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Photographing the 2015 Boston Blizzard: Part 2 The Artistic/Macro approach

I know spring is coming but let’s rewind a little bit to this blizzard we underwent during this winter because it offered very interesting things. So how do you photograph extreme conditions in a way nobody does? It depends on the way you look at it.

Part 1 of this series had a common approach winter photography, mostly from a landscape photography point of view. Here, I wanted to explore the situation with a different eye. I wanted to look at perspectives that people wouldn’t see by themselves. I wanted to look at those tiny things that we would forget, but that the camera lens can make us see differently, thanks to the depth of field and bokeh that our eye cannot reproduce naturally.

 Pure Macro Close-ups

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1 to 1.5 inch for this icicle. The sun gave me this refraction bokeh.

By the way, just imagine one second if we could control our depth of field just with our iris? Wouldn’t that be incredible? Swiss researchers have created the first eye contact lens able to zoom x2.8 just with a blink! Amazing! Anyway, that was the revolutionary high-tech parenthesis. Continue reading Photographing the 2015 Boston Blizzard: Part 2 The Artistic/Macro approach

Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot

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Reflections and shadows can be a good way to catch silhouettes. Like wet areas, bitumen… for their minimalist aspects: (16mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO). This picture has been taken at sunset.

The silhouetted shot is one very poetic way to express photography. I must admit that it is really one of my favorite photography field! Making silhouettes is more like evoking your subject rather than describing it. It is about illustrating rather than telling. It is a subtil play with shadows and light. It is about creating a painting with masses rather than fine details or colors. Silhouettes can genuinely enrich one’s range of creativity in the field of photography. What I love about this technique is that it allows the reader to invest himself more in your creation and imagine the details that are missing. It is mysterious poetry in a photograph. Continue reading Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot