There are cameras that remained the preferred, no matter if other cameras were better with more options. For me the Pentax MX is that camera.I used many cameras and some of them gave the possibility to do more things than the MX, but still, when I take the MX in my hands and I hear the click, something gives me the desire to take pictures. . . See you soon with the Pentax LX!
Since I published my book “Photography: The F Manual” I received many questions about what equipment to use. I decided to make a series of video about cameras, lenses and other tools I used and still use for film and digital photography. First review, my first camera: Pentax ME Super. Enjoy the video! . .
8th week of Covid jail in Italy, this time, over the image of a pier wall in Giulianova Lido, I wonder about freedom versus safety. . . . See you next week and in the meantime think about what you are ready to give up for some safety. And let me know! .
The desire for summer, in the sixth week of Italian Covid jail, made me chose another image of the sea. This time there is something more, there is a bridge that made me think about the difference of thinking between American and Italians to overcome tragedies. . . . In the video I speak about some beautiful project that were presented by Cimolai, to rebuild the Morandi bridge, collapsed in Genova the 14th of August 2018. Sadly thos projects were not accepted and instead the very ugly project by Renzo Piano was realized. Here you can see them in the video below. . . Stay safe, see you next week!
We are all in the same situation, all round the world, we are stuck in our houses with a lot of time available. This is a great moment to improve ourselves and our skills. I see around me a lot of posting about cameras and photographic techniques so I decided to do something a little different. You can see here 10 COVID Compliant Exercises to Become a Better Photographer. The concept is easy, with what you have available in the tranquillity of your home or inside the border of your COVID jail, you can do this exercises to try new approaches, or relive forgotten ones, to photography. The results can be shared and discussed on the FaceBook Group I created just for this project. The class is available for free on YouTube! Watch the introduction here and follow me on YouTube for the exercises. . . See you in the FaceeBook project page!
A good photograph is not just an image, it also needs to be taken with some ethical principles. “Urbex”, an ugly label shortening Urban Exploration, must be done following good practices with respect for people and their properties. Here a little story about ethic and friendship. . . . This image won an Honorable Mention at the 14th Black and White Spider Awards in 2019. See you next week! .
I was reading a book few weeks ago, the main character was describing his grandfather and he wrote that his grandpa was used to say he had to get naked to count up to 21.So I arrived at print number 6 and decided to start to use the sign language to enumerate my prints before I was out of fingers! YouTube and FaceBook policies could be pretty restrictive about people counting up to 21. Now that you know you are ready to watch the video! . . . If you like to know more about the history of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution an political philosophy, one of the great sources to start is the Hillsdale College. See you next week!