A bit about me
My name is John Doe and I’m the guy behind BlendPhoto. I’m a digital photography enthusiast and while it’s not how I make my living – I’m the guy in my friendship group and family that always seems to photograph the special occasions. I’m still learning and improving my photography but like to share what I’ve learned so far.
I previously owned and operated a digital camera review site – and over the two years of that site I had a lot of emails from readers asking for tips on how to use their cameras and came to the conclusion that while there are many millions of digital cameras being bought.
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures”
My daily work
“What I want to show is that if you take these expressions away, all humans have a couple of characteristics that are quite similar. Being ‘serious’ doesn’t mean ‘I’m sad.’ It means ‘I accept the lack of happiness as one more aspect out of the infinite aspects of our lives and our character.’ And that’s what I’m trying to project through my images.”
“I press the shutter with the final image almost always pre-visualised and the process only starts then, and continues in the digital editing workflow. I understand that some do not approve of manipulating images, but art is creativity and this is what I seek.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
What I have in my camera bag
Less is more. I used to try to carry all the things, but it just get too big and heavy. For a pro you got to have everything ready, but for a weekend photostroll, just a camera is fine. Since I am more of the weekend photographer, if I need a ND filter I will bring it only if I need too. Dust blower? This is done at home if need be, heck Lightroom spot removal is easy. Trigger cord, how about the camera timer? Tripod is a planed thing too, if you don't plan on it, don't bring it.
Heavy to carry around if you don't plan on using it. As for a the mini tripod, they aren't very good. I find a ledge or some object on the fly. I use my smartphone for calling not photo related, you must be showing off your webpage with a tiny screen? I have a tablet too, used to carry it, but that was extra weight also.