Archive for the 'Photography' Category
Photograph does not represent reality, because reality does not exist. We all perceive things differently, and even then our perception becomes memory and changes over time (and depending on the state of mind). Thus, it is only fair to alter your photos to make them look, but more importantly feel the way you see the image. Here goes…
First snaps from “lighter” gear…
No more Canon DSLR for me. Just sold most of my gear – 5DMKII, 20-105, 50/1.4, flashes, filters, everything. Big boys like 85/1.2 and 70-200/4 are waiting to be repaired before going on sale. I still love photography though and enjoyed the quality. So, what gives? Simple…
Reason 1: The best camera is the one that’s with you.
…which is too often not the case when you have a DSLR system. Lenses are heavy and even the body is unwieldy.
Reason 2: Photographers are not hunters.
…they are watchers. You’re not supposed to be pointing a huge barrel-equiped mechanism at people’s faces if you want “natural” facial expressions. Human beings don’t feel comfortable when they see DSLRs and somebody “hiding” behind them. Considering that 99% of useful photos have people in them, DSLR sucks.
Reason 3: Wide and close are not needed.
…mid-range “normal” focal lengths are all most people need. How often do you revisit your landscape photos? Boring. How many times can you impress your relatives with closeups of dead flies? Right, once, maybe. Is YOUR squirrel or bird any sharper or more colourful than the one in Nat Geo? Maybe not. The only kind of photos that retains any value over time is people photos. Portraits, travel, family, events, etc – anything that has people in it. Everything else is for full-time pro-photogs that shoot for magazines. So, why bother with super-wide and telephoto lenses then? And if not, why go for a DSLR? Classic 35-50-85 range is more handily covered by more compact and still very capable systems.
This is it. Downsizing.
The 85/1.2 Canon lenses is a seriously sharp tool. Even though mine is broken and focus ring is jammed pictures are still nice. Guess it’s time to get it fixed.
Finally sorted our my Aperture library. 30,000+ photos, half RAW, most in 21megapixels. TIme to celebrate with a couple of random picks. Guess I posted a couple of these photos before, but my memory is short
We made a few photos of different birds in the last few months. So, here I just share some of my favorites…