My classes at the College of Southern Nevada have been working on diptychs this week. Thought I would share 2 videos about putting together a diptych. Get out and make one or 10.
Images used in the first video were photographed by my student Jacob Lucero.
Double Exposure/Multi Exposure:
Darker scenes blend better many times. Lighter scenes you may blow out areas of information. This can work also, depending on what you want to say with your images. What do you want to say? Try shooting the darker scene and then the second exposure a lighter scene. Of course experiment. Light, light: Dark, dark: Light, dark: Keep a journal entry of what works so you can recreate your successes.
Here are some double exposure apps for your smart phone.
Some of your DSLR’s and micro 4/3rds cameras have double exposure/multi exposure capabilities. Explore your manual for the information on what your camera is capable of doing.
I have been exploring double exposures using the Fuji Instax Mini90. An Instant film camera and then scanning the prints to share online and to print larger. I have to say there is something nice about those little prints. I have also been adding the date on the back of the prints, I thought I would miss that piece of metadata later in the year.
You can create a double exposure effect using your editing skills after the shoot. You can do this in Photoshop and many apps for your smart phone.
Explore and have fun!!!
Well the many days I spent on the road photographing, interviewing people and seeing friends, I had a bit of drive and air time. Over 63 days I drove 7746 miles, took 7 flight, and walked many miles. During much of this time I listened to podcasts.
Over the summer I watched 30 days of Genius with Chase Jarvis (I watched all 30 episodes twice). This led me to Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin and James Altucher. My pal Micah Kraus introduced me to Here’s the Thing, and a Facebook post by Darius Himes led me to the Halftone. Why does this matter? I was curious, I kept exploring and found people who propelled my thinking forward.
I am looking for some women podcasters to listen to. Any suggestions?
Before the end of the year I plan to get back out on the road and make it to my goal of 72 days of exploring.
When I was in Ohio I had a chance to see Andy Sabol's New photographic work at the Peninsula Art Academy.
More of the art I experienced in NYC.
Art Installation on Governors Island. I also rode a bicycle and survived. I did not forget this skill from my youth. Had a blast. Darn I needed a snap of me riding around. Oh well, next time.
At The New Museum: Exhibit, The Keeper -Fascinating show about collections and collecting.
The Met Breuer: Diane Arbus exhibition, I loved the images and the installation of the work. I made it to this show three times, each visit was packed with people. The Show is up through November 27, 2016
Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, at the Whitney was amazing. So many images to explore. And I now know he lives in New Mexico I wonder if I can bump into him somewhere?
This book has been part of my collection since it first came out. http://amzn.to/2ekwjas
Went to a few shows! Nothing like a Broadway play!
Still posting from back in NYC the first of 2 weeks spent in the city.
I had the chance to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, for the first time on this trip. I can't believe I have not done this in all of the time I've spent in NYC, just crazy, people were everywhere, I snapped this image on the walk.
My destination was Photoville, a photo exhibit in shipping containers under the Brooklyn Bridge. I was fascinated by how the exhibits were installed, simple to complex, I loved the stacking of the containers. It was 90 degrees and tons of humidity the day I visited, this did not slow the energy and excitement that was everywhere.
I know this in out of focus. The front when you walked into the container was the image on the back was the artists name and statement about the work.
This will be on my agenda in the future. The Photoville event also had talks and workshops. Mark your calendar for next year.
After seeing the work I walked back across the bridge making more images. A perfect day!
I have been seeing Art, Photography, Plays, Music and artist talks along this trip. I wanted to put the images from these experiences in one gallery and share them with you here.
First I was in Nashville and my pal, Fran took me to the Bluebird Cafe, you know the one on the TV show Nashville - WOW what a way to start the trip. The experience was one I will never forget. The music was music I knew and loved.
Next up I saw Shane Wynn give a talk about the photographic career. I had an opportunity to interview her a few days later, a post on that will be coming up.
Did I mention I was invited to do a Pop Up show Artwalls at 43 Furnace street in Akron Ohio?
While in Akron I also led a Photowalk Seminar. We had a blast exploring the streets of Akron. We explored layering of space in an image, lines, shapes color and how this adds to the content of an image.
Images Below were made By Andrea Borowiec, Barbara Shapiro, and Matt Bryant.
Join the Shoot More Facebook page to see everyone's images. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShootMore/
This is just a start look for more images to come from the explorations. Keep Shooting!!!!
What a great adventure so far, I am back in NYC with my mom this week, looking at art, seeing plays and making images. I have already spent one week in the city, then I was back to Ohio and then two days in Chicago where I did one of the interviews, with Jake Hukee, for my sabbatical project. The videos will get edited and posted later. Jake was the 5th interview. Follow Jake on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/trackingjake/
I thought I would have more time for editing and posting on this adventure, but the last 29 days I have been going non-stop from the minute I get up until I go to sleep. To know where I am and what I'm looking at follow me on Facebook, I have been posting little snippets there daily of the adventure, https://www.facebook.com/heather.protz.
Here is the first edit of some of the people images from NYC.
I am off to start the day with new adventures, talk to you soon.
I am ending day 15 of the 72 Day Exploration. Last week was spent exploring Akron, Ohio. What a week! I made, some great images and videos, hung a show in a pop up space, viewed my work hung in another exhibition, had the keys to two galleries. I led a photowalk/seminar, slept in a room covered in plywood, enjoyed some tasty meals. But there was no internet where I was staying. No internet does not seem like that big of a deal until you don't have it, yes every coffee shop has internet but maybe not that great of speed. But I am back up and running. look for a few more posts this week. Check out the Pop-Up show in Akron at 43 Furnace Street, 2nd floor during the first Saturday Art Walk.
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