матрёшка (Matryoshka Snowmen)

Today has been a busy day but I did get some time to experiment with the Faux X-Ray again today. It’s amazing how long it takes to set up your camera, do the shoot, edit the images, resize them and upload them to a website. All of that took me a whole afternoon and sometimes you don’t have a lot to show for it…never mind, will soon be the Christmas holidays. With that said, I will take this opportunity to wish everyone, especially my followersA Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year”. I will still be posting between now and the New Year, so I had better get some more work done. Hopefully I will be in the darkroom tomorrow producing some black & white landscape prints.

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year

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матрёшка (Matryoshka Snowman)
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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матрёшка (Matryoshka Snowmen) X-Ray
© Richard Brochu-Williams

X-Ray

Today I decided to experiment more with the X-ray themed pictures and to see what I could achieve with some new subjects. Todays shoot went a little easier than last time, thanks to the purchase of a new plate for my tripod I was no longer having to use a soup can to steady my top heavy camera :/

The set up used in todays shoot looked a little more professional than the last time I shot and I decided to use my studio flashes with the soft box.

Set-Up

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Studio Set-Up

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Flash

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Camera with Speedlight set as Master

And then with a few clicks of the camera, uploading of images and a little bit of magic in Photoshop I managed to produce these images:

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“What’s in The Bag?”
©Richard Brochu-Williams

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“Show me the Money”
©Richard Brochu-Williams

All Images ©Richard Brochu-Williams, All rights reserved, 2013

Creative Photography

X-Rays (Faux)

Who says that photographers can’t be creative? With the recent spell of bad weather, I’ve been unable to go out and shoot landscapes on film or I have just simply not had the time. Therefore I thought to myself, why not try and create some images similar to those of the photographer Nick Veasey who is well renowned for his X-ray imagery. Of course I would not be using X-ray machinery but would be creating the images through the magic of Photoshop. I began a couple of days ago but soon had to give up when the quick release plate on my tripod decided to snap, but I really wanted to shoot something today and had to make do with the equipment that I had available to me. I have a mini tripod but my D90 camera and the 18-200mm lens that I have attached to it are just simply to heavy to be supported, so I came up with a novel way to support the lens…….with a soup can!

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Nikon D90 and Soup Can

The set up was crude but this didn’t really matter as this was just an experiment and I didn’t want to spend too long on the set up if the final results didn’t meet my expectations. I decided to photograph fruit and started with a banana then went on to photograph an apple. My final images are far from perfect and I would like to experiment with different objects but overall I was confident enough with the experimentation of one of the final images (The Banana) but less happy with the final outcome of the Apple image, therefore I will not be posting that image. :/

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Crude Studio Set-Up

I used a remote flash and a remote control to take the pictures so as not to disturb the camera angle between each shoot.

Below is the final image that I managed to produce. I am not 100% happy with it, but for a first attempt I do not think that it is too bad and hopefully with a little more practice and finding some more interesting subjects to experiment with, that the images will improve.

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X-Ray Banana | Experiment

Abstract / Artistic / Fine Art Photography

As well as looking at portraiture, landscape and animal photography I have also been looking into abstract and fine art photography, and I have come across some amazing images.

Markus Reugels

Markus Reugels is a German photographer who predominately shoots images of water and colour. The images are abstract in their nature and have a real beauty to them. Photoshop is not used to create these images, they are all created within the camera.

Within the next week or so I hope to try and create some images that are similar in nature to the ones that Reugels creates.

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In Balance
© Markus Reugels

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Splash Cocktail
© Markus Reugels

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Flying Abstractum
© Markus Reugels

All images © Markus Reugels, All rights reserved

Markus Reugels. 2013. Wassertropfen in Perfektion!. [online] Available at: http://www.markusreugels.de [Accessed: 11 November 2013].

Nick Veasey

Nick Veasey is a British photographer and works primarily with images created from X-ray imaging. Some of his works are partial photo manipulations with Photoshop, therefore he sometimes works with digital artists to realise his creations. His images are striking and unusual in their nature. I would like to try and experiment with this kind of imagery but of course I will be using Photoshop as I do not have the X-ray equipment that Nick Veasey has and of course it will be a lot safer!!!!

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© Nick Veasey

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© Nick Veasey

All images © Nick Veasey, All rights reserved

Nick Veasey. 2013. nickveasey. [online] Available at: http://www.nickveasey.com [Accessed: 11 November 2013].