Masterchef and Photography
I am not really feeling Masterchef this season. I have not really warmed to any one person, and as I watch I feel like they're cooking straight from cookbook knowledge - there is no passion and no natural ability coming through. I'm not overly passionate about the show as a whole, but it seems to find it's way onto the television most nights and I felt I had to make at least one comment.
I miss taking photos. I haven't picked up my camera in a while and I it's been calling from it's spot on my bookshelf. My brother and I are eyeing off a pair of really expensive lens', and I am considering just jumping in and buying them. I need to get into it more. I feel like I don't have anything to take photos of, but I know I am just being lazy. I really like taking photos of people. I like candid photos better, but it's not as easy as shooting scenery or wildlife.
I like travel photos as well. Taking photos of places I've never been before. I think because I try and find a different perspective. If I've been one place a lot, I tend to fall into a rut and nothing ends up being original.
I am considering bribing some friends (where from, I have no idea!) into a photo session. Some natural shots and some really styled, setup shots. I also like doing hair and makeup, so I am thinking of doing something out there. I also saw an exhibition once in Sydney which I loved, - "Crying Men" by Sam Tayor Wood. I would love to attempt something like that and see where it takes me.
I like taking photos with one particular friend, but we live in different areas of the state and so we tend to get together in his neck of the woods - where we grew up. And we struggle to find somewhere we can take really cracker pictures. I would revel in the day he was in Sydney and he had a spare 24 hours where we could trudge around and take pictures.
Actually, now that I think about that I had a great idea for my next trip up. My dad has this ripper telescope - and I just remember him attaching his little point-and-shoot to it, and taking photos of planets. So maybe I can figure out how to take my camera to the telescope and see what we can get out of it.
I am slightly obsessed with astronomy. Really obsessed actually. I have books and shows and I just devour any information I can find. I have been since I was a kid. So maybe taking photos with the telescope may not be a bad idea.
I know what you mean about not picking up the camera, I just can't get motivated to go out just to take photos around here. I did have a resurgence of enthusiasm when I started getting my 35mm film cameras but that died eventually too. I'm hoping to add a couple of decent lenses to my kit before I do this tour next year, namely a 24-70mm 2.8L and a wide lens for landscapes. I was looking at the EF 17-40mm L series but I found this bad boy on B&H that looks a lot more suitable: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/698923-REG/Bower_SLY14MMF28C_14mm_f_2_8_Ultra_Wide.html
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