03-20-2014 12:55 PM
I have always been a fan of landscape and macro photography, and this probably comes out of my love for backpack camping. Here's an image I took a few years back.
What do you like to photograph?
03-21-2014 07:19 AM
For years my favorite magazine was Outdoor Photographer. I am partial to landscapes and wildlife.
I also like to experiment with shots that involve long exposure or other such things to create an effect. I really like the shots of fast moving water that is either falling or on a rapids using a long exposure so you get that fuzzy soft effect.
One of my favorite shots that I set up was I noticed in this one location when the conditions were right the early morning fog would literally drift in like it was moving water. I set up my camera on a tripod, but on a neutral density filter put in 100 iso film f/22 and opened the shutter for 4 minutes. I used about 6 frames with different settings and 2 of them came out pretty good.
03-21-2014 09:32 AM
03-21-2014 01:05 PM
When using film as you didn't have the luxary of seeing right away if your image came out good you had to put more thought into it. Yep, cost of film, cost of processing.
When I was in the Navy I would go on deployment with 20 rolls of 24 exposure. I had to wait to get back to get them developed only to find out then if an image came out.
However, I must say I was very good at knowing in my head what stop and shutter speed would work good in a given light. My Minolta didn't have anything fancy on it. I am pleased to say I had very few photos that came out underexposed. More often blurry from slow shutter.
When I got my first automatic I became a lot more careless. However, I am still very aware of lighting.
Like with my daughters basketball team a couple months ago. We got done with a tournament and one of the moms lines them up in front of a big window with snow in the background.