So what does a photographer want from a model? Good looks? Waif like body? Well not exactly. There is the factor which photographers call the X-factor, which is like defining what cool is. But for me, having had the experience to read one's astrology chart, I can spot one without having to resort to my astrological abilities. The X-factor relates to being photogenic. You need this to grap the photographer's attention.
Going out on the field for an assignment, the last thing you want is to drag along excess weight that only a Mule can carry. So the last thing you want is to bring along that MacBook Pro with you when shooting.
But what about the iPad? Ho-hum. You need the run down?
During everyday shooting, you're bound to change lenses to get a better angle. Sometimes you don't realize it but each act of lens change will introduce dust particles onto your camera sensor. So what can you do to avoid it?
I must admit that I love the looks of the Blackbird TLR but it's not really much of a camera honestly. Take for example the lens. There are only two aperture settings, f/7 and f/11. You need to shoot a roll of film and expose it for daylight only. Cloudy days or evenings will require you to use shutter speeds not which are not available on the camera. Technically, it only has ONE speed, 1/125 and the Bulb mode is for longer exposures and not shorter ones.
I think that for the most part, the Lomo LC-A is an overpriced piece of equipment. I have one but that's not the point. The point is that it is costly. It cost between US$280 to $380 for a LC-A normal and Wide version.It is a fully mechanical camera, incapable of autofocus and uses full frame 35mm film.
I paid less than US$150 for a used Olympus Pen-S on eBay. Scale focus just like the Lomo above and without the multiple exposure. There is not exposure meter, meaning you have to download an app on your iPhone or Android and take meter readings before shooting. Sounds like a bitch?
As I go back to tinkering with my film camera, people often ask me why don't I shoot digital. Well I do shoot digital. See this nice Galaxy Note...and the new iPod touch. That's my digital cameras. What about the the real deal like the MFT or DSLR kits people lug around?
During my early days of photography, I would sell my left kidney if the Lens Baby composer was available for my Nikon FM2. Tilt-shift was considered black magic in the days of analogue film and to have something like that would be nothing short of wonderful...if not magical.
January 2011, the SD Association announced a new high speed SD card called the UHS-II. Now in 2013, we have yet to hear a peep from DSLR manufacturers who have adopted this new standard for pro spec video or still cameras. So what the fuck is going on here?
As sensors get denser with pro-spec cameras, there seems to be some lethargy in adopting a higher and faster storage medium.