Sunday, June 7, 2009

An Old-Fashioned Education in Seeing

I often think of how easy (too easy) it is to make a good photo in digital.

I've been fighting against the inefficient route of overshooting. Here are some things I've done to edify myself:

  • Only shooting in manual mode
  • Using a 50 mm lens -- it doesn't zoom, so I have to get close or walk back
  • Sometimes I experiment with different ISOs and shutter speeds on the same subject
  • 1 GB memory card -- If I can't get it right in a mere 90 frames, I'd never
  • I must be able to answer "What am I trying to say?"
  • If you have any other suggestions, let me know

There's still plenty more learning to be had. We're all striving for intimacy in the end.

This post was inspired by a great moment-catcher in the respectable medium of film.


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