Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Kite Surfer 02 - Long Exposure combined with Stills

Another Daytime Long Exposure combination with Still images. This image was specifically hard to create as there was a lot of activities in the water that I wanted to convey yet still have the timeless and elegant feel of a long exposure. So as you can see, its not the classical black and white long exposure image. 

To make the ‘surfers’ work with the concept of the image I had to show the motion of the waves in the water, doing a long exposure would have eliminated detail in the waves that was relevant to the composition.  So instead of working with 10 or 13 f-stop ND Filters, I was working with 3 or 6 F-stops to get the blurriness of the kites and the waves.  Additionally, I wanted to keep some colour in the image as each kite was so bright and colourful it would have been a shame to show any evidence of that.

To learn more and get additional tops on Daytime Long Exposure Photography, please go to: www.SharonTenenbaum.com where you can find the ebook: How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Daytime long Exposure – Composite of 3 Images!

For those of you that have been following my Daytime Long Exposure you can see that I enjoy creating images that are a composite of more than one image. My first attempt was the Algarve Wind Farms, a year later the Southern Straits Boat Race and now, I want to introduce my Kite Surfer #1. 

My vision in this technique is to convey the range of motion of the subject matter.  In the world of photography, we are reducing reality from four dimensions onto a two dimensional slate (we reduce it even further of we convert to black and white as it is not our reality, we see the world in colour and not b&w).  By using time as an additional tool in your creative arsenal, you can expand the limited range of expression within the world of photography.

Within Daytime Long Exposure Photography, subject matters are normally complete stagnant, such as rocks, land or building, as in Architectural Photography, and the moving part of the image is either clouds or water.  Since my subject matter of wind farms, boats, kite surfers are all dynamic and have an ‘in-between’ range of motion, I wanted to find a way to implement them into the composition and found that artistically it works best if their motion is frozen within the image.  In a way it resembles panning, although we know that the subject is moving, we freeze it and have everything around it in motion.

The image below is a composite of three images:
  1. The sky:  4 minute exposure with 13 f-stop ND filter
  2. The water: since I wanted to get the motion of the waves and not a marble slate effect, a 6 second exposure in the mid day sun with a 6 f-stop ND filter
  3. Lastly a still shot of the kite itself and the surfer.  TIP: don’t hesitate to change lenses for the close in detail shots, I took this one with a 200 mm lens while the rest were with a wide angle 24 mm.

End Result:
Kite Surfer #1, Tel-Aviv, Israel

To learn more and get additional tops on Daytime Long Exposure Photography, please go to: 
www.SharonTenenbaum.com where you can find the ebook: How to Create Long Exposure Fine Art Photography.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Daytime Long Exposure – Panorama Shots

The first time that I tried a daytime long exposure with multiple shots for a panoramic image and then stitching the images together.  Photoshop CS5 stitch does a pretty good job although I do see some inconsistencies with the cloud streaks. Something I still need to practice more.

This image of the Golden Ears Bridge was taken on a sandbar along the Fraser River (BC), too bad there was so much city clutter.  I thought the sepia tones would reduce them a bit not it’s not doing it for me, a nice attempt and I certainly am looking forward to taking more landscape daytime long exposure panoramic shots.

To learn more about how to create Daytime Long Exposure Fine Art Photography, please go to www.SharonTenenbaum.com

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New York City
 Architectural Photography Walk / Course Nov. 10 – 13, 2012

Come join us for four days of shooting architecture in one of the most exciting cities in the world.  From skyscrapers to city views and everything in between.  This four day photo course will be primarily hands on experience, we will be walking throughout the city and visiting a few locations per day with review sessions.

Learn from International Award Winning Photographers, Joel Tjintjelaar and Sharon Tenenbaum how to transform your photography to Fine Art by developing a vision.

• Silver Efex Pro 2: Learn how to professionally post process your images to Black and White using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.
• Long Exposure Photography and Post Processing: Joel will reveal his
advanced B&W processing techniques.
• Portfolio Reviews post-course: 3 weeks of online post-course help and feedback on post processing and reviews.

A few of the selected Locations on our route:
• 8 Spruce Street by Frank Gehry.
• Flatiron Building.
• Grand Central Station.
• NYC Skyline and Waterfronts.
• Morphosis 41 Cooper Square Cooper Union.
• IAC building by Frank Gehry.
• Hearst Building,
• And many many more!

A photographic experience never to forget; this event will be recorded on video in documentary / fine art style, by one of the most talented and upcoming cinematographers Armand Dijcks

Registration and limited availability
You can sign up here but there are only limited places available: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtneDE4VmlVWXpGNy1wSnJZRnM4Tnc6MQ

*Course Fee: 975USD (does not include flight or accommodation). Detailed routes, schedule and hotel recommendations will be revealed soon.
** A final video tutorial and ‘out in the field’ instructional sessions documented throughout the course will be provided free of charge to all participants.

For more information:
Joel Tjintjelaar - info.bwvision@gmail.com
Sharon Tenenbaum - sharon@SharonTenenbaum.com
Daniel Portal (General inquiries) - dportal@gmail.com