Above: Te Anua, New Zealand shot on Canon 1DX F22 1/1000th sec, using Canon 24-105mm F4L series lens
Do you ever get frustrated because you can’t create the kinds of images you see in your mind’s eye? When was the last time you took a shot and looked at it and thought “that’s exactly what I wanted, 100%.”
The more you know, the less you know.
When I first started taking photos my level of image satisfaction was the following:
Beginner: Jubilant celebrations
Every time I managed to shoot an image that was properly exposed +/- 2 stops.
Or I managed to get the eyes in a portrait kinda sharp.
When I remembered how to turn the camera on and change the ISO without consulting the manual.
Lighting: High fives all around
Every time I managed to light an image that was properly exposed +/- 2 stops.
The flash fired for five consecutive frames, and I didn’t trip over anything.
The first time I created Rembrandt lighting I celebrated the same way soccer plays do when they score a goal in the World Cup.
Then I got the hang of lighting and figured out how my camera worked, and . . .