Ledesma Photography

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Posts from the “Disconnected Fragments” Category

The Intimacy of a Viewfinder

Posted on July 9, 2013

There is something magical with framing your images with viewfinder. I can’t really describe the feeling other than saying that its somehow more of an intimate experience and more personal. I don’t know why but its certainly different. I just had to press the shutter the last few days and frame images via a viewfinder and here are some results.     All processed with a forked preset from VSCO Films and the Pentax K5 IIs & FA 31mm 1.8     Some of my Favorite Ricoh GR articles Ricoh GR: Storytelling at its best Ricoh GR: Tribute to Daido Moriyama Ricoh GR: Love Letter to the GR   Daido Moriyama uses the Ricoh GR Ricoh GR: My first gallery Ricoh GR: Street Photography…

Burnt Out

Posted on May 11, 2013

Can you try not to view any sites like DP Review for a month ? Is that to much. Fine, you can view the forums, that’s acceptable, forgo PetaPixel or any other photography site that falls in that category. Can you live without them for a month ? I dare you. I’m going try myself starting today. Its a challenge for most of us I know, but sometimes, I don’t know if it happens to you, but I get burnt out from all the news(noise) coming in from time to time. Its almost like no one cares about photography itself, they just care about what’s coming next. Don’t become a slave to the noise.

Happy accidents, embrace them

Posted on May 2, 2013

I’ve been on the Fuji blogs recently, checking the X cameras and just the overall gorgeous Fuji color in general. While perusing the official site of the Fuji X Photographers I stumbled upon Bert Stephani and he mentioned in one of his captions. Happy accidents, embrace them Sometimes these kind of shots come about for no particular reason and once in a while your strike gold.

Stop Measuring yourself

Posted on April 27, 2013

Stop measuring yourself with other photographers. Just go out and do your thing. I’m pretty sure your work is quite good. Believe in yourself, your current camera is just fine. As citizens of humanity we are constantly bombarded with what’s suppose to be the latest and greatest. With the plethora of choices our brains go into this weird mode and sometimes it takes the best of us and of course ― our wallets. In the end, its just a tool, a means to an end, use what you have and be happy.

1800 Seconds

Posted on January 14, 2013

Its what’s missing from my schedule ― seconds, minutes, and hours. We have 60 seconds a minutes and 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours a day. All I need is a 1800 seconds and I’m sure I’ll be ok for my therapeutic dose of viewing through the lens. It may not seem like much but when you really think about it, I’m working on 1/250 second often times. 1/250 second to make some happen, to capture a moment time, or to record a vision. But sometimes I just don’t make time and that fraction of a second seems like days and months.