Note: If you are reading this, it is old. This is the last post this page will see, as we have moved. danielboaden.com just to be a little closer to home if you know what I mean. 😉 The rest exists to rot with the internet archives in the sky, but a spittle of human experience. But my spittle none the less.
Dan, March 2013
Ed: Talk about dramatic…
This is a blog that has traveled further from it’s original intentions, and that’s ok. If you are wickedly interested, start at the bottom and work backwards. That should near enough give you an overview in how it has globally changed since, er April 2011..
To centralize things, below you will find the updates to wild claims I have made every once and a while. Consider the posts below a topic sentence if you will to explain the current thread or theme present in the posted material on the site proper.
If nothing else, below is a slightly more clearly articulated explanation of where my head rests in relation to the purpose of this blog. 😛
Dan. November 2012
10th November 2012
Now just for the record, I am not really interested in BOOKEH! anymore, I’m quite proud to have grown out of that phase. Also, Hyper sharpness that gets touted as nearly as often as a subject as BOOKEH is also not of interest. I hope this had been evident in what I have posted on here in the last 12 months (well since the last time with page was mended) either way. I really do think it was worth updating and resolving those previous comments that looked if I lingered in that direction. 😛
I find myself still very much interested the communication of photography, and currently find my self mostly interested in trying to capture emotion, narratives and other feelings (Ed. isn’t that what photography is really for?) Admittedly this provides (aside from the continued want of imagining an image) the greatest challenge to strive toward.
This domain will still serve as a record of my development, and I will continue to treat it as such. In saying that I have already excused myself from changing tact some where in the next six months 😛
I’m still hording old camera gear, but thankfully that seems to be coming to an end now as well.
Looking over the last twelve or so months of posts it’s apparent I dig lines. I’m not sure if that’s telling of my tastes or desires, or just perhaps lines present an idea of stability and strength over what has been a varied year? I could spent the next 100,000w projecting on what I imagine to find interesting in lines, but I shall bite my tongue, finish it here, and keep that in mind as I continue to develop a naive skill set and hobby into something personally rewarding.
For that’s what this is. Personally rewarding in experiment and growth. 🙂
13th September 2011
Five months in and well I have cheated from my original pledge and boundaries I set myself. (see whats all this then) I have become a slight snob and manage to take the K10 with me most places I go. All the glorious mantra once before about form, subject and content I still believe true, and think not my images have become any better because of this technology I now have.
Its just that it’s nice to use an “eye piece” camera as apposed to the viewfinder type of the cannon. I also enjoy better bokeh, and having to force myself to manual control everything with the older M-series and Takumar glass I have void of automation. What that has to do with subject and content however I do not know.. ..
Anyway its save to say that the majority of the content now will be from the hearts of the Pentax. If you are truly concerned the meta data I’m sure will provide ultimate proof as I’m to lazy to edit it.
Recently tho I have been distracted with novels by Ansel Adams and now earn for crazy sharp glorious images. What a glorious distraction visual communication is!
And that is more to the point. This whole .existence is a fantastical distraction away from anything I should otherwise be doing. I suppose every post here is rather proof that I was around and doing something or other where I can at least look back and catalog where my time was spent when the time comes for me to question where the fuck did the year go.
Whats all this then.
Finally below rests the first topic sentence that got me started here. It was the motivation of a 365 challenge I must have read about on mymodernmet with a every growing interest in photography that started me here. Yes it’s worth keeping here (admittedly buried down the bottom) for it provides context as to what has changed since. The idea that tech doesn’t make a photo still resonates clearly within me, even if I do forget it from time to time. 😛
Dan, November 2012
April 27, 2011
So you like taking photos of things. Check. So you have trouble finding time to
do just that, Check. So why not start some stupid 365 challenge and force
yourself to do just that.
If at worst I’m taking better photos in 12 months time then its a win. If in
12 months I can have a chuckle at the year gone by its also full of win. So
why not have a crack and catalogue myself?
This slow hobby started when I fell in love with a Pentax ME Super which I
borrowed from a mate. The weight, the smell of old film, the cold metal
against my hands the mechanical nature of it is just dam sexy! Springs, cogs,
wheels, weights, pulleys and screws are just wonderful. I found myself
attracted to these finely crafted machines, attracted to their simple execution
of something as complicated like catching time.
Since then I have bought my own, and borrowed a K1000 I plan on never giving
back. Some where in there I bought a lolly Cannon SX110, and it is this, that shall be my main
I tend to believe Tech does not make content so lets keep this simple and see
how creative one can be with a throw away consumer grade digital.
For this experiment I’m going to try to stick true to treating it as if it is
film equipped, and try to limit myself to a single shot for this purpose each
day until the 1st of March 2012. In regards to post processing I’m limiting
myself to resizing commands for good internet etiquette. That is as tuff as
I’m going to get.
Best wish me luck