I am inviting all of you to join me at the “Art Thessaloniki International art fair”. My photograph was selected for the exhibition:
Congratulations for your achievement at the “Centered” exhibition!
You can find GuruShots’ invitation on Facebook page..
The exhibition will be a part of “Art Thessaloniki International art fair” taking place at the Helexpo exhibition & congress center
If you’re around, it will be great if you arrive on Thursday the 23rd at 20:00 for a GuruShot meet-up and get to know some of the names behind the lenses… ”
I visited Ljubljana Zoo to give a try of Sony RX10 III zooming capabilities and I was really pleased to have a 600mm lens :).
It gives you ability to make a tighter shots and compose far away subjects in a pleasing way. This shot reminds me my visits to grandma place she had a carpet on the wall with the very similar composition. I personally would like one of them to stay, I think that would improve the composition even more.Please, don’t leave me!
Shooting through a fence. You can notice the fence was blurred out by the lens. I especially positioned the frame in a way that the blur emphasize the subject.Another shot through the fence, here again the fence helped to make kind of a framing it blurs out surrounding allowing to focus you on the subject. Photo should communicated the cool of the shadow on the hot summer day :), please, tell me if I succeed…
Finally I was able to catch some movement on this hot summer day…
As far this session was relaxed and animal activity was low I am going for the “Duck hunting”, will find some pond full of birds on early morning and test focusing speed and ISO performance. Also If I find a gap in my busy schedule I will go for birds in flight photography.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to get original for you own quality review.
If you like the subject, but not really happy about the light on the subject – use light painting.
This chapel is on my usual stroll route. I have passed it so many times, but never could get a good light on it. Finally I decided to create my own picture of this place and put the mood which was almost from the first time when I saw it. I would like to create a mystical filling.
Сomparison of long exposure photograph with the final result of artificial lighting you can see here:
I think the long exposure photograph (before) looks flat. Everything is equally lit. Glass gives a reflection and hides the beautiful statue inside of the chapel. Using light painting technology we can create a picture which we visualized. Here you see the chapel how I saw it in my head.
There are 2 kind of light painting: single frame with long exposure and composite.
The goal of first type is to get final photograph directly in camera. Such pictures used by medias which doesn’t allow photo manipulations, like National Geographic. Usually exposure starts from couple of minutes and so on. There are 2 types of light source could be used: continues and flash lights. Bare flash is used rarely. Usually it is covered by some light modifiers: gobo or/and greed. Main challenge during exposure is to prevent having a light source in the frame. This technology is complex and requires strong skills, planning and time, but it pays off by its value and experience.
The simpler method is a composite. Composite requires many shots with different parts of subject lit, then all the frames a composed in editor. I have used this method to create this picture. I have spent around 1 hour to get the right lighting on all parts and then used Photoshop to combine them. Totally I shot around 50 frames.