I’ve been a weakling in the world of social media for a long time now. Giving the better part of my efforts and far too much of my day to Instagram. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really love Instagram. Seeing all of my work in tiny little squares brings me a unique sense of accomplishment. And it’s easy to do. Quick photo, a few words and Shazam! I’m out there! Well,..sort of. Because it hasn’t required much risk I’m not really out there. You know…the kind of risk that comes from sharing more than a photo. Talking about the process, the failures, the successes and the fears. All are a lot more risky than a perfect newborn or a brilliant sunset. That’s why I am here now, to share more. But don’t worry, I’d rather talk than type- so I’ll try to get right to the point. Unless I don’t.
I hope you’ll stay.
For my first image it had to be people and landscapes. I love both and you’ll see a lot of both here. This image was taken at Cannon Beach, Oregon with a Canon 5D Mark III and an old Russian Helios 44-M Lens. It has a manual aperture and amazing bokeh. If you like to experiment and your budget is tight well then this clunky little lens is just the thing. It will only run you $35 and probably an SLR mount screw (plus shipping from somewhere in Eastern Europe.) I’d love to hear about your favorite lens and why.