Kevin, I watched your video as well. Way cool!
bingo.There is not a single DSLR camera made in the last 15 years thst isn’t good enough.
...and there you have it.Then add lights. Learn to use lights. And in today’s world, it also means learning to use photo editing software.
Kinda off topic but funny. Maybe 10 years ago maybe a little less I was real big into photography (I was a Nikon guy myself.) and had what I would consider a decent eye for photography and one morning I woke up and a simply didn’t have an eye for photography. Now I suck at taking pictures.
I can relate. it is a perishable skill, just like shooting. In photography, it seems like I took a little break and then the fire went out. I lost my passion for it. Serious photography is a lot of work, and truth be told, I never enjoyed the photo editing part of it.
When film died so did my passion. Say what you will, but it’s not the same. I’m a craftsman at heart, I suppose. It was never so much about the image itself for me as much as it was about making it.
A lot of extra work compared to digital, but digital photography just leaves me cold.
I understand this perfectly. I have two Pentaxes, a K1000 and an LX and about six Pentax lenses. Both beautiful film cameras. Also dark room equipment. I'm actually considering setting up my LX again for studio use, photograph my knives, and then convert to digital.
I might not sure about it though. A lot of extra work compared to digital, but digital photography just leaves me cold.
very good video, and some real good ideas i will have to try a few of them.I meant to share this earlier when this thread was new, but life got in the way of my uploading the video to my YouTube channel. I just got it uploaded today. It shows some ideas I came up with for space saving photography in an already crowded knife making shop.
You can watch it here: My Instant Knife Photography Studio
yes, i was a land surveyor for 35 years and i have no time for bad optics. zeiss is the king but nikkor is not bad. and i had a hard time coming around to digital cameras. but they are good enough for what i need.Something I neglected to mention...... I personally think the lens of a given camera makes a huge difference when it comes to knife photography....namely what the lens is made of. I've had mostly bad experiences with plastic lens cameras (check closely, you'll be surprised to find which brands/models use plastic lenses).
That being said, I'm not so loyal to a camera brand, as I am a lens type/brand...... Cameras with Ziess lenses are my favorites...... it just so happens that those tend to be Sony brand cameras.
There you go again, bragging about your knives and now bragging about your photography.... and boy do you have ever right to brag with knives and photos like you have. Good job on both knife and photo Randy.An IPhone with a little editing can produce some good pics.
Thanks KenH. Appreciate it very much. Just trying to point out you don’t need thousands of dollars in photography equipment (which I have) to take some decent pictures. If you look up my picture thread all of those photos were taken with an IPhone. Thanks agaiin!There you go again, bragging about your knives and now bragging about your photography.... and boy do you have ever right to brag with knives and photos like you have. Good job on both knife and photo Randy.