About Not Shooting

While I’ve not been shooting much lately, I have been working a lot with my photographs. I’ve started to review various sessions I’ve done this year with fresh eyes. Ibarionex from the Candid Frame mentioned this exact thing in a couple of tweets. Sometimes, like when I was doing class work last summer, I was out shooting image for a specific assignment and while I’d take other stuff, too, my post-processing just focused on the immediate task. The rest of the images were kind of lost in the flurry of moving on to the next assignment, or the one cool image from the next session or whatever. Yet there are still interesting images buried in those sessions.

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Events & Experiments

Only one session this past week, and most of that was not part of my main night photography project. My daughter had an art show of her own that I was helping with. She is a filmmaker, and along with a few peers they presented an evening of their work. It was a fantastic event and it was great to see all their talents come together.

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The Beauty of Photobooks

I mentioned doing a photobook in the last post. I wanted to write about that a little further. I like photobooks a lot and have many. Some, I know, have vast collections. I am not fortunate enough to have that much money or space, but I do try to pick up something new at the used bookstore now and then.

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Just Taking Shots

Only did one session this week because it’s been really cold, and that was only a quick walk around a block for about 20 or 30 minutes. I had been out to dinner, and as is my kind of M.O., I brought my camera and went walking before going home.

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All The Things

This week I’ve kind of felt off when shooting. I suppose all photographers go through this, whether or not it’s actually true. Let me explain…

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Color or Black and White?

I shoot mostly in black and white. Actually, that’s not technically true. I think in black and white, I compose in black and white, but like most digital photographers I shoot in RAW and convert my images to black and white. Except when I don’t, which is about 25% of the time.

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Night Photos

Why shoot at night? There are a lot of reasons I like to do this, but mostly it’s because I like how different the city is at night. The artificial light and the deep pools of shadow form spaces and compositions that can transform something otherwise mundane into something totally unique and unexpected. Like anything in photography, it’s all about light.

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