I’ve set myself a target of sorting 100 “analogue” photos a day. If I stick to the schedule I could finish the cull within a year or two. As expected, I’ve come across shots of people and places I have little recollection of. Also, photos I remembered as being quite good now look mediocre. Conversely, shots that I had never given a second glance to now don’t look that bad. How time fades the memory.
Well after numerous failed attempts to update the website software I contacted the web hosting support. They responded quickly admitting it was a known issue and pointed me to a workaround which worked a treat. Nice to see that not all help desks are a waste of space.
While dipping into the archive and wondering about what to post I began to glance at the snaps I have taken with my Sony NEX-5N. I bought this as a sort of carry anywhere snapshooter but it hardly gets used because like most people I find my iPhone more convenient. When I do use the Sony I don’t tend to bother with the settings so the results can be a bit hit and miss, or if you want to be generous, interesting.
The first set were shot at some crazy high ISO using just the light from a window at the other side of the room. The second are an outside mix of snaps taken in diffused and direct sunlight by, you guessed it, the canal. For the final wet set we move back indoors using natural light but this time the model is standing closer to the window so the exposure settings are a bit more civilised.
Stilettos appear to make legs look better in photos but they can cause problems. I had one model fall down the stairs in them! Scared the shit out of me but thankfully she wasn’t hurt. Nowadays I ask models to put their heels on at the bottom of the stairs just in case they are not used to wearing them. Better safe than sorry methinks. On the other hand I know models who wouldn’t be seen dead out of high heels. I think they even wear them in bed!