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Today I want to give you some insight into making unusual, abstract images in-camera without the need for photoshop.
I was out walking in the woods on a dull afternoon in January and the light was pretty uninspiring. I had given up the idea of photographing anything of interest and so decided to have a play instead.
It can be a fun experimenting and these simple ideas will move you forward on your own photographic journey.
The image above is called 'Bending Time' and it uses a simple technique to create movement. All you need is a zoom lens that you can manually control.
1. First set the ISO low as possible
2. Next set your exposure (Evaluative or Centre metering will do) using a low speed such as 30th sec or less.
3. Zoom the lens whilst taking the photo. It will look something like this...
I Fell for Autumn_0508The rush of autumn I hope that is helpful. Give it a try and send me a link to your efforts.
Finally, below are some more results using a combination of theses ideas.
Softly Underwood_5852Saplings in a small wood with vertical shake. Increasing the Frequency_3099Abstract taken in Caerlee Woods using in-camera tecnique.