So it seems that the camera does play a large part in youse guys processes.
Yeah, sure. To an extent I let a camera guide me on how it should be used. Often different cameras will bring me to the same destination, but for some they might let me explore something different entirely. While there is certain amount of overlap between my G1X and E-M5 I operate each camera differently based on their own unique features. I think that to run multiple cameras across different brands and platforms you need a certain amount of adaptability to avoid each one driving you slightly crazy.
So, Streetshooter, if you come up with 250 images, and let us say they were shot at an average shutter speed of 1/125th of a second. Then it follows that they represent about 2 seconds of life, or two seconds of life frozen in time. Now, obviously, from your point of view (and mine) they represent much more than that in time, attention, energy etc. It is, when considered this way, a strange thing we do capturing these ever so brief moments within the unceasing relentless flow of time. When I capture the ever-so-brief expression on the face of one of my daughters, the result is priceless to me, but it remains but a mere gossamer fragment of her life and mine. What joy! What wonder! But it is not all joy and wonder. I just read the other day an essay about the Magnum photographers, and found that some of them, after covering wars and other aspects of the human underbelly, gave up photography for the rest of their lives.
Ray, strange as it may seem......I had an exhibition of street shots in a local library recently. A lady was so taken she contacted me and asked me to photograph her family in similar fashion with the same camera (grd3) and same post process.
Dan, thanks and I will be posting more later. I'm in the early stages of finding the image with the GRiD but there is already some mojo going on. It's silver Effex I'm playing with but the camera excites me.
Ahhhh at 63 it don't take much anymore.
I need to talk to Amin about my hormones. I used to walk the street and see a pretty woman and get excited....now I just want to know what camera she's holding....
Nic, very true indeed. In fact, I see a difference in your work between the 2 cameras. It's not just the subject matter but how you respond to a similar subject with the different cameras. I posted on your Flickr site about this.
Ray, you sure have a talent for catching interesting expressions on people. I noticed this in your NYC work and I see here as well. Are you able to zone focus with the GRD3, or is the camera that quick to focus and shoot?