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Ripening plums

Created in this Craftsy class

Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D300s with 18 - 200 mm VR lens

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What are you most proud of? The main image, with the plums shows the ripening fruit as the main point of focus while the garden furniture in the background gives it a sense of place.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy yourself and it'll show in your images!

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This is a very interesting use of a wide-angle focal length up close to emphasize your foreground. One thing to think about is the light on the background chairs. Even though they are out of focus, they have the brightest, most contrasty parts of the image. Bright and contrasty areas will always attract the viewers eye away from other parts of the image, even if they are out of focus. Having them more out of focus could help, but sometimes you just need to shoot at a different time when the light is more cooperative, which you can do since this is your garden.

09/18/2013 Flag