Sunday, November 29, 2009

Digital photography is easy.

These are some of my favorites of the last few days. I think I'm prejudiced against light, every shot I want to take lacks it's presence. Luckily most of those shots lack movement as well. I'm enjoying shooting with the LX3, but it just increases the desire to find a replacement for my shutter failing 35mm. The digital age only pushes me harder back to the imperfections of film, and I can't wait to not have the options that a digital camera gives you. For now convenience is king, and I will continue my attempt to capture beauty with a silly point and shoot digital camera.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Our good friends, The Night Doctors, played a great show at Hensley's this evening. As usual they sounded excellent and had a great crowd movin' and shakin' on the dance floor. I shot some photos, not my best work, but it hasn't been easy getting familiar with this camera with no time to shoot. I wasn't pleased with the over-saturation from the stage lights, so I put everything in B&W. There's a few that look okay, but overall it was a good time, so I'm not going to complain too much. This band is always a good time to see, so check 'em out!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is This Thing On?: First shots with the LX3

Haven't had time to take many shots but here's the first of 'em. Don't know much about the digital photo world, but I will say that I like this camera. It's fun to shoot with, and its Manual settings make it familiar for someone like me who is used to shooting with a 40 year old SLR. It just takes some studying to find those settings in a digital menu.

Off camera adjustments made to first three photos, no adjustments made to last two. I'm sure they will get better as I get more familiar with this camera.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


So I should be able to more easily add some visual stimulation of my own to the b-log soon. I ordered the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 to snap some fun digitals with. I haven't actively shot film in a long time and I miss it, I know it's not gone from me forever, but in the meantime I just need a toy to play with. If someone can find me a Minolta CLE, I promise I will shoot the crap out of some film and not stop to sit down for a while. The stuff I've shot in film just wouldn't have as much meaning to me if they were done in digital, that may not make any sense at all. I will always love film and nothing will ever replace it's value.