Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Photographing Fog

I usually take pictures of a fog just before sunset, but I know it's not always the best time, because the land is often dry by then. It is much better to get up in the morning. Then in the wetland areas the probability of hitting the fog is almost a hundred percent, and you have a chance to capture the low light (if you're lucky to have both the fog and the sunshine - where I live it's a rather a rare occassion!). Howver it's worht remebering that the source of light must not always be the Sun. Ordinary street lights in favorable circumstances, can give an interesting effect in a photograph.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I'm half way through my first film and so exited to see the results. I'm mainly photgraphing winter landscapes. It's so differetnt from digital! I have to consider each frame carefully. It has already changed the way I take pictures. I'm much more considerate, I pay more attention to the clutter in a picture, consider different angles before fring away. I think analaog is going to pay off.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taking up analog!

So far I've only been taking pictures with my digital SLR. But I realised that I can't be a true photographer if I don't taste the analog. So I got an old DDR slr and started shooting. It's actually very easy!

I always thougth shooting with analog, would be mor difficutlt, but when I compare the 14 different menus i have on my DSLR with the simple parameters of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO on my fully manual analog, I think hey, this is much simpler!

I'll have to wait until my first film is developed to see the results of course, but so far I'm very excited!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monochrome photography

In analogue monochrome photography only only one color of the colorant is used. Most comonly monochrome photography is black and white (sometimes dyed - sepia).

Monochrome photo, like any other type of analogue photography can be in a form of a negative, print or diapositive. Photographic materials used for the monochrome photographs don't always have the same sensitivity to colors as the human eye.

At the end of the twentieth century monochrome photography for amatour purposes has been largely replaced by colour photography. Currently, analogue monochrome photography is mainly used by artists and advanced amateurs. The artistic potential of monochrome photography surpasses this of the colour photography.