Again, it's been awhile since we last posted. A lot has been happening for us both. Commencement of a new job, far away in Campbelltown (meaning hellishly long 2 hour commutes, one-way), preparing to move to Strathfield and of course, ongoing wedding planning.
As a young hobbyist photographer, I don't want to be bound by notions of good photography requiring good location, good lighting, etc. I thought one good way to remove myself from these potential limitations was to try and find beauty i.e. nice photo opportunities in my own home. Home, the place you reside, the place you are most familiar with, the most likely place to be jaded by and therefore the best place to destroy any tunnel vision I may have. Well that's the idea anyway.
All shots were completed with:
- Body: Olympus E-PL7
- Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko
- Tripod: Mefoto Roadtrip
- Post-Processing: Lightroom 6
Trying out effects of HDR composition on a daylight subject. Not a huge difference, but notable increase in dynamic range without the surreal effect that often comes with HDR photography. The large amount of bokeh probably helped reduce the surreal effect.
Again, this succulent photo (above) was composed with Lightroom 6's new HDR feature. Very nice effect. I enjoyed the textures in this picture. I recently read an article from Photography Life about Plant Photography that made me also want to try my hand at it. Plus the article taught me to consider texture when composing a photo.
The following 2 pictures was me trying to play with the lens flare and trying to use it creatively. The composition of looking directly into the sun with a park bench and flowers is probably a very cliche picture. But I enjoyed taking it nonetheless. Got to start from somewhere!
I'll let the picture speak for itself. Just happened to find these semi-decayed leaves stuck to each other on the ground and thought they would be a nice subject.
Jazzie the Super Dog!
She's just wearing her dog cape to keep her warm at night.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Till next time...