I had been organizing my photo archive. I found out I’ve got tons of crappy photos. The earlier they were, the crappier they were. I had no idea why I had some of them taken..The only comfort is, I get more consistent shots in these past few weeks than ever. Probably I’d say that again in 3 months again. That’s when I started 3 months ago.
Picking out photos from archive for this post was a pain. They’re also the ones that I felt not qualified for my previous posts. I did it to review my work so far. The question is why i did it..
I had a flickr contact asked why I’m primarily shooting with the GRD. I told him it’s the simple, robust and compact design that encourages me to go out daily and shoot. He’s in the situation and wondered why not use the GXR 28mm instead? The better quality, larger sensor and whatnot. The fact is, I want one too. I want one with the M mount so I could use the cool M lenses. I also thought about the shots that I missed today due to the parallax and the below par 85% fields of view OVF. I blame myself for the mistakes. I
One thing that the GXR i don’t like about is the lack of a built-in OVF. Meaning if a flash is mounted on, you can’t use a OVF. Either or…I’m happy with my X100 and thinking about getting a flash for it.
I almost finished seeing the photo books i got yesterday. I agreed it’s tough to anticipate for a magical shot. The pros are good at that. And I’m not. I’m nothing like the masters obviously, I’m still humbled to learn.
The Iron Man DVDs i bought recently gave me a good tip when on the street – Analyze how would a picture turn out when I take it prior to any action, just like a simulation.
This series is made up of average not-cut-out photos from April and May. The B&W goes well with the given settings in the photos. Maybe you’d think they’re okay. It depended on my mood.
There’s the new $7000 Leica M-M for B&W photography. I got my cheap ass USD $600 Ricoh GRD IV. Guess what, it can shoot black and white too..only with in different magnitude.
I’ll work up a portfolio some time the end of this year and get my blog more organized bit by bit.
Dream on for a Leica M one day ;P