Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This is true in photography as much as in any other aspect of life. I was on an assignment the other day and I said to the guy I was following (after being with him for 6 hours) that sometimes the best picture you take is the first one, but you won't know that until the end of the day.
Because sometimes it is the last one which is the best.
But you won't know that until the end of the day.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I always always always put filters on my lenses. Simple UV protection filters are a wise investment. Buy good ones, not the cheapest ones - you just spent a lot of money on a lens, why would you then want to put a piece of cheap glass over the front of it? Anyway. Why do this at all? Simple. Filters protect your lens. When you drop it face down on a rock, it's a lot cheaper to replace a filter than it is a whole lens.
Here's a perfect example.
Read about this little accident over on photographer Ian Pack's blog. It's sound advice: http://ianpack.blogspot.com/2010/06/lens-protection-filters-and-why-you.html
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
A camera does not give you a license to behave in an arrogant and disrespectful manner. Always be aware of how your actions affect those around you.
Oh and as for holding up your camera in the air and firing off 200 shots....
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Yesterday was the first match of Brazil at the South Africa World Cup against North Corea. Soccer is our national sport and the game was played at 3:30pm local time. Workers were allowed to leave the office 2 hours before the game and schools and commerce were closed. I took these pictures in the center area of Sao Paulo where a huge TV were installed and around 50,000 people followed the game in this place.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Want to know how this shot was taken? It was done with a balloon and a small point and shoot camera. Check out the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/personaltech/27basics.html?src=me&ref=technology
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sombra Projects is proud to present its inaugural exhibition, a collaborative effort dedicated to showcasing social documentary photography within a fine art aesthetic.
May 12-16, 2010
Location: Tivoli Room, Café Bar, Dumbo General Store. 111 Front Street, Brooklyn. NYC.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm (Bar open till late)
Jason Andrew, Richard Ashe, Lyric Cabral, Francesca Cao, Tiffany Clark, Christina Clusiau, Julia Gillard, Chiara Goia, Lucy Helton, Yo Imae, Shiori Kawasaki, Yasutaka Kojima, Tiana Markova-Gold, Shizuka Minami, Kathryn Obermaier, Christina Paige, Pax Paloscia, Elizabeth Rubincam, Deidre Schoo, Gabriele Stabile, Nicole Tung, Tom White, Tadej Znidarcic.
Monday, May 10, 2010
He shoots entirely with digital. He does video work too. He doesn't extensively retouch his photos and he doesn't push for style over substance. His work is a good example of how to take a great photo just by using the equipment simply and effectively, exploring the subject you are photographing and responding to what you see in front of you.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Here the camera was at ISO 800, F4.0 and 1/5 shutter speed. I did a little bit of post production on this one using LightRoom
For this one I placed the camera on a tripod and exposed for 3sec at ISO 100 and f4.5
Friday, May 7, 2010
I did some experiments in low light conditions for two concerts at Blue Note using the 18-105 zoom lens for Madeleine Peyroux's concert (I was a little bit far from the stage) and a combination of 18-105 and a prime 35mm at the Chick Corea concert, this time I was extremely close so the 35mm didn't work very well. I also did a few experiments with bulb mode at the brooklin bridge. Please don't take the concerts by my pictures. Both were great!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Using F8 gives me a good depth of field so the flag pole in the foreground is in focus and I also get some focus on the buildings in the background. I took 3 shots and this one came out the sharpest with the least camera shake. (The beauty of digital means I can check straight away to see if it's in focus!).
Because I was using a mid way closed down aperture of F8 and I kept my ISO low at 200, then the slow shutter speed was required. This was a deliberate choice as it allowed me to see a bit of movement in the flag which was blowing in the wind.
This is an example of when my choices allowed me to control the exposure to get the exact effect I wanted (large depth of field for the buildings and a slow shutter speed for some movement from the flag). The camera's auto setting would have read the fact that it was a dark night scene and would probably have chosen a wide open aperture to keep the shutter speed as high as possible (in order to avoid any camera shake). In this case I chose to do the opposite of what the camera's auto setting would have suggested.
Monday, May 3, 2010
From a November trip to a market in Peru. My wife's aunt took us shopping, and when we got home she gave us a cooking lesson. I built a website for her and now she gives cooking lessons to tourists for a nominal fee. Visit www.CookingClassInPeru.com if you are interested.
We started this blog to share our work with each other during the course of the class as well as after we graduate. Thanks for visiting - we welcome your comments.
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