Thinking about the Moon photography?
Watch this inspiring video:
The Moonshot by National Geographic Live
Let’s apply reverse engineering to the photograph.
Which lens is used to achieve such magnification?
I would use a full frame camera for this shot (35mm).
To get the Moon of this size the lens must be more then 2000mm.
Such lens covers angel of 2° the average angular diameter or apparent size of the Moon is 0.5°.
So the proportions obvious.
Through the proportion the size of the foreground objects and distance to them could be calculated.
BTW: Do you know that your little finger covers approximately 1° on a stretched arm.
Many times I’ve been asked – What to photograph in the middle of the day or how to use the harsh day light.
I think many of us were trapped by the harsh light in the middle of the day during a travel. Same happened to me in Rome, when I was enjoying a walk to an evening location, which I have selected couple days before. The sun was still above my head and light was quite harsh. Passing Fountana di Trevi I noticed how beautifully the light was falling on one of a figures.
The scene reminded me of baroque paintings tecnique with the main characters advancing from a dark background. Actually the figures of the fountain were created in the baroque period and the fountain is the largest baroque fountain in the city.
So, I had a baroque figure and a baroque light, I only had to find a composition which would work.
There are following elements which make the picture work for me:
Rhythm in shadows and highlights
Diagonal rising composition
I believe this is a good example on how even the harsh light can assist in bringing out a special character of a picture.
Shiseido Pureness has a beautiful sky-blue shell form. It was quite a challenge to photograph it for a beauty blog. It’s glossy surface required special technic.
3 shots were requested by customer: Package, Open, details. Below is my solution to these requirements.
In the first shot I was solving the problem of getting a nice transition on curved surface from highlight to shadow. The glossy table surface was also selected especially to emphasize the play of light.
Try on your own to capture a product with mirror and reflect label of the product in the mirror.
The last shot took actually the most of the session time to position a highlight correctly on the Shiseido label.
Firework photography is not a trivial task from technical and aesthetic point of views. Shutter speed must be selected so the flower of firework was pleasing and reflecting motion. The problem that during fireworks photographer doesn’t have a lot of time to play with camera settings.