Whilst I wish I could find time to lift my camera to my eye, I am using my eyes to either sleep before the baby arrives OR to read about interesting photo techniques that I would really like to try one day.
Tonight I stumbled upon Shayne Gray through Tumblr.com. Shayne has very easy-to-read tutorials explaining how easy Water Drop Photography can be for any level of photographer. This fun and interestting photo style I have read about before, but Shayne shows how easy it is to setup and do in the safety of your own kitchen.
Once you have read that, go check out how you can shoot a splashing strawberry at high speed! Shayne recommended this site that holds additional tutorials in highspeed photography which are great information!
That’s it for now. I expect I won’t get a chance to try any of these water-experiments until late July 2012 at the absolute earliest. Most likely between tomorrow (the due date of my first child) and then, I will be photographing bubbsie-wubbse getting fed, bathed and dressed in cute outfits as she/he grows out of them. Sorry, the wife has barred me from publishing those photos online. But if you are a current friend of mine on Facebook, you have a very good chance of seeing a few photographs. Stay connected and watch out for them.
Some of you would have seen the following photographs within my last article ‘Online Therapy: How Blogging can be Beneficial‘ ; Others would have seen them upon my ‘Facebook Fan Page‘ ; and others would have seen through upon my ‘Flickr Gallery‘.
Either way, here they are again, including the descriptions that I published upon Flickr. Just figured a few more people might be curious to know what my thought process was for creating these two very unique and eclectic photographs!
Whilst doing a series of self portraits, I was checking out things in my office I could use as props. When I stumbled upon a ball of string, my head did somersaults on the possibilities.
When my mind was reminded of the string on a ham, I realised what I had to do:
Being the ham I sometimes am, I tied myself up.
I was going to tie it all around me, but it was starting to get painful at this point, and I was getting dizzy (as I was turning around to wind the string around me).
As I had lost all sense of direction, and my eyes were tied shut, I had to slowly turn to pick up the remote trigger!
When I finally did find it, I fired it once, turned toward the light and took two more shots before I unwound the string.
Self portraits can be quite painful!
Yeah, my weird mind in action. Upon finding an power cable, I decided to replicate the string idea but on a grander scale.
This time I used one hand to wind it around myself, entrapping one hand with the remote-trigger. Starting at the ankles and heading up, I quickly found myself quite entangled. The professional in me wound it all around my neck, around my head, covering my eyes. I was pleasantly surprised when the male-end of the plug draped over my shoulder. Added the authenticity that it was truly a power-cable!.
Converting to a triptych was an afterthought in post-production. Gotta laugh at my ideas!
There you have it. More are on the way, though the next lot are not nearly so fantastic, yet still me. Because I’m into self-portraits at the moment. (Why? Because models are so difficult to find, particularly those that are willing to be subjected like this!)
- Portrait Created From The Average Of 500 Photos (neatorama.com)
- Oscars 2012: TIME’s Portraits of the Greatest Performers of the Year (lightbox.time.com)