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Painted Lady Butterfly (Three Photographs)

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When you see one lady there are many more about, they always seem to be in large groups scattered over a field. I took this with a 200-500mm lens, not my macro lens. While I have taken the same type of butterflies with my macro kit (with slightly better results in composition), the main difference is how close I am to them and how accommodating they are in my presence.


The Plastic Plant Light Test (Thee Photographs)

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For a few years now I have shared what I have learned in photography. I have recently been experimenting with strobes. In this case the object of my study was both direction of light, subtle shadow as well as the quality of light in terms of colour. Yes I processed them and tweaked them. What did I learn? Controlling shadow is not as easy as it looks or experts tell you. What looks good in the camera may be too subtle. Thirdly, that white balance takes on a crucial role in studio work. Lastly I need to watch depth of field more carefully than I would with nature photography. Being in total control of subject and light has its challenges.


Quirky (Two Photographs)

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Because the leading lines go in the opposite direction than doctrine would suggest, the photograph is somewhat quirky. The idea in my mind was it illustrated that whatever is deposited goes into the unknown.


Garden (Two Photographs)

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I keep coming across these lawns where attempts have been made to garden. Trying to get the right angle on the best part of these “wild” urban gardens is the biggest challenge. But the effort often pays off in a nice photo.

 

 


Window (Two Photographs)

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Reflections are an interesting area of photography, and I am fond of window reflections. But I need to remind myself that windows tend to be dirty and it would be hard to remove the dirt without killing the reflected subject, so we will just call it grunge. I sometimes have to carefully clone myself out of the photo. The processing should emphasize the detail in the window and recognize that in many cases we have two photographs (one inside the other) and they need to be handled differently.


Experimentation (Two Photographs)

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Not every project or idea will bear fruit and some efforts will result in less than optimal results. Creative photographers have to take that chance, try new approaches, work on new ideas. But even the best photographers can tell stories of when things went wrong. I like these photos but I welcome your comments.


Quality of Light (Three Photographs)

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Photography is as much about light as anything else. The best way to learn about light is to work with every kind and quality of light you have at your disposal. I have some studio gear I fool around with and it helps me learn about light. I highly recommend trying this even if it is only with window light or, much better, an off camera flash.