Talking about the days of film photography is almost enough to get oneself labeled as a totally irrelevant dinosaur in this day of digital supremacy, even considering the inexplicable hipster fascination with film cameras and photography. There are, however,
Do you read the news? Are you aware that Finland is the happiest place on earth (the USA is only 18th in the rankings)? Even though their suicide rate is 13 percent higher than ours (the United Nations, the folks who create the survey, attribute that to the long winters and the ubiquity of Ikea furniture), they live in a place that is “the most stable, the safest and best governed.” Apparently their banks are better than ours as well.
For every photo we make, we have four parameters of exposure to work with to get a good image: ISO, aperture, shutter speed and light. The last of these, light, is frequently not in our control (though it can be - check our list of classes at the STLPA to find out more), so what about the others I've listed here? ISO, for instance.
I cannot tell you just how annoying are the opinions of people who get all of their information from opinionated people on the internet. Or from a friend who “is a photographer”. In my years of photography I have worked with many people who want to get started
It has been said that what you see depends on where you stand. This is quite literally true in photography. In my pre-photographic training (in other words when I was, like Pumba, a young warthog) I would tilt my head to look at things up close.
Someone asked me once, which three lenses would I choose if I had to live with just three lenses for my cameras. Hmm. Let’s start with full disclosure: I currently own a few more than 3 lenses. I use more than three lenses and I really don’t want to get rid of any if I can help it.
In a previous post I stood the risk of being misunderstood by some of my readers. I am fully aware that all other things being equal, sensor size does make a difference in the way your image looks, but, hey, this is not the same as saying “bigger is better”, it’s more like “bigger is different”,