Posts tagged “Fujifilm

Floral Composition (Three Photographs)

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Taken in a city garden with my Fuji XT-2, 18-55 mm, 2.8. These illustrate something that I learned early on and which I think is an important part of my kind of photography. In composing in the camera, there are two factors: imagining the final crop, usually smaller than the screen as you see it in camera (e.g. 8×10) and taking multiple photographs of the same thing from different angles. Different angles give me a chance to pick the most dramatic or interesting composition.


Antique Finds (Two Photographs)

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I took these shots with my Fuji XT-2 at an antique fair in an old barn. I have seen quite a few photographs like these, especially kitchenware in museum collectionssimple, detailed and concentrating on shape and form.


Halloween? (Three Photographs)

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The stores have been preparing for Halloween since August, so I guess it‘s never too early for a few spooky shots. A gnome in a garden and an outdoor veranda for a bar, life made spooky. Though I will freely admit these scenes looked less spooky before I processed them.


Almost Abstract (Three Photographs)

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I was not sure how to title this, but the results are almost abstract.  These photos illustrate an issue in photographic composition and the engagement of the audience’s eye. Simply put we are attracted to the brightest spot in a photo. Which is unfortunate if it’s not your subject. In these photographs my technique, besides knowing I could crop some of the brighter spots out, was to make sure my subject was front and centre. Sometimes you have to use more complex techniques in Photoshop, but the approach I have used worked well for me here.


Another Example of Contrast (Two Photographs)

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They built a modern glass and steel high-rise condo beside an old store. Age is one of the contrasting features. The second contrast is in the colour version between the new grey and old brick. The third is in the detail and texture between the buildings in black and white. Both photos were processed the same but one was converted to black and white with a green filter. What I like about this is that given all the different kinds of contrast, the eye tends to linger on photos like these.


Escaping Flowers (Three Photographs)

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On a walk in my neighbourhood I came across this fence that made a great frame for the flowers. I used different levels of luminosity in the photographs to emphasize the main subject. In camera framing is one of many tools that can help focus an audience and there are many creative ways to do it, such as with physical objects or luminosity.


Details (Three Photographs)

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Intimate urban landscape is not quite street photography or architecture, it‘s those quirky little things you see in the corners and down the alleys of the city. For me its a matter of seeing things in a way that is unique. I enjoy showing these to people who pass the same spot and never noticed.