associated with that though.

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I wouldn't call it an anxiety but everything depends upon my back. I have my good days and I have my bad days.

    I do enjoy my good days!

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    No worries. I am late to the game. Started LF after 60. My entire studio, darkroom and loft is wheelchair accessible. I am out of the wheelchair and back on my feet, but for how long... just hope I can keep my ticker running long enough for one good image. Life is good.

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    No anxiety here either. I'll always have my large format cameras. If film becomes unavailable then I'll shoot without it - I've done enough now so I can visualize what the result would be anyway. The excitement is in finding the image, in seeing it and being enthralled about it. At this point my kicks are in the search, out in the fresh air, alone and contemplating the wonder to myself.

    Nate Potter, Austin TX.

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    THE LIGHT! THE LIGHT! IT'S MOVING!

    And here I am trying to photograph this freakin' tree as the sun is going down. I'm using a Benbo Trekker because I have to get the camera down into an awkward position with a 75mm lens, and everything has to be moved all over the place! Monkey tripod, monkey camera, and on and on. Fortunately I brought Fujifilm instant with me, and I caught a billboard in the corner I hadn't noticed because I was so focused on everything else. Move and monkey everything some more!

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    The billboard is on the left, just out of the frame.

    Other than that, what anxiety can there be?
    "It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." - Walker Evans

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    THE LIGHT! THE LIGHT! IT'S MOVING!

    And here I am trying to photograph this freakin' tree as the sun is going down. I'm using a Benbo Trekker because I have to get the camera down into an awkward position with a 75mm lens, and everything has to be moved all over the place! Monkey tripod, monkey camera, and on and on. Fortunately I brought Fujifilm instant with me, and I caught a billboard in the corner I hadn't noticed because I was so focused on everything else. Move and monkey everything some more!

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    The billboard is on the left, just out of the frame.

    Other than that, what anxiety can there be?
    The anxiety when they stop making fp100c....

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    If it doesn't have power lines running through it, or plastic shopping bags scattered throughout it, the wind is probably blowing too hard to safely set up the camera. I need to find another planet to photograph. ;-)
    "Photography is a marvelous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds and one that can be practiced by any imbecile." Nadar, 1856

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    Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Any potential anxiety I left it with work, which was 5yrs ago. Now it's just life pings, when you make a choice to do this vs that, but 'anxiety' would be rather strong description of this consequence.

    Les

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