New forum: Philosophy of Photography : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

philosophy = pursuit of wisdom and knowledge

[Thanks to philg for making it so easy.]

This forum is aimed at helping us to think about photography. To think about the harder questions. Technical issues ('how') are addressed elsewhere, this explores the nebulous issues ('why').

Topics do not have to be questions. Indeed, there will rarely be direct answers to these issues. Rather, I hope to promote discussions and dialogue, to explore the aesthetics and ethics, to analyse and synthesise.

Is this forum for experts only? No way! You are welcome to start a new topic, or respond to one, whether you have been a photographer for 20 years or 20 days. Or even if you've never picked up a camera.

Topics might include, for example:

Topics that will be ruthlessly deleted include, for example:

In general, if there is a simple answer to a question, this is probably the wrong place to post the question.

Topics discussed here will be very personal. They may be very opinionated. I encourage opinions and discussions. I discourage wars. When an opinion is expressed, and you disagree with that opinion, feel free to argue the opposite. But you are not to make personal slurs, insults, abuse or offensive remarks. You may find that you still disagree. That is fine. Indeed, it will be common.

OK, here's the forum.

It's your forum. Enjoy it!

-- Alan Gibson (, January 21, 1999

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