Category: Photography

Virginia City & Gold Hill – March 2nd 2019

Had a great time stomping through the snow in Virginia City and Gold Hill over the weekend. I am overall happy with the photos, but I do want to improve, so here we go, time to critique. Let’s look at composition.

I could have done more to isolate the subject tree from the background. The fence on the right side is taking up too much attention in the scene. I’d probably drop the fence completely, move the subject tree right, and balance it with the one tree on the left in the background
I’d try this shot with a lower angle, to flatten/remove most of the background, to keep focus on the 3 trees.
The tree is not clear enough, the branches blend in too much with the stuff in the background. A lower viewpoint may have helped separate the tree from the background.


Polaroid Cameras

I have been playing with a OneStep 2 from Polaroid Originals for a bit and just fucking love using it. Even more than my DSLR. The finality and surprise of the photographs with a Polaroid make it exciting to use. You get one shot. The film is super expensive. The photos can be awkward. The results can be hilarious, but the are authentic, genuine and feel more real. There is an anticipation waiting for the shot to expose and there is the excitement of seeing it actually come out! Or not, that is also entertaining!

I picked up an old-ish Polaroid 600 OneStep Close-Up camera over the weekend. I think it may be from the 90’s. Found a place that still manufactures the 600 type film and will be ordering some soon.