Our second segment is a discussion about the tension between the need to be creative on a regular basic versus the lack of inspiration in the form of subject matter. During a recent printing session, it began to dawn on Kevin that while he has a lot of negatives that were indeed fun to make, they didn't necessarily make for good prints in the darkroom. This left Kevin with a very disappointing feeling that the three ring binder in which he keeps his negatives is full of "fuzzy concepts." What to do?! Wayne shares his advice on reaching a balance between actually making photographs and other useful creative photographic activities. If you have ever struggled with creative ebb and flow, you might find Wayne’s advice helpful also.
Finally, Kevin shares his growing interest in making prints using the RA-4 process, to which one might ask, “Is this a good idea given that YOU ARE COLORBLIND?!” Nevertheless, Kevin has been doing A LOT of research, including this very helpful (and dryly funny) video by Gregory Davis, aka The Naked Photographer. Should he go for it?
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