So it turns out I’m a huge slacker. I start a blog, thinking I’ll actually update it and not make it savagely boring, and then ignore it for a week or two … Weak. As it turns out I began a new job – gone are the days of late night shifts making pita’s, now are early mornings working in a non-prophet organization.. Down side is waking up crazy early (for me)..
However. At least this way I can shoot after work and on weekends ! Keep a very lazy eye on this blog as I want to try a few “stitch” photos.. Something like 30 shots at oh.. I dunno.. 70mm /2.8 and shoot above, to each side, and below the main subject and stitch it all together. A something effect, some dudes last name – makes it work for wedding photos and does a fantastic job.. Limited depth of field (which I love) wide angle effect (which I also love) with no distortion (siiick) and big enough to print and cover an entire wall with.. My poor laptop will probably catch fire.
Another shot I want to give a go with is a layered polarised shot. Polarisers when used kinda-right only really cut glare/reflections on a part of a subject, they’re never perfect and never seem to get the side of the car – the roof – the windows – everything in one go. Another shot I saw was a sick Porsche on a hill and a photog stacked quite a few shots at different polarised degrees and it turned out phenomenal … I’d love to say I’m extremely creative and can think of things like this on my own – however I’m not, so I’ll just copy other shots in my own way and go from there.
Obviously I don’t mind sharing how I did something, or why, or how I want to do something – anyone reading this /should/ know a little about me and know that I love sharing my process because that’s how I learned. Asked the right people who were okay letting me know their little secrets of success.. I have a philosophy with photography and a belief that everyone who picks up a camera can shoot as well as any fantastic pro of the past (or present) – or should at least want to. I want to evoke emotion in my shots and I want whoever picks up a camera to do the same, as that – to me – is what photography is all about.. So please if I can help you in any way, or you can help me – please comment. I want my “competition” per se to be better than me, so it pushes me to be better than them .. Step the whole game of photography up !
I’ll post either another rant, or some actual photography soon enough.. When I stop being such a lazy douche bag and actually pick my camera up..