Photographing and tips

Alan Aspie

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The cat is asking you all to check my Instapage.

 

Alan Aspie

Insta: jallepergeri
Joined
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Finland and my autistic mind.
Shoot symbols!

Shoot what does not exist in material world. Make it exist. Then shoot it.

In one of my previous posts you see a cherry heart. And here is a plum heart, a real life emoji.

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And here is Smiley as a golden hair princess.

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Both started their existence when I planned and shot them. And now they are real. And more will come.

And you will find these and some more from my Insta feed.

 

Alan Aspie

Insta: jallepergeri
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Finland and my autistic mind.
Highlight your experiences.

Make your photographing part of your life in a very enjoyable and meaningful way.

I woke 2 of my kids last night near midnight. Told them to clothe up and take their gear. We jumped to our car and drove far from city lights. And then we waited. Something started to appear. And something more. And more...

Those two kids saw Northern Lights first time in their life. And they photographed Norther Lights first time - like me too. We we full of adrenaline, experiencing strong emotions together. Shared hobby - photographing - highlighted that experience.

And what did we capture?

With zero understanding, knowledge or experience about photographing Aurora Borealis we got photos like this.

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This is a photo I just threw to my Insta account. But the experience of sharing those moments with my kids... Those are in my heart.

more photos about environment, characters and symbolism in my Instaboard.

 

Alan Aspie

Insta: jallepergeri
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Finland and my autistic mind.
Learn your environment.


Pay attention to light, nature, urban stuff, rural stuff, people, animals, seasons, colours, changes, symbolic and emotional stuff.

When you know your environment, you know when and where to go and what to take with you.

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Alan Aspie

Insta: jallepergeri
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Finland and my autistic mind.
Think it all the way before shooting.

I saw a half dead orchid on some place. Only one of the flowers was ok. The only lights in that room were one old fashion light bulb + window. It was cloudy outside.

I screwed a monopod to my camera. (Sirui P-326 carbon fiber model which I highly recommend.) I took 100mm 2.8 IS macro lens. I put the flower so that coudy sky lighted it from the back and 2700K bulb gave some yellow light from above.

I exposured it so that I protected highlights in the sky + some more. That was because I wanted to have some extra room to rise contrast - a lot. I wanted to make it a bit high keyish but couldn't get it all the way to high key.

And here's what I got. One of the three pics I saved.


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The point of my text is that I had to think light, shooting and editing before shooting. That was the only way I could do it in those conditions.
 
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