[ Techiman, Ghana ]
I’ve spent the last week wandering around town and taking many, many photos–beginning with last Sunday’s Mother’s Day celebration in the hotel’s Biergarten. It was a huge, private event, and I took hundreds of photos with the organizer’s permission. Afterwards, as I sat in front of my computer importing the images, I learned in brutal fashion that I simply do not know my new camera well enough. This forced me to find post-processing solutions to my screw-ups, and encouraged me to (1) do some YouTube studying and (2) practice daily.
(The German title of this post means, literally, Practice makes the Master. It’s their version of Practice makes Perfect.)
The Mother’s Day images will have to wait until tomorrow–I’ll roll them out in two posts (for this site, though, I’ll back-date them so they appear on May 12th). For now, I’m interrupting your Sunday evening calm with a handful of today’s captures.
My Sunday began with a pre-church photo-shoot of the hotel’s manager/concierge. She showed up early, dressed to the nines, and I couldn’t say ‘no.’ I captured most of her photos with a lens I’ve been carrying forever, but hardly ever use (details after the post). The morning’s results hinted at something good, motivating me to spend the day experimenting with the lens, and with camera features that are still causing me headaches (e.g. the multitude of manual & auto-focus options that weren’t available on my previous camera; I missed focus a LOT on Mother’s Day).
Without further ado, here are some Ghanaian sights from May 19, 2019.
GEAR NOTE for those interested:
I take almost ALL of my images on a Sigma 2.8/19mm prime lens. It’s a perfectly serviceable lens, and I really love the wide(ish) angle it gives me. The lens I pulled out today is a Zeiss 1.8/32mm–much higher quality than the Sigma. But…I’m not used to it. Everything feels awkward…hence the practice. The results also drove me to try some different things in Lightroom–maybe you’ll like ’em, maybe you won’t.