I don’t like to take photos in a “standard way”:it’s very easyto go photograph the sea during the summer, while it’s more difficult do it in winter( and not in Black&White … uuufffff such a banality!! I like B&W but the sea during winter in black&White is a very commonplace. Following this “philosophy” some years ago I decided to take photos in a desert Luna Park during a rainy day…
Hello, yestarday I was looking at an historical palace because there was on its wall an intersting shadow, when I saw a girl that was walking along that wall…I noticed that there was an intersting geometric similitude between the street-lamp’s shadow and the girl’s trolley…so I started to take (a lot of ) photos. Please see here my little photographic story…and the final result.
Filters or not Filters, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Aperture and Shutter Speed of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Filters against an Exposure Settings of troubles, And by opposing end them: a risk to not take a photo…
Below a JPEG directly from my Olympus OMD-EM5 camera:
Below the same picture usingDrama Filter directly from my Olympus OMD-EM5 camera:
One picture is not “better” than the other one… It only dependes on what you want to achieve: an artistic picture? An easy “wow” 🙂 .. or .. a “normal” typical autumn day, a good colourful ( but standard ) image of your city? It’s up to you! Today there are Filters on all cameras…so why don’t use them?
I have an Olympus OMD E-M5 (2012)…and the question is: is it an old digital camera? Some days ago I think so, but nevertheless I took it during a rainy day…and below you can find my answer.
Five ( 5! ) years is a lot of time for a camera’s digital life…my camera can “live” for some time yet…I think that we cannot follow new cameras’ improvements. OK perhaps new cameras are better … but, before buying a new one, take a good look inside your one.. and think before you buy: “do I really need a new camera?” Sometimes an “old” camera can still take good pictures…and we can save money. The worst comment I ever heard:”Now finally I can take good pictures with my new and up-to-date camera for which I paid a lot of money”.Noooo!!!! You can take good pictures with a little disposable camera too!
This shot is part of a larger work: “Fashion Dummies” and the idea came to me casually: looking at the dummies I thought: “the dummies are looking at us and at the city …like we are looking at them”. So I started to photograph them trying to isolate them from the rest of the showroom and putting them in the glass reflection of a particular part of the city: a wall, a window or the road. To make the most interesting photos I used a special camera filter (tone “Drama” of the Olympus OM-D E-M5) and being processed with Lightroom I used the preset “Polaroid”. This combination made very special shades and colors.
I saw the little girl who was with his father … and I thought, “well that if she were alone and on the left of St. Michael’s church….”. I have not had time to finish my thought that the baby begins to run, and so I did the photos instantly!
This picture won the italian contest “Quattro passi per Lucca” on October 2012 organized by Www.Maxartis.it.