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Even though I understand what makes analog photography work (well enough, I guess), I still cannot shake that feelingI had when I first saw the image slowly appear in the developer tray way back when I was seven years old. It was magic then, and it sure seems like it now.
 

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I witness it everyday with my photo kids. The look on their faces as the image appears, IS magic... of course there are still a few of them who just don't get it, and think digital is more magical...(I think it's because they can work from their butts, and look at their phones at the same time 🤪
 
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Even though I understand what makes analog photography work (well enough, I guess), I still cannot shake that feelingI had when I first saw the image slowly appear in the developer tray way back when I was seven years old. It was magic then, and it sure seems like it now.

But digital printout is also magical. You put a single blank photo paper in one end and then a few seconds later, a full-color print comes out the other side. That's pretty magical too.
 

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But digital printout is also magical. You put a single photo paper in one end and then a few seconds later, a full-color print comes out the other side. That's pretty magical too.
Yeah! I've wanted to try inkjet printing for a long time. I am a little scared of the price of admission and the steep learning curve associated with digital printing. But, yes, it must seem like magic for the beautiful print to be slowly emerging from the printer.
 
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Yeah! I've wanted to try inkjet printing for a long time. I am a little scared of the price of admission and the steep learning curve associated with digital printing. But, yes, it must seem like magic for the beautiful print to be slowly emerging from the printer.

Try it. You can get a Canon photo printer for less than $200 that prints 8 1/2 x 11", and some under $100. The inks are what costs but I think they have bigger reserves. YOu can use it for letter printing as well in BW but BW photos don;t comes out as good unless you get the more expensive printers. Other may have more information on this as I've been away from it for years.
 

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It may have happened already. 😩
I'm pretty sure we will all get through this just fine 💪

And speaking of magic, and without any intention whatsoever of ruffling any feathers, all hail THE photography magician, Mr Cartier Bresson! 😬
 

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On Facebook I just had my attention called to “Imogen Cunningham official site” group, who just posted a photo of Edward Weston and his cats.

His granddaughters are commenting on the photo.

I would say it’s magic.
 

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the true magic of digital printing, is if you use HP printers,, that you can remember the password to the printing software in under an hour.. or if you remember what you wanted to do once you were able to print.

Or one can say the true magic is if the HP printer SUPPORTS a standard photo paper size
 
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