the Nikon CoolPix L4 project…

Focal Length:6.3mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

So, here’s the idea:

I’m going to produce one image a day on this blog only using images shot with my old L4 point and shoot. It has been modified. I opened the camera up and removed the infrared filter. This resulted in two major changes to the camera; 1. now the sensor will see and record infrared light in addition to all visible light. and 2. removing the small glass IR filter has shortened the focal length of the camera considerably, making the lens pretty much a macro now. (for non-camera lingo people, macro means the camera can now focus really close to the lens.)

My hope with this project is:

1. To work consistently on a project; hopefully gaining a little more discipline in my day-to-day life.

2. To learn more about what can be produced with this particular camera; test all it’s strengths and limitations.

3. To help encourage others that you don’t need the newest most expensive camera to make great looking images. (Yes, this camera has been modified, but it’s not that far off from factory.) Good image-making has much more to do with your own eye than is has to do with the camera you’re holding.

My posts are open to comments. Encouragement and/or constructive criticism is more than welcome.

jeremy w. scott

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