Gear purchase decisions can be complex, and can have significant financial impacts if we don’t take the time to think things through. Taking a longer term view, like 10 year purchase decisions, are actions that we seldom do as photographers. Like many folks I typically had a 3-5 year perspective when buying camera gear. I had fallen into the ‘incrementalism’ trap by thinking that if a sufficient number of incremental improvements in specifications occurred it would make upgrading equipment every 3 to 5 years logical and worthwhile.
We are pleased to announce that we have published a new eBook, Images of Ireland. This 209 page eBook features over 400 original photographs that were captured handheld during an extensive self-drive exploration of the Emerald Isle.
When travelling I’ve always enjoyed finding street photography oddities as they spark a lot of visual interest in me. I appreciate that many other photographers find high levels of interest in photographing people in street situations. One approach isn’t better than another… they’re just different.
From time to time I enjoy going back through older photographs, like some of my favourite landscape images featured in this posting. We get the opportunity to relive these creative moments. And, also remind ourselves of the creative process that led to the creation of the photographs.
Incorporating a foreground element in our compositions is an important way to add a feeling of depth to our landscape images. This approach, combined with our choice of focal length and aperture can help create deep depth-of-field.
Since more people are resuming travel that was interrupted by a couple of years of COVID-19 lockdowns, we thought a quick review of some landscape photography fundamentals may be helpful.
In a wide range of professions a large part of success is understanding your needs and using the right tool for the job at hand. When it comes to photography we have a wealth of choices in terms of sensor formats, cameras and lens. There is no such thing as the ‘best camera’ in terms of a ‘one format fits all’ solution.
Finding simplicity in everyday life can help us on our journey of self-discovery… and sometimes provide some unique perspectives to our creativity and photography.
Our journeys through life are connected to an assortment of travel companions who can help bring clarity, direction and understanding. Some people enter into our lives for brief periods, while others may remain connected to us for many years… even decades. Or an entire lifetime.
As photographers many of us continually strive to reach more of our potential and miss a key point of life… there is only one competition that matters. It isn’t comparing ourselves to others. Or subjecting our work to the scrutiny of judged events. Or waiting with baited breath hoping for accolades to be bestowed upon us. Or counting the number of ‘likes’ that our work generates.
The only competition that matters in life is competing with our own best self. And, not just with our photography, but with everything that we do.