More often than not, when looking at an image, I take into consideration the conditions the image was created in. Funnily, it only occurs to me when I’m working in the extremes, either stiflingly hot and humid or the sub-zero temperatures. When I find myself in these environments, it’s important to work both quickly and with purpose.
Having a plan really comes in handy when working in the cold. As much as I would love to ponder a location, the truth is that your hands are freezing along with your ears. If you are experiencing this discomfort, so is your talent. Find the location, your angle and nail the exposure. Moving to the new Nikon Z6 has really helped propel my workflow. Since using my Fujifilm GFX50 S, I have fallen for mirrorless cameras hard.
When it comes to mirrorless cameras, what you see is what you get. By not looking at a mirror, you see the limitation of what the camera can capture. From there you can begin to compromise and find the exposure that you truly want. Not having your eye trapped in a viewfinder is another perk. Being able to shoot from low angles without having to lay on the ground because of the flip out screen has saved me a lot of laundry detergent. Now, I can finally explore new perspectives without having to deal with 110MB files.
In the end, a camera is just a tool and being a photographer goes way beyond what camera you use. The Nikon Z6 is a welcomed change, it’s now easier to get the same shot I would attempt with my DSLR. When it comes to ergonomics and flexibly, the mirrorless beats out any reflex camera. Not only can you explore more viewpoints, but it can be quickly before your talent gets frost bite.
Images shot for www.umoro.com