Last sunday I saw an amateur photographic exhibitionorganized by a very important photographic group of my city. There was not a theme, so you cas see there every kind of pictures. Two pictures catch my interest….two very different landascapes by two different photographs. One at sunset( color print ) and one at the afternoon ( black & white ). One with clouds…and one without…but they have the same birds on the sky!!!What???? Yes, the same birds, but in the first the birds fly from the right to the left…and in the other from the left to the right..but thy are the same!!After a little investigation I discovered that the tow photographers are friends… I stop here…no words…I post here only a little crop of the pictures.
When we find a good moment/sceneto catch, we cannot stop at the first shot..we have to stay there to wait for other moments. In this case I found the result of a good chess move: before and after. Of course I asked the players a permission to take photos. Two images that must to be toghether like a very short film!
Can a very little point change the meaning of a picture? But, in the world of photoshop, did I add the little black point or did I remove it? 🙂 🙂
Answers: yes it can! Of course I added the little point. It was a “poor” photo but I noticed that the child was looking at the ground…so I thought to add a little black point to give a reason of curiosity 🙂 Now I have a more interesting picture…but did I do well? Did I do the right thing or I should have left it without retouching?
So I have a lot of space in my bag for a sandwich too! There were a great kinds of films: Color, Black&White, Slides…but they were ‘standard camera rolls’: I could put them in every film-based camera. Returned home I brought my films to a laboratory for developing them…and after 2/3 days I had my holidays’ printed pictures!
2016 : Holidays! A good chance for taking a lot of pictures with my camera , my memory cards, my batteries, my Laptop ( or a lot of memory cards ), my card reader, my usb cables and a battery charger..ehy! in my bag there is no space for my sandwich!!
Today I need ( almost ) 2 batteries for my camera if I want a take pictures for all the day, 2 memory cards (almost, specially if I use Raw ). Returned to the hotel I have to remember to charge the batteries and, if I have no more space in the memory cards, I have to upload the pictures to my Laptop. Today is (quite) impossible traveling light…I think that the technology is getting worse our ( photographic ) life! Butthe worst thing is that we don’t print our pictures!!! We post them on Internet…in a space where there are millions of picures…and so they will lost in that infinite ocean of pictures… On my humble opinion we’d start to print them again..in a big format and to hang them in our house.
My favourite kind of photography is “Street-Photography” and in this type we can find a great variety of photos: serious, documentary, humour, architectural, portraits… in the streets we can find a Universe! I like funny situations…so here you can find what I saw in the streets of my city: Lucca. I didn’t build ( create ) “fake” situations: in my snapshots there are only real scenes. In a next post I’ll describe my Street-photo tecnique.
On sunday I meet with my friends, we chat and we take photos. Below you can see my friends in action! In a little space there are a lot of interesting things 🙂
Who did say that men are not Saints?
I waited a lot of time in front of the fountain….until here comes a guy ( I pre-visualised this scene in my mind, so I decided to wait )
The translation of “Cicciotto” is “Chubby man” ( I have always a compact camera with me! I cannot lost a picture. )
Undecided girl: “All these toilets are the same..which toilet should I choose?” ( or all of them are occupied! )
Generally speaking Men ( i.e. “male photographers” ) are spending a lot of time to measure “it”:‘Mine is 12 inch in length’, ‘Mine is bigger than your’, ‘Mine is newer than your’…while Women ( i.e. “female photographers” ) take “it” without many thoughts … look inside and …. take the picture of the day 🙂 What!? What have you understood? I’m no speaking about sex! The “it” for Men is a lens/camera 🙂 A lens is like a “penis”: men want to have the “best one” or the “latest camera” or the “longest lens” in order to take a good picture, while women are more “practical”:they take a whatsoever camera, look around and, I’m sure, take a very good photo…while men are loosing themself into the infinte functions of the camera… I don’t want to say that men are “stupid”, but only that men look at technology more than women do ( in general ). Am I right? 🙂 🙂 🙂