CHAPTER 10: CAMERA PRE-SETS
I had in mind to leave this chapter blank all the way, symbolically. However let's put in words what can't be otherwise described, and since I have been criticised as being too concise.
Day settings, night hacks, <1600 ISO, Tv, Av, M for moron, P for pinhead, 35mm, get Nike shoes, DOF till you drop, it's bracketing stupid, LR presets, PS filters ...
After all those settings, do you still have time for making photography? Not the same as shooting! In what are they different? We will see this in Chapter 5 but in the meantime just think of the analogy with shagging and making love. Only a suffering part of humanity can see the difference and I am respecting it (not the same as understanding it always though).
Instead of over-preparing a picture, use your camera as these one-use plastic boxes (just a shutter button). I would speculate here to the point to affirm that PhoneCamera users have much more chances to make a breakthrough in modern photography.
As an intermediate-final word (mind you, oxymoron is the ultimate pre-set) do as you please, just bear in mind that there is a global conspiracy to keep your focus out of the essence, aside of the core. There is a continuous manipulation to put barriers to your talent and to your inspiration. Just a couple of them: Theory, magazines, critiques, personal trainers, shadows, tunnels, umbrellas, street performers, your own family pictures … your own family.
To be cont'd
NB: The pictures featuring here won't be in the book. I only wish I could have been the author. Instead, they reflect quite well my thoughts and this makes them extraordinary in my eyes. I am grateful to all those who give me the opportunity to see also through theirs.
Michail Moscholios - Photo by Guy Le Guiff