Category Archives: Gesture

STATEMENT OF A THEME

SAD SONGS, SADNESS, SAD MUSIC

For a long time I was in charge of my four ~carpet commandos~ children.  There was always some problem… some sad song like;  “Dad !!! Geoff put ketchup in my ear”  At some point I changed my name to the Cheerio Roundup King. At some point I visualized a concept I call “I have heard all the sad songs”.  I saw the image in my head and started putting pieces on the board.   I hired an old friend (I have quite a few old friends) bought an old violin, shredded the hair on the bow and found a tux at a used clothing store.   Black background, strobe with a grid, signed model release, some acting direction for my friend and the check to pay for his day.   I learned a lot.

For a decade now I have listened to photographers and their stories about slipping shoulder straps. Cameras and lenses bouncing off the floor, falling off into the bay, in short driving them nuts. About 98% of photographers who use the UPstrap love it. I am happy I can help.

GESTURE AND LIGHT

Good photography courses will teach about gesture and light.    Many times to capture gesture you learn to anticipate, have your camera at the ready and have a DSLR camera with a fast motor drive.   Again, carrying a camera in a camera bag will slow your ability and desire to capture something that grabs your eye.  Stay ready with your camera on your shoulder. Find a camera and lens combination that is comfortable for you to carry. I like my Fuji X-E1