Blog Post A digital pen by artist John Scott

Posted on September 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM by John Scott

Enjoy the creative process in your artistic expression.

You do not have to be the best artist, just be passionate to propel the human experience while pushing boundaries of your limitations. Don not judge yourself soley on the opinion of others. God has given each individual a set of talents and abilities that differ frome another. Use what you have and enjoy the moment and process in developing your talent.

Talent used in photography has a scientific factor, but science does not have to hamper your creative process. Take what you know and build on it. Take this photo shot in Mauii Hawaii beach for example. Wind was blowing, it was dusk and the need to capture the colors in the sky were an important to me. Knowing a few basic rules such as ISO 400 and using a tripod assists in getting the longer exposures needed. Second was faming the palm tree to showcase the wind, but still maintaining enough sky to capture the moment at dusk.

Lens settings speed are important factors to capture light. Using older prime lenses afforded me the ability to shoot the shot close to F2.8. Setting the Speed on camera fast enough to capture the wind in the palm tree and not blur the shot from its force on the fronds. Setting the speed to 1/250 second gave me the desired speed needed to stop the action of the wind on the fronds.

Don't forget to set the White Balance. At Dusk the 5600 K setting does not work as well in dusk situations. I found playing with white balance closer to 4800K had the desired colors needed to capture the colors of the Mauii sky. Setting the speed to 1/250 F2.8 at ISO 400 with a white balance of 4800 left me with an image that fit my needs. If the wind was not blowing, I may have choose to shoot at F16 at 1/5 of a second on the tripod at ISO 160. Depends on the mood you wish to convey and that artistic expression that flows through the lens. Happy shooting.

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Be Creative 10:41 PM on September 6, 2014

This is fairly vaugue. Should discuss the actual moment not so much on the science of the shot.

Start Shooting 10:47 PM on September 6, 2014

Interesting views from this guy, any blog with the categories 'dinosaurs, spaceships, raw foods, universe, aliens, underground cities, robots, and future calamities has true potential.

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