Understand these six qualities of light for optimal in-camera exposures Text & Photography by Rick Sammon
We all want to get the very best in-camera exposure, and a good exposure is all about correctly capturing light, the main element in every photograph. That said, your idea of the best exposure might be different from mine because, for one reason, you may prefer photographs that are a little darker or lighter than I prefer.
The first step in capturing the light is to “see” the light, to visualize the effect of light on a subject. After all, if you think about it, a photograph isn’t a picture of an object, it’s a picture of light falling on and reflected off an object. No light, no picture.
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Seeing The Light
contrast, direction, quality, color, intensity and movement
Но невнимание людей друг к другу не имеет предела.. Страшно выговорить, но люди видят только то, что хотят видеть, и слышат только то, что хотят слышать. Говорят “в основном” сами с собой и почти всегда отвечают себе самим, не слушая собеседника. На этом свойстве человеческой природы держится 90% чудовищных слухов, ложных репутаций, свято сбереженных сплетен. Несогласных со мной я только попрошу вспомнить то, что им приходилось слышать о самих себе… Анна Ахматова.
Камера — это инструмент, который учит людей видеть без камеры.
“The scale is just insane,” photographer Garth Lenz says of the industrialization he photographs in the province of Alberta. Lenz was drawn to the area because of the dramatic changes in the landscape that accompanied the development of the oil sands there and the visual variety it created.“Some of the tailings ponds are up to 9,000 acres, about two-thirds the size of Manhattan,” he explains. And it’s impossible to show that scale without using aerial photography, a process that Lenz had to adapt to as he began playing with abstraction in his landscape work, which focuses on the extraction and consumption of resources. “Certainly, for the first number of years that I did aerial photography, I didn’t enjoy the process that much. It was such an intense experience; I just found it so stressful. And it’s still an intense experience, but I love it. I love the opportunity to make the kinds of images you can’t really make in any other way,” he says.
Monocle’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey Lists the Top 25 Most Liveable Cities “For the second year in a row, Copenhagen has claimed the number one spot. This makes the Danish capital the first three-time winner of the report. Filling out the rest of the top three, Tokyo has risen to second place and Melbourne has slipped to third. Vancouver is the highest ranked city in the Americas at 15 and Berlin is the highest riser over all, moving six places to 14.”
Dolce & Gabbana by Boo George for Vogue Japan October 2014
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La Canzone Del Mare
Photo: Boo George
Models: Nadja Bender, Kinga Rajzak & Dalianah Arekion
Styling: Anna Dello Russo & Giovanna Battaglia
Hair: Andrew Guida
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench
Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
Vogue Japan October 2014