Ok, it’s not going to be about my love for coffee. Rather it’s going to be about how I love taking photos and posting them here, though one could disagree looking at my posting rhythm.
Anyway, let’s make it quick and simple because I don’t want to feel more awkward than I do.
The point is that as much as I would like to keep my website alive only on my own, it’s hard to find any extra finances for it when you’ve got a family with two kids. I don’t blame them for that in any way but it is what it is.
Till now I managed to keep the website alive but most of the time it was more of a life support than a full funding. Unfortunately, even this life support option is no more.
Which brings me to you, my dear followers and readers.
Some of you have already showed your support for my photography by buying my book on Blurb and I’m grateful for that. But I also understand that for some people a book is not always a suitable option, though otherwise they would gladly consider expressing their support.
Now if you ever wish to help the blog going you can do it in the form of a coffee donation. It’s way less than buying the book and I know that a small encouragement of someone’s efforts not only helps that person but gives you a warm feeling inside. Exactly like coffee.
It’s funny what one can fish out from the photo archive sometimes. Absolutely by accident I came across the photos from my studio photo shoot 7 years ago. That was my one and only time I shot in a studio with all the fancy strobes and stuff. My wife’s friend who is a professional…
Recently I’ve read a post by Frank Lehnen in which he points out a phenomenon of film simulation in digital photography. As he claims his loyalty to film he also asks an obvious question: “Why trying to imitate film when there’s the real thing?” Continue reading – bit.ly/2sxT6s8
This picture was originally taken by my Nikon DSLR with an old manual Nikkor lens and it was in colour of course. Later I edited it using a film preset to imitate Ilford HP5 film .
Though from a distance the photo could look like a film one, still I see almost no analogue spirit in it despite this quite authentic preset. I like film photography, so I try to use those presets when editing my rare digital shots, but I always doubt if it adds anything to the pictures or ruins them.
Does this filmish effect spoil the photo? Below is the original.