Every spring, fields on the west side of Morton Arboretum burst forth with thousands of daffodils, and other spring flowers. It is a photographer’s dream come true, especially if the weather cooperates. This year, I was anxious to use the impressionist techniques to see what splashes of yellow amongst the trees would look like. I went at sunset and the orange glow added to the ambience. Then I pulled out my iPhone 5s I with a new app, SlowShutter, to see what would happen. Pretty impressive!
I have a gallery on Twenty20 where you can get canvas prints, framed prints, prisms, and more from the Instagram photos I create. So I ordered a print to see what the quality was like. I’m impressed! I’m looking forward to matting and framing it!
Using in-camera techniques, I’ve been experimenting with Photo Impressionism. I visited the Art Institute and immersed myself in the paintings of Monet and Renoir, among others. Reducing what I see to the basic shapes, light and color gives the impression , the basics, of what I see.
My current project is looking at trees; the light, the color and the shape of trees, using the in-camera technique of panning with a slow shutter speed. There are more techniques to try and to master, such as multiple exposures, special lenses like the LensBaby, double exposures and focusing through something else. I’m looking forward to what Spring will offer in the color palette as well.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this new art form!