Hey Kirk! I'm seriously considering taking a little bit of a photographic-pilgrimage-road-trip -- driving around desert southwest and shooting a few places I've never seen (Monument Valley, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree). I want to shoot the entire thing on film. I haven't done too much landscape on film, so my question is, would I still want to overexpose the same as I do when shooting people (respective to the type of film I'm shooting)?
If you are shooting color negative film? Then yes, overexposure is not a bad thing. It gives you so much more room to play with the look of the photo during scanning.
Shoot: Portra 400 at ISO320 Portra 160 at ISO100 Fuji400H at ISO100
Expired film? At least a 1/2-1 stop more of overexposure.
Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.
Tik-Tok, on the clock. So while visiting Montreal I came across this great Timex watch at the Club Monaco store on Peel St. With it’s simple time-face and genuine leather strap, I knew this was definitely worth $40.00 - however I had to wait till I returned to Toronto to purchase it as it was…