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 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 on 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 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
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
– Circular Polarizer
Black and white processing
FURTHER STUDY RESOURCES – FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE, LONG EXPOSURE
You can find more tutorials on fine art black and white photography, (en)Visionography, long exposure photography and architectural photography in my extensive collection of photography tutorials. To receive my future tutorials directly via email you can subscribe to my website.
More about how to create fine art photography, from vision till processing and the final image you can read in my book From Basics to Fine Art – Black and White Photography, with co-author Joel Tjintjelaar, and in my video tutorial Long Exposure, Architecture, Fine Art Photography – Creating (en)Visionography a hands-on tutorial accompanied by an eBook presenting my processing workflow, or attend one of my workshops.
Julia Anna Gospodarou – (en)Visionographer
Julia Anna Gospodarou is an internationally acclaimed photographer, author and educator, teaching workshops and lecturing around the world. Founder of (en)Visionography™ and Photography Drawing™, co-author of the best-selling book From Basics to Fine Art, with high distinctions in the most important photography competitions worldwide, published internationally in numerous books and magazines, Julia is passionate about art and striving to spread it into the world.