Wow, this pic has put me on the ‘popular’ page of the 365Project.org website. A few of my other pics have made the ‘new faces’ page, but this is quite an honour, partly because the popular page uses some sort of algorythmic witchcraft that is apparently impossible to game and doesn’t respond to popularity alone.
All of these were taken with the NEX-7 and 24mm Zeiss.
Jan 27 : Diamonds. If you look at it long enough, your head will start to hurt :) Continue reading
There’s a new acronym cropping up a lot on photography sites and forums.
SOOC stands for ‘straight out of camera’ and, as one commenter put it, it’s hard to tell whether it’s issued as a badge of honour or put forward as an apology. I suspect it’s the former, though, and implies a purist approach to photography that is above the evils of post-production. Continue reading
Here are the last three days of my 365: A little retro sunburst on Northcote Road, an exercise in minimalism in my favourite colour, and a scene from Borough Market in London after some serious rain.
NEX-7, Zeiss 24mm f1.8, 1/200s at f2.8, ISO 100
First of all, sorry about the bad pun in the headline. Sometimes these things get the best of me. The original posting of this Fuji X100 article and comments can be found here, but the content below is the same. Continue reading
As one of the few lucky UK owners of an NEX-7, I feel obliged to post some thoughts on using it. But I need more time to evaluate it, so for the moment check out DP Review’s amazing NEX-7 appraisal. To summarise: ‘It’s no stretch to say that, at its best, the NEX-7 offers the finest still image quality of any APS-C camera, bar none.’ Continue reading
NEX-7, Zeiss 24 f1.8, 1/60s at f2, ISO 200
Colour Coded: It was a tough call tonight – I had a black and white abstract of the beams at the top of this picture, which had a lot more impact. But I think this one is just more interesting, with the coloured lines, the texture of the beams and road, and the road worker walking by. This was of course shot inbetween bursts of cars flying across my frame!
Below is a bonus shot from the same scene:
Beaming: NEX-7, Zeiss 24mm f1.8, 1/13s at f2.8, ISO 200
Okay so I’ve been a bit slack … the good news is that I haven’t quit yet. The bad news is this project is hard, but I think it’s also very good for me. Here’s what I’ve been posting in the past week: Continue reading
Managed to get today’s entry on my way to the gym as the sun was rising. I’m starting to realise how much of a commitment this thing is … I should probably stick it out at least a week, though ‘project 7′ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
Sony NEX-7, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 | 18mm, 180th, f8
Two very cool things happened today: Adobe released Lightroom 4 beta to the public, and Adobe revealed a little of their intentions for Carousel, renaming it Revel at the same time.
First, Lightroom 4: I think the most important change is the refined ‘basic’ panel in the develop module, which gives you better control over shadows and highlights and does a much better job of targeting either without you having to resort to the local adjustment brush. This isn’t just a refinement – they’ve changed the sliders and introduced a new process version 2012. Continue reading
I was spoiled this Christmas, by others and myself. Above is a Domke F-5Xb ruggedwear shoulder bag. It’s a small kit bag for small kit … such as my X100 or the Sony NEX-7, which through great timing I seem to have acquired ahead of most other UK residents. I’ve also added a ThinkTank Streetwalker backpack to the arsenal, for days out with the SLR kit. I realise that’s three cameras. Yes I am going to sell something … eventually.
This is also my Day 3 pic. More about the new gear later.