lost in the forest

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picture taken by canon eos 600d @ f6.7, HDR
We took this picture during a shoot in the local forest. We decided to take an hdr to make the picture a little bit diffrent and more eye-catching. In the post-processing we used again a black and white filter, but used some layers to darken the scene.

alone in the dark

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shot with canon eos 600d @ f1.8, 1/350

We went to the local forest to do some photography and took this picture of a flower. The wide apperture created a very nice depth of field and the black and white filter really drives the viewers attention onto the flower. This photo is a good example for a picture which seems to be unintresting at the start, but with the right post-processing you can achieve the impression you want.

circle of fire

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We went outside for a photoshoot at night and tried to do some cool stuff with burning steel wool. We formed little balls out of it and spinned them around attached on a wire. Using a slow shutter speed (8s) and high aperture of f22 we were able to shoot at ISO 100.

Because of these camera settings the steel wool created some cool sparks flying around.

In the post processing we simply adjusted the contrast and brightness and sharpened the picture slightly to emphasize the sparks.

In the end this picture shows that you don’t necesserelily need high budget equipment and tons of gear to get awesome results. Sometimes just a camera, a lens and a litttle bit of creativity is just fine to get nice pictures!