I probably view a 100 or so images by various photographers each and every day. By the time I visit my ever expanding list of blogs, spend time on the photography forum I help moderate, and visit photos on Flickr, I invest a lot of time viewing the wonderful work of others.
In many ways, this daily activity can be compared to “continuing education.” Often the images of others provide inspiration or insight into new techniques.
Today, while viewing some images of Australian photographer Wayne Pearson, I became totally enamored by what he calls “Hit and Miss.” This is a NOT a new technique, but his images served as a reminder of what wonderful images can be captured through this manner.
In a nutshell, “Hit and Miss” involves 1) long shutter speed and 2) induced camera movement. Because of the technique utilized, there is a certain element of luck involved, both good and not so good. Hence, “Hit and Miss.”
Have you ever simply had a great time experimenting with an art technique? That was me today. These really should be titled “From the Closet” because each was taken in a closet in my home. I laughed and giggled as I shot and re-shot time and time again, trying to think of what might possibly provide results that might turn into “art.” My clothing. The grandchildren’s toys. A scarf.
The images were processed in Lightroom but ONLY to boost contrast and saturation. No additional processing was involved.
View with a sense of adventure……and ENJOY!
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