Following the path of weekly photography is certainly quite a little task and I mean it in a fun and jovial way. It may not seem like much but it is, its certainly a task that needs to be completed. Images taken, previewed, chosen, and processed. This week I returned back to the LX3 it just felt right [I didn’t really feel like lugging around the 30D and that’s another post I’m writing up and I’ll save for mid week]. Some argue or expose that higher IQ is the only way to go. I had a phone conversation with my little brother [he’s 33yrs old] about vision and the importance of that vision in ones photographic journey.
You see my brother is a dslr shooter [Nikon D90 + and heavy expensive glass] and it seems like the only thing he covets is IQ. I mean we’ve had this conversation countless times and I’m always on the other side because I value more imagery and the creative process. He on the other hand prefers perfectly sharp images blown up 400% to see if they are really sharp, yes, he’s a zealot pixel peeper to the nth degree, almost to the point its incredibly tedious to speak to him about photography. I say tedious because he’s always shooting down my imagery and not qualifying it as real photography because sometimes its not as sharp as he may want. Actually he’s even gone on the record as to say he’s never seen a sharp image by me, a totally ridiculous claim I tell him, but such is life and conversations between brothers. Does it bother me, well, I wouldn’t be writing about it if it didn’t but it kind off does, so I’m venting with you all[lol].
I always counter argue that his photography looks lacks vision and its more like an APS-C point & shooter coupled with his SB-600 + 17-55mm f/2.8 and I tell him even a monkey can press that shutter and get something decent with world class glass and great gear in broad daylight. He claims to be a very technical shooter because he knows all the little buttons on his D90, a task I’ve never really aimed for. I’m more like an aperture priority guy and to me the vision, imagery, and composition are more important.
Well enough of that, we agree to disagree, and we’ll go on an on the same topic.