BLACK AND WHITE FINE ART VIDEO TUTORIAL – FLUID TIME V – TRUMP TOWER AND IBM BUILDING CHICAGO
The black and white fine art video tutorial – Fluid Time V is a “making of” tutorial about how I created the image Fluid Time V – Aligning Paths
In this tutorial I present my vision for this image and for the series whose part it is, I analyze the composition of the image and I make a general presentation of the way I processed it with my method Photography Drawing (PhtD). More than just processing, this is a presentation of what happens from when the first idea is born till the finished image is ready to be delivered.
Here is also a link to the same video on VIMEO.
How to create an award-winning series of photographs
This is an insight into how I conceive, compose and process my black and white fine art images to create award-winning series. An overview of how to create (en)Visionography and how to process with Photography Drawing (PhtD) to create images that match your inner world as artists.
More details about how I create my photographs you can find in the book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography with co-author Joel Tjintjelaar and my recently released video tutorial and processing eBook Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography – Creating (en)Visionography
You can read more about the image Fluid Time V in my previous blog post about it. Also, you can have a look here at the series Fluid Time, an award-winning series (it was awarded in IPA, PX3 and Black and White Spider Awards this year) created using the tilt-shift lens Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and where the leitmotif of the series is the blur effect this lens can create when tilted., which is, as you might have noticed, a characteristic style of my work over the last one and a half years. I’m explaining in the video why I use the blur effect as a tool to transpose in the image my vision for the series and what the idea behind the creation of this series is.
Here is also my essential guide to the tilt-shift lens that can help you understand how to work with this outstanding lens.
Long Exposure base image combined with short exposure.
LE image: T/S LE = Tilt-Shift Long Exposure
– Camera settings:
241.0 sec. @ f/4, ISO 100
SE image: T/S SE = Tilt-Shift Short Exposures
– Camera settings:
1/320 sec. @ f/3.5, ISO 100
If you want to learn more about long exposure photography you can read my Long Exposure Photography Extensive Tutorial that is a complete guide to this fascinating technique.
CAMERA: Canon 5D MKIII
LENS: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
– tilt-shift lens settings:
8.5 degrees – maximum tilt, 12mm – maximum shift (rise)
– 10+6 stops Formatt Hitech ProStop IRND Filters (don’t forget that you can use my code JULIA10 to get 10% discount off any filter or other Formatt-Hitech product from www.formatt-hitech.com)
– Circular Polarizer
Black and white processing
– LR5, PS CC , Topaz B&W Effects (Topaz Labs B&W Effects 2 Full Review) +Topaz DeNoise + Topaz Detail + DxO View Point
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FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY, LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY
You can find more resources about fine art black and white photography, (en)Visionography, long exposure photography and architecture photography in my extensive collection of photography tutorials. To receive my future tutorials directly via email you can subscribe to my website.
Learn more about how to create fine art photography, from vision to processing and the final image in my video course From Vision to Final Image – Mastering Black and White Photography Processing, in my video tutorial Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography – Creating (en)Visionography, in my book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, or by attending one of my workshops.
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Excellent presentation, Julia. I’m very eager to watch your next tutorial with your in-depth workflow.
I’m curious to know why you’ve used Smart Objects as part of your workflow. Perhaps you can explain that in your video. All the best for the New Year!
Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you liked the tutorial and I’ll cover even more in my next one. I’m using smart objects because they help me preserve the modifications I make to a certain layer when using a plugin and this way I can come back to them and tweak them if I need to, without needing to start over. I’ll try to explain this more clearly on video. Have a wonderful 2015 and all the best!
Thanks, Julia, can’t wait!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and concepts involved in creating these beautiful and inspirational images. I look forward to your next presentation. Is there any other reason apart from aesthetics for the 1 x 1 aspect ratio of your work?
Hi Daminan! Thanks for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial. The main reason I use the 1:1 format in my work is because it is a very balanced format that can emphasize the subject better and it helps me focus more on it and realize a harmonious composition. It conveys a sense of classical beauty and this helps my ideas to get to the viewer in a more direct way.