Friday, August 27, 2010

This is very good advice, very good

Great advice from Eric Kim:
1. Never stop taking photos.
2. Photos make great presents.
3. Never hoard your photographic insight- share it with the world.
4. Travel and photography are the perfect pair.
5. The more gear you carry around with you the less you will enjoy photography.
6. Make photos, not excuses.
7. Photography isn’t a hobby- it’s a lifestyle.
8. You can’t “photoshop” bad images into good ones.
9. Carry your camera with you everywhere. Everywhere.
10. Only show your best photos.
11. Spend less time looking at other people’s work and more time shooting your own.
12. Capture the beauty in the mundane and you have a winning photograph.
13. Go outside and shoot photos rather than spending hours a day on photography forums.
14. Always shoot in RAW. Always.
15. Just because someone has an expensive camera doesn’t mean that they’re a good photographer.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Photography inspiration

This is a webinar hosted by with Tim Mantoani.
It's inspirational.

"A camera is like a guitar. It's just a box with a hole in it. Until it is placed in the hands of a true artist it will not make music, only noise. What do you want your music to sound like?"

Focus On Your Passion: Finding Yourself in Your Photography from on Vimeo.

Thank you PetaPixel

Monday, July 5, 2010

Aerial over Coney Island

This was a very short kite session. I was hoping to get more of the carnival at Coney Island but I only had time to put it up in the air once. But the wind was perfect!
Coney Island Aerial 1
The boardwalk is an interesting place, to say the least. Carnivals attract an odd people. If you want to go people watching this may be the best place in the world for it. But just remember, once you see things, you cannot un-see them.

Coney Island Aerial 2
Of all the beaches I've been to I really liked this beach. The sand was nice and it wasn't crowded yet, even this late in the day.

Coney Island Aerial 3

Out of the 30 or so photos, these were the best. I would have liked to set a better angle for the camera before I sent it up. Ah, whatever. It was just nice to get a kite up and take some photos. It's been way too long. I have another kite session to show, when I get around to posting it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The epitome of point and shoot

I haven't blogged for many months but I was inspired today.

Check this out
. I haven't lusted over a camera for quite a long time. I love the features this doesn't have. There is no viewfinder and no display. Just like old times!

A Holga camera is a sort of toy camera that shoots 120 film, but the camera is manufactured so cheaply that each one will have "flaws" that give the photos a certain artistic quality that people love. A digital version of this is so cool.

I'm going to try to post more soon. I have some fun stuff.

Found here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Taking bad pictures

"It's important to take bad pictures. It's the bad ones that have to do with what you've never done before. They can make you recognize something you hadn't seen in a way that will make you recognize it when you see it again."
--Diane Arbus




Pikes Place Market

Seattle has it's own magic for the holidays.

The real key to a shot like this is holding the camera still. Yes, that's pretty much the key to 99% of point and shoot photography.