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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

just to slow for them



every time i pick up processed film from the lab i learn something new. from the pictures that just didn't come out as much as from the ones that may look fine but are not quite what i want. i'm still very much finding my feet, but it's never boring and ever thought provoking. i'm sure you know what i mean, no matter if you use film or work with a digital camera. do tell, what fascinates you most about taking pictures and looking at the results?

not too many of the pictures i took with my praktica of my nieces and nephews last weekend came out too well. these kids are just too fast for me! i realised that tomatos and lemons are much more forgiving when using slow shutter speeds than playing children. who would have thought...

9 comments:

alexandria said...

These turned out wonderfully! I love that you can see the action and movement.

julochka said...

i especially love the top one.

i'll admit i learn more from my digital photos, b/c i can always look at what my settings were, whereas with analog, i have long ago moved the settings on the camera have no prayer of remembering what i did by the time i get the actual photos developed.

but i do love seeing things in the photos that i didn't see at the moment i took them. that amazes me every time.

likeschocolate said...

From taking pictures of my children, I have learned I need a faster speed camera. Children do move quickly and who wants ever photo posed, but at the same time you don't want them blurred. Good luck on future photos. They are cute children.

jenna said...

oh, they are so cute! love.

kristina said...

well, I'm glad your nieces and nephews don't act like tomatoes ;-) I think the phots are lovely, because they show the movement and the action!

about taking photos: it's much more exciting to get a roll of film developed than to import photos into the computer, I think. I have to agree with julochka - seeing things in the photos that you didn't notice when you took them is amazing! and also to see how light can be captured in photos.

happy weekend!

Polly said...

I use digital camera and I'm also often amazed how different image seems when it's on the computer screen... I really like those surprises.

Fine Little Day said...

Full of life :)

kristina k said...

thank you so much, all!

julochka: thank you... that's something i didn't think of at all, that digital cameras save the settings in the file, that's so clever (can you tell i'm no technical wizard...?). i don't always remember all the settings i used on my analogue camera, but more or less i do. wish my memory was that good with regards to other things ;) and yes, the surprises when you look at the image on-screen or as a print - i think our brain processes things much faster than we think. and sometimes it's sheer luck...

likeschocolate: thank you - i think that's something i should definitely bear in mind when chosing my DSLR.

kristina: yes, light captured in photographs... sigh. - and my nieces and nephews would find it hilarious if they knew i related them to tomatos, they'd giggle so much...

polly: i so know what you mean! it's one of the best things!

alexandria, jenna, fine little day: dankeschön! :)

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