It’s been a few weeks since our last Photoblog of the week – but today’s is a great one and should make up for it. Today’s Photoblog is Decoys Like Curves – a photoblog by Lee Gribbon. Lee currently lives in Japan (which is reflected in many of his shots) and takes a variety of types of photography from portraits to landscape. I particularly like some of his longer exposure shots like this).
Lee has been kind enough to submit two photographs, a description of his digital camera gear and a quick tip for DPS readers to keep in mind as they shoot.
Lee’s Digital Photography Gear
I use a Canon EOS 30D. I use a Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens for all the landscape shots I take, and quite a few others too! It’s an addictive perspective; I’ve always loved wide angle. I have a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 which I take with my when I’m walking around towns and cities; it’s fast aperture, near ‘normal’ perspective, and compact size make it perfect for shooting candids.
I also have a Canon EF 50mm f1.4, and a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. I like primes. They really encourage you to walk around and explore perspective. If you’re starting out in photography, I really recommend buying a single prime in the 30-50mm range, and just taking hundreds and hundreds of photos. This will help you find your particular style, and also where your future lens purchases may lie – e.g., if you find yourself wishing for something longer, it’s time to invest in a telephoto.
Other than that, I’m frequently using my tripod and my cable release. These are helpful for taking multiple shots of the same scene to combine later in post-processing.
Finally, I use a Fujifilm FinePix F30 when I don’t want to lug around my SLR.
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