Sunday, March 25, 2012

Talk is cheap.

     Well, that's what I often say.  There are times when I read photography forums and some people seem to show like they've done some things first-hand; only to discover that their statements mostly comprise of Google searches.  Probably something they've read and just assumed it is what it is, without really confirming it.  There's nothing wrong with reading and sharing it.  It's how it's being shared that bugs me sometimes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Going Manual Part 3

     So who you calling independent?  I'm always reluctant to ask for help, especially from people not really close to me.  It's not about saving face, but more like self-esteem.  I've always prided myself for being self-taught-- the old school way!    So when it came down to the inevitable due to my lack of knowledge, I could almost cringe when I started typing, asking for help from one forum.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Going Manual Part 2

     Oh, God!  The manual!

     So I mentioned on my previous blog that I got myself a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 lens, right?  I've read a lot about it in reviews and forums, before deciding to buy one.  But none of those prepared me for what "manual" really is, when it comes to lenses.

     Being ignoramus to such low technology, I find it exciting.  True!  Exciting!  Focus ring?  Sure it takes some twisting here and there but I love that part.  Sure, it consumes so much time to get the focusing right, but I don't mind it at all since I always take my time before taking one single shot.  Aperture ring?  Sure, no problem!  I'm new to photography so I have not gotten used to any system yet.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Going Manual

     It all started from Anseong festival. As I said on my blog, I was caught unprepared and equipped with inferior gear. I was also still in chaotic thought, choosing or discovering what my photography aesthetic is. Lenses came in mind. Reading forums and articles in the past, other photographers keep talking about using what you have and just "be creative." Something that's becoming really annoying when repeated a lot. Sometimes I get so annoyed I find such a statement condescending, especially when said photographers actually use and only use those really expensive lenses.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I am not a douche!

     Blair Bunting.  Not a familiar name to me until I saw one of his work featured on his interview on youtube.  I remember when I was researching, trying to get my head around "strobist" when I stumble on his blog and saw the same photo.  Good articles, good writing.

     But like a lot of youtube viewers, the comments got my attention first before watching the video... actually I was reading comments while the video was on "pause" to save myself from buffering issues.