The only way to see this is to actually get out of bed and go for a walk. Maybe with your dog. Maybe with your camera. It’s hard. I don’t know about you. But, I’m not sure my eyes work early in the morning. I need caffeine. A lot of caffeine.
Photo techniques will return tomorrow. Many of you liked what I had to say. Many of you may have learned a thing or two. That’s great. I like teaching a lifetime’s worth of knowledge. Even very experienced photographers can use a refresher to remind them of something they forgot. I certainly do.
I actually have some ideas about what to write. I’m going to drill down a little in technique. I think I’ll talk first about making good exposures. That’s the key to anything photographic.
This picture. The basic exposure was made on my iPhone while I was walking the dog. Post production was using On1 software on my main machine. Oddly, the file had to be reduced since the phone makes a file at something like 45 inches by 30-something inches. But, only at 72 ppi. That’s still around a 20 meg file. When “athousandbitsofpaper” asked me how iPhone files look printed, it occurred to me that my first DSLR made a 6 meg file. I could probably print this picture around something like 16×20 inches without a problem or even much work at all.
I read somewhere that in the next few years smartphone photography will end all but the most die heart photographer’s use of DSLRs. That’s probably right. But, not for me and my kind.