First Post of the New Year!
In order to encourage myself to get out and take more pictures but also to spark some creativity and just plain learn more about photography and its many facets. I’m starting a new challenge for the new year. That is, a weekly photo assignment for myself. My hope is to learn more about composition, different photographic techniques and post processing to name a few. These will not be in any particular order like easy to hard. I’m just going to do them as they come to me. My first assignment which I have already completed is a Landscape Abstract. This is similar to the previous abstract I posted but rather than panning the camera vertically, the camera is panned horizontally while using a long shutter speed.
Nikon D300s body
Nikon 18-105 mm
Camera Settings: (These are the settings I chose which can be varied to obtain the desired result.)
White balance set to Auto
How it was done:
I chose to handhold the camera in this case however using a tripod is probably a better idea. Camera was set up using a long shutter speed (as above) the lowest ISO for the D300s is 200. Once I determined the subject, in this case a cornfield with fresh snow, (which we have an abundance of here in IL.) I started panning the camera horizontally while simultaneously releasing the shutter. After each shutter release I checked the LCD and made adjustments to the camera settings accordingly. Pretty simple really. Below is my result. Click on the image to view larger.
Please let me know what you think of the final image and/or share with me what you’ve done. Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Next I’ll turn my attention to Assignment #2…..a focus-stacked image.