How do you know when you have created a decent image?
I have read many tutorials about not settling for your first shot.
Work the scene.
These images above were all created with this conversation in mind.
Here are a few more:
I was practicing with my Manual Focus Lens on my XT1 - it was important to me to understand the technique of Zone Focusing.
As a practicing magician and sleight of hand artist, it’s important to TRUST my technique. I must enter the zone of subconscious mastery.
This only comes through trial and error and understanding why things work and not.
I once knew a photographer named Doug McKenzie, he was simply brilliant. This was in the days before digital. I only know this because Doug created images of me performing at celebrity events.
This image by Doug was created using a Manual Focus Lens and Glash.
I know this because I remember this night like it was yesterday.
All of his images were beautiful and sharp as a Samurai Sword.
I wish he was alive to speak to because he was a master.
We have it easy now, everything auto on modern cameras.
Very little skill in that.
This post is about mastery - working a scene is no different than me practicing sleight of hand for four hours.
Thoughtful repetition is the key with awareness and sensory acuity.
Finally, this car caught my attention and I thought why not.
I am off to Rome this week so stay tuned for some exciting moments.