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2016/01/06
Goals of 2016 #1 - To summarize my photography theory

Days have passed since we welcome this January. It is already January 6th today.

After having finished several posts which I wanted to write down ASAP, I now can write the post about the first of my four goals of the year 2016, which is "to summarize my photography theory".

  1. To summarize my photography theory
  2. To win over 65 at Klout Score
  3. To have a discussion with the mayor of Tsurumi Ward
  4. To discuss own happiness theory

I started to document how I think when taking photos under the name of logical photography thinking. For this challenge lets me review the lack of my thoroughness in thinking, and also lets me use the PDCA cycle to improve my photography skill and knowledge.

However, as soon as I started it, I found two big problems.

 

1. No theory on how I decide aperture

I was just amazed when writing down some posts. It was easy to discuss whether to use a small F-number or a large F-number. But I was not ready to discuss the detailed issue like whether to use f/11, f/13 or f/16. I was not prepared for such a theoretical argument.

If I cannot decide F-number, I cannot decide shutter speed. Although I usually use the ISO value of 100, I cannot decide which ISO value to use if I have to use any other value than 100. Thus, I cannot explain in detail why I use this setting. I was about to fail in my challenge. (Please refrain from reading my past post saying as if I had explained logically...)

I searched on the internet, but couldn't find any information about the issue. This is why I decided to create my own theory, which is...

 

a model to calculate which aperture to use!

 

Although I didn't major in optics, I'm now calculating the model by using geometry and physics in high school level. I'm willing to create it so that I can use it when actually taking photos.

I dear to say that only the pure artistic part will remain when I finish calculating what can be calculated in photography. I'm privately very curious about getting to the bottom there. I would like to find something illogical but fantastic in photography which remains even if the artificial intelligence, the strongest of science, diminishes various jobs at various industries.

 

2. I recognized I think differently when subjects change

As the title says, I recognized one fact when writing down some posts. I recognized that my way of thinking - how I think from the beginning to the end, including what I omit in that process, changes when subjects of photography change.

There are many examples - when shooting the sunset, when shooting the sky, when shooting autumn colors, when shooting illuminations, when shooting flowers, when shooting people, etc. I recognized that my thinking process of how I start thinking is different in each example.

When I recognized the difference, I understood that I am not entitled to talk about photography without comparing them and making them clear. (Or simply, I felt it's quite odd...)

In order to compare them, I need to classify subjects and shooting scenes in the first place. Then I also need a process of sophisticating the thinking model through the actual photography. It's not that simple to finish with only one post. I'll do my best.

 

The two will become one big theory

I think that the two will become a comprehensive outcome of logical photography thinking. The first will be a basic theory of how I adjust each setting, and the second will be a detailed applied theory for various subjects and shooting scenes.

I think that the outcome must be in good quality so that you can make good photos only by reading and following it. I hope that I finish making it this year, possibly share it as an ebook, and discuss the model enthusiastically with dear photographers. It must be fun!

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