Evening.Camera: Fragments of my life from twilight
January 25, 2017 7:00 AM   Subscribe

Evening.Camera: Fragments of my life from twilight
I'm a photographer. I wanted to make more, better pictures, so I started going out a couple of evenings a week with my camera. I've found myself drawn to what I've pompously called "liminal light", as artificial lights take over from the daytime. There's a blog post about the first 100 days of the project here.
Role: Photographer
posted by gmb (5 comments total)

So do you use a fast lens or long tripod exposure? Dominos has quite the "Nighthawks" visual and social balance!
posted by sammyo at 4:57 PM on January 25


So do you use a fast lens or long tripod exposure? Dominos has quite the "Nighthawks" visual and social balance!
sammyo
Thanks :).

I actually shoot almost exclusively* with a Fuji X100T, which has a 23mm f/2 lens. Most of the time it's wide open, and I'm pretty good at handholding down to ~1/15th of a second.

*With the exception of the images from Berlin, which I shot using a loaner X-Pro2 that I had on test that weekend.
posted by gmb at 12:41 AM on January 26


These are great. I need to look at them more closely after work. You mention that you shoot from your hip sometimes which I think I can see in them (I'm not 'good at' art) but I'm wondering if others are taken from a fairly tall (or high or whatever you'd call it) position? I ask because many of these feel like the actual world to me and when I see pictures they often seem unreal. I've been thinking about it lately and it seems to be because I'm very tall so the world looks just a tiny bit different to me. For example, the classic shot over people's heads on a busy city sidewalk looks right to me, but I think it's supposed to look like a flyover view while 'standard' pictures often feel like I'm bending or sitting down to get the view, but likely they're often the natural viewpoint of the photographer.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 11:01 AM on January 26


Crepuscular is another term for that time of day.
posted by Oyéah at 7:39 PM on February 11


What I can see are so nice and bright.
posted by Oyéah at 7:41 PM on February 11


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