Depth: Deep & Shallow

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Amethyst with Fire

01/30/2017, 2:38AM, Bedroom

Focal Length: 105mm.  F/stop (aperture) – 4.0  Shutter Speed  – 2 sec. ISO – 1600

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Other:  tripod, and torch.

 

 

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Amethyst with Fire 2

01/30/2017, 2:39AM, Bedroom

Focal Length – 105mm. F/stop (aperture) – 4.0 Shutter Speed  – 2 sec. ISO – 1600

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Other:  tripod, and torch.

 

 

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Plant with Bokeh

01/30/2017, 11:37PM, Eliza R. Snow Building

Focal Length – 70mm. F/stop (aperture) – 4.0 Shutter Speed  – 1/8 ISO – 100

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Other:  tripod

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Christmas Lights in a Dish

01/30/2017, 11:04PM, Living Room

Focal Length – 24mm. F/stop (aperture) – 4.0 Shutter Speed  – 1/4000 ISO – 12800

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Christmas Lights on Red Rug

01/30/2017, 10:57PM, Living Room

Focal Length – 21mm. F/stop (aperture) – 4.0 Shutter Speed  – 1/2500 ISO – 12800

Camera – Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

I took the amethyst pictures by just standing the crystal. I then held a torch and placed it behind the crystal as I closed the shutter with the camera on a tripod. With the plant picture, all I did was set the camera on a tripod and composed the shot and adjusted focus. Lastly, on the pictures of the Christmas lights, I just composed the shots using a dish and then without. After taking the pictures I took them into Adobe lightroom and changed a bit of the contrast, highlights, brightness, lightened the shadows, and increased the darkness of the blacks. After I edited them I took them into Adobe Bridge for a retouch on them. Mainly just increasing contrast and vibrancy where needed. I then formatted them from RAW to JPG. The main thing to focus on this project was making sure that the lens wasn’t zoomed at all when taking the pictures of the Christmas lights to make sure that no bokeh was present. On the pictures of the crystals, I intentionally added the blur, the slight bokeh effect by making it a longer exposure (2 seconds).

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4 thoughts on “Depth: Deep & Shallow

  1. Nice work! I really like the second amethyst shot. How do I get one of those beautiful things anyways? Good job thinking outside the box. The blue and orange work great together! How did you get the sweet backdrop anyways? It’s genuinely very artistic and the background is well blurred.

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