A focus this week for you:
Why darker is better
When I think about my photos, my favorite photos are the high contrast black and white ones, in which I ‘crush the blacks‘. In the past when I post processed my photos, I would either use filters (presets) or would process my photos to slide the ‘blacks’ to the maximum, same with contrast. And why did I love this aesthetic? Because it made my photos look more mysterious. And the more ‘disclear’ and mysterious my photos, the better.
How to apply this
The general gist:
Keep making your exposure compensation as dark as possible, until you can barely make out what is good.
Upload your best dark photos to arsbeta.com
Once you got your best ‘as dark as possible’ photos, upload them to arsbeta.com >
- ERIC WRIST STRAP MARK II (brass closure, phantom black leather)
- HENRI NECK STRAP MARK IV (available in PHANTOM BLACK)
- THE MUSE.: black on black on black, with crocodile leather and Vachetta leather (same leather used on Louis Vuitton bags).
Books on monochrome:
If you’re hungry for street photography adventure, check out my upcoming MEXICO CITY travel street photography adventure, December 18-19th, 2021 >
Thoughts on my mind
- Thinking about Ethereum and NFT. Trying to figure out how to build ARS Ethereum, or ARS photo chain (putting photos on the blockchain). Or ‘photo link‘.
- Focusing on generation, not consumption.
- Napping on a plane (no audio or visual stimulation) is good to provoke thoughts. Plane thoughts.
- Antidote to gloominess is being social.
- Street photographers should become better at making small talk.
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