Does this sound like anyone you know?
- 1 GB of memory lasts most people a month but barely lasts you the afternoon.
- You know what aperture-priority means.
- You delete more photos in a week than most people make all year.
- You need just one more lens.
- You’ve crawled on the ground to get a shot of something rusty.
- Your camera equipment is worth more than your car.
- No one else brings a camera to an event if they know you’re coming.
- Your family doesn’t recognize you without a camera covering your face.
- You have thousands of pictures and you’re not in any of them.
- You’ve been up before dawn or out in the freezing cold or even done something semi-dangerous… all for a photograph.
Trying your hand at pinhole photography is easy and can be a lot of fun. Pinhole cameras pre-date autofocus and megapixels. They hearken back to a simpler time when a camera was literally just a box with film in the back. Photos made with pinhole cameras exude a fuzzy, low-fi charm that’s hard to resist. That said, it’s not for everyone, but I hope you’ll give it a try. If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel a little magic happening when you see that first photo. It’s sort of like stepping back in time. Have I convinced you? Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Read on to find out how to get started.
Chernobyl Legacy is a heart-wrenching photo essay that reveals, in a series of stark, intimate and haunting portraits, the terrible human cost of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident. You’ll never be able to forget after you see it.
Begin with the first step!, originally uploaded by Sandra Mora.
Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
In the previous two installments of this series, basic concepts and lines and curves, we covered how to control what is in your viewfinder and the use of lines in your compositions. In this third article, I want to talk a little more about framing because it is so important. In particular, a very simple concept that can have a profound impact on your photographs: filling the frame with your subject.