When it comes to art, there are a million and one decisions to be made. What aspect ratio would better fit the story you are trying to tell? What colors should you use? How big or small should your masterpiece be? For the artistically minded person, these constant choices can be daunting. In this blog post, I am breaking down one of my recent images and… … Continue reading…PHOTO BREAKDOWN #002

Photo breakdown #001

While discussing grain or film emulation on digital files is fun I think there is one thing we as photographers don’t do enough and thas breaking down a photo in all its aspects, so I’ll start this new series where I’ll do just that so you have a peak into my workflow and how I create … Continue reading…Photo breakdown #001

The rabbit hole of adding grain to digital photos is deeper than you think

For months now I’ve been obsessed with emulating the film look into my digital photos. It all started with me exploring the panoramic aspect ratio of 65×24 and other wide aspect ratios and trying to understand what makes a photo cinematic. As part of this journey I’ve also started to research grain… … Continue reading…The rabbit hole of adding grain to digital photos is deeper than you think

What makes a photo cinematic?

I’m sure over the last few years all of us photographers have heard the word CINEMATIC so much that in the end, it lost all meaning. Is every photo with crushed backs and a cyan-orange color grade cinematic? I’d say NO! So today I’ll try to explore what are the factors that add up for an image to be cinematic and what can make or break the cinematic vibe of a shot. … Continue reading…What makes a photo cinematic?

Shooting only pinhole for a week

You know the drill. Nothing special here. You take an electric drill, put a hole into a lens cap, tape a piece of metal from a soda can to the lens cap and after you poke a tiny hole into that metal you have yourself a pinhole lens. The smaller the hole the sharper your lens will be but less light will come through. Throw some macro tubes into the mix and you get some different focal lenses as well. … Continue reading…Shooting only pinhole for a week