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The gear i am bringing to the France trip…

May 31, 2008

Here is the gear i am gonna bring to the upcoming (my flight is on the 4th of June) trip to France.

Camera: Canon EOS 1V HS
Camera body only gear: extra hand grip battery, lithium battery for the body without the battery grip
Lenses: EF 35-80mm f4-5.6, EF 80-200 f4.5-5.6
External flash: Speedlight 200M
Other gear: a spirit level, a ND4 filter, lens cleaning fluid with a cleaning cloth, lens and camera body cap.

Negative Films i am bringing:

3x Kodak Tri-X 400 36 black and white

3x FujiFilm superia x-tra 800 36 color

1x FujiFilm superia 200 36 color

3x FujiFilm superia 200 24 color

2x FujiFilm superia 400 36 color

All that will be in a compact camera bag.

A Tripod and a monopod.

Also i may on either Saturday or Sunday secure access to a digital point and shoot camera, i will know for sure by Monday.

My laptop is still in service (a new motherboard is ordered but is delayed), but even i had access to my laptop i would still have left it at home.

Thanks to that my phone is a Nokia series 60 smartphone i can do most of the stuff i want to do on a computer (except for that my phone doesn’t have wifi and i am not interested in paying those fucked up super high roaming prices that the cellphone companies charge. So i will stick to twitter sms:es.

Also i will find some good stuff to fill my 1GB Iriver mp3 player, (probably audio books)

That should be all.

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Difference between having “the eye” and being a good and confident photographer.

May 25, 2008

About ten years ago i traveled to Prague in the Czech republic as a school trip, and i cant remember why but i brought a camera with me, when i came back i developed the photos and forgot about them.

Fast forward to one year ago, when i took my interest of photography from a hobby to today’s advanced amateur level.

I happened by chance to discover the pictures i took in Prague and saw that i even back then had “the eye” for taking interesting and good photos.

Its one thing to have “the eye” for photography but you also need to know is considered to be a good photo according to certain rules.

I now am aware of a bunch of those rules and i try to apply them whenever i can.

My current status is that i have learned a lot about basic rules and compositions, but i still have a long way to go before i can feel secure enough to sell my photos (i have been told by others that my photos are good, i just don`t feel secure enough where i can know for sure that my selection ability is the best it can be)