2017/10/13 - People & Pictorial competitions

October 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Good day to you!
 I hope that all is well!!!
 
 Since I last wrote I've been quite busy! Just in the past few weeks, I've covered a few concerts, photographed and donated art to a gala event for the APL (The Fur Ball), judged a photo competition, and had something pretty cool happen. 
  The cool thing that happened is that a larger company has licensed cat photo for a greeting card that will be out in the coming months. I have no idea what the final design will look like, but I'll let you know as soon as I know!
 
People Competition
 
 
2017-10-13 - DNP - People Competition - "Free-Flowing"2017-10-13 - DNP - People Competition - "Free-Flowing"
​"Free-Flowing" - Did Not Place
 
This was a fun shot that was only possible with the use of studio lighting and a fast shutter speed.  I just love how the hair looks as it's flowing upward!  One of the judges said he didn't like the photo because her feet were crossed...
 
 
 
 
2017-10-13 - DNP - People Competition - "Blown Away"2017-10-13 - DNP - People Competition - "Blown Away"
​"Blown Away" - Did Not Place
 
The shot of my friend was taken at the same studio as the last photo, and then was used for a double-exposed image. Double-exposure started as an accident back in the film camera days, where the photographer would forget to advance the film to take the next shot, resulting in the two images exposing the same piece of film. This would cause the two different shots to merge causing some interesting effects. It didn't take long before photographers were intentionally using this effect to explore a more creative side of photography.
 
When I realized that my digital camera had a Double-Exposure setting, I had to try it out!  Furthermore, I realized that the photos didn't need to be taken consecutively, and that I could load any image from the memory card as my first shot. That being the case, I knew there was nothing stopping me from loading studio shots in the camera and then just taking the second shot during a different time.  This shot is composed of the studio shot, and then a photo taken in the metroparks at a later date.  Good times!
 
 
 
 
Pictorial Competition
 
 
2017-10-13 - DNP - Pictorial Competition - "Tilted Palouse"2017-10-13 - DNP - Pictorial Competition - "Tilted Palouse"
​"Tilted Palouse" - Did Not Place
 
 Another shot from my vacation to Palouse, WA earlier this year.  I tried something a little different as you can tell, and it did terribly in competition.  Be that as it may, I still really enjoy the dynamic nature of this photo!
 
Until next time, I wish you all the best of days!
 
Warm regards,
 Dan

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