Landscape, Still-life, Architecture?
So asked me on my David Cant what my favorite topic to snap would be and I’d like to take this opportunity to write a short answer. instagram
Although there are some things that come naturally to me, for example image composition of forms and shapes, juxtaposition of color and abstract perception in general, this is not my favorite topic to take photos of. Landscape, architecture and still-life photographs for example are just what is the most easy for me to capture not what I enjoy the most. My favorite topic, and this might sound counter-intuitive, actually is what is the most difficult for me to take pictures of.
You might have seen this series on the last 10 days, or when I posted it on my my twitter, but I wanted to share my entry for the instagram Emerging Talents Award 2016 on this blog as well. Lensculture
The photos were taken in the area where I live (Lower Rhine Area in Germany) and the series is called German Surfaces. Although I didn’t win any price (this time), I got a solid review and some hints and suggestions how I could expand on how I take pictures and what I chose as subject or how I do arrangements, other contests and also literature pointers.
The whole process of taking the photos and sorting them over and over until I ended up with ten photos I felt comfortable with as entry for the award was extremely enlightening. I learned a lot about how I view and assess my own photos and what is important to me and what might be my weaknesses.
I own a small camera and two lenses. I borrowed a third one from a friend. Planning to get a fourth one.
Those lenses are:
- Nikon AF-S 35mm ƒ1.8 G
- Nikon AF-S 18-200mm ƒ3.5-5.6 GII ED VR II
- (borrowed, AF not working, manufactured 1997) Nikon AF 80-200mm ƒ2.8 D
- (planning to purchase a ) Tokina 11-20mm ƒ2.8
The camera is a . Nikon d5200
Ever since my teenage years, I’ve been a photography enthusiast and I think that I might be a more than average photographer.
Recently I’ve been photographing more and more and am satisfied with a few of the images I take, although naturally there have been more and more instances where I was thoroughly disappointed by the images I take.
„There’s nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy idea.“
My biggest grief at the moment are photos that are not sharp and by that I do not mean pixel peeping sharp but lacking sharpness for it to be pleasing on the eye. This mostly happens with the 80-200mm and I gave some thoughts to why this is happening.