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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Close up catch up

From time to time there is something which seems to put blocker on having the time to be able to process image and have them uploaded and last week was one of those weeks.

Anyway, I have taken the time today to catch up with some reading and look at some shooting techniques which I hope will help me with my photography.

Yesterday I picked up a copy of Practical Photography magazine and was interested to see that they were starting a six month course to help you hone your techniques. It did appear that the magazine was slightly old as the date  for "homework" submission had just passed.

Still, I had some fun with the topic which was all about Exposure Control and the homework was to shoot against and white or black background which I had a go at today and I am posting the my two favourites below.

I'd be interested in any critique as I'm always after improving skills. Please add your comments below. See you again soon.


  1. I'm not photographer but I love the mottled colours that you have brought out in the statue. This is a piece that sits on top of a cupboard so you only see the shape from a distance and totally miss the rich greens, creams and oranges within the marble itself. Love it!

    Love the strong colours of the bowls too! Really good contrast to the statue.

  2. I love the first photo. The contrast between the dark subject and white background is great. It looks like it belongs in a magazine. And I love the composition of the 2nd photo but it looks like your background wasn't quite white - is that because it really wasn't or maybe the white balance was set for florescent or something different than what your light source was? Does that make sense? I'd love to check out this magazine, though. Maybe a trip to my local book store is in order soon.