“I spent much of my life being ignored, but I was happy in this way. Being ignored is a great privilege. So I learned to see what others do not see and react differently. Just watched the world without expecting anything in particular.” – Saul Leiter
Today's guest post about shooting the Leica M Monochrome with the Noctilux M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens is by Rob van Keulen (flickr stream): As a digital camera specialist and product manager I get the chance now and then to play with new and exiting...
In the Zone System developed by Ansel Adams there are 10 zones or shades from pure white to pure black.
If you take a close look at most exposure compensation settings; regardless if your camera is digital or 35mm, most of them only give you a plus or minus range of two f-stops. If the original setting that your camera uses (18% gray) is zone 5 and you can only expose at plus or minus two stops, that only gives you a visual range of five f-stops.
As the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games reach day 7, an estimated 4,200 athletes representing 167 countries are now competing in London. Competitions have already taken place in cycling, sailing, track and field, swimming, archery, and many more.
The greatest composition will produce a poor image if the lighting is wrong. Bright or dull, hard or soft, sunlit or cloudy, sunrise or midday; all these give different light qualities that need to be used in the best way to generate the best images.