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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

 In photography’s infancy first came the carte-de-visite.  A fashionable gentleman would make a social call and leave his picture card on a silver tray in the parlor.  Then in the 1850s, after Napoleon iii posed for his formal portrait, they became all the rage.  During the Civil War, photographers documented families for posterity. The small albumen prints gained tremendous momentum as soldiers marched off to battle.  Millions were sold.  They were sent in great numbers at the height of European colonialism.

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blog (blŏg, bläg) n. 1. short for Weblog 2. online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer 3. diary that is posted on the Internet 4. an experiment to verbalize my observations about the status of photography. It will be eclectic & deal with philosophy & practice of this universal art form. It will strive for periodic commentary about issues many photographers face, like ownership and the economy. It will also talk about pictures and what makes good ones and how to get them. No hardware. No software. No recycled clichés. No whining.