As photographers we understand that completing the vision involves doing some work with our images in post processing. Each of us has our own skill level and approach when it comes to post processing, as well as our preferred software programs. We have a very specific vision in our minds for how we want our finished photograph to appear and often capture an image as an interim step towards that vision.
Today marks the end of Year 8 for this photography website with 1,237 articles having been published since 2015, and 127 added this year. It certainly has been an interesting ride to be here with all of you again this year.
As photographers it can be instructive to go back through some old files and attempt some do overs in post processing. A lot has changed over the past number of years with more software programs using AI (artificial intelligence) technologies. Sometimes these advancements in software can make a significant difference, especially with images captured with small sensor cameras. Do overs can be very beneficial.
The concept of enough tends to be undervalued in an era rife with consumerism, and deficit advertising that tells us that we are somehow lacking as human beings. Buying something more is promoted as the solution for our feelings of inadequacy.
It can be an enjoyable creative experiment to produce a series of images in keeping with a theme like Emerging From Darkness. Using a mirrorless camera system for this type of creative execution is ideal since we can see how our images will look in real time without any guesswork. Obviously this is important when purposely underexposing images.
Yesterday I visited Niagara Falls with my wife, and took the opportunity to create some Floral Showhouse HHFS (handheld focus stacked) photographs.
All of the images featured in this article were captured handheld using an M.Zuiko 60 mm macro f/2.8 lens, along with the in-camera focus stacking technology resident in my E-M1X . I had my camera set to record and combine 10 photographs per capture, with a focus differential of 4.
Sometimes when we’re out with our cameras the world around us doesn’t cooperate, and only offers us slim pickings in terms of subject matter. Such was the case last Saturday. It was a very quiet morning for bird photography at Hendrie Valley. So… I left early and headed off to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Rather than being greeted by a plethora of flower image opportunities… slim pickings awaited me.
This article discusses some handheld flower photography options and features a range of images captured using various cameras and techniques. The majority of the photographs illustrated in this posting were created using an E-M1X.
Depending on the camera gear a photographer owns, their choice for some additional stabilization or acquiring a difficult shooting angle, may come down to using a tripod or stool. It has been over three years since I began shooting with Olympus M4/3 camera gear and thus far I’ve not had any need to use any of my tripods or a monopod. This would change if I began to experiment with light painting using the Live Composite mode.
This article features some in-camera HHFS macro flower photographs captured with a 16mm extension tube and M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Falling firmly into the ‘test’ category, the images in this posting were created simply to see what would happen when macro flower images were captured handheld using in-camera focus stacking technology, and a 16 mm extension tube.