Notes on Photography
I love photography. That more or less covers it all. Since I made (rather than took) my first real image back in May 2018 I have spent every day in some way or another thinking about photography. Not only, but it’s always been an element of my daily routine. And while I don’t consider myself an expert or master, I do think that I have something to share in this regard. Photography allowed me to be able to express myself in a way, which I previously couldn’t do. Being an academic with a tendency to write too much and too complicated, photography allowed me to make things simple, cut to the core, and focus on just one thing and present that thing alone.
In this subsection, I will obviously write about photography. The philosophy of photographers, principles, methods, and so on. I will also, because I think it can be important, to talk about gear. But I will refrain from dealing with it in an ???? way, but rather attempt to cut to the core. For example, rather than railing about how many frames a second the newest camera model can shoot, I’ll talk about it in the context of my own usage and how it might be relevant to you. Very few people need the newest models with all their amazing specifications. Most don’t even need most of what the more upscale models offer. While I do like to talk about gear, I want it to be relevant. Both to myself and the reader. Besides, most of the people who do need the expensive gear already know that this is the case, and they won’t read about it on websites like mine, nor go to YouTube to see YouTubers talk about it. As the saying goes: KISS (keep it simple, stupid), so that’s what I’ll try to do.
I have gone against the common wisdom of “bigger is better”, and instead subscribed to “smaller is better”. After years of contemplating about what the Micro Four Thirds system can offer, I finally made the jump.
In this article, I will focus on how we can use the ISO values creatively. This is the fourth and final part of the four-part article series about how to use exposure controls creatively.
In this article, I will focus on how we can use the aperture creatively. This is the third part of the four-part article series about how to use exposure controls creatively.
In this article, I will focus on how we can use the shutter speed creatively. This is the second part of the four-part article series about how to use exposure controls creatively.
Many people consider the three exposure controls as controls for just that, how to control the exposure. But these three controls, the ISO, the aperture, and the shutter speed, can also be used creatively. Read here how.
im sharing some thoughts about this photo which ended up with a different purpose than what i originally intended.