I’m enjoying this piece debunking the air around pro photographers. A quick sample:
I often leave my ISO dangerously high. I get more email about why I shot something at ISO 800 than anything else and that tells me (a) I should get my act together and (b) yâ€™all need to lighten up on the whole ISO issue.
People ask me about how to use their flash in two groups balanced with ambient and I stare awkwardly at them and give them Joe McNallyâ€™s email address or home phone number and beg them to (a) never tell Joe I sent them and (b) never to speak of this ever again.
I have long forgotten everything I knew about the zone system and now expose purely in reverse. Shoot first, look at the histogram, then get it right, instead of the way I learn which was the more sensible â€œmeter twice, shoot once.â€
Yay, I’m not alone in some of those.