Woke up this mornin’, feel ’round for my shoes
You know ’bout that baby? Got them ol’ walkin’ blues!
Woke up this mornin’, … an’ feel ’round for my shoes.*
Or “the camera as artist”.
Four shots taken with four different cameras. Each set to shoot monochrome (not colour desaturated later) and on automatic to let the camera choose exposure. I tried to frame them all as close as possible with their widely different focal lengths, and shoot as quickly as possible to prevent severe light changes (natural lighting). The only processing was reducing image size from native (not the same on any of them) to 640 pixels wide.
Which do you think gives the best rendering?
Of course I could take any one of them and tweak the contrast, brightness, et cetera – but that isn’t the point of the exercise. I think one of the major failings of digital photography is too much reliance on processing and not enough concentrating on getting it right out of the camera. The manufacturers don’t help there, with the way they design the controls and bury things in menus. As it was none of these cameras has a simple switch for going between colour and monochrome; it’s in the menus for all of them. I understand Fuji makes several models with such a ‘film switch’ but they are pricey beyond reason for me.
Here’s what happens when you get “artsy” with it:
*”Walkin’ Blues” by Son House circa 1930.