The link between between Photography and Music

Back around 1986 I was told of the correlation between photography and music. Now  I understand why a nonperformer, myself, was drawn to Jazz, Classical, and the Blues. Whenever I’m at a musical performance I’m compelled to get my camera working.

Any camera can capture the images if we’re there at the right time. Photography is more about knowing what the equipment will do, and how to express the moment. As Bob Krist says “Still photography is still photography.”

Now I apply it to capturing motion and sound. For me it’s a natural progression. I think if one has the still photography down, the things that enable us to make decent still images make videos better. Now I interweave stills that by themselves say so much into the finished product. That is where the Sony comes in. I’ve found that the model a6000 embodies technology that is better for my needs and I am able to do both still and Video with the one piece of equipment.

Now I apply it to capturing motion and sound. For me it’s a natural progression. I think if one has the still photography down, the things that enable us to make decent still images make videos better. Now I interweave stills that by themselves say so much into the finished product. That is where the Sony comes in. I’ve found that the model a6000 embodies technology that is better for my needs and I am able to do both still and Video with the one piece of equipment.

Now I apply it to capturing motion and sound. For me it’s a natural progression. I think if one has the still photography down, the things that enable us to make decent still images make videos better. Now I interweave stills that by themselves say so much into the finished product. That is where the Sony comes in. I’ve found that the model a6000 embodies technology that is better for my needs and I am able to do both still and Video with the one piece of equipment.

I do have to watch my technique and learn new techniques. When the beat gets me moving with it, I better get my camera on a solid foundation, otherwise the final product is a bunch of up and down movements. Motion has to go slow and smooth. Zooming in and out has to be the same, slow and smooth.

Here is a lively Gypsy Jazz group that we follow here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They call themselves One Leg Up. Enjoy!

 

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