This is a photo blog of self expression. All the images I post are self assignments driven by the need for more creativity in my life. This is my escape from the everyday shooting as a professional photographer.
Sometimes you need to get to a very low angle on a subject. I set the camera on auto focus with a 17mm lens and put the camera almost on the ground without looking through the camera. Yes it is a kind of guess work when it comes to the composition. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Fear not! Just try it!
Light is what photography is all about. Without it nothing can be recorded. The warm daylight seemed to welcome visitors to the old historical Cabin built when Abraham Lincoln was still practicing law. The cabin is located in the Little Greenbriar area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I used a 17mm lens set at f-5.6 with a shutter 1/60.
I love wet weather at night. This was shot during a night field trip with my photography class from Pellissippi State. Rain is ok as long as you are prepared for it. I use a big golf umbrella with my camera mounted to a tripod. This way things stay dry and I get interesting images of reflections caused by the rain. This photo was shot across from the Palace Theater. With my camera on a tripod I was able to use a exposure of 1/2 a second at f-11 at ISO 200. The white balance was set for tungsten light. The one with the little light bulb sympol .
I got a shot through Roy's Record Shop window capturing a cardboard cut out of George Strait with a reflection of the Capitol Theater. I used a tripod with a 8 second exposure on f-11. I used a flashlight during the exposure to paint light on George.
A combination of a very long exposure and burning leaves created an interesting night of fog and smoke. I stepped outside my house camera on tripod and started shooting my neighborhood. My exposure was set for 30 seconds with an f-stop of F 11.
Many times photography is more selective looking than anything else. In this image of dancers I cropped in the camera and also cropped with Photoshop to show what I wanted to show my viewers. Stage lighting and movement of the dancers with a slow shutter speed help to show the beauty of dance. My shutter speed was half a second with an f-stop of 8 using a 200 mm lens.
When shooting ordinary subjects in photography angle of view can make all the difference in the world. In this image I was able to capture things differently by shooting at a high angle. Eye level is probably the most boring angle to shoot any subject because it's the level we always see the world. Exposure information; F3 .5 shutter speed 1/30 ISO 400