Monday, May 17, 2010

Aha42

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: aha42!!

The Universe Unfolds In Its Mysterious Ways
Be a place where there is nothing interesting to shoot, stay there 5s, 15s, 15m or 30m and that is likely to change! Above photograph taken in Prague last year waiting for my friends finishing looking at space photos so we could go and get beers. I was bored, nothing here to shoot, then I took this. Even standing still we travel in time to a new place, having a camera with me makes me very aware of that...

Siemen's Bubble
And then there are pictures that you know will happen days in advance! Co-worker told me bring camera when inviting me to dinner at his house so I could photograph his son playing with his favorite new soap bubble generating toy. I knew I would get an interesting picture given the sun would shine. Sun shined and him and me played together and had fun, my toy was the camera his the bubble gun. Nothing to it but fun!

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
Around one and a half year now.

2: Equipment you use?
Lenses & body: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF,
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR, Nikon D60.

Software: Nikon Capture NX2, Color Efex Pro 3.0 and Gimp. Gimp mostly to apply perspective adjustment to some of my building shots.

3: Mac or PC?
PC.

4: What inspires you?
Flickr has been kind to me. Provides a huge stream of images for sure but also found new friends locally and far away here. The movie Sans Soleil. The world itself the way you notice it when bringing a camera.

5: Preferred subject matter?
People more and more but not like what I think about as modelling;
capturing emotions or placed in context. For example I love to photograph buldings but prefer if there is someone there with it.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
The northern lights.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
Ah, but I am an amateur, no pressure, just my expectation of continuing to have fun. Nothing to be in doubt about then.. Well, that is how I feel about it for now at least!

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None.

9: Plans for the future?
Sometime get a fisheye and explore that. Become more systematic about my post processing, thinking a way to do that may be to do a blog. Explore an environment or culture strange to me but with a camera. I hope there will be more people in my photographs. Expand inspiration beyond Flickr (but not replace!).

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Playful

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