The frameworks that we live in , in large part are given to us.
Later, a form of liberation comes at the moment when we understand that it's all custom.
Remember that in large part you can build your day to day structure targeting the lifestyle first and reverse engineering the other aspects around that day to day flow. It may not always be easy , but life tends to bend over time to a well laid out and followed plan. If unplanned, the odds of attaining an objective fall to near zero.
Aim true, and remember that success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. It's a habit and a commitment, not simply a checkpoint.
As this season of shoots starts to pick up , I'm spending a little more time running tests.
Although I'm sure in my skill set, I always like to run through scenarios a few more times to keep creative.
Happy to own this kit.
Shot on voigtlander lenses
Open Gate 28mm f2.8 & 58mm f1.4
Anamorphic 50mm f1.8 nikon + Sankor 5e + Rapido FVD 24a
One of the most important things in life is to know where you do and don't fit.
Kind words , praise and high fives, don't translate to an abundant life. They are great bonuses, but in order to be effective and stable in the long term, the most important factor is positioning. If you find a space in the world, on the internet etc, where people value what you do correctly, and you can deliver to them consistently and at a quality standard that makes their lives better , you'll be set.
Ignore what they say, watch what they do.
The actions of people show how they value you.
It's been a long long time since I've gone to a concert.
Happy to be back.
Shot on my Google Pixel phone.
This is probably one of the last rolls I'll put through this Nikon F3 for a while.
Moving to my own F5 and putting dad's cam to rest for a bit.
Processed / Graded
Original , shot by Jerome Hof on the Kinefinity Mavo Edge
This is a key part of how I study :
When learning stuff I usually try to find something to do in the form of drills daily to find new processes and points of failure.
Have you found there's anything like this that works for you?
Lately I'm just alternating between a few things : taking images and trying to fit them into the world of a movie that I like, or I'm taking shots and trying to solve / build a personal style . (in this reference's case I find there's often a lot of untapped detail and color variation "sleeping" in the image. Density + Luminance channel sharpening + scaling push + monochromatic noise ( creating perceptual sharpness) + pushing more colour separation.
Also sometimes I'm drawing workflow charts to make sense of things.
(Like mentally splitting overall tonal range from contrast ratio.)
On a journey. Searching for something. Sharing what's found.