Ingleman
Ingleman

Ebony & Ivory



I liked the tones and stark contrast of this shot. Thought I'd test the water with this one, my first upload to Viewbug.

I liked the tones and stark contrast of this shot. Thought I'd test the water with this one, my first upload to Viewbug.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in my conservatory at home. It faces due East and has bright diffuse light all day long. Except when the sun is directly overhead then it is far too bright.
Time
I honestly don't remember what time of day this was taken. I had a loss when my external hard drive failed so I don't have a digital copy of the original image. It would have been mid morning, I think.
Lighting
As previously stated, the conservatory has good light all day long and I rarely use flash. I prefer natural light and often use reflectors to bounce back detail into shadows.
Equipment
I can't remember the equipment but it would have been a Nikon camera (D70 / D200) . My favourite lens at this time was the Nikon 18-70mm. Manfrotto tripod to stabilise the camera and assist in precise framing.
Inspiration
I enjoy all aspects of photography but love looking for the abstract in every day life. This was the keyboard both my children used to play on and I just liked the simple lines and monotone nature of the subject.
Editing
Mostly 'cleaning' up in photoshop, using clone stamp tool to remove some spots of dust which seemed to stick to the keyboard (static) no matter how hard I tried to clean it before taking the shot! Also some tweaks in contrast and (strangely) desaturate to get true B&W tones.
In my camera bag
Nikon cameras, (D200 / D810) Still have D90 and D70 but rarely use them now. Main lens is the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5 and the beautiful 70-200mm f4 G ED. Still have a couple of old Nikon lenses but I am full frame now so my motto is 'Keep it simple'....
Feedback
I rarely offer advice to others as it presumes I know more than them which is doubtful! Composition is key to this type of shot and the tripod helps when experimenting with angles and composition. Control of light is important. Glare off bright lights wouldn't work with this subject.

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