In today’s day and age, we are all obsessed with taking photos that are aesthetically pleasing and sharing them on social media. Our smartphones are our best friends and professional selfie capturers; and in a world of pop-up Instagram spots, what more do we need? Photography aficionados will tell you that you don’t get the same result without a camera, but if you were like me, you might be thinking something like, What do I even need a digital camera for these days? The truth is though, you really cannot do everything on a phone that you can on a camera; therefore, real cameras remain relevant. Professional photographers are not the only ones who need real cameras; photography as a hobby is more popular than ever, and if you are a beginner photographer, you can still benefit from a good camera. However, if you’re still skeptical, the reasons why digital cameras aren’t going anywhere might literally change the way you look at the world.
I've always been a big fan of street photography, from those candid shots of unsuspecting people, to interesting framing of widely-known landmarks. But there is one specific type of shot that has always perplexed me: those shots that seem to drag into infinity, with almost no one in them. Long, deserted avenues, bridges, and tunnels. Pictures that, the more you look, the more you fall into.
What's in a face? In short—everything. Here is my best tried-and-tested advice for taking killer portraits
You got to have a sense of humor especially, when you're reading my articles. You'll never know what you're going to get, but you can be guaranteed that you will be entertained, while learning some fantastic things about photography and being pulled in to my articles, like being sucked through a black hole.
Beautiful sunsets, candid family moments, on point make up with glistening highlight—sound familiar? Well, those are the types of flawless photographs we see flooding our social timelines.
Everybody has a passion in life that brings them copious amounts of joy. We all seek to have an aesthetic that we'd love to develop and mould in order to create something beautiful on a daily basis. For me, especially as of late, has been photography. Having a best friend who lives and breathes her photography inspired me to pursue and nurture my love for it.
"Isn't everybody just a bit more than we think they are?" I read something like that a long time ago. It stuck with me, and it has changed the way I've looked at every person I meet.
Project 1.6 is a bulk-film-long undertaking to shoot 100ft/30m of Kodak 2254 Super Low ISO/ASA (1.6) 35mm colour film. It started when I was fascinated both by the concept of bulk film (which looks cheaper but probably isn’t, in the grand scheme of things), and the existence of such a low ISO film in this day and age. My wife’s great uncle, Ted, told me recently that when he owned a shop many moons ago, Kodak sent him some ISO 64 Kodachrome, which everyone thought was “fast," but ISO 1.6 was slow, even for his day (the usual speeds at the time were ASA 12 and 25).
Have you ever thought, "What makes a 'great' candid shot?" Or, "What do I need to learn to take a great candid shot?"