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Copying Other Photographer’s Work

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

In my Macro Boot Camps I teach and give examples of how to shoot many different subjects, and how to compose them in the frame. This is designed to give them ideas if they are not artistic enough to do it on their own.

Many of the photographers in these workshops will say I don’t want to copy what you are doing. I understand that feeling, as some view it as stealing someone else ideas.

Well guess what, it’s been happening since photography books first appeared of parks and places that we travel to shoot. How many times have you seen photographer’s images that copied the images shot by Ansel Adams of Yosemite from his prints and books. People try and find the exact location where Ansel set up his tripod so they can duplicate the same shot.

We all copy at some point in time when we shoot. We copy subject matter we see other photographers shoot, and sometime even copy the exact composition of a subject.

We all start out copying some photographer’s work we like, but at some point we should try and develop our own style and look, but that’s easier said than done.

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Adding Borders To Your Images

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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There are a lot of reason why I like macro nature photography. We have tons of subjects to shoot close to home, subjects change through out the season, we control the light, you can get by with just one lens if you’re on a limited budget. Another advantage we have as macro photographers is that we can be more artistic. We can create abstracts with the subjects we shoot and also have the ability to create interesting artwork using the shallow depth of field. Sure landscape photographers can do some motion blurs and swirl the camera for a few interesting effects, but they can’t come close to the artistic options we have a macro photographers.

We can create interesting abstract like this one which is dew on top of a mushroom.

Or how about some cool abstracts in ice. Let’s see a landscape photographer or wildlife photographer do this.

We can take simple subjects like this Dandelion and create artistic images with shallow depth of field.

How about some Monet

Create art with rain drops in a pine tree

Sand on a Beach

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Feather on the Beach

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We have unlimited opportunity to create great artwork with macro, so go be creative.

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Here is the after and the before.  Nik software’s Color Efex Pro.

 

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Here is the original out of the camera. It’s pretty bland.

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By using Nik Software’s Solarization filter in Color Efex Pro 4, and a little boost with the Structure and Contrast sliders in Nik’s Viveza 2, it really has improved the image by leaps and bounds.

For those of you who think you just shoot, pull it out of the camera and that’s it, you are sadly mistaken, processing your digital images is where all the magic happens.

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