Keeping up with digital shooters...
by, 10-08-2009 at 09:56 AM (844 Views)
I just paid my subscription. What do I do next? re-explore the site to see how different it is for a paid subscriber. I see that I have a blog and a gallery. Cool! Now, what do I use the blog for? How about a place to publish my progress on keeping up with digital shooters.
I've found that the primary use for digital photography is filling up hard drives with photos that will never be printed or even viewed ever again. That's a little like the boxes of negatives that most of us have only multiplied by about a gazillion.
There is another use for digital that is much more useful and, in my humble opinion, honorable. It is now possible to see results and make adjustments in the field. The closest thing we analoggers have is bracketting. When the digital shooters make use of this aspect, the results can be impressive. This gives them a real advantage and allows them to explore new aspects of photography.
My goal is to keep up with this aspect of digital photography as much as possible. The way I see it, it can be done with skillful metering and previsualization. I'm going to try to keep a careful record of my attempts here.