Photo of the Week 20

Environmental Portraits

I am not yet brave enough to take traditional style portraits but I really like the idea of taking environmental portraits. That is, taking pictures of people doing their thing in their space. These two images are from the photo shoot I talked about a couple of weeks ago in Photo of the Week 18.

 

 

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Discussing designs

 

 

 

 

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Demonstrating the filing technique

 

Taken with a Panasonic FZ1000 and edited in Lightroom. Natural light.

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Week 19

Sydney Opera House and the Bridge: 2012.

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This is one of my very first images from when I  started taking photography seriously. It was taken on a Panasonic FZ250. Not a bad zoom for a little camera! I was at least 1 km away on the other side of the Habour at Lady Macquarie’s Chair in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. I don’t have any details on the settings.

I think it still stands the test of time

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Week 18

Nearly pro! This photo is from my first booked “photo shoot”. That is, someone asked me to take photos for them for their website! Yvette is a jewellery designer, and she runs workshops on making silver rings. Here, one of the participants is cutting a piece of silver with a jewellery saw. You can see Yvette’s website here, although soon it will be all sparkly new with some of my images!

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Edited in Lightroom. On reflection, my depth of field is too narrow and the whole saw is not in focus,  but I needed to use a wide aperture because it was a moving target and the ambient light was low.

Excuses excuses! 🙂

 

 

 

Photo of the Week 15

I usually photograph “real” places, events or objects. I very rarely set up a scene with the intention of photographing it. I want to experiment with studio lights and created scenes. I have started with natural light and have used natural objects from native Australian plants.  I edited some using the Jixipix suite of apps.

Nuts and gum leaves

 

The original photo was taken on a white sheet of paper in the open shade of an awning.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 f3.5 ISO 125 14.25 mm 1/500s

Edited in Lightroom and Jixipix.