I always look forward to being mentioned (and usually genially slagged, which I don't mind), on Blake Andrews' blog. The latest entry is equal parts amusing and yet also, curiously, useful—it's his "Photo-Flo Chart" (a flow chart, the joke being that Kodak Photo-Flo was is a surfactant you add to rinse water to prevent water spots when developing film. But then, if you own a photo vest, a fedora, and a light meter, you already knew that). It answers the question, "Which photography style is right for you?"
It's funny. Yet it also kinda works, which is a little scary.
Check it out and see what kind of photographs you should be taking.
(Thanks to Simon Robinson)
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Larry Gebhardt: "It worked. So much for my illusions of being a unique individual."
Mike replies: You are a unique individual—just like everybody else! (I know everyone already knows that joke, but I couldn't resist.)
Gene Spesard: "Well, I got to 'Favorite Adams?' and realized it was spelled wrong and Morticia wasn't an option."
Richard: "Ha! Try it in reverse. Pick the Green Box with the type of photography that you would like to do, and then back your way out, taking note of all the reasons you are not good at it."
Crabby Umbo: "Two 'stingy brim' Fedoras (one felt, one straw), two Porkpies (both felt), one Fez (with a martini glass printed on it, no less). Three meters (one Minolta, two Sekonics). One photo vest that was a gift, and that I cannot wear, because it crosses the line into total geekdom. It's just too much. I consider the triumvirate of geekdom to be: Tilley hat, beard, photo vest. If you're wearing all of these, just give up.... Hell of a funny chart tho'...."
Fred: "After using the photo-flow chart it appears that I either have multiple personalities or the one that I have is a little shaky. It looks like long term psychotherapy or...oh wait, there is great light outside right now. Gotta go."