And Start Shooting!
If you've been following the blog you'd know that I picked up a Fujifilm X-T20 mid-summer of 2017. I praised that camera even made a vlog about why I switched back to Fujifilm... Here we are less than a year later and I'm back chasing that full-frame dream. I pre-ordered the Sony a7 III and after a few weeks of using the camera, I absolutely love it! What I was most excited about was the price point, for $2000 you get a long of value and now Sony finally has a camera that will compete against the Canon 6D and whatever Nikon still produces.
This camera isn't just going to impact the full-frame market. It's safe to say that a lot of APS-C users and Micro Four-Third users may make the switch. The Sony A7 III is competitively priced with both the GH5 and the Fujifilm X-H1. When new users come into the market it's going to be hard pass up on an opportunity to own a full-frame camera, even if you don't need it.
With that being said I thought it would be smart to do a little write-up on what you should know when switching to a full-frame camera. Here are 5 quick tips to help you with that transition, especially if you plan to shoot street photography!
How many people remember my interview with Eric Kim? This was a huge deal for me! I remember when I first started shooting street, his blog was one of the first that I came by. It was filled with so much information, but what was more interesting to me were the interviews he did with other street photographers. These interviews helped me discover so many photographers, Brian Day, Damian Vignol, Josh White... I could name so many. I just remember thinking, my work is going to be next to theirs... again it was just really exciting for me.
He sent me a series of questions and I analyzed them for days... I was like this is my moment, everything needs to be perfect. For those wondering I completely butchered this moment as there were so many typos and statements that didn't make sense... but that's beside the point. Once the questions were answered I scrolled down to the part where Eric had requested photographs...
2017 was a pretty bad year for me, in fact, it might have been the worst year of my life. I know that sounds dramatic but it's true. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong, went wrong... My health deteriorated, relationships I had with people ended on a bad note and photography, well at times, I felt like it was last on my priority list.
I thought about doing my usual recap, but there was so much negativity in the first few paragraphs! I didn't want to start my year off like that, so I decided to leave it all in the past! This is a new start for me, the chance to hit the reset button
Nate has release a new pack, just in time for the new year! I feel like he created this one just for me, but he's asked me to share it with the rest of you as well... Christmas may have come twice this year!
It's hard to grow your social media presence as a street photographer... Mainly because the majority of people who enjoy looking at street photographs are, well, street photographers. However, there are a few ways to get your work seen, one is by tagging featured accounts in hopes that they share your work.
Today was an office day for me, meaning I sat on my computer and did a bunch of things that I've put on hold for months. One task, in particular, was to update my camera equipment on Kit, a site I use to allow you guys to keep up with my equipment. It took forever to make my "kit" current. It wasn't that I was adding my gear to it, but because I had so much to delete. Over the last 3 years, I've honestly bought and sold soooo much, it's honestly kind of sad. Anyway, I thought it would be cool to share with you guys every camera that I've ever owned, why I bought it and why I sold it (or kept it).
Street photography isn't the most popular genre in the photography spectrum. It has a relatively small fanbase, it takes a lot of bravado and as far as commissioned opportunities, well, there are very few. It's also one of the few forms of creativity that involves another person who isn't aware of their actual involvement... Meaning in order to perfect the craft you'll need to practice with those who are sometimes unwilling to participate... This makes it extremely hard to succeed.