Artistic pictures tricks to get your thoughts shifting (Half two)

By Jackie Ranken | 1 June 2022

That is half two of a two half collection on artistic pictures methods. You may see half one, from final week, right here.

Shoot the identical object in artistic methods

For the final 5 years, I’ve had the identical department I’ve traveled with pinned up on my wall as I nonetheless actually just like the look of it. Within the 2020 lockdown, I used to be impressed to make some extra photographs of it.

These prints are two variations on a still life theme I created in my garage and then edited to create different effects.  Both images were captured with available light coming from my open garage door, and I shot straight down to the subject.  Canon EOS R, 24-105mm f/4 lens @ 40mm.  1/160s@f5.6, ISO 250.
These prints are two variations on a nonetheless life theme I created in my storage after which edited to create totally different results. Each photographs had been captured with obtainable mild coming from my open storage door, and I shot straight all the way down to the topic. Canon EOS R, 24-105mm f/4 lens @ 40mm. 1/[email protected], ISO 250.

I took it into the storage to {photograph} it with some chunks of wooden that I would additionally taken a liking to from our wooden pile. I made numerous new nonetheless life experiments over lockdown. A lot of them did not make the reduce however people who did make me completely satisfied.

For the primary picture right here, I lay a background of black velvet onto the ground, and crumpled it up somewhat in order that it regarded like a panorama. Then, I added the block of wooden with the beech tree department blu-tacked to the highest. Whereas taking pictures, I commonly checked my publicity to guarantee that the black velvet did not over expose. You might discover you could modify your Auto publicity setting to -1.5 Publicity Compensation as the right publicity is for the sunshine tones of the department.

After an preliminary crop to sq. and a clean-up of spots and dirt I discovered on the black velvet, I merely inverted the tones to a damaging in Photoshop. This made a excessive key art work, that I’ve now printed and lined in Encaustic Wax.

Make an in-camera a number of publicity

One in every of my favourite methods to play with are in-camera a number of exposures. Nearly all trendy digital cameras supply this perform, and I like the variations that may be made utilizing the totally different mixing modes of lighten, darken, additive, and common whereas taking pictures as much as 9 overlapping photographs. My favourite possibility is the common mode the place two photographs common out collectively (black and white will make a grey). You too can choose any RAW picture in your card and use that for a brand new a number of publicity concept.

This cloud has followed me all around the place!  Using your camera's in-camera multiple exposure mode can help you create totally different images on the fly.
This cloud has adopted me throughout the place! Utilizing your digicam’s in-camera a number of publicity mode will help you create completely totally different photographs on the fly.

In apply, it is comparatively easy. Consider an concept, get your publicity proper, and activate the a number of publicity mode, then choose ‘Common’. From there, scroll by means of the recordsdata on the cardboard to seek out the correct picture, choose it, after which activate Dwell View mode to line the cloud up with the present picture in entrance of you.

That’s what I’ve executed with my collection referred to as #Rankencloud. With my Canon 5D MK IV, I’ve repeatedly chosen a file of a cloud on my digicam’s SD card. Each time I wished to make use of the cloud, I might insert that exact SD card into my digicam and make the shot. Then, in order to not replenish the cardboard with different photographs, I swap it again once more with the unique card. For extra in-depth details about in-camera a number of exposures, examine your digicam’s handbook. ️

In regards to the creator: Jackie Ranken is an Australian born, multi-award profitable panorama/artwork photographer who has lived in New Zealand since 2004. She has over thirty 5 years’ expertise inside the visible arts and has been a world awards decide since 2002.

She combines her artwork apply with educating and is a presenter in workshops and seminars internationally. Her ardour is the creation of multi-layered narratives by way of in digicam a number of exposures and intentional actions. Permitting play and serendipity into her artistic course of provides her private freedom to interrupt guidelines and push the so-called boundaries of conventional picture making processes.

Since 2001 she has gained many prestigious pictures awards which have culminated in making her a Grand Grasp of each the Australian and the New Zealand Institutes of Skilled Pictures. She is a Canon Grasp and EIZO Ambassador. See extra at

Similar Posts