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Author: grue22 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 21940  
Subject: Re: cameras and lenses Date: 9/22/2013 4:19 PM
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You lived in Europe. My prof was considering how middle class kids might only have one trip to the Louvre Museum and miss the effects of the paintings by not stopping long enough to look at them and instead pointing a camera only at those images.

He was not really saying dont bring a camera to France.

Good point. Very few art museums allow photography, anyway, so it's not much of an issue.

When I lived in Vienna, my apartment was about 200 meters from the Art History Museum. I had an annual pass, so I could stop by any time I wanted. I loved to sit and contemplate the artwork, often only viewing one painting per visit. My favorites were the portraits. The painters seemed to be able to capture the personality of the models, and one of my goals is to do the same with my photographs. I especially enjoyed Rembrandt's self portraits. He did not flatter himself in these paintings, showing his physical flaws clearly.

There's something special about looking of a painting of a person who lived hundreds of years ago, thinking about what was important in their lives, and walking away with the feeling that I somehow knew that person.

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