Saturday, February 20, 2010

Working an Image of a Leaf


Photography is like anything else. The harder you work the more you will get out of it. I like to tell my students to work an image.That means looking at all angles and views of a subject. Weather you are shooting people, landscapes or objects such as a leaf use your camera to study and record different views and angles. Get to know your subject through the images you make.The images on this post are of one leaf. Be brave shoot shoot shoot! This is the digital age of photography. In the film days I always had the sick feeling in the back of my mind how much is this shoot going to cost me. That fear is gone as I continually increase how many images I shot of one subject. Make sure when you find that next interesting subject get all the angles (low,high, front,back) and don't worry about those people that give you a funny look as you get down on you stomach to get that interesting angle.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stop Action Swimmer

Sports photography can be approached in two different ways. Stop action (fast shutter speeds) or showing motion (slow shutter speeds) are the two different ways of capturing interesting sports images. In this picture of a swimmer I used a shutter speed of 1/500 to freeze the swimmer and the water revealing what the eyes could not see. When using shutter speeds of 1/60 or slower motion can be shown .

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Indoor Shadows in Knoxville TN

Most of my favorite subjects are things I just happen to see.The early morning sun light coming through these windows created these dramatic shadows. I used a small lens opening f-16 so I could get sharp focus from one end of the composition the the other. Here is a good link that will help you understand f-stops and shutter speeds which make up what is call a proper exposure. PHOTOHEAD
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