Photos by Steve Simon
I mentioned on the latest episode of TWIP that I was back from Rwanda, where I continue my project called The Grandmother Spirit.
I was inspired by the many Grandmothers I had met in Africa, who have lost their own children and have taken on the challenge of raising the Grandchildren, with very little resources or help.
I was lucky enough to have a borrowed D3, which I have to tell you is the best camera I have ever used. For the first time, I could easily ramp up the ISO dial to whatever sensitivity I needed and know that the results would be technically beautiful, certainly at 3200 and even at 6400. This is not to say that I would use these settings that often, but it’s nice to know that whatever the photographic challenge is in front of you, you have the tool to be able to deal with it and bring back strong images.
In the film days, I don’t think the ASA dial would go beyond 6400â€”and that top number really wasn’t a practical option. It is today however, and as developments and innovations continueâ€”things are only going to get better.