Shooting Blowballs

Posted: May 24, 2010 in Blog

Yesterday I wasn’t able to study whole time so I’d decided to make a walk with my camera. I wanted to make some sunset shots and about them, but I didn’t have enought fortune for great scene. But this didn’t matter me at all, I just changed the subject. I was shooting in quite high grass with blowballs in it. I gave it a try.

The sky was pretty dramatic so I took it’s advantage. I got down as much as possible to get the shot and thinking about the correct exposure. With sure, the camera will under-expose the subject or over-expose the sky. And that’s a thing nobody wanted. Goal was clear, get the most possible details. Next stop? Manual mode.

Normally I shoot in Av, but in this situation I knew this won’t be the best choice. I dialed down the exposure for clouds and poped-up my flash. I started at -1 and 1/3 and took a shot. It was too dark, so I tweaked it a bit. I continued until I got the perfect exposure.

Today I processed the photo using Lightroom and Photoshop with quite good result. It’s a combination of soft light, multiply, curves, shadows/highlights and black & white.

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