robert_byrd1 Posted September 10, 2003 Share Posted September 10, 2003 With a camera as small, quiet, and quick as a Leica--and factoring in the low cost of 35mm film--I find myself shooting without thinking. I just see something, grab it, and go on. This has good and bad effects; I'm trying to decide if the good outweighs the bad. When you don't think, you let the creative, instinctual part of your mind take over. You also unleash foolish impulsiveness. The result is some good frames mixed in with a lot of bad ones. Here's what I'm thinking. Maybe every Leica shooter should take a break from 35mm and shoot for a time in MF or even LF, working slowly and thougtfully. Perhaps that will train your instincts, allowing a higher ratio of good shots when you go back to Leica. After all, the piano improvisations of someone who is a skilled pianist will be superior to the improvisations of someone who hasn't studied at all. Or do you disagree? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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