Back to the Planting Fields (when it's not 20 degrees) | Long Island Photography

I think I have completely fallen in love with freelensing and prisiming! I'll admit, I'm still getting a handle on both of these techniques, but the more I play around with them the more in love I am falling. They seem to have awoken something in me that I have been not feeling for quite a while with my photography. They give me the same sort of experimental, and somewhat of unpredictable nature of alternative process photography, but I love how easily I can incorporate them into any photo session. If you know me, you also know I'm a big proponent of getting it done "in camera", so that is something else that I love about these techniques. I'm really enjoying playing around with them, they have brought the fun back to photography for me! I even took apart an old Minolta lens to use for freelensing (which was fun in itself). I promise, once I shoot a little bit more I'll write up my own tutorial-type post. Lately, I have been favoring more slightly overexposed images, but for whatever reason I was really digging slightly underexposing while shooting. I loved how it added this drama to the photos, and gave them maybe a slightly different feel than "a Spring day at the park". I also love the juxtaposition of the pictures of flowers fixed with these harsh dark shadows. Personally, I feel like it really added something to some of the photos, which maybe would have just been pretty pictures of flowers and trees otherwise.

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Get ready for some serious Spring in this post!

Ok, I'm really sorry to do this to you guys. I hope it doesn't bring back horrible flashbacks for some but I can't help posting this comparison.

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