Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Get the Shot x3

I have become more conscious of working the shot, getting multiple views of the same subject. When you think about a movie director, they will often show you three looks: wide for context and environment, "normal" for action and then tight/real tight for emotion. I can do the same thing with the 28m lens on the Leica Q by moving my feet. 

Here I saw the great AM light first and then a bike with a shadow. So start with the wide shot:

 Kyoto, 2016

Kyoto, 2016

Then walk up with a 50m kind of look/distance, but still with the Leica Q at 28m:

 Kyoto, 2016

Kyoto, 2016

Then tight, really tight with the traditional 28m lens view:

 Kyoto, 2016

Kyoto, 2016

Pro tip: take all these shots when I see a scene develop. Just like looking at the contact sheets from film shooters, you can see how a new view/story develops. It also gives me a range of shots to use in editing and publications. I usually take one or two different views, but need to take at least three.