Chapter . Introduction: The F Stops Here

Introduction: The F Stops Here

Portrait of the Author as a Hard-Boiled PI.


It was his story against mine, but of course I told my story better.

 --Humphrey Bogart (In a Lonely Place: 1950)

Nobody move—you’re surrounded.

Must be a couple hundred books on digital photography starin’ at you. They’ve all got slick covers, pretty pictures, acknowledgements stretching from here to eternity, technical data, and buzzwords like “workflow.” (Whenever I hear that word, I reach for my gun.) You got books written by pro photographers, teachers, technocrats, gadget hacks, computer wizards, maybe a writer or two.

Well, you can bet the farm on this: None ...

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