Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

In this exercise it was suggested we research the work of Toshio Shibata, and draw inspiration from his abstract compositions contrasting fluidity and solidity. Being pushed for time I’ve used a location very close to home. Aside from the occasional heron, the Castle Mill wier has never seemed to me to be an especially photogenic place. However, looking at it through the eyes of Toshio … Continue reading Exercise 1.11: Stillness & Movement

Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed

This exercise is about experimenting with shutter speed, something I really enjoy. One of the things I love about photography is the ability to alter the perception of time in a way not possible with the naked eye. I especially like the possibilities offered by long exposures, and the superimposition of multiple shots. In the past I have admittedly stuck to some subjects which would … Continue reading Exercise 1.10: Shutter Speed

Exercise 1.8: Exposure Bracketing

Back in the day when I was a regular user of slide film I’d almost always be underexposing by half-a-stop to keep colours punchy. I mostly used Velvia, so there was rarely any subtlety left! I still mostly underexpose as I find it is easier to develop detail from shadows than it is to try and retrieve them from blown out areas, but I’ve not … Continue reading Exercise 1.8: Exposure Bracketing

Exercise 1.9: Soft Light Landscape

I took the intent of this exercise as being to take an image with limited contrast in order to experiment with the range of controls available for tweaking the RAW camera output, seeking to produce something less dull than the original. This was a lot of fun, and I am now far more aware of just what can be done with these tweaks, some subtle … Continue reading Exercise 1.9: Soft Light Landscape