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.
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.