Tuesday December 10
The simple task of pulling the camera up to my eye and framing the image I want to shoot has become second nature to me. I never put that much thought into what I was doing or what I expected to see, that was until I started shooting a rangefinder recently. Quite simply that change made me step back for a minute to figure out what made it such an automatic part of my workflow in the past and to see if I was missing something.
I knew the difference of a rangefinder vs a DSLR long before I ever picked one up, but never shooting with a rangefinder before it it took me a while to get familiar with it. At first I didn’t know why it was so difficult for me, after all it’s not that much different. Then it dawned on me that my shooting style with a DSLR is that of hiding the items I don’t want in the frame, but with a rangefinder it’s about alignment while still seeing those items. This did not seem like a huge change but it threw me for a loop as I was always forced to keep activly choosing my framing with the rangefinder where as with the DSLR I framed once and moved on to the next phase of my process.
I for one like having both options to me, anything that keeps me on my feet and activly thinking about a scene I’m about to shoot is a good thing. I am finding myself thinking over a scene more before just shooting it. On my DSLR I’m wondring if I’m missing something and I find myself re-checking more, turns out usually my first composition was usually what I like best but not always. On the rangefinder I’m forced to keep re-evaluating the composition making me all the more aware of what I’m doing, it’s also keeping forcing me to concentrate more on the focal point of my composition. Either way you cut it, I like having both to keep me more in the moment.
Wednesday December 4
With the successful launch of the site we have some great content coming your way, here is a short list -
Tuesday December 3
For those of you that have been following Knowphoto through the years have seen it go through a couple of transitions, a reviews site then a news and links site with fluctuations here and there. We are rolling out a new design today but also a new philosophy for content and ideas about posting.
We will continue to post reviews along with other technical natured posts but only on items that I have personally used. There will be no more speculation on upcoming gear or gear that has not been used. On top of that I’m going to be posting only items that are of interest to me, things will have my personal slant and bias, hopefully that’s of interest to you.
This site is going to start to act as a portal for creativity, if there is nothing new with me creatively there is nothing to post most likely. That being said I want to help you all stoke those creative fires as much as I want to keep poking at mine to keep creating so I’m going to keep pushing at my photography in hopes it’ll all dump out here for you.
There is still some good old content from Knowphoto that we are still wondering what do do with, we may bring it back online in some form or we may post it as new again. Either way if you have some favorites you want back let us know.
I hope that you all enjoy as much I know I will. Adam