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Postby zog » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:48 pm

Hello,

I am back in the land of the living - literally having just had a pacemaker installed!

I have been doing very little photography over the last 12 months, but I have always used CM to process them.

Looking back over my hobby, I have realised that I started 'taking' photos, graduated to 'making' them and now I am moving forward into 'creating' them.

Here is a link to some of my beginning attempts at playing with light https://plus.google.com/photos/112878100046617000710/albums/6056745306241212801?authkey=CNfIj-qTvO7x6QE

I'm glad to see that course 201 is moving along and I would like to put my name down to join it.

Chris

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Postby imported_ganna » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Chris, Great to hear of you again, welcome back

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Postby ggroess » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Welcome Back Chris.
Sorry to hear about your need for a Pacer and glad you did something about it.

re: Painting with Light...
Interesting.  Single light source ?  What kind?  More info is needed... ;)

Greg

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Postby zog » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:29 pm

Just a single light Greg.
Can be a snooted flashgun, LED torch or panel.  Normally modify the light to be hard or soft and vary its size.
I take between 5 and 30 exposures lasting from 1/250 to 20 seconds depending on the light levels.

Then the exposures are layered and revealed using masks to create the final image.

This gives you absolute control over the lighting when taking the shots and you can then create what the final image looks like during post-processing.  It really feels like combining photography and painting.

When I take shots of models (added difficulty of them not moving by a pixel!) I actually get worn out after about an hour as the process is so intense in concentration and making sure I have captured all the exposures I may require.

It really brings home to you how important light is to each individual element of an image and how dull 'standard' lighting can be in comparison!
The attached image shows a couple of paintings - hard on the left and soft on the right compared to omni-directional lighting.
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Postby imported_ganna » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:15 pm

Chris, you are taking "painting with light" to a complete new level for me. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby ggroess » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:15 pm

I had a architecture class in photo school and the final was a Painting with light assignment.  Brutal...Had to paint an Auditorium with a norman 400 flash.  On 8X10 Chrome film. 

I learned something that day...
I love your work so far.  Cannot wait to see more.

Greg

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Postby mikemeister_admin » Wed May 27, 2015 6:06 pm

I also would like to see more of your work, Zog. Good to hear from you again.

Mike


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