I don’t want to talk about the “good old days,” but shooting with film was much easier and simpler. Calculate the light. Figure out if you wanted depth-of-field or shutter priority. Frame it. Stop it down. Shoot. My images back then were one-shot per image, with few second takes. There was an economic cost to snapping the shutter: You had to pay for developing.
Today, in the digital camera world, every shot has thousands of permutations at 90-frames- per-second. Don’t get me wrong … evolving photography technology is amazing, and no one finds more joy in that scent of new electronics when opening the box. Mirrorless cameras. Mavic drones. Capture One editing software. What’s not to like—except for the intense learning curve?
The challenge with all this new tech, however, is to maintain your style and not get distracted by endless tangents. As I indicated on the home page, I like to think of my photography as colorful, inquisitive, and cheerful. I try to maintain that perspective as a guiding philosophy in all my work.
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Fort Myers, Florida