I took this image near the canal that surrounds my house. I feel like this image perfectly captures the beauty of the Central Valley sunsets. Enjoy!
Today’s exercise requires a little bit of preparations. Get yourself a few balloons, fill them with water, hand them up with a string and photograph them while your are poking them with a needle. Here is a link with a detailed guide on how to do it. Go to http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/10/15/high-speed-photography-ideas-how-to-capture-water-balloons-as-they-explode/
Instead of one I am using two strobe lights. Camera setting 55mm focal length cropped, f16, 1/20 sec. exposure time. In my other shots I increased the exposure time to freeze the action better.
Enjoy this exercise because it is a lot of fun!
PS: Don’t forget to cover up your strobe(s) and camera properly!
I learned from Andre Kertesz, the famous Hungarian Photographer, that the difference between a great shot and a mediocre shot is usually just a split second. We many times say timing is everything. This exercise is about timing and waiting for the right moment. Go and find yourself scenes where you have to wait for the right moment and then photograph, photograph and photograph.
I did this exercise at the beach. the waves were coming in and I had to wait for the right moment to press the shutter.
Enjoy and keep on photographing!