I want to share a technique I have been using in-camera for years, as a fashion photographer. I used this style a lot as I consider soft, hazy imagery to be my style when shooting people. Although I don't photograph a lot of fashion these days, I often used a technique I called 'wiggling'. Wiggling only works with prime lens for their ability to reach apertures below f/3. Effectively, you take a small object and shake it in front of the lens whilst taking shots - the results can be quite random and sometimes create a lot of distortion. Any object can be used, my favourite are leaves, pink petals and a CD or crystal to give a rainbow effect. I really loved using this technique especially when I had occasional chances to use it for client work. The first collection above are examples from my portfolio where I had used the technique.
You can experiment artificially within Photoshop too, as I have done in the second collection of images. This involves creating a separate layer and painting areas of your image with the brush tool. You can use different colours or single colour in places and then lower the opacity and/or use 'screen', until you have the desired effect. I have digitally added rainbow effects, layered strips of light, or light leaks.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Rome, Part I.
Back in July, Philip & I took a weekend trip to Rome. The last time I had been to Rome, it had been during one of Europe's coldest February's in a very long time, when it snowed in Rome for the first time since 1986.
Rome was beautiful and charming. Having only two days there, we walked until our feet were swollen, exploring every inch of the city that felt very small compared to London. We ate pizza and drank Mojitos, ate gelato, had fresh gnocchi, rode Segways through the park and wandered the streets at night with a buzz of too much wine.
Rome, Part II.