Monday, March 21, 2011

Blacksmith's Attentions

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: (On Lens Choice) Yesterday at the Kent Historical Society there were several questions about lens choice, and I made the kind of answer the time permitted. The full answer starts at subject choice and shooting style and is intensely idiosyncratic. The lenses I carry are a result of some statistical average of the kinds of shooting I do leveraged (literally) against the strength of my backbone and the depth of my wallet.

My kit starts with a good backpack because the shooting I like best is in what can be called, for good reason, backcountry even if it is sometimes in fields along a road or down old railroad tracks or even in NYC. I much prefer finding a good place to explore than shopping by car for picture ops. Four miles is a normal day's trek in hill country.

to be continued...