I used to think that life is all about the highs, since everyone is into success/survivorship bias.
We feel intense social pressure to compare ourselves to others regularly. We're programmed, at an early age, to check the score – what college we attend, how much money we make, the size of our house, the car we drive, the vacations we take – and when others have a higher score, we feel behind or inadequate.
Now that I'm lucky enough to have another year in my ID, i would like to say that life is all about success IN our interpretation.
Might be depressing for some people: but i think life at the core is a single-player game. it isn't about people's perception about you.
As Naval say “The reality is life is a single-player game. You’re born alone. You’re going to die alone. All of your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. You’re gone in three generations and nobody cares. Before you showed up, nobody cared. It’s all single-player."
It's about YOU!!
8x10 or 4x5⠀
This is how I choose what format to bring with me on a trip.⠀
4x5 I bring with me when I need a lighter camera, if I need to walk a lot or I’ve already got much to carry and 8x10 would not physically fit. I do not think it is necessarily faster than 8x10 to set up, but I do take faster photos with it because I can easily move it around after the set up. With 8x10 once you put it in place it usually stays there. I see 4x5 as a portable large format with which I can take more and faster photos. It was perfect for my @ilfordphoto Ortho Plus tests in Scotland, where I could easily take an exposure in minutes and could keep the camera all setup and attached to a tripod in the car. That was a lifesaver when a horde of midges was devouring you mercilessly on a spot. With 8x10 I wouldn’t stand a chance. I do however find 4x5 somewhat fiddly and it does lack a bit in this immersive large format experience that you get with a larger ground glass. ⠀
8x10 is my favourite format, it is really a treat every time you look at the world through it. If I could I’d bring it everywhere with me, but it is also a huge bundle to carry with large lenses and a rather substantial tripod. So the 8x10 for me is a camera for dedicated trips, where I know I will carry a big backpack and when I can take my sweet time.⠀
So this is how I choose my formats based on the weight of the equipment and the “turnaround time” for a shot. ⠀
Do you have any preferences yourself? How do you choose a camera to bring if you have several?⠀
#largeformat #largeformatphotography #4x5film #4x5 #8x10 #8x10camera #8x10photography #film #filmphotography #fieldcamera #viewcamera #largeformatcamera #istillshootfilm
I finally got a dark sky to test the new Sony 12-24 mm f/2.8 G Master. What a beautiful piece of glass! In the past, I’ve always had to choose between my wide 12 mm f/4, and the fast 16-35 mm f/2.8 at this location. With the release of the new 12-24 mm f/2.8 G Master I don’t have to choose between wide and fast. I get the best of both worlds with the quality and clarity of glass that the Sony G Master series of lenses is known for. I was finally able to shoot this epically grand landscape on a dark night, and timelapse the rising Milky Way before it was swallowed up by the clouds.
Now I just need one of these lenses for both of my @sonyalpha A7RIII bodies. 😍♥️
Clouds slowly lifting over the Cascades
تایم لپس رد ستارگان بر فراز دریاچه برم فیروز
متشکل از صد شات
Aurora borealis - I have no idea how to explain what it is, so today we’re going to turn to the internet for a proper definition 😂 “An aurora, sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions. Auroras are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar wind.” Thank you wikipedia, that was very helpful // Sept 2018 Kathleen Lake Yukon Territory, shot on Canon 6D + 16-35f4 @f4.00 and iso6400 for 4seconds, edited in Lightroom
🍵 بين أحضان الطبيعة 💚 🌹 🌻 😍
Palacio Real de #Madrid desde el Campo del Moro
The Cathedral, Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria.
5D Mark III with Canon 16-35mm at 16mm
ISO 100 f13 for 1/6 sec (f22 for the sunstar)
Floating on cloud nine
Mensweardog x @godaddy Pro presents "301 Permanent Redirect Series" where we call upon two photographers for a Faux-to-Shoot challenge to capture their dogs indoors MWD-style!
Watch the full video via link in bio ✌️
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe ..... 💪
Good Morning Friends! 早上好，奋斗的人！☕️
Yesterday I shared a pupper at the beginning of her ‘good dog career’. Today we have Bailey who’s about 13 years into her own ‘career.’ She is currently battling with an auto-immune challenge, but she still takes her job very seriously.
Getting old is something we all do. We are all here for a finite period of time and our pets are no exception. Every time I am faced with a pet nearing the end, I find it discombobulating. It’s as if I am being shown my future—a stark reminder of the reality that our lives, and lives of the ones we love, will end.
Occasionally I am left thinking: “What’s the point of all this?” Getting to spend time with dogs like Bailey helps me with the big questions. You’ll see them being present in the moment. You’ll see love. You’ll see joy. And if you’re lucky, perhaps even a little mischief!
Give yourself a moment to be grateful for your people and pets. It’s a wonderful way to snap into the present. Even if you only express the gratitude in your mind, they will know.
#Rescuedog #terriermix #doggo #dogface #staffymix #muttsofinstagram #gratitude #bestfriends #dogslife #doggo #olddogsrule #oldladydog #gooddog #bestdog
Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture
This prize is for a most outstanding contribution by an individual SONA member towards the advancement of architecture in the areas of leadership, publication, community or education. Entrants can be individual or collaborations.
The Prize is a cash prize of $2,000 to the winner.
ENTRIES FOR THE 2021 PRIZE ARE OPEN NOW!
To enter please read the eligibility and judging criteria, then complete the ENTRY FORM before COB this Friday 14 August 2020. Find more info in bio.
Entrants are welcome to self-nominate or if you would like to nominate someone, please let them know so they can complete the entry form.
Duncan Cottage by @jamesgrayleyarchitects
The reordering of and extension to Duncan Cottage has transformed this listed building on the northern slopes of Bath.
“A contemporary loggia space, conceived of the same geometry as the existing house, was added to the eastern elevation. The loggia, constructed of local Bath Ashlar stone, opens up the living space and reunites the house with its garden.”
James Grayley, James Grayley Architects
As part of our series of exploring House of the Year homes created by RIBA Chartered Practices, we continue with exploring houses that create better ways of living together.
Head over to our Instagram Stories to hear more about this project from the architect and the residents.
#architectsdesignhomes #RIBA #RIBAarchitects
Reflecting on less stressful times, may they return soon!
Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some of the most amazing places on the planet.
As I think about these trips and all the trips that I want to do when travel opens back up, one of the things that sticks out to me is how much I love sharing travel experiences with others and helping people have the best trips possible. So I’m excited to share that I’ll be looking to add some group trips in 2021. If you’re like me and excited to hopefully get back to traveling in 2021, please take a minute to fill out the survey (link in bio) and let me know where you’d be interested in traveling to. I’d love to visit some places together in 2021! 😊
My POST-covid travel essentials // #knolling @tomsachs #covid19
trying out some #knollingphotography a large portion of the items I collected thrifting//secondhand (clothes & camera gear) Please consider trying out secondhand shopping = Less waste going to our landfills & our oceans. A new pair of jeans uses 1,800 gallons of water & the energy equivalent of driving 80 miles to make. Be sustainable & look good while doing it🌍 also wear a mask!! 😷
The World on Time
Three of a kind ❤️
I remember how much I used to love shooting in the rain.
Times change, people change, but the amazing thing about a photograph is how it freezes a memory in your mind.
◉sty830 base shop◉
I don’t know what it is, but there is something really intriguing about dead trees! Thankfully Lake Bonney has an endless supply 🤤🙌
Captured on the @nikonaustralia D850 + Nikkor 14-24 f2.8. With no moonlight around, I had to push the camera to ISO 5000 (wayyy beyond where I ever shoot). Im just blown away by how clean the image turned out! Absolutely love that setup 🤤😍
Can you guess what planet that is at the tip of the tree!??