Blog #93 Photographic Technique
Here’s some food for thought while working on photography projects. Think of the following recommendations as like a wine pairing. Sure, you can have red wine with fish or white wine with steak, but the opposite usually works better, in general.
The old adage that punishment should fit the crime might apply to the photography project here, but in a different (and not so painful) way.
A subject matter will be best represented or presented in a specific type of manner. Images of a certain type tend to work better given that the technique is paired or matched well. For example, here are ten examples to illustrate this point below.
So there are 10 suggestions for camera, lens, and film or digital applications. I have personally used combinations like these in my personal and professional life as a photographer. There are simply combos that work well or better than others. Of course you can shoot everything with a smartphone, and any one of the combinations listed above. However, if you prescribe to the Right Tool For The Right Job ethos as I do, you might find these suggestions helpful.
Professional photographers have various gear for this very reason. You sort of need a wide angle lens to shoot landscapes and a telephoto to shoot sports. It just works better. Try some various techniques. Your project idea should come first and then the gear should follow. Of course you could do it the other way around, however, I think that the best results would result from the former approach.
Good luck with you project and gear combo for the occasion.
The light is always right.
*Images here are my own and from The Harbour School's performance of Bugsy Malone in The Grove Campus Black Box Theatre*