In my last post, ‘Time to Play’ Terry commented that I should ‘post more nuggets’ from the workshop that she, Lou and I attended, so here it goes. Eddie Soloway spoke of creating images with limited focus and even out of focus. By doing this we achieve images with a more general feeling. For instance, a ‘feeling of forest’ rather than a specific forest. Below are 2 images I created while playing around with moving the lens during the exposure. Some photographers doing this type of work include Eddie Soloway, Tony Sweet, William Neill and Bruce Haley, just to name a few. (They all have websites easily found by googling.) The first image, ‘Forest Memories’ was created by zooming out during the exposure. And the second image, ‘Forest Dreams’ was created by panning vertically during the exposure. Another technique is to make multiple exposures with slight camera movement then put them together. And still another technique is to take one image in focus and one out of focus and then combine them, creating a halo affect. To me these images and others like them are impressions. I looked up the definition and it seems fitting: Impression – An indistinct notion or recollection.
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