August 7, 2014

Spider



Canon 1DsII
Canon 50mm f/2.5@f/2.5
Kingston 32gb class 10 SD

July 29, 2014

Golden Guardian


Canon 5DIII
Canon EF 100-400L
Kingston 128gb SD

March 25, 2014

The raxeira complex

There are times when a photographer goes dark. He stops shooting. He loathes the camera and will shelf his lenses. Beauty is nothing. opportunity is pain. The proverbial kodak moment hangs in front of his eyes and he knows his duty but lets it come... and go.

Why? the artistic element of the photographer is not so easily explained. Perhaps he lost his girl. Or he is overworked. Maybe his mother-in-law has been requesting a million pictures of grandkids. Stress can indeed kill desire fast.

Invariably the light will glimmer through the trees in such away that it stirs his soul. He might not even take a picture but it will begin to revive his creative being. He might not take picture for weeks or months. but he will start to put his gear in order. Updating firmware. Cleaning sensors. checking out the latest Photoshop.

I've been through the ups and downs of these times. I've seen my dad reinvent his photography after years of being out of the game. The stimulus for his interest was the blessings of the digital age. I am completely aware of the process even when I am in the depths of photography despair. But I don't fight it. Trying to force it would just lengthen the process.

I actually am in the upswing of this cycle right now. I am seeing the world as if it was all new. The possibilities spring from everything. And I am loving it.

Phothog.

February 28, 2014

Of Megapixels and Men. Or the death of the point and shoot and its subsequent rebirth in the form of an app wielding smart phone.



As the rise of the all powerful smart phone continues, a pleasant(to me at least) gulf has begun appear between the professional gear and the other stuff. In fact with the PS market dwindling there are rumors of major players halting small camera production all together.

 I like it because the smart phone gives the consumer a way to not be burdened with the "I should of brought a camera" guilt complex. And it reduces the PS to practically the lowest common denominator. Simple. Available. Convenient.

 So now... Canon can stop wasting time, effort and resources on these lame PS's and lend their creative genius to some boss DSLRs! Ah Ha! the point emerges! Yes! Better I'll take a medium format camera. Especially if it uses my existing lenses! Or how about a simple firmware update that allows 4K on my 5D? Or how about 300fps?

I am by no means a camera prophet(I think I may have predicted a Nikon-Sony merge at one point -though I still can dream right?) so PS's may find their undeniable niche. Smart phones may just be a stepping stone to some greater technology that leaves cameras behind... Whatever the case whether smart phone or PS or DSLR... or -in a whispered voice- even film based gear... the most important thing remains the subject. What is in front of your lens... or your phone... or...


Phothog