“When I began to photograph nudes, I let myself be guided by this camera, and instead of photographing what I saw, I photographed what the camera was seeing. I interfered very little, and the lens produced anatomical images and shapes which my eyes had never observed.” (Bill Brandt, photographer)
Shooting nudes underwater is new to me. I always wanted to try it out but in the first place I needed a model willing to perform. It was important to me to have a good connection to the model. I wanted this to be a team work. It was essential that she/he had to feel comfortable. After having seen a lot of underwater nudes I still didn’t know what I wanted but I was sure of what I didn’t want. I personally love colours but I can’t imagine nudes other than in black &white with the occasional hint of colour. They should be a mystery where the watcher can let his imagination wander…
“Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it.”
William Christopher Handy
A couple of days ago I spent the afternoon in the swimming pool for a very special shoot-out. Young Matteo wanted underwater pics of himself playing his trumpet. I personally never put such a beautiful instrument underwater so I was quite relieved that Matteo’s teacher gave his ok for the trumpet’s maiden dive:-)
Matteo performed fantastically even producing music bubbles underwater!
Watch by yourself!
I am happy to be part of this adventure . Here a statement from Richard H. Stewart publisher and editor in chief of EcoImages.
I (EcoMedia) am please to announce the release of our first in a series, B2B ImageMaker Portfolios – EcoImages-N1. Our B2B portfolios are a co-operative production of participating photographers who desire to reach out to publishers and ad agencies throughout the world. In addition to our Eco-themed portfolio, the series will include Travel, Wildlife, Sports, People, Aerial, Industry and Food. For information on how you can participate contact me at Richard@EcoMediaMarketing.com. Enjoy!
“You must be a fish among fishes to study their surroundings and their life.” – Hans & Lotte Hass
Finally Chris has managed to go through all his Filipino pictures and do some post processing.
Find here a small selection. They were all taken last Navember in Southern Leyte, Bohol, Camiguin and Cabilao. I hope you enjoy!
You can see the whole set on flickr : The Philippines 2012 by Chris Lebas a set on flickr
Due to popular demand I take up my wallpaper series again. I hope you like black&white as I decided to take the images of my b&w calendar
So here’s March 2013
A wide angle shot of a small shoal of batfish playing in the beams of the Raja Ampat sun.
Click on the image to get the download file
“Lady in Black” is a special underwater series. All images ARE taken underwater! I mention this only because some people asked me about it. The images were all post processed with an infra-red filter.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted Grant
There are special infra-red filters to use directly on-camera while shooting but this is hardly possible while model shooting. The IR filters are very dark and hence light consuming which needs you to use very long shutter times. Underwater even if I’d use a tripod, my model wouldn’t be able to stay still that long to get sharp pictures
I hope you enjoy!
Lady in Black, a set on Flickr.
For weeks on end the sky was grey and a thick layer of snow covered the countryside. Last Sunday it changed to a blue sky and bright sunlight. That was the moment to get out with a camera and enjoy the sun beams. I availed myself of the opportunity of trying my hand at HDR photography. The bright sky on one hand and the waterfall in the shadow on the other provided the ideal facility.
The amazing evening colours reminded me of my penchant for cold winter sunsets. The lights are intense and range from deep blue to burning red. A phenomenon hardly witnessed during the warmer summer time.
HDR EXPERIMeNTS, a set on Flickr. some random images transformed into HDR images
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.