Monthly Archives: June 2009

Update/Voluntarily Withheld

ethical

Like it or not, here I come.

I suppose I can officially call off my hiatus from shooting (which was really more of a period of abject laziness). On Monday, I will teach my first session of hybrid black and white, in which students will use a menagerie of 35mm SLRs (from an all-manual stop-down metering M42 mount Vivitar 400/SL to a fully-automatic autofocus Minolta Maxxum QTsi). Unfortunately, my program’s limited budget meant that eBay was the place to go for these, and this has already generated problems. When I purchased the last camera four days ago, I expected it to have arrived by now. Unfortunately, I received this message today:

HELLO,
FYI- YASHICA CAMERA WAS SHIPPED OUT TODAY VIA USPS.
THANKS.”

I was instantly reminded why I hate eBay. People who don’t feel the need to bother with written English make me nervous, and people who sit around for four days before shipping something make me even more nervous. I guess we’ll see what happens on Monday.

The good news is that I have no choice but to shoot if I’m going to effectively teach this class, so there are likely some 35mm black and whites on the way.

Ironically enough, the passage that formerly appeared on ethics here has been removed. For ethical reasons. Great.

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Paris, TN

train

Sort of back.

I’ve been driving past this on my way to and from work for the last four weeks or so, and I finally dragged the gear out there today to make a stop on my way home. Here are the results (or, at least, a result).

Nikon D200, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8, Minolta strobe off camera.

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