Recently I've felt stuck. I liked the work I've been doing, but I've fallen into habits that keep me retreading the same steps over and over. Well that's all going to stop. First off, this blog is going to be a lot more active with at least a post a day. More technique, essays, equipment reviews, random links and thoughts, etc. So keep an eye out and spread the word.
Today I had to chance to shoot my friend Sarah. I wanted to see what would happen if I shot with next to no light using just a small window on a rainy New York day. I also wanted to see what would happen if I didn't do any photoshop to them, so I limited myself to just the adjustments I could make in lightroom. Kind of a tie one hand behind my back kind of thing as a training exercise.
They were shot wide open with either the 50/1.2 or 35/1.4 And let me say once again that there was NO light in this room. Even completely wide open on the primes, shutter at 1/30th, and exposure compensation down a stop or so, the iso was at 6400. Like I said, might as well been in the dark. That 5DII is pretty impressive, but there are limits. Anyway, take a look.
That second one is as close to Arbus as you'll ever see me get. ;-)