Originally uploaded by Kevin N. Murphy
I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past few months as I focus my spare time on photography. Now that I’ve established a pace with my photography I’m comfortable with I will be writing here again. Occasionally on personal matters but primarily about photography and a little bit about web development.
Photography has become a pretty big part of my recent activities and I’m really enjoying it. I’d like to use this site as a way to explain ideas and the techniques I’ve been using to execute them. I’d also like to explain the problems or challenges I’ve run into in hopes that it might save someone some time or at least just encourage them that others have run into the same problem and to keep their efforts up.
I haven’t really set a schedule for my writing but it’s likely that it will be at least monthly if not more regular than that.
The two pictures on the left were pretty fun to take. I had been experiementing with the Live View function on my Canon 40D and was very surprised to discover how useful it was for composing close up shots in close quarters. For whatever reason it seemed less rude or intrusive to look at the large LCD at about waist level while still engaging the room in light conversation than it would of to use the smaller viewfinder and squat down. Also having the time to delicately adjust the focus manually really let me focus on what I was trying to draw attention to or feature in the the shot. This led to pictures that feel like I’m right there in the action. Right involved in the activity. They look a lot like memories to me. I’m not sure if that translates for everyone that sees them but I’ll keep experimenting with it because I was very happy with the results. I don’t think I’d use the technique much for an actual job but for just hanging around with friends it yielded better results than I normally get.