My day off led to a 6.5 hr photo jaunt around San Francisco. I'm exhausted, but it was great to have some concentrated photo time. It's been way too long.

I would love to see something like this actually work - kickstarter.com/projects/13749

I'm pretty skeptical about this specific project, although I'll be keenly keeping an eye out on it. One of these projects will end up pulling it off eventually...

I'm shooting my first project in a format different than 3:2 and man does it make a major difference. I'd definitely suggest experimenting with different formats as that small change presents brand new opportunities & challenges.

Man, evaluating your own work - especially within the context of a a project - is so tremendously difficult. I look at the same photos and come to different conclusions based on the day, the mood, etc.

The challenge never ceases to amaze/overwhelm me.

Also, separate subject - given today’s announcements, may I gently remind us all that the camera(s) we have are almost certainly capable of doing everything (and more) than we need of them.

We, the photographer, are the bottleneck. We may all need to remind ourselves of that.

@pjonori The dilemma I have is that a lot of great photos (the ones that gut punch you) are often great in part because they live in this ethical gray-area. They’re not the sort of thing that’s often photographed because of the social discomfort.

That in no way sways me to take those photos - we all need to have a code and be able to stand by the rationale of our output - but I’d like to peer into the decision-making process when great photographers are going put in front of that situation.

I would love, love, love to hear from documentary/journalistic/street photographers on the subject of code/ethics. I think all three would have different answers - but I’d be curious what their respective “line” is.

I run into this dilemma *at least* a couple times whenever I’m out shooting. I see something that would be a major shot and I just won’t take it due to an ambiguous “line” I’ve drawn for myself.

I meant to post this a while back, but this one of the only lucid opinions I've heard from the whole mirrorless camera reveals.

youtube.com/watch?v=PlcDc-6qEn

Nearly every camera on the market is remarkably great in terms of technological feat. The technology isn't limiting you. No excuses, just go out and shoot.

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Twelve up-and-coming photographers from Africa, Latin America and the United States are featured this month at Photoville, the temporary village of galleries in converted shipping containers underneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

nytimes.com/2018/09/14/lens/12

One small conclusion I’ve come to as I’ve begun to write about photography:

Write in the Winter. Take advantage of the light you have in the Summer and plop yourself in front of a keyboard when the option to shoot no longer is available.

Editing for a photo project is so immensely challenging - especially on your own. If there was one thing I’d like to work with a mentor or trusted peer, it would’ve that. Some unbiased, trim-the-fat feedback would be great right about now.

Relevant video based on the hullabaloo of recent camera releases.

youtu.be/PlcDc-6qEnw

The results seem to be more pronounced in black and white.

More experiments with the diffusion filter. I didn't get as noticeable results at first. This time around I put the filter lens with an older optical design but one that I still considered "too sharp". The results more significant, but maybe still not as much as I'd like to see. Still, I'm liking where this is going.

Left is my main lens without filter. Right is my backup lens with filter.

William Eggleston is a unique dude that has taken some really amazing photographs - youtube.com/watch?v=3jZ_HkaTXh

Do any of you have those "Oh man, I love this shot but I will *never* publish it" photos?

Just got one of those today.

A while back I mentioned a growing interest in using softer lenses. Well, I just picked up a subtle (maybe too subtle?) mist filter. There’s definitely something to it - I’m excited to play in this space.

I may try to pump out another blog post tonight about a subject that’s been rattling around in my head - unless anyone has any other subjects they’d be interested in reading about.

Blog post done. Just powered through it and got it out. I'd love to get just a wee bit faster than this though.

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No one tells you that sometimes parenting means you’ll have to just give up and accept that you aren’t going to talk the 9yo out of inexplicably wearing a coat to bed.

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