Saturday, December 17, 2011

take too many photos

Camera: wide lens SuperHeadz. Film: Redscale XR 50-200

What's that saying about life being too short so we should take too many photos? It's a good piece of advice, I guess. When you get that itching urge to document your surroundings, when there's that little detail that catches your eye that you know you won't come across again tomorrow, when something is happening right this very second and you want to remember it, go for it.

I think I've been developing a style that I can only describe as "quiet" (perhaps it's a reflection of my  personality, I don't know) - I like taking photos of wide empty spaces and tend to take a few seconds to slow down, and frame my photos just the way I like it. That being said, I'm thinking of trying something different and being more spontaneous. Action shots. People shots. Capturing more moments, more movements. It's always tricky with analogue photography, because you only get one go  - well 24 or 36 depending on your film roll, but you know what I mean - there's no delete button. Do you have a photography style? Do you like to take your time or go for a quick shot? Any tips on taking good action shots?

In related news, I just bought a new camera! I got the Lomo LC-A+!!!! EXCITED.