I have a confession to make, I suffer from G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I don’t want to spend a lot of money on new lenses so I look towards older, vintage, manual lenses, which are cheap and fun to use but don’t offer the same image quality as modern lenses. Gotta catch’em all!
So I thought to myself today, why not buy a new lens, it’s cheap, so why not? Continue reading
Yep I don’t know why but I’m fascinated with reflections in general. By reflections I mean a mirrored duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the reflective surface, or at least that’s what the dictionary says.
1) Best places to take reflections photos
Look for water. A river or a lake are your safest bets. You should be able to find one or the other near or around where you live. Do a quick Google search to see what the nearest lake or river is to you. If you’re lucky you might have a lake or river or even both situated within the city limits.
Good, you’ve found it, now the real fun begins. Continue reading
When I first started photography I didn’t pay much attention to colors. I was snapping away at things I found to be interesting and wanted grab a slice of time and make a nice memory out it and that’s fine, I enjoyed it, I loved it but it wasn’t enough. Continue reading
Giving and taking feedback are very difficult subjects. But getting constructive feedback is the most important development tool in any profession or art form.
Friends and family will always like your work will not tell how bad you messed up. If you want real feedback ask a professional whom which you have no family or friendship connection. You may be amazed to find out your so called “great photos” are really just ordinary and unimpressive.
Your ego may suffer a little but your photography will improve exponentially. Give it a try!
This is the constructive feedback I have for my photo above. Continue reading
Photography is NOT about your Camera or your Lens
Everything is about gear nowadays. We see a great picture and we ask “hey, what camera and lens did you use?”. I do it as well. I think to myself, if only I had that new camera from Sony, Fuji, Nikon, Canon that just came out, I would take so much better pictures. I know I’m wrong but I still do it because I’m a tech nerd. I love technology of every shape or form.
If only I had that Zeiss or Leica lens I would shoot so many great pictures, I would get so many followers on Instagram and my blog audience would grow exponentially. But that’s just silly because I started photography because I loved (and still do) to capture memories of my day to day life and revisit them from time to time. Continue reading
Don’t take pictures. Walk slower, don’t take many pictures and don’t take any more easy shots! – John Free
I gotta have 3 or more things that I can combine together to take the shot. It’s just as important not to take the picture as it is to take the picture. – John Free
When the weather is too bad to go out and take photos, like today is for me, it’s a great opportunity for taking some time to learn from other photographers and their experiences, their images and their tips.
In this 58 minute video photographer Steve Simon discusses the tools and thought processes needed to capture unique street imagery. What I enjoyed in this presentation is the fact that Steve not only talks about his pictures or portfolio but also shows quite of few other famous pictures of other famous street photographers.