Monday, February 28, 2011





I am a big fan of natty light (as in natural light, not the beverage) so I rarely use flash. However, I am also a big fan of Bruce Gilden who uses flash almost exclusively. I watched this and thought it would be fun to try at Dirk's art show on Saturday. Bruce is impossible to emulate but I did have a lot of fun holding a flash in one hand and shooting with the other (contrary to popular belief, shooting is the fun part of photography, as opposed to "post-processing" {yuck}).

Just a technical side note, Tri-X pushed to 1600 probably wasn't the best choice for experiment with flash...I'm not an F16 kind of guy.

5 comments:

Juanita Victoria said...

Thanks for posting that essay! I enjoyed it! I also enjoyed your pictures!

Dan Boulton said...

"contrary to popular belief, shooting is the fun part of photography, as opposed to "post-processing"

best quote in a long time - you're now a legend!

Dan Boulton said...

on a technical note, does the f16 flash combo mean you don't have to focus? did you just set an average focus zone?

fauxsure said...

Dan,

I probably didn't have to focus but I did anyway because Leicas with 35mm lenses are super easy to focus! Also, I believe I paraphrased the quote somewhat from a local photographer here in Utah. Not sure but I think I heard someone else say it first....wish I could be a legend!

Harry Hilders said...

Nice shots!