Stills V3

December 26, 2013

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 17:17

John F. Conn interviewed in Lenswork

I never crop. I despise cropping. Everything is full frame. That’s why God invented feet – you move closer or you move back. Only later did he invent the zoom lens. Between the two you should get what you want without cropping. With cropping you are not taking the photograph; you are taking what you hope can be made into a photograph by saving it in Photoshop. Don’t use Photoshop to save images. Have the image in your mind, in your viewfinder; don’t look at the back of your camera because that is showing doubt. I never, never look at the back of my camera. I look through the viewfinder; I make the photograph. That’s it.

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3 Comments »

  1. He is definitely not a wildlife photographer. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — December 30, 2013 @ 06:37

  2. Some of the people he photographs look pretty wild! However I agree that both of his solutions for full framing don’t work for wild life photography! :-)

    Comment by Rex — December 31, 2013 @ 17:27

  3. “I never look at the back of the camera….”. I wonder what else he does without making use of or in fact relying upon “feedback”. Yes he will get feedback when he views the “prints” much later, but that seems to me to be like not hearing what he actually says until he experiences a recording of it at a later time.

    Comment by cgcooke — January 9, 2014 @ 22:13


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