HEY :)! I'm from Germany and today I found a page on the internet about you. I became very interested. Does it make you feel proud or something like that, when you read articles about yourself? :) By the way: I really like your work !
Hello, I have a rebel canon t3i and I LOVE it but I'm looking for something more compact so I don't have to lug around my camera everywhere.... Do you like your NEX7 sony? What are it's pros and cons? And something that's a little pet peave of mine.... does the camera focus on its own, something I noticed, in some cameras even if it's on manual focus it'll focus it a little more or less in the actual photo.
Yes, absolutely love the NEX 7.
Pros - Light, small, versatile, fast AF, excellent IQ, Flip LCD, EVF is awesome, its black.
Cons - Memory buffer could be bigger, then again can’t expect this from a compact camera. Not a whole lot of E-mount lens to choose from at the moment.
Yes, the camera does have auto AF, means it starts focusing on its own, but this hasn’t posed a problem, if anything its helpful. Half Press the shutter will still AF.
From my understanding, you're a Canon dslr user... I've noticed that a lot of the images you've been posting are shot with the little Sony Nex7; why is that? I'm intrigued at what it gives you over your main dslr usage wise. How much more editing are you doing with the nex, if any? Do you find yourself shooting the nex with flash off or on? I don't own a micro camera like the nex but am intrigued.
Yes, I do own a 5D3. For the past 2 months, 99% of all the photos taken are with the NEX 7.
This little camera delivers high IQ and is so versatile. Being extremely compact it allows me to shoot in different angles using the flip LCD that would be impossible using a DSLR. Also being a little larger an than a P&S camera, rangers/ law enforcement leaves you alone :)
As far as editing goes, its actually a little less. I achieve the look I like with a few less curve adjustments than before. DX0 website says the dynamic range on the NEX 7 is greater than the 5D3, so this might have something to do with it.
As of right now the NEX 7 is my primary camera, the 5D3 sits in the bag, and has been for a while.
Hi, I'm a younger photographer at 16 and I've run into some problems with my photography. It's mainly more of a problem with directing the people modeling in my work. People tend to tense up in front of photos in the typical say-cheese smile. Do you have any tips on how to get people out of that mode? Also, you're by FAR my favorite photographer. I love it, -Alice
Everything starts with the right choice of model. i.e don’t use a commercial model for editorial, and vice versa.
You need to establish a “connection” if you will, with the model, make sure you both are on the same page with what you guys are shooting. Confidence and communication is key. You need to have confidence in what you are shooting, and communicate that to the model, once that is made, you should have a fun shoot :)
Do you often get models who don't know what to do with their face, other than smile? Models that strike a great body pose but their facial expression throws the whole look off? How do you get good "model face" from your models?
I only had 2 model who didn’t know what to do with their face this year. Most are pretty good with directions.
Hey there, Kesler! I've been wanting to do this for a bit, but I just wanted to message you and thank you for not only inspiring me to be a better photographer with your work; but to lose weight/get into better shape with it as well--so thank you! :)
Thanks! Glad to hear that I inspire you more ways than one haha. I need to get into better shape as well, summer is here :)