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Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
 

If you had one wish...


NO – this is NOT an attempt to start a flame war! Today, while doing some work for our local conservation group, I got talking with someone about the person I would most like to spend a day with. This got me thinking, and since it is a hot and rather uncomfortable day, I figure we can all use a fun distraction from the more serious topics on the forum. So, join me in this fantasy and share your dream day.

Here is the question: of all the well known photographers at work today, any genre, who would you most like to spend a day with? Imagine that a genie is giving you one wish, 24 hours with this person, shooting, sharing a drink or meal or anything that you would like to do. Why would you choose this person and what would you most like to do with them (keep it clean, this is a family site!) and what would you ask them if you had the chance?

My choice: Art Wolfe. Why? He is simply one of the best nature/wildlife photographers at work today. What I would want to do: head out into the field and spend as much time as possible shooting with him. Then, after the light was gone, share a meal and perhaps a couple of glasses of wine while we talk all things photographic. I’d ask him what kept him going in the early day when his images were still not what he wanted them to be.

Okay – your turn – lets hear your dreams!


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6/26/2007 2:13:37 PM

 
ANTHONY CAROLINA   Bambii Cantrell
Amazing wedding photographer, saw her at a photoshow.


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6/26/2007 9:00:42 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  1st choice,irene troy.real.
2nd choice,mark.just to see.
3rd choice,slick.even hannibal needs a friend.
well,i'm off to pack my cooler irene,any requests?i hate dry wines..
not to worry,my stalker license expired last year,no renewal.
thanks,buford


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6/26/2007 9:20:29 PM

 
Kathleen J. Bielak   Ansel Adams...anywhere out West in the mountains. KJB


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6/27/2007 4:45:24 AM

 
Kathleen J. Bielak   Oops, missed "at work today"...oh, well, my dream, my genie, can I wish the caffine will kick in soon? KJB


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6/27/2007 4:56:49 AM

 
Erin  Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2007
  Jesus, he'd take care of the wine.


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6/27/2007 8:46:17 AM

 
Michael A. Bielat
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2007
  Photographer Mike Colon would be high on my list... So would Joe Bussink, Dave LaChapelle, Francis Hills and Dave Hill...


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6/27/2007 12:34:00 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  ..Just that sadistic troll inside my head that keeps pushing me out the door into the harsh reality of the elements on those days when I KNOW in my gut that there is nothing new to be found or captured.
Ironically, subject matter majically seems to appear and minifest itself often enough to keep him on the offensive.
For that, I guess I am grateful.

Seriously though,...there is one individual with whom I'd like to have spent a day in the field.
His name is Lefty Krey.
Aside from being a world renown fly fisherman and teacher, his prowess with a camera was equally legendary.
He taught me a lot when I was just starting out and I still think of him from time to time.

Bob


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6/27/2007 4:58:45 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Irene,

I have to agree with Sam. I don't pay a lot of attention to the attention given to the big guys other than try to study their work and learn from it. Try to understand their technique. To spend a day with them wouldn't mean too much to me. I know that sounds crazy; but, notoriety doesn't mean a lot to me.

Each photog has to find his\her own style. Having said that, lets all meet at Sam's and sit by that lake and drink!!


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6/27/2007 5:41:10 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Irene,

I have to agree with Sam. I don't pay a lot of attention to the attention given to the big guys other than try to study their work and learn from it. Try to understand their technique. To spend a day with them wouldn't mean too much to me. I know that sounds crazy; but, notoriety doesn't mean a lot to me.

Each photog has to find his\her own style. Having said that, lets all meet at Sam's and sit by that lake and drink!!


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6/27/2007 5:41:10 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Irene,

I have to agree with Sam. I don't pay a lot of attention to the attention given to the big guys other than try to study their work and learn from it. Try to understand their technique. To spend a day with them wouldn't mean too much to me. I know that sounds crazy; but, notoriety doesn't mean a lot to me.

Each photog has to find his\her own style. Having said that, lets all meet at Sam's and sit by that lake and drink!!


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6/27/2007 5:41:10 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Oops. sorry about the triple post


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6/27/2007 5:42:45 PM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Todd – you make a very good point; I have never been the type to get “star-struck”. I truly believe that each of us has the seeds of greatness within ourselves; we may not find that greatness in photography, but it does exist. I just completed a class with Tony Sweet, who is just as accomplished as Art Wolfe, albeit in a slightly different area of photography. As you may already know, he is considered by many to be one of the foremost nature photographers at work today – Nikon’s newest “legend behind the lens” among other laurels. So, do I now want to fashion my own efforts after his? Nope – I learned a lot and developed some insights that, hopefully, will aid me in my own efforts to become a good photographer, but not a copier of his style. When I mention that I’d love to spend a day with Art Wolfe, it is not to fawn over him because he is famous, but because I am blown away by his ability to capture scenes that I wish I could capture half as well. The challenger, IMO, is not to become like another photographer; it is to learn from their work and to then incorporate that knowledge into the photographer I wish to become. It’s weird and probably a bit perverse, but I often find myself shying away from the person getting the most publicity at any given time. I think that media attention (whatever the media) is often gained through actions that are totally at odds with true ability. Anyway, I’m really interested in how people think about this subject and who they would like to shadow for a day or more – it’s a little like dreaming about what you would do it you won the lottery! I mean, other than going out and buying as much photo gear as you can carry! Lol

Irene


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6/27/2007 6:18:12 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  Dave Hill...


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6/28/2007 4:16:52 AM

 
Willie  L
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2006
  Bob A. Booey


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6/29/2007 1:20:41 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Elmer Fudd.
Remember when he was trying to shoot landscapes and Daffy Duck kept getting in the way?


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6/29/2007 1:40:20 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  lol willie.... Ta Ta Toothy!


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6/29/2007 3:46:47 AM

 
Christopher P. Brady
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/18/2006
 
 
  Veena tied
Veena tied
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Nikon D200 Digital...
 
 
Optimus Prime

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6/29/2007 8:56:36 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  great point of view bob.it is there isn't it?angles/light?perspective.
boy todd,i don't think I have that big a cooler..but ice and a liquor store are only a mile away,not a bad walk along the creek.
and the words just flow irene.i cannot
seperate myself from,i guess,my irate feelings.or the control over them.
sometimes it is water to wine,hmmm.


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6/29/2007 9:19:25 PM

 
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