Photography News August 30, 2021
Quote: “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
— Edward Steichen
How to See a Photograph and Mentally Frame It As You Shoot – 1h 12m
An Intro to Photographing the Planets
How to Create Artistic, Dreamy, Soft Focus Flower Photography – 8m 31s
Negative Space at Beaches – 6m 30s
Why Your Photos Don’t Have to Be Pin-Sharp
Astrophotography from $100 to $10,000 – 35m 16s
Thought for the day:
There is a subculture on the Internet concerned with the ‘right’ set of gear to carry every day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
In a similar manner, what is your Every Day Camera Carry? I know some photographers carry every piece of photo gear they might need on an outing but this can get tired. At the other end is the OCOLOY (One Camera, One Lens (not zoom), One Year) who argue that they will learn more this way than trying lots of different things (I disagree, read the book ‘Art and Fear’).
And there are exceptions for when you go out to photograph something outside of your normal. For example I frequently take walks and photograph flower, clouds, trees, etc. as I go. I use a lighter weight bridge camera with a long zoom for this. I’ve added a soft neoprene camera strap that can hold a spare battery and extra SD cards. With this I’m good to go for days on end. However if I go to do long exposure photographs of waves I will also need a tripod, and Intervalometer, and Neutral Density (ND) filters. For Lunar photography a different set of gear is needed. And so on for many specialized areas of photography.
What is your EDCC? Can you improve it?
Artist of the Week/Portfolio: Don Giannatt – Conversation
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