30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 26, Light Graffiti

Day 26 Light Graffiti, back on Day 14 we looked at Light Painting, as opposed to Light Graffiti. I saw after the base introductions was one uses light to create interest to a image, whereas the other basically IS the photo. I must admit, I adore both!

-Julz

30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 25, Depth of Field and Creative Blur

Day 25, Depth of Field and Creative Blur, now I am sure it is not just me, but I found the how DoF and Aperture concept the most difficult to understand when I started first learning photography. In saying that I STILL sometimes get quite confused, but I shoot from the gut, so to speak so I rely on what I see in my viewfinder and LCD, as opposed to what science and maths dictate. I do know that the smaller the number the better the blur.

F/1.8 Really shallow Depth of FieldDSC_4584

F/22 Really deep Depth of Field

Feet_SunnyMid range Depth of FieldKC

Perhaps that makes me a bad photographer, or just a really creative one I am not sure!

-Julz

30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 23, Using Panning to capture moving objects

Day 23 is Panning, this is something I will admit I am not very good at, I like my subjects still. Birds frustrate me, especially small birds that dart in and out; give me a nice slow duck or pelican and I’m OK. So on the weekend I tried my hand at bees……..not particularly easy either.

Alowyn Gardens

Alowyn Gardens

Coolart Homestead & Wetlands

Coolart Homestead & Wetlands

Western Port Bay District

Western Port Bay District

-Julz

P.S. For those that picked up on it I miss Day 22 (Slow sync) again, ran out of time, I’m beginning to think starting this challenge in October was foolishness! 🙂 maybe I can catch up on a few later.

30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 21, Water Splashes

Technically Day 21 of the 30 Day Photographic Challenge is Water Splashes, I am pleading out of this one as well, it’s not that I have an aversion to water, it’s just that I am simply running out of time…….so instead of not doing a post at all, I thought I would re blog one from earlier in the year when I tried.

I had watched this really cool video on capturing a liquid pour into a glass and thought I would try it, I made a bit of a mess, but I thought it wasn’t bad for a first effort. I used a bucket and an area in the garage/ studio, where I could hose it down if necessary.

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Fun-2-2Also I used a plastic cup and not glass (just as well it got dropped a few times 🙂 ) that may have made the shot a little murky, a nice clean crystal glass would probably make a nicer shot, also I should have found some red food dye, blue is quite nice but a little fake.

Anyway, so that is my water splashes…….til next time, happy snapping

-Julz

30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 19, Panorama Shots

 Day 19, How to take breathtaking Panorama Shots. This is referring to ‘stitching’ them together in Photoshop, but don’t forget the Smart Phone apps that allow you to take great Panoramas as well. Here is a few I did, with at 3 three to four shots in each frame, the snow capped Mirror Lake was about 6 shots from memory.

Rye & Blairgowrie Back Beach

Rye & Blairgowrie Back Beach

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Milford Sound

You can do a photo Merge in Photoshop, as he has done in the link, however I often find I can do a better job when I go manual with layers and masked out the overlapping areas. I usually find I can get a smoother consistency. In saying that my way is more frustrating lol. I often use Photoshop to merge and stack images as well.

-Julz