I love to take photos of everyday household objects. A digital camera with a reasonable macro lens – and also the depth of field setting, creates a very dramatic and interesting photograph.
This picture was shot in my old premises in Gleadless, Sheffield. An guess what the background studio element is? There orange in actually a rocking chair. Close up with a hand held Olympus Digital Camera. I was very pleased with this shot.
Cans. Quiet and lonely. And yet with many little friends. After a party and the poker has finished, all that remains are the empty shells of our hard drinking night. It is bleak and yet those cans are huddled together in the wastebasket. I am a can and I can.
This was shot on a regular camera and then simply updated in photoshop, duplicating the layer and reducing the colour, it is a very easy task to mask off the mono section to reveal the blue underneath.
This night photo was taken in Gleadless in in Sheffield. Taking photographs at night is always a balance between time and light. Keeping the shutter open means blurring things that move. It can spoil a photo or enhance it and we see photographists using this method for car lights or water.
The only element that moved in this shot were the clouds and just a little bit, the moon also. Therefore, I was able to retain the sharpness of the main shot, but have motion at the top, creating a very moody picture.
I visualise where my photos may be used and this one is definitely giving me the sense of an album cover.
Mirros and reflections are great ways to improve your photography skills and add an interesting perspective – of reflections and shapes.Furthermore, I can also a get myself in the shot too!
This photograph was taken inside the beer lounge of The Sheffield Tap. I wanted to highlight the metal and glass reflection, and give the room a grander feel. Therefore, by positioning the subject on the edge of the frame, the room looks more dramatic.
This would look good as a small print – on photo paper, in a silver frame.
This photograph shows while the sun rising was over our garden in Sheffield. The cold earth is warming up slightly, and the mist is hanging low. Because, if you are facing east at around 7am, you get to see the sun rising across the garden.
Yet the sun was trying to break through and probably would. But, would this turn into a glorious day, or will the clouds prevail?
If I was to print this out, it would have to be as a canvas print, also, the make the size 30cm x 40cm and printed on an Epson Stylus Pro cotton canvas material.
Wide Format – the Landscape Panorama Mode
Its a great feature on any smartphone, SLR Digital camera or even a simple point and shoot, but it never seems to fit correctly on your screen for viewing purposes. You have to scroll it along, and by the time you’ve reached the middle of the shot, the viewer has turned away, bored.
OK, so let’s print it out. What options are available for printing wide format, I’d suggest not investing in new equipment, but simply take it to your local wide format printing company.
You have the option of PVC Banner materiel, standard satin paper or even canvas. Any of those would sit nicely on the wall above the sofa.
Output options with wide format printing
Take the photo in this article – it is a regular photograph of Sheffield, by me Hurst Vanrooj, and I took it to my local printer in Sheffield to produce a very nice wide format print. I chose the HP Satin 200gsm material and as you can see it looks very top quality in situ.