Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dramatic Sky

Over the last year I've taken a keen interest in clouds. Especially when a storm is moving in or clearing out. The lighting combined with the clouds for usually a brief moment can provide a spectacular scene. Last week we were socked in with rain. This scene lasted about two minutes then it was all blue sky's. And I was lucky enough to be outside.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Flower Close up

My bought these bulb type flowers at Market a couple of week's ago. I keep forgetting there name's. The last several day's it has felt like spring has sprung with all of these flowers popping out. I spent the shooting this one try different backgrounds, types of light and techniques. Here I a 30 sec exposure at f-45. During the exposure I rolled the lens in and out of focus to get this soft look to it.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fern Macro

I've really enjoyed some of my macro experiments. Most of the time though it doesn't work out but it's an on going learning experience. Fern's are a fascinating subject especially in the woods if you can avoid poison ivy that grows around them. I've really become a fan of the spores that grow on the back of there leaves. This leaf I cut out of my backyard and set up a little studio in my office to shoot it. It was too cold outside. Hope you enjoy

Monday, January 4, 2010

Seeing & Photographing

"Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph."
--Andre Kertesz
One of my goals throughout this year I want to do a lesson/blog. Not only does it keep my own mind sharp but also it helps other people out. I plan on doing this once a month. As a Photographer you need to see what your photographing and determine the best way to translate it in to an image. Now there's a number of things that I'll get into later on this year that you have to take into consideration: exposure, lighting, depth of field, etc. Seeing what your photographing is important but you also have to feel what your shooting. Shoot what moves you: people, wildlife, sunsets etc. Being prepared helps with being in the right place at the right time as well as being familiar with your subject helps bring out a great image. Go out and scout and area out ahead of time. Also what plays along with seeing is how to best bring out your subject: framing converging lines etc.
One of my favorite shots to take during the fall foliage season is a shot with leaves on a rock with the water going around them. If there was no water the shot is a very good one. Everyday I go out to my back yard and look at the Lancaster skyline. It's a familiar scene about a month ago the dark clouds provided a great background to the direct light.
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