How to Make Good Pictures

shooter_225.jpgIt was show-and-tell at World HQ this morning after Scott, Lily and I completed our mile-and-a-half walk. I showed Scott my $36 framed 11×14 print (vs. the $200 I paid a frame shop for a similar production) and the first draft of my N Judah book.

Scott had brought two old photo books that his wife had come upon while dealing with her late mother’s estate. One was a Kodak guide “How to make good pictures” (1951, 29th Edition) and “The Retina Way” (1957, 7th Edition) a guide to using Kodak’s famous ‘miniature’ 35mm rangefinder. I’m still having fun thumbing through both volumes, each laden with sage advice. Cameras change, but the basics of good pictures are remarkably stable… apologies to Kodak if they regard this as a copyright violation…

In other news:

Cool new 3G modem: the Nova Media iCON 431 is a 3G modem with Mac, Linux and Windows drivers. Whoaa… global connectivity for my Netbook?

Howard has an interesting commentary about the vanishing newsroom quandary. Via Dave “Toppler of Paradigms” Winer

My culinary challenge this week: healthy dishes made only with ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Byriani vegetables and rice with salmon is the chef’s preparation for this evening.They’re inexpensive, too…

Working photos: is a new public gallery where I’m posting things that catch my eye, preparatory to doing some more serious consideration. The front end of the ‘good picture’ process…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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