Bunnies and conkers

Conkers and Bunnies

The downside to rain is that I won’t take my camera out. I keep intending to get myself something more portable and less likely to break my heart if it gets hurt but I haven’t got round to that yet. So for me rainy and not so weather friendly days are time to stay inside and get a little creative.

Earlier on this week inspired by the sight of kids throwing sticks into the trees to get conkers I wandered around the park picking up bits and pieces to photograph indoors. I really enjoy the challenge of trying to get the perfect shot on the fly with live action but there is something really fun and exciting about constructing an image in a controlled environment. This is where I really get a chance to get to know my camera and all that it can do. Often when I am out in low light places where I am catching everything live and usually without a flash. I will for the most part just go with the best medium I can capture at the time and know that post shoot processing will require a bit more time. In a controlled setting though it’s about getting it all in the shot and keeping any tweaking to a minimum.

Here I made a put together a little mini studio with some books and card and using the natural light coming through my window then reflected using a mirror to focus on parts of the image played with apature to explore depth of field. I love autumn colours the rich are a real joy to capture and my little pompom bunnies just hanging around in my room finally found something to do. I expect I will be using them again, later on coming across some stop frame software I decided to make a short (very short) animation with them.

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About Oskar Marchock

Oskar Marchock is a Photographer and IT Professional He photographs events, weddings as well as wandering round the world and capturing moments never to be repeated. He believes it is important to treat each engagement with sensitivity and especially when photographing people to give them space and time to be comfortable with the camera around them so that taking photographs is not intrusive. It is important to him to allow there to be a relationship between the photographer and subject and it is the exploration of this relationship and the creating of images that ‘speak’ to the viewer that feeds his passion for this discipline. In the world of IT he has spent the last 12 years working in the background building systems and networks to for large corporations. Now striking out on his own he seeks to take his knowledge and skills to smaller companies and charities to help them to leverage the power of mobile solutions available so that they can focus on what they do best and not get bogged down in technology. If you are interested in contacting Oskar for either of the services he offers you can email him at: oskar@digitaloskar.co.uk View all posts by Oskar Marchock

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