Tall Tales From The Field

Painting With Your Camera

You don’t have to be Monet to achieve an impressionistic look to your photos. Just some imagination  and skill with your camera. The following pics shot yesterday are of aspen trees during fall foliage. To achieve this effect, prop your camera on your tripod and set a relatively low shutter speed but that depends on the lighting conditions. It was pretty light when I took these so my F stop was at 18, my ISO at 100, and speed at 1/25 of a second. Later on when it got darker, my shutter speed was 1/4 of a second.  The longer the exposure, the more creative you can get with this. I also had a polarizing filter on my lens. When the shutter releases, have your camera moving slightly up or down or parallel with the dominant lines of your subject. You have to experiment and use your LCD to get some feedback in order to make necessary adjustments.  You want to shoot in manual when doing trying this. The “normal” photos from this shoot will follow in a day or two.

Utah Autumn

Utah Autumn

 

Utah Fall

Utah Autumn

Utah Autumn

Utah Autumn

Utah Fall_2797

 

 

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6 responses

  1. Your f-stop was at 18, that’s amazing. great compositions!!!

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    October 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

  2. Nice

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    October 17, 2014 at 11:48 PM

  3. Nice panning 🙂

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    October 18, 2014 at 2:40 AM

  4. Amy

    Love this painting series. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise!

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    October 18, 2014 at 7:57 AM

  5. I love these!

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    October 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM

  6. Thank you for this tutorial! 🙂

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    March 18, 2015 at 10:20 AM

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