I had a chance to meet photography legend Michael Kenna at a gallery in Carmel today. He is one of my photography heroes and you can well imagine my excitement. We didn’t talk about photos. Instead, we had a fun conversation about shoes, and why we love them. Maybe it is because as kids we … Continue reading Meeting Michael Kenna
Photography is an act of supreme patience — a great landscape image is nothing more than mother nature’s desire to oblige us with perfect light, and environment. It is up to us to await for her blessing and capture the moment. Then it is all upto our mind and soul to interpret it in camera … Continue reading Patience & photography
“My sympathies were with people who struggled. There was also my mistrust of people who made the rules.” Robert Frank, documentary photographer of immense influence. He passed away at 94. The New York Times had a wonderful profile on him back in 2015. (A bonus link on outtakes from his book, The Americans. )
It is not uncommon to come across photographs of the magical Italian city of Venice pop-up on my Instagram feed. It is an architectural gem. Canals and bridges criss-cross the city, that is made even more magical by the interplay of light and shadows. I quite enjoy the work of Italian-Austrian photographer, Ando Fuchs. There … Continue reading Venice At Night
Before I dive into the details, let me be very clear: I don’t shoot anything but landscapes, mostly long exposures. About two-thirds of my photos are shot with my camera on a tripod. I am painfully slow, and I treat my digital cameras as if I am using a film camera. Where most people use techniques like multiple exposures and are more adventures, my style is very staid.
Attempting to capture a few dozen photos in 24 hours is adventurous for me. Even getting two to five images on a given day is a great personal achievement. In other words, don’t look to me to give you feedback on the lens from the perspective of a travel photographer, a portrait photographer, or a casual photographer. So, don’t think of this as a review. I am simply sharing my experience. Continue reading “The Must-Have Lens for your Leica SL”