Back on track with updates again after three days away from this blog. Still happy I have managed to post at least one entry per weekday. Kudos to me. I have been away on a work trip to Borås and came home today (yesterday when this entry is posted 🙂 ).
I had a busy weekend too with katthemmet and work so I haven’t been able to go out and take photos now for a long time. I have to make do with what I can to keep up photographing even though I can’t go outside. This evening I have tried black and white photos, continuing to experiment with lowkey photo, and photos with only candle light as light source. I think these experiments are good to try to understand how the camera handles light. So the photos I post today are ”technical experimenting” photos, not brilliant photos as such. I am rather pleased with the camera one actually. It is the one where I used only a candle as a light source. I have increased contrast and curves in Photoshop to get the sharp contrast between shadow and light that I am after. I still haven’t quite figured out how to achieve that 100% when I take the photo.
I don’t know if it is the light source and my technique that is failing, or if I need another type of light source to make the photos this ”contrasty” already in camera. Or if I am missing something in exposure. I will keep experimenting.
Anyway, here are the ”best” photos of the bunch I took.
Low-key. Two photos merged together, one heavily underexposed and one overexposed, using a layer mask to get the flames to appear from the underexposed photo and ”rays” of them to appear from the overexposed photo.
I kind of like this one… Except for the spots on my dirty UV filter but besides that. I have only used curves and contrast on this one, nothing more. I took this with my old Canon 550D 🙂
Oh yeah, both photos are converted into black and white as well, but that was the whole idea behind them.