another fun session and close ups with objects with Basic Clicks.
continuing with the bokeh theme, we set up shots with various different objects, from spoons to a guitar. The guitar worked nicely with last weeks shots, as we used a backdrop of musical notes again. I liked the images I managed to create in the session.
After the session, I enjoyed a lovely steak and onion panini with a side salad in the centre café – “Food for thought”, washed down with a lovely cup of tea!
Today at BASICs photography session, we’ve had a bit of a Musical theme, using objects we’ve used before together with some musical notation.
Sheets of Music were used by the group to create some wonderful imagery. everything from rings and chains to coloured backgrounds.
Some shots required close up photography or zoom, whilst others required angles or distance. Once again, I used my Bridge camera to create the shots , and we used overhead lighting to get the best of the effects. I’m happy with the shots I took in the session
There’s a reason for this. As people know, I’ve been participating in photography classes whilst I get back on my feet
The classes take place at the Brain & Spinal injury centre off Eccles New Road, close by to the Neurological wing at Salford Royal Hospital (Hope)
I used my Sony Cybershot in the session – and the class put together a series of shots which (I thought) would look good on the screen.
Some came out blurry, whilst some – didn’t come out at all
I did this test shot, to make sure my camera was working with the lens filter. I quite like it, as it looked like it was snowing indoors!
eventually though – the lights began to appear through the lens. Having thrown the image off focus – the effect was finalised using a photoshop filter – glowing edges which created the colourfully lit bubbles rising from the teacup.
I was looking for rainbows today – and they appeared – thanks to a little bokeh magic.
I celebrated my achievement with a plate of scotch pancakes….but there will be more like this soon, so watch this space.
“Everybody dance into the light”….Dance into the light – P.Collins, 1996.
A Mug of something magical – normally my mug of hot cocoa from whittards!!!
(Photograph : Brian F Kirkham)
It’s said that a black hole swallows up every last bit of light around it.
The same can be said for a Bokeh effect Lens
We’ve been making these Lenses from Black Paper / Card in our photography sessions at BASIC in Salford. The Image is concentrated on the amount of light going through the lens, producing some rather delightful effects. The shape of the lights is changed by the lens, and due to the light source being thrown out of focus, you can make the simplest of lights turn to teardrops, butterflies or even stars depending on how far away you are from your backdrop.
Looking at the picture it looks like the lights are ‘dancing’ around the coffee cup.
And the key to getting these effects, darkening the surroundings of the subject so the light is concentrated through the shaped lens on the camera.