Neutral Perspective

Posted on March 7, 2014

Sometimes when in a gallery it’s best to take a step back from the artwork to take in the entire scene. This is a way to just be an observer and have a neutral point of view. Only then can you really attempt to understand what your looking at. When the camera angle has a neutral perspective, as in this photo, the viewer can also become an impartial observer.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/2.8, ISO 1600

Golden Boy

Posted on March 5, 2014

I just finished a slice at Golden Boy Pizza in the North Beach area of San Francisco and was walking out of the restaurant when I saw this man peeking in the window. The lighting was just right and his hand on the sill completed the composition for me.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/4, ISO 1600

Sun Break

Posted on February 22, 2014

I took this while attending the APA workshop for photo assistants in Sa Francisco. We were on a break when I saw this person checking their email. I was just amazed by the light coming thru the windows and the gesture. I actually didn’t have my camera at that moment and I made a quick dash for it back at my seat. I fully expected the person to have moved from the spot and changing the moment for the worse but I had to try, it was one of those shots that just has to be taken. I was so surprised to find the scene in the exact same state as when I first saw it. That never happens! I took this shot and then stepped forward to get something closer but this framing is exactly what I saw in my minds eye.

I was actually pretty proud of this shot and I’m a little embarrassed to say I rushed over to Mathew Jordan Smith, the principal photographer at the workshop, and had to show him. He’s in love with his new A7r as well!

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/2000, f/2.8, ISO 100

By Tags