When Chris appeared on the Tech Guy Radio Show with Leo Laporte last Sunday to talk about the role of the left hand in photography, that prompted listener Ricky to send in a video about how he can ONLY shoot with his left hand due to a disability.
Chris says he takes pictures with the purpose of deleting them later. Often, he just does it to practice his style and shooting much like an athlete who practices his sport. This frees up Chris to experiment, make mistakes and try things he wouldn’t normally try when wanting to take a “keeper.” Then, when it really counts, you have the confidence to get a great shot.
This week’s subject is SCALE, and it’s hard to do with landscape photography. Some think that if it’s big, the more wide angle the better. But that’s contrary to what you really should do. Wide Angle distorts things making things that are close look closer and far things look even further away. The real key is to make the large background get smaller from your subject and use 24mm.
But how do you approach them? Leo says he’s too shy to go up and ask, especially when in another country. Chris says that asking is not only the nice thing to do, but also the legal thing to do. The easiest way is to signal and use gestures that explain what you are wanting to do. Most will be fine with it. And Chris says it can also be much easier by gesturing.
Salton Seas Relentless Time is the first one. A time lapse shot which shows the stars moving along the night sky while an old, rusty trailer continues vigil. Leo also says the sepia color adds to the aged concept of the trailer. Well done.
Unwanted, from Badokun, is a good shot of “junk,” that has been left behind. Great lines, clear separation of background from foreground. Strong contrasts.
Finally, Time Travelers, which shows a timed exposure of an airport conveyor belt to give a time tunnel feeling. Showing motion. Nice job.