Week 29: Kinetic Photography | 2018 Project 52

Waiting for the sun to set was all I needed this week…

I had planned to play with lights. Twinkle. Colored. Small. Large. But something else caught my eye and I spent the next 30 minutes tossing my camera around in the dark like an idiot, saying “ow!” every 30 seconds because the strap was still around my neck. But… kinetic photography is my JAM.

kinetic photography

Settings: f/2.8, 0.8 sec, 35mm, ISO 250
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

I got something to love this week!

Narrowing down my image was harder than normal, only because I couldn’t decide if I liked a completely abstract photo where you couldn’t tell what my subject was. Versus one that showed the subject a bit. And, well, you decide.

I love the movement, the colors, the serpent shape of flipping my camera into the air. It’s different, it’s weird and I really like it.

Week 30: Framing
due 07.25.18

Framing is one my favorite compositions. It can be simple or challenging, but by creating a frame within your image draws a viewer’s eye to a single point. We can frame our subjects with man-made shapes. Or a softer, more organic frame with the help of Mother Nature. Whatever you try this week, just ask yourself “Will this add to, or take away, from my image?”

Push yourself a bit this week if you’re up for it. Create depth, change your exposure, shoot in full sun, slow down your shutter… wait for you subject to present itself instead of hunting it. However you experiment, how can you create a stronger story with your composition?

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