I threw a few lapses together for a juried exhibition at the Lancaster Museum of Art Gallery. They said they never get video entries.
I love an artform where you’re called “young” at 36. I’m actually 36 + I’m a photographer = I’m still young. There it is: proof that I’m young in equation form. Jokes aside, Pep Bonet is the real deal. This is a great interview with a very talented photojournalist. Worth 7 minutes of your time for sure, and theres some great advice for all photographers and well, everyone. Enjoy.
Olvera Street in Los Angeles is a sight to see and a marvel of color and texture. People and cars run about and kitchens boil next to carts of wares. Its one part roadside attraction in the city, one part true Mexican identity or culture and one part commerce.
A great way to get quality images for cheap is to acquire a 50mm lens. If you’re a Canon or Nikon shooter you have a number of choices. In a strange vortex where price doesn’t always reflect quality, the 50mm 1.8 lens costs $100 for (both brands) and it’ll blow the socks of most of your zooms for image quality.
Spare another few hundred and you can get the 1.4. I’ve been shooting with this thing for 8 months now and I love it to death. Sure a perfect portrait may need a little more compression than 50mm can give you, even on a crop camera, but this thing rules for low light, shallow depth of field and it really delivers intimate portraits. I am so completely head over heels for this lens, the 50mm 1.2 seems reasonable now. This collection of photos is from my first session with the lens, exploring one of those million tiny places in Los Angeles that is its own universe.
After years of manually acquiring time lapse movies, I finally bought an intervalometer. I’ll never make money using it most likely, but its a purely fun purchase that I made when I finally found an alternative to the pricey Canon TC-80N3, which can go for $150. So far, the cheap Chinese version I found on Amazon is holding up. It seems to work perfectly thus far and my only complaint was outlined on Amazon in the review over and over: to turn the unit off, you must remove the batteries. I knew what I was getting into and for the price I’d be stupid not to try it. The trade off: I get sit in the warm car while my 7D time laspes in the sub-freezing wind outside. You can’t argue with that for less than $20. I shot the video above just a few days ago and a, quite happy with the results. Thanks to Synthecircuit and No Exit Records for the sound track. All I did was drop the song in and it fit perfectly with no editing whatsoever. Fortuitous.