Recommended reading

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💻 You remember Bob Ross, the fellow who painted happy trees on PBS? He taped his program in Muncie, Indiana. brandib visited The Bob Ross Experience at the location of his former TV studio. Read Bob Ross Experience

Downtown Muncie
Nikon Df, 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF Nikkor

💻 Science-fiction author John Scalzi and his wife bought a church building in their Ohio town, and are renovating it for their use. It makes me sad to see this building (like so many others nationwide) no longer used as a church. But it looks like the Scalzis are doing a sensitive renovation for their new use. See photos in his post. Read Reader Request Week 2023 #6: An Update On the Church

📷 There’s a weird sense among some photographers that if you’re truly into making photographs, you can’t be also into cameras, as they are just tools. Balderdash, says fupduckphoto. Read Camera, lens, or light?

📷 conspicari came upon an old Aires 35 camera. He made some repairs to it, and then put a roll of film through it. Read Aires 35

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. conspicari Avatar

    Thank you for the mention Jim.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    Hi Jim! Thanks for the share this week. Bob Ross was an interesting character but I was surprised to know he filmed his show there in Muncie. I hope you make it over to see this someday day.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I knew it, but I’d forgotten!

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Indiana has some cool stuff!

  3. Marc Beebe Avatar

    So that’s why I’m not a photographer; I know too much about cameras. Or is it lenses? Light? How to make cookies? I’m just real confused here. I’ll bet that’s it.

    1. Kevin T Avatar
      Kevin T

      That’s like saying if you want to play music, you can’t be interested in the instrument of choice…

      1. Jim Grey Avatar

        It’s just like that.

    2. Jim Grey Avatar

      I find that a surprising number of photographers that I encounter online are perfectly happy to tell everyone all the ways that they are not actually a real photographer or what they’re doing is wrong. It does get old. That’s why I shared that article.

  4. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    I’ve known a passel of professional photographers, being one myself, and they’re as varied and diverse as any other group of people. Plenty of equipment fan boys and girls in that group, as well as all other types of “gas” aficionados. I can say that the “outsider” art photographer taking a rickety and half busted camera out of a paper bag to create their imagery is in many cases, pretty much a creation of the romantic art press than a wide sweeping truth. I will say tho, they ALL care about light.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Good to know. All I know are the forum trolls, apparently. They’re very happy to tell you you’re doing it wrong.

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