So. This is it. It all starts here. Hello World.
I have no clue where this will lead to and if this blog will be of interest to someone. I do know that it will be about Photography. Flash Amplified Photography for the most part. (FAP. I *just* decided to call it FAP from now on.). Strobist as they now call it. Once the Germans (aka The Huns, Krauts, you may choose) called it "Entfesseltes Blitzen" - literally "unleashed flashing". Doesn't sound half as cool as strobist, especially as it could be easily misunderstood.
For me, FAP is to some extent about control. And it is about reducing the time I have to spend in front of the computer. No need to paint light in later in an awkward process, pixel by pixel, picture by picture if you could have simply set up a strobe and have it done for you in a splitsecond for all your shots.
Please also kindly note that this blog is not meant nor optimised to be a SEO stunt, just producing lotsa keywords for Mr. Google. Its sole purpose is fun. Fun for me to write and, hopefully, fun for you to read.
It must - and will - also contain failure. Failure in terms of what I write and how I write. But also failure that happened during shootings. Disasters that ruined the day. Because no matter how hard you try, disasters happen all the time. To all of us - Only that in times of Facebook you just don't hear about them. Happy shooters and perfect shootings everywhere on the social media bandwagon - or so it seems.
Ideally a disaster is what can drive us... not necessarily to perfection, but most probably to the next failure. Or next disaster. Which is a good thing. As long as you don't repeat the same failure more than one time.
As you might have guessed by now, English is not my native language. But I deliberately chose not to write in Deutsch, because German has the tendency to quickly turn into something which sounds like it has been written by a schoolmaster, even to my ears. And it gets even worse once you start trying to explain something. Hence, my motto "Licht ist mein Schatten" remains German. Because you can't transfer its double meaning into proper English. Which is a shame.
So, lean back, stay tuned and have fun. New blog posts to be expected at a rapid rate. And this I do know for sure. Because I have already written them. Or drafted them. Or made some notes. Most of them mentally. Sort of. ;)
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