Saturday, 10 May 2014

Faulty cameras are little more than a raquet

I'm taking my new tennis raquet back to the sports shop to get a refund. It just doesn't work properly. I did my research and bought the same raquet as Novak Djokovic,  a Head Graphene Speed Pro and I simply can't get the same results as Novak. There's obviously something faulty with the raquet and it cost me a heap.
Miss Connie an a train bound for Tulso. 1/100@f2.5, D700 85mmf1.4, 2000ISO

Two years ago I decided to get a  new camera and made the decision to buy two D700s instead of one D800 for the same price. My reasoning was I got two cameras for the price of one so I wouldn't need to change lenses; the D700 shoots quicker than the D800 and I ddin't need a 36MP file. People raised eyebrows when I stuck with old technology.

Its hard to put a tag on creative ideas and even harder to learn the fine art of lighting in a two hour course or from a website on a rainy Saturday night. Creative ideas are not hard to come by - simply talk less and observe more. Watch a movie, read books, talk with fascinating eccentrics and dream at night.

The lighting starts with being a keen observer of lighting in all its forms and facets. Observing people in trainzs≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈erzsx (my new kitten Millie typed this last word) watching the setting sun cutting swathes of light across the landscape at the end of your street and studying classic portraits of Jeanloup Sieff and Helmut Newton all help.

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
George Eastman (founder of Kodak)

Want a free lesson in photographic lighting?
Take yourself along to the movies to see 'The Invisible Woman'
Rembrandt short, broad, butterfly, rim lighting. Soft llight halos, silhouettes,and long focus, big aperture lenses. Window light reminiscent of David Hamilton.

I've come to the conclusion that faulty cameras are nothing more than a raquet just like Karl Marx's grave is nothing more than a Communist plot.

Discover Dale Neill's innermost secrets about lighting and photography at UWA Extension.

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