Photographer: I Really Like This Older Lady
I really like this older lady photographer. She is Japanese. She uses a Canon 400D, it’s a 10 megapixels Rebel XTi if I’m not mistaken, with a Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L lens. I like her because she is fearless. She must be in late 60s, early 70s. She came all the way to Canada from Japan as part of some tour.
Look at her left arm, she supports the 100-400mm lens and carries a fully loaded handbag at the same time.
I’m sure that I won’t like her photos. I will even like a lot less the tall girl’s photos. One does hand hold the camera/lens combo and the other one has a nice tripod fully extended.
The old lady is around 5ft to 5ft1 (around 1.5 meter) and the younger girl is around 5ft6, 5ft7 (around 1.7m.) Take a look at their perspective. Take a look at my perspective. I’m kneeling on one knee. My right knee is on the ground with rocks, gravel… My secret? I wear a carpenter’s kneepad on my right knee. I bought it for less than half price at Home Depot. Somebody stole the other kneepad and they were left with half of the set.
Sometimes, it’s OK to take photos from higher up if you are going after some special effect, but most of the times it doesn’t work, they look squashed.
BTW, take a look at the photo tour leader with his tripod, Canon 7D and 400mm f/5.6, just to her right, sitting on the bench. Boredom… I can imagine him say, “Can we get moving?” or “What do I have to put up to almost earn a living…”