Since we live in a world where shouting has replaced talking, and where super-sized meals, extra large airplanes and everything else is screaming for attention, I find myself being drawn more and more to minimalism in my art.
As we speak, AI is becoming a bigger part of our world, and yes even the photography world. We’re not quite to the point where robots take good pictures, but that is coming. We do have automated features in most modern cameras that replace the skill that used to be required to achieve certain photographic results.
When it comes to memory cards, I used to tell people I generally use any name-brand card with high data transfer rates. I never found much advantage to one over the other. Then came the Lexar debacle. I had problems (apparently I am not alone) with Lexar cards failing and even breaking and I decided it was time to look more closely at this topic.
Here are 10 tips that I think will make it easier for you if you are a traveling photographer.
The Olympus Tough TG-6 (Available at B&H or on Amazon) is the little camera that could. I’ve had the previous two versions and enjoyed them. My TG-5 has been a real trooper. I’ve taken it to the Arctic where I stood on the bow of a boat, in 12 foot seas…I’ve taken it to the swamps of Florida where it was hot, humid and wet…I’ve taken it to the concrete jungles of Hong Kong to the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the world and I’ve taken it to the cobblestone streets of central Kiev – no matter where I have been, I always have the Tough camera with me and it is WAY better than you would expect it to be. It’s versatile, rugged but most importantly fun.
August 19 is observed as World Photography Day, which aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. Here is a look at photography over the years.
With a hat tip to Seth Godin, I want to mention a simple point today. Validation is overrated. What someone else thinks of you or your work doesn’t have to have a negative impact on your life. Period. Why? Because there can be only one YOU and only YOU can know if your work is true to your own heart. The way to find out whether or not you “have it” is to just do it! Only YOU can give someone else permission to hurt you.
Micro Four Thirds is not dead
Many of my long-time readers know the story of Cranes in the Fire Mist. I wrote a post on Monday of this week describing that image and the process I went through to get it. Of all my published images, it’s the most well-known.