November 19, 2020

Ep 5 – My Take From The Chat With Jim Brompton

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Ep 5 - My Take From The Chat With Jim Brompton

Hey Wicked Hunters, 

Here I am again blabbering. After each interview, I will release a “My Take” from the conversation. In the podcast, we often go round around and some time off on a tangent, but from each episode, there’s one key learning take away that I want you to focus on. It’s the one that I find most important from that conversation. 

The big take away from the conversation with Jim was how a filter can reduce your time in front of your computer doing post-processing and also increase the wow factor in your photography. Filters will give you the ability to control the light and since light is the most important thing in photography, it means you’ll be able to control and shape the story in your photos. 

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Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt  0:00  
Hey Wicked hunters Welcome back to The Art of Photography podcast where we share our passion. And we share how we found hope, purpose and happiness true photography.

So, today, I want to talk to you about what we’ve, the conversation that I had with Jim Brompton, I mean, 50 years, he’d been taking photo for 15 years, 50 years, and he’s been in the business for 40 years. And he dropped a lot of wisdom and message there. And it was, it was just so it was so great to be able to learn and, you know, understand all of those mistakes that he’s done. And to get to where he is. I think one of the things that really, that really rehome to me in this conversation was how a lot of the false perception, we broke down a lot of the false perception of using filters in photography. You know, we associate it filters with Instagram. And so when you when you think about filters, it was you know, people most people think it’s though those things that you put on Instagram that you you can put the different colours or the different moods that you get from a photo. Well, in fact, a filter in a photography world or in a camera world is merely a lens, an extra lens, it’s a tinted lens that help you to control the light. So it’s actually really important. And Jim talked about this how using a filter can increase the quality of your photo, as well as, like increase that wall factor of your photograph. Because when you use a filter, you could control the light. And as you can, as you should be appreciating by now photography is all about light. Without light. There are no photography, and I talk about this actually, in my course it is the most talked about things. And the thing that I always bring back to light, light light, it is so important for you to understand lights and how to harness lights or take advantage of lights, even if they consider as a bad lighting or a flat lighting, there is always a way that you can harness it, and you can use it to its advantage to create something that is Wow, or, you know, different. Now, in this one, you know, Jim talked about the polarizer filter. And I totally agree with him, I didn’t used to use the polarizer filter that much I used to use the polarizer filter to when I want to see when I want to be able to see through a water so what I do is I reduce the reflection. But ever since I got on board with case filters and I had the magnetic filter, he was just so seamless, it’s so easy to put in and off and I find that glare is basically everywhere it’s on the rocks, it’s on the leave it’s on an object. So if you use a K use us or it’s not necessarily a case filters but case have a really a fantastic filter. So having said that, but if you just use a polarizer filter on your camera, you will be able to cut a lot of that glare and what it means is that you’ll be able to see the texture you’ll be able to see the actual colour and we’ll have a deeper colour. You know, you can make the blue sky more blue by using a polarizer and the green trees more green especially during a sunny day by using a circular polarizer filter. Now a lot of people say that you know it’s like oh you know you should keep it real don’t use Filter. While in fact by using filter you can do less press post production and it is one of the reason why I use filter is that especially during sunrise and sunset and those dramatic lighting it’s very important to be able to control the light and to be able to decrease that dynamic range because unfortunately even though our eyes can see the different dynamic from the darkest to the brightest, right and all the colour within there are no camera yet that is as good as Ri so you have to either do a few different techniques, maybe HDR you know or You know, a stalking, exposure stalking. But by using a filter, you do less in post processing. Why because you control the light in the field, you control the light when you actually shoot. And by doing that, you often get a better quality images because you don’t have for example, you know, if you shooting a sunset and the sunrise, you don’t have to bump up all those shots, all the shadows all that much because it was already a great, you’re already control that with the filters.

The other thing where Jim talks about, you know, criss crossing filters, I haven’t done that myself. And it was, it was good to hear that actually, I want to try that. Now that’s it’s amazing. And but filters give you an extra waste and extra to remember, at the end of the day, your camera is a tool as a way to express your creativity to photography. So don’t think of it any more than that. At the end of the day, you are the director you are having to decide what you want to be in your photo and how your photo will tell the story. So very, very important for you to remember that. So having that ND filter helps you dramatically. Why because now during the daylight, you could start creating photos that are unique to yourself by doing long exposure. How many of you seen a daylight long exposure? I’m sure not many of you, because those people that does they are the one that are committed to it. So you know, if you put the extra time that effort to to use the filter and use the tool to create that unique perspective and unique take and creative part of of the scene, then you can capture and you can increase the wow factor of your photos for the sheer fact that not many people take that kind of images. Alright, well, thanks a lot for hearing me but babbling wicked hunters. But hopefully you get a very similar takeaway. You know, if you haven’t use a filter before, I highly recommend trying one out or borrowing a friend’s or even buy a cheap one. My very first filter was literally $50 for five, including a bag from eBay. And that was just getting to know to filter. But as a partner in case filter, if you are interested in grabbing a filter, you can either contact me or contact Jim. And we can definitely give you the best deal that we can have. So yeah, I highly recommend exploring that side of photography because not many people has gone out there and one of the best way to stand out is stop following the mainstream right creating one that is unique creating one that is powerful. Alright, well until next time wiki hunters and please, please, please don’t forget to subscribe and hit the little bell button so that you get notification for the next time I put things on YouTube or on to the pod bean, I think for podcasts and notice the Follow button. Yes, yeah, I think it’s here. Yeah. So podcasts here, YouTube here. podcast here, YouTube here. All right, cool. Have a good rest of the week. We can handle this and I’ll catch you next time.


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