I have lots of hobbies. Baking/Cooking is one of them. Playing sports or just being outdoors is another (then again I also like to lay on the couch). Yet another one is photography.
I’m generally fascinated by hands on things. The idea of tweaking or messing up something appeals to me, be it experimenting with cake recipes or whatever. It’s not blind experimentation… I always try to find a baseline (in the case of cake recipes, the proportion of leavening agent to flour or butter to sugar to eggs) and only start deviating from it after getting a better understanding of the interrelationships of each element (ingredient). In photography, it’s playing around with developers and development times. It’s also playing with apertures and exposure times, subjects, etc.
As you can see, I’m coming mostly from the technical side of things. But I’m not that rigid–I’m not stuck on finding the best or sharpest lenses or cameras. The idea is to explore the intricacies of taking pictures. There’s the lens. The camera. The film. Film processing. In today’s world, we deal with digital sensors, digital image processing, and image processing software. Of course, there’s always the subject. And there’s the scene mood and my personal mood as I take or process the photo. All of these contribute to the final image. I’ll try to write about each of the elements of photography in this blog.
I’m a big believer of sharing knowledge so I’ll have reviews and instructional materials available in this web site as I much as I can make them. Stay tune. Come back in a few days… weeks… whatever. It’ll come when it comes.