Sunday, February 12, 2012

Holding this close to my heart

Action trumps depression. Confronted with a situation in which our feelings of powerlessness are more than just feelings, we choose to fight the odds, as an existential statement. We bellow our savage war cry in the face of the Roman Legions. We swim against the tidal wave. We attack Goliath with a slingshot, and throw stones at a Sherman tank, and ravage ICBMs with our ball peen hammer. We actively reject the reality of our helplessness; and as we assert defiance, we fan the embers of humanity wherever they live within ourselves and our brothers and sisters.
- Josh Mitteldorf

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Candle Study

I have a picture in my mind that I'd like to get into the camera. Tonight I took the first step by conducting a candle study in which I played around with the ISO speed. Although I really like the grainy effect in some of these pictures, it's not what I'm looking for in the final image. It seems as though a tripod is my future.

ISO 100

ISO 600

Candle through the fog

ISO 800

ISO 800
I still need to play around with this some more. Leave a comment if you have any tips on shooting in low light.