Tip #22: Time Machine

Surrounded by Fire - Wonder Lake, AK
Hasselblad Xpan + 45mm f4.0 w/Central Spot ND Filter
Fuji Velvia 50


Relax ...while I am a long-time Mac OS™ advocate, this is not my covert attempt to inspire creatives to leave their antiquated mock-Mac (Windows™) machines. Rather, I’ll offer a tidbit of advice that suggests you go “retro.” Like the blinders restricting the vision of a carriage horse, digital photography now dupes us into ignoring the past. No longer constrained by the cost of purchasing and processing film, digital capture restricts reflective practice. In the film era, budget limitations forced photographic “time-outs,” so we spent hours reviewing old images. The practice of selecting the best of the best refined our vision, emphasized the importance of technique, and suggested a path to pursue. In contrast the modern digital photographer rarely invests the time to process their work let alone seek an honest self-assessment and critique. 
Not the Falls - Sol Duc Olympic National Park
Nikon F100 + Nikon 28mm f2.8 @ f16
Fuji Velvia 50 - Converted to B&W w/Topaz B&W Effects
Retrieved from old chromes that now sit dormant in file cabinets and digital captures from an “ancient” 4-megapixel SLR,  these are pictures from a prior photographic life. They are images from places I have visited in the near present, but are unique moments in time that I could only capture in the past. 
Tip #22: Get into your Time Machine, Mine your Archive, and Learn from the Past 
After the Sun Sets on Moro Rock - Sequoia National Park
Nikon D2h + Tamron 180mm f3.5 Macro @ f8

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