Photography. As we come to the end of 2018 we are at an exciting point. Digital photography has well and truly come of age with more photos than ever being taken. The photo has become much more versatile. We don’t just take photos for special occasions. And we rarely produce prints. We use photos in shops as memory aids. We send photos to friends to ask their advice ‘should I buy this?’ ‘Would you like this?’ And of course we share aspects of our life journey on social media. (Or for some – sometimes fake it)
The photography world has become more and more unreal. The skies aren’t that blue.. the grass not that green… and don’t get me started on sunsets!! Someone found the contrast and colour boost channels on a lot of those. Fake colour replaces good technique..
Reality is actually amazing. And those photographers who try to capture that and master the skill can make good money. Sometimes reality has such a quality about it that it makes people think. It tells a story or captures a moment. It is amazing. Real photos! They are needed.
But what a confusing mess photography is. Gear envy as a result of claims about cameras and sensors is very confusing and misleading. In the back of people’s mind they get the idea that ‘if they had that camera or lens.. they would take much better photos..’
Then they get that combination and wonder why they aren’t better.. or sharper.. or brighter.. something..
Its time to slow down and understand the subject. Develop techniques and patience. And see great results.
So the journey begins. Drop me a line. And let’s see what we can do to keep things real together.
A few comments re Lenscraft Photography. When we comment on equipment in these pages the comments are based on use in the field. They are never based on a single use or just a couple of days using the equipment. We try the equipment with at least two disciplines in photography and determine how it performs from there. Lenscraft Photography is a website devoted to photography and sharing experiences with equipment. We are not affiliated with any manufacturer. We have used equipment professionally from Canon, Nikon, Ricoh, Minolta, Sony, Leica, Olympus, Hasselblad, Zeiss, Sigma, Pentax, Zenit, Bronica, Rollei & Kodak.
Some of these companies have been absorbed into others. Currently we regularly use equipment from Olympus, Nikon, Sony, & Hasselblad. [Plus lenses from Zeiss and Sigma]