Creating photos at twilight, photographing dancers and taking portrait of two year olds are all excellent ways to sharpen the craft skills necessary to “Be Prepared” and capture that fleeting moment.
Twentieth Century Craftsmanship + State of the Art Twenty-First Century Technology
For most of my 39+ year career I have worked with 4x5 film. The size of the camera, the cost and difficulty working with the film meant that there wasn’t any margin for error. My craft skills were fine tuned during that time.
Whether it is simple recording a project or creating a work of art: Experience + Mindful Preparation + Craftsmanship + The Right Tools = High Quality images.
Recently Nikon began collaborating with Sony to create the 36 MP CMOS, now 45 MP CMOS in the D850. The new Professional Nikons also have the ability to shoot in 12 bit color, which when combined with the new generation of Nikon lenses and Photoshop make it possible to create photographs that are free of distortion, sharp, rich and truly stunning.
Visualize: “To See with the Mind’s Eye” & “To Make Real”
Ansel Adams could see the image in his imagination, apply his craft skills to capture the image on film, alter the process the film to add or reduce contrast and then create a print in the darkroom that would match what he had originally imagined.
Now it is possible that: with the Experience, the Craft Skills, the Technology and advanced Photoshop Skills to create a large number of high quality “Visualized” images quickly which saves the client money and is less of an imposition on the property owner whose project is being photographed. It also offers an opportunity to reach out to other interested parties to cost share and ask specifically what it is that they want so that everyone gets what they need..
It will always be true: Experience + Mindful Preparation + Craftsmanship + The Right Tools = High Quality images
For more information and to set up a portfolio review please contact Glen Graves 415_450_1079 or via the contact form..