The biggest impact in my photography was definitely my first DSLR. A Pentax K-x, I got for Christmas. It made me really think about how I was getting a photograph, more than just snapping the picture and hoping for the best. I got my Pentax K-x as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. I was given a range of what I could spend, I looked for the features I wanted within the price point and about a week or so later, I got my Pentax K-x. When I first got it, it was a little intimidating. There was, and still is, a lot to learn. I had to get over the fear of breaking it, also.
Back in May 2011, my wife gave birth to our firstborn, Vincent. He arrived in the world six weeks too early and, because of this, he had to stay in the hospital for many weeks to grow some more. He had to learn to breathe alone, feed by mouth, and his heart had to become strong enough to support him all day long. Even when he was released from the hospital, he was a very small thing, needing all the care of a newborn and the extra attentions of a premature.
My wife and I wanted to capture the emotions associated with sheltering and caring for such a tiny marvel. I decided to use a classic composition that would emphasize the small size and fragility of our boy. The result is the picture below. In this article I will describe how I captured this image. I will describe the equipment used, how the scene was set up, and what post-processing was used.
As a youngster growing up with a black and white photo Box Brownie camera how I wish I’d had one of today’s great Pentax range. How I long to recall those memories and images now that I am a little older.
For every camera is a time machine and portal to the past, a view that is there only for one infinitesimal moment in time, never to be seen again. What would any of us give as photographers to capture images at the historical landing of the Pilgrim Fathers or at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
My Pentax *ist-DL is the reason I'm a Pentaxian and bitten with the photobug. I wanted to upgrade my point and shoot to shoot the mountains and trains that I loved. I always liked taking pictures, but the *ist-DL was the perfect starter camera. Before I was just a snapshot shooter, the Pentax helped turn me into a photographer.
Ricoh has just announced a derivative of the Pentax 645D medium-format DSLR called the 645D IR, which is a special version of the camera designed for high-resolution (40-megapixel) infrared photography.
The 645D IR is identical to the 645D, except that the infrared filter normally found in front of its CCD sensor has been removed. It also has a red Pentax logo rather than the black one found on the 645D.
This camera will be see extremely limited production runs of about 100 units per year, and is meant for special applications where having an infrared-sensitive camera is beneficial. It will only be sold in Japan and is not going to be marketed as a consumer imaging product.
There are companies out there which can remove the IR filter from ordinary DSLRs: in fact, one of our recent photo contest winners submitted a photo shot with an IR-modified version of the K100D.
One of my favorite photography projects, is creating scenarios where a single "actor" appears several times in the frame, in different poses or appearances. Over the years, I did several such projects, sometimes myself as the "actor", often a grandchild who happened to be visiting us, and in the right state of mind for having some fun with grandpa…
The "Poker Quartet" shown here is one that I like most. Taken on a winter evening of 2009, at my home roof terrace:
Once I have the idea of the scene, the procedure is actually quite simple.
An example of a photo captured which depicts what photography means to me. In this photo it shows how fun photography is for me, maybe I'm not in the photo since I took this one, but the happiness, the joy, and how me and friends enjoyed that moment was captured and that will stay forever. As I have mentioned in the first submission, Photography is not just capturing moments, it's an extension of our enjoyment, for eternity.
Hi guys, As you can see from the title, the item which I chose is the well reputed smc Pentax-FA 31mm Limited prime offered by Pentax. Here is a picture of my copy
With photography so many things need to come together to make a good picture, however if I had to somehow identify one significant factor (in my experience) it would be the use of this lens. At first it was a struggle accepting/justifying such an expensive purchase entirely for a hobby. I had used the Pentax SMC FA 35 F2 before and I thought, how much better could this lens really be? $600 better? Come on, really? Even when I first got it, I was a bit disappointed with it's sharpness wide open. People had been calling it "razor sharp" so I guess I had my expectations set a bit too high. But, oh boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. Ever since I got it, and started using it in the field, my picture taking experience has been completely transformed. I use it for 3 main purposes, so I will discuss each one briefly below.