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I have been involved in photography for many years. I first got interested when I was in Madison High School in the 50's. I worked on the Madison yearbook, Mahisco. This was back in the b/w era of photography. Color was an experimental process limited almost strictly to transparencies. Everyone would groan when the family photographer pulled out a screen and set up the projector. It would probably put everyone to sleep.
Then I went to college and took several
courses in photography, enrolled in several correspondence studies in
photography, finally after returning to Madison from an 8 year leave as a
teacher in several systems, continuing to use a b/w darkroom to return pix
of the grandchildren, 3, to my parents here in Madison, Indiana.
I started my studio, Photos by Don Wood
in 1961. We had a mild business turndown in 1968 so I continued the studio
while working for the Madison Courier in the darkroom. In 1995, I moved to
the photo lab in Wal-Mart. A year and a half later, I left there, have
continued with the studio doing some studio photography, mainly, class
reunions, family reunions, portraits, passports, copies, etc.
As of now I am retired, but would do something in photography if approached by a previous customer.
The following questions will be answered
on the answer page. Click on the UNDERLINED LINK and you'll be transported
to that page.
What I'm proposing is simple. There is a
need for someone to answer questions about your photography problems.
Two Kinds of film
I would like to copy some pictures and
make some slides. What's the best way to do so? two kinds of
I am interested in buying a camera
through the mail. The ones that I see in the local shops seem to be more
expensive than the same camera bought through a mail-order company that I
see advertised in the photo magazines. Could you help me, please? I don't
want to get burned by a company that might rip me off or give me bad
service. Mail Order
We live in an area where we can see
rather spectacular lightning. I would like to photograph the lightning
bolt. How do I do it? Lightning
loading the camera
loading the camera
I sometimes get no pictures on the film. How do I avoid this?
Or it could be as complex as photographing fireworks.
Perhaps you are not filling the frame
Perhaps you are not filling the frame
Colors are wrong
When I got my pictures back from the
processor, my snow pictures were green.
The pictures taken on my front lawn had blue-tinted grass. (Not Kentucky bluegrass) Bad Color
Got the film wet
I accidentally dropped my film into the
water while unloading the camera. I got it back but it is wet. What do I
do? Is the film ruined?
My pictures have gotten damp when the basement flooded and got into a box of old prints. Can I save this situation. Some have already dried. Waterlogged
Buying a used camera?
I would like to move up to a 35mm camera. Have been using a 110 camera because of the drop-in loading feature and have tried the disposables. Basically, I do not like loading film. I would be using it mainly outdoors, landscapes, dogs, nature photos (not close-ups), pictures of completed art works, etc. I'm on a budget! Buying a used camera
Shopping for a camera
"I'm looking for the best value on a 35mm
camera. I would like to get a good one for around $150 to $200." Shopping for
What is the difference between Wide angle and telephoto lenses?
What is the field of view of a Wide Angle
and Telephoto lens? WA/Tele
I'm getting married soon and want pictures
Which is better, a professional or an
amateur? I have a friend who has a camera and I'm sure would be willing to
take pictures if I asked. Amateur
When I take pictures of people, they
sometimes have red-colored eyes. Why? How do I remedy this? Redeye
I have a camera that can take either
standard 4x6 pictures or the panoramic pictures, 3.5 inches x 10 inches.
Can I have my pictures printed on standard 4x6 size if I accidentally left
the setting on panorama? Panorama
My camera is beginning to act weird.
Sometimes, it will click but when I get the film back there isn't anything
on it that I shot. I've tried fresh batteries and that didn't help. What's
the problem and how do I fix it? Camera
Flash burned out the faces
I have a Canon Elan with a 420EZ flash
attached. Recently I took pictures of our company Christmas party. Almost
all of the pix turned out great but on a few the facial area was
completely burned out by the flash. The camera was in complete automatic
mode. What happened and how do I fix it? Flash
burned out the faces.
Transparency processing at home
Can color transparency film be processed
at home like we can with b/w film? Transparency
Which Camera should I buy
I take mainly landscape, sport and
portrait type photos. Am contemplating buying either the Canon Elan IIE,
Minolta Maxxum 700si, or the Pentax PZ-1p? Which would be the better
Camera is right for me. Submitted by Dave.
Coloring B/W pictures
I have some B/W pictures that I would
like to have colored. How do I do it? Coloring
I just finished coloring a black and
white photo of an old house with Print Shop Pro. It was a hard job to do.
It came out nice, but when I printed it out on my Epson printer it came
out a lttle dark. What happened? Colorizing
Does this sound like it could be a
useful page, If you wish to send me a question, I will try to answer it
through this page if it is a question that would be useful to many people to
have answered. Others may be answered through an e-mail back to you.
Don't be shy or hesitant that your question is
so self-evident that you are embarrassed not to know the answer. There are no
stupid questions, only people that do not want to show that they don't know the
answer and are embarrassed to admit it. Ask any question, it will be answered to
the best of my ability. If I have to research the answer, I'll try to do so as
quickly as possible.
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