Sunday, February 20, 2011

Razor Sharp Focus


Razor Wire
Originally uploaded by killy
Spent the last 24 hours scanning old negatives and prints. What a head trip it's been. On one hand, i made some pretty nice photos. On the other, i don't remember knowing what the hell i was doing.

Here is a good example. This is an old photo from when i used to keep a studio space in an artspace warehouse just north of Downtown. The gates at the entry points to the studio were lined with razor wire and made for great photos. I don't know if i would be able to approach this situation the same way. I think i would make a much larger production out of a shot like this. I can see myself attempting to light the focus points in a way that would allow me a more dramatic background.

Carol is sick so my day was consumed with errands and attending a birthday party, which as any parent knows, includes managing conflicts, calming high emotions and tending to bruised egos. I did, however, manage to squeeze in a trip to Texas Art Supply for some black foam board to be used as flags in the studio. Now, i just need some stands to hold them.

PhotoFrustration #7: I am having a difficult time focusing in indoor light. I find myself having to depend on the auto focus in quick situations. I dunno if my glasses are dirty (likely) or the diopter adjustment is out of whack (also likely). Or, I forgot how to focus.

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