This is one of the more unusual videos I’ve made so far, but I might just be happier with it than any other I’ve done. My goal was pretty simple: to take a realistic “landscape” photo on my kitchen table.
I almost never do studio photography, or even much photography indoors at all. So this was definitely outside of my wheelhouse, even though it still has the landscape element to it:
Let me know what you think, and if you’d like to see more challenge type videos like this one! On the face of things, it’s not as educational as our other videos so far, but I do think there are some important takeaways here. Any time you’re trying a new genre of photography, attention to detail will take you a long way, as will a willingness to scrap any ideas that aren’t quite working right (regardless of the time you’ve invested in them). Also, don’t cheap out on your picture frames :)
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I’ve created the account to write – Thumbs up! :-) Seriously, your work is so inspirative. I’m reading and watching all articles
Thumbs up for sure
Wondering what your total time to completion was?
👍👍….Excellent work Spencer
Absolutely enjoyed this and yes, thumbs up too. My favorite part was the idea of poking holes in black posterboard for the night sky. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Well done Spencer. I actually liked the reflection in the unedited version. It seemed to be a shine off of some ice. The final version does deserve a thumbs up, but so does the unedited version. Very creative and enjoyable to view.
Great work. I like your tutorials very much. Very instructive; using a real camera ;)
Thumps up. Super cool.
Wow, love how you took the time to build your set and show us how you modified it along the way to make it look more real – I think you did succeed! The thought process of doing a night photo was great.
Thank you, Linda! Yeah, I realized near the beginning that no matter what I did, there would always be something that “didn’t quite look right”… capturing a dark, nighttime photo doesn’t completely eliminate that problem, but I do think it makes it easier to get the illusion of reality.