Sunday, September 20, 2009

Go into the light: learning some new photo skills




Lou Manna is a force, a photographer from New York who has been in the business for 30 years.

On Sunday, he led a small group of shutterbugs through Pike Place Market, trying to get us to look at things in a whole new light. Whether that light happened to be tinged with orange, washed out with bright white or soft and blue-y.

I learned a lot, even though I'm at best a point-and-shooter. Today, all I had was my Flip video camera, but I muddled through and got a few pics I think don't stink. I was inspired by the others in this feet-on-the-street lesson. Their images were brilliant. Trouble is, I think I need a new $1,000 camera. When I start shopping, what should I look for? Nikon? Cannon?

5 comments:

frantic foodie said...

great photos

Lou Manna said...

Love your photos and your comments!

Hope that I can help you with your upcoming project...

Great to meet you,
Lou

inlandempiregirl said...

I am glad I found you... I loved your column at the SR and miss it. I read about your post on the pizza place at Get Our North Idaho blog. I didn't leave a comment there, but loved the article. Now I can once again enjoy your writing.

inlandempiregirl said...

I have obviously been reading too many blogs this morning. I read about your column and blog on From the Back Kitchen. I linked your blog on mine.

Kristie said...

Either Canon or Nikon will work, honestly, as they are both top notch camera brands. I personally use a Canon Digital Rebel XSi, and you can get them for under $1k.

It's all a matter of which you prefer. Check out http://www.dpreview.com and go into a store and try them out. They will feel different in your hand. Pick the one that's more comfortable.