May 22nd, 2009
Time flies, more than two months since the last post and soon three years of the blog.
Some figures in Bulk: 140 tickets, 2850 comments, 22176 comments blocked by Akismet has a monthly traffic of 10,000 visitors from the beginning I am now spent 70,000 on average over the past 3 months.
I think a little note to resuming my "experience" of my photo blog to celebrate this anniversary with a few anecdotes along the way.
At the site, I have a little since the beginning worked backwards compared to the other photographers, I first created a blog and now I look at my site.
Something which in my case makes sense to me, given my experience in the photo.
The blog is a great vehicle for communication but by definition it is a patchwork of photos, news, articles, comments and not a portfolio (even if I have a portfolio section), difficult to navigate the first time and well often people simply do not have time to go through the items to find my work.
The purpose of this website is separate to present a very clean and uncluttered (some images and gray text all on a white background) classified by themes my images, if people want to know more the blog is available.
I chose to keep the url of the blog to the blog and have my portfolio in a different domain name, I work on the site which should be available shortly.
At the blog, I will add in the next few days to a survey for the items to come, the goal is simply to ask yourself what you want to be treated as subject to the blog. (Eg: a complete tutorial on the management of external flashes video, advanced solutions for the packshot, or your own suggestions).
I have one large item per month and other small hurt more stuff going on.
I finally found my wide angle for the D3, the tokina 12/24 was excellent on the D200, but its use on the D3 should be done with caution, below 20mm vignetting was very present, the choice of a large angle on a full frame housing is quite limited, it has the "monster" 14/24 which is basically good but heavy and bulky (the price is in relation to its excellence), I like having a small bag (Domke F2) that contain some all the equipment I need for most of my stories.
So I turned to a good fixed opportunity after some reports give me fully satisfation, nikon 20mm 2.8 bought used on ebay for 200 euros, it is small, compact, low onereu, accustomed to my 20mm tokina I like this focal length for landscape and reportage.
I also fell in love with a lensbaby composer used during a recent trip to London.
I remain very mixed feelings about the value of such a view in my camera bag, I was expecting a closer rendering of an optical switch, the fact is that even without rocking the report presents fuzzy around (and not so straight as a rocker optical) the "sweet spot" (the area of focus), which is clear, is very clear (even too actually) blurs are still very close to a zoom blur in Photoshop.
Some samples of the lens baby London
I would in another article more towards the future and my lensbaby shift lens based on a arax coupled to a medium size optical adapter.
A recent publication in the magazine ling for Belgian artist Laurent d'Ursel
Funny thing about this picture at the base this portrait was a first test light (skylight on Lawrence lying on the ground) was then spent 30 minutes making a patchwork universe Laurent, the publication in final the selected test.
Lots of news to come!