Let’s Embrace more, and criticize less
Daily Inspiration #416 by Orestis Sophocieous
Greetings from Melbourne, Australia!
Despite it being blatantly obvious, I’d just like to remind you once more how great it is to have an online ‘venue’ where I have the exact photography-related content I am looking for. I visit your website daily whilst I sit at my office-job desk, sipping on my morning coffee. I’m a big believer in a good start to the day and stevehuffphoto.com (and the coffee) does exactly that.
I am not a professional photographer, but find myself lucky enough to have ‘jobs’ to shoot almost every weekend (Most of which are fashion shoots or events). Your reviews of all the amazing gear have always fulfilled my inherent lust for the latest and greatest however, it’s the work from the members of this forum that continuously inspire me.
Not all ‘daily inspiration’ photos are to my personal liking, but that is NOT important. I think we can all learn something from every single person, their experiences and the way they go about their photography.
I like positive people with open minds who are willing to embrace other ways of doing things. I’m not interested in ‘arguments’ regarding which camera system is best, which editing work-flow is ‘correct’ and whether film or digital is the way to go. I think if we all embraced all the tools we are lucky to have at our disposal in the world of 2013, we can all improve our skills and broaden our capabilities.
If it is of interest to you, I’m a user and lover of my Canon 5D MKII, Fujifilm x100 and the Olympus OM-D. I love what can be done with each of these cameras and I shoot with which ever one suits my mood.
When I’m shooting strobes, flashes and various events in low light I bring out the workhorse that is the Canon.
When I’m looking for that very raw feeling of shooting, I bring out the pure Fuji x100.
When I’m looking to utilize the brilliant Olympus/Panasonic lenses and computer-like speed, out comes the Olympus.
As many including yourself keep reminding us, it is not the cameras themselves that do the work. We do the work! And we all go about our work differently which makes it interesting! If we all shot and edited the same, photography would be a very bland world.
Thanks again to you (and your awesome photo-community), and keep on inspiring us all with all things photography.
I’ll leave you with a few of shots from another one of my loves. My City. Melbourne!