On 2/27/2011 9:53 PM, Alan Browne wrote:
> On 2011.02.27 17:25 , PeterN wrote:
>> On 2/27/2011 11:21 AM, Alan Browne wrote:
>>> On 2011.02.27 5:47 , Bob Neumann wrote:
>>>> On 24/02/2011 20:05, dj_nme wrote:
>>>>> What are you accusing Allan Browne of "never learning"?
>>>> I don't think he did.
>>>> AB said nowadays people learn technically and artisitically about
>>>> composition by looking at the image on the back of the camera.
>>> To be clear, I meant that in the context of immediate feedback being
>>> useful in learning more quickly, esp. as one can try a correction
>>> We learn most things visually. Having to wait a day or so for film to
>>> come back disconnects the person from the event of having made the
>>> photo. And of course you can't go back and re-shoot the basketball game,
>>> or catch that bear in the woods (etc).
>>> I did not mean to say that all people learn via the display. A lot of
>>> people learned just fine long before digital cameras came along. Now
>>> more people can learn more quickly because of the display and still
>>> being at the scene of the shoot. I hardly look at the display during
>>> studio shoots (once the lighting is right, anyway), likewise anything
>>> "mundane", I don't bother. But when things are tricky I'm always happy
>>> to look at the display. I'm not very good at wide angle composition -
>>> and in that the display is not all that useful, IME.
>>> As to me never learning, well, there are things I'm delighted to learn
>>> all the time, and things I never seem to learn. That is not limited to
>>> the narrow life scope of photography.
>> I never meant that to say you would never learn. It was meant as a
>> comment to be taken at face value, that there are some who who have such
>> a mindset that they are incapable of learning. If in any way my comment
>> could be taken as a personal attack on you, I apologize. As I said
>> above, that was not my meaning. I suspect my statement was distorted for
>> malicious purposes.
> No need to apologize. I didn't take it as a PA, just wanted to "revise
> and extend" my comments.
Good. Let's get on with photography.