The Room

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Day

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Night

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Completed: 05-19-2014

Image Details: Developing this day and night time view of the study sparked my appreciation for the creation of 3D environments. It truly takes a lot of work and deliberate attention to detail in lighting, shadows, materials, and textures.

Tools used:

  • Blender
  • Textures/Material Images: Art Explosion: 500,000 Premium Quality Graphics
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3D

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 05-20-2014

Photograph Details:

This is an image generated from a object created using Unity. Being able to render a three-dimensional object is a powerful resource to have. Virtual reality is exploding on to the scene. As technology advances, will we always be able to tell a real photograph from a 3D rendering?

Silhouette

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 09-20-2014

Photograph Details:

Back-lit objects are very interesting to photograph. One day I found myself on a baseball field looking up. Note, I was not actively engaged in playing baseball nor would I ever put my camera in harm’s way. I found the light fixture to be daunting. In person, the stadium lights were massive, but  the sky managed to dwarf it. It is interesting that this producer of artificial light could never produce the illumination like that of the sun. It is therefore, just a shadow of the real thing.

Light

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 10-31-2014

Photograph Details:

While these photos still need a little work, they represent the cool thing about shooting in the dark. Outside of the camera, the tools for this project included a tripod and a portable work light. I attached the light to a structure, I held the guitar near the light, and took the picture using the timer. This allowed me to dedicate most of my time to making sure the guitar was in the right position. The ISO setting was at 100 because the camera and the light were fairly close to each other so the camera had plenty of light to capture the image. There were almost ten photos captured, these two represent a small subset.

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Dreidel

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 09-27-2014

Photograph Details:

I have a small blue dreidel that I enjoy spinning to see how long it can go. It also serves as a good resource for testing the limits of the camera’s shutter speed. In this close up image using an 18-55 mm lens, the shutter speed was set to 1/320th of a second. In another image not posted here, I was able to capture the Hebrew letters clearly when the shutter speed was adjusted to 1/4000. Now that is fast.If I knew how fast the driedel was spinning, I could pinpoint what to set the shutter speed to without having to guess and click for several minutes.

Leaving Town Tall

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Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 10-31-2014

Photograph Details:
Leaving Town Hall is another attempt to capture the rather odd and creepy feeling produced from staging a Christmas village scene. One can drum up a series of stories as to what transpired before this official left The Town Hall. Dark and suspenseful music should accompany this. Using a regular 18-55mm lens, this was quite a nonchalant closeup. That large shadow being cast just made my photographic day.

 

christmas1

Author: thephotoimpact
Date Taken: 10-31-2014

Photograph Details:
Here is another take on the photo featured in the Odd blog. Instead of focusing on the stunned villagers on the swing, the camera’s focus is now on the people behind them.The small child is scared and the guardian’s face is obscured by the shadow. A sinister Christmas scene. If I had a macro lens, I could have gotten closer.