reply to post by captainpudding
I thought the post about the camera point was a good one. I will speak for myself and tell you why this is so.
When i was a girl, I learned to shoot with a Pentax K1000, an old work horse film camera. My dad and I lived in Lake Tahoe and we liked to shoot in
B&W during the winter. I noticed on some days when it was colder that the shots were over exposed and I ultimately figured out the shutter time was
stretched out and longer on these days. Needless to say my dad was proud.
Another time when shooting in Death Valley with my favorite 50 mm, F2.0, I noticed some of the shots were washed out. It was very very hot and
ultimately I determined there was a problem with the lens in the extreme heat. I discovered a problem with diffuse lens flare washing out things a
little and decreasing my contrast. I wrote a paper about it that was published locally in our photo club. I was 16 years old at the time.
I was able to determine these things by studying the camera and of course studying books as well and just playing around.
I am a public health nurse now, but sell my photos and have worked as a professional photographer. I take photos for the state of California in
various capacities, whether it be for a Yosemite brochure or what have you. When it comes to cameras, I am good with the basics. I still work mostly
with film cameras.
You wouldn't go to the moon, shoot as they did, and not bring the camera back. The whole thing has got to be fake. Has to be.
The point about leaving the cameras on the moon is incredibly insightful and has drawn me into the camp of so called HBs. By the way, I have seen
this on half a dozen web sites now , and it is more than one poster bringing this to the attention of others, including one professional photographer
that posted it in an old mag someone showed me.
I say I am an HB with some pride now. I think many of those people are thoughtful and obviously very capable. I am hoping to learn enough about the
issues to make contributions myself. Obviously my skills with a camera are pertinent .
edit on 14-10-2012 by CatherineD because: problem
with my last sentence corrected
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