Sunday, December 18, 2011

DSLR: David versus Goliath

I thought this would make an interesting comparison of the two extremes of DSLR. On the left is the Pentax Kx DSLR that we bought for my girlfriend's mother. On the right is my Canon 1D MkIV. 

I really like the little Kx even though it is dwarfed by my large hands. It certainly has its purpose as a travel camera with some pancake primes, although the lack of focus indicators in the viewfinder is a pain. In case you are wondering the lenses are the smallest pentax and canon lenses I have. The Tokina EL 28mm f/2.8 on the Kx and the EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye on the 1D

Candid About Candids

In recent years, I have been doing more and more candid portraiture at parties, company functions, wedding receptions etc. I've started to realise how much I really enjoy this style of photography. It is care free as well as rewarding when subjects appreciate being captured in their "natural habitat" withough having to force a smile. An added bonus is being able to mingle and chat to as well as meet new people as you go about your job.

I'm starting to think perhaps I should specialise in candids :-)

Here are a few of my faves: