Friday, December 31, 2004
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
This morning we had the first snow in Tokyo since I came in Japan. Not really a huge snow storm, but enough for cheering up the child in me, and to start to practicewith my new camera. Too bad I do not know yet how to take good pictures!
This one instead has been taken with my G5. I didn't dare going out in the snow with my new D70!!!
Monday, December 27, 2004
This is an interesting technique I've always wanted to try but it was simply impossible with my previous camera.
The theory is quite simple: you just use the zoom while shooting (zoom from tele to wide (zooming out), the opposite way would lead to not so nice results). With a shuttes speed slow enough (1/50 sec in the example above) you can get a nice effect, putting a lot of emphasis and the focus on the central subject, while blurring all the surrounding objects and person. Yes, in this case the subject is not that interesting (just a man waiting for the green light in Akihabara), but I wanted to try this technique as soon as possible.