2 August 2015
On the 4 June in this Blog section Sarina made the above comment. I would agree with her but was surprised as she had only seen a few of my shots I posted on our Whats App group page.
Anyway she asked for it and now she’s going to get it “in Spades” as the expression goes.
Its easier to get a unique image when photographing people as opposed to landcapes. With landscapes you have anything from a few seconds to a few minutes to get the shot. If you have someone (or many people) next to you then they have probably captured the same image.
With people its that microsecond that counts. That fleeting glance or expression is all it takes to elevate the image from just ok to something special. Hence the term “decisive moment”.
But the trouble with photographing people is that it requires one to be “Thicked Skinned” as there is the occassional verbal abuse. Landscapes are generally passive unless the weather plays up. A lot of my group were mainly photographing scenery, themselves, food and the odd child. It takes a rude “banana” (slang-yellow on the outside, white on the inside) like me to put cameras in strangers faces and recording their everyday activity. My daughters accuse me of being a stalker…..
However it is important to be respectful with the image and hopefully it doesn’t embarrrass them if they saw it. To me its the people that I see and meet that makes travelling enjoyable and rewarding. Hopefully through my images you have a chance to see the real people of China and realise how bloody hard they have to work just to survive.
As mentioned elsewhere in the Blog sometimes its the journey that can be more rewarding than the destination.
1. 14 Jan 2015 Nickon D3s iso6400 56mm f2.8 1/30sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
2. 15 Jan 2015 Nikon D3s iso 200 180mm f4.0 1/180sec Nikon 70-200mm f4
3. Nikon D3s iso 12800 32mm f2.8 1/10sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
They’re doing our dishes out there! And it was very dark. They were actually doing the dishes in the dark. Sally shone a torch to illuminate the dishes!
4. 16 Jan 2015 Kunming Nikon D3s iso800 28mm f6.7 1/250sec Nikon 24-70 f2.8
5. Nikon D3s iso800 70mm f4.8 1/250sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8