Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Photographer's Truth

(Seen on Pixnit's blog: http://blaquepen.com/wobl/a-photographers-truth/)

a photographers truth

**saw this in my google reader it was shared by a friend, originally posted by textism, and I thought it was SO FITTING.

Which lens is best to have on hand?
The one at home.

Which camera is best?
The model a step up from the one you just bought.

When will the right camera for you be available?
Probably next year.

When will it be affordable?
When it is obsolete.

What camera do ‘fools’ buy?

Should you shoot RAW?
No! Shoot jpeg and get it right the first time you fucking moron.

Should you shoot jpeg?
No! Sliders and presets and curves! Shoot RAW you fucking moron.

What must you improve?
Your workflow.

Of what must you have more?
Screen real estate.

Where does no one want to be?
In front of a computer.

Where does everyone want to be?
Out shooting.

How much light is there?
Not enough.

What must the light be?

What must the colour balance be?

What must the subject matter be?

What do adjustments make your photograph?
More interesting.

What must the background be?
Blown out.

What mustn’t the highlights be?
Blown out.

What must the shadows be?

What must the flash be?

What else?

Like this?


Just turn it off.

What’s the meaning of it all?
Self-redemption through an endless stream of pouty self-portraits on Flickr. Also weddings.

The OTHER Side of the Atlantic

Hello all! I am getting settled in the Netherlands, and have totally neglected my photo blog, as I haven't had any professional gigs here yet. I'm working on making some contacts and getting info on organizations and associations for professional photographers here... hopefully I won't have to stomach a "real" job for too long here.

I did want to share some of my favorite personal shots I've taken over the last two weeks- I was able to upgrade not only my camera but also my computer before I left, and the change has been SO amazing! I was initially going to upgrade my camera body to the 40D, but couldn't find one in the city of Houston the week I was leaving, but did find a spectacular deal on a 5D- two giant steps above my cute little xti's. I cannot describe the difference between what I shot then and what I shoot now... I'll let the pictures do the talking for me. (click on any photo for larger view)





For more daily life examples:
My Netherlands Blog