NASCAR drivers take over Center City Philadelphia, PA streets on May 9, 2017 in a promotion event for the upcoming June 11 NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. The promotional event included pitstop demonstration and cars performing ‘donuts’ to entertain the public. this gave me a great opportunity to test out the insane features of my new Nikon D500 body.
Every now and then I like to grab a camera – any will do – and go out for a neighborhood photo walk and shoot what ever catches my eye. Just playing around with gear but without a specific subject. I take the opportunity to test different settings or to try different techniques. Or just to clear my mind and practice my ‘fingerspitzengefuhl’.
All shots are captured in sRGB RAW+JPEGs. Auto-as-much-as-possible. The camera internal image processor is set to a landscape color setting but with toned down contrast. In post I only adjusted auto RGB curves and auto luminance levels using Apple’s Aperture on either the SOOC JEPG’s or when needed the RAW files.
Having some struggles with your camera technique? I’ll be announcing new fingerspitzengefuhl-photo-walks in a few weeks via my Facebook Page
Getting out of your comfort zone can be beneficial to become better in what you do. At the same time I don’t think mastering gear should take place while on assignment for a client or boss. I believe they pay for what you already know, not for what you want to be. After the walk I like to go over my shots and analyze them on a big screen in the hope I have mastered a thing or two. But often results seem a bit disappointing… Continue reading fingerspitzengefuhl
“Good portraits can be made anywhere, anytime,
under any circumstances and most of all, of anyone!”
What’s the Magic?
Lets pretend that there is magic involved in making images… Nah, there is no magic-wand or pixie-dust in our toolkit, it is just you and a fancy black box with a shutter that does the work. And that being said, we will take care of the creative part to make it happen.
Learn more about what goes into getting the right look & feel in portrait photography after the break… Continue reading Style in Portrait Photography (TECH)