Posted by Dylan Lynch on
We went out for a few hours on Sunday to beef up our architectural portfolio for The Visual Dynamic. Everything was taken on a Canon 5D mkii with Canon 24 t/s lens. Architectural photography is great because it really causes you to pay very close attention to small details. Lines, viewing perspectives, clutter, everything is make or break when it comes to a good photo. It reminds me a bit of shooting film, just because it really takes time and attention. That is one of the reasons I love shooting film, the whole process is very hands on and meticulous. We’re making a big push towards architecture for the summer, that’s what we want to be shooting eventually. It’s hard to get in to, but the pay off would be incredible, especially if you get to work for a big company, with interesting projects (Hellooooo Dub Architects!)
Perhaps the most exciting part is the fact that local cinematographer extraordinaire, Kyle Sanborn, followed us around all day taking video of the process. Reviewing the video on his video camera was more exciting that seeing our shots! It’s really neat to see, and it’s completely new to me, video has definitely got my interest. It’s kind of like when you’re new at photography.. and you get REALLY excited about the shot of a row of parking meters, where one is in focus while the other ones are all blurry, because you shot at f/1.8 on your new 50mm lens. It makes everything new and exciting again, and I want to work with it more.
One thing I wanted to make sure of when I started this blog was that I didn’t post any material from pre-2010 (Posting old stuff is kind of a cop-out, IMO). I wanted to make sure that everything I posted was relevant and new, and I’ve been successful so far, but it’s really a challenge! It has definitely been a slight motivation to take my camera more places, and to actually develop the film I shoot, I hope it’s worth the occassional read :) Can’t wait to see more and more people signing up for myfotojournal, it’s really a great platform.