Sunday, August 28, 2011

Creative Exposure

Sometimes it’s not a matter of where or when you take a shot but it’s simply a matter of exposure. As amazing as our eye’s are you can create images beyond your eye’s capacity to see it. The flexibility of variable iso’s on digital cameras has launched many new creative possibilities.

Take for example..........

"Moonlight Over Motion Bay"

Moonlight Over Motion Bay

Here a near full moon provides all the luminance needed. Being able to take photographs under these conditions is one thing I love about digital, it provides avenues of creativity film never could. But lets look farther into the heavens………….

"Heaven’s Gate"

Heavens Gate

I have had this image in my head for years but I had one problem trying to create it. The issue was, “how do I control the ambient light”? Of course you use shutter speed to control ambient light but if I left my shutter open for an hour or so the city lights would blow out most of the frame. I only became aware of the possibilities of image stacking when I started studying Time lapse photography this year. With this technique I could control the ambient light by breaking it down into multiple images. I had been aware of image stacking for years but never understood this aspect of it, until now!

Where is the best place to photograph? The question usually is “I’m going to “such and such a place,” where’s the best place to get a great shot”? My answer used to be more of a matter of “when will you be there”. I mean light is the answer of course, but lets stretch this a bit, exposure is what matters! I mean how you expose, exposure in itself s a creative license.

After all I am a “Chase the Light” kind of guy, but sometimes it’s a matter of exposure, creative exposure.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Win a Free Portrait Session

Hi everyone I am offering a chance to win a free portrait session. This would be available to anyone, a single gal, a single guy, a couple, a family or any combination there-off. I would offer to hold the session anywhere in the St John’s metro area for this offer. If you live outside St John’s you can make the trip there and have the session at an outdoor location or at my studio.

Judith

All you got to do is press “Like” and comment here. Be sure to do both, I will need it to register you for the draw. Draw date is September 30 2011, don’t miss out on this $200 value. We could schedule shortly thereafter, perhaps a lovely fall portrait at a local park?

The Girls

I would like the option of using the portraits as a part of my portfolio and will provide one free 8x10 print of the session, other prints can be purchased on my website.

Meghan 6

Please remember you must press “Like” and comment here. I need this in order to be sure to register you name.

It costs you nothing to enter and you could end up with the portrait of a lifetime!

Sorry family members or employees not eligible.