Stephi @ramonasphotos@stephiramona and I posted last week that we wanted to challenge all of you out in tumblrtopia to try something different, to give Abstract photography a go.. So each month we will set out a new and exciting challenge, this month is oil on water!
In my photo, I used my partners ties as the colorful background, you can use ANYTHING! paper, fabric, well anything colorful. I use a 9x13 pyrex baking dish, or a glass flan pan.. The thing you need is distance between whatever you are using for the color and your water and oil (i add a drop of washing up dish liquid to the oil and water, it breaks up the oil a bit, but that is up to you). I use my 18/55 kit lens to shoot these, it allows me to get pretty close.. stir up the water and shoot away!
I have added a video that shows this process.. I don’t follow all of these things, I tend to wing it..
OK, so now it’s YOUR turn.. please add #abstract challenge as one of your first 5 tags and you can also tag Stephi and I to your post..
I haven’t been posting new photo’s lately because I had to learn for my final exams, today I went out again and I even saw some deer but couldn’t get a good shot (I only brought my 18-55 lens). Thanks for all the likes, reblogs and follows while I was away!
Golden Hour Fisherman - La Réunion 2005 par Eric R. PORCHER Via Flickr : Happy to explore archives of my gallery, and rediscover this old capture from my early years in Digital with my first DSLR, Canon EOS 300D.
Not too bad !!! taking into account,
- my old 300D has tech specs below my today smart phone’s level
- the lens 18-55 mm was specifically terrible at the time
I want to make a toast, to all of you, my followers and all the people I follow. Thanks for all the encouragements, kindness and fun you’ve given me the past few weeks! Thanks for sharing your work, ideas, thoughts and ambitions. It still amazes me everyday how creative and skilled everybody is. This thanks was long overdue, but not less sincere.
I do enjoy photographing so much. I think I like nature photography the most (as far as you can speak of real ‘nature’ in the Netherlands ;-)). Doesn’t mean I won’t try or do other things as well. But I love walking in nature and shooting things, well, only with my camera.
And as much as I loved my Samsung NX20 (it really is a great camera), I thought that it was time for something new. So I made a deal at the shop for my NX20 and got myself a Nikon D7100. And I know it’s not about the equipment, but for me it was about options. Now I have a much greater choice in lenses, which Samsung seriously lacked. For now I got the 18-55 kit lens and the 55-200 zoom, both not super, but good enough and very affordable. And I’m kinda hoping Santa will bring me the Nikkor 50mm F/1.4 :-) I got it last tuesday, so I’m still getting used to it (it’s heavy ;)), but I’m already loving it. Went on a walk in the centre of Rotterdam on wednesday afternoon, so expect some shots from that in the coming days.
Anyways, hope you all have some wonderful days, see ya around.
Random Ranty Reviews: Taken with an 18-55 Canon Kit lens, which, though it could be a little cleaner on the detail, is still a very good lens in by book, especially for the price! The sharpness error was really just poor focusing on my part, so, especially for beginners, don’t feel the need to buy expensive lenses until you have really tried out all the possibilities with the ones you have!
Are you attending Phoenix Comicon on any of the 4 days (June 5-8) and want some pictures taken of your great cosplay for not a lot of money?
Well I’m here to help you out!
You can message me any time before the con or just come up to me while we’re there, and we’ll go outside and take a bunch of great pictures of your cosplay for just $7.
Want to take pictures at somewhere other than the convention center? I’m sure we can work that out too for like $10, as long as it’s within walking distance.
I’ll be able to work out pretty much any time on any day of the convention, excluding Saturday from 1:30-2:30 and Sunday from 12:30.
So again, that’s:
Any day of the convention
Between 7-10 dollars
I can travel away from the convention center, as long as the location is in walking distance.
I will not be doing any surrealistic editing on your photos. As I;m charging so little, I won’t be able to do any special effects on your photos. I will be doing some retouching and editing to make your cosplay look top notch, and possibly some black and white photos if you’re interested, but nothing more. Sorry!
I’ll be using a Nikon D3200 camera with an 18-55 mm lens.
If you’re interested, shoot me a message here on tumblr or just track me down at the convention and I’m sure we can work something out. Thanks and have fun!