Lost in the weed

follow experts so lost in the weeds they'd have you using an industrial weed wacker to clear a 0.09 acre yard.(not enough room for a tennis court)

References from the Golden Age of petrochemical photography.
Camera technique for Professional Photographers, Kodak Publication No. O-18
Large-Format Photography, Eastman Kodak Company Publication O-18e. ISBN 0-87985-771-4

Stroebel, View Camera Technique

Kodak 1952, Camera Technique


* Type of camera
* parts of camera
* film holder / use
* lens board / mounting
* focusing / aids
* exposing
* processing
* printing
approach. mode. photography changed in need and use, users
pedagogical mannerisms. 
ask those who told you about focus rules, why those rules fail with movements.
what you are asking, simply, is: how to focus a view camera. Answer is based upon the scene and the seeing.
everywhere or selective somewhere

patterns.layers.stages of engagement

patterns . layers. stages of engagement or subject interest

online community membership .. support: needs of participants. what makes active. what activates motivates

“At a basic physiological level information processing depends on attention. From all surrounding stimuli that compete for our attention, we constantly, consciously and unconsciously, select which information we react to, process and ultimately store. Whether found through deliberate searching or accidental discovery any encountered information piece must be recognized for its potential cognitive or affective value in order for it to be chosen from competing stimuli. This cognitive process is closely linked to motivation. Motivation fuels both the initial receptivity and guides the continued search and information analysis. 

“Low motivation for a specific task and in a certain context has been shown to narrow the search, while high engagement would broaden it 
Extrinsically motivated students tend to adopt a surface approach to studying characterized by reproduction of information through rote learning. 
Surface / Deep / Strategic patterns
aspects of inquiry process

Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementos related to their subject of interest. They are obsessed with the newest, coolest, trendiest things that their subject has to offer.

“You shall know a word by the company it keeps” ~ J.R. Firth (1957)