Rented a 100-400 4.5-5.6L for Commencement weekend. Haven’t had a chance to look at image quality yet, but it is a fantastic lens to use. #photography
I got to do a photoshoot with students in a puppetry workshop last night. It improved the quality of my week greatly.
Got the film back from my Holga pictures of Obama’s visit. I forgot how it feels to wait and see what images you captured.
12 exposures, one photo I’m sort of happy with. Not a terrible ratio, really. I was hoping for something like this, but I wasn’t close enough, and anyway, I’m not David Burnett.
The moon was kind of bad ass tonight, and I was on the way home from a video shoot, so I had an SLR, a long lens and a decent tripod in the car. How often does that happen?
Holga digital camera concept (via Kottke)
It’s a lovely rendering and a fun idea, but, of course, I think it’s wrong.
1) Digital can’t do light leaks (obv.) and 2) if you’re looking for a lo-fi digital camera, buy the cheap ones at an office supply store, etc. Or if you want a Holga look, you can attach a Holga lens to your DSLR (I have one such lens, embarrassingly enough, and have used it precisely twice. Though I might end up using it for some video eventually…).
So this is why I spent three hours last night working as ersatz director of photography. I spent three more hours this morning on a preliminary color grade.
At least I don’t have to order and edit the 30-some clips into a final speech; a student is doing that.
We’ve been over how every adventure photographer needs a nice wooden tripod, but it also helps to have a giant pair of fuzzy photographers mittens!
The caption to this picture should read: Being more badass than you since forever.