Welcome to the very first post of my new photography blog.
This is the start of a photography project I'll be doing for the next month, coordinated by Amy Shutt of Amy Shutt Photography. This project involves creating a themed photo every day for the next month, and sharing the photo with the hashtag #amyshuttphotoaday. Today the theme was "depth."
For the next month, I'll be posting one photograph every day here. After that, who knows. Next March I'll be going to Africa with Amy Shutt for a "Big Cats" photo safari, so I will definitely blog that experience. In the meantime, I'll be sharing lots of photos as I learn to use my new camera! I recently moved up from the Canon Rebel T3i to the Canon 5D Mark III (but will be keeping my crop sensor for many reasons I may blog about later). So I'll share my thoughts and insights as I learn the new camera.
Depth. It's a beautiful and elusive quality of photographs.
I was playing with my new camera today, and (I'll admit accidentally) shot my indoor orchid as overexposed against the diffuse light of a window. But I enjoyed the blown out quality of the shot, and decided to take a few more for black and white conversion.
The shot was taken with an 85mm lens, ISO of 100, F-stop of 1/1.8, and shutterspeed of 1/100 seconds.
I edited the photo in Lightroom, mostly to pull the tone cure to accentuate the highlights, lighten the shadows on the foremost flower and darken the darker flowers in the background. I also sharpened the image and added a light grain (yes, I add grain to digital images - it's fantastic).
Till tomorrow... the theme will be "new." How appropriate. <3
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