HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY TO ALL!
It has been exactly one year since I started this blog. After 90 entries (not all of them interesting to many), I am still having a lot of fun blogging about my life-long passions of Photography, Cinema and the Visual Arts. I am quite certain, because I am now blogging just after suffering through 15 hours of heat in a citywide blackout (the whole of Metro-Manila was out of electricity for 15 hours after last night's typhoon onslaught).
I have found blogging essential to my art, not only because it brings wider attention to my work, but it also keeps me abreast with the latest developments in the fields of photography and cinema as well as in contact with like minded individuals and fellow practitioners.
Although I love cameras (gadgets) and I do collect them, I have always underscored the primary importance of creativity and technique above technology. I am as techie as they come, but I try my best to impart some "poetry" to my work. I want to share a video I saw yesterday that emphasizes this point:
If you look throughout this blog, you will discover that I use both film and digital equipment, as well as the IPhone for my work. Each camera offers me a different palette to work on. In photography, lighting is number one -- as this video has demonstrated. But Halogen worklights, a flashlight or even a candle can suffice, if you just take the time to master technique.
--Video from YouTube.com by FStoppers. Visit http://www.fstoppers.com/ .