Photo Project 365

This is a photo blog focused on but not limited to study of composition and tonal relations in photographs.

It is a continuation my Project 365 from 2010 a moderately successful attempt to make and publish one photography each day for one year.

The Project lost it's steam somewhere half along the way and this place became a depository of my more satisfying photos.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

D 116 - In the Fountain

I liked the reflection of staircase, people and lights in the orb but wasn't sure how to show it. Besides it was a bit dark and my point-and-shoot limited my possibilities.



What I learned

Always take a walk around the subject and check the frame edges before shooting.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

D 115 - Growing

One of my favorite objects (and subjects) for photography: free standing tenement house.


S630 with a +2/3 EV bias.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

D 114 - Rain filter

Some more exploration of natural filters. Entrance to cemetery shot through wet windshield.



Monday, April 12, 2010

D 113 - Flowers interwined

A pair of spring flowers.


E-510 with Helios 44-4.

What I learned

I gave into the temptation to edit the photo. I took it in JPG but I didn't like a distracting fragment of another flower at the edge. While I was at it, I also improved the tonal curve and noise/sharpness settings.

It feels that after 2 weeks of posting only Straight out of Camera photos I learned to look at my photos critically first and only then when it's necessary edit them in Lightroom. Before I knew I would edit every photo anyway so I didn't really care how the photo looks like before I "develop" it digitally. I only cared to capture as much tonal information on the sensor as possible without clipping.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

D 112 - Spider curtains


E-510 with Helios 44-4.

What I learned

Apparently back-lit photos must be taken with some positive exposure bias. Without it this one came out to be about one EV stop too dark.

D 111 - Warm light

A lamp lit in the night.

E-510 with ZD1442.

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