Progress, What Progress

Last Monday I managed to get down the rec with a model to take what will probably be my final outdoor shots of the year. I was using my Sony NEX-5N camera and 35mm f1.8 lens which is very much my default set-up when working outside nowadays. Did I get any cracking snaps? Well no, I’ve struggled to find my mojo this year. As a yardstick I’ve taken to analysing the outdoor “fashion” photos from other photographers and I’ve become more and more dissatisfied with my own efforts. Okay they are certainly using more Photoshop post processing than I do but that’s not the whole story. I’m thinking that the 35mm lens is not long enough to give a pleasing enough separation between the model and the background and maybe I should go back to where I started and use a 50mm. One step forward, two steps back again, the story of my life.

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One Foot In The Grave

Do you remember back in your 40’s when you received your first pair of slippers as a Christmas present and you swore you would at the very least kill the giver? How times change. In my 60’s I don’t feel embarrassed to tell you that I have a choice of 3 different pairs to wear around the house. I’ve even done shoots in them. Bet the models thought I was a real cool geezer.

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Antiques And Curios

I seem to be spending an awful lot of time looking at ancient used light meters on eBay. I’ve got it in my head that all of my outdoor exposure problems will disappear if I go back to using incident light readings just like in the good old days. Indoors with flash I have always used a light meter and never, well almost never, had a problem so I’m hoping I can pick up a usable meter for around the £25 mark and put an end to my misery. Dream on Big Ears.

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