posted on Dec, 31 2021 @ 10:59 AM
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
I think you will like that Z series Nikon, whatever model you ended up with. Since you grew up with film as I did, you might want to consider setting
up a back button focus on that camera. It will give you a bit more control over the AF than the half-press will.
Thanks! I've been reading quite a bit about that lately. One thing I found interesting is how many people just absolutely freak out about the
accuracy of AF, just freak completely out like it's the end of the world. I came from the MF world, and if I want to take a highly detailed macro
shot or something I'm going to use MF anyway, so I kind of chuckle when people just lose their minds over AF accuracy. I mean AF is nice for fast
moving stuff, especially servo AF on burst shots, but I don't lose my s# if I get a couple shots out of focus. I guess people don't really understand
how the technology works and just expect it to be magic or something.
If you don't mind, share a sampling of your work with us sometime. I have a photo thread around here somewhere. So does member WestCoast.
Nothing fancy, it was for fun.
I will do that. For the last few thousand shots I've been torturing my Canon DSLR with pictures of nothing, just working on refining DOF and
aperature / ISO / speed settings in all manner of natural light conditions. Also practicing aim shooting from the hip and other stuff like that.
I'll dig out some of my other pictures and post some of them at some point.
Who are your influences for Street work? Winnogrand? Cartier? Maier? Weegee style?
If you like industrial art, do you wander into the territory of urban and rural decay as well?
I honestly can't say I have a favorite single photographer at this point (beyond Ansel Adams, but he's not a street guy really). I'm really just
starting to get into street stuff more seriously, so it's still kind of early to say.
Urban and rural decay is something I'm all the way into! I probably should have said that instead of just saying 'industrial'. Absolutely love that
theme. In fact, I've often thought about writing a coffee table book on the subject. Abandoned military bases from the Cold War are high on my
subject list, especially in B&W format. They're just so hard to find anymore, with so many of them getting reclaimed and/or repurposed. IR is cool
sometimes too, but I believe you really have to set the tone first before you start throwing a lot of IR pictures out there. A lot of people will use
IR as an excuse for just plain bad photography, and I believe you need to demonstrate your skills first, and then maybe throw in a few IR shots just
to mix things up. Color is great also for graffiti.
Speaking of graffiti, there is a place in Spain that I would just LOVE to go to for some awesome graffiti. There was a thread here on ATS about the
place several years ago. I helped the OP figure out the exact location in hopes he would go there and take some more pictures (he lived in Spain, not
far from the location). It was an old abandoned federal police station on the coast. I'll have to see if I can go back and find it. Craziest thing
I've ever seen, graffiti wise! All one artist, and it must have taken years to do, guy was like a Graffiti Savant. It's like the Sistine Chapel of
graffiti, if there ever could be such a thing. Highly detailed and chocked full of codes and ancient writing. The dude was either brilliant or
completely out of his mind, but it truly is amazing someone could produce something like that.
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