project 365 days of home photo-documentation
Since I started with the bedroom, I thought I should stick with it for as many days as I can. This photograph is the first thing I see in the morning. It’s hanging right next to my mirror. I cut it out of an old book years ago. I don’t know who the photographer is, or who the models are, which adds magic to the photograph.
The writing at the bottom says: Shinoyama. AUS: >> Haus der Tatowierungen << UM 1978.
There’s so much going on in this photograph, but what I love most about it is the natural, close intimacy between the two women. Although both are naked, the photograph has no sexual elements in it.
A bit technical information, and one of the many reasons I started this project: I’m using a Canon 60D camera, and so far both day 1 and day 2 were taken with a 50mm prime lens. I’m using the manual settings, and all photos are un-manipulated. Posted without any photoshop or other manipulations. Which brings me to improving my photography skills. I’m subscribed to too many photography websites/blogs/magazines, but I never have the time to read the articles. I believe the best way to improve one’s art is by practicing.
I am in no way a professional photographer. Although I’ve been photographing for about four years now, one of my photographs is on a book cover, and I did a number of commissions (pregnancy photos, dancing session, Palestinian crafts for a website), and covered numerous events, I consider myself a beginner. I have yet to master all the manual functions of the camera. I’m still trying to figure out – every time all over again – the three basic functions of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, the way the three interact, and the combinations between them.
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