The Modern Camera. (It does it all ?)

Since photography was invented, the technology has been advancing every year, in 2015 we have some amazing equipment, so now the cameras are so good do we still need photographers to operate them.

Surely if you have a good camera anyone can take a good photo, why do you need a photographer , everyone can be master photographers with today’s technology.

So is it the camera or the photographer, let’s look at some other professions a master chef could cook you an amazing meal on a basic cooktop, a master cabinet maker could you a beautiful piece of furniture with basic hand tools, a master dress maker could make a beautiful piece of clothing on a simple sewing machine , an artist could paint a beautiful picture with a simple brush and some water colours.

Having the best cooktop in the world, or the best power tools, or best sewing machine , the purest bristles on your paint brush, none of these things will make you the best, sure they can help a little, but the bottom line is you some talent or ability.

So not everyone can be a top chef or top cabinet maker or top dress maker or top artist ,the same holds true for photography a good camera is helpful, but it the photographer who creates the image we see as the viewer.

Photography is an art form , and good photographers understand that , and work on developing their skills , they are the visual storytellers.

So in 2015 the photographer is not dead , far from it, Long Live the Photographer.

For Photomisson

Stephen Finkel1-1-0L5A4113

Own the Scene

How do you make scene a uniquely yours, especially when it’s been photographed by everyone, sometimes you see a great photo but you’re seen similar images before so it loses impact with the viewer.

There are ways like the time of the day , with different light can change a scene , angles up high down low moving the main point of view in the frame , most good photos the photographer has worked that bit harder for it .

Getting up early or staying up late , walking that bit further can make all the difference to your image , researching the location can be helpful , there days with google maps and other apps you can plan to capture the setting moon or other element in the scene giving it a unique look and feel.

Post production can be helpful to putting your own stamp on a scene , try keep it real for most scenes , there are times when you can push the boundaries when your expressing a point or it make sense for the subject.

Don’t forget black and white processing its great way of making a scene powerful and some times more interesting

Be the lone shooter, move away from the crowd get you own view, let your passion for photography show in your images be yourself don’t copy what others do.

Remember your best image might be the next one you take, so keep shooting and have fun.

Regards Stephen1-1-IMG_4350-001