Jeff Smallwood Photography
4 posts from January 2013     [clear date filter]
What's In a Number? IMG 1000, 2000, 3000, and more
Jan 13, 2013
Our cameras all number the photos in sequential order. And when it gets high enough the number just starts back over at #1. Ever wonder what you ended up shooting at the numbers 1000, 2000, or even 9999?
To watermark or not to watermark...Is that the question?
Jan 9, 2013
I don't watermark my photographs, except under very specific circumstances. Why? Because there's a distinction between what watermarking does and does not do.

Take a look at the images in this post. How much time did you spend looking at the photo, allowing your eye to follow the flow, the lines, shapes, colors? How much time did you spend concentrating and taking in the details of the shot? And then how much time was spent noticing and reading the watermark?

Week 1 Self Portraits - Behind the Scenes and Lessons Learned
Jan 7, 2013
I mentioned in my last post that I was embarking on 52 project in 2013 and my goal was to do more things that aren't in my comfort zone. An excuse to try something unusual, different, or possibly dangerous just feels right and I hope it is the spice in my 52 that'll  keep it going throughout the year.

Another goal of a 52 of course is to learn something, not only about what you shoot and process each week but also to learn something about yourself as well. And a day after my first post I realized I learned things on both sides of that coin.
1 of 52 - The Beginning
Jan 6, 2013
I've decided to embark on a 52 week adventure. My companions are my camera, my glass, and whatever light decides to join me along the way.