Monthly Archives: July 2015

I am an addict

My name is Shah and I’m an addict.   No, I never did drugs. I don’t smoke. I hardly even drink.   I’m addicted to something more pricey than any of those. I’m addicted to cameras.   Any kind of camera. I don’t discriminate. I don’t care anymore if it is expensive. I don’t care if it is new. I don’t care if I’ve tried it before. If it is out there to be bought, I probably want to buy it.   Some say there isn’t anything wrong. This ISN’T an addiction. I’m here to say, they are wrong. Addiction by definition is the inability to stop a habit.   I need to concentrate on my photography. When I look at my favourite photographers, there is something interesting about them. For the most part, they have a very specific style....

Shoot From the Gut

“My photography is not ‘brain photography’. I put my brain under the pillow when I shoot. I shoot with my heart and with my stomach.” – Anders Petersen   A photograph without emotion is dead. The problem that a lot of photographers make is that they try to become too analytical with their photography. They are too preoccupied with composition, framing, form, nice light, and they forget the most important thing of making a memorable image: creating an image that has heart, soul, and passion.   Long Standing...

Try the Camera Yourself

Recently I got my laptop stolen from my backpack. It kinda sucked, but the blessing in disguise was that I was able to replace my aging Windows laptop. I then did the typical thing: Google reviews of the laptops which are written by “experts.” I trudged through reviews on Engadget, The Verge, Cnet, etc. and became frustrated. All of their opinions contradicted another and there seemed to always be pros/cons with each laptop. Finally fed up, I disregarded all the reviews online and just decided to buy what I was interested in and to try it out for myself. So the last two days I have been using my new laptop and I like it a lot.   We are fortunate enough to live in a society that all of the decisions...