Thursday, November 22, 2012

We are thankful for Dust

Here are some things we are thankful for this Thanksgiving:

1. Great progress on receiver chemistry
2. Continued support from all over
3. The trickle of New55 FILM that has produced awesome photographs by contributors.
4. Volunteers and interns
5. That we are NOT freaking out about dust particles over Thanksgiving

Huh?

4x5 photogs have a lot of dust to contend with. So it is with amusement that I see many newbie D600 owners' hysteria - over dust. Now, I understand that products should be clean when shipped. Yes they should. Notwithstanding the obvious, it is about as hard as tying your shoe to clean your sensor and like the shoe, it is something that has to be done from time to time. If you wear your shoes.

Ever see one of these? They do get dirty
See here for a sane discussion of this recent freak-out.

It makes me glad my main camera is still a Speed Graphic! (which has a lot of dust too)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Alternative Photography Workshops at the George Eastman House for 2013

I am sold on the Eastman House and its workshops, held at various times of the year in beautiful (it really is) and historic Rochester, NY.

We just got this announcement about the lineup for 2013, and if you haven't seen it, you should!

Here is the link.