Photography Protip #1

July 18th, 2012 6 Comments

I love photography. A few days ago I was talking to friend of the lab Tim Hall (aka @oraclebase) and he was telling me how frustrating was to go home after a trip and see some of the generic/boring pictures he took.

My advice was to focus on details.

AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D. ISO 200, 0EV, F/7.1, 1/200

Most of my favorites pictures come from my 50mm f/1.8 lens. This lens forces me to focus on details since its fixed and cannot zoom in or out. Also I have been using my iPhone camera to capture details. There are some people that are taking the smartphone cameras to the next level and using them as primary cameras.

Hit the comments if you happen to be a geek photographer too :)


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6 Responses to “Photography Protip #1”

  1. oraclebase Says:

    It’s like a character out of DR Who…

  2. Jake Says:

    Reminds me of “The Son of Man” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man

  3. joel garry Says:

    I use it a lot simply because I have it when interesting things present themselves.

  4. Noel Portugal Says:

    The Ecuadorian version :)

  5. Noel Portugal Says:

    Yeah, sometimes when I want to travel light all I bring is the 50mm. There are times when I want to kick myself for not bringing my zoom lens, but it forces me to be creative :)

  6. uvox Says:

    Get in close, that’s my tip. Way too many wasted shots from being too far away (mobile phone or fancy SLR, makes no difference). Me? Canon T90 plus 50mm 1.4. Interesting to see what people use though! http://whouseswhatcamera.com/2011/09/07/what-camera-does-bill-cunningham-use-nikon-fuji/

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