Wednesday, April 29, 2020

On Paying Attention to Details

LESSON: When it comes to Street Photography looking for repeating patterns and paying attention to details while assessing the chaos of daily life can yield satisfying results...

In this notice photo notice the following details:.
- The stripes on the man's shirt mimick the vents on the bus..

- The colors white and blue are the predominant colors on the bus and on what the man is wearing..

- Even the red highlights on the man's overall back pockets match that of the lights on the sides of the bus..

- The fact that the drawing of Tesla seems to be looking at the man as the man seemingly appears to be getting ready to stick his finger in the ear of Tesla also adds to the complexity of the image and helps in the storytelling process..

- And lastly, the writing on the bus is relevant to the overall scene and to the essence of what photography is all about: Lighting

TECH STUFF: #nikonD5/  70-200mm 2.8  / ISO 250/  F 4.0  /  1/ 1,000th

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Dubrovnik, Croatia


One of the key points when it comes to silhouettes is the separation between compositional elements..
In other words, you want your silhouettes to be immediately recognized for what they are I.e. a person walking, a couple on a bench, people on the phone, all by a moored boat, etc. .
Quick recognition leads to better appreciation.

Another reason why this photo works so well is that it was shot from a slightly lower angle than that of eye level (from a boat). Thusly, the blue sky being reflected off the surface of the water adds a speck of color in an area that otherwise would be without any details.

TECH STUFF: Nikon D5  / ISO 320/  F 4.0  / I/8000th  / WB Sunny....



Friday, April 24, 2020



A great technique to depict motion is panning because of its ability to combines camera movement and slow shutter it can produce extraordinary results. It is a tool best used to depict motion around a moving subject, which usually is moving horizontally and preferably parallel to the camera.
However, this technique requires practice and a steady hand. Because you have to pick a specific subject to continuously keep in focus as it keeps moving in front of you, and as you follow it with your camera.
. It also demands an understanding of the concept of "equivalent exposures," which are designed to give you the same amount of light for the proper exposure while juggling different aperture and shutter speed combinations. These in term will yield the desired effect when properly used. 

TECH STUFF: Camera #nikonZ6 / lens 14-30 4.0 S / ISO 2,500 / F 13 / Speed 1/3th / WB: A
For example, in this situation, the camera light meter initially suggested a proper exposure at this ISO of 2500 should’ve been that of F 2.8 at 1/125th. .
But that simply did not fulfill my needs at that moment since I wanted to depict the motion of the bus as it took off. If I’d have used the camera suggested speed/ aperture combination then I’d have ended with a static boring image. .

So instead, I used an equivalent exposure from all the available combinations available to me:. .
Equivalents:. F4.0 at 1/60th, F 5.6 at 1/30th, F 8.0 at 1/15th, F 11 at 1/8th, F 13th at 1/3rd, etc

This is a pretty good article that further explains this concept: The Basics of Equivalent Exposures published in Peta Pixel.

On Sticking to your choices and having a bit of luck

This past Saturday, May 1, 2020, the Navy's Bluebirds and the Air Force's Thunderbirds soared over Baltimore and the DC metro area ...