I'm finding that having no "play toy" options is making me think about light more....that's a good t

Discussion in 'Sony' started by rpavich, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    Not having the bells and whistles of a huge DSLR and 20 different lenses is making me a better photographer I think.

    This morning, instead of thinking about what lens to use and what to bolt on to my behemoth of a DSLR, I just thought about light.

    My step son was getting ready for work and when I opened the front door, I saw the side lighting, so I had him stand there to get one shot...and then had him walk out the door to get a totally different kind of a shot soft lit and with the background dropped out due to the dark house behind him, but both B&W and both about light.

    I LIKE how when you turn the aperture, ss or ISO with your eye glued to the view finder you can see the effect on the final product....nice.

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  2. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I love those shots, and am finding myself in a similar issue as you. Too many toys makes you focus on toys, rather than the shot, it seems to me.

    Like the treatment on #2 especially. My only comment is the top of his head disappears into the background, but I like the tone and coloring.
  3. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Congratulations. I think you are experiencing what quite a few of us - but perhaps not enough of us - have over the years.
  4. rpavich

    rpavich Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    Thanks for the heads up...I"ll see if I can paint on some exposure and separate it.
  5. This is a good example of the fact that most of what we shoot is nothing to do with the equipment but all to do with how we use what we have.

    Good on you!!
  6. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    the first one is insane. just love it. can i quote orwell here: less is more. truly.