Saturday, August 22, 2015
Today was spent with fellow photog's in downtown Minneapolis, trying out a new lighting system. Photography is "light"! There are so many ways in which to use light to convey a mood, be it natural (from the sun) or artificial or a mix of both. As photographers and creatives, we are always trying to shape the light to our needs. I find, the easiest way to control the light is to add my own and not rely on whether the sun is going to cooperate or not. I must say that the best part of the day was working with our model, Tim, a real pro. Just look at those searing eyes and awesome dreads! Thank you, Tim.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Cameras, lenses, lights, etc! "They are JUST tools" to help the photographer create their vision. The question is: can having BETTER TOOLS make you a BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER? It's true that one must know how to use those tools to their advantage, but, when you have knowledge and quality, well-designed tools in your hands, it makes creating your vision a lot easier. I went out yesterday into nearby farmlands to test out a new lens that I'm interested in purchasing. It turned out to be a perfect match for my creativity. Now, if money just grew on trees...(sigh).