Enough Pixels

So I’m checking my mail app and in comes in this email from Blurb. You know the type that sometime ago you signed up for and keeping getting the recurring emails, yeah that type. To my surprise the actual title of the email caught my attention ― How to make a meal last forever, so I decided to have a look. Food Photography is something that has always interested me but I have not really practiced it all that much. You know once in a while, I take my compact of choice along to a restaurant and make a few images here and there but that’s a rarity to be honest.

So back to video and the title of this post ― Enough Pixels. If you check out the video you’ll see the chef uses a compact m43 camera and make some wonderful images which ended up in a Blurb book and now that book is sort of like a curriculum vitae for this chef. What a wonderful idea and imaginative way to “make a meal last forever”.  Which goes back to “enough pixels”. Continue reading “Enough Pixels”

The Intimacy of a Viewfinder

There is something magical with framing your images with viewfinder. I can’t really describe the feeling other than saying that its somehow more of an intimate experience and more personal. I don’t know why but its certainly different. I just had to press the shutter the last few days and frame images via a viewfinder and here are some results.

All processed with a forked preset from VSCO Films and the Pentax K5 IIs & FA 31mm 1.8

Burnt Out

Can you try not to view any sites like DP Review for a month ? Is that to much. Fine, you can view the forums, that’s acceptable, forgo PetaPixel or any other photography site that falls in that category. Can you live without them for a month ? I dare you. I’m going try myself starting today. Its a challenge for most of us I know, but sometimes, I don’t know if it happens to you, but I get burnt out from all the news(noise) coming in from time to time. Its almost like no one cares about photography itself, they just care about what’s coming next.

Don’t become a slave to the noise.

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Happy accidents, embrace them

I’ve been on the Fuji blogs recently, checking the X cameras and just the overall gorgeous Fuji color in general. While perusing the official site of the Fuji X Photographers I stumbled upon Bert Stephani and he mentioned in one of his captions.

Happy accidents, embrace them

Sometimes these kind of shots come about for no particular reason and once in a while your strike gold.

Fuji XE-1, Fuji XPRO-1, Fuji Colors, Nikon 50mm 1.8G, Nikon, Portrait Photography
VSCO Films ― A happy accident but I quite like the outcome. I had a blast that afternoon.

Stop Measuring yourself

Stop measuring yourself with other photographers. Just go out and do your thing. I’m pretty sure your work is quite good. Believe in yourself, your current camera is just fine. As citizens of humanity we are constantly bombarded with what’s suppose to be the latest and greatest. With the plethora of choices our brains go into this weird mode and sometimes it takes the best of us and of course ― our wallets. In the end, its just a tool, a means to an end, use what you have and be happy.

Panasonic LX3, Lumix, Street Photography, Jorge Ledesma
Panasonic Lumix LX3 ― I still have fond memories of this compact
Panasonic LX3, Lumix, Street Photography, Jorge Ledesma
Panasonic Lumix LX3 ― It did everything pretty well, great colors, great focal length
Panasonic LX3, Lumix, Street Photography, Jorge Ledesma
Panasonic Lumix LX3 ― the IS on these cameras work wonders, this shot is at 1/3sec, I’ll take it

1800 Seconds

Its what’s missing from my schedule ― seconds, minutes, and hours. We have 60 seconds a minutes and 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours a day. All I need is a 1800 seconds and I’m sure I’ll be ok for my therapeutic dose of viewing through the lens. It may not seem like much but when you really think about it, I’m working on 1/250 second often times. 1/250 second to make some happen, to capture a moment time, or to record a vision.

But sometimes I just don’t make time and that fraction of a second seems like days and months.
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