Saturday, April 5, 2008

Gordon Hutchings and "Seeing with the Photographic Eye"

Gordon Hutchings adjusts the rail on his Deardorff

Though videotaped more than five years ago, this 15 minute discussion of "Seeing with the Photographic Eye," by Gordon Hutchings wears well. Gordon is well known for his tightly documented and single-handed resurrection of the use of Pyro as a developer. His careful testing and refinement of Pyro has brought it back as a reliable and excellent developer well known for its excellent qualities in preserving subtle shadow detail, while retaining the highlights.

Gordon focuses on the Creative impulse of the photographer, and is instructive in his advice to take a deep breathe, relax, and "let the photograph come to you." As Gordon tells us, "You are trying too hard when you are trying too hard," relax and enjoy the show.

The video is posted in Google Video at:

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