Format 02

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I photographed the church in Bodie, CA. Bodie is a ghost-town and offers millions of opportunities for photography.

Again, study the impact of using a different format for my subject. In this series I also changed the size of the church. In the third image I enlarged the church slightly.

Enjoy and happy photographing.

Format 01

Pick any image and crop it into a 4X4, 4X5 and 4X6 format. My DSLR naturally has a 4X6 format while many Point and Shoot cameras use a 4X5 format. Study the impact the image format has on the subject of your composition.

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I started out with a simple flower shot. The feeling of the subject is totally different in each format I used.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Cars 05

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This afternoon I went to the store and bought this toy car. The assignment for this week did not specify that I had to photograph only “real” cars. I actually surprised myself with the idea photographing a toy car.

Enjoy and keep on having ideas and be creative with your photography! 

Cars 03

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I photographed this old truck in Bodie, CA. There were two important steps necessary to create this image. First I had to use a fill-in flash. Second I created three images out of the camera raw file. I overexposed (2 steps), underexposed (2steps) and normal exposed the image and saved the three images to use Photomatix to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Cars 02

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My partner David and I talked yesterday about photographing cars and David mentioned that old cars have characters. There is definitely something to it. This is an old truck that I photographed in May which I re-edited.

Enjoy and keep on photographing! 

Cars 01

If you want to grow as a photographer you have to start shooting subjects that you either don’t like or not familiar with. I usually don’t photograph cars. They are just means of transportation to me (To be truthful, my last car purchase changed that a little bit). There I decided to do this exercise and photograph cars and I challenge you to do the same for a week.

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I drove my car under a big tree to get some shade and to get some of the reflection of the tree in my image. I started looking for interesting curves and came up with this image.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Life under water 03

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Photographing this moon jellyfish was not at easy as one might think. I noticed very quickly that the light in the center of the aquarium was quite lower that the light at the edge. So I started photographing more towards the edge. You can clearly see that there is much more light on the right hand side of the fish than on the left which reminded me of a typical portrait situation where you don’t want to use “flat” for your subject either.

Enjoy and happy photographing!