Formatt Hitech Firecrest ND Filters
With the purchase of the Firecrest ND filters (13 & 16-stop), I am excited to experiment with daytime long exposures in architectural photography. So far, I have used a Tiffen 8-stop filter for outdoor portraits and video recording when the ambient light has been too bright for shallow depth of field.
Never Quit Trying New Things
Lately, I have been in a whirlwind of trying new ideas and techniques and even though I am not sure where I will eventually land one thing is for sure. I am having a blast creating and finding my artistic expression. It’s refreshing and taking me in a direction I would have never imagined.
Don’t Forgot How To Take Photos
Now, I didn’t really forget how to take a photo but merely making the point that I believe we can get so caught up in taking the ‘perfect’ photo for our portfolio that it begins to dampen or completely stop us from doing what we enjoy. Taking photos. We stop getting our camera out of the bag because what we capture has to be good enough to share on our social sites. However, I personally enjoy following other professionals that share more about who they are and what they like on their social sites. They share photos they enjoy taking that is outside of their genre of expertise.
Create Art That's Misunderstood
Lately, the topic of vulnerability keeps resurfacing as well as my own feelings of where I am going with my new direction to focus primarily in the world of black and white. It’s a big, or some may say, a drastic change to what I had been doing so being vulnerable raises it ugly head from time to time.
What Is Acutance And Why Should You Know About It?
I know that how we view sharpness or how we apply it in our editing is very subjective. There are photographers that will sharpen to the fullest extremes and then there are those that prefer a soft look. So, where do you fall on the spectrum? In the past, I would tend to lean towards sharpening the image as much as I could especially so that it will look great on social media and my website however I have had a turn of events.
Why Black and White Fine-art Photography?
If you had asked me up through the end of last year if I could see myself moving in the direction of fine-art photography I would have said no however, I am excited to be at a the place I am today. Turning towards black and white fine-art photography has done more for me than just choosing a genre that I like and desaturating the shot.
Great black and white photography engages you with the good contrast, tonal values, and light.
We Appreciate The Process Of An Artist
So, why do I like this picture?
Not because it is anything spectacular but because it says something more to me. There is more to tell in this image then just a guy painting a wall and what you don’t see is the crowd that stood nearby waiting to see the artist’s final spray to complete his process.