Photography Links and stuff

The May issue of the Digital Journalist is now available. Unfortunately they don’t have a direct link to that issue but delve into the archives for past articles.

Digital to Analog – an essay exploring the transititon from film to digital. The author laments the attitude novice photographers have these days – it’s digital, it’s somehow “better” than film, but we’re “picture builders”, not “takers”.
I agree with him to a certain extent, but the freedom afforded to me by the digital medium and a half-decent camera has helped me get much better in my art.
I understand completely how choosing a simple camera, without automatic controls of any sort, will force a photographer to learn “how” to take photographs properly. When I want to experience that I simply set my camera to Manual mode and I get a lot more control over the camera. That doesn’t help my technique or eye of course. That comes with time and practice and I think I’ll never stop developing that!

If you consider a picture as a frozen moment in time… Can you alter that moment? Yes and no. Yes, you can tweak the image in a darkroom or in Photoshop… But more importantly: you can never capture THAT moment again.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.