In the Round 01

This weeks exercise is inspired by two photographers, Pep Ventosa and Stephen D’Agostino. Simply speaking, Pep Ventosa walked around a subject and took several exposures which he combined in post production to a impressionistic looking images. Take a look at D’Agostino’s description of the “in the Round images” ¬†http://www.dagostino.ca/tag/pep-ventosa-technique/

It is important that you find a subject that you can walk around at least partially. I did a full circle around this fountain photographing it. Secondly, when you overlay your images you need to work with your opacity. So far I used opacity levels in the range of 6-50 or so.

Experiment and enjoy!

Flash 07

Late Saturday afternoon I was photographing in Yosemite Valley when i saw a young photographer photographing Yosemite falls with a pop-up flash. I thought, do you have any idea how far your flash can reach? I thought I try to test my little Meike 320 walk-around flash. I removed the diffuser, set the lens to f3.5 and the ISO setting to 800. This is what I got. Not bad! Enjoy and keep on photographing!

 

Flash 05

I challenge you to continue to work with one or more strobe lights this week.

I took my camera and flash with me this morning on my exercise walk. I like you to compare how much light there is on the closest tree on the right and the second and third tree on the left hand side. You can clearly see how much light one “looses” in just a few feet.

Enjoy this exercise and create some exciting images this week!