Sexual vs Sensual? Brittany Smith on Contained in the Photographer’s Thoughts



On this week’s episode of Contained in the Photographer’s Thoughts, we’re joined by our Evaluations Author, Brittany Smith. It’s Brittany’s second look on the podcast, and she or he returns to debate the gear she’s presently testing, her first digital camera, and a polarizing debate in images. It’s a packed present filled with nice images dialog. Under is an outline of what to anticipate.

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Brittany Smith on the Fuji 35-70mm GFX

We open the present by discussing the Fujinon 35-70mm GFX, a lens constructed for Fujifilm’s medium format cameras. Smith solely simply acquired the lens, so our dialogue was extra of a fast first impression slightly than an in-depth evaluation. Her preliminary reactions have been constructive by way of construct high quality. It feels premium within the hand, and the zoom ring strikes easily with out points. Smith might be testing the lens within the chilly and rain, in low mild, and just about in each different atmosphere you possibly can consider. Maintain a watch out for the total evaluation.

Brittany Smith on the Panasonic 24mm f1.8

We transfer onto one other lens Brittany Smith has been testing, the Panasonic 24mm f1.8. She was very a lot impressed with the lens and put it to the take a look at in a panorama atmosphere. Asking who the lens is for, we mentioned the way it’s good for panorama photographers in addition to candid photographers who shoot in low-light conditions. It’s a little bit too extensive for portraits, with Smith saying she wouldn’t go wider than 28mm for a full-body portrait. We additionally cowl the totally different movie simulations in Panasonic cameras, and the way they examine to Sony’s and Fujifilm’s.

On the subject of portraits, Smith takes us by way of some posing methods. A typical challenge new photographers face is figuring out what to do with their topic’s fingers. Smith shares ideas for posing ladies and men, and reveals precisely methods to place their fingers. It’s greatest to look at the video model of the podcast to higher perceive what to do in your subsequent portrait shoot.

On Her First Digital camera

Brittany Smith takes a little bit journey down reminiscence land and tells us about her first digital camera. On the age of 18, she took out a $3,500 mortgage and bought the Hasselblad 501CM. On why she selected that digital camera, she explains she purchased it on impulse after being considering images. Her good friend talked about medium format cameras, and her father liked Hasselblad, so her determination was made with relative ease. All of it paid off, as Brittany has gone on to have a profitable profession within the discipline.

On Sexual vs Sensual

We shut the present by discussing a polarizing subject that pertains to portraiture: is it sexual or sensual?

Many photographers have taken benefit of the feminine kind to promote intercourse so as to achieve reputation or revenue. Smith discusses how we are able to transfer ahead as an trade and {photograph} intercourse and the feminine physique in a means that doesn’t exploit or objectify. We additionally have a look at how images performs a pivotal function in shaping gender beliefs and expectations, and each photographer should transfer society ahead with well being and equality in thoughts.

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