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Creativity is So Fun...

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, May 1, 2011.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The last few days I've put my creative thinking cap on and had a bit of fun with my camera. I've stretched myself to get away from the normal and try a few different things. And I've really enjoyed it.

    here's some of my fruit.:smile: All with my GF1 and 20 and 14-45mm Lenses.

    Writing with 2 LED Torches
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675017988/" title="Light writing with 2 LED torches by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="376" alt="Light writing with 2 LED torches"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675018536/" title="Light Writing by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="375" alt="Light Writing"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5674453119/" title="Light Writing again by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="375" alt="Light Writing again"></a>

    I achieved this weird colour tone by lighting the radiometer with a teeny weeny LED torch.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675018272/" title="Amazing colour from an LED torch by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="431" alt="Amazing colour from an LED torch"></a>

    HDR in Black and White. Something different.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675017800/" title="Black and White HDR by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="352" alt="Black and White HDR"></a>

    Zooming in with the lens using a slower shutter speed.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675015880/" title="Slow Shutter Lens Zooming. by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="375" alt="Slow Shutter Lens Zooming."></a>

    It kinda gives me an odd feeling but my eyes keep getting drawn back to it. Strange!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5674451291/" title="Slow Shutter Lens Zooming by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="375" alt="Slow Shutter Lens Zooming"></a>

    Random Guy in a morph suit. Here I've tried the colourize effect.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675017022/" title="Trying my hand at Colorizing. Random guy in a Morph suit by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="389" alt="Trying my hand at Colorizing. Random guy in a Morph suit"></a>

    Another Colourized Shot.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5675016216/" title="Smile by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="389" alt="Smile"></a>

    A self portrait trying the Invisible Black Backdrop Effect. It works too!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5674452591/" title="Invisible Black Drop. Self Portrait by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="375" alt="Invisible Black Drop. Self Portrait"></a>
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    These are all good Brady - keep playing and discovering.
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  3. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    Gotta be fun. I hope you'll continue in this thread :smile:

    btw, what setup did you use for your Invisible Black Backdrop Effect? I'm planning to try it with my GF1 as well...
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  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Okay Brady....

    Alright Brady....

    Nice idea. Let's see if anyone else has some creative efforts to share.

    Cheers, Alan
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  5. Vreeke

    Vreeke Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    Light painting

    Light with a flashlight. Tried this while camping. Kept the kids amused.
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  6. Love your experimentations. BRAVO. Truly inspiring.
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  7. FridayFriday

    FridayFriday New to Mu-43

    Apr 20, 2011
    Awesome shots!
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  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    If anyone wants to contribute, you're certainly welcome.

    John I tried the black backdrop idea first with my D90 and the SB-600 flash and it works not too bad at all. The GF1 is a little trickier because the flash is only pretty small compared to the SB-600 so i had to be very close. With the D90 the flash sync shutter speed ( I think that's what it's called) goes to 1/200 but the GF1 only goes to 1/160. The settings i used to take the picture are:
    ISO 100 (the lower the better apparently)
    Focal length 20mm
    Exposure 0EV
    Aperture f14 (I found this is what you need to experiment with to get the correct darkness)
    Shutter speed was at max on the GF1 which I think was 1/160

    I found it works the best in the shade and make sure there are no bright parts in the frame, such as a window, reflective surfaces ect. The flash has to be really close for it to brighten effectively.

    With the self portrait of myself I added a vignette and because the background wasn't completely dark as i wanted, I did a bit of a clone using the dark area as the source point. I am pretty happy with the result.

    Here's one from the D90

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5682989587/" title="DSC_0150 (5) by iconindustries, on Flickr">"640" height="520" alt="DSC_0150 (5)"></a>
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  9. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    The portrait is pretty great. Just one thing...I was thinking who do you remind me...and it came up - Julian Assange...aren't you Australian guys somehow connected? :biggrin:

    I'm sorry for my bad understanding, but I didn't completely get it. You're saying that you didn't use the SB-600 flash on GF1, so which one did you use? You're not trying to say it was the built in one right? :smile:

  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Haha John, I'm sorry but I'm not Julian Assagne. If I were ,I would be running around as Amin and not iconnindustries.:smile: Yeah he is aussie and he's smart but he's created a bit of trouble for the americans from what i hear. I hope you don't think we're all like him.

    Oh I think he's a bit older than me as well. I'm only 21:smile:

    Sorry about the round about way of describing it, but I took a black backdrop picture with both cameras. The D90 and the SB-600 flash and the GF1 with the little pop up flash. But what I was trying to say is that the D90 with the big flash works more effectively.

    Have a go and see what you come up with. It's pretty fun. (although took lots to get one i liked)
  11. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    As an European I don't have a problem with J. A. :wink: And no, I don't think that all Australians are like him, but most Australians I met were somewhat special (mostly in a good way though :wink:).

    But but...young cousin maybe, no? I'm telling you, color your hair and ppl will be stopping you on the street :biggrin: But you're right he's nearly double your age...

    I can't believe this. I guess I need to try harder. I never got even close to the result with the pop up flash. Well lets charge another battery...
  12. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Excellent stuff here, Mr. Assange ;-)

    Playing is fun. Last summer I tried to photograph a firefly. Here's what I got:

    Firefly by john m flores, on Flickr

    Hope that others join in!
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  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oh no! haha

    Good stuff Mr. Flores. You know, I've never seen a firefly before. I mustn't be attractive enough to visit.
  14. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I dunno if this is creative or just plain strange. My sister and her ugg boots.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5689465955/" title="Ugg Boots.. by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="1024" alt="Ugg Boots.."></a>
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  15. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5601321943/" title="Hard to collect, easy to lose... by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="651" alt="Hard to collect, easy to lose..."></a>
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  16. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yesterday was bleak and overcast and I was working in the shed and popped out to check the rain gauge and I saw this tree. The rain mixed with a smidgen of sun had created a nice atmosphere around it and gave the tree trunk a nice contrasty wet look. 7 shot HDR

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5751992295/" title="Bleak overcast day, perfect for HDR by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="583" alt="Bleak overcast day, perfect for HDR"></a>
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  17. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    i've always wondered how you do colorized shots (where you only see one color and rest are b&w). Software? What software do you use?
  18. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey mate there's a few of them. Are you on a mac?
  19. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Tricking around with filters. Ominous trees.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5827682141/" title="ominous trees.. by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="640" alt="ominous trees.."></a>
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  20. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    A few more. The creativity this time I've concentrated on the post processing.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5895078223/" title="Old plough bits and odds by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="575" alt="Old plough bits and odds"></a>

    How cool is this old truck. Have you ever heard of an Albion before, because I hadn't.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5895128019/" title="Derelict Truck by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="575" alt="Derelict Truck"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5895697420/" title="Truck Badge by iconindustries, on Flickr">"1024" height="576" alt="Truck Badge"></a>
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