August 25, 2008

Found II

rusty metal piece

I've been having fun playing with my camera. The instructions that come with it are about the size of a small dictionary, and I always have this nagging sense that if only I read them I would be capable of feats of photographic wizardry. I am actually often beset by this sense of missing out. What if I started reading that Photoshop magazine and learned about vectors and unrasterized layers? How much better would my images be, how much more streamlined my processes of creating them! Ah, there are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

But for now, I don't even have a tripod and have to rely on the steadiness of my hands. I don't have a light tent and am at the mercy of the weather. Mostly though, I don't have time to become a master of the technology that surrounds me, so I will try to be happy being only its jack.


avi said...

You have nice depth of field effects on that image, so you must be doing something right.
You should call that photo "Define Tetanus" :)

HeatherK said...

I love playing with dof, but rarely go off auto! I do, however, love to play in photo shop. Adjustment layers are my friend!

Rowena said...

I think we are always waiting for situations to be perfect, to have all the right equipment, or enough cash, or whatever would really make our attempts real.. but creativity is actually fed by not knowing how it's really done, or not being able to afford the perfect thing to fit right there, or wanting something that you can't get.

People set out those boundaries... in this world, those boundaries are often material. Artists push the boundaries and look for new ways to get what they've always wanted.