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Marinus Wieten Blog - Nature and Landscape Photography Insights

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Blog with tips and recommendations on software, training and courses and many tips, which allow you to develop your unique style of photography
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If you import your images in the RAW editing program that you use, you have the option to edit these images to the best result you like, which provides pictures of great quality. But you have to handle what we have discussed about the proper light exposure of the subject very seriously. Even if you have great editing software, images with improper light exposure are difficult to repair, and they often lead to the compromise of quality. While most SLR camera manufacturers supply a standard RAW image editing program, in practice such software leaves much to be desired. In many cases, they do not offer the option to apply refined editing, and this is necessary to optimize the image maximally. 

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Time Exposure

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The Beauty of Time Exposure!

 

One of the finest applications in photography is the creation of a time exposure.
A time recording is the light exposureof the subject during a certain period of time, often several seconds, which can result in particularly surprising effects.

Usually, people only use time recording when the light is insufficient to make camera images withoutusing a tripod. When the shutter speed is so low that a tripod is required to prevent blurriness due to movement, then it is called a time recording. People apply this to static subjects such as a city view in the evening that is beautifully illuminated byartificial light, with moving objects such as photographing roads where the car lights are displayed as light stripes.

Time exposure in daylight
 

The prolonged light exposure of skies with lightning storm, to capture lightning, is also a favorite subject of manyphotographers. In all situations described above, prolonged light exposure times are used because the existing light is insufficient to use the handheld camera to make a perfect image.
However, many people are unaware that prolonged time exposure in daylight shots is also possible, and that you have a wide range of creative possibilities at your disposal.
 

For example, it is possible to depict the movement of cloudy skies in respect to the subject as moving stripes. You can also make the waves of the sea disappear completely in order to create a foggy surface to, something that creates a mystical atmosphere. The possibilities are endless: it is your own creative vision that poses the limitation.

In contrast to evening images, where prolonged time recording is obviously necessary for correct light exposure of the subject, for daylight shooting prolonged light exposure can be created artificially. Using a closed aperture, for example 22, and an as low as possible ISO number, for example 50, is insufficient to get prolonged time recordings during day time.

 

ND filter

To do this an ND filter, or a neutral gray density filter should be used for the objective lens. To a large extent, this filter strongly reduces the existing light that is passed onto the image sensor.  Such a filter has to be of excellent quality, so that light waste at the corners of the image, caused by lower quality optical filters, resulting in dark corners in the image, will be excluded

 

For optimum quality filters, I recommend opting for B+W Schneider Optics, the pinnacle of optical filters. Although these filters are very expensive, you will see superior quality in your images. An excellent choice is the B+W ND 3.0 (1000x). This filter reduces light by 10 Stops. For an ISO value of 50, and a shutter speed of 1/60 with aperture 16 for example, the shutter speed is reduced by a factor of 10 to 16 seconds. If you choose aperture 22, the shutter speed even changes to 32 seconds. Here it is very well possible to capture the passage of clouds, or to create the effect of a foggy sea surface.

 

Beautiful Effects

In order to get beautiful effects, it is recommended that you choose a time recording whereby the light is no longer optimal. For example, against at the end of the day when the shutter speed is less than 1/2 second, using of the aperture 11 or 16.
When using the B+W density filter, you can make time recordings of several Minutes with the aperture almost closed.

 

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Nature and Landscape Photography

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Visit my Image Gallery and you will discover a great collection of photographs which are bifurcated into two categories, black & white and full colour. The black and white pictures are in duo-tone with additional grain to accentuate the ambiance.

 

The ambiance in the black & white images is chiefly influenced by the exposure of gigantic clouds, infinite spaces and the small human being likened to this space. Clouds have constantly fascinated me, the innumerable and unparalleled forms which interchange rapidly, give me the motivation to capture these pictures and place the human being in them. In the black & white segment you will also discover landscape photography, architecture & nature.

 

As well here, the ambiance is determined by the existence of clouds. Under the segment ‘colour’ you will find landscapes, close/ups, flowers, and sea views as well!

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit, you are most welcome.

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Marinus Wieten Nature and Landscape Photography

Nature and Landscpae PhotographyVisit myImage Galleryand you will discover a great collection of photographs which are bifurcated into two categories, black white and full colour. The black and white pictures are in duo-tone with additional grain to accentuate the ambiance.The ambiance in the black white images is chiefly influenced by the exposure of gigantic clouds, infinite spaces and the small human being likened to this space. Add Your HeadingAdd Your Content Here
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Free eBook

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Free eBook“Guide to Creative Black and White Photography!”

 

See whats inside:100 Unique black and white images and many tips, which allow you to develop your unique style of photography, as well as your vision on digital imaging and photography. 

 

In this fantastic E-Book you will learn to get Insight into:

 

Composition and imagingLight measurement and possibilitiesTime recording in daylightSeveral software programs ThisFree eBook will show you many examples of the applicability of black and white photography, and you will read how you can convert your own color images into breath-taking black and white images.


More and more Art Galleries prefer black and white expositions, where the images are required to meet very high standards. This E-Book will teach you how to reach that level. 

 

Visit my image gallery and download this FREE 103 pages eBook.

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Art of Close Up

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Art of Close Up

We have always found that looking at objects from another perspective is fascinating. This is because of the fact that we often discover new things just by looking at a familiar object from a different angle or focus. This might be the reason for people’s fascination with close up photography.

 

Close Up Photography is an art.

There’s no question about that. It takes the genius of an artist to take something so ordinary and something so dismissible and turn it into something that just captures an aspect of life. For that is what art is. No art ever claimed to contain all the truths of life. Art is a reflection of the world through the eyes of the artist. By looking at a piece of art such as close up photography, we get to share the perspective of other people and that can be a very powerful connection.

Another thing about close up photography you should know is that it is not easy. You need to consider a lot of factors in order to produce great photographs. What are these factors?

 

Skills

Do you actually have the skills necessary for close up photography? Do you have the eye for beauty that would be appreciated by people who view your photographs? That’s not all you need. You also need to have a steady hand. While taking close up photographs, even barely noticeable movements of the hand can ruin your picture. You need to have the skills to use a camera properly. You need to be able to adjust the camera in order to take the picture that you truly want to appear.

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