Photography Tip: Stop. Pull Over. Pay Attention.
Today’s photography tip doesn’t require you to buy any special equipment of grasp any concepts or even practice to get it right. I just want you to slow down in life, notice what’s happening around you and find things you want to capture in your photography. Sometimes when you’re driving, you might want to pull over and park, because you see something that you want to take a photo of. You might want to walk a new area or even your own neighborhood, to seek out interesting subjects.
When you get in this mindset, you’ll see photo opportunities everywhere. While you’re doing that, you’re also training your “eye” and your photo framing will get better and you’ll find interesting perspectives. Don’t worry about any of that now, just remember: STOP. PULL OVER. PAY ATTENTION.
The past few days, I’ve been doing just that with my Lumia 1020. Let’s see what I found! 🙂
A PureView of Solstice Canyon
My friend Sara and I needed to scout out a location for a photo shoot that we have planned. It’s not accessible except by hike, so I was glad to only carry along the Nokia Lumia 1020. The DSLR can stay home until we lug the equipment up there.
In Solstice Canyon there is this mansion that burned in 80’s. For more info on the trail and park, visit: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/solsticecanyon.htm/index.htm
For more of MY pictures from this hike, keep on scrolling!
My Walk With Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Movies
I saw TWO screenings of films today. I just got back from seeing “Captain Phillips”. That’s an intense ride based on the true story of ship raided by Somali pirates. Earlier in the day, I saw the documentary. This one, you may not have heard of, but trust me…it’s excellent. This film is an example of film and music coming together to make something great.
The picture on the left here is the actual theatre of the Director’s Guild of America, where I see these films. This picture was obviously taken by the Lumia 1020, currently in my care and I used the Hipstamatic Oggl app to capture the squared off wonder.
I took 1020 with me and I walked to the DGA. Back when I was a Marine, we would call hikes, “humps”. I guess I took the hump on a short hump. Cue the Beavis and Butthead chuckling. Along the way, we stopped and took notice of things and more importantly we captured them in 41 megapixel glory. Don’t worry, I’ll share some of the good stuff, after the break.