Friday, April 27, 2012
I had a blast being interviewed by Scott Sheppard on Nik Radio this week, talking primarily about my Flower Photography and Lensbabies, two of my favorite subjects. Click here to have a listen on iTunes, or here to stream the interview on Nik Radio's webpage.
Posted by Kathleen Clemons at 10:53 AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
As a Canon shooter, I have had a bit of Nikon envy since I first saw Bryan Peterson make a multiple exposure photo right in his camera back in 2004. I loved the effect and really wanted to be able to do it with my camera. Yes, I could make a bunch of exposures and combine them in Photoshop, but that wouldn't allow me to see what I had captured at the time and make adjustments, and to be honest, it just sounded like too much work.
So, fast forward to early this Spring, when Canon announced the 5D Mark lll. I was reading through the new features, not really thinking it was time to upgrade my 5D Mark ll, when I read "new Multiple Exposure feature", and I was sold! I have been having a blast with it, and the technique is so easy to do! You just set the camera on Multiple, choose the number of exposures (I have been using 9), find a subject with lots of line and color and start shooting! I usually place my focus point off center, but it you like a more centered swirl, that's fine too. Rotate the camera (I went clockwise) with each exposure, turning just a bit each time you click the shutter. The results are different every time I do it, but to me that's part of the fun! Here are some images I made this morning, all at f/11. I shot Bleeding Hearts, a Magnolia tree, and Daffodils.
I have just scratched the surface with this technique and am really looking forward to seeing what I can do with it.
Posted by Kathleen Clemons at 11:03 AM