Daily Inspiration Bag Giveaway #25
By Sean Hansen
I had a chance to photograph at a local state park in Iowa this week. I’ve still got a long way to go in learning photography, but I’m quite proud of the pictures I made as this was my first fully “manual” photo session (i.e. manual exposure, manual focus, and developed the raw files in Capture One). I loved my film SLR as a teenager, but just started out with a decent digital camera (in scene recognition mode with autofocus and jpeg’s) a little over a year ago. I love the craft – and gear ;-), and find satisfaction in being as involved in the process as possible.
Plus, I’ve found that the manual process helps me focus on each photograph I make. I’ve just switched to manual focusing, for example, and find that I’m much more deliberate about my framing now.
Thank you for running such a great website. I love the images and variety. And I appreciate your enthusiasm and passion for the gear, too. I love how you show such genuine excitement for the tools of the craft (as opposed to just trying to promote buying more gear).