Join fine art photographer Keith Dotson shooting macros and exploring the smaller side of landscape photography
In this video we make black and white photographs of thistles and philosophize about the nature of a decaying log.
I love this gray, soft light, but it presents its challenges when the breeze kicks up, as it did frequently on this outing. I was faced with decisions about aperture, which effects how much blur we get in the background, but also shutter speed. If the aperture is closed down too much, the breeze causes motion blur in waving plants. I also found myself struggling to use the timer, because the breeze-blown plants were frequently out of position by the time the shutter fired. As a result, I used the tripod, but carefully actuated the shutter manually when the plants were in proper position.
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