For 5 things someone learned from Bresson's "The Mind's Eye"
One camera, one lens, perfect. Everyone has to at some point realize that the camera is just a capture device. If you really got something good on film/sensor, then comes the real work in photography, Post Process. We used to shoot a roll of film, then develop it, that took a day. We would then go into the darkroom and make a contact sheet. Once that had dried you would take out your magnifier and look closely at each frame, using a grease pencil to mark up the cropping of the best shots. You were lucky if you were able to get three good ones out of a roll of 36. Then you would go back to the darkroom and sometimes work for hours to make a good print of those three good shots. When I shot for print most often you were only going to have one shot printed, and it had to tell a story. The best ones didn't even need a cut line. Today I go to town with my G3 and just one lens most days. Either the 20mm or the 14mm.
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