So, whats the point?

I started this page as a companion page to my existing blog/project twistedsun.net. The idea this photoblog was to give myself an outlet for photos that I may not otherwise have shared online other than perhaps flickr. I hope to use this as a means to share not only more of my photographic work with the world but also to share pieces of my life and the people in it and the things I find along the way. Some photos may be nicely developed and well thought out while others will be simple snapshots showing a moment in time that I felt was worth sharing.

There is no way to know where I will end up taking this photoblog and I am excited at the idea of having the means to quickly and easily post and orginize images online like this and present them in a simple, straightforward way so that anyone could come along and enjoy.

I will do my best to include my thoughts on photos I post but im sure that some of them will go with little to no commentary. I enjoy telling stories along with photos but don't always have time to devote to making sure they are interesting to everyone looking along.

I love taking photos and I love sharing them with the world, its a way to show life from my perspective and I look forward to seeing this site grow over time...

So at any rate, I think you get the idea. This site will be a place to share photos from my life, some just ideas, some simply memories, and others little stories hiding in the context. Enjoy!

Info/Gear

I know there are many out there who love to know the tools behind the photos and so... I am shooting with a 5d paired with a Canon 50mm f/1.2L. I also have a Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 which is a brilliant lens but does not see nearly as much use as the L. I will soon add a 24mm 1.4L to the camera bag which I like to keep as basic as I can. I find that it does not take 10 lenses and a bunch of gear to take good photos, I certainly agree with the simple, minimal approach to photography.

I also just purchased an Elan 7ne which is a really solid film camera with a great feature to value ratio so I could get back into film again, I hope to eventually build up a small darkroom or at very least develop my own film. I plan on shooting mostly B&W film with it because there is something about it that I really miss in film that digital phtography just can not replace.

I also use a small reflector from time to time which allows me to utilize available light in interesting ways.

I typically shoot RAW these days because I feel that post editing feels smoother when shooting in this format. The software of choice for organizing my photos is Apples Aperture software which runs suprisingly well on my macbook....

Links:

  • twistedsun.net - The host of this photo blog and my main site with desktops, stories from life, and anything else that might creep in between.
  • Flickr - Photo site that im pretty sure is planing world domination by collecting as many different angles of existance as possible.
  • Sushicam potd - Photo of the day by the head of the Sushicam crew. Served as insperation for this site.
  • J.R Photoblog - another photoblog I have been enjoying recently.
  • point of view point - My brothers Photoblog

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