Take a walk between the orchards where the blossoms are ready to emerge and the fields that are nicely plowed. I enjoyed the beauty and meanwhile I took pictures and searched for compositions. This series was made in my hometown which is known for its fruit growing and now has thousands of visitors to come and admire the blossoms.
The nifty-fifty aka 50mm f1.8 is the must have lens for low budget. At f8.0 it performs extremely good, however at f1.8 it can or shall be used as a creative lens.
With post processing you can create pictures “Worthy of hanging in an Art Gallery”. The series I made is from a rusty iron wire fence, used to cage sheep, dog or other small animals. The details at f1.8 become abstract images with extreme shallow DoF. The post processing is split tone (cold and warm tones), adding high contrast and vignetting.
Dare to pull the sliders in post-processing to the limits, contrast, S-curve to enhance pale colors. Dare to change the color temperature. Be careful because not all subjects survive it. I made this series of an artwork called “Labyrinth” at a cloudy day to avoid hard shaddows. It is a 4meter high maze of big steel plates welded together.
Give yourself a challenge to take a random object and make a series of creative pictures. My object were 3 screws which I found when grabbing in the used screws box (everybody has such a box!) So I took my 50mm f1.8 and the macro extension tubes. The light was the warm-hued fluorescent lamp above my desk and the cold blue outdoor light entering through the window. With the tripod I made various compositions using the live view mode.
A series of pictures to explain the process and light settings to make a crumpled paper abstract.
Backlight mixed = PC monitor with cold blue white, and Fluorecent warm white light
No front light!!! when making the picture.
Canon Nifty-Fifty 50mm, f1.8 MK-I, @f8.0 and exposure 4″
Macro extension tubes Meike 13+21+31 mm, Tripod,
Post-processing: S-curve, contrast, color temperature corrections
Audiovisual: Series of pictures with music. Relax and enjoy (created with PTE https://www.wnsoft.com/en/pte-av-studio/)
The subject is a single piece of crumpled paper (white A4 format), 1 or 2 color back light, a 50mm with macro extension tubes, and postprocessing to add contrast. Focus is on the composition of each picture.
When you make abstract composition, you may receive comments like what is it, why, I do not understand it, what do you see in it, …
So, it is a sheet of crumpled paper with 2 colors backlight and post processed it to add contrast. Taken with a email@example.com and macro extension tubes.
In Dutch but pictures are main subject so enjoy
Wandelen of beter gezegd, een fotosafari van landschappen en elementen zoeken, bestuderen en vastleggen in een compositie. Deze wandeling is zo goed als in mijn achtertuin en is net als de zee of de bergen in elk seizoen weer net een beetje anders. Hartje Haspengouw met velden en boomgaarden. Het gebied genaamd “de wolverdel” is net onder een hoogspanningslijn en is een element dat ik als onderwerp in deze reeks heb gestoken. Prikkeldraad en details van diverse elementen zitten mee in deze audio-visual. De nabewerking is een semi-HDR om de contrasten in de lucht te versterken.
Dus iedereen is in de weer om sneeuwfoto’s te maken daarom heb ik ook een reeksje gemaakt
So everybody is excited to make pictures of the snow thus I made a series too