I was out last week photographing with a private client and we were stuck with a foggy, hazy, morning. Some photographers would just give up and head to breakfast, but I knew we could get something (maybe not perfect but still something) working in those conditions so we went to work.
If there’s one benefit to sharing a passion for music AND photography, it’s recognizing that muscle memory plays a significant role in the success of both.
People don’t care what you do, they care why you do it.
You need to look at your camera as a user interface that you can modify. Everything about it is yours to understand and control.
I decided to try making a few macro images with my Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay short scale bass. I used the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK III body with the 60mm macro. This is a very lightweight combo that is easy to work with.
Since last January, I have been using Topaz Labs software as a regular part of my workflow. I still use Luminar for my RAW decoder and as a catalog and I still use some of my custom presets that I made for Luminar.
The older I get, the more sure I become that passion is the single most important ingredient found in the greatest of photographs. I have been writing about passion and photography for years but frankly, it’s not a sexy enough topic in today’s busy and loud world, to garner much attention.
Today my special guest for the entire show is Steve Brazill. He’s an awesome concert photographer and a friend of the show. Be sure to check out his work.