This is a shot of St John's Church in Brigg, viewed through a puddle in the road and the photo flipped to see the church the correct way up. There is a version of this 'as shot' somewhere in this blog with the church refelction upside down (the photo being the correct way up)
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
My first attempt at capturing a water drop. I have been meaning to do something like this for ages now and got round to doing this last night. Took about 80 photos and this seemed to be the best of the bunch. It's actually pretty sharp - used my 70mm macro.
The biggest problem I had was getting everything setup. Needed a lot of water (in the office) and bag with water continuously drip drip dripping suspended above (using a desk lamp of all things!). I also needed to sus out how to use my SB-600 flash off camera. This always trips me up - I can never remember.
Which makes me think that a blog post to help with the matter might be worth while - watch this space...
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Have started getting into something coined (rather obviously) "Intentional Camera Movement" or ICM for short.
I saw a magazine article today showcasing the work of Chris Friel, who has been doing this kind of photography for a while now an is exhibiting his work. He's also publishing a book! His stuff is, in my opinion, brilliant.
Its very abstract and I love the way it gives a kind of "painted" look about it. In fact this is the kind of painted art I like.
Essentially all I have done is stopped the exposure down to about 2 - 4 seconds by getting the ISO as low as possible and putting a ND Filter over the lens, take the shot and don't worry about keeping sturdy feet. There is very little post processing - mainly a boost of the contrast and some saturation...
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