Last night I found myself wanting to shoot some long exposures. I took all my gear and went for a quick drive around the town, looking for places to shoot photos in.
The lens I used in these photos was a Sigma Art 12-24mm 4.0. It is a bit front heavy lens, so I will likely need to find some solution to the ball-head slipping. It prevents me from shooting vertical.
It was a bit cloudy so I couldn’t get photos of the stars, but I guess I’m going to have to wait for a night like that. I just checked the weather forecast and it’ll be cloudy for the next 10 days at least.
I hope you liked these photos. If you did, you might also want to check out my Lensy-gallery!
I think it was a nice trip to the harbour today. After much of worrying that I wouldn’t get any photos done today because of it getting dark earlier, I still managed to get some good photos in the harbour in the afternoon, with my vintage Super Carenar MC f=35 1:2.8 lens.
As I’m still continuing my personal #DailyandFresh photo project, I’ve been too busy to attend to my business side. (Weird, huh?) Regardless, I think it would be a high time to contribute on this blog, and add some photographic content.
This, I believe was the whole idea of the web page in the first place. To give a base for my professional portfolio, and an outlet for my visual creativity.
These two photos were taken today. Photography is an art form, and thus I’ve taken some artistic liberties in the editing.
The mallard (below) I photographed Yesterday morning:
I guess that’s all for today, I hope you liked the photos!
I am contemplating selling larger digital (nft) copies of them on my Lensy gallery. If that’s your thing, be sure to check my current photos for sale.
After creating the first post here, I got a bit stuck inspiration-wise, and my life was also a hassle, so I didn’t have much time to spare for the site.
Anyhow, I added some new pages to the site. More accurately, I created separate portfolio and gallery sections, and an about page. (I still have to edit the about page a bit I think.)
I also did away with the Envira gallery plugin, as it was proprietary, and I am a zealous FOSS advocate, so it really had to go. Instead, I now use the Simplest gallery plugin that as far as I know, is GPL.
The images you see on this post were all added into their respectable gallery pages; Nature, Pets, People, Food, Products and Landscapes.
It took me quite a while to figure out how to make the galleries to work. Now that they finally do, I realized some of the earlier photos I uploaded had been resized to 1500px max, and that doesn’t do. So I might have to re-upload all earlier photos in a larger format.
You might be wondering what software I use for my retouching. Unlike conventional wisdom would say, it is not Lightroom, nor is it Photoshop. Like I said earlier in this post, I prefer working with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), so I chose a software called Darktable.
I think Darktable is easily one of the best darkroom/lighttable software there is. Even Lightroom should be scared, because Darktable is, and always will be free. And Open Source, meaning that if you are a coder, you can study and research the source code, learn how it ticks, tweak and modify it, and contribute to the “final product” that constantly keeps on getting better.
Here, on my blog I plan to post my photos, and discuss photography, equipment, cheap and accessible (free) photography related software, and much more. Every now and then I may post a video on editing photos, some basics of photography.
Selling prints is not out of the question either.
Tell me what you think of the site, and if there is something you’d like to see here. Is there something I need to fix? I guess one can become blind to their own shortcomings, so there may still be some rough edges. I would be glad if you could point them out.
With these, I bid thee farewell. Until we see each other again!
P.s. I seemed to have problems with the Steempress plugin. It didn’t want to post this to Steem.
My name is Jaro, and I am a photographer. This is my portfolio, both on ambifokus.cc, as well as @ambifokus on Steem. This site, and the Steem account are now going to be the permanent home for my photography. For everything else, see @gamer00 on Steem.
A little bit about me.
My knack is in nature photography, although I do shoot many things.
My least successful photos have always been portraits. But animals on the other hand make handsome subjects.
I love the seasons. Winter is my favourite.
Food can make an impression too.
Sometimes I just shoot things.
Did I mention that I like trees?
Sometimes I discover myself making portraits.
But in the end I tend to find myself back in the nature. There’s always something magical about birds.
That concludes my short representation. I hope I can see you here again.