All posts filed under: Music

Photographing the Mundane

We all love beautiful scenic photos, inspiring sports photography, fashion photos and dramatic news photos but sometimes photographing the ordinary will keep food on the table for a photographer. Here are three simple photos of piano keys that can be used for a variety of purposes. We have all seen photos like these at music spots. Stock agencies love photos of simple subjects. Note: usually a stock agency will not accept photos that show a brand name.  One would have to Photoshop out the “Boston” logo that is visible in the third photo. You could keep that area blank or come up with your own logo. Creative logos can sometime really give emotion to a photograph. These photos also can be used in video. They especially look interesting when the video pans the photos. Photos like these are also fantastic for photo collages. The possibilities for such ordinary photographs are endless. And they are so easy to capture.  All three photos were taken with available light and then some simple creative post processing. They were …

V1 Street Photography and Video

Saturday I was down in Boulder, Colorado. It wasn’t a great day as far as photography goes but I did get a chance to test my new Nikon 1 V1 doing street photography. Because of it’s small size and exceptionally fast focusing it passed with flying colors. A big plus with this camera is that while shooting video you can also snap off still photos. Unfortunately, photographing while videoing the images are saved as JPG’s. I wish the stills could be saved as RAW files. With the V1 you can shoot in Raw when in any of the other V1’s photo modes. I guess you can’t have everything. The photo of the deer was taken from inside my car. I was driving along when I caught sigh of the deer at the side of the road. Usually when I stop the car in front of a wild animal it spooks the animal into running away. I never get a chance to press the shutter button. With the V1, I just pointed the camera and snapped …