Picking out pockets of wonderfulness with the Fujifilm 100-400. Images from a local woodland close to my home.
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Back out after an enforced indoor spell due to a badly burnt foot. Fuji stayed locked up for the most part with the iPhone, and various applications, getting a good run out.
Create art which is personal to you and your own personal creative journey. Don't listen to the crowd too often. Don't be afraid to fail. Create freedom in your work.
Quite often when we head outdoors with the camera we are looking for the iconic shot. You know, where all of the elements come together to create something which would get to the top page on 500px or a National Geographic Cover. Well, we can all but dream and in the meantime don't forget that outside of the search for these iconic shots Photography is supposed to be fun.
- Camera - Fuji XE2
- Lens -Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4
- ISO - 2500
- Aperture - f/4
- Shutter Speed - 1/180 second
As I stood watching the leaves fall from the trees I wondered to myself what it must feel like for the leaf. To be attached to something all of ones life, only then at the very end to be rejected and let go. Time to give some zoom-burst technique a bit of a go.
The key factor to creating an effect like this is to maintain a slower shutter speed - in this case it was 1/25 second. To achieve this during daylight (and without using filters) I needed to up the Aperture while keeping ISO low. I then focus on a particular leaf and while firing the shutter quickly zoom the lens (in or out). To create the feeling of falling I zoomed out in this case. The technique is a lot of fun and while sometimes can be hit or miss it's certainly worth keeping in your locker when you are in one of your more creative moods. Remember with the slower shutter speeds you will need to be careful to avoid unnecessary camera shake.
And as for that particular leaf? Well during my time shooting it hung on. I wonder how long it will last.
- Camera - Canon 1DX
- Lens - Canon 24-104 f/4
- Aperture - f/6.3
- Shutter - 1/25 second
- ISO - 100
- Other - as you are taking the exposure quickly zoom the lens in or out. You don't need to zoom too far and of course remember given the slower shutter speeds you may get some unwanted camera shake.