As you may already know, photography is something that I have a passion for. I just don’t do enough of it, so I went ahead and created a blog called Millimetr where I’ll be posting my photos. It should be a nice motivator and hopefully it will get me to take more photos. Most of what will be featured will be taken with an iPhone 4S using a wonderful app called Mattebox. I’ll also feature photos taken with my Canon T2i, but I expect a majority of the photos to come from my iPhone since it’s always with me. There is a known quote, not sure who said it, that I believe to be true:
“The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
People stress about which camera to buy, but at the end of the day it’s about taking pictures. I’m hoping this works out to be true for me.
I don’t post much about my photography, maybe it’s because I don’t shoot enough to warrant it, but I want to change that. I’ve been thinking about my next camera and it comes down to a Nikon D90 or a Leica D-Lux 4. The Leica is winning because it’s compact and I’ll use it more, but I don’t like the lack of a short depth of field.
Anyway, I currently use a basic Panasonic FX33 which isn’t even good for family photos. I sometimes manage to get some decent shots from it like the one above. I came across this interesting apartment building in Manhattan and just snapped away. The curves of the building and the gray sky made for some excellent silhouettes. You can view more photos of the building here. I also snapped this nice pic this past weekend.
I love photography that implements graphic design into the composition. This gorgeous Flickr set by photographer Ram Martinez is exactly the type. I love how simple and graphic the backgrounds are and how he makes the model part of the design. When I first looked at it I wonder how difficult it must have been to setup this shot, but the more I look at it the more I’m convinced the the background was added in post production. Still, there must have been a crazy amount of planning to get this to work right. Ram did an amazing job.